This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright

SAT, OCTOBER 11   FAMILY ART PROJECT: TEDDY BEAR CATERPILLARS
Legend has it that the sections of a woolly bear caterpillar can be used to forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair and button eyes to make your own cuddly, teddy bear caterpillar pal—and make your own weather predictions. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SAT, OCTOBER 11    NATURE PRESENTATION: WONDERFUL WOOLLY BEARS

In the early fall, woolly bear caterpillars are on the move, searching for cozy places to hibernate for the winter. Meet live woolly bear caterpillars with an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and find out more about the life cycle of these fuzzy, friendly creatures. Can the brown bands on their bodies really predict the severity of the winter? Join us to find out! Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Space is limited. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Please call 718.549.3200 x251 for more information. Free with admission to the grounds.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1PM

 

SUN, OCTOBER 12    FALL BIRDING

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. 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. Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.) Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Please call 718.549.3200 x251 for more information..

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 9:30AM

 

SUN, OCTOBER 12    FAMILY ART PROJECT: TEDDY BEAR CATERPILLARS
Legend has it that the sections of a woolly bear caterpillar can be used to forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair and button eyes to make your own cuddly, teddy bear caterpillar pal—and make your own weather predictions. Free with admission to the grounds.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, OCTOBER 12    FAMILY INSECT HUNT

After joining the Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme—or take your artwork in new directions—with a naturalist on a family-friendly walk through the gardens and woodlands. Hunt for creepy crawlers and critters on a family-friendly adventure. Naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow takes you through the gardens and woodlands on a quest for nature’s smallest animals. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 1PM

 

MON, OCTOBER 13    COLUMBUS DAY

Wave Hill is open.

 

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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 and Tuesday mornings until noon. Free toWave 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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