School’s back in session: your home may be quieter as a result, but your commute may have gotten much worse. You hope that the stickiest of the summer weather is over and some gorgeous, crisp fall days lie ahead, but Mother Nature can have brainwaves when she ponders New York City. Things could be superb, or unbearable. Beat the uncertainty with a day-trip to Wave Hill.
Thursday, September 17; Saturday, September 19; Wednesday, September 23; Thursday, September 24: Gallery Tour: Join an exhibition interpreter for one of our regularly scheduled tours of The Muhheakantuck in Focus: Contemporary artists look at “the river that flows both ways” through projects that explore the First Nations’ engagement with the river and the impact of Henry Hudson’s arrival. Tours take place Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon, and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Free with admission to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, noon.
Saturday, September 19, 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 a.m. the day of the session to confirm. Fee: $10. Pre-registration not required. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 10 to 11 p.m. for beginners, 11 a.m. to noon for intermediates.
Saturday, September 19; Sunday, Septemer 20, Family Art Project: Forest Impressions: Forest Impressions/Marcas del bosque: Gather twigs and branches from the fall woods. Press them into service, as parts of a modeled clay tree or other natural relief sculpture for your home. Free with admission to the grounds. The Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center, 1 to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20; Tuesday, September 22, Yoga: Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga outdoors on the grounds of Wave Hill. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control and meditation. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, in Bedfordshire, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. Classes are held out-of-doors. Inclement weather cancels; call (718) 549-3200, ext. 245 by 8 a.m. the day of the session to confirm. Fee: $10. Pre-registration not required. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, September 20, Sunday Brunch: Sunday Brunch features organic produce from Katchkie Farm, a project of Wave Hill’s exclusive caterer Great Performances. Reservations at (718) 549- 3200, ext. 395 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. $22 per person (not including admission to the grounds). Reservations by 4 p.m. the Friday before each Brunch. Wave Hill House, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, September 20; Tuesday, September 22, Garden Walk: Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 2 p.m.
Thursday, September 24, Gardeners’ Party: A benefit for horticulture at Wave Hill, this annual fundraiser features silent and live auctions of premium plants and garden accoutrements, as well as our annual plant sale. For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, which is presented by the Friends of Horticulture Committee and sponsored by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, call Stephanie Ehrlich at (718) 549-3200, ext. 310. Wave Hill closes at 3 p.m. to dress up for the party. Garden & Grounds, 6 to 10 p.m.
Wave Hill is located at W. 252nd Street. For more info call (718) 549-3200, ext. 232.