This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Wave Hil

SAT, AUGUST 9    FAMILY ART PROJECT: SPRAY A GARDEN
Paint the colors of summer into a garden made without brushes. Combine mists of watercolor with blossoms fashioned from color-soaked coffee filters to make a blooming vision. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, AUGUST 10    SUMMER 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 with admission to the grounds. (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, AUGUST 10    FAMILY ART PROJECT: SPRAY A GARDEN
Paint the colors of summer into a garden made without brushes. Combine mists of watercolor with blossoms fashioned from color-soaked coffee filters to make a blooming vision. Free with admission to the grounds.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

MON, AUGUST 11

Closed to the public

 

WED, AUGUST 13    SUNSET WEDNESDAY: DANCING THROUGH THE STREETS
Experience summer at its best—an expansive landscape of rolling lawns and gorgeous formal gardens, fresh river breezes and, this evening, plein-air dance performances by choreographers Larry KeigwinJames “Cricket” Colter and Bronx-based choreographer Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo. Order dinner from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances, and you have the makings of a superb summer evening.Gardens open until 8PM. Wave Hill House, Perkins Visitor Center, Glyndor Gallery, The Café and The Shop at Wave Hill open until 7:30PM. Check www.wavehill.org/visit for the schedule for Sunset Wednesdays free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway.Beginning at 4PM on Sunset Wednesdays, admission is $10 Adults, $6 students and seniors 65+, $4 children 6‒18. No guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted.

ON THE GROUNDS, 6:30‒7:30PM

 

THU, AUGUST 14    STORIES IN THE GARDEN: BEARS AND BERRIES

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave HillHouse. This week we’ll be reading “Goin’ on a Bear Hunt” to discover brown bears, berry-loving bears, and maybe even some teddy bears on a picnic. Feel free to bring your own teddy bear for song and “beary” good books. Our books this week are The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? Eric Carl and Bill Martin Jr.; and Blueberries for Sal by Robert Mccloskey. Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions. Free with admission to the grounds.
ON THE GROUNDS, 2PM

 

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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—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 August. 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 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, 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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