This Weekend at Wave Hill

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Photo: Joshua Bright

SAT, FEBRUARY 7    FAMILY ART PROJECT: NATURE-MASK PAPERMAKING—A WAVE HILL AT 50 ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM

For this celebratory occasion, learn from visiting artist Randy Brozen how to make beautiful, handmade paper masks from the natural fibers of cotton and abaca. Decorate your masks with natural images, leaves, sparkly items and materials from Wave Hill, then parade your creation for a forest carnival.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, FEBRUARY 8    WINTER BIRDING

The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore WaveHill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats. 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.

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 9:30AM

 

SUN, FEBRUARY 8    FAMILY ART PROJECT: NATURE-MASK PAPERMAKING—A WAVE HILL AT 50 ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM

For this celebratory occasion, learn from visiting artist Randy Brozen how to make beautiful, handmade paper masks from the natural fibers of cotton and abaca. Decorate your masks with natural images, leaves, sparkly items and materials from Wave Hill, then parade your creation for a forest carnival.

Free with admission to the grounds.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, FEBRUARY 8    TRUSTY TREES FAMILY WALK

Trunks, stems, leaves and branches; trees have many characteristics worth pondering. Join naturalist and educatorGabriel Willow on a walk through the gardens and woodlands of Wave Hill to discover the diversity of trees. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 1PM

 

SUN, FEBRUARY 8   WINTER WORKSPACE WORKSHOP: LIVING DRAWINGS

The word animation comes from a Latin root which means to “instill with life.” Join Winter Workspace artist Julia Oldham in a workshop using traditional “cel” animation to create exciting and quirky living drawings in flipbooks. Examine the bodies of living organisms and learn how to recreate their movements through hand-drawn animation.  All workshops with Winter Workspace artists begin in their Glyndor Gallery studios with an introduction to their creative process. Unless otherwise noted, art materials are provided. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. $15/$5 Wave HillMember per session.
GLYNDOR GALLERY AND ECOLOGY BUILDING, 1–4PM

 

MON, FEBRUARY 9

Closed to the public

 

TUE, FEBRUARY 10   WINTER WORKSPACE WORKSHOP: VERTICAL GARDENING—INTERACTING WITH LIVING ART

Join Winter Workspace artist Ivan Stojakovic in creating a large-scale, collaborative work of living art. Using succulent plants and sculptural materials, make choices in the composition that address environmental issues relevant to the Bronx. In the end, see how the final work turns from horizontal to vertical, from the planting bed to the hung sculpture. Participants will leave with detailed instructions for designing and creating a vertical succulent garden at home. All workshops with Winter Workspace artists begin in their Glyndor Gallery studios with an introduction to their creative process. Unless otherwise noted, art materials are provided. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. $15/$5 Wave HillMember per session.
GLYNDOR GALLERY AND ECOLOGY BUILDING, 1–2:30PM

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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 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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