Arts & Cultural Events, Families

Summer Saturdays Family Programs

Saturday, July 16, 1 - 4pm
Saturday, July 23, 1 - 4pm
Saturday, August 13, 1 - 4pm
Saturday, August 27, 1 - 4pm
On the High Line at 14th Street

The High Line welcomes families to engage more deeply with The Practice of Democracy: We Hold These Truths—an exhibition that explores design, public space, and our experience of democracy through the world around us.

Join the workshops and contribute to our paper city! Through 3D paper sculpture building techniques, visitors of all ages will be invited to collaborate on the construction of a fold-topia, a reimagining of what our shared public spaces can be. This collaborative sculptural city will challenge ideas of existing infrastructure and be a launch pad for ideas, visions, interests, and reflections. Visitors can create art together to respond to the prompt: How can our paper city show our visions for public space?

High Line family workshops are facilitated collaboratively by High Line teaching artists, High Line Teens staff, High Line Volunteers, and visitor services associates.

Workshop seating and materials are available first come, first served to all visitors on the park. No registration is required for this event.

The nearest entrances to the High Line are located at Gansevoort Street and at 14th Street. The nearest elevator is located at 14th Street near 10th Avenue.


The Practice of Democracy: We Hold These Truths digital visitor experience is sponsored by and developed by Carnevale

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The physical exhibition is made possible, in part, by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts

Graham Foundation

Major support for High Line Teens is provided by Jamie and Jeffrey Harris, Sarah Min and Matt Pincus, and Denise Littlefield Sobel. Additional support is provided by IAC Foundation. High Line Teens is made possible, in part, with endowment funds from the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation.

Major support for High Line Community Engagement is also provided by Sarah Min and Matt Pincus, Susan, and Stephen Scherr, and Denise Littlefield Sobel.

Major support for High Line Education and High Line Teens is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc.

High Line Public Programs and Education are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council under the leadership of New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and with special thanks to New York City Council Member Erik Bottcher. High Line Teens and High Line accessibility programs are supported by the New York City Council.


The Practice of Democracy: We Hold These Truths exhibition is made possible, in part, by in-kind donations from Buro Happold, Think Box Media, Inc., Evan Akselrad, Architect and Engineer, and Trahan Architects.

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