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
Martha Gellens at 718.549.3200 x232 or
Location: Wave Hill at West 249 Street and Independence Avenue in the Bronx, New York
Hours: Open all year, Tuesday–Sunday and many major holidays: 9am–5:30pm Closes 4:30pm, November 1–March14.
Admission: $8 adults, $4 students & seniors 65+, $2 children 6–18. 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.