Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Wave Hill to Reopen to Public Thursday, July 30

A public garden and cultural center located in the Bronx, Wave Hill will reopen to the public on Thursday, July 30, 2020, with required pre-registration, with reduced hours and fewer visitors. Its reopening comes after closing to the public four months ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visiting Wave Hill once it reopens July 30 will feel a little unusual during this first phase of the garden’s reopening.
“The last four months have been a journey like no other,” commented Wave Hill President and Executive Director Karen Meyerhoff. “We are so grateful for the many ways that visitors have expressed their support for Wave Hill, and I can’t wait to share with you all the beauty and serenity of Wave Hill in summer! Especially given the economic hardship so many are facing during this time, we are happy to extend free admission during the first two weeks we are open.” 
Safety first: reduced hours, fewer visitors, pre-reservations required
First and foremost, visitors are asked to have masks on when entering and exiting the garden and when using a restroom. Face coverings may be removed when on the grounds and social distancing is possible. To protect Wave Hill visitors and staff, the garden is reopening in phases, initially open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5:30PM. The number of visitors will be limited each day and everyone will be required to reserve an admission ticket in advance. This ticket will be required to enter the grounds. 

Pre-reservations open Mondays, starting July 27
Every Monday, starting July 27, visitors will have access to reserve admission tickets for the following Thursday through Sunday. The first week, that would be for July 30 through August 2. Wave Hill Members will have early access to weekly ticket reservations, starting Fridays.

Getting here and being prepared
The visitor parking lot will not be open and shuttle service is temporarily suspended due to social distancing requirements. Courtesy carts and wheelchairs are also temporarily unavailable. Again due to COVID-19, the buildings will be closed, but restrooms will be open on the lower level of Glyndor Gallery and at the Perkins Visitor Center. Visitors are welcome to bring water—no food, please. (Water fountains will be closed.)

Know before you go!
When visitors make their reservations online, a confirmation email will include a link to everything they will want to know before coming and what to expect for their visit.  

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 landscapes, 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–Sunday and many major holidays: 9AM–5:30PM; Nov 1–Mar 14, closes 4:30PM. Special restricted hours as New York City recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic: NOON–5:30PM;Thursday–Sunday, effective July 30, 2020.

ADMISSION TO THE GROUNDS: $10 adults, $6 students and seniors 65+, $4 children 6-18. Free Tuesdays and Saturdays until noon. Free to members, children under 6. 

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Wave Hill Incorporated is an independent non-profit cultural institution governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The buildings and grounds of Wave Hill are owned by the City of New York. With the assistance of the Bronx Borough President and Bronx representatives in the City Council and State Legislature; Wave Hill’s operations are supported with public funds through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the Zoos; Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Grant Program administered by the New York State Office of Parks; Recreation and Historic Preservation; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. During COVID-19 closure, support for Wave Hill’s essential personnel, equipment, and online programming has been provided by The New York Community Trust NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund.

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