This Weekend at Wave Hill

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SAT, FEBRUARY 20    FAMILY ART PROJECT: AMOUR FOR ARMOR

Inspired by Wave Hill’s illustrious former resident Bashford Dean and his passion for armor, we’ll make our own protective gear that shimmers. Using recycled materials and colored aluminum foil, emboss and bedazzle a pair of cuffs, a modern helmet or a fancy shield. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Armor Week event.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SAT, FEBRUARY 20    ARMOR DAY
Get thyself to Wave Hill’s Armor Hall for a day of merrymaking and medieval adventures! Try on armor, watch fencing and archery demonstrations, enjoy roaming minstrels and immerse yourself altogether in the knightly world. Built in 1927 by scholar Bashford Dean, Armor Hall once displayed his personal collection of arms and armor. Be “Dean for a day” when the armor returns to Armor Hall! Co-presented with Historic Arms, an association of scholars who lecture and demonstrate arms and armor, including duels of honor and legends of chivalry. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Armor Week event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 11AM‒3PM

SUN, FEBRUARY 21    FAMILY ART PROJECT: AMOUR FOR ARMOR

Inspired by Wave Hill’s illustrious former resident Bashford Dean and his passion for armor, we’ll make our own protective gear that shimmers. Using recycled materials and colored aluminum foil, emboss and bedazzle a pair of cuffs, a modern helmet or a fancy shield. Free with admission to the grounds. Armor Week event.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

MON, FEBRUARY 22

Closed to the public.

 

SUN, FEBRUARY 21    CONCERT: REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music

REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music presents an elegant and energized program of works for harpsichord and strings by Bach, Vivaldi and Telemann. Described as “sophisticated and beguiling” (The New York Times), the ensemble originated in the Netherlands and now tours nationally and internationally from its home base in New York. It is well known for its longtime residencies at Trinity Church and with National Public Radio. Tickets: Adults $28/22 Wave HillMember, Children (ages 8–18) $15/$12 Wave Hill Member. Order tickets online at wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitors Center, starting August 26. This program will be held in Mark Twain Room, with shows at 1:30 and 3PM. For additional information, please call 718.549.3200 x251.

WAVE HILL HOUSE, 2PM

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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: 9AM–4:30PM. Closes 5:30PM, March 15–October 31.

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 athttp://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<http://www.wavehill.org/visit>/.

 

Information at 718.549.3200. On the web at www.wavehill.org<http://www.wavehill.org>.

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