This weekend at Wave Hill

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Photo: Joshua Bright

SAT, OCTOBER 12    FAMILY ART PROJECT: BUILDINGS ON THE LAND

With the Family Art Project back in its original home in Wave Hill House, consider the varied structures at Wave Hill. Then create your own homey structure using clay, cardboard and natural and recycled materials. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM          

 

SUN, OCTOBER 13    BIRDING WALK

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels. For weather-related updates call 718.549.3200 x 245 by 8AM the day of the walk. Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.) Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 9:30AM

 

SUN, OCTOBER 13    FAMILY ART PROJECT: BUILDINGS ON THE LAND

With the Family Art Project back in its original home in Wave Hill House, consider the varied structures at Wave Hill. Then create your own homey structure using clay, cardboard and natural and recycled materials. Free with admission to the grounds.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

MON, OCTOBER 14    COLUMBUS DAY           

Wave Hill is open.

 

MON, OCTOBER 14    RAPTOR DAY

Wave Hill takes flight as we celebrate birds of prey! This day-long event features live raptor shows, bird walks, discovery tables, owl pellet dissections and more. Overlooking the Hudson River, Wave Hill is the perfect place to spot hawks, eagles, kites, ospreys, and falcons. Free with admission to the grounds.

ON THE GROUNDS, 9:30AM–4PM

 

MON, OCTOBER 14    RAPTOR DAY BIRDING WALK

Join a NYC Audubon naturalist on a walk to spot birds in the gardens and woodlands as well as the skies above Wave Hill. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. For weather-related updates, call 718.549.3200 x245 by 8AM the day of the walk. Free with admissions to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 9:30AM

 

MON, OCTOBER 14    RAPTOR DAY DROP-IN STORYTELLING

During the morning, Family Art Project’s Rama Mandel regales families with tales and songs of raptors large and small. Free with admission to the grounds.

SHADE BORDER, 9:30AM–NOON

 

MON, OCTOBER 14    RAPTOR DAY FAMILY GALLERY TOUR

Wave Hill educators lead fun and educational family tours of our current exhibition, Tandem Pursuits: Armor and Ichthyology, making connections with art, birds and nature. Free with admission to the grounds.

GLYNDOR GALLERY, 10AM & 1PM

 

MON, OCTOBER 14    RAPTOR DAY FAMILY BIRDING WALK

Join a NYC Audubon naturalist on a family-friendly walk to spot birds in the gardens and woodlands as well as the skies above Wave Hill. Hill. Ages 5 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. For weather-related updates, call 718.549.3200 x245 by 8AM the day of the walk. Free with admissions to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 10:30AM

 

MON, OCTOBER 14    RAPTOR DAY LIVE RAPTOR SHOW

For over 30 years, Volunteers for Wildlife has been promoting the conservation and preservation of Long Island’s wildlife and natural habitat through education programs and wildlife rehabilitation. In this program, Educator Coordinator Lauren Schultz and a clinic assistant introduce live hawks, owls and falcons. Learn about the many adaptations that make these animals some of the most skilled hunters of the planet. Between programs check out the skulls, feathers and other artifacts Volunteer for Wildlife will have on hand for a close-up look at these raptors. Two shows will take place, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Free with admission to the grounds.

SHADE BORDER, 11–11:45AM & 1:30–2:15PM

 

MON, OCTOBER 14    FAMILY READING AREA

Want to take a respite from the day’s activities? Stop by the family reading area in the Sarah and Geoffrey Gund Theater and enjoy some books, puppets and other fun and educational materials related to birds of prey. Free with admission to t he grounds.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, NOON–4PM

 

MON, OCTOBER 14    RAPTOR DAY PERFORMANCE: LEAF ARROW STORYTELLERS

Leaf Arrow Storytellers Donna Couteu Cross and Joe Cross, members of the Sac and Fox and Caddo Indian Nations of Oklahoma, will present Native American tales, including coyote and bird tales, creation stories and historic folklore filled with tribal family value. They use story, song and dance to celebrate the relationship of Native American people with the natural environment while dressed in Native American regalia. Stories are: Gift of Music, Spring Bird and Coyote, Princess Te Ata’s Corn Planting Ceremony, and How North America Came to Be Known as the Great Turtle Island. Free with admission to the grounds.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 12:15–1PM

 

MON, OCTOBER 14    RAPTORS IN MOTION: BIRDS OF PREY SHADOW-PUPPET WORKSHOP

Join us in the Sarah and Geoffrey Gund Theater for a session creating dynamic shadow puppets of raptors in motion with artist Toto Feldman. Using colorful and textural collage materials, invent new and imaginary birds of prey with moveable parts for your own personal puppet show. Free with admission to the grounds.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1–4PM

 

MON, OCTOBER 14    RAPTOR DAY OWL PELLET DISSECTION

In this exploratory workshop, gain firsthand knowledge of the diet of the owl by examining owl pellets. Large owls typically hunt small mammals, birds, and reptiles, and like most birds, usually swallow their prey whole since they cannot chew their food. The owl’s digestive system compresses its prey’s bones, teeth, hair, feathers, and so on, into tight pellets which it then regurgitates near where it perches. Free with admission to the grounds.

SHADE BORDER, 2–4PM

 

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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 landscape, 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 through Sunday and many major holidays: 9AM—5:30PM. Closes 4:30PM, November 1—March 14.  

ADMISSION  $8 adults, $4 students and seniors 65+, $2 children 6—18. Free Saturday mornings until noon. Free until noon on Tuesdays in October. Free to Wave Hill Members and children under 6.

 

PROGRAM FEES  Programs are free with admission to the grounds unless otherwise noted.

 

Visitors to Wave Hill can take advantage of Metro-North’s one-day getaway offer. Purchase a discount round-trip rail far and discount admission to the gardens. More at http://mta.info/mnr/html/getaways/outbound_wavehill.htm

 

DIRECTIONS – Getting here is easy! Located only 3o minutes from midtown Manhattan, Wave Hill’s free shuttle van transports you to and from our front gate and Metro-North’s Riverdale station, as well as the 242nd Street stop on the #1 subway line. Limited onsite parking is available for $8 per vehicle. Free offsite parking is available 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/visit/.

 

Information at 718.549.3200. On the web at www.wavehill.org.

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