This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright
Photo: Joshua Bright

SAT, FEBRUARY 14    FAMILY ART PROJECT: I HEART POLLINATORS
Visit Wave Hill’s Tropical House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers and enjoy their colorful blooms. Then, using a variety of charming styles—and adding a pollinator helper—make your own lovely, lacy, feathery and flowerful Valentine’s Day cards. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SAT, FEBRUARY 14    VALENTINE’S DAY COOKIE-DECORATING WORKSHOP
Roses are red, violets are blue, cookies are colorful and sprinkles are, too! Bring your sweethearts to Wave Hill this Valentine’s Day for a special cookie-decorating event. Use sanding sugars, cookie icing and a variety of sprinkles to design your own cookies. Fill a box with your creations to show that certain someone how much you love them. Perfect for families and crafty visitors of all ages. $15 Materials fee per project. No registration required for this drop-in workshop.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 11‒3PM

 

SUN, FEBRUARY 15    FAMILY ART PROJECT: I HEART POLLINATORS
Visit Wave Hill’s Tropical House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers and enjoy their colorful blooms. Then, using a variety of charming styles—and adding a pollinator helper—make your own lovely, lacy, feathery and flowerful Valentine’s Day cards. Free with admission to the grounds.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, FEBRUARY 15   WINTER WORKSPACE WORKSHOP: MEDITATION AS ARTISTIC PRACTICE

Winter Workspace artist Saya Woolfalk and meditation leader Biet Simkin introduce you to meditation as artistic practice. Experience a 50-minute mediation combining breathing, virtual travel and aural exercises. End with a discussion exploring your experience with the group. 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 Hill Member per session.

GLYNDOR GALLERY AND ECOLOGY BUILDING, 1–2:30PM

 

MON, FEBRUARY 16

Closed to the public

 

TUE, FEBRUARY 17    PRESIDENTS’ VACATION WEEK FAMILY WORKSHOPS: STARGAZE
Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media. At today’s workshop, discover the constellations that light up the night sky in winter and throughout the year. Using an empty cereal box, paint and LED light strings, make your own light box to recreate your favorite constellation and gaze at the stars all day long. Geared to children ages five to 10 and a parent or caregiver. Space is limited. $23/$15 Wave Hill Member per session includes one child and one adult. Additional child or adult $10. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1:30–3PM

 

WED, FEBRUARY 18:    PRESIDENTS’ VACATION WEEK FAMILY WORKSHOPS: WINTER CLOUD MOSAICS
Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media. At today’s workshop, observe the different types of clouds with their distinct shapes and beautiful, soft colors and discover how to use your observations to make weather predictions. Create your own mosaic masterpiece of clouds and sky using a wood base, grout and glass tiles in an array of colors, shapes and sizes. Geared to children ages five to 10 and a parent or caregiver. Space is limited. $23/$15 WaveHill Member per session includes one child and one adult. Additional child or adult $10. Registration required, online atwww.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1:30–3PM

 

THU, FEBRUARY 19:    PRESIDENTS’ VACATION WEEK FAMILY WORKSHOPS: EARTH MEETS SKY
Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media. At today’s workshop, create a textured landscape against the winter sky, inspired by the painting techniques of contemporary artist and sculptor Anselm Kiefer. Like Kiefer, bring your painting to life by applying thick layers of impasto on canvas and adding dried natural materials, such as flowers, straw, sticks and clay. Geared to children ages five to 10 and a parent or caregiver. Space is limited. $23/$15 Wave Hill Member per session includes one child and one adult. Additional child or adult $10. Registration required, online atwww.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1:30–3PM

 

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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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