Winter Activities at Wave Hill

Credit: Wave Hill

Whatever the new year brings, a visit to Wave Hill in each season is the best way I know for families to feel relaxed and uplifted and, well, naturally content. Start with a dreamy Family Art Project . Then plan on Sunday brunch, buffet-style, in historic Mark Twain Room. As always, Wave Hill’s breathtaking landscape provides the setting and the inspiration. Happy new year!

 

Family Art Project at Wave Hill: Calendar Creations

Sunday, December 26, 2010, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Capture the delights of Wave Hill for the new year. Paint your favorite view into a calendar that will look terrific on your wall throughout the year.
Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx
Cost: Free with admission to grounds.
Contact Number: (718) 549-3200

SAT, JANUARY 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY

Wave Hill is closed. Happy new year!

Photo: Joshua Bright

Family Art Project at Wave Hill: A Garden Vision for the New Year

Sunday, January 2, 2011, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Use the cold days of winter to dream up hot ideas for spring. Visualize your own colorful garden concepts in a 3-D, mixed-media model.
Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx
Cost: Free with admission to the grounds.
Event Organizer: Wave Hill
Contact Number: (718) 549-3200

SUN, JANUARY 2 SUNDAY BRUNCH

Sunday Brunch is offered by Wave Hill’s exclusive caterer Great Performances. Reservations at 718.549.3200 x395 or by emailing wavehillcafe@greatperformances.com. $22 per person (not including admission to the grounds). Reservations by 4PM Friday, December 31.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 11:30AM–1PM

 

SUN, JANUARY 2 GARDEN & CONSERVATORY WALK

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 2PM

 

MON, JANUARY 3

Closed to the public

WED, JANUARY 5 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY―THE WINTER LANDSCAPE

Session 1

Behold the striking winter landscape and extraordinary light, with nature photographer Benjamin Swett. This 4-week intensive explores creative techniques through demonstrations, outdoor shooting assignments and critiques. All levels welcome. Series fee: $120 Member/$140 Non-member. Registration required, at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center when you next visit. Series continues January 12, 19 and 26.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM–1PM

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Photo: Joshua Bright

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 landscapes, 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–Sunday and many major holidays: 9AM–4:30PM. Closes 5:30PM, April 14–October 14.

ADMISSION $8 adults, $4 students and seniors 65+, $2 children 6–18. Free Tuesday and Saturday mornings until noon. Free to Members and children under 6.

Visitors to Wave Hill can take advantage of Metro-North’s one-day getaway offer. Purchase a discount round-trip rail fare and discount admission to the grounds. 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, the 242nd Street stop on the #1 subway line. Limited onsite parking is available for $8 per vehicle. Free offsite parking 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.

Information at 718.549.3200. On the web at www.wavehill.org.

 

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