Wave Hill Events!

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Plan some sweet time at Wave Hill on Valentine’s Day weekend. Saturday brings a heartening Family Art Project and an unusually sweet cooking demonstration. Both days you can sign up to join Winter Workspace artist Ruth Marshall for an extraordinary knitting workshop keyed to endangered species. Early Sunday, take all your valentines, big and small, on a Discovery Walk with naturalist Gabriel Willow. How sweet!

TUE, FEBRUARY 8    MEMOIR WRITING

Session 5

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 concludes February 15. WORKSHOP FILLED!

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM−1PM

 

SAT, FEBRUARY 12    FAMILY ART PROJECT―HEARTS AND FLOWERS

Hearts and Flowers/Corazones y flores

Breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse blossoms. Develop affection for colorful winter blooms. Put your experiences into lacy, flower-full Valentine cards. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM–1PM

SAT, FEBRUARY 12    WINTER WORKSPACE ARTIST TOUR OF GLYNDOR HOUSE

Join Winter Workspace Program artist Claudia Weber on a tour ofWave Hill’s Glyndor House. She discusses the building’s Georgian Revival style and the transformation of natural elements into architectural abstractions seen throughout the house.  Meet in Weber’s workspace in the Sunroom to see the work she is preparing, which is inspired by the architecture of Glyndor House.  Registration required, atwww.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center when you next visit. Free with admission to the grounds.  This tour is also offered on Sunday, February 6.

GLYNDOR GALLERY, 1PM

 

SAT, FEBRUARY 12    COOKING DEMO: LIFE, LOVE AND LEMONS

Pucker up—it’s lemon season (and Valentine’s Day) at Wave Hill! Find out how to make and use preserved lemons, a traditional ingredient in Moroccan cooking. A guest chef from Great Performances conjures up refreshing dishes featuring both fresh and preserved lemons. Don’t miss our esteemed potted lemons in the Palm House, currently scenting the Conservatory with their sweet-smelling blossoms. Free with admission to the grounds.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 2PM

SUN, FEBRUARY 13   NATURE IN THE GARDEN―DISCOVERY WALK

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. Severe weather cancels. Call 718.549.3200 x245 by 8AM, day of, for weather-related updates.

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

 

SUN, FEBRUARY 13    FAMILY ART PROJECT―HEARTS AND FLOWERS

Hearts and Flowers/Corazones y flores

Breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse blossoms. Develop affection for colorful winter blooms. Put your experiences into lacy, flower-full Valentine cards. Free with admission to the grounds.

ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM–1PM

SUN, FEBRUARY 13    SUNDAY BRUNCH

Sunday Brunch is offered by Wave Hill’s exclusive caterer Great Performances. Reservations at 718.549.3200 x395 or by emailingwavehillcafe@greatperformances.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, FEBRUARY 13    WINTER WORKSPACE PROGRAM―OPEN STUDIOS

Visit Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace Open Studios for an insider’s view of the creative process.  Engage artists Ruth MarshallMarion Wilson and Claudia Weber through informal conversation, learn how they have been exploring Wave Hill and what they have made here this winter. Marion Wilson creates miniature landscape paintings on glass, based on Wave Hill’s stunning views.  Claudia Weber’s installation is inspired by the Georgian Revival style architecture of Glyndor House.  Ruth Marshall creates knitted, full-scale pelts of endangered wildcats, and also offers a workshop. Registration required, at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center when you next visit. This drop-in program is free with admission to the grounds.

GLYNDOR GALLERY, 1–4PM

 

SUN, FEBRUARY 13    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.

GLYNDOR GALLERY, 1–4PM

 

SUN, FEBRUARY 13    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, FEBRUARY 14

Closed to the public

 

TUE, FEBRUARY 15    MEMOIR WRITING

Session 6

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. Final session in this series. 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 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 atwww.wavehill.org.

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

 

 

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