Celebrate Earth Day at Wave Hill on April 22

Celebrate Mother Nature on a weekend filled with activities that will charm everyone from our youngest guest to the most seasoned garden visitor. Admission to the grounds is free all day Sunday, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Both days, join the Family Art Project for stories honoring our trees, and then create a portrait as your own tribute and fashion a tiny Earth Day charm or pin. Saturday’s highlights include a kid-friendly Earth Day Garden Walk, a Wave Hill History Walk and a guided Gallery Tour of the exhibition in Glyndor Galley—work by eight artists inspired by Wave Hill’s Wild Garden—and a workshop on planting your own alpine trough.

Sunday, enjoy a guided Garden & Conservatory Walk showcasing the delights of the early spring gardens, then stay for a Nature Journaling workshop and for Branch Dances at Wave Hill, a performance by award-winning choreographer Merián Soto and her dancers and musician, third in a series celebrating each season at Wave Hill.  While you’re here, be sure to stop by The Shop at Wave Hill, where seeds—especially Philadelphia-based D. Landreth Seed Company’s exclusive zinnia assortment—are center stage.  _____________________________________________________________________________________________

What:    Earth Day Weekend at Wave Hill

Date:      Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, 2012

Time:     SAT         10AM-1PM           Family Art Project: Who Will Speak for the Trees?/¿Quién hablará por los árboles?

                                11AM                   Wave Hill History Walk

                                NOON                  Earth Day Garden Walk (Ideal for ages 6 and up. Light rain or shine.)

                                2PM                      Garden Workshop: Plant an Alpine Trough  (Fee: $30 Member/$45 Non-member)

                                2PM                      Gallery Tour        

               SUN         10AM-1PM          Family Art Project: Who Will Speak for the Trees?/¿Quién hablará por los árboles?

                                12:30PM               Earth Day Nature Journaling (Fee: $10 Member/28 Non-member)

                                2PM                      Garden & Conservatory Walk

                                3:30PM                 Performance: Branch Dances at Wave Hill


Fee:                        All programs are free with admission—and admission is free on Sunday—except for the Alpine Trough and Nature Journaling workshops. Reservations required, at www.wavehill.org.

Target Free Days

Target sponsors free Tuesday and Saturday morning admission to Wave Hill, providing public access to the arts in our community.

Contact:                Mary Weitzman at 718.549.3200 x320 or maryw@wavehill.org

                                Martha Gellens at 718.549.3200 x232 or marthag@wavehill.org

Location:                Wave Hill at West 249 Street and Independence Avenue in the Bronx, New York

Hours:                    Open all year, TuesdaySunday and many major holidays: 9am5:30pm Closes 4:30pm, November 1–March14.                                                                          

Admission:            $8 adults, $4 students & seniors 65+, $2 children 618. Free Tuesday, Saturday until noon. Free to Members, children under 6

Directions:             Getting here is easy! Located only 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan, Wave Hill’s free shuttle van transport you to and from our front gate and Metro-North’s Riverdale station, the W. 242 St. stop on the #1 subway line, and to and from our free offsite parking lot. Limited onsite parking is available for $8 per vehicle. Complete directions and shuttle bus schedule at www.wavehill.org.


About Us

Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its 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.



Documents & Links

Quick facts

Mark Twain leased the estate from 1901-1903, setting up a treehouse parlor in the branches of a chestnut tree on the lawn. Of winter at Wave Hill he wrote, I believe we have the noblest roaring blasts here I have ever known on land; they sing their hoarse song through the big tree-tops with a splendid energy that thrills me and stirs me and uplifts me and makes me want to live always.
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Theodore Roosevelt's family rented Wave Hill during the summers of 1870 and ‘71, when the future president was a youth of 12 and 13. Teddy's time here significantly deepened his love of nature and love of the outdoors that would later prompt him to secure the preservation of millions of acres of American parkland.
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A spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Bronx, Wave Hill's vibrant landscape is one of the most beautiful spots in New York City.
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