January at Wave Hill 17-26

Photo: Joshua Bright

The snow might still be on the ground, but this month at Wave Hill there are plenty of activities for you and your family. Be sure to check out the Hibernators Ball-where you don’t even have to change out of your PJ’s to enjoy yourself!

MON, JANUARY 17

Closed to the public

TUE, JANUARY 18    MEMOIR WRITING

Session 2

Like a garden, our life stories are richly textured and vividly colored. Wave Hill is the perfect place for these stories to unfold. Through class readings, sharing your work and constructive feedback, celebrate your personal history with writing coach and former New York Times editorJoan Motyka. Series fee: $180 Member/$210 Non-member. Registration required, at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center when you next visit. This series continues January 25, and February 1, 8 and 15.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM−1PM

WED, JANUARY 19    NATURE PHOTOGRAPHYTHE WINTER LANDSCAPE

Session 3

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 concludes January 26.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM–1PM

WED, JANUARY 19    HORTICULTURAL LECTURE #1JOHN A. GWYNNE AND MIKEL FOLCARELLI, THE RAKES’ PROGRESS: THE EVOLUTION OF A GARDEN

Two designers trace the stages in developing their own garden in coastal Rhode Island, beginning with fiendish plant collecting, then designing the space and learning to better grow plants there and now starting to develop a wild meadow garden with native flora. John A. Gwynne, a Harvard-trained landscape architect with a long career at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Mikel Folcarelli, a sculptor with a fine arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design and now global head of visual identity for Façonnable, have reached the editing phase in their 30-year-old garden. The second in this series takes place February 23. Series: $48 Member, Student/$60 General. Individual lectures: $20 Member, Student/$25 General. Reservations recommended, online atwww.wavehill.org or by calling 718.549.3200 x216.

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN, 170 EAST 70TH STREET, MANHATTAN, 6PM

*BronxMama Pick! SAT, SUN, JANUARY 22, 23    HIBERNATORS BALL

Put on your PJs, pack up your teddy bear and head over to Wave Hill for the day! In the morning, make an animal mask at the Family Art Project and hear tales of hibernating creatures. Later in the day, craft a sleepy concoction to help you nap through the rest of the winter. Then put on your mask and waltz with Jody Kruskal and Friends at the Hibernators Ball. Stop in Wave Hill House to mix up some hot cocoa and try out the cool new game―Do I Hibernate? Admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target. Hibernators Ball Weekend event.

INDOORS AND OUT, 10AM–4:30PM

SAT, JANUARY 22    FAMILY ART PROJECT―ANIMAL MASKS

Animal Masks/Máscaras de animales

Make a bear, bat, toad or hedgehog mask for the festive Hibernators Ball and listen to sleepy tales told by storyteller Rama Mandel. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all day, thanks to the generous support of Target. Hibernators Ball Weekend event.

ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM−1PM

SAT, JANUARY 22    HIBERNATORS BALL

Just like the groundhog, many furry friends emerge from their dens to determine how long the deep, dark days of winter will last. They stock up on sleepy snacks and dance the afternoon away, getting good and tired for what remains of the season. Don your animal mask to become your favorite hibernator and learn to waltz with musician Jody Kruskal and Friends. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target. Hibernators Ball Weekend event.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 12:30PM & 2PM

SUN, JANUARY 23   NATURE IN THE GARDEN―DISCOVERY WALK

Learn more about Wave Hill’s own hibernators! Explore Wave Hill’s woodlands and gardens and discover the world of insects, berries, trees, birds and their fascinating habitats on these naturalist-led walks. Ideal for ages five and older and their curious adult companions. Rain, snow or shine, so dress for the weather! Space is limited; registration recommended, online, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center when you next visit. Online reservations close at 4PM the Saturday before the walk. Free for Wave Hill Members/$5 Non-members. (Admission to the grounds is free all day, thanks to the generous support of Target.) Severe weather cancels. Call 718.549.3200 x245 by 8AM, day of, for weather-related updates. Hibernators Ball Weekend event.

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 9:30−11:30AM

SUN, JANUARY 23    FAMILY ART PROJECT―ANIMAL MASKS

Animal Masks/Máscaras de animales

Make a bear, bat, toad or hedgehog mask for the festive Hibernators Ball and listen to sleepy tales told by storyteller Rama Mandel. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all day for the Hibernators Ball!Hibernators Ball Weekend event.

ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM−1PM

SUN, JANUARY 23    NO SUNDAY BRUNCH

Sunday Brunch goes into hibernation this week. Make your reservations now for the next brunch, January 30. 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 the Friday before each brunch.

SUN, JANUARY 23    HIBERNATORS BALL

Just like the groundhog, many furry friends emerge from their dens to determine how long the deep, dark days of winter will last. They stock up on sleepy snacks and dance the afternoon away, getting good and tired for what remains of the season. Don your animal mask to become your favorite hibernator and learn to waltz with musician Jody Kruskal and Friends. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target. Hibernators Ball Weekend event.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 12:30PM & 2PM

SUN, JANUARY 23    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 24

Closed to the public

TUE, JANUARY 25    MEMOIR WRITING

Session 3

Like a garden, our life stories are richly textured and vividly colored. Wave Hill is the perfect place for these stories to unfold. Through class readings, sharing your work and constructive feedback, celebrate your personal history with writing coach and former New York Times editorJoan Motyka. Series fee: $180 Member/$210 Non-member. Registration required, at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center when you next visit. This series continues February 1, 8 and 15. WORKSHOP FILLED!

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM−1PM

WED, JANUARY 26    NATURE PHOTOGRAPHYTHE WINTER LANDSCAPE

Session 4

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. Final session. WORKSHOP FILLED!

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM–1PM

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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 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 Saturday mornings until noon. Free all day Tuesdays in January and February! 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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