Fall at Wave Hill

Fall Family Fun at Wave Hill

Bronx, NY, August 29, 2014—Autumn at Wave Hill offers a bounty of

adventurous activities for the whole family! Little ones will delight in

experiencing the richness of the changing season, whether they prefer

outdoor expeditions or artistic exploration. Every Saturday and Sunday

throughout the fall, visitors explore the gardens and make nature-inspired

creations at the Family Art Project. On the second Sunday in September,

October and November, the Family Art Project is followed by a Family

Walk with a Wave Hill naturalist, highlighting the medley of birds, insects

and fall colors that enliven our beautiful grounds.

Birding enthusiasts ages ten and older—and accompanied by an adult—

can join naturalist Gabriel Willow for avian adventures, including

Fall Birding Walks, an Early Morning Bird Walk and a Birding Bootcamp.

Get even closer to the natural world with Wave Hill’s nature

demonstrations: meet woolly bear caterpillars with an environmental

educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, and, during the

Sky Hunters in Flight Falconry Presentation, watch hawks, falcons and

owls sharpen their hunting skills with master falconer Brian Bradley.

On Wave Hill’s signature Honey Weekend, your busy bees can participate

in a special bee-themed Family Art Project, watch a honey-extraction

demonstration, taste local, artisanal honey products in The Shop at Wave

Hill and more! Then, join us during Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend for

magical music, fairy tales, and crafts—your little fairies and gnomes will

create their own, tiny woodland dwelling using sticks and other fallen materials.

Children ages eight and older, accompanied by an adult companion, will delight in the sounds of the Canal Street String

Band, a 2014–2015 Concert Series performance. With a lively program featuring three voices, 55 string instruments and

a pair of cow bones, the three-member band puts a brand-new shine on some seriously fun American music.

Events are free with admission to the grounds unless otherwise noted. Register, where required, at wavehill.org or

onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

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What: Wave Hill for Families

Where: Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue

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Schedule: Family Art Project, Saturdays and Sundays in September, October and November, 10AM–1PM

Fall Birding, Sundays, September 14, October 12, November 9, 9:30AM.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. All levels welcome. Canceled in case of severe weather.

Colors of the Fall Family Walk, Sunday, September 14, 1PM. Ages 6 and older welcome with

an adult.

Honey Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5. Most Honey Weekend events are free

with admission; see website for program fees, where applicable.

Nature Presentation: Wonderful Woolly Bears, Saturday, October 11, 1PM. Ages 6 and older welcome

with an adult. Space is limited; reservations strongly recommended.

Family Insect Hunt, Sunday, October 12, 1PM. Ages 6 and older welcome with an adult.

Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19. More at wavehill.org.

Early Morning Bird Walk, Saturday, October 25, 8AM. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Registration required.

Falconry Presentation: Sky Hunters in Flight, Saturday, October 25, 1PM. Ages 8 and older welcome with

an adult.

Fall Birding Family Walk, Sunday, November 9, 1PM. Ages 6 and older welcome with an adult.

Canal Street String Band, Sunday, November 23, 2PM. Ages 8 and older welcome with an

adult. Single Tickets: $28 general admission, $15 child (ages 8‒18); Wave Hill Member: $22 adult,

$12 child. More exclusive offers at wavehill.org. On-sale dates: WED, September 3 for Member pre-sale

for subscriptions; MON, September 8 for general subscriptions; WED, September 24 for single tickets.

Birding Bootcamp, Saturday, November 15, 9:30AM—1:30PM. Ages 10 and older welcome with an

adult. $18/$10 Wave Hill Member. Registration required.

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Support for Garden Programs is provided by the Hagedorn Fund.

The Family Art Project is generously sponsored by Target, with additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sustaining support is provided by the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Endowment for Environmental Science and Nature Education.

The Performing Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. The Canal

Street String Band’s engagement is part of The New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project, made

possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with the support of Governor Andrew

Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The institution’s operations are made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural

Affairs.

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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 vies, 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–5:30PM. Closes 4:30PM, Nov 1–Mar 14.

ADMISSION $8 adults, $4 students and senior 65+, $2 children 6-18.

DIRECTIONS Getting here is easy! Located only 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan, Wave Hill’s free shuttle van transports

Free Tuesdays and Saturdays until noon. Free to members, children under 6.

you to and from our front gate and Metro-North’s Riverdale station, the W. 242 St. stop on the #1 subway line, and

to and from our free offsite parking lot. Limited onsite parking is available for $8 per vehicle. Complete directions

and shuttle van schedule at wavehill.org.

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