SAT, DECEMBER 12 FAMILY ART PROJECT: CANDLES, SNOWFLAKES AND STARS Fire and ice don’t usually go together, but as the winter days get shorter and colder, we’ll celebrate both! Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful, clay-like wax, mix and mold an inventive image of nature onto a candle, or let us show you how to make a woven string star or symmetrical button snowflake at this fun, seasonal bazaar.
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SAT, DECEMBER 5 FAMILY ART PROJECT: PEEKING INTO THE SEASON As winter creeps in, we’ll create small, flip-open, paper dioramas—holiday cards or calendars with secret, hide-away rooms for the season. Then join visiting artist Virva Hinnemo in the Sarah and Geoffrey Gund theater to help her make a group mural of the winter landscape, with a snow curtain, underground hideaways for burrows and a luminous, star-filled sky. Free, and admission
THU, NOVEMBER 26 THANKSGIVING DAY Wave Hill is closed. SAT, NOVEMBER 28 FAMILY ART PROJECT: HARVEST TIME HANGINGS Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM–1PM SUN, NOVEMBER 29
SAT, NOVEMBER 21 FAMILY ART PROJECT: CORNHUSK DOLLS Celebrate corn and harvest time! Listen to tales told by Native American storyteller Joe Cross, and hear about the power of a talking stick. Then tie, weave and shape dried husks into a single, cornhusk doll or corny doll family. Storytelling at noon. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.Harvest Weekend event. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM–1PM SUN, NOVEMBER
Tis the season! Although we hate the cold, the holidays seem to warm everything up! We’ve compiled a list of Holiday Happenings in the Bronx- keep checking back as we continue to add more events to the list. Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden NOV. 21 2015—JAN. 18 2016 Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other
SAT, NOVEMBER 14 FAMILY ART PROJECT: DANCES WITH LEAVES Toss fall leaves in the wind, or walk through a giant leaf pile. Carefully gather your own collection of varied shapes, textures and sizes of gorgeous fall foliage, then let them inspire you to represent autumn on paper as you create artful, framed hangings of leaf designs and delicate leaf prints. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
SAT, NOVEMBER 7 FAMILY ART PROJECT: PAPERMAKING IN AUTUMN COLOR Join visiting artist and papermaking expert Randy Brozen to make richly colored paper using red, orange and yellow pulp. Use a simple process to fashion your handmade paper into a leaf shape, or add a found leaf for fancy decoration. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM–1PM SUN, NOVEMBER 8 FALL BIRDING Naturalist
SAT, OCTOBER 31 FAMILY ART PROJECT: EARS, EYES AND TAILS What makes a bunny ear so different from that of a coyote? Or a frog’s eye so obviously not that of an owl? And what about tails? How different is a cat’s tail from a snail’s? Costume yourself in your own set of funny ears, eyes and tail, and then wag, look and listen like a local animal. Free,
SAT, OCTOBER 24 FAMILY ART PROJECT: TINY TERRARIUMS Create your very own mini-terrarium in a recycled glass jar that we provide, or bring in one of your own. Craft a small world to house a succulent bud through the winter. Add layers of sand, tiny rocks and natural materials, or even a tiny creature to live within your take-home nursery. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
SAT, OCTOBER 17 FAMILY ART PROJECT: BE A BEE Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive. Parade at 12:30PM, weather permitting. Free, and admission to the grounds is
SAT, OCTOBER 3 FAMILY ART PROJECT: MAGICAL WANDS AND FAIRY HOUSES Make a wand of ribbons to twirl through the autumn air and then be captivated by Rama Mandel’s enchanting fairy stories. Venture into the woodlands to create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves and bark—and behold the magic, all enlivened by the captivating sounds of the New Thread Quartet. Free, and admission to the grounds is
SAT, SEPTEMBER 19 FAMILY ART PROJECT: CATERPILLAR SOCK PUPPETS Legend has it that the size of the colored sections of the woolly bear caterpillar can help forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair and button eyes to create your own cuddly teddy-bear caterpillar pal––and make your own weather predictions! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM