Wave Hill offers seasonal high points year-round. These include Honey Weekend and Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend in the fall, Holiday Craft Workshops at year-end, Valentine's Day, Arbor Weekend—or Earth Day—in April, Mother's Day and Father's Day and Sunset Wednesdays each summer.
Reciprocal benefits, guest passes and family passes are not accepted for special events April through October.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
In addition to winter birding, a family nature walk, a garden walk and a much-loved Family Art Project with visiting artist and papermaker Randy Brozen, a highlight of the day is a chocolate and wine tasting with John Doyle of John & Kira's Chocolate.Sample varieties like honey-lavender, lemongrass and fig, then stop in The Shop for a selection of these delectable sweets.
February 16–February 21, 2016
Return to the days of lords, knights and princesses—and even dragons—as Wave Hill pays homage to former resident and scholar of arms and armor Bashford Dean with a week of medieval activities. Spend one, two or three afternoons building, decorating and populating your own medieval castle at our Family Workshops. The week’s festivities culminate on Saturday with activities offered in collaboration with Historic Arms, an association of scholars who lecture and demonstrate arms and armor, including duels of honor and legends of chivalry. Try on armor, see staged armed combat, enjoy roaming minstrels, follow an indoor scavenger hunt, participate in a community art project and more. At a special Family Art Project Saturday and Sunday morning, fashion your own shiny armor, shield and helmet using recycled materials and colored aluminum foil! The merriment continues into Sunday when the enchanting REBEL Baroque Ensemble performs. During Armor Week, The Shop will be offering a discount on all kids’ merchandise—pick up the perfect trinket or toy to commemorate a fantastic week!
Mother's Day Weekend
May 7, 8, 2016
Birding, a Family Nature Walk, a much-loved Family Art Project and a scrumptious brunch in Armor Hall, topped off with a charming selection of gifts in The Shop, all make for a heart-warming weekend devoted to Mom. As our special gift to Mom, enjoy the very rare opportunity to picnic on the Conifer Slope this weekend!
This special weekend, admission to the grounds is $10 Adults, $6 students and seniors 65+, $4 children 6–18. As always, admission is free to Wave Hill Members and children under six. Reciprocal benefits, guest passes and family passes are not accepted this weekend.