This Weekend at Wave Hill

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SAT, APRIL 23    FAMILY ART PROJECT: STORIES AND SYMBOLS IN CLAY MASKS
Local Bronx visiting artist Dennis Redmoon Darkeem takes us on a journey to understand how meanings are represented in Native American and African masks. Work with air-dry clay and natural pigments, or collect natural materials, to craft your own cultural story in a natural clay mask. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

SUN, APRIL 24    FAMILY ART PROJECT: STORIES AND SYMBOLS IN CLAY MASKS
Local Bronx visiting artist Dennis Redmoon Darkeem takes us on a journey to understand how meanings are represented in Native American and African masks. Work with air-dry clay and natural pigments, or collect natural materials, to craft your own cultural story in a natural clay mask. Free with admission to the grounds.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

MON, APRIL 25
Closed to the public

TUE, APRIL 26    FAMILY ART-MAKING WORKSHOP: FESTOONED HIKING STAFF
Join us for Spring Vacation Week—also Arbor Week!—for tree-inspired art workshops and a natural science exploration that will bring us closer to these leafy giants. Programs are geared to children between the ages of five and 10 with a parent or caregiver. Today, explore the strength of tree branches by crafting a unique, wooden, hiking staff from gathered branches. Using parachute cords, practice a variety of cord-tying techniques to create a grip, adding beads, feather, ribbons and other decorative elements. Then design a Wave Hill medallion to commemorate your staff’s first hike across Wave Hill’s grounds. Space is limited. Registration is required, online at wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. $12/$8 Wave Hill Member per session, per person. Programs last an hour and a half. Arbor Week event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1‒2:30PM

 

TUE, APRIL 26    NATURAL SCIENCE EXPLORATION: TREE LIFECYCLES AND HIKE
Join us for Spring Vacation Week—also Arbor Week!—for this natural science exploration that will bring us closer to these leafy giants. This program is geared to children between the ages of five and 10 with a parent or caregiver. Today, dive into the world of trees using scientific observation tools and an outdoor field expedition. (Bring your new hiking staff!) Learn some of the techniques that forest scientists use to identify and care for trees, then put your knowledge to work by potting a tree seed to take home. Space is limited. Registration is required, online at wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. $12/$8 Wave HillMember per session, per person. Programs last an hour and a half. Arbor Week event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 2:303:30PM

 

WED, APRIL 27    FAMILY ART-MAKING: MEDITATIVE TREE-RING PRINTS
Join us for Spring Vacation Week—also Arbor Week!—for tree-inspired art workshops and a natural science exploration that will bring us closer to these leafy giants. Programs are geared to children between the ages of five and 10 with a parent or caregiver. Today, learn how each year, a new ring of growth is added to a tree’s trunk and branches, recording its life history deep inside its trunk. Examine the intricacies of tree rings, then, using harmonious, natural colors to ink and print impressions of reclaimed tree-branch slices, create a meditative masterpiece of our arboreal neighbors. Space is limited. Registration is required, online at wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. $12/$8 Wave Hill Member per session, per person. Programs last an hour and a half. Arbor Week event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1‒2:30PM

THU, APRIL 28    FAMILY ART-MAKING: LEAFY MOBILES
Join us for Spring Vacation Week—also Arbor Week!—for tree-inspired art workshops and a natural science exploration that will bring us closer to these leafy giants. Programs are geared to children between the ages of five and 10 with a parent or caregiver. Leaves are exquisite organs that generate food and energy for trees and plants. Today, look closely at new springtime leaves, examining their intricate network of veins, and compare the sizes and shapes of different trees’ leaves. Using air-dry clay, paints and wooden supports, celebrate their fine details and immortalize their gentle dance in the springtime breeze by preparing a mobile of leafy impressions. Space is limited. Registration is required, online at wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. $12/$8 Wave HillMember per session, per person. Programs last an hour and a half. Arbor Week event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 1‒2:30PM

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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 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 W. 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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