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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
Museums & Attractions, Things to Do
Tots celebrate the harvest season by listening to Native American storyteller Joe Cross, who'll tell tales about the power of a talking stick. Then they'll use dried husks to make their own playthings. Ages 4 and up.
Things to Do
Families create pop-up holiday cards featuring scenic shots of Wave Hill's winter wonderland. All ages.
Things to Do, Arts & crafts
Your tots can avoid some of the holiday frenzy by spending a relaxing weekend channeling their creative energy into a festive line-up of craft workshops. In "Minature Arrangements" ($30) fresh greens and pinecones help create mini centerpieces; "Natural...