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Mother’s Day Picnic

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Wave Hill House Lawn
Mothers Day Picnic credit Joshua Bright
Photo: Joshua Bright

This year, Mother's Day and our traditional Mother’s Day picnic are so very welcome! In addition to the opportunity to start your morning at the Family Art Project, or join our first Garden Highlights Walk in the afternoon, we invite you to enjoy a custom Mother’s Day picnic provided by Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances. Be sure to make your reservations now for whatever menu of events you’d like to share with Mom. May we suggest you cap off the day with a browse in The Shop at Wave Hill? We think Mom will be grateful!

Picnic on the Wave Hill House Lawn
Outdoor picnicking will happen on the lawn in front of Wave Hill House only, but there will be limited space indoors in Armor Hall, on the Kate French Terrace and in the Café dining space, on a first-come, first-served basis. As a special Mother’s Day exception, we invite you to bring a blanket to enjoy the gardens in all their spring glory.

While reservations for our Mother’s Day Picnics are closed, The Café, serving a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads and beverages, will be open from 10:30AM to 3:30PM.

Each Picnic Order Serves Two to Three
Each bountiful picnic includes four dishes—lemon rosemary roast chicken, a quiche, couscous and a strawberry rhubarb linzer torte—and is served with coffee or tea and sparkling water. Great Performances is also offering salmon as an alternative to chicken. A “Junior Gardeners Picnic” is also available for children ages seven and younger. Each picnic comes with a reusable, insulated picnic bag and cutlery kits. Oh, and you will have a chance to add champagne to your order, or pinot grigio, a bottle of red wine or two Bronx beers! By the way, if it gets stormy, you are welcome to pick up your picnic and head inside Wave Hill House to enjoy it.

Each picnic, perfect for two to three people, is $99 plus tax; the children’s picnic is $23. Wave Hill Members, remember you save 10%! Want to become a Member? We invite you to join now.

Picnic Reservations by Thursday, May 6, at 3PM
Be sure to make your reservations by next Wednesday. When you do, you will select a pick-up time—sometime between 11AM to 3PM. Make your reservations by emailing You will be picking up your order in Wave Hill House’s Mark Twain Room.

Bringing Your Own Picnic?
You are also welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy on the Wave Hill House Lawn, or in the picnic area adjacent to Glyndor Gallery.

Mother's Day is a Premium Day at Wave Hill
Be sure to also register for admission on Mother's Day! On Premium Days at Wave Hill, admission to the grounds is $2 more for all visitors.

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