The High Line Blog

  • What is a Family Program on the High Line?

    "I wish I could do that": the words I want to hear as an adult walks by a family program on the High Line. Family programs on the park aren't about making arts and crafts, but instead are as deeply engaging as programs designed for adults—so much so that adult passersby should be jealous. ... read more
  • Top 5 Reasons to Bring Your Family to Haunted High Line

    Illustration by Carla Torres Come in costume to explore the Haunted High Line on Saturday, October 29, where ghost trains loom, hero cowboys rule, and child activists help to change their city. Meet ghosts from the West Side's industrial past, create frightful art in the Deadl... read more
  • Families on the High Line: Learning Through Movement

    How do you use the High Line as a family? Is it a place to relax and reconnect? An opportunity to look closely at plants and animals in the heart of the city? A source of creativity? The High Line inspires teachers, storytellers, and artists every day, and each month we are inviting them t... read more
  • Make It Sweet!

    Top 5 Reasons to Come to Make it Sweet!

    During Make It Sweet! on Saturday, July 23, you can 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 Chil... read more
  • Families on the High Line: Learning from Nature

    How do you use the High Line as a family? Is it a place to relax and reconnect? An opportunity to look closely at plants and animals in the heart of the city? A source of creativity? The High Line inspires teachers, storytellers, and artists every day, and each month we are inviting them to s... read more
  • Learning on the Line: First Grade Park Study

    In the fall, our first grade Social Studies curriculum looks at parks and why they're important to the community. We go on field trips to different parks around NYC, and this year we were fortunate enough to have a partnership with Friends of the High Line. Our Social Studies Park Unit was... read more
  • Interactive Performances

    Families on the Line: Interactive Performances

    How do you use the High Line as a family? Is it a place to relax and reconnect? An opportunity to look closely at plants and animals in the heart of the city? A source of creativity? Children create art projects during a family program. Photo credit: Liz Ligon. The High Line inspires ... read more
  • Learning on the High Line

    Learning on the Line: How Field Trips Enrich Classroom Teaching

    Since 2009, Friends of the High Line has welcomed more than 21,000 students on field trips. Students come from all over the New York City area; some visit the park weekly, and others don't even know there is a park above their heads when they first arrive. Field trips are key components of a well... read more
  • Celebrating High Line Kids Programming

    Every July and August, Kids programs take over the High Line, offering families a chance to build, create and experiment in the park, thanks to the generous support of our funders. This summer, more than 2,500 children and adults attended Wild Wednesday, Arty Hours,and Lawn Time for Little One... read more
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    High Line Honey Day 2015

    In celebration of honey and summer, Friends of the High Line and Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm invite you to our very own High Line Honey Day on Wednesday, July 29, to explore the world of honeybees and learn about the contributions they make to our planet's food production. With bee-themed educat... read more