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Upcoming events at Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd Street, include:

Thursday, June 4 Artists’ Circle: Find inspiration in Wave Hill’s sumptuous landscape as you explore the medium of your choice in these open-air studio sessions. Wave Hill provides easels and drawing boards; you bring paper or canvas and art medium. This relaxed, self-motivated program is open to artists at any skill level. Facilitated critique at noon. $10 Member; $18 Non-member (includes admission to the grounds). Limited to 12 participants each week. Register at the Perkins Visitor Center. Artists’ Circle takes place every Thursday in June, July and August, weather permitting. meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 10 a.m.

Thu, June 4 Gallery Tour: Learn more about the contemporary art on view. Free with admission to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, noon.

Frday, June 5 Nature Photography Series−Summer In Focus: Session 1: Experience Wave Hill’s luxuriant summer 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. Series fee: $70 member; $90 non-member. Registration required; call (718) 549-3200, ext. 305. Series continues June 12 and 19. A new series meets in July. Wave Hill House, 10 A.M. To 1 P.M.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5 MR. MUSTARD AND FRIENDS: MUSTARD FAMILY COOKING DEMO: Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day shares clever and inexpensive ways to grow arugula and mustard greens, showy members of the Brassicaceae (mustard family), in containers. Professional chef and garden guide Pam Carey prepares a zesty early summer salad. Free with admission to the grounds. On the grounds, 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 6 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. of the day of the session to confirm. $10 member; $18 Non-member, including admission to the grounds. Pre-registration not required. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 10 to 11 a.m. Beginners; 11 a.m. to noon Intermediates.

Saturday, Sun, June 6, 7 Family Art Project–Rolling Out The River: Rolling Out the River/Descubriendo el río: Sketch Wave Hill’s expansive Hudson River vistas. Then put your colorful river views and visions into a portable panoramic paper movie scroll. Free with admission to the grounds. The Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center, 1 to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 6 Gallery Tour: Learn more about the contemporary art on view. Free with admission to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 7 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. of the day of the session to confirm. $10 member; $18 non-member, including admission to the grounds. Pre-registration not required. Meet At Perkins Visitor Center, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 7 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 x395 or by emailing wavehillcafe@greatperformances.com. $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, June 7: Meet The Artist/Janelle Iglesias: Janelle Iglesias discusses her installation in the Sunroom Project Space, overture to Whirl, which opens Saturday, June 6. She mimics the nesting strategies of the bowerbird to create an immense, intricately adorned sculptural environment. The bowerbird, an avian “installation artist,” is known for its obsessive scavenging of detritus to decorate into elaborately designed habitats, or bowers. Accordingly, Iglesias collected the materials on the grounds of Wave Hill and its immediate vicinity, and has assembled them to create her own bower in the Sunroom space. Free with admission to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, 1 p.m.

Sunday, June 7 Book Release And Signing–The Hudson Valley: A Cultural Guide: Join us for a slide presentation and “hot off the press” book-signing with writer and photographer Benjamin Swett and editor Randall Bourscheidt. Newly produced by the Alliance for the Arts in honor of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the river. The presentation in Wave Hill House is followed by a book-signing in The Shop at Wave Hill. Free with admission to the grounds. Wave Hill House, 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 7 Garden Tour. 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.

Tuesday, June 9 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 held out-of-doors. Inclement weather cancels; call (718) 549-3200, ext. 245 by 8 a.m. of the day of the session to confirm.$10 member; $18 non-member, including admission to the grounds. Pre-registration not required. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 9 Garden Tour: Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, June 10 Gallery Tour: Learn more about the contemporary art on view. Free with admission to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, noon.

Wednesday, June 10: Sunset Wednesday—Riverdale Night. Sponsored by The Riverdale Press. Join us every Wednesday evening in June and July. Enjoy free New York State wine tastings; purchase tasty goods produced by local farmers and food purveyors. The week features wines from the western side of the Hudson River, and Hot Blondies Bakery’s Blondies and Brunettes. Enrich your experience with pastel workshops in June and poetry workshops in July. Reserve a Sunset Supper on the Terrace of the Wave Hill Café; call (718) 549-3200, ext. 395 or email wavehillcafe@greatperformances.com by 5 p.m. the Monday before each Sunset Wednesday. This Sunset Wednesday, Wave Hill includes a special welcome to members of several Riverdale community organizations, who will enjoy free admission to the gardens for the evening. Grounds open until 8:30 p.m.; Wave Hill Café and The Shop at Wave Hill open until 8 p.m. on the grounds, until 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10 Sunset Landscapes In Pastel. Capture Wave Hill’s dramatic vista at twilight with the luminous colors of soft pastels, a favorite medium of plein-air artists. Materials provided. All levels welcome. 4-session fee: $125 member; $180 non-member. Single session fee: $35 member; $50 non-member. Registration required; call (718) 549-3200, ext. 305. Series continues June 17 and 24. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 11 Artists’ Circle: Find inspiration in Wave Hill’s sumptuous landscape as you explore the medium of your choice in these open-air studio sessions. Facilitated critique at noon. $10 member; $18 non-member (includes admission to the grounds). Limited to 12 participants each week. Register at the Perkins Visitor Center. Artists’ Circle takes place every Thursday in June, July and August, weather permitting. Meeta Perkins Visitor Center, 10 a.m.

Thursday, June 11 Gallery Tour: Learn more about the contemporary art on view. Free with admission to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, noon.

Thursday, June 11 Magnificent Trees Walking Series: Off The Beaten Path−Secret Trees Of Wave Hill: Get an insider’s view of some of our favorite trees on a series of walks with Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day. Walk repeats June 13. Series continues July 23 and 25, August 1 and 6. Free with admission to the grounds. Meet a Perkins Visitor Center, 1 p.m. For further information call (718) 549.3200.

Updated 5:25 pm, October 21, 2011
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