Upcoming Wave Hill Events: Virtual and Onsite!

The end of October is nearing and that means spooky season–enjoy it by learning about bats with bat conservationist and community scientist Danielle Gustafon. Then, join Family Art Project for Dias de Los Muertos on the conifer slope. (Shine only!) And as the foliage starts to change, we hope you can join us for our first fall foliage walk of the season. It’s the perfect time to fall into Wave Hill! You can reserve your ticket here–advance registration is required.
Thursday, October 29, 6-7:30PM

Bats and Halloween go hand in hand. But do bats deserve their spooky reputation? Bat conservationist and community scientist Danielle Gustafson dispels the many myths about bats and sheds light on the diversity and value of these misunderstood creatures, both locally and worldwide. And if you enjoy mangoes, bananas or tequila, you have bats to thank!

Find out how climate change and habitat destruction is threatening bat populations and how you can help. Connect to Bat Week (October 24–31), an international annual celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation, and read more about it hereSpace is limited. Registration required, online or at 718,549,3200 x251, and closes at 6PM on Wednesday, October 28. Registrants will receive a follow-up email with a secure and private link to the event the day before. If you have any questions about this program or have registration questions, please contact us at 718.549.3200 x251 or information@wavehill.org

Family Art Project: Dia de Los Muertos (Onsite)

Saturday, Sunday, October 31, November 1,10AM–1PM

Celebrate this special Mexican cultural holiday when the spirits of loved ones come home to visit. Learn the traditional use of the four elements to adorn nicho boxes, small shadow boxes filled with meaning and purpose honoring a lost loved one. Decorate your box with objects and found natural materials, adding a photo of your dear one. Using branches and brush from trees that have been felled during recent storms at Wave Hill, we will create an altar to honor the gifts these trees have given us during their lives. Shine only.

Election Day


Wave Hill is open on Election Day. We encourage you to vote, and then plan a stress-free visit to the gardens. Admission to the grounds will be free all day.

Fall Foliage Walk (Onsite)

Wednesday, November 4, 1–2PM

Enjoy colorful foliage and late-blooming flowers at their seasonal peak, set against the scenic backdrop of the Hudson River and Palisades. Registration required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. Space is limited. Repeats Saturday, November 7. If you have any questions about this program or have registration questions, please contact us at 718.549.3200 x251 or information@wavehill.org.

Meet the Artist: Zac Skinner in conversation with Eileen Jeng Lynch (Virtual)

Thursday, November 5, 2-3PM
Sunroom Project Space artist Zac Skinner joins Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch to talk about Skinner’s exhibition Ecocide Drifter. Skinner’s installation of paintings and sculptures explores ecological history, the Anthropocene and a dystopic future—consequences of land and water pollution, industry, capitalism, and other threats that have caused the displacement of vulnerable individuals and entire ecosystems. As an artist, geo-engineer, and backyard tinkerer, Skinner creates an immersive installation of invented makeshift structures, such as a nomadic hut, that resembles a temporary refugee camp in a post-industrial landscape due to climate change.

This program will be streamed live on Facebook and on this page.

A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River  and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscape, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.
HOURS: Special restricted hours as New York City recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic: 10AM–5:30PM, Wednesdays–Sunday.
Information at 718.549.3200. On the web at www.wavehill.org.
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