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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…

From The Shop: Terrariums, Apothecaries and More

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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.  I have always been enchanted with greenhouse and terrariums…beautiful, controlled ecosystems and miniature universes. Aesthetically, there’s that delicate balance…

Wave Hill Welcomes a New Magnolia Tree

The glorious Magnolia x ‘Elizabeth’ blssoms on the lawn near Wave Hill's main entrance

Marilyn Young is Horticulture Assistant at Wave Hill. Important players in the glorious pageant of spring are the early flowering magnolias.  In his special report on the major trees of Wave Hill, arborist Bill Logan of Urban Arborists notes that…

“I can do that!” Winter Décor

Marilyn Young is the Horticulture Assistant at Wave Hill. The favorite comment about the winter décor this year overheard at Wave Hill House was “I can do that!” Yes, indeed, that is a good part of our natural yet festive decorations. …

Forest Project Summer Collaborative XXX: Week 2

This post from the second week of the internship is the collective report of the Forest Project Summer Collaborative’s newly formed “Social Media Team”. Irene, Yuna and Yura are high school 11th graders; Camilla and Erica are 10th graders. The…

Forest Project Summer Collaborative XXX: Week 1!

This post was provided by second-year crew leader and former intern Michael J. Vasquez, who describes the first week of this 30th-anniversary year of the Forest Project Summer Collaborative internship. July 11, 2010:  Looking out across the lawns, into the…