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In the Media

Please see press coverage and Wave Hill press releases below. We are happy to set up a visit to the gardens, provide high-resolution images, help you research stories, and schedule a photo shoot or an interview.

Open year-round, Wave Hill is a spectacular jewel of a public garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Bronx. With world-class gardens and stunning views, Wave Hill's vibrant landscape is one of the most beautiful spots in New York City. Our mission is to connect people to the natural world in meaningful and lasting ways through myriad programs in the arts, horticulture and education.

Contact Information

Martha Gellens

Associate Director of Marketing & Communications

Press Releases

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Wave Hill Announces Summer 2023 Outdoor Performing Arts Season

Wave Hill’s Summer 2023 outdoor performing arts season features worldclass artists who give voice to the diverse soundscape of the city. This year’s outdoor programming ushers in a multi-year partnership with Carnegie Hall Citywide, followed by the garden’s beloved Sunset Wednesdays series throughout the month of July. Capping off the summer season on August 2 is the much-anticipated return of Grammy winner Samara Joy—born and raised in the Bronx— fresh off her double Grammy win this spring.

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Arbor Weekend Returns to Wave Hill April 28–30, 2023

Join us to celebrate the trees in our gardens and neighborhoods with walks, art-making, a cooking demo, kid-friendly activities and more! By popular demand, arborists from Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care return this spring to host a family-favorite activity, the Junior Arborist Station.

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Wave Hill Announces 2023 Van Lier Fellow Exhibitions

Wave Hill is thrilled to announce the 2023 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellows, Jill Cohen-Nuñez and Max Sarmiento. They bring distinct perspectives to the garden as they reflect on how we engage with the natural world. Wave Hill is proud to support these two artists as their work continues to explore the ways in which nature, culture and art are deeply connected.

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Rebecca Allan Red Winter Sky Dry Garden 2022 acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 inches full image

Painting Exhibition Reveals Beauty in The Labor of Gardeners and Their Working Spaces

Opening in mid-January in Wave Hill House is Cultivating Eden, a new exhibition of paintings by Rebecca Allan referencing the labor of gardeners and their spaces at Wave Hill, a compact, 28-acre garden in the northwest Bronx overlooking the Hudson River.

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In The News

"Commissioner Thomas Foley of the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced today that the agency’s recent project to improve safety and access at the entrance of Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center in the Bronx, has been recognized with a Merit Award from the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) as part of its 2023 SARA California Design Awards."
- City Life Org, February 2023 Read the Article
"Take a stroll through the city’s gardens, hidden oases of flora to amaze and engage year round. Many of the gardens include sensory sections to engage the smallest visitors (and parents will enjoy them, too!) and various themed activities and crafts. Our garden recommendations are the Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens, Snug Harbor in Staten Island, and Wave Hill in the Bronx."
- TinyBeans, February 2023 Read the Article
"If you're in the mood for quick trips to the Bronx and the Yankees aren't in town, look no further than this flowering waterfront oasis for an uptown borough getaway. Wave Hill, a 28-acre estate on the banks of the Hudson River in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, contains pristine gardens, two historic houses (both Teddy Roosevelt and Mark Twain have lived there) and a cultural center."
- MSN, February 2023 Read the Article
"Keep warm in NYC’s parks this Valentine’s Day by cuddling up with your sweetheart in some of our favorite romantic spots. Have a dinner reservation? Set the tone by watching the sun set over Manhattan at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, or the Palisades at Wave Hill in the Bronx."
- City Life Org, February 2023 Read the Article
"Learn about the diverse wildlife of Conifer Slope on this winter nature walk. Children ages 6 to 10 are welcome, accompanied by an adult. The Wildlife Winter Tracks Workshop is free with the cost of admission to the grounds and is part of Wave Hill’s Hibernators Weekend."
- Bronx Times, February 2023 Read the Article
"With its celebrated grounds and scenic views, the 28-acre estate offers a romantic setting for an unforgettable wedding. Exchange vows under the lushly planted Pergola overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, celebrate your first dance in historic Armor Hall at Wave Hill House and photograph your wedding party by the Aquatic Garden, Armor Hall welcomes up to 130 guests with room for a small band and dance floor,"
- Bridal Guide Magazine, Jan/Feb 2023 Read the article
"Inspired by King’s visit to Gee’s Bend, Ala., quilting returns to Wave Hill garden and cultural center in the Bronx, as a part of its weekly family art project. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 14, children and adults can learn about shapes and colors as they patch together fabric cutouts and personalize their quilts, influenced by the Freedom Quilting Bee community led by Black women in Gee’s Bend in the 1960s, who shared quilt-making techniques across generations."
- The New York Times, January 2023 Read the Article
"If you want an authentic New York experience, this overlooked borough might be your best bet. Sports fans can root, root, root for the Yankees, who play their home games in a South Bronx stadium. Lovers of the great outdoors can’t go wrong with a visit to the New York Botanical Garden or the smaller, but underrated Wave Hill."
- Mommy Poppins, January 2023 Read the Article
"A year-round destination with stunning views of the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill is an extraordinary venue located just 30 minutes north of Manhattan. Due to the serene beauty of its celebrated gardens, along with its modern amenities, Wave Hill is an ideal location for your conference, corporate retreat or full-garden rental."
- Crain's New York Business, December 2022 Read the Article

Photography Policy

Wave Hill has a large archive of high-resolution garden and program images. To request use of any of these images to promote Wave Hill for non-commercial, editorial purposes, please contact Please provide proper credit on any photo provided by Wave Hill.

Members of the media interested in taking photos or video for editorial purposes at Wave Hill must request permission prior to their visit. See our policy for commercial photography, video and film and for weddings and family photo shoots. All shoots, whatever the purpose, are prohibited without receiving permission in advance, and may require payment of a fee.