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Wave Hill presents an activity-filled June and July

Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center, invites visitors to steep themselves in a summer mood with beautiful garden landscapes and programs as expansive as the season.

A series of free, midday programs highlight every Wednesday of the summer. The fragrant herbs of June offer the opportunity for expert gardeners and chefs to share flavorful recipes for appetizers, salads, cocktails and sweets. July heats up with “Midday Music,” a series of free, Wednesday concerts that feature programs as various as Brahms, Gershwin, Brazilian guitar and contemporary compositions for double bass.  On August Wednesdays, a series of children’s discovery walks lead families through the wonders of Wave Hill’s plant and animal habitats.

Throughout the season, Wave Hill offers its signature garden walks, gallery tours and outstanding programming for families and children.

Unless otherwise indicated, events are free with admission to grounds. Rain or shine. All prices include admission to the Wave Hill grounds.

Ongoing Programs

Tai Chi Chuan, Saturdays, 10 a.m., Beginners and 11 a.m., Intermediates, $7 member/$14 non-member. No classes July 5 and August 30.

Glyndor Gallery Exhibition, In Response: Summer Projects, June 11 to September 1.

Exhibition Tours, Thursdays, noon and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m., Glyndor Gallery. Tours begin June 11.

Garden Tours, Sundays, 2:15 p.m. Meet At Perkins Visitor Center.

Special Events

Sunday, June 1, Family Art Project. Play, Said the Earth/Juguemos, dijo la tierra al aire: Watch an interactive performance by The Touchstone Center Theatre Ensemble, Harry Mann, Clea Rivera and Richard Lewis based on a poem by Richard Lewis. Then use natural materials to fashion your own playful magic wand of earth, air, sun and water. Two sessions, each beginning with a performance. Wave Hill House, 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 1, Exhibition Tour. Tour Sound the Alarm with artists Sasha Bezzubov, Travis Roozée, Edward Morris and Susannah Sayler of The Canary Project, and curator Jennifer McGregor. Glyndor Gallery, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 4, Art Workshop. Nature and Imagination Session 5: Celebrate the splendor of springtime’s botanical subjects and scenery at Wave Hill through traditional and modern Chinese brush painting with artist Mansheng Wang. Series concludes June 11. Single session: $20 member; $30 non-member. Registration required; call (718) 549-3200, ext. 305.  Wave Hill House, 10 a.m. to  12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 4, Cooking Demonstration. Herbal Entertaining–Cocktails: Gardener and mixologist Jack DePietro demonstrates unique and refreshing herbal cocktails. Select herb plants available in the Wave Hill Shop. On the grounds, 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8,  Family Art Project. Ant Action/Hormigas en acción: Observe, learn and experience how ants live and work together. Then, do your part as a member of the Family Ant Project’s colony! Make your own ant from egg cartons and pipe cleaners.  Kerlin Learning Center, 1 to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 7, National Trails Day. National Trails Day is a nationwide celebration of trails. For information & directions, call (718) 549-3200, ext. 221. Meet at Spaulding Lane Parking Lot, 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 8, Art Workshop. Plein Air Pastels: Set up an easel and capture the poetic beauty of the early summer landscape through the luminous qualities of pastels. Contemporary artist Wennie Huang offers individual guidance as you explore a range of approaches in creating your own landscape pastel painting. $40 Member; $55 Non-member. Registration required; call (718) 549.3200, ext. 305.  Wave Hill House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, June 11, Art Workshop. Nature and Imagination Session 6: Chinese brush painting with artist Mansheng Wang. See Wednesday, June 4, for a description of this series and for fees. Registration required; call (718) 549-3200, ext. 305. Wave Hill House, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 11, Cooking Demonstration. Herbal Entertaining–Appetizers: Gardener and caterer Pam Carey shares simple, elegant appetizers featuring zesty summer herbs. Select herb plants available in the Wave Hill Shop. On the grounds, 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 14, Garden Demonstration and Walk. Promising Perennials: Join passionate plantsman David Culp as he shares marvelous new perennial cultivars for your garden. Walk around the gardens with David to observe how new plants and old favorites can be combined artfully. Select plants available in the Wave Hill Shop. On the grounds, 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15, Family Art Project. The Poppy Award/El Premio del “Poppy”: Sketch poppy flowers bursting out of their big round buds.  Then, with guidance from Dominican-American artist Moses Ros, sculpt a colorful, cardboard trophy to honor the “Poppy” in your life.  Kerlin Learning Center, 1to 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 15, Exhibition Reception. Meet the artists and curators of In Response, a collection of six artists’ projects that respond to nature and the garden.  Glyndor Gallery, 1 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, June 18, Wave Hill Shop Sale. Members enjoy 20% discounts on all inventory in the Shop through Thursday, June 26. Perkins Visitor Center, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June  18, Cooking Demonstration. Herbal Entertaining–Salads: Wave Hill’s Laurel Rimmer prepares delicious salads with pasta, greens and fresh herbs. Select herb plants available in the Wave Hill Shop. On the grounds, 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, Family Art Project. Shadow Marking and Sun Prints/Círculo de sombras y marcas de sol: Celebrate summer, when the sun is highest in the sky. Hear solar myths, create prints with the sun’s rays and help track our very own star’s movement in a solar shadow circle.  Kerlin Learning Center, 1 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, June 25, Cooking Demonstration. Herbal Entertaining–Sweets: A talented chef from Great Performances creates tasty desserts infused with summer herbs. Select herb plants available in the Wave Hill Shop. On the grounds, 1 p.m.

Thursday, June 26, Members Picnic. Spread out your blanket and enjoy a summer supper in the gardens. Picnic suppers available from the Wave Hill Café. Email your order to the Café Manager at amalie.

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