Make It Rooted!

Date & Time

Last event was Saturday, July 29, 2017


On the High Line at 16th St.

Where do our roots come from? Our communities are made of many cultures rooted in New York. Explore different traditions and ecosystems through dance, art, music, and storytelling. Make It Rooted! is in collaboration with Abya Yala Arte y Cultura, and portions of this program will be in English and Spanish.

This program is geared towards children ages 0-12.

Schedule of events:

10 – 11 AM: Storytime for children ages 0-5 years.

10 AM – 1 PM: Ongoing activities: mobile garden with a Friends of the High Line gardener, worm bin exploration, and an art project led by Abya Yala Arte y Cultura.

11:30 AM: Performance by The Brandon Project.

12:30 PM: Performance by Abya Yala Arte y Cultura.

All children must be accompanied by a caregiver at all times.

This program is held rain or shine.


Since 2002, Abya Yala Arte y Cultura, a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organization, has presented diverse art projects that maintain Andean cultural expressions and promote cultural awareness. Our programs are community grounded, intergenerational and inclusive. Each year, Abya Yala presents and produces a season of events that include: educational and artistic workshops, art exhibitions, community forums, theatrical representations, and culinary and art festivals. Our programs are multidisciplinary and led by professional artists. Special emphasis is always placed on the quality of the artistic expressions and the historical and cultural accuracy of the information presented. An important objective is to increase appreciation and knowledge of traditional Andean art and culture through a deep exploration of authentic millenary traditions, while embracing contemporary artists and their aspirations to grow and re-interpret their cultural knowledge. Our programs involve working collaboratively with other organizations and the community at large, establishing artistic partnerships and convening artists of all genres to nurture shared values and address issues of diversity through the arts.


High Line Families is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.