Upcoming Events at Wave Hill

photo: Joshua Bright

SAT, APRIL 12    FAMILY ART PROJECT: DRAWING ON NATURE
Use materials like sticks and wax to sketch nature in an innovative way. Visiting artist and current Glyndor Gallery exhibitor Linda Stillmandemonstrates an easy staining technique to add touches of color to our sketches, using dirt and flowers. Watch all the pieces come together as we combine individual projects to make an outdoor, group installation. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend. Target Spring Weekend event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SAT, APRIL 12    FAMILY WALK: SIGNS OF SPRING

Hunt for early blooming flowers, creepy crawly critters, snails, birds, and other garden creatures as they “spring” into action. Naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow reveals both lively and bashful residents of Wave Hill on a stroll through the gardens and woodlands. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend. Target Spring Weekend event.

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 1PM & 2PM

 

SUN, APRIL 13    SPRING BIRDING

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects and habitats at Wave Hill that make it an appealing destination for a wide variety of birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.) Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling 718.549,3200 x251.

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 9:30AM

 

SUN, APRIL 13    FAMILY ART PROJECT: DRAWING ON NATURE
Use materials like sticks and wax to sketch nature in an innovative way. Visiting artist and current Glyndor Gallery exhibitor Linda Stillmandemonstrates an easy staining technique to add touches of color to our sketches, using dirt and flowers. Watch all the pieces come together as we combine individual projects to make an outdoor, group installation. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend. Target Spring Weekend event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, APRIL 13    COLLECTIVE ART PROJECT

Celebrate the excitement of bursting buds and blossoms with exhibiting artist Nick Lamia who leads visitors of all ages in mono-printing from observation. Set out from Wave Hill House to explore the Shade Border and the Flower Garden. Spot the first signs of spring and draw them on a piece of Plexiglas. Return to Armor Hall to fill in the composition and print on paper. Images will be photographed and put up on the web.Ages six and older with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds. Target Spring Weekend Event.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1–4PM

 

MON, APRIL 14

Closed to the public.

 

TUE, APRIL 15    SPRING VACATION WEEK FAMILY WORKSHOP: PLASTER HAND CASTING

Spend an afternoon with artist Mariana Swick, and explore the many meanings of “hands-on.” Using a basic mold-making technique and quick-setting materials, make highly detailed, colorful and expressive plaster hand-casts. Adding natural and recycled materials, festoon your plaster cast with rings, bracelets and other bling. Programs are geared to children between the ages of five and 10 with a parent or caregiver.Space is limited. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. $25/$15 Wave Hill Member per session includes one child and one adult. Additional child or adult $10. Workshops continue Wednesday andThursday, April 16 and 17.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1:30–3PM

 

WED, APRIL 16    SPRING VACATION WEEK FAMILY WORKSHOP: WALL CLOCKS

Spend an afternoon with artist Mariana Swick, and explore the many meanings of “hands-on.” Design a large clock face using drawing, painting and collage materials. Use natural materials and dried, colorful leaves to create personalized hour and minute hands. We provide the mechanism that transforms your work of art into a working clock. Programs are geared to children between the ages of five and 10 with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling718.549.3200 x251. $25/$15 Wave Hill Member per session includes one child and one adult. Additional child or adult $10. Workshops conclude  Thursday, April 17.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1:30–3PM

 

THU, APRIL 17    SPRING VACATION WEEK FAMILY WORKSHOP: MARBLE PAPER RESIST

Spend an afternoon  with artist Mariana Swick, and explore the many meanings of “hands-on.” The technique of “resist” can create beautiful shapes, swirls and areas of interest. Create a resist area by lightly tracing your hand in pencil on a heavyweight piece of paper, and then fill in the tracing with clear wax crayon. Use sticks and other natural materials to effect simple marbling techniques that resist the wax, creating a rich patterning to showcase your hand.  Programs are geared to children between the ages of five and 10 with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. $25/$15 WaveHill Member per session includes one child and one adult. Additional child or adult $10.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1:30–3PM

SAT, APRIL 19    FAMILY ART PROJECT: ECO FAIR

Celebrate nature by making arty, nature-inspired crafts from a variety of recycled materials. Fashion a plastic flower from a discarded CD, an egg-carton caterpillar, a board game of bottle caps, or decorate an Earth Day pin to display your care for our planet in this fun Eco Fair. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, APRIL 20    FAMILY ART PROJECT: ECO FAIR

Celebrate nature by making arty, nature-inspired crafts from a variety of recycled materials. Fashion a plastic flower from a discarded CD, an egg-carton caterpillar, a board game of bottle caps, or decorate an Earth Day pin to display your care for our planet in this fun Eco Fair. Free with admission to the grounds.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

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—4:30PM. Closes 5:30PM, March 15—October 31.

ADMISSION  $8 adults, $4 students and seniors 65+, $2 children 6—18. Free Saturday mornings until noon. Free all day on Tuesdays in April. 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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