This Weekend at Wave Hill

photo: Joshua Bright
photo: Joshua Bright

SAT, SEPTEMBER 12    FAMILY ART PROJECT: PALISADES IN PLASTER

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill.

Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, SEPTEMBER 13    FALL BIRDING
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels. Free with admission to the grounds, but registration, online atwavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center, is recommended. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 9:30AM

SUN, SEPTEMBER 13    FAMILY ART PROJECT: PALISADES IN PLASTER

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill.

Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages!  Free with admission to the grounds.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, SEPTEMBER 13    FAMILY NATURE WALK

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Family walks begin at the Perkins Visitor. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 1PM

 

MON, SEPTEMBER 14

Closed to the public.

 

THU, SEPTEMBER 17    EARLY CLOSING
Wave Hill closes at 3PM to dress for its annual Gardeners Party, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. This year’s Gardeners’ Party honors Marco Polo Stufano, Wave Hill’s founding Director of Horticulture.

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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. Closes 4:30PM, 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 WaveHill 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 at www.wavehill.org/visit/.

 

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

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