This Weekend at Wave Hill

photo: Joshua Bright
photo: Joshua Bright

SAT, JULY 25   FAMILY ART PROJECT: BUTTERFLY HABITAT HATS

See them and sketch them, flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite shrub or flowering bush. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active movable landscape. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Wings over Wave Hill event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, JULY 26    FAMILY ART PROJECT: BUTTERFLY HABITAT HATS

See them and sketch them, flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite shrub or flowering bush. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active movable landscape. Free with admission to the grounds. Wings over Wave Hill event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, JULY 26    BUTTERFLY WALK

Insects may be tiny, but their activity enlivens the garden with color, sound and movement. This summer, tag along with our visiting naturalists as they hunt for creatures that soar and sing above Wave Hill. Each special weekend begins with an insect-themed Family Art Project in the morning and continues with a nature walk in the afternoon. Butterflies are among nature’s most delicate and colorful creatures. Join naturalist Paul Keim on a walk through the grounds and learn field tips for identifying common species.Children ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. This event is free with admission to the grounds, but. Since space is limited, registration is recommended, online at wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. Wings over Wave Hill event.
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 1PM

 

MON, JULY 27

Closed to the public

 

WED, JULY 29    STORIES IN THE GARDEN: FLUTTERBY BUTTERFLY
Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppetry. In the summer, the flower gardens come to life with flittering, fluttering butterflies and moths. Join us as we read stories and have fun with a movement piece about the lifecycle of these colorful creatures. This week’s books: Butterfly, Butterfly by Peter Horáček, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and How to Hide a Butterfly by Ruth Heller. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in Wave Hill House in inclement weather. Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult.  Free with admission to the grounds.
ON THE GROUNDS, 2PM

WED, JULY 29    NATURE IN A NUTSHELL
Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a short, sunset stroll in the gardens and really get to know some of our resident flora and fauna. Encounter a different specimen each week, learn some fun facts and become familiar with its distinguishing features. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Drop-ins accommodated as space permits. Free with admission to the grounds, but registration recommended, online at wavehill.orgor at the Perkins Visitor Center.
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 6:157PM

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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: 9AM5:30PM. Closes 4:30PM, November 1–March 14.

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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