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Park update: The High Line is currently open from Gansevoort St. to 30th St.. The section between 30th St. & 11th Ave. and 34th St. & 12th Ave. is currently closed due to icy conditions. Please check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

Photo(s) of the Week: "School's Out!" Summer Family Fun

Now that summer is well underway, the kids are out of school and ready to play! On the High Line, there's no shortage of fun activities for families during the summer season.

High Line Kids programs have just begun, which include free weekly drop-in activities that encourage children of all ages to explore, learn, and create. Aside from structured programs, the High Line always offers great spaces for kids to play and explore, and tasty family-friendly meal and snack options – there's plenty to do while spending a summer day at the park!

See below for our official summer family guide.

(Left to right) A family building with the Children's Workyard Kit, creativity in action at Arty Hours, and kids learning about pollinators at Wild Wednesday on High Line Honey Day

High Line Kids Programs
Arty Hours
WEEKLY: Every Saturday, July through August (Except August 29), 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For creative kids, stop by Arty Hours where kids construct their own masterpieces inspired by High Line Art's site-specific art installations. Ages 4+ with caregiver

23rd Street Lawn, on the High Line at West 23rd Street

Lawn Time for Little Ones
WEEKLY: Every Thursday, July through August, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Thursday mornings on the High Line mean Lawn Time, where families can enjoy music and stories from some of New York City's community organizations. Ages 0–5 with caregiver
Enter at 23rd Street Lawn, on the High Line at West 23rd Street

Wild Wednesday
WEEKLY: Every Wednesday, July through August, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
On Wednesdays we get wild – by exploring the natural world and wildlife on the High Line! Ages 4+ with caregiver
14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street

The collectivity project for kids
WEEKLY: Every Tuesday and Thursday, June through September, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
We bring the LEGO bricks, you bring your imagination. As part of Olafur Eliason's The collectivity project, a High Line Educator will lead families on a building adventure meant to reimagine the cityscape as we know it. Ages 4+ with caregiver
On the High Line at West 30th Street

High Line Honey Day
Wednesday, July 29, 1:00 – 7:00 PM
We're teaming up with Brooklyn Grange to bring beekeepers from all five boroughs to the High Line for an artisanal honey market and activities for kids. You can also enjoy honey-themed treats for our food vendors.
On the High Line at West 14th Street

Children's Workyard Kit
Every High Line Kids program for ages 4+ also includes the Children's Workyard Kit – a crate of nuts, bolts, wheels, and pulleys that kids can use to build life-size structures.

(From left to right) Explore horticulture with your little one, dip your toes in the Water Feature on the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck, or explore the Pershing Square Beams

Family-friendly Park Features
23rd Street Lawn
Our very own Great Lawn! This popular spot for picnics and summer programs stretches the entire block from 22nd Street to 23rd Street.

Pershing Square Beams
Located on 30th Street near 11th Avenue, this series of steel beams and sunken areas are coated in a silicone surface, making it safe for children to run around and explore within.

The Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck and Water Feature
A big hit among families, this area between West 14th and West 15th Streets is filled with lounge chairs and a shallow stream of water that offers visitors a place to dip their toes during the hot summer months.

Horticulture scavenger hunt
Use our current bloom list to spark your own botanical scavenger hunt. Download and print a bloom list before your visit and use it to track down the season's prettiest flowers throughout the park.

(Left to right) Ice cream sandwich from Melt Bakery, Mexico-inspired fresh fruit pops from La Newyorkina, and shaved ice from People's Pops.

High Line Food
Snacks provided by our High Line Food vendors are perfect for little ones: bite-sized and easy to hold! Check out the Chelsea Market Passage, the semi-enclosed space between West 15th and West 16th Streets, for food carts and an open-air café that are great during the summer months. We recommend fresh fruit ice pops (see People's Pops and La Newyorkina), Melt Bakery ice cream sandwiches, and L'Arte del Gelato artisanal gelato to stay cool in the warm weather! Empanadas from La Sonrisa and tacos from The Taco Truck also offer delicious options for more adventurous eaters.


Photos by Juan Valentin, Rowa Lee, and Liz Ligon

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