Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wave Hill events February 14-21

Sat, February 16
Visit Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind as you dream of warmer places. Spend some time sketching and painting exotic desert dwellers and tropical inhabitants, then use sand and vibrant tempera paint to make a desert or tropical mirage. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Wave Hill House, 10AM–1PM

Sat, February 16
Take your birding adventures to the next level by participating in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count! This global “citizen science” research project engages bird watchers of all ages in helping to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Using smartphone apps and official, field-data forms, track and record the birds in Wave Hill’s backyard, guided by naturalist Gabriel Willow. Share your observations with fellow participants over cocoa and coffee at the conclusion of the program. No experience necessary; bird watchers of all levels are encouraged to participate. Free with admission to the grounds.
Meet at Wave Hill House, 10AM–1PM

Sat, February 16
This winter, Glyndor Gallery is transformed again into studio spaces for artists to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden. Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studio day. This year’s session 1 artists are Melissa Calderón,Nandini ChirimarElana HerzogChristopher HoTijay Mohammed and Shervone Neckles. Free with admission to the grounds.
Glyndor Gallery, NOON–3:30PM

Sun, February 17
Visit Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind as you dream of warmer places. Spend some time sketching and painting exotic desert dwellers and tropical inhabitants, then use sand and vibrant tempera paint to make a desert or tropical mirage. Free with admission to the grounds.
Wave Hill House, 10AM–1PM

Sun, February 17
Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to today’s concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the four classic elements of savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine. Afternoon Tea Service is $36. Wave Hill Members receive a 10% discount. Advance registration is required by calling 718.549.3200 x95 or by We will take reservations until 5PM on the Thursday prior to the concert.
Wave Hill House, NOON

Sun, February 17
Jazz artist Marika Hughes has returned to her chamber music background with her new project, The New String Quartet. Alongside Charlie Burnham (violin and voice), Marvin Sewell (guitar) andRashaan Carter (bass), the band sets out to celebrate the sounds, vibrations and resonances of acoustic, unamplified, raw strings. Rooted in the standards of the western string quartet tradition, The New String Quartet's setlist will also weave throughout Hughes’s varied musical heritage, from classical and jazz songs to pop music and impromptu sketches. With a selection of songs both old and new, Hughes and The New String Quartet tip their hats to love, to loss, to family and to gratitude. A granddaughter of Emanuel Feuermann, one of the 20th century's greatest cellists and a Holocaust refugee, Hughes grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and was a regular on "Sesame Street." Her recent albums include "New York Nostalgia" and she recently toured with Adele. Ticket Prices: Adults: $28 (includes admission to the grounds) / Wave Hill Members 10% discount / $12 children ages 8-18, unless otherwise noted. Order tickets online, or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. For additional information, please call 718.549.3200 x251.
Wave Hill House, 2PM

Sun, February 17
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.
Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 2PM

Mon, February 18
Closed to the public.

Wed, February 20
This year’s three lectures illuminate how deeply an intimate garden like Wave Hill is embedded in the larger world of horticulture. Lisa Roper has devoted 28 years to gardening at Chanticleer, a public garden in Wayne, PA, where for the last five years she has been developing Chanticleer’s Gravel Garden, on a site created in 2000 and planted with a mix of grasses, Mediterranean plants, drought-tolerant perennials and annuals and hardy succulents. Roper will speak about how form, texture, color and rhythm are carefully considered as she plants and edits, photography serving to inform her design decisions. Roper holds a BFA in Fine Art from The Cooper Union, and trained at Longwood Gardens. Wave Hill’s annual horticultural lecture series is held at the New York School of Interior Design. Three-lecture series: $72. Wave Hill Members and students save 10%. Individual tickets: $30, with a 10% discount for Wave Hill Members and students. Seating is limited, and advance reservations are recommended, online. Student tickets available lecture evening only, at the door, space permitting and with a valid student ID. The final lecture of the series takes place on March 20, when Coralie Thomas will speak about the evolution of her career as a young gardener.
New York School of Interior Design, 6PM

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,  November 1–March 14. Closes 5:30PM, starting March 15.

ADMISSION – $10 adults, $6 students and seniors 65+, $4 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 at
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

Information at 718.549.3200. On the web at

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