In 2009 a brand new 6.73 acres of public park, mile and a half long, was added to Manhattan, 30 feet above ground. The High Line runs across the West Side neighborhoods of Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen.
The Past and Present of the High Line with Ed Norton
The Friends of the High Line make a concerted effort to keep the park alive all summer long with several entertaining programs and events for people of all ages.
Step Festival @ The Highline (From June 13 – June 18 2011)
The park offers nature-based fun activities, tours, stargazing, dance workshops and other tot related activities in the summer.
To Do’s on the High Line:
– Stroll with your tot: Access the mile and half long park via stairs or elevator access points (as listed below) and enjoy strolling across parks and enjoy views of the city around and below you.
– Free Tour: you can enjoy a free guided tour of the High Line at 11:00AM
– Programs: Participate in low-cost or free design, garden, family, art or history program developed by the Friends of the High Line
– Parties: Friends of the High Line continue to hold fun parties for adults on the High Line to enrich the visitor experience. Check out upcoming parties on the High Line
– Volunteer: Volunteer with the High Line Gardeners for the Green-up project or at the Field Station as a Greeter
– The Lot: During Summer, enjoy public art, free events and family activities, beer and wine, and concessions from food trucks at the public plaza below the High Line’s northern terminus
Rainbow City @ The High Line
Elevator as well as stair access to the park is available at the following points:
– 14th Street and east of 10th Avenue
– 16th Street and east of 10th Avenue
– 20th Street and West of 10th Avenue (Coming soon)
– 30th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues (Coming soon)
View The High Line in a larger map
Most activities on the High Line are held during warmer months, make sure you visit while the sun shines.