Haunted High Line Halloween

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Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 4:00am to 6:00am

Haunted High Line Halloween

EnlargeHaunted High Line Halloween

Come in costume for a day of free community festivities in celebration of the fall season.

Bring the kids and join us for face painting, live 1930s-style music, pumpkin decorating, dress-up photos with take-home prints, and a fun and spooky scavenger hunt featuring characters from the High Line’s industrial past.

Follow clues to meet the meatpackers, train engineers, West Side Cowboys, and other historical characters who will be giving out tasty treats. To begin the scavenger hunt, pick up a guide from our information stations on the High Line at West 13th and West 17th Streets.

Stop by the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck between West 14th and West 16th Streets to purchase a decorating pumpkin from Fulton Youth of the Future, a local non-profit community group that helps Chelsea teens gain career skills, or say hello to the High Line Youth Staff, a group of local teens employed by Friends of the High Line, who will be face painting flowers, butterflies, superhero, and other fun designs for kids.

You can also stop by the 10th Avenue Square at West 17th Street to see the High Line Ghost Train, a giant freight train made of recycled materials by puppet master Ralph Lee and students at Public Schools 3, 11, and 33 during the month of October as part of the High Line Teaching Artists Halloween Program.

Capture the moment by tagging images with #hauntedhighline on Instagram, and you can pick up free Polaroid-style prints from the Instaprint station at West 16th Street. If you don’t use Instagram or don’t have a Smart Phone, stop by the dress-up photo station at West 17th Street to take a spooky photo and pick up a print.

On the High Line between West 13th and West 17th Streets

Haunted High Line Halloween is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP is required. Pumpkins for decoration will be available for purchase.

Due to anticipated crowds associated with the Village Halloween Parade, the New York City Police Department is requiring the park close at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 31. The High Line will resume regular park hours (7:00 AM – 10:00 PM) will resume on Thursday, November 1.

Haunted High Line Halloween is a free public program presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with Fulton Youth of the Future. High Line Community Engagement is supported by the Nathan Cummings Foundation and lead corporate sponsor AT&T. The High Line Teaching Artists Halloween Program is sponsored by AT&T. High Line Education is supported, in part, by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.