Join nearly 6,000 cyclists as they hit the road for the Tour de Bronx , the largest free cycling event in New York State. With a choice of either a 25- or 40-mile course through the borough’s 61 neighborhoods, there will be fun for families, casual riders, and avid bicyclists. Cyclists of all ages, as well as children, participate in this annual event. Every year local, national, and even international
Head to the Monocot Garden to experience Call & Response artist Joiri Minaya ’s outdoor performance. Performers in tropical print body-suits will move through a variety of poses, in response to the site-specific audio narratives emanating from the garments. Complementing the tropical plants and the history of the Monocot Garden, these narratives will focus on human and plant camouflage and hyper-visibility. Free with admission to the grounds.
Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of the “people of the mounds,” the fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology, as told by guest storyteller Marianne McShane and her blue harp. Then travel into Wave Hill’s woodland, and, using only natural materials and a bit of jute twine, create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves, moss and bark, or string together a series of
Using the intimate space of the journal page, depict human-made elements in the landscape in this outdoor workshop. Artist Wennie Huang shares traditional and alternative journal formats and provides individual guidance on drawing and plein-air techniques. Basic materials provided; participants receive a short list of additional recommended materials. This four-session workshop continues October 26, November 2, and November 9.
Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow leads a tour of the current exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. This fall, the entire gallery is given over to new site-responsive projects honoring the tenth anniversary of Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space. Call & Response showcases the work of 50 artists who have exhibited in this unique venue, in projects ranging from art objects created from natural materials gathered onsite, to sound pieces, outdoor installations and
Trees are not the only colorful part of Wave Hill’s autumn landscape. Late-blooming plants such as asters, dahlias, perennial sunflowers and salvias create a spectacle equal to that of spring. Join Assistant Director of Horticulture Matthew Turnbull as he shares his seasonal floral favorites. Free with admission to the grounds.
Join Fordham Road BID for games, live music, magic, a car show, prizes, exhibits, and more along East Fordham Road between East Kingsbridge and Creston Avenue.
Stroll along Wave Hill’s Conifer Slope or venture to the lower woodland to see the treasures autumn trees have laid upon the grounds. Use your findings, along with buttons, small stones and a bit of sparkle, to decorate a recycled box or metal tin, a home for your growing nature collection. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Visit favorite, family-friendly locations in the gardens on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Children ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini. Free with admission to the grounds.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team for our Fall Citywide Stewardship Day! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive species knotweed and wineberry in Van Cortlandt Park! Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle. Space is limited and registration is required for this event; please register here . Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied
Using basic woodworking tools, assemble a one-of-kind sculptural bird feeder for your garden’s avian friends with master woodworker, author and Wave Hill Director of Facilities Frank Perrone . The finished project can be mounted on a pole or hung from a wire, just in time for winter birdwatching! No carpentry experience required. Ages 12 and older are welcome with an adult. Space is limited.