A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

Plant of the Week: Nemesia cheiranthus ‘Masquerade’

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Among the spring plantings in the beds on the Kate French Terrace outside Wave Hill House and The Café is this new and slightly bizarre little annual. It’s called the…

Fruit and Foliage: An Interview with Caroline Larsen

Danni Shen, Curatorial Fellow in Visual Arts, organizes and interprets exhibitions at Wave Hill. Caroline Larsen’s Fruit in Foliage series in Wave Hill House’s Tea Room at Wave Hill House, concurrent with the exhibition (Not So) Still Life on view…

Up in Arms!

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Armor Day was the result of the combined efforts of our Public Programs staff. Armor Day at Wave Hill—February 20, 2016—was sunny and almost balmy, which made for perfect conditions for merrymaking and medieval adventures. Chivalric Life Sydney Van Nort…

Documenting Some of the City’s Longest Living Residents: An Interview with Benjamin Swett

Danni Shen, Curatorial Fellow in Visual Arts, organizes and interprets exhibitions at Wave Hill. Writer and photographer Benjamin Swett joined Wave Hill Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day to lead a packed “Berries, Bark and Trees Walk” this past Saturday, followed by…

Lavender in the Garden Day!

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  Lavender in the Garden Day was such a special one that we couldn’t resist hearing from a number of staff involved in the programs offered over the course of the day: Ilse Murdock, Family Art Project Leader; Justine Spilotros,…

Larger than Life on a Small Scale: A Visit to Abbie Zabar’s Garden Studio

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David Xu Borgonjon, Curatorial Fellow, helps make Wave Hill a welcoming space for artists and a stimulating experience for visitors. He shares here a recent visit to Abbie Zabar’s New York City apartment, in anticipation of the opening this summer of…

Annual Eco Fair for Earth Day 2014

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Ivy Garcia joined the staff as Family Art Project Assistant Leader in late 2013. Ivy worked as Family Programs Coordinator/Museum Educator at El Museo de Barrio, where she planned and organized interactive programs for families and groups, and as Office…

From The Shop: Luxuries for Cocooning

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Jenah Barry, Retail Manager of The Shop at Wave Hill, brings to the position the sensibilities of artist and floral designer.  Working on Wave Hill House’s decorations for the winter season has been such a pleasure. It was inspiring working…

This Week in the Gardens: The Last Hurrah

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Public Programs, takes stock of the gardens before the first deep freeze of winter. After a long and glorious fall at Wave Hill, the temperature plunged below 30 degrees this past Tuesday night, snuffing out…

Birds and Bugs!

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Science and learning specialist Gabriel Willow is an urban ecologist and tour guide for NYC Audubon, and leads regular Sunday morning bird walks at Wave Hill. He shares here the walk he led on July 14, 2013. Today’s walk was…