Bronx-Events

Poe is the Raven Exhibition

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 17, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-17
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Up-Cycle to Art

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 17, 2017

Adults will DIY upcycle their own bottles and containers in artistic and creative ways.

October: Poe inspired and Steam Punk Bottles & Containers
November: Cardboard Stamps and Cardboard Books
December: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Wine Bottle

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-17
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Communication and Socialization Get Together

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 17, 2017

This event is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and pictures. College students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-17
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Garden Highlights Walk

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: October 17, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

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Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

2017-10-17
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Gallery Tour

Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)
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Date: October 17, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow leads a tour of the current exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. This fall, the entire gallery is given over to new site-responsive projects honoring the tenth anniversary of Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space. Call & Response showcases the work of 50 artists who have exhibited in this unique venue, in projects ranging from art objects created from natural materials gathered onsite, to sound pieces, outdoor installations and performance works.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

2017-10-17
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Kids Le Petit Art

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 17, 2017

Children will create cute miniature works as gifts to give, or keep for themselves. Children may take inspiration from the holiday season and fall colors.

Parents and other adults are invited to participate with their little ones.

October: Fall Inspired Art-Shrinky Dink
November: Up-cycle Yogurt Container and Thanksgiving Greeting Card
December Whimsical Winter Wonder...Shaker

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-17
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Poe is the Raven Exhibition

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 18, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-18
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Basic Sign Language

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 18, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication.

This class is open to staff, family members. and adults interested in learning sign language for communication.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-18
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Adult's Le Petit Art

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 18, 2017

Adults will create delicate miniature work to keep or give as gifts to friends or family.

October: Mini Rock Painting
November: Create Mini Coloring Books and Delicate Paper Cutting
December Whimsical Winter Wonder Black Artist Tile Zen Art

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-18
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Recycle to Art

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 18, 2017

Children will make cute, usable items out of recycled materials for the holiday season, to keep and take home.

October: Halloween Masks out of Stock Card Paper
November: Dried Orange Peel Arts/Crafts Bracelet
December: Spin Drum Crafts

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-18
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Studio Art with Amy

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
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Date: October 18, 2017

Studio Art is a special workshop that will teach youth 6 - 13 years old how to draw, paint, and create sculptures. It is recommended the students come each week to build their portfolio. At the end of the session the artwork will be displayed.

Amy is the instructor and an artist herself. She is excited to bring her knowledge and passion to the youth.

There are two sessions on Wednesday. The first session is 4:00- 5:00 p.m. The second session is 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. You can come to either session.

If you have any questions, please reach out to sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2017-10-18
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Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team

West Bronx Recreation Center
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Date: October 18, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341, (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

2017-10-18
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Movies Under the Stars: Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Poe Park
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Date: October 18, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

Victor and Victoria's families have arranged their marriage. Though they like each other, Victor is nervous about the ceremony. While he's in a forest practicing his lines for the wedding, a tree branch becomes a hand that drags him to the land of the dead. It belongs to Emily, who was murdered after eloping with her love and wants to marry Victor. Victor must get back above ground before Victoria marries the villainous Barkis Bittern.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Poe Park

2017-10-18
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Poe is the Raven Exhibition

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 19, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-19
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Plein-Air Journals Art Workshop series begins

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: October 19, 2017

Using the intimate space of the journal page, depict human-made elements in the landscape in this outdoor workshop. Artist Wennie Huang shares traditional and alternative journal formats and provides individual guidance on drawing and plein-air techniques.

Basic materials provided; participants receive a short list of additional recommended materials.

This four-session workshop continues October 26, November 2, and November 9.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

2017-10-19
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Special Express Arts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 19, 2017

This class engages special needs adults through art for self expression. Special needs adults work on canvas, paper, and multiple mediums to create work they can be proud of.

Please call to schedule your group's visit with us. Groups are scheduled on a monthly basis, due to large number of participating agencies and individuals.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-19
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Special Olympic Sports Training

St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

Date: October 19, 2017

Adults 18 years old and older with physical and mental disabilities are invited to learn and train like an Olympian at our Olypmic sports workshop. Participants will learn and play various sports including; volleyball, track, soccer, basketball/netball, and more!

A recreation center membership and registration are required. For more information and to register email: Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

2017-10-19
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Wheelchair Basketball

St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
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Date: October 19, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

2017-10-19
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Movies Under the Stars: Monsters Inc

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
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Date: October 19, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan is one of its top scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His scare assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski, a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo (Mary Gibbs), a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2017-10-19
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Poe is the Raven Exhibition

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 20, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-20
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Portfolio Review: Project-Based Art

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: October 20, 2017

Six curators, critics or gallerists will meet individually with artists to give feedback on their work with a focus on emerging artists who do project-based and site-based work.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

2017-10-20
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Drum Circle and Public Art in Virginia Park

Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)
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Date: October 20, 2017

Enjoy a drum circle in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park.

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

2017-10-20
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Arts, Culture & Fun: Drum Circle

Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)
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Date: October 20, 2017

The Fun Fridays series continues at Virginia Park with a Drum Circle. Drums will be provided but feel free to bring your own.

Return to the park on October 27 for Day of the Dead with BxArts Factory. Come celebrate the Mexican tradition Day of the Dead creating paper flowers, face painting, book binding and listening to Mexican music.

About the Public Art:

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Photo Credit: T. Pope jackson

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

2017-10-20
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Van Cortlandt Track Club

Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: October 21, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2017-10-21
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Bird Walks

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: October 21, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2017-10-21
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NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park

Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)
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Date: October 21, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

2017-10-21
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NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)
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Date: October 21, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

2017-10-21
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Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Bronx

Stockbridge Indian Memorial (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: October 21, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team for our Fall Citywide Stewardship Day! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive species knotweed and wineberry in Van Cortlandt Park!

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event; please register here.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Stockbridge Indian Memorial (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2017-10-21
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Poe is the Raven Exhibition

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 21, 2017

Ray Felix presents a dark, yet whimsical tale based on the life of Edgar Allen Poe while residing in the Bronx. Based on both fact and fiction, "Poe is the Raven" gives new light and insight on the secret life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Inspired by his visits to Poe Cottage, Ray Felix became intrigued by spiritual ether surrounding the Poe property and the stories told by the long time
tour guide of the Poe cottage. Felix's imprint "Bronx Heroes," takes stories from American History and transforms them into super heroes. Felix believes this allows Bronxites to appreciate everyday heroes from Bronx history and gain a greater understanding of their borough’s historically rich past.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-21
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Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: October 21, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-10-21
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Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: October 21, 2017

Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of the “people of the mounds,” the fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology, as told by guest storyteller Marianne McShane and her blue harp. Then travel into Wave Hill’s woodland, and, using only natural materials and a bit of jute twine, create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves, moss and bark, or string together a series of autumn leaves to form a fall wand or crown—and behold the magic!

At 11:00 a.m. and at noon, guest musicians Terry McCann, a guitarist and singer, and Stephen Gara on the uilleann pipes (a delicate version of the standard bagpipe), the flute and the tin whistle, offer a short concert of Irish jigs, reels and songs. The pair will also visit Wave Hill’s woodland with their instruments, to serenade the aos sí and lead a short autumn fairy parade.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Photo: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

2017-10-21
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Garden Highlights Walk

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: October 21, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

2017-10-21
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