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Know Before You Go

New Guidelines for a Safe Visit

  • As of June 1, there are no capacity restrictions on the grounds
  • We continue to take advance admission reservations, but walk-in visitors are now welcome
  • Visiting hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10AM to 5:30PM—free admission is offered Thursdays
  • Vaccinated visitors are not required to wear masks outdoors as long as they can socially distance from others
  • Visitors must wear a mask to enter and exit the garden
  • Wave Hill asks that visitors please continue to wear face coverings inside our buildings, though no longer required by New York State
  • Our shuttle service to and from public transportation remains suspended to meet social distancing guidelines
  • Our renovated onsite parking lot is open—and the Riverdale Park parking lot is also available on a first come, first served basis
  • Wave Hill courtesy carts and wheelchairs are currently unavailable
  • The Conservatory is open 1:00PM to 4:00PM with limited capacity in keeping with safety protocols.
  • Indoor seating at The Café has expanded to 75% capacity with social distancing
  • The picnic area adjacent to Glyndor Gallery is open and visitors may bring food to eat there
  • Blankets and outdoor chairs are not allowed
  • Please leave your rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, balls, balloons, frisbees, drones, etc. at home to protect plants—bicycles can be locked up at the front entrance
  • No smoking or vaping—these are prohibited by law on Wave Hill property
  • Plan to photograph the gardens? We encourage you to do so. If you are planning a photo shoot with props or equipment larger than a smartphone or tablet, we do require registration. Simply make your request by email here
  • Photographs for wedding, engagement and family portraits require a permit and a site fee. Commercial photography also requires written permission and fees
  • Organized gatherings of any size are not permitted on the grounds without advance arrangements and may include a site rental fee. This includes birthday parties, marriage proposals, and family reunions. Please email to help plan your gathering and check date availability

Enjoy the gardens and have a safe visit!

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