News from Martha Gellens at Wave Hill, with a very good offer for Westchester residents. This 28-acre public garden overlooking the Hudson in Riverdale is one of my very favorite gardens in the Hudson Valley:
“Wave Hill invites Westchester families to enjoy a free month of membership in February 2010, at one of the most glorious outdoor destinations in metropolitan New York.
A garden oasis and cultural center, Wave Hill engages children with the natural world and inspires creativity. Bring your family all month long, admission-free, to explore the gardens, create art and be together outdoors.
(photos courtesy of Wave Hill)
Highlights in February include Valentine’s Day weekend, with sweet Family Art Projects, a special terrarium garden workshop, brunch on Saturday and Sunday and a chance to participate in a grand knitting project; and President’s Week, when schools shut down and kids can open up to all the wonders of the winter garden.
This is a limited-time offer, Bill: Families will need to register with us online by January 31.
For us, this offer does two things: It invited families to get to know Wave Hill in the winter, a season when many visitors might not think to experience nature, and it is a gift that is particularly meaningful this year, when so many families have been hard hit by the downturn in the economy. This oasis provides not just an escape from the anxiety many are mired in, it also offers a spectacular, restorative setting for families to play and learn together.”
And an addendum on parking:
Parking is $8 onsite, and we have free, continuous shuttle service to a free offsite lot just around the corner and down the hill (3 minutes away). This offer includes free parking on weekdays.
For more info, go to wavehill.org/membership, or click here for a direct link.