Presidents’ Vacation Week at Wave Hill, Tuesday-Thursday, February 17-19, 2015

Take a break from winter and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making! On each of these fun-filled afternoons, explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media—from glimmering mosaic tiles to LED lights. Presidents’ Vacation Week programs are appropriate for children age five to ten, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Each session lasts an hour and a half and requires paid pre-registration. Space is limited.

Registration required, online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.  $23/$15 Wave Hill Member per session (includes onechild and one adult). $10 for each additional child or adult. Children (age 18 and under) receive free admission during Presidents’ Vacation Week. 

Tue, February 17, 1:30–3PM: Stargaze Discover the constellations that light up the night sky in winter and throughout the year. Using an empty cereal box, paint and LED light strings, make your own light box to recreate your favorite constellation and gaze at the stars all day long.

Wed, February 18, 1:30–3PM: Winter Cloud Mosaics Observe the different types of clouds with their distinct shapes and beautiful, soft colors—and then discover how to use your observations to make weather predictions. Create your own mosaic masterpiece of clouds and sky using a wood base, grout and glass tiles in an array of colors, shapes and sizes.

Thu, February 19, 1:30–3PM: Earth Meets Sky Inspired by the painting techniques of contemporary artist and sculptor Anselm Kiefer, create a textured landscape against the winter sky. Like Kiefer, bring your painting to life by applying thick layers of impasto on canvas and adding dried natural materials, such as flowers, straw, sticks and clay. 

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 with the support of Governor Andrew 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.