Join us for specially curated talks catered to the older adults in our community. All talks are followed by an optional 15-minute park walk. If you need to use an elevator, please check our Elevator Status page prior to your visit.
Seated Conversations on the High Line happen at 10:30am on the second Wednesday of the month from April through October (except August).
Advance registration is encouraged. Walk-ups are welcome. The event will be canceled if it rains. The decision will be made by 5pm the day before and announced on @highlinenyc’s Twitter feed. Registrants will receive an email if the event is canceled.
Seated Conversations: Native Plants
“Keep It Wild”
This year, the High Line will celebrate native plants in the park. This conversation, led by High Line Director of Horticulture Richard Hayden, will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the wild-inspired gardens we see today. Our horticulturalists aim to create sustainable, resilient, and pollinator-friendly landscapes—native plants are the cornerstone of these efforts. Taking inspiration from the self-seeded landscape of the once-derelict railway, “keep it wild” became one of the original design tenets when the High Line was transformed into public open space. Native plants fit into the local ecosystem better than traditional ornamentals, as they provide much-needed food sources and habitat for local butterflies, bees, and birds.
Seated Conversations: From Freight to Flowers
Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Join us for a free conversation led by High Line docents and staff, who will offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, art, design, and landscape.
We encourage all persons with disabilities to attend. To request additional information regarding accessibility or accommodations at a program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Program venues are accessible via wheelchair, and ASL interpretation can be arranged two weeks in advance.
The event will be canceled if it rains. The decision will be made by 5pm the day before and updated on social media.
Lead Support for High Line Programs is provided by the Ford Foundation.
Major support for High Line Community Engagement Programs is provided by Sarah Min and Matt Pincus, Denise Littlefield Sobel, and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.
Additional support provided by the NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund.
High Line Programs and accessibility are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council under the leadership of Speaker Adrienne Adams.