Winter Cooking Programs at Wave Hill

January-February 2015

Spice up the long, cold winter with a sweet—or savory—cooking program at Wave Hill! This season, discover the refreshing taste of preserved lemons, learn to infuse chocolate truffles with a dash of fiery heat and decorate delicious Valentine’s Day cookies with colorful sprinkles and sugars—all within a serene natural setting.

Unless otherwise stated, cooking programs are free with admission to the grounds. No registration required. 

What: Winter Cooking Programs

Where: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, New York


Lemon Cooking DemonstrationSaturday, January 31, 2PM  

Pucker up—it’s lemon season at Wave Hill! Find out how to make and use preserved lemons, a traditional ingredient in Moroccan cooking. A guest chef from Great Performances conjures up refreshing dishes featuring both fresh and preserved lemons. After the demonstration, visit our esteemed potted lemons in the Palm House, currently scenting the Conservatory with their sweet-smelling blossoms. In addition to this cooking demonstration, you may want to register for a Lemon Day lotions and creams workshop today in the morning, followed by a light lunch in The Café.

Sweet and Spicy Truffles Cooking Demonstration: Sunday, February 8, 2PM

What could be sweeter (and more decadent) than a batch of delicious chocolate truffles? A chef from Great Performances demonstrates the process of truffle-making using surprisingly spicy ingredients, such as cinnamon, chili and ginger. Go home with recipes, just in time to whip up some hand-made Valentine’s sweets for your sweetie.

Valentine’s Day Workshop: Cookie Decorating! Saturday, February 14, 11–3PM

Roses are red, violets are blue, cookies are colorful and sprinkles are, too! Bring your sweethearts to Wave Hill this Valentine’s Day for a special cookie-decorating event. Use sanding sugars, cookie icing and a variety of sprinkles to design your own cookies. Fill a box with your creations to show that certain someone how much you love them. Perfect for families and crafty visitors of all ages. $15 Materials Fee per project.

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.