Please note this family program is for children and their caregivers.
Haunted High Line advanced RSVP tickets are currently sold out. You can also register the day of the program on-site. Please be advised that, due to limited capacity, entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Travel back in time and learn the history of the High Line. Get into character with artistic face painting, capture memories with our old-time photo booth, go on a scavenger hunt, dance, and watch live performances.
Haunted High Line Family Activity Guide will be available the day of the program with event schedule, map, and fun activities. Each program area will feature a ghost: a meatpacker, cookie baker, refrigeration worker, west side cowboy, and protesters to help you learn stories from the past.
Enter the High Line at 14th Street and 10th Avenue. Program activities take place along the High Line between West 14th Street and West 16th Street.
Schedule of events:
On the High Line at West 14th Street & 10th Avenue
11:00 AM Storytime with DJ Natalie
DJ Natalie, Founder of Baby DJ School, will take children ages 0-5 years old on a funky train ride through the history of the High Line. Dressed as a 1920s flapper who is in love with the West Side Cowboy, DJ Natalie will user interactive DJ equipment, dancing games, and family friendly modern music (pop, hip hop, and disco) to take families through the spine-chilling rise, decline, and re-purposing of the elevated train track.
12:30 and 1:30 PM Dance Demo and Workshop
Join DJ Natalie and her deadly dancers for a 30 minute dance exploration that invites children to experience the rhythms of yesteryear today! Using DJ Natalie's signature blend of storytelling and instruction, children ages 6-12 will dig into Tango and Swing, two dance movements that were all the rage when the High Line was first built.
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Purchase seasonal treats from Lanewyorkina and Terroir and relax at the Meatpacker's Saloon. The Meatpacker ghost will tell you his story working at a factory next to the High Line.
The following special activities will be held between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM along the High Line between West 14th and West 16th Streets. Please enter the activities on the High Line at West 14th Street.
Walk through our Ghost Tunnel and help the West Side Cowboy find his horse Cyclone. This immersive tunnel features an original sound design by Mark Cobrin.
The Deadly Soapbox
Be part of the movement! Learn from a 1930's mother and child how their civic actions made the city build the High Line. Artists from Superhero Clubhouse will assist you in making your own protest sign about a cause you care about. Stick around for flash mob protest performances by local troupe, Dance Adventure.
The Magical Biscuit Company
What was it like to make thousands of Oreos and Nabisco biscuits in the factories along the train tracks? Learn from Mary, a Magical Biscuit Company, worker. Then get your face painted spooky or sweet by Agostino Arts.
The Ice Box
From the park you can see the original Merchant Refrigerator Building - a giant refrigerator where the trains kept produce and dairy cold during deliveries. Experiment with ice and hear the first hand account of a refrigerator worker's experience in this cold building.
12 and 2 PM Variety Show with Whoop Dee Doo
Watch an outrageous variety show inspired by the refrigerator ghost from artist-in-residence Whoop Dee Doo! Learn more about Whoop Dee Doo by watching this video. Whoop Dee Doo's variety shows combine participatory games, dancing, and performances by community groups in New York. Ten fourth graders from P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep worked with Whoop Dee Doo to co-create the ideas between the shows.
Each show is 30 minutes long. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Purchase seasonal treats from People's Pops and Melt.
People's Pops will feature seasonal pop flavors: Cranberry Vanilla, Spiced Apple Cider, and Pumpkin Pie. You can also get Cranberry Thyme, Apple Ginger, and Pumpkin Mocha Shaved Ice.
Melt Bakery will highlight the "Jack" Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Molasses Cookies.
For children and their caregivers.
Rain or shine.
Please be advised that, due to limited capacity, RSVPing does not guarantee participation at this event. Entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis. If there's space, RSVPing in advance will provide a faster check-in process.
Major Support for High Line Families comes from Deutsche Bank. This program is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.
MetLife Foundation is a Supporting Sponsor of High Line Families.