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Wave Hill House reopens July 6–7 after two-year renovation

The beloved mansion at Wave Hill, once home to Teddy Roosevelt and Mark Twain, reopens to the public on July 6–7 with a big (and free!) celebration.

Wave Hill House at Wave Hill

Wave Hill House at Wave Hill Photograph: Joshua Bright

Wave Hill, one of our favorite spots in the city for families, has one more reason to visit it this summer: The historical Wave Hill House, closed for an extensive two-year renovation-cum-reconfiguration, reopens to the public with the blowout Welcome Home Weekend on July 6–7. The fieldstone house, built in 1843 and expanded from 1866 to 1869, will return with a new space for the institution's beloved Family Art Projects, a refurbished café with easier access to the grounds, a new theater and, most important, a fortified infrastructure; expect the likes of more windows, better lighting and new floors. On opening weekend, families can take part in a wellness activity, take a guided tour of the house (Sat July 6 11am–1pm), get busy on a collaborative art project, listen to live music and sip on a complimentary herbal beverage. (Admission and all activities are free of charge thanks to Target's sponsorship.) Don't forget to explore the grounds—and get one of the best views ever of the Hudson River—while you're there.

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