Friday, September 27, 2019

STATEMENTS FROM MAYOR DE BLASIO AND COMMISSIONER TROTTENBERG ON 14TH STREET BUSWAY


Statement from Mayor Bill de Blasio:
   
“Thanks to this latest court ruling, the new 14th Street busway has gotten the green light and starting next week, bus riders will finally get moving. This is a smart project that speeds up buses and leaves room for the drop-offs and deliveries the neighborhood needs. These are the changes we have to make as a city to fight congestion and give people transit options they can rely on.”

Statement from DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg:

“We are grateful to the judges of the Appellate Division, First Department for their decision today to allow DOT and New York City Transit to move forward with our 18-month Transit and Truck Priority Pilot Project on 14th Street. With over 27,000 trips taken on the M14 Select Bus Service each day, the new busway will help create more reliable commutes with shorter travel times. 

“We expect the pilot to take effect next Thursday morning, October 3rd. DOT and New York City Transit will continue to work with the NYPD, elected officials, local merchants, neighborhood residents, drivers and bus riders along 14th Street to monitor and evaluate the new service and make adjustments as needed.”

See details on the 14th Street Truck and Transit plan here: https://www1.nyc.gov/html/brt/html/routes/14th-street.shtml

POMPEO SUBPOENAED FOR UKRAINE DOCUMENTS AS HOUSE COMMITTEES ACCELERATE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY


  Today, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo for documents, including many he has refused to produce for weeks.

The Committees are investigating the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with our 2020 election and by withholding security assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression.

“Pursuant to the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry, we are hereby transmitting a subpoena that compels you to produce the documents set forth in the accompanying schedule by October 4, 2019,” the Chairmen wrote. 

To date, Pompeo has refused to produce these documents, which were first requested more than two weeks ago.  The Chairmen sent a follow-up letter warning Pompeo that they would consider compulsory measures if he continued to refuse to comply.

“This subpoena is being issued by the Committee on Foreign Affairs after consultation with the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Oversight and Reform.  The subpoenaed documents shall be part of the impeachment inquiry and shared among the Committees.  Your failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment inquiry,” the Chairmen wrote.  

The Chairmen also sent a separate letter today notifying Pompeo that the Committees have scheduled depositions for five State Department officials over the next two weeks:

  • October 2, 2019:  Ambassador Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch
  • October 3, 2019:  Ambassador Kurt Volker
  • October 7, 2019:  Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent
  • October 8, 2019:  Counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl
  • October 10, 2019:  Ambassador Gordon Sondland

“The Committees are conducting this investigation in an expeditious, coordinated manner.  The Inspector General of the Intelligence Community has determined that the whistleblower complaint raises a matter of ‘urgent concern,’ is ‘credible,’ and ‘relates to one of the most significant and important of the DNI’s responsibilities to the American people’: our free and fair elections,” the Chairmen wrote.

Click here to read the subpoena letter.

Click here to read the deposition letter.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Will Ritchie Torres be Dropping Out of the 15th Congressional Race?


This came in from Ritchie Torres for Congress



Hey team,
I’ll be honest: I’m a little worried about our fundraising numbers this month. If I’m being completely honest, more than a little worried. Let me briefly explain why.
Our monthly fundraising goals are extremely important to everything we do. From buying supplies and post-canvassing grub for volunteers, to our crucial voter outreach operation, your contributions truly power this campaign. But after a brief update from my staff, I’m sorry to report that we're on track to fall short of our September goal.

The timing couldn’t be worse. It’s end-of-quarter, the time of year when campaigns have to get all of our financial ducks in a row. Failing now would raise a lot of questions among election observers about just how serious we are. I know we’re in this to win, and so do you -- let’s not let the political pundits write our story for us!

Editors Note:

We saw this from the Presidential Campaign of Bill de Blasio, before he dropped out of that race.

We also exclusively broke the Ritchie Torres/Michael Blake deal to have only one Bronx elected official run for Public Advocate in the February Special Election. Torres would not run and support Blake, while Blake would support Torres for the 15th Congressional District. Michael Blake said only two people knew about that deal, and wanted to know how I found out about it. Ritchie Torres would not comment on the record, but we had a long conversation off the record about the deal.

Could it be that Ritchie Torres has reached the end of his campaign for the 15th Congressional race? 

Will Ritchie Torres once again be supporting Michael Blake, this time for the 15th Congressional District?




Monday, September 23, 2019

DE BLASIO ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES KICKOFF OF NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY A week of action to get New Yorkers registered before the October 11th deadline


 The de Blasio Administration and DemocracyNYC today announced the kickoff of a series of citywide events this week to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, a national day of action tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24th.

The City’s week of action will start this evening with a voter registration drive at the New York Mets stadium in Queens where DemocracyNYC and the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit will be registering New Yorkers at the Met-Willets Point subway station before tonight’s game, and inside Citi Field during the game. 

“Voting is the great equalizer – giving each one of us a voice and a chance to create the change we want to see," said Mayor de Blasio. "I encourage all New Yorkers to participate this week in National Voter Registration Day. Together we can build a stronger democracy.”

“Our future depends on engaging as many people as possible in the democratic process,” said J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives. “National Voter Registration Day is an important opportunity to engage those who have yet to participate in our democracy, and ensure they have the tools and resources they need to make their voices heard.”
                                                                                                                     
“Registering to vote is one of the first steps you can take to make your voice heard in our democracy, and NVRD is a great opportunity to do just that,” said Chief Democracy Officer Rini Fonseca-Sabune, “Whether at the Mets game, on campus or at a government office, take a moment to register, update your registration or help your friends and family take this important step. For the first time in New York’s history, early voting will begin on October 26 and be available for nine days before Election Day. Register today and vote early!” said Rini Fonseca-Sabune, Chief Democracy Officer, DemocracyNYC.


Over 12 city agencies will be hosting voter registration drives this week at different locations citywide, available here. Tomorrow, over 24 Human Resources Administration (HRA) Job and SNAP Centers will be running voter registration drives in the five boroughs, available here.

All IDNYC Centers citywide will be providing voter registration materials for those signing up for or renewing their IDNYC, beginning Thursday, September 26.

The City University of New York is joining the voting registration drive this week at 20 of their CUNY campuses in the five boroughs. The efforts on CUNY campuses will include a Wheel of Fortune-style game show on “Why you should vote,” “Why I Vote” campaigns, and other various efforts to engage students to register to vote.

“All New Yorkers play a critical role in our City’s future,” said Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. “I am thrilled that IDNYC centers across the City will provide voter registration information, and I thank DemocracyNYC and other partners for working to ensure that all New Yorkers are able to participate in our civic life.”

Police Surveillance at Evander Campus



We found this School Safety vehicle right out of the movie 'Stripes' across the street from the Evander Childs Campus. In the movie a similar vehicle attacked an enemy prison where a troop of soldiers were being kept prisoner. In freeing the troop the similar vehicle in the movie also took down a tank.

So just what is the purpose of this war like vehicle that was parked in front of a fire hydrant?


Senator Jamaal Bailey Celebrates Unions and Caribbean Culture



      It was a parade down White Plains Road to PS 41

  Saturday Senator Jamaal Bailey hosted his 2nd annual Unions and Caribbean celebration parade. The parade started on Nereid Ave. / 238th Street and went down along White Plains Rd. to PS 41. The event featured the vibrant colors and culture found in the Caribbean, as well as labor leaders and union members. Following the parade, there were a series of performances and presentations at PS 41. 

Senator Bailey said "The 36th District is filled with so much diversity in culture and in labor. I am thrilled to be out here celebrating that energy and hard work that is instilled in my constituents. I am so proud to be from a community like the one found here in the district,"        

This year's honoree's were PO Michael Chin from the 47th Precinct, Michelle Sajous from Riverbay Corporation, Community Activist Patricia Williams, and David Caraballoso from CCA Metro. 

The awards and dances were done on stage in the auditorium, information tables and a bouncy house were set up in the gym, and delicious Caribbean food was available in the cafeteria.


Above - The parade nears Gun Hill Road.
Below - One of the dance groups that performed. 



Above - A chance to get your picture with three lovely parade marchers.
Below - Honoree Patrica Williams with Senator Bailey.



Sunday, September 22, 2019

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez to Announce Candidacy in 15th Congressional District


 In a press release sent out Sunday night Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez is to announce his candidacy in the 15th Congressional race Monday Afternoon.

Councilman Rodriguez said that he received the majority of the vote in the 15th Congressional District in the February Special Election for Public Advocate. Of the candidates currently in the 15th Congressional race. Assemblyman Blake and former City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito also ran in the special election. 

As was the case in the special election where Rodriguez ran under the Unite Immigrants name, he says that he is the candidate of immigrants who will stand up to President Trump's anti immigration policies.

The 15th Congressional District is 66 percent Hispanic, 28 percent Black, 3 percent White, and 3 percent others.

Other candidates include Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr., Councilman Ritchie Torres, Assemblyman Michael Blake, former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, BOEDC President Marlene Cintron, Johnathan Ortiz, Thomas Ramos, Chinvona Newsome, and the probability of more candidates such as Samelys Lopez and Julio Pabon who have mentioned a possible candidacy.

State Senator Gustavo Rivera dropped out shortly after announcing, deciding to stay in the State Senate. Former Assemblyman Eric Stevenson also dropped out at the end of  August telling us that he was going to run for his old assembly seat.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

New 86th Assembly District Democratic Club


 Louella Hatch Democratic Club: Vision and Statement

LHDC is dedicated to carrying on Ms. Louella Hatch’s lifetime legacy of service to the borough of the Bronx.

LHDC is organized to offer a political home to all residents of the borough of the Bronx, as well as to serve the following objectives:

* To promote local civic engagement in the Bronx County Community;

* To nurture potential leadership for the County of the Bronx;

* To instill ethics and a sense of shared purpose in it’s members;

* To shape public discourse about the political process in the Bronx;

* To reinforce value in civil rights, communication, equality, integrity, human
rights and democratic processes;

* To encourage and support candidates who share and represent LHDC’s
Democratic values; and

* To encourage the youth of the Bronx to engage in the Democratic process.


Above - Tish Hatch thanks the almost one-hundred people gathered to honor her mother by naming the new 86th Assembly Democratic Club in her mother's memory.
Below - Could it be current Councilman Fernando Cabrera who will benefit from the new Loullea Hatch Democratic Club in 2020 ?



Friday, September 20, 2019

New BRAG Office at 1 East Fordham Road


  Wednesday afternoon Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence Northwest opened its second Bronx location at One East Fordham Road at the corner of Jerome Avenue. In 2015 BRAG West opened at Good Shepherd Services on West 183rd Street. The goal of BRAG is to break the cycle of violence, by having those who have made a mistake ending up in jail help and advise young people of the options they have to stay out of a criminal career. 

Besides gun violence BRAG also handles stabbings, and beat downs. BRAG is affiliated with three Bronx schools where crime is down up to sixty-six percent. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, Councilman Fernando Cabrera, and State Senator Gustavo Rivera were on hand,with Senator Rivera presenting BRAG with a check for Eight Thousand Dollars to continue the success of the program. 


Above - Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Praises the work of the many people associated with the BRAG program.
Below - State Senator Gustavo Rivera presents the BRAG program with one check for eight thousand dollars.


The ribbon cutting of the new BRAG office at 1 East Fordham Road.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony



  The home of Music and Arts some call the Lincoln Center of the Bronx, the Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts has finished its $15.4 million dollar renovation. Thursday was the ribbion cutting ceremony that added over five thousand square feet of new space, and solved the problem of the center not being ADA accessible. 

Hundreds of people were on hand to see the new facade of the center, hear from those at Lehman College, and be able to tour the revamped Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts building.
While several elected officials were on hand, City Council members Andrew Cohen and Andy King provided New York City Funding. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was the only elected official to speak.


Above - Hundreds of people were on hand for the ribbon cutting.
Below - Executive Director of the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts Ms. Eva Bornstein talks of the improvements to the building.



Above - Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Speaks of the importance of the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts.
Below - The ribbon cutting.


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Wave Hill events October 3 - October 10


Thu, October 3

Garden Highlights Walk

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1PM

Fri, October 4

Garden Highlights Walk

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1PM

Sat, October 5

Family Art Project: Cephalopod Prints

For International Cephalopod day, create your own wearable octopus arms and squid tentacles, using creative printing techniques for each of your many limbs. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Wave Hill House, 10AM–1PM

Sat, October 5

Garden Design Walk: The Flower Garden at Wave Hill

Tour the Flower Garden, glorious each fall, with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Inspired by the publication of Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill, releasing in September, 2019, this walk is an opportunity to see how plant combinations and colors, both planned and serendipitous, refresh the design of the garden beds and planted containers in each season. The Flower Garden draws inspiration from the Arts and Crafts gardening style, popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center, 1PM

Sat, October 5 

Artists and Curators Talk: Figuring the Floral

Join us for a walkthrough with artists and curators of Figuring the Floral. This exhibition features artists who employ floral imagery to explore representations of identity, including race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, aging and other facets. Free with admission to the grounds.

Glyndor Gallery, 2PM

Sun, October 6

Family Art Project: Cephalopod Prints

For International Cephalopod day, create your own wearable octopus arms and squid tentacles, using creative printing techniques for each of your many limbs. Free with admission to the grounds.

Wave Hill House, 10AM–1PM

Sun, October 6

Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill―A Conversation Moderated by Stephen Orr

Join us for a lively conversation about the new book Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill, to be released by Timber Press in late September. Nature into Art explores different areas of the gardens, with helpful information about the plants, techniques and design choices that define this remarkable garden. Joining moderator Stephen Orr, Editor-in-Chief of Better Homes and Gardens, will be Wave Hill’s Founding Director of Horticulture Marco Polo Stufano, current Senior Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer and the book’s author and photographer, Tom Christopher and Ngoc Minh Ngo, respectively. Hear from the creative forces behind this world-renowned garden and the extraordinary story of how, in Tom Christopher’s words, Wave Hill “remade American gardening—as it continues to do today.” A reception follows the event, at which copies of the book will be available for purchase ($40). Book Talk and Reception - $30. Wave Hill Members save 10%. Reservations at wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Wave Hill House, 2–4PM

Sun, October 6

Garden Highlights Walk

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 2PM

Mon, October 7

Wave Hill is closed.

Tue, October 8

Art Workshop series begins: The Idea of Beauty in Photography *SOLD OUT*

Since the invention of photography at the beginning of the 19th century, practitioners have wrestled with the problem of beauty. What makes a photograph beautiful? Must a photograph be beautiful to be good? Join photographer Benjamin Swett in exploring the meaning of beauty in photography through slide lectures, class discussions, outdoor photography in the woods and gardens of Wave Hill, and critiques of student work. Suitable for all levels. $245; Wave Hill Members save 10%. Registration required, online at wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center. This four-session series continues October 15, 22 and 29.

Wave Hill House, 10AM–1PM

Tue, October 8

Gallery Tour

Tour Glyndor Gallery with Wave Hill’s Curatorial Assistant or Gallery Greeter to get an insider’s view of current exhibitions. A flower’s life cycle of budding, blooming and pollinating, as well as its process of decay, strongly echoes the human condition. The exhibition Figuring the Floral features artists who apply this symbolism to their work—touching on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, aging and other facets of identity. Participating artists are Derrick AdamsNicole AwaiBahar BehbahaniChristian Ruiz BermanSanford Biggers, Cecile ChongMax Colby, Abigail DeVilleValerie HegartyChristopher K. Ho and Kevin ZuckerDiana LozanoNatalia NakazawaEbony G. PattersonBundith PhunsombatlertLina PuertaSimonette QuaminaDavid Rios FerreiraAlexandria SmithKatherine ToukhyLina Iris ViktorWilliam Villalongo and Saya Woolfalk. In the Sunroom, Emily Oliveira creates a vibrant, installation using large-scale, textile pieces, sculpture and video to transform the Sunroom into a devotional space for a decolonized, queer utopia 1,000 years into the future. In the Sun Porch, Duy Hoàng creates a sculptural installation inspired by his research and material experimentation. In his laboratory-like setting, Hoàng creates a shelter and uses intersecting Paracords and tree branches to juxtapose found objects, such as fallen plants and photographs of fauna and flora sourced from Wave Hill.  Free with admission to the grounds.

Glyndor Gallery, 2PM

Wed, October 9

Garden Highlights Walk

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1PM

Thu, October 10

Garden Highlights Walk

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1PM


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–5:30PM, March 15–October 31. Closes 4:30PM, starting November 1.

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 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.

Monday, September 16, 2019

BREAKING: WFP endorses Elizabeth Warren!


  To Bad Bill de Blasio:

The Working Families Party is proud to announce our endorsement of Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic primary for president of the United States!
We’re committed to helping Elizabeth win — and to organizing in our communities and online to make sure that the issues that matter to working families remain at the center of this primary campaign. But first we need to know: are you in?
We believe the best way to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 is with a bold vision of a nation that works for the many, not just the few. That's why we're not sitting on the sidelines.
Over the last few months, the Working Families Party engaged in a deliberative process.
We want a future where everyone can thrive, no matter who you are, where you come from, who you love, or how much money is in your pocket. Where we can all be free.
The 20 richest Americans have more wealth than the bottom half of our nation, while a full quarter of our nation’s children live in poverty. We’re the only industrialized nation in the world without universal paid sick days and family leave or guaranteed access to healthcare. Our system of mass incarceration and for-profit prisons jails tens of thousands of young people of color, and deprives them of their vote and their voice. Our cruel immigration system separates families and throws kids in cages.
Elizabeth Warren is one of the smartest, fiercest champions for working families in America today. Her critique of Wall Street and the financial industry helped lay the groundwork for Occupy Wall Street and she was the driving force behind the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Senator Warren has a clear vision of how race, class, and gender intersect, and her working-class background has given her deep insight into the struggles families face every da\6
Are you in?
Yes, I'm in! »
No, I'm supporting another candidate »
I haven't decided on a candidate yet »
In solidarity,
Maurice Mitchell
National Director
Working Families Party
EDITOR'S NOTE:
NO. We are not in with the WFP.


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Disclaimer on Political Ads on this Blog


  This blog is for political information and community news. We will give our opinion on various races, predicting the outcomes of said races, but we do not endorse candidates taking out ads outside of the written section of this blog. 

This blog is not endorsing any Democratic candidate for President or any other office. This blog will predict who we think will be winners and who will be losers as we have done since the inception of this blog.

Thank You, we look forward to your continued readership.

Wave Hill Events September 26 - October 3


Thu, September 26

Garden Highlights Walk

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1PM

Fri, September 27

Garden Highlights Walk

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1PM

Sat, September 28

Family Art Project: Forest Stories 

From understory to emergent layer, the forest holds many stories. Create your own spinning storytelling device that explores the unique stories that each forest layer tells. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Wave Hill House, 10AM–1PM

SAT, September 28

Walks with the Gardeners: The Flower Garden with Harnek Singh

Inspired by the publication of Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill, to be published by Timber Press in September, this series of walks offers an insider’s view of horticulture at Wave Hill, and an opportunity for a dialogue with the gardeners about growing techniques, garden design and interesting plants at Wave Hill. Tour the Flower Garden, glorious in autumn, with the person who knows it best--Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh. Learn how he refreshes the design and color scheme of each planting bed and maintains venerable favorites alongside changing seasonal plantings and containers. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet at the Perkins VIsitor Center, 1PM

Sat, September 28

Meet the Artists: Duy Huàng and Emily Oliveira

Join us for artists’ talks with New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellows Duy Hoàng and Emily Oliveira and Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch. In the Sunroom, Emily Oliveira creates a vibrant, installation using large-scale, textile pieces, sculpture and video to transform the Sunroom into a devotional space for a decolonized, queer utopia 1,000 years into the future. In the Sun Porch, Duy Hoàng creates a sculptural installation inspired by his research and material experimentation. In his laboratory-like setting, Hoàng creates a shelter and uses intersecting Paracords and tree branches to juxtapose found objects, such as fallen plants and photographs of fauna and flora sourced from Wave Hill. Free with admission to the grounds.

Glyndor Gallery, 2PM

Sun, September 29

Family Art Project: Forest Stories 

From understory to emergent layer, the forest holds many stories. Create your own spinning storytelling device that explores the unique stories that each forest layer tells. Free with admission to the grounds.

Wave Hill House, 10AM–1PM

Sun, September 29

Garden Highlights Walk

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 2PM

Tue, October 1

Gallery Tour

Tour Glyndor Gallery with Wave Hill’s Curatorial Assistant or Gallery Greeter to get an insider’s view of current exhibitions. A flower’s life cycle of budding, blooming and pollinating, as well as its process of decay, strongly echoes the human condition. The exhibition Figuring the Floral features artists who apply this symbolism to their work—touching on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, aging and other facets of identity. Participating artists are Derrick AdamsNicole AwaiBahar BehbahaniChristian Ruiz BermanSanford Biggers, Cecile ChongMax Colby, Abigail DeVilleValerie HegartyChristopher K. Ho and Kevin ZuckerDiana LozanoNatalia NakazawaEbony G. PattersonBundith PhunsombatlertLina PuertaSimonette QuaminaDavid Rios FerreiraAlexandria SmithKatherine ToukhyLina Iris ViktorWilliam Villalongo and Saya Woolfalk. In the Sunroom, Emily Oliveira creates a vibrant, installation using large-scale, textile pieces, sculpture and video to transform the Sunroom into a devotional space for a decolonized, queer utopia 1,000 years into the future. In the Sun Porch, Duy Hoàng creates a sculptural installation inspired by his research and material experimentation. In his laboratory-like setting, Hoàng creates a shelter and uses intersecting Paracords and tree branches to juxtapose found objects, such as fallen plants and photographs of fauna and flora sourced from Wave Hill.  Free with admission to the grounds.

Glyndor Gallery, 2PM

Wed, October 2

Garden Highlights Walk

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1PM

Thu, October 3

Garden Highlights Walk

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1PM


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–5:30PM, March 15–October 31. Closes 4:30PM, starting November 1.

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 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.