Wave Hill Events Oct 22–29

Image: Joshua Bright

Enchantment is surely one of Mother Nature’s most alluring guises. The intimate scale of our gardens, keenly juxtaposed to the expansive vistas, makes Wave Hill an especially captivating setting for paying homage to this wondrous aspect of Mother Nature. Come with the significant young ones in your life, for a thoroughly beguiling experience.

It just so happens that we honor that aspect of Mother Nature this weekend with some special events―music, stories, a walk, a demonstration, a special Family Art Project and an enchanting brunch. You’ll want to stay and stay, for the beauty of the place and the way it helps you reconnect with that magical place inside you.

FRI, OCTOBER 22    FAMILY YOGA
Jumping frog, twisty owl, downward dog, oh my! Learn and practice fun yoga poses to build strength, increase flexibility and relax body and mind.  Incorporate breathing and relaxation techniques into a dynamic and playful experience that you and your child can enjoy together. Bring along extended family members, close friends and caregivers too!  Suitable for all fitness levels and for children ages two to four, with no more than two children per adult. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Session fee: $15 Member/$20 Non-member (includes one parent and one child)/$5 each additional child. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call 718.549.3200 x245 by 8:30AM on the day of the class for weather updates. Registration opens at the Perkins Visitor Center at 9AM, day of.
ON THE GROUNDS, 10–11AM

Image: Bill Foley

SAT, SUN, OCTOBER 23, 24    ENCHANTED WAVE HILL WEEKEND
SAT, OCTOBER 23   FAMILY ART PROJECT―FAIRY WANDS AND TINY HOUSES
Fairy Wands and Tiny Houses/Varitas mágicas y casas pequenitas
Put some of nature’s magic into your own enchanted wand.  Fashion sticks, leaves and bark into a tiny, fairy-sized dwelling as part of a charmed forest metropolis. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.
ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM–1PM

SAT, OCTOBER 23    STORIES & SONGS
Gentle giant Jim Keyes casts a spell with charmed stories and songs, drawing from different periods and magical worlds.  Join us for music and stories that are enchanting. Celtic harp, mandolin and lute. Free with admission to the grounds. Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 12:30-1:30 First Set; 2:30-3:30 Second Set

SAT, OCTOBER 23    DEMONSTRATION: FANCIFUL FAIRY GARDENS
Do fairies, gnomes and other magical creatures enjoy gardening? Not so much. But they do love the beauty of a well-design garden! Observe the careful conjuring of miniature, table-top fairy gardens from tiny plants, nuts, rocks and other surprising materials, with Assistant Director of  Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.
ON THE GROUNDS, 2PM

SAT, OCTOBER 23    GALLERY TOUR
Join an Exhibition Interpreter for one of our regularly scheduled tours of Remediate/Re-vision: Public Artists Engaging the Environment, which aims to raise awareness about public art projects that are shaping the built environment and providing a new role for artists through environmental engagement. Also on view, in the Sunroom Project Space, is Jeff Slomba’s mixed-media, sculptural installation, exploring the impact of invasive plants on the local environment. Free with admission to the grounds.
GLYNDOR GALLERY, 2PM

SUN, OCTOBER 24    NATURE IN THE GARDEN−DISCOVERY WALK
Explore Wave Hill’s woodlands and gardens and discover the world of insects, flowers, trees, birds and their fascinating habitats on these naturalist-led walks. Ideal for ages 5 and up and their curious adult companions. Rain or shine, so dress for the weather! Space is limited; registration recommended, online, at the Perkins Visitor Center when you next visit or by calling 718.549.3200 x305. Online reservations close at 4PM the Saturday before the walk. Free for Wave Hill Members/$5 Non-members. Severe weather cancels. Call 718.549.3200 x245 by 8AM, day of, for weather-related updates.
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 9:30−11:30AM

SUN, OCTOBER 24    YOGA IN NATURE
Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control and meditation. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation in Bedfordshire, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call 718.549.3200 x245 by 8:30AM on the day of the class for weather updates. Session fee: $15 Member/$20 Non-member. Registration opens at the Perkins Visitor Center at 9AM, day of.
ON THE GROUNDS, 10AM

SUN, OCTOBER 24   FAMILY ART PROJECT―FAIRY WANDS AND TINY HOUSES
Fairy Wands and Tiny Houses/Varitas mágicas y casas pequenitas
Put some of nature’s magic into your own enchanted wand.  Fashion sticks, leaves and bark into a tiny, fairy-sized dwelling as part of a charmed forest metropolis. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.
ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM–1PM

SUN, OCTOBER 24    ENCHANTED Brunch
Fairy cakes and other fun foods are the main attraction at this child-friendly, family brunch, Sunday Brunch is offered by Wave Hill’s exclusive caterer Great Performances. Reservations at 718.549.3200 x395 or by emailing wavehillcafe@greatperformances.com. $22 per person (not including admission to the grounds). Note special children’s pricing in 2010, as Wave Hill celebrates Growing Up in the Garden: Children under 3 free, 3- to 8-year-olds $6.50 and 8- to 12-year-olds $13. Reservations by 4PM the Friday before each brunch.  Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 11:30AM–1PM

SUN, OCTOBER 24    STORIES & SONGS
Gentle giant Jim Keyes casts a spell with charmed stories and songs, drawing from different periods and magical worlds.  Join us for music and stories that are enchanting. Celtic harp, mandolin and lute. Free with admission to the grounds. Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 12:30-1:30 First Set; 2:30-3:30 Second Set

SUN, OCTOBER 24    WALK: MYTHS AND MAGIC IN THE GARDEN
Amble through Wave Hill’s many fairy trials with Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day, learning the impressive mythology of oak trees and the magical properties of ferns and other plants. Look for magical cues and clues along the way. Free with admission to the grounds. Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.
ON THE GROUNDS, 2PM

MON, OCTOBER 25 Closed to the public

TUE, OCTOBER 26   GALLERY TOUR
Join an Exhibition Interpreter for one of our regularly scheduled tours of Remediate/Re-vision: Public Artists Engaging the Environment, which aims to raise awareness about public art projects that are shaping the built environment and providing a new role for artists through environmental engagement. Also on view, in the Sunroom Project Space, is Jeff Slomba’s mixed-media, sculptural installation, exploring the impact of invasive plants on the local environment. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
GLYNDOR GALLERY, NOON

THU, OCTOBER 28    GALLERY TOUR
Join an Exhibition Interpreter for one of our regularly scheduled tours of Remediate/Re-vision: Public Artists Engaging the Environment, which aims to raise awareness about public art projects that are shaping the built environment and providing a new role for artists through environmental engagement. Also on view, in the Sunroom Project Space, is Jeff Slomba’s mixed-media, sculptural installation, exploring the impact of invasive plants on the local environment. Free with admission to the grounds.
GLYNDOR GALLERY, NOON

FRI, OCTOBER 29    FAMILY YOGA
Jumping frog, twisty owl, downward dog, oh my! Learn and practice fun yoga poses to build strength, increase flexibility and relax body and mind.  Incorporate breathing and relaxation techniques into a dynamic and playful experience that you and your child can enjoy together. Bring along extended family members, close friends and caregivers too!  Suitable for all fitness levels and for children ages two to four, with no more than two children per adult. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Session fee: $15 Member/$20 Non-member (includes one parent and one child)/$5 each additional child. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call 718.549.3200 x245 by 8:30AM on the day of the class for weather updates. Registration opens at the Perkins Visitor Center at 9AM, day of. LAST SESSION OF THE YEAR!
ON THE GROUNDS, 10–11AM

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A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.
HOURS Open all year, Tuesday–Sunday and many major holidays: 9AM–4:30PM. Closes 5:30PM, April 14–October 14.
ADMISSION  $8 adults, $4 students and seniors 65+, $2 children 6–18. Free Tuesday and Saturday mornings until noon. Free to Members and children under 6.
Visitors to Wave Hill can take advantage of Metro-North’s one-day getaway offer. Purchase a discount round-trip rail fare and discount admission to the grounds. More at http://mta.info/mnr/html/getaways/outbound_wavehill.htm.
DIRECTIONS–Getting here is easy Located only 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan, Wave Hill’s free shuttle van transports you to and from our front gate and Metro-North’s Riverdale station, the 242nd Street stop on the #1 subway line. Limited onsite parking is available for $8 per vehicle. Free offsite parking nearby with continuous, complimentary shuttle service to and from the offsite lot and our front gate. Complete directions and shuttle bus schedule at www.wavehill.org.
Information at 718.549.3200. On the web at www.wavehill.org.

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