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Play, create, learn, explore – there are fun drop-in activities for kids and their caregivers all summer long on the High Line.

Stop by Wild Wednesday to explore the lifecycle of plants. Enjoy sing-alongs and storytelling during Lawn Time for Little Ones. Get creative during Arty Hours with hands-on art projects inspired by the High Line’s landscape.

High Line Kids programs are free, thanks to support from MetLife Foundation.

The High Line is one of many examples of communities working together to re-imagine out-of-use industrial infrastructure to improve the quality of life in our cities.

On Monday, July 15, thought leaders Majora Carter and Enrique Peñalosa will share their creative strategies to build and sustain parks and open space in underserved communities during the next Beyond the High Line, a free public talk series on the High Line.

Stop by to meet the speakers, ask questions, and enjoy an evening of conversation. Get event details


Summer is a great time to visit the High Line.

See new flowers blooming each week. Relax on the chaise lounges along the Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck. Sunbathe on the 23rd Street Lawn. Enjoy a bite to eat from the park’s food vendors as you watch the sun set over the Hudson River.

The High Line is open daily, from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Download a free High Line Guide, the July Bloom List, and the latest High Line Art Map to guide your next visit.


Due to anticipated crowds near the High Line for NYC Pride and the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks display on the Hudson River, the park will close at 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 30 and Thursday, July 4, in cooperation with the New York City Police Department and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Regular park hours will resume on Monday, July 1, and Friday, July 5.

EnlargeCoach gift

Coach has made a $5 million gift to the Campaign for the High Line, a fundraising effort to open the High Line at the Rail Yards and build an endowment to sustain the park’s long-term maintenance and operations.

This generous gift, made by Coach’s philanthropic foundation, marks a major step toward opening the entire elevated railway to visitors and sustaining the park for future generations to enjoy.

Read more about this important gift

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Beat the New York City heat. Grab your friends and head to the High Line for a variety of delicious seasonal fare to please even the pickiest eaters.

Tacos, ice pops, wine, beer, sandwiches, salads, BBQ, and more are available daily to be enjoyed en plein air.

Learn more about the High Line’s food vendors.

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Late spring is a time of transition in the park, as the park’s plants flourish in higher temperatures. Stop by for lunch, a snack, or a frozen treat, and enjoy the coneflowers, ornamental onions, and roses that characterize this time of year.

June also marks the return of your favorite High Line Programs. Discover another side of the park through walking tours, performances, dance parties, and more.

Download a free High Line Guide, the June Bloom List, and the latest High Line Art Map to guide your next visit. Check out the High Line’s food vendors to plan a meal at the park.

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Summer hours take effect on Saturday, June 1, with the park being open from 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

Relax on the 23rd Street Lawn, enjoy a snack from one of our food partners, or just take an evening stroll to celebrate the beginning of the summer season.

Follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for the latest information and operational updates.


Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art has commissioned Carol Bove to present Caterpillar, an installation consisting of seven large-scale sculptures on the High Line at the Rail Yards.

View the commission during art walks taking place on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until May, 2014. Tickets are free. Advance reservations are required.

Reservations are full through Saturday, August 3, 2013. Check back in mid-June when reservations will be available for walks taking place in late summer and the fall.


Paul Grieco and Marco Canora's popular wine bar, Terroir, is once again operating a seasonal location at The Porch, the open-air café on the High Line.

Stop by to take in views of the Hudson River while enjoying savory dishes and cold, refreshing drinks from Terroir’s wine and beer list, which highlights artisanal wineries and breweries from New York State

The café is open daily. Get hours, location, and more details