Night Lights at Wave Hill Opens to Public on Friday, April 24, 2015

Anniversary Highlight Features Animated Light and Sound Installation by Acclaimed Artist Chris Doyle

Beginning Friday, April 24, Wave Hill invites the public to experience the enchantment of its garden landscape after dark. Night Lights at Wave Hill, the culmination of the institution’s 50th anniversary celebration, offers not just the unprecedented opportunity to visit on spring evenings, but also to view a spectacular installation by award-winning artist Chris Doyle. Doyle’s large-scale, site-specific work, entitled The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, infuses this serene space with an electrifying group of sculptures containing animation, light and sound. Music by innovative composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by members of the renowned Brooklyn Youth Chorus, emanates from each structure, amplifying the immersive effect of the installation. 

Night Lights also allows visitors the opportunity to visit Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions in Glyndor Gallery, and to take in special offerings in The Shop and The Café, including informal performances in the Mark Twain Room by jazz pianists Janice Friedman, Randy Ingram, Gregg Kallor and David Virelles. On select Night Lights evenings, Wave Hill’s exclusive caterer Great Performances offers the Night Lights Lounge in historic Wave Hill House’s Armor Hall, including artisanal hors d’oeuvres and beer, wine and prosecco. 

Night Lights at Wave Hill takes place Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings from April 24 through May 24. The grounds and installation are open to the public from 6:30 to 9:30PM. Tickets are available online at and onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. Same-Day Tickets: $25/$20 Wave Hill Member/$12 children. Purchase in advance and save $2. Lounge + Night Lights Admission: $60/$55 Wave Hill Member. Same-day Lounge tickets, if available, $40.  Look for the Lounge option when you purchase tickets. Visit the website for more information.

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

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.