Take time to smell the flowers and enjoy a walk through the gardens of Wave Hill. We're open, and for those who haven't visited yet, you can reserve a ticket here. Weekly reservations open Monday, and the previous Friday for Wave Hill Members. And while we are open to the public, we hope you stay connected to Wave Hill virtually as well. Check out what's new this week:
Saturday, August 29, 10AM
Using the techniques of bundle dying and plant pounding, create abstract landscapes that only you can dream up. Use pigments from plants, rocks and mud to paint the details and capture a sense of place to show others what dwells in your wild dreams.
Sundays, through November 8, 9:30AM-10:00AM
Join mindful outdoor guide Cindy Olsen or dosha healer Sara Hart for the healing practice of “sit spot” nature meditation. This experience is open to all who wish to learn simple meditation activities, nature lovers or anyone with an ongoing practice. Your “sit spot” can be anywhere—outdoors in your favorite spot, or your favorite spot at home.
This event is brought to you digitally—and onsite, we hope, one day this fall—as we move through Wave Hill’s planned phases of reopening.
Salute the Bees!
September is the month for bees!—thankfully, COVID-19 hasn’t stopped them from pollinating our flowers at Wave Hill. To celebrate, our annual Honey Weekend moves online this year to celebrate the hard-working pollinators in our yards, gardens and natural areas. Virtual activities include some perennial favorites, such as a honey-extraction demonstration, candle-making and a bee-themed Family Art Project, with some new opportunities: a Great Performance chef demonstrates a yummy recipe for brittle with a shocking new and inspired ingredient, a local beekeeper offers a live Q&A and ecological landscape designer and environmental horticulturist Kim Eierman talks about the "pollinator victory garden." Local honey, beeswax products and candle-making supplies will be available by mail through The Shop at Wave Hill. Event descriptions and calendar will be available at wavehill.org, in early September.
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: Special restricted hours as New York City recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic: NOON–5:30PM, Thursday–Sunday.
Information at 718.549.3200. On the web at www.wavehill.org.