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WAVE HILL EVENTS

Family Art Project My Green Heaven

Family art projects are always an option at Wave Hill
Photo: Joshua Bright

In early April, Wave Hill still has the full-on vistas west to the Hudson and Palisades, offset by carpets and carpets of Glory-of-the-snow, crocus and other ephemerals spreading at visitors’ feet. But by late April story shifts up to the trees, by then blossoming and leafing out in the most dazzling, graceful beckoning to the sky. All are celebrated during Arbor Walk, one free, enchanting, informative event after another.

SAT, APRIL 20 THROUGH SUN, APRIL 28- ARBOR WEEK

This spring, Wave Hill celebrates its beloved collection of trees—magnolias, dogwoods, elms, oaks, beeches, pines, dawn redwood, dove tree, tupelo and more. It all culminates during Arbor Week, when Wave Hill participates in what has become a global commitment to planting and caring for trees. The horticultural and program staff will be out in force throughout Arbor Week, giving visitors multiple opportunities to learn about and appreciate the tree collection.

Check the website at www.wavehill.org for a full listing of the walks, talks, demonstrations, bike tour and tree-giveaway scheduled for Arbor Week.

ONDOORS & OUT

SAT, APRIL 20 FAMILY ART PROJECT—FLAGS AND KITES FOR EARTH DAY

Flags and Kites for Earth Day/Banderas y carretas por el dia de la tierra Visiting Artist Miwa Koizumi, who in her own work repurposes found plastic bottles to dazzling effect, will show us how to make simple kites and festive flags out of colorful plastic bags to celebrate Earth Day. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM‒1PM

SAT, APRIL 20- WAVE HILL HISTORY WALK

Discover the fascinating history of the gardens, buildings and the people who once called Wave Hill their home, with historian and Wave Hill Garden Guide Deirdre LaPorte. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 11AM

SAT, APRIL 20- BEST TREES FOR THE SMALL GARDEN

Are you thinking about planting a tree for your yard but overwhelmed by the choices? Enjoy a spring walk around Wave Hill as a garden interpreter highlights some great trees with four seasons of interest, suitably scaled to the smaller garden. Free with admission to the grounds. This Arbor Week walk also takes place on April 21, 27 and 28.

MEET AT THE PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 2PM

SAT, APRIL 20- GALLERY TOUR

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of Wave Hill’s spring exhibition, Drawn to Nature, which features the work of seven artists who use drawing to convey a deep connection to the natural world. In the Sunroom Project Space, Matthew Jensen’s installation showcases found objects from the east and west coasts of the Bronx. Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2PM. Free with admission to the grounds.

GLYNDOR GALLERY, 2PM

SAT, APRIL 20- LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING: NEW YORK CITY OF TREES

Join nature photographer Benjamin Swett for an armchair natural history tour of New York City. He will present a slideshow of some of the city’s most meaningful and historical trees and share personal narratives and historical observations as described in his new book New York City of Trees. Published by the Quantuck Lane Press, the book contains portraits and stories of 55 trees around the five boroughs and depict the city’s trees as the true keepers of its past. The lecture will be followed by Q& A and a book-signing by the author. Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 178.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Free with admission to the grounds. Arbor Week event.

ECOLOGY BUILDING, 2‒4PM

SUN, APRIL 21- FAMILY ART PROJECT—FLAGS AND KITES FOR EARTH DAY

Flags and Kites for Earth Day/Banderas y carretas por el dia de la tierra Visiting Artist Miwa Koizumi, who in her own work repurposes found plastic bottles to dazzling effect, will show us how to make simple kites and festive flags out of colorful plastic bags to celebrate Earth Day. Free with admission to the grounds.

ECOLOGY BUILDING, 10AM‒1PM

SUN, APRIL 21- NATURE WALKS AT THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM

Join naturalist Paul Keim on this family-friendly nature walk in Trevor Park at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers. You’ll be amazed at the variety of insects, flowers, trees, and birds that thrive in this urban habitat! After the walk, enjoy the Kite Festival at the Museum in Yonkers. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free. Want to visit the Museum? Admission is free with your Wave Hill Members card.

MEET AT THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM, 1PM & 2PM

SUN, APRIL 21- BEST TREES FOR THE SMALL GARDEN

Are you thinking about planting a tree for your yard but overwhelmed by the choices? Enjoy a spring walk around Wave Hill as a garden interpreter highlights some great trees with four seasons of interest, suitably scaled to the smaller garden. Free with admission to the grounds. This Arbor Week walk also takes place on April 20, 27 and 28.

MEET AT THE PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 2PM

SUN, APRIL 21- LANDSCAPES AND MEMORY: EXPLORATIONS THROUGH BOOK ARTS

Creative Actions! Studio Sundays

Engage in a creative dialogue with your surroundings guided by professional artists working in various media. Join visual artist Elizabeth Hamby to experiment with techniques that push the physical and conceptual boundaries of the book, using visual note-taking, paper cutting, collage and materials-based research. Exploring the connection between who we are and where we are, participants create their own books based on the landscapes they observe and recall. $20 Member/$30 Non-member each session.

Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x232 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Drop-ins welcome as space allows.

ECOLOGY BUILDING, 2–5PM

SUN, APRIL 21- GARDEN HIGHLIGHTS WALK

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

MEET AT PERKINS VISITOR CENTER, 2PM