Celebrate History, Family and Community at Wave Hill’s Harvest Weekend, November 21 & 22, 2015

Bronx, NY, September 24, 2015—Gather family and friends to create wonderful memories and celebrate the bounty of family and community at Wave Hill’s Harvest Weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22, join us for two days of activities and workshops, each centered around the history and creativity that makes Wave Hill so special.

The weekend kicks off with the “Cornhusk Dolls” Family Art Project, a classic activity that’s just the thing to keep little hands busy. Listen to Native American tales, and then learn how to tie, weave and shape dried husks into dolls—a simple, yet beautiful Thanksgiving decoration for years to come. Then make room for wonder at Hybrid Objects–Amulets, Talismans and Curiosities, an Art Workshop for adults that explores the art of collecting unusual objects in cabinets of curiosities. Learn about the history of these cabinets and create an object of your own—the perfect dose of wonder before the holiday season.

It’s all in the name: led by a Great Performances pastry chef, our Perfect Pumpkin Pie Workshop will butter the way for you to bake the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. For music-loving fans, Wave Hill hosts the Canal Street String Band in Armor Hall. Back by popular demand from last year, the rich three-part harmonies, fancy string work and good humor of the players put a brand-new shine on some seriously fun old American music—a treat for parents and kids alike.                                                                                                                                               

What:                       Wave Hill Harvest Weekend

When:                       Saturday & Sunday, November 21 & 22, 2015

Schedule:                  Saturday, November 21

                                  Family Art Project: Cornhusk Dolls, 10AM–1PM. Free with admission to grounds.

                                  Perfect Pumpkin Pie Workshop, 1PM. $35/$25 Wave Hill Member. Registration required.

                                  Art Workshop: Hybrid Objects: Amulets, Talismans & Curiosities, 1PM. $30/$40 Wave Hill Member. Registration required.

                                  Sunday, November 22

                                  Family Art Project: Cornhusk Dolls, 10AM–1PM. Free with admission to grounds.

                                  Concert: Canal Street String Band, 1:30PM and 3PM. Ticket purchase required. Children age 8 and older welcome with an adult.

Purchase tickets online at wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. For additional information, please call 718.549.3200 x251.  Ticket prices include admission to the grounds.

Support for Public Programs is provided by The William Froelich Foundation. The Family Art Project is generously sponsored by Target, with additional support provided by Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Performing Arts Program is supported in part by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.

Wave Hill, Inc. 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 supportedwith 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.

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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.

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