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Wave Hill prepares for springtime

As the wind begins to blow, so does the excitement Wave Hill feel as spring approaches! Nourish heart and soul with a walk through Glyndor Gallery, a tour of the gardens and a mug of cocoa -- or a light lunch -- in the Cafe.

Fri., Mar. 6, Art Workshop-Nature Photography. Session 1: Experience Wave Hill’s emerging spring landscape through your camera lens with photographer Benjamin Swett. Each session explores the elements of a successful photograph, drawing on examples from student work, prepared slides, field exploration and outdoor shooting assignments. 6-session fee: $105 member; $160 non-member. Registration required; call (718) 549.3200, ext. 305. Continues Mar. 13, Arp. 3, 17 and May 1, 15, Wave Hill House, 10 am to 1 pm; Sat., Mar. 7, Tai Chi Chuan. Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. Classes are led by Irving Yee, an active member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi Chuan School. Classes are held out-of-doors. Inclement weather cancels; call (718) 549-3200, ext. 245 by 8 am of the day of the session to confirm. $10 member; $18 non-member. Pre-registration not required. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 11 am beginners, 11 am intermediates; Sat., Mar. 7 and Sun., Mar. 8, Family Art Project–Spinning With The Wind. Spinning with the Wind/Girando con el viento: Tour Cece Cole’s fantastical mixed-media installation in the Sunroom Project Space at Glyndor Gallery with the artist as your guide. Then, with Cece’s help, invent a whirligig built with recycled and craft materials that will spin playfully in the wind. Free with admission to the grounds. the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center, 1 to 4 pm; Sat., Mar.7 Gallery Tour. Join an Exhibition Interpreter for a tour of Arbores Venerabiles. Free with admission to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, 2 pm; Sun., Mar. 8, Garden tour. Join Wave Hill for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 2 pm; Tues., Mar. 10, Tree Tour. Explore Wave Hill’s collection of unique and inspiring trees with one of our knowledgeable Garden Guides as they celebrate 2009 Year of the Trees. Topics include native trees, spring-flowering trees and notable trees of Wave Hill; topics vary by week. Tour concludes at Glyndor Gallery with an introduction to the exhibition Arbores Venerabiles. Free with admission to the grounds. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 11 am; Wed. Mar. 11, Gallery Tour. Join an Exhibition Interpreter for a tour of Arbores Venerabiles. Free with admission to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, noon; and Thurs., Mar. 12, Gallery Tour. Join an Exhibition Interpreter for a tour of Arbores Venerabiles. Free with admission to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, noon.

Wave Hill is located at 675 W. 252nd Street. For further information call (718) 549-3200.

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Lehman College Art Gallery, Bedford Park Boulevard West, will present Viñoly in the Bronx, highlighting building designs of renowned architect Rafael Viñoly. The buildings include the Bronx County Hall of Justice, the Bronx Housing Court, and the Athletics and Physical Education Facility (APEX) at Lehman College/CUNY. The exhibition features drawings, photographs, planning documents, and a model of Lehman’s APEX. Viñoly in the Bronx is being presented as part of the borough’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Grand Concourse.

This exhibition, which will be on display until May 20. A reception will be held on Mon., Mar. 16, 6 to 7:30 pm. For further information call (718) 960-8731.

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The School of American Ballet will take its 75th anniversary celebration into New York City’s neighborhoods with the presentation of three, free lecture-demonstrations in the Bronx in mid-March.

From Studio to Stage, an enchanting and informative introduction to the art of classical ballet, is recommended for ages 4 through adult. Admission is free for all events and no advance tickets are required. Seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will be offered on Sat., Mar. 21, 5:30 pm at the Lovinger Theater, Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West. For more information call (212) 843-802.

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En Foco’s Touring Gallery presents Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez’ photographic series, Mi Sangre, a black and white body of work exploring his Mexican heritage. The series is the photographer’s personal rediscovery of the link to his Mexican heritage. It can be visited at Pregones Theater, 571-575 Walton Avenue between 149th and 150th streets, until Sat., May 9. Call (718) 585-1202 for more details.

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