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In the Media and the News

Open year-round, Wave Hill is a spectacular jewel of a public garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Our mission is to connect people to the natural world in meaningful and lasting ways through myriad programs in the arts, horticulture and education.

Please see press coverage and institutional news below.

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Press Releases

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Summer Shines at Wave Hill with its 2024 Sunset Wednesdays Series

Named by Time Out New York as one of the top “10 under-the-radar cultural experiences in NYC,” this annual summer tradition returns, bringing four exciting performances on Wednesday evenings in July.

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Spring Exhibitions Look at Queerness in Nature, Human Connection, and Intergenerational Healing

Wave Hill announces the opening of three new spring exhibitions.

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Wave Hill Announces artists selected for 2024 Sunroom Project Space Season

Since 2007, the Sunroom Project Space has supported NYC-area artists in the research, development and presentation of site-specific projects that respond to the ecology, history and neighborhood of Wave Hill and the Bronx, bringing the outside world into the unique architecture and gardens of Wave Hill.

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Wave Hill Announces 2024 Winter Workspace Program

Twelve artists have been chosen to participate in the residency program, now in its fifteenth year. In two back-to-back, six-week sessions, New York area-artists are provided with studio workspace and the support to research and develop new work informed by the site, ecology and history of Wave Hill. The program includes Drop-In Sundays and Open Studios, opportunities for visitors to meet the artists and learn about their creative practices.

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Wave Hill Announces New Leadership Beginning in Late July, 2023

Wave Hill has announced that Ray B. Oladapo-Johnson, currently in a senior position at Friend of the High Line, will become the garden's President & Executive Director in late July, 2023. He brings more than 20 years of experience as a horticulturist and senior executive managing public green spaces in urban areas.

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In The News

"Stepping into Light from Water at Wave Hill in the Bronx is a little bit like time travel, or space travel, or both. Artists Heidi Howard and Esteban Cabeza de Baca...offer a philosophy of unity and lived reciprocity among living things, in which humans have much to learn from nature."
- Brooklyn Rail, September 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
“Pay a visit to ‘the most romantic place in New York City’ – the Bronx’s Wave Hill.”
- YES Network Bronx Beat, June 2023 Watch the video
“Travelling slightly further north to the Bronx provides an opportunity to visit Wave Hill, a horticultural oasis that feels miles away from New York City. The 28-acre estate has two houses whose gardens are home to a magnificent collection of plants with views across to the Hudson River… If you are an avid twitcher, the diversity of bird life here is something to look out for and I am always excited to spot a hummingbird darting from flower to flower.”
- Financial Times, May 2023 Read the article
"You’ll have a sense of calm while strolling the Flower Garden with rows of bulbs, perennials, and shrubs lining the paths; likewise, you can explore the Herb and Dry Gardens with assorted herbs and ornamental plants."
- Travel Lens, May 2023 Read the article
“We’ll never forget the beauty of this location!” Tamron Hall hosts her special Mother’s Day Extravaganza show from the gardens at Wave Hill.
- @tamronhallshow, May 2023 Learn more
“At Wave Hill, guests are treated to a series of distinct and intimate gardens along with sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Palisades across the way. The twenty acres of natural landscapes are composed of gardens and woodland in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx.”
- untapped new york, May 2023 Read the article
“Carnegie Hall Citywide welcomes three new partnerships this summer with concerts at Wave Hill in the Bronx featuring the Attacca Quartet… Following a standout series of Citywide concerts last summer, the ensemble now brings is gifts to the Bronx’s beautiful Wave Hill."
- Broadway World, April 2023 Read the article

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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.

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