Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nels
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Time Out says
Tue May 8 2012
This well-groomed, 28-acre city-owned park in the north Bronx retains the same horticultural traditions that it had when it was a private estate. You’ll find some of the area’s most meticulously groomed gardens, as well as stunning, sweepeing views of the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades. The center hosts a number of free days throughout the year and frequent art workshops for kids in the Ecology Building. Their seasonal offerings for families—Raptor Day, Honey Weekend, Mow-Down Weekend, Hibernators Pajama Pop-In—are some of the best celebrations around.
Wave Hill W 249th St
- Cross Street:
at Independence Ave
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- Opening hours:
Mar 15–Oct 31: 9am–5:30pm; Nov 1–Mar 14: 9am–4:30pm
$8, seniors and students $4, children ages 6–12 $2, children under 6 free. Tue all day (Nov–Apr, July, Aug), Sat 9am–noon free (May, June, Sept, Oct)
- W 249th St
- W 249th St
- Wave Hill
What's on at Wave Hill
Things to Do, General interest, Sports & rec
Scour Wave Hill's garden for signs of fall including a spectrum of intense autumn colors, woodland creatures and more on this guided walk led by naturalist Gabriel Willow. Ages 6 and up.
Events & Festivals, Things to Do, Arts & crafts
Wave Hill fetes New York’s most magical season with fairies and woodland creatures on a special edition of its Target Free Weekends. Amidst the grounds’ spectacular autumn foliage, children are invited to create their own fairy wands and tiny abodes using...
Things to Do, Kids activities & themes
Brush up on your birding knowledge during a walk let by naturalist Gabriel Willow and learn about the native and migrating birds that call the garden home. Registration recommended. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center. Ages 10 and up.
Things to Do, Arts & crafts
At this outdoor workshop, admission is free 'til noon (so get there early!) Kids can take inspiration from the beauty of nature and New York artist, Helen Frankenthaler to create an abstract landscape scene of their favorite spot on the Wave Hill grounds....
Things to Do, Arts & crafts, Food & cooking
Get ready for a sticky, sweet weekend at Wave Hill's annual honey celebration in which kids dance in a cardboard hive, make beeswax candles ($15), march in a bee parade and use a kazoo to buzz like a bee. Families can also catch honey extraction demonstrations...