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Events center around Hudson’s arrival

In this summer heat, the Aquatic Garden at Wave Hill truly begins to come into its own, making it the perfect destination for a tour on Thursday or Saturday or the Family Art Project on Saturday or Sunday, while Glyndor Gallery provides a cool counterpoint to the lush gardens, a place to absorb a variety of media and viewpoints that all center on the Native American experience of Henry Hudson’s arrival.

Thursday, August 27, 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. This is the last session of the summer. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 10 a.m.

Thursday, August 27, Outrageous Aquatics Garden Walk: Tour the Aquatic Garden at its peak with Assistant Cirector of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Discover why the Aquatic Garden’s water is black, and learn how we cultivate dramatic aquatic plants like the sacred lotus and colorful tropical water lilies. Pick up some professional hints for home water gardens, large and small. Repeats August 29. Free with admission to the grounds. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1 p.m.

Saturday, August 29, 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. $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, August 29, Outrageous Aquatics Garden Walk: Tour the Aquatic Garden at its peak, with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Discover why the Aquatic Garden’s water is black, and learn how we cultivate dramatic aquatic plants like the sacred lotus and colorful tropical water lilies. Pick up some professional hints for home water gardens, large and small. Free with admission to the grounds. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, August 29, 30, Family Art Project–Fishy Fun: Fishy Fun/Peces divertidos: Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic, 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you. Free with admission to the grounds. The Sally And Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center, 1 TO 4 p.m.

Saturday, Augugst 29, Gallery Tour: Learn more about The Muhheakantuck in Focus and Audrey Hasen Russell’s project in the Sunroom. Free with admission to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, 2 p.m.

Sunday, August 30, 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, August 30, NYC Audubon At Wave Hill: Seasonal Bird Walk: Session 3: Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species, habitats and their interconnectedness with the natural world. Grab binoculars and head outside to explore. Ages 8 and up welcome with an adult. 3-session fee: $25 member; $45 non-member. Single session: $10 Member; $18 Non-member. Registration required; call (718) 549-3200, ext. 305. Bird walks take place year-round at Wave Hill. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 30, 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 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, August 30, 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, September 1, 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.

Tuesday, September 1, Garden Walk: 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, September 2, 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. Also on view is Audrey Hasen Russell’s Slant Branch Souvenir (Thinkin’ on You), a large-scale installation in the Sunroom. Tours take place Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon, and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Free with admission to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, Noon.

Thursday, September 3, 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. Also on view is Audrey Hasen Russell’s Slant Branch Souvenir (Thinkin’ on You), a large-scale installation in the Sunroom. Tours take place Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon, and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Free with admission to the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, Noon.

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

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