West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471
Description: Bring your little fairies and gnomes to this weekend event to construct a tiny house in the woods fashioned from sticks and leaves (and a bit of pixie dust). Then take a break from building to hear about Wave Hill's fabled woodland fairies, with guest storyteller Rama Mandel. Sing along to live mandolin and accordion music with Jim Keyes (aka Jim the Gentle Giant), as he entertains with tales of faraway lands where make-believe creatures come to life. On Sunday, grown-ups can learn the mystical properties of witch hazel, snakeroot, and wolfsbane, and hear other horticultural myths on a folklore walk. Admission to the grounds is free all weekend. Call or visit the website for full schedule.
Venue Description: See natural beauty at its finest at Wave Hill, the 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx. Overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill's true view lies in the park's magnificent gardens and landscapes. Horticulture and the arts programs for children, teenagers, and teachers are hosted by Wave Hill. Its grounds serve as living laboratories for science exploration. A memorable and scenic venue location, the Wave Hill House, built in 1843, is available for meetings, conferences, celebrations, and photo shoots. Wave Hill House was home to many celebrated icons, including Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain.
On weekends from 10am-1pm, the whole family can enjoy with a naturally creative Family Art Project. Wave Hill's visual arts program presents artworks in the galleries and on the grounds that engage the public in a dialogue with nature, culture, and site.
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