This Weekend at Wave Hill

unnamedSAT, AUGUST 22   FAMILY ART PROJECT: DELICATE DRAGONFLY WINGS

Study these ancient insects and see them flying upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hovering mid-air. Create delicate and shimmering dragonfly wings using transparent and brightly colored—even metallic—materials. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Wings over Wave Hill event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, AUGUST 23   FAMILY ART PROJECT: DELICATE DRAGONFLY WINGS

Study these ancient insects and see them flying upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hovering mid-air. Create delicate and shimmering dragonfly wings using transparent and brightly colored—even metallic—materials. Free with admission to the grounds. Wings over Wave Hill event.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

 

SUN, AUGUST 23    NATURE WALK: DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES
Insects may be tiny, but their activity enlivens the garden with color, sound and movement. This summer, tag along with our visiting naturalists as they hunt for creatures that soar and sing above Wave Hill. Each special weekend begins with an insect-themed Family Art Project in the morning and continues with a nature walk in the afternoon. Can you tell a dragonfly from a damselfly? Environmental educators from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum offer a short, indoor presentation, then lead a family-friendly walk to net and identify some of these iridescent insects for a close-up look before they are released back to nature. Children ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. This event is free with admission to the grounds, but. Since space is limited, registration is recommended, online at wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. Wings over Wave Hill event.
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 1PM

 

MON, AUGUST 24

Closed to the public

 

WED, AUGUST 26    STORIES IN THE GARDEN: HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?
Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppetry. All gardens bloom first in the imagination of their gardeners. This week, tour three fantastical landscapes: a salamander room, a flowering railway and a garden planted with chocolate bunnies and jelly-bean trees. Our reading selection this week: My Garden by Kevin Henkes, The Curious Garden by Peter Brown and The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in Wave Hill House in inclement weather. Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.
ON THE GROUNDS, 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: 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 toWave 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 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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