This Weekend at Wave Hill

Copyright John Karsten Moran
Copyright John Karsten Moran

 

SAT. MAY 14    EARLY MORNING BIRD WALK
Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special early morning walk to spot birds in the gardens and woodlands as well as the skies aboveWave Hill. You’ll be amazed by the diversity of birds that are active on the grounds before the gates open to the public. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. This walk is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon, but registration is required, online atwavehill.org, or at the Perkins Visitor Center.
MEET AT WAVE HILL’S FRONT GATE, 8AM

SAT, MAY 14    FAMILY ART PROJECT: SPECKLED FROG PARADE
Be inspired by local frogs who don speckled shapes and dots for camouflage. Use fabric and leather scraps to design a frog hat and frog feet—and even a frog fly-catcher. Donning our new gear and power-hopper feet, we’ll gather outside, and, jumping in frog fashion, we’ll form a hip, hop-in parade. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

SUN, MAY 15    FAMILY ART PROJECT: SPECKLED FROG PARADE
Be inspired by local frogs who don speckled shapes and dots for camouflage. Use fabric and leather scraps to design a frog hat and frog feet—and even a frog fly-catcher. Donning our new gear and power-hopper feet, we’ll gather outside, and, jumping in frog fashion, we’ll form a hip, hop-in parade. Free with admission to the grounds. Frog Day event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

SUN, MAY 15    NATURE PRESENTATION: FANTASTIC FROGS AND TERRIFIC TOADS
Ancient amphibians, frogs and toads once shared the earth with dinosaurs. They are important indicators of environmental health and have adapted to survive in water, in the desert and even in arctic habitats. Join an Environmental Educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to learn about frog characteristics and adaptations, hear frog vocalizations and meet frogs, toads and tadpoles from the Museum’s collection. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds. Frog Day event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1PM

 

MON, MAY 16
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: 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 HillMembers 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 W. 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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