This Week at Wave Hill

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SAT, APRIL 30    FAMILY ART PROJECT: BUDS, BUDS, BUDS
Explore some of Wave Hill’s many budding trees and observe the myriad shapes and sizes of these flowery beginnings. Visit and sketch trees nearby. Then, using a wooden base, paper and a variety of natural materials, make your own free-standing, fully budding sculptural tree. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Arbor Week event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM1PM

SAT, APRIL 30    JUNIOR ARBORIST STATION
Kids ages five and up are invited to don tree-climbing harnesses and hardhats and ascend into the canopy of our old sugar maple tree to get a birds-eye view of Wave Hill. On hand to assist budding arborists, as well as answer questions about the big old trees at WaveHill, will be arborists from Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care, generous sponsor of this program. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Arbor Week event.
ON THE GROUNDS, 11AM–3PM

SUN, MAY 1    FAMILY ART PROJECT: BUDS, BUDS, BUDS
Explore some of Wave Hill’s many budding trees and observe the myriad shapes and sizes of these flowery beginnings. Visit and sketch trees nearby. Then, using a wooden base, paper and a variety of natural materials, make your own free-standing, fully budding sculptural tree. Free with admission to the grounds. Arbor Week event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

SUN, MAY 1    DROP-IN ART WORKSHOP: TREE PORTRAITS WITH SGRAFFITO
Sgraffito is the Italian art of scratching through a ceramic or plaster surface to reveal a contrasting color beneath. In honor of Arbor Week, join local sgraffito artist Marie Leo to capture the sinuous lines of trunks, branches and twigs while etching a scratch board of your own. All skill levels welcome! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Materials fee: $15/$10 Wave Hill Member per kit, which includes one scratch board, one tool and scratch-paper practice sheets. Registration not required. Arbor Week event.
ON THE GROUNDS, 11AM2PM

MON, MAY 2
Closed to the public

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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 HillMembers 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 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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