This Weekend at Wave Hill

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Photo: Joshua Bright

SAT, MARCH 7   FAMILY ART PROJECT: TREE-RING MANDALAS

As a tree grows, it produces a new ring of visible growth each year, creating a beautiful, mandala-like pattern of its life history. How old are you? Use special papers and natural materials to create your own mandala, with a unique ring for each of your years. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SAT, MARCH 7    WINTER WORKSPACE WORKSHOP: MONOTYPING THE WINTER LANDSCAPE
Winter Workspace artist Elizabeth Hoy extends her experiments in working plein-air, seeking to capture the luminosity of this Hudson estate in her layered abstract paintings. At her workshop, select patterns, shapes and colors foraged from the grounds to experiment with monotyping, a quick and fun printmaking medium. Hoy’s workshop begins in her Glyndor Gallery studio with an introduction to her creative process. Unless otherwise noted, art materials are provided. Newcomers and practicing artists alike are welcome. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. $15/$5 Wave HillMember per session, which includes admission to the grounds. Advance registration recommended, online atwww.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center, starting February 11.
GLYNDOR GALLERY & ECOLOGY BUILDING, 1–4PM

 

SUN, MARCH 8    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 such 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 or at the Perkins Visitor Center, starting February 11.
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER,  9:30AM

 

SUN, MARCH 8    FAMILY ART PROJECT: TREE-RING MANDALAS

As a tree grows, it produces a new ring of visible growth each year, creating a beautiful, mandala-like pattern of its life history. How old are you? Use special papers and natural materials to create your own mandala, with a unique ring for each of your years. Free with admission to the grounds.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, MARCH 8    FAMILY WALK: SIGNS OF SPRING

After today’s Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands, led by naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow. If you look close enough, you’ll find early signs of spring budding all around you. Discover early blooms and bursting buds on this walk.

Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER,1PM

 

MON, MARCH 9

Closed to the public

 

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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 15October 31.

ADMISSION  $8 adults, $4 students and seniors 65+, $2 children 6–18. Free Saturday and Tuesday mornings untilnoon. 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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