This Weekend at Wave Hill

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photo: Joshua Bright

SAT, JULY 11    FAMILY ART PROJECT: FRIENDLY VEGETABLES AND MICROBES
With visiting artist and sculptor S.E. Nash, visit edible plants growing here at Wave Hill. Then, through the lens of a microscope, take a close-up look at the fantastic inner structures of fermented and fresh vegetables. Culture a mixed-media collage out of cardboard pieces, recycled materials and burlap. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, JULY 12    SUMMER BIRDING
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects and habitats that make Wave Hill an appealing destination for such a wide variety of birds. Birders of all levels welcome! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. Registration recommended, online at wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 9:30AM

SUN, JULY 12    FAMILY ART PROJECT: FRIENDLY VEGETABLES AND MICROBES
With visiting artist and sculptor S.E. Nash, visit edible plants growing here at Wave Hill. Then, through the lens of a microscope, take a close-up look at the fantastic inner structures of fermented and fresh vegetables. Culture a mixed-media collage out of cardboard pieces, recycled materials and burlap. Free with admission to the grounds.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, JULY 12     FAMILY NATURE WALK

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk to look at what’s new in the gardens and woodlands. Family walks begin at the Perkins Visitor Center. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 1PM

 

MON, JULY 13

Closed to the public

 

WED, JULY 15    STORIES IN THE GARDEN: BEAR-Y GOOD BOOKS
Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppetry. This week, we’ll be going on a bear hunt to discover brown bears, berry-loving bears and maybe even some teddy bears on a picnic. Bring your own teddy bear to share in the fun. This week’s books: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? By Bill Martin, Jr., and illustrated by Erice Carle; The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy; and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in Wave Hill House in inclement weather.Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.
ON THE GROUNDS, 2PM

WED, JULY 15    NATURE IN A NUTSHELL
Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a short, sunset stroll in the gardens and really get to know some of our resident flora and fauna. Encounter a different specimen each week, learn some fun facts and become familiar with its distinguishing features. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.Drop-ins accommodated as space permits. Free with admission to the grounds, but registration recommended, online at wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 6:15–7PM

WED, JULY 15    OUTDOOR MUSIC:  METROPOLITAN FOUR

As cool breezes blow off the Hudson and the sun sets over the Palisades, enjoy an outdoor concert on the Great Lawn. Each Sunset Wednesday, New York City musicians capture the vibrant colors of summer in performances that feature jazz, popular music, show tunes and original songs. Tonight, the New York City-based Metropolitan Four, already a fan favorite from last year’s Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend, returns for an evening inspired by the beauty and expressivity of music for flutes. The artists— Megan Cardone, Julian Rose, Felipe Tristan and Emily Wespiser—have been collaborating since 2012. M4’s debut CD is scheduled for release in 2016. Visitors may bring a chair or sit on the lawn to enjoy the music. No blankets, please. Free with admission to the grounds.
ON THE GROUNDS, 7–8PM

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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 landscape, 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 through Sunday and many major holidays: 9AM5:30PM. Closes4:30PM, November 1–March 14.

ADMISSION  $8 adults, $4 students and seniors 65+, $2 children 6–18. Free Saturday and Tuesday mornings until noon. Free to Wave Hill Members and children under 6.

 

PROGRAM FEES  Programs are free with admission to the grounds unless otherwise noted.

 

Visitors to Wave Hill can take advantage of Metro-North’s one-day getaway offer. Purchase a discount round-trip rail far and discount admission to the gardens. 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, as well as the 242nd Street stop on the #1 subway line. Limited onsite parking is available for $8 per vehicle. Free offsite parking is available 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/visit/.

 

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

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