Wave Hill Events: February 24–March 4

Photo: Joshua Bright

With the sun pouring through my window, open a crack to the glorious – yes, glorious — winter gardens of Wave Hill beyond, I can’t think of a better outlet than creating a miniature, tabletop landscape, a promise of green to take me through the last few weeks of this cold, dormant season of the year, at one of our terrarium workshops Thursday and Saturday. (And I am thinking that the terrarium workshop Thursday will be a wonderful President’s Week activity.)  Indoors, our winter workspace residency program has brought Glyndor Gallery to life, offering another naturally creative focus for artist and visitor. Some of the Winter Workspace public programs are drop-in, but many require registration (though they are free), just because enthusiasm for the program is running high. This past weekend families seem to have divided their time between the Family Art Project—another winner this weekend—and activities in the Winter Workspace.

 

THU, FEBRUARY 24    TERRARIUM WORKSHOP

Don’t have a garden or greenhouse? Create your own tabletop landscape with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Tiny ferns, creeping fig and other tropical plants thrive in the humid conditions of an enclosed glass jar as if in their own miniature greenhouse. Create your own fanciful scene with a selection of diminutive plants. Children eight and older welcome with an adult. $40 Member/$50 Non-member per project. Registration required, atwww.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center when you next visit. Repeats Saturday, February 26.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 2PM

SAT, FEBRUARY 26    FAMILY ART PROJECT―PAPER THAT WILL GROW

Paper that Will Grow/Papel que crecé

Mix seeds with plant fibers and recycled paper. With help from artistRandy Brozen, form handmade sheets and shapes that can sprout in the spring. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM–1PM

SAT, FEBRUARY 26    WINTER WORKSPACE ―PLANT-PRESSING WORKSHOP

Learn how to press plants in this program with Winter Workspace artistJames Walsh, who has been researching plants found in the arctic and in New York City.  During the workshop, Walsh demonstrates how to press plants and mount them for display.  Plant samples will be provided. Registration required, at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center.  Free with admission to the grounds. More workshops with James Walsh take place on March 6, 20 and 22.

GLYNDOR GALLERY, 12–3PM

SAT, FEBRUARY 26    WINTER WORKSPACE―OPEN STUDIO WITH MAX LIBOIRON

Drop in to participate in Winter Workspace artist Max Liboiron’s interactive sculptural installation made of found and recycled objects.  The artist discusses the concepts of the piece with visitors. Through an ongoing exchange with gallery visitors, her work evolves over the course of her residency.  Free with admission to the grounds. Other Open Studio days with Max Liboiron take place on March 6, 20 and 22.

GLYNDOR GALLERY, 1–4PM

SAT, FEBRUARY 26    WINTER WORKSPACE―EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

Winter Workspace artist Swati Khurana and her grandmother lead a sewing and embroidery workshop, opening her studio and collaborative practice to Wave Hill visitors.  Khurana has been working with her grandmothers for years, contributing and exchanging ideas and techniques in an ongoing, intergenerational embroidery project, or, as the artist puts it, “conversing on fabric through needle-and-thread.”  Join the conversation by participating in this open workshop. Registration required, at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. This workshop is also offered on February 19 and March 6. Free with admission to the grounds.

GLYNDOR GALLERY, 1–4PM

 

SAT, FEBRUARY 26    TERRARIUM WORKSHOP

Don’t have a garden or greenhouse? Create your own tabletop landscape with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Tiny ferns, creeping fig and other tropical plants thrive in the humid conditions of an enclosed glass jar as if in their own miniature greenhouse. Create your own fanciful scene with a selection of diminutive plants. Children eight and older welcome with an adult. $40 Member/$50 Non-member per project. Registration required, atwww.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center when you next visit.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 2PM

SUN, FEBRUARY 27   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 27    FAMILY ART PROJECT―PAPER THAT WILL GROW

Paper that Will Grow/Papel que crecé

Mix seeds with plant fibers and recycled paper. With help from artistRandy Brozen, form handmade sheets and shapes that can sprout in the spring. Free with admission to the grounds.

ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM–1PM

SUN, FEBRUARY 27    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 28

Closed to the public

 

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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 and March! 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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