Since this week may be your last for a deep, pre-Thanksgiving exhale, I recommend setting aside Sunday, November 17, for a visit to Wave Hill. Start your morning with yoga or meditation, then stay for brunch in our handsomely restored Café, and, following that, a free cooking demonstration that should be “pearfectly” wonderful. Round it all off with a leisurely, guided garden walk and a browse in The Shop at Wave Hill. Since our Harvest Brunch that Sunday will be the first since Wave Hill House reopened this summer after a two-year renovation—and Sunday Brunches won’t become a regular feature in The Café until early Spring—make your reservations soon!
And if Sunday doesn’t work, keep in mind that The Café is offering Afternoon Tea every Tuesday through Friday afternoon, starting last week. I’ve attached a snapshot of one of the very first. Elegant and relaxing!
SAT, NOVEMBER 16 TAI CHI CHUAN
Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call 718.549.3200 x245 by 8AM on the day of the class for program updates. Session fee: $23/Wave Hill Member $15. Registration opens onsite at 9:30AM.
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 10‒11AM
SAT, NOVEMBER 16 FAMILY ART PROJECT: DANCES WITH LEAVES
Fashion a festive crown from fall leaves and leaf rubbings, toss leaves in the wind and walk through leaf piles. Make artful arrangements of leaves on the lawn and collage leaf designs to carry home. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM
SAT, NOVEMBER 16 ART AND NATURE PORTFOLIO REVIEW FILLED
Artists have the opportunity to meet with a curator, gallerist or critic for a 20-minute session, and get feedback on their work or presentation materials. Guest reviewers to be announced. Review fee: $25 per artist to meet with one reviewer. Registration required online at www.wavehill.org/arts. Call 718.549.3200 x398 with questions.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10:30AM–4:30PM
SAT, NOVEMBER 16 NO GALLERY TOUR
Gallery tours resume Tuesday, November 19.
SUN, NOVEMBER 17 FAMILY ART PROJECT: DANCES WITH LEAVES
Fashion a festive crown from fall leaves and leaf rubbings, toss leaves in the wind and walk through leaf piles. Make artful arrangements of leaves on the lawn and collage leaf designs to carry home. Free with admission to the grounds.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM
SUN, NOVEMBER 17 HATHA YOGA
Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, your breath and your mind/body/spirit. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call 718.549.3200 x245 by 8AM on the day of the class for program updates. Session fee: $23/Wave Hill Member $15. Registration opens onsite at 9:30AM.
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 10‒11:15AM
SUN, NOVEMBER 17 MEDITATION
This fall, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Session fee: $23/Wave Hill Member $15. Registration opens onsite at 9:30AM.
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 11:30AM‒12:45PM
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 11:30AM‒12:45PM
SUN, NOVEMBER 17 HARVEST BRUNCH IN THE WAVE HILL CAFÉ
Now that Wave Hill House, home of our Café, is open after a two-year renovation, Great Performances, our exclusive caterer, is ready to begin offering Sunday brunches. They won’t be a regular feature of Sundays at Wave Hill for a few months, so make sure to make your reservations for this one. And then stay for a cooking demonstration afterwards! For menus, pricing and reservations, check out our website at www.wavehill.org.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 11AM–1PM
SUN, NOVEMBER 17 COOKING DEMO: A “PEARFECT” HARVEST
Move over, apples! Pears are bit unexpected but just as versatile in sweet and savory fall recipes. Watch and taste as a chef from Great Performances demonstrates delectable dishes using fresh and cooked pears. Want to grow your own? Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day explains some of the finer points of growing this luscious fruit. Free with admission to the grounds.
WAVE HILL HOUSE, 3PM
SUN, NOVEMBER 17 GARDEN HIGHLIGHTS WALK
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend thanks to the generous support of Target.
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 2PM
MON, NOVEMBER 18
Closed to the public.
TUE, NOVEMBER 19 GARDEN HIGHLIGHTS WALK
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 11AM
TUE, NOVEMBER 19 GALLERY TOUR
Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of Wave Hill’s fall exhibition, Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology, which celebrates the interests of former Wave Hill House resident Bashford Dean. Dean was Curator of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Curator of Fish at the American Museum of Natural History. The intersection of his interest in both fish and armor provides the opportunity to bring together a remarkable group of contemporary art that explores concepts of adaptation, pattern, and protection. The tour also includes Alan Ruiz’s Sunroom Project Space installation, an architectural intervention that complicates the distinction between interior and exterior spaces. Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2PM. Free with admission to the grounds.
GLYNDOR GALLERY, 2PM
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 mornings until noon. Free all day on Tuesdays in November. 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 at http://mta.info/mnr/html/
DIRECTIONS – Getting here is easy! Located only 3o 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/.