Celebrate Summer Sunset Wednesdays at Wave Hill

Sunset Wednesdays begin tomorrow at Wave Hill!

Celebrate Summer Sunset Wednesdays at Wave Hill

Free Concerts on the Great Lawn, July 1–August 5

Bronx, NY, June 15, 2015— Close on the heels of Night Lights at Wave Hill, which offered visitors the opportunity to visit the gardens on spring evenings, this public garden and cultural center invites visitors to continue the evening experience on Sunset Wednesdays this summer. There’s no better way to celebrate the sweetness of a summer evening than to rendezvous here with friends after work. And what a naturally inspired setting for a date!

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Relax with a plein air session of yoga in a secluded corner of the gardens. A guided garden walk in the golden light of early evening will entice the nature enthusiast, while the arts-minded will be drawn to Glyndor Gallery, open summer evenings for an intriguing exhibition all about Wrath—Force of Nature. The show is part of our partnership with the Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance—seven institutions focusing on the Seven Deadly Sins this summer.

A special moment of the evening, of course, comes with the hour-long concert of live music—free with admission—on the Great Lawn each Sunset Wednesday. The series highlights New York City artists, from singer/songwriter Alan Hampton to the Bronx-based Bombazo Dance Company.

Enjoy a picnic on the lawn—no blankets, please!—or savor supper and a glass of wine on the terrace of historic Wave Hill House, overlooking the Hudson River and majestic Palisades. The Café will offer light entrees and snacks, along with wine, beer and a specialty cocktail.

What:                 Sunset Wednesdays at Wave Hill

Where:                  Wave Hill, West 249 Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY

When:                   Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5

                                 Grounds open until 8:30PM

Glyndor Gallery, The Shop and The Café open until 7:30PM

Event Schedule:  6:00PM: Outdoor Yoga

                              6:15PM: Nature in a Nutshell  with Gabriel Willow, a short stroll exploring our resident flora and fauna

                              6:30PM: Guided Garden Walk

                              7:00PM: Concert on the Great Lawn

Admission:            Special Sunset Wednesday event pricing after 4PM: $10 adults, $6 students & seniors 65+; $4 children 6–18; free to Members, children under 6.

No guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted.

Program Fees: Sunset Yoga, $25/ $15 Member, includes admission to the grounds; registration opens day-of at 9:30AM at the Perkins Visitor Center. All other programs are free with admission to the grounds.


Support for Garden Programs is provided by the Hagedorn Fund. Support for Public Programs is provided by The William Froelich Foundation.

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The New York Community Trust, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and 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 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.


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.