Crafts/Projects

This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright   SAT, FEBRUARY 27    FAMILY ART PROJECT: A DESERT UNDER GLASS Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SUN, FEBRUARY 28    FAMILY ART PROJECT:

This Weekend at Wave Hill

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  

Armor Week family Art Workshops at Wave Hill

Armor Week Family Workshops: Medieval Creations TUESDAY–THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16–18, 1:30–3PM Return to the days of lords, knights and princesses—and even dragons—as Wave Hill pays homage to former resident and scholar of arms and armor Bashford Dean. Spend one, two or three afternoons building, decorating and populating your own medieval castle. Then come back for Armor Day on Saturday, for a day of merrymaking and medieval adventures! Try on armor, watch

This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright SAT, FEBRUARY 13    FAMILY ART PROJECT: HEART PAPERMAKING Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers. Keep a special eye out for heart-shaped leaves! Then, with the help of visiting artist and papermaker Randy Brozen, use paper pulp to embed a heart shape into lacy, handmade paper and decorate it with ribbons and rosebuds for Valentine’s Day remembrances and

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, FEBRUARY 6    FAMILY ART PROJECT: PAINTED PAPERS AND THE STORIES OF ERIC CARLE What better season than winter to cuddle up with stories you love—like Eric Carle’s stories illustrating the wonder of nature. Hear some of these enchanting favorites as told by Rama Mandel, then learn from Eric Carle’s techniques as we cut and layer hand-painted papers to form bright and colorful images. Free, and admission to the

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, JANUARY 30    FAMILY ART PROJECT: SWEET DREAMS, HIBERNATORS Get to know your local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season. Then make your own furry bear, bat, toad or hedgehog mask, or fashion a dreamy, woodsy home. PJ’s welcome! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SAT, JANUARY 30    WINTER WORKSPACE WORKSHOP: IRA EDUARDOVNA—MEDITATION FOR CREATIVITY Each winter, Wave Hill

February at the Bronx Museum of the Arts

READINGS & CONVERSATIONS Wednesday, February 3, 5:30pm to 7:30pm READINGS & CONVERSATIONS Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum for a very special reading of Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century with co-editor Erika DeSimone. The celebration of Black History continues with BRONX:AFRICA, a multi-disciplinary arts exhibition at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College.       FIRST FRIDAYS! CARNEGIE HALL NEIGHBORHOOD

This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright SAT, JANUARY 23    FAMILY ART PROJECT: HOOT AND HOWL Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious creatures—the owl and the coyote. Together with visiting artist Roxanne Jackson, learn about these local animals and their habits and attributes as we sculpt our own owl and coyote creatures in air-dry clay. Embellish your projects with bits of natural materials—feathers; rich, natural pigments; and more. Free, and admission to

Valentine's Day Activities in the Bronx

Love is in the air! Here’s a list of what’s happening in the month of February to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We will add more events as we hear about them, so check back frequently!   Cupid’s Valentine Musical Tuesday February 2nd, 10:15am Eastchester Library, www.nypl.org Interactive musical delivering the performing arts in creative, hands-on musical experiences for kids of all ages. Children become “stars on stage” in this unique and

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, JANUARY 16 FAMILY ART PROJECT: FREEDOM POEM TAPESTRIES In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, learn about the poems and stories of celebrated African American poet Maya Angelou, and the inspiring patterns and meanings of African American quilts. Speak your truth in a poem you may embed into your own tapestry design with bits of cloth, yarn and felt and lots of freedom! Free, and admission to the

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, JANUARY 9    FAMILY ART PROJECT: SUNRISE, SUNSET Look to the sky’s palette of colors, infused with shades of dusk or dawn, and then blend and blur paint and tissue-paper dyes against a silhouette of winter trees, city skyline, river or bridge to create an inspirational scene. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SUN, JANUARY 10    WINTER BIRDING The Hudson