Saturday, December 4
Adult learners of all levels can explore programs inspired by the gardens, exhibitions and our magnificent location on the Hudson River. Engage with Wave Hill staff and visiting experts in a wide variety of programs throughout the year, from talks and walks to lectures and workshops.
Children & Families
Our nature and art programs for children and families inspire curiosity, persistence, creativity and resilience that sets the stage for lifelong learning. Festive special event weekends offer a range of activities for all ages based on seasonal themes.
Schools & Teachers
Rigorous and engaging on-site and off-site programs for school groups and professional learning opportunities for teachers provide nature-based programs with curricular connections to science, social studies and the arts.
Song for Autumn by Mary Oliver
Don’t you imagine the leaves dream now
how comfortable it will be to touch
the earth instead of the
nothingness of the air and the endless
freshets of wind? And don’t you think
the trees, especially those with
mossy hollows, are beginning to look for
the birds that will come—six, a dozen—to sleep inside their bodies? And don’t you hear
the goldenrod whispering goodbye,
the everlasting being crowned with the first
tuffets of snow? The pond
stiffens and the white field over which
the fox runs so quickly brings out
its long blue shadows. The wind wags
its many tails. And in the evening
the piled firewood shifts a little,
longing to be on its way.