high line family programs

Make It Sweet!

Date & Time

Last event was Saturday, July 23, 2016


14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street

Enjoy a whole day of family fun on the High Line! Get your hands dirty in our mobile garden, create a large-scale art installation with an artist, hear stories from everyone's favorite librarian, design custom-made structures with the Children's Workyard Kit, and watch an outrageous variety show with the performers of Whoop Dee Doo!

In July, in conjunction with High Line Honey Day, we'll learn about bees, taste sweet plants, and more.

Schedule of events:
10:00 – 11:00 AM:
Storytime with Librarian Amalia Butler especially for ages 0-5 years old

Stories followed by short art activity and bubble machines for little ones.

Books: Today is Monday; Moo, Moo, Brown Cow, Have You Any Milk?
Songs: Here is the Beehive, If All the Rain Drops Were Lemon Drops and Gum Drops

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM:
Mobile garden focusing on sweet plants

Art project: Come make oodles of candy with everyday materials like straws, rain ponchos and shower curtains, and turn them into delicious peppermint sticks and chocolate bars!

Building activity with the Children's Workyard Kit

12:00 – 12:30 PM:
Variety Show by Whoop Dee Doo

Live show by Whoop Dee Doo – games, skits, dancing, prizes, giant bee puppets, a 12-foot sticky honeycomb, and not one but TWO Indian dance groups – styles ranging from Classical to Bollywood. They'll be dancing with giant bees!!

Featured performers:

Aalokam and Bollywood Axion

1:00 – 1:30 PM:
Variety Show by Whoop Dee Doo (repeat)

A family guide of the park will be available online and throughout the day.

All children must be attended by a caregiver at all times. Event is rain or shine.

Major Support for High Line Families comes from Deutsche Bank. This program is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

MetLife Foundation is a Supporting Sponsor of High Line Families.