Previewing: Summer Events At The Highline

The High Line, which is known to New Yorker’s as NYC’s most unique elevated park, is one of the most popular outdoor attractions during summer in the Big Apple. Glenwood residents living on the Westside and Downtown have the added benefit of being extremely close to the outdoor action. We’re super excited for the below fun and free events coming to The High Line this summer!

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For Family Fun

Parents with kids in NYC sure know the importance of a good outdoor festival. It’s a way to get the kiddos into the sunshine and fresh air (and away from electronic devices!), it’s allowing everyone to appreciate this beautiful city they call home, it’s entertaining for all members of the family, and extra bonus points when it’s free…leaving more money for a nice dinner afterwards! The High Line is hosting several family festivals this summer, the first being “Go! It’s A Family Festival” on Saturday, June 30th from 10am to 1pm, at the High Line between 15th and 16th Streets.

The festival celebrates all the different cultures, dreams, and stories we have in the different neighborhoods and boroughs of NYC. Diversity at its finest! Through storytimes, dance parties, movement workshops, art creation, super heros, and plants, kids and their caregivers can plan for a day in the sun full of fun! The program is held rain or shine, so mark your calendars!

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For Great Music

If you love music and dance, join the High Line on Thursday, July 5th from 6pm to 9pm for “Arriba: Latin Dance Party With Sonido Costeno”. It will be held on the High Line at 16th Street, and you can enjoy an open dance floor, with a killer sunset, and then an open “rooftop” under the stars! A DJ will kick off the festivities, and then NYC’s hottest Latin bands will do live performances, bringing the best of the salsa world straight to the heart of NYC.

reading on the highline

For Meditation

Self-care seems to be the buzzword of 2018, and you can’t get more into caring for yourself than with a guided hour of meditation! Every other Tuesday, June through September, join the High Line at 22nd Street from 8am until 9am for a guided meditation from the pros at Integral Yoga Institute and Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center. You’ll start your day off feeling more focused, centered, and ready to tackle whatever NYC throws at you.

Yellow flowers on the highline

For Tours

Tours in NYC are most certainly not just for tourists, why should they get to have all the educational insights and fun?! The High Line is offering a tour called “High Line Tour: From Freight To Flowers” Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 7:45pm as well as Saturdays from 10am until 11:15am. You’ll meet at the High Line at Gansevoort St, and learn all about the park’s history, design, and landscape from a professional docent. Tours will be happening through September.

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You can RSVP for all of these events online ahead of time on the High Line’s website. Residents at Tribeca Bridge Tower and Emerald Green will love their close proximity to all these fun summer events.

Flowers on the Highline

A few tips before you head out:

Being an elevated park, the sun shines down fiercely! Even on days that may look overcast and cloudy, do your future-self a favor and lather on the sunscreen, and bring hats and water bottles for everyone in your party. Nothing takes the fun out of an evening of salsa dancing or morning meditation quite like waking up the next morning with a killer sunburn!

If you are heading to the High Line with a stroller or wheelchair, check out their accessibility points ahead of time online to save yourself headaches once you get there. Not every street has elevator access, so you’ll want to plan ahead and go directly to the closest one to your event that does.

While it’s a park, the High Line is NOT pet friendly. If you show up with your pooch (no matter how adorable and small he may be), you will most likely be asked to leave by park security. Leave Fido at home this time, and save Central Park trips for him!

What are you most looking forward to on the Highline this summer? We’d love to hear on Facebook and Twitter!

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