Once we hit February, winter begins to lose its shock value as Mother Nature helps us see that this, too, can be an industrious season. Take a leaf from artist Anne Percoco at the Family Art Project. Join Winter Workspace artist-in-residence Ruth Marshall for an intriguing afternoon knitting and purling in the gallery, in what is just the first of a number of workshops, tours and open-studio days with the artists in this program. While you’re here, take your family on a walk and see for yourselves the not-so-apparent busy-ness of the landscape and gardens this season.
SAT, JANUARY 29 FAMILY ART PROJECT―PAPERSCAPE
Paperscape/Paisaje en papel
Plant a fanciful collaborative indoor forest with guest artist Anne Percoco out of textured paper, recycled materials and mixed media for a collaboration that will grow until the ground thaws. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM–1PM
SAT, JANUARY 29 BEEKEEPING WORKSHOP―BEGINNING BEEKEEPING
Thriving beehives exist in community gardens, backyards and on rooftops throughout New York City. Share the joys and challenges of urban beekeeping with Bronx beekeepers Roger Repohl and Sara Katz. Learn what you need in order to start a hive−including equipment, start-up costs and where to obtain bees−and to help you decide if urban beekeeping is for you. $25 Member/$30 Non-member. Registration required. Workshop may be filled. Call 718.549.3200 x305 for the status of new registrations.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM−1PM
SAT, JANUARY 29 WINTER WORKSPACE PROGRAM―KNITTING WORKSHOP
Winter Workspace Program artist Ruth Marshall’s knitted textiles are inspired by the message of wildlife conservation and the range of expression in nature’s own workshop of spots and stripes on the coats of endangered wildcats. This workshop teaches knitters to work with multiple yarns and colors from designs they create in the workshop. By studying Marshall’s animal photos from her own research, participants design a four-inch swatch, which they can then knit and complete during the course of the workshop, gaining an understanding of the intricate technique of achieving an organic design. Participants should know how to knit and purl. Please bring a pair of size 6 or 7 knitting needles and two colors of worsted yarn. All other materials will be provided. Registration required, at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center when you next visit. Free with admission to the grounds. Marshall also offers workshops on Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 13.
GLYNDOR GALLERY, 1–4PM
SUN, JANUARY 30 FAMILY ART PROJECT―PAPERSCAPE
Paperscape/Paisaje en papel
Plant a fanciful collaborative indoor forest with guest artist Anne Percoco out of textured paper, recycled materials and mixed media for a collaboration that will grow until the ground thaws. Free with admission to the grounds.
ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM–1PM
SUN, JANUARY 30 SUNDAY BRUNCH
Sunday Brunch is offered by Wave Hill’s exclusive caterer Great Performances. Reservations at 718.549.3200 x395 or by email@example.com. $22 per person (not including admission to the grounds). Reservations by 4PM the Friday before each brunch.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 11:30AM–1PM
SUN, JANUARY 30 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 31
Closed to the public
TUE, FEBRUARY 1 MEMOIR WRITING
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 8 and 15. WORKSHOP FILLED!
ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM−1PM
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.