Wave Hill

Wave Hill

Riverdale, Bronx
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    Has a stamp of approval from CNN and Time Out New York
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    • Time Out New York
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    "28-acre public garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades."(5 Tips)
    Steff H.
    "Such an amazing city escape not far from Manhattan."(5 Tips)
    Richie S.
    "Beautiful 21 acre estate with galleries"(3 Tips)
    Time Out New York
    "free admission between 9am and noon every Saturday"(3 Tips)
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  • palisades
  • scenic views
  • escape
  • trails
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  • Rally by Eventbrite
    Rally by EventbriteOctober 20, 2016
    With 28 acres of public gardens in this Bronx landscape to explore, you’ll get your fill of fall colors and then some, especially with a picturesque view of the New Jersey Palisades. Read more
  • CNN
    CNNJanuary 27, 2015
    These 28 acres of gardens, greenhouses, walks & trails offer an oasis of serenity in the midst of NYC's concrete jungle. ProTip: Target sponsors free hours on Tuesday & Saturday mornings year-round. Read more
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 13, 2013
    Check out the restored architectural details, from the wooden front door to ornamental moldings, as well as the café, serving food, wine and beer on an adjacent terrace with a view of the Palisades. Read more
  • Harlem A.heart icon on user image
    Harlem AmbassadorAugust 14, 2014
    You can call it the Bronx and no one will believe you! An oasis on top of the world hidden with gardens and paths that require a map to navigate. The galleries and shop will impress. So many events!!
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkSeptember 13, 2010
    Wake up early to take advantage of free admission between 9am and noon every Saturday, and reward yourself with some gourmet noshes from the Terrace Café.
  • Leah L.
    Leah LabrecqueAugust 29, 2014
    A peaceful place to pass an afternoon. I liked the different gardens, the hiking trails, the views of the Hudson, and the thoughtfully stocked gift shop.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 2, 2016
    August 16th: Explore Wave Hill, a sprawling, 28-acre public garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Read more
  • Jaycob B.
    Jaycob BurnsAugust 17, 2014
    A bit of a trek to get out to (especially if the 1 isn't running when you do...) but a nice place to visit for a summer afternoon. Plenty of gazebos and benches tucked away among the plants and paths
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityAugust 17, 2011
    With a rotating series of art exhibitions, hands-on art classes for children and families, lectures on gardening, and more, Wave Hill’s cultural programs are as appealing as its natural beauty.
  • Elodieheart icon on user image
    ElodieSeptember 4, 2018
    Nice peaceful place if you need to escape Manhattan and its tumult. Follow the woodland trails for a more ‘rustic’ experience, even cool on rainy days !
  • Richie S.heart icon on user image
    Richie StarkApril 19, 2016
    Beautiful 21 acre estate with galleries, a cafe, gardens, and stunning views up by the Riverdale metro north stop
  • Melody d.
    Melody de CastroAugust 13, 2015
    Beautiful place for artwork, gardens, scenery and hiking. Cost of food here is reasonable and organic. Thumbs up! #mdcexperience approved!
  • Jessica S.heart icon on user image
    Jessica SantascoyApril 16, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    It's relatively quiet - if people want to listen to music they have to use headphones. No music in the cafe, either. It's a dream.
  • Eye
    EyeJuly 24, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to walk the trails too
  • Gabriel W.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel WilliamsAugust 2, 2015
    The views of the Hudson are great and the plants in the greenhouses are fascinating.
  • Steff H.
    Steff HindOctober 28, 2014
    Such an amazing city escape not far from Manhattan. Beautiful views
  • Michelle W.heart icon on user image
    Michelle WilesOctober 2, 2016
    Nice escape from NYC. This entire place smells amazing
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJanuary 18, 2012
    The Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory preserves rare plants from around the world and is an excellent respite from the cold. Check out MetroFocus for other tips to beat your winter blues! Read more
  • Mike Bloomberg
    Mike BloombergJune 19, 2013
    Today, I was here for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Wave Hill House.
  • chrissy s.heart icon on user image
    chrissy spazianoJuly 14, 2017
    We use to call it wavy Hill as kids. That was because the road to get their was wavy. However, it is beautiful and very educational.
  • Wave Hill
    Wave HillDecember 13, 2012
    Take a break from the holiday bustle, relax and reconnect with your inner self with meditation at Wave Hill, tomorrow and Saturday, 10-11:15am!
  • Lindsay H.heart icon on user image
    Lindsay HowardJuly 26, 2015
    Gorgeous gardens! The Aquatic Garden is a must-see.
  • D F.heart icon on user image
    D FFebruary 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    terrific place for families, definitely check free entrance Saturday (till noon) and family art project.
  • Great Performances F.
    This week is an Asparagus Festival! Try Warm Asparagus Soup with Parmesan Crouton and Asparagus Tips,Grilled Asparagus and Prosciutto Panini,or Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna with asparagus & Cucumber Salad.
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksJanuary 27, 2012
    Watch the sun set over the Palisades or visit one of the most impressive arboretums in New York City.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 28, 2010
    There’s free admission for everyone on Saturdays before noon and all day Tuesday. Plus, kids under six are ALWAYS free! Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more
  • Freda J.
    Freda JackmanOctober 24, 2010
    Gallery Tour at Wave Hill : Join an Exhibition Interpreter for one of our regularly scheduled tours of Remediate/Re-vision: Public Artists Engaging the Environment, which aims to raise awareness about
  • Mia S.heart icon on user image
    Mia SolkinDecember 5, 2015
    Lovely way to spend a sunny day.
  • Clarisel G.
    Clarisel GonzalezAugust 29, 2010
    Beautiful place to escape, enjoy the view and read a book or take pictures. It is free on Saturdays before noon. Worth visiting.
  • D F.heart icon on user image
    D FAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Weekends they have terrific family art project. Great for kids 2-99+
  • Maria W.
    Maria WanderJanuary 22, 2010
    Winter Workspace Drop-In Program: Spinning & Knitting Wool Saturday from 11:00am - 3:00pm Stop by the gallery to spin or knit wool dyed from native Hudson Valley plants every Tues+Sat in Jan/ Feb Read more
  • Wave Hill
    Wave HillDecember 4, 2012
    Celebrate and create at Wave Hill this holiday season with gift-making workshops this weekend and festive family art projects throughout December! http://www.wavehill.org/events/categories/holidays/
  • Akio T.heart icon on user image
    Akio TsuchiyaSeptember 17, 2015
    Bring a camera, iPod, sketchbook, or a book to read and relax
  • Ceie C.
    Ceie CelestinSeptember 3, 2012
    Better get here before 5:30pm or you'll miss out. Also FREE admission TUES & SAT btwn 9AM -12PM
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HorsfordMay 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great escape from the city!
  • chrissy s.heart icon on user image
    chrissy spazianoNovember 7, 2013
    Come anytime of year. The whole place is just amazing.
    BLOUIN ARTINFOJune 25, 2010
    Looking for a pleasant oasis, surrounded by art and greenery? Head to this gorgeous Bronx institution.
  • Gaudinessheart icon on user image
    GaudinessAugust 8, 2014
    Amazing scenery ❤️
  • RCheart icon on user image
    RCDecember 30, 2016
    What a gem in the Bronx !
  • Wave Hill
    Wave HillDecember 16, 2011
    Take a guided walk through Wave Hill's gardens and conservatory this Sunday at 2pm.
  • Janet F.heart icon on user image
    Janet FisherOctober 6, 2017
    Calming Vistas absolutely no city noises - alarms, car horns, trains, etc.
  • Shawnette S.
    Shawnette ScottOctober 30, 2014
    The grounds are absolutely Amazing!!
  • Steve P.heart icon on user image
    Steve PipengerApril 12, 2015
    Simply breathtakingly beautiful.
  • i3klyngirlheart icon on user image
    i3klyngirlJuly 6, 2015
    Awesome view
  • Doug G.
    Doug GoldsteinApril 12, 2010
    Beautiful, tranquil setting with awesome views of the Hudson River & the NJ Palisades. Well worth the trip! Read more
  • Janet F.heart icon on user image
    Janet FisherOctober 6, 2017
    Their shuttle bus is not to be confused with Raillink shuttle
  • Lulu R.heart icon on user image
    Lulu RamAugust 17, 2015
    The food is pricey, bring your own food
  • D F.heart icon on user image
    D FSeptember 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great jams in gift shop
  • Imkeepingup T.
    It's Earth Week! Try the Local Kale and Shelling Bean Soup with Grilled Orwasher's Country Bread.
  • Janet F.heart icon on user image
    Janet FisherOctober 6, 2017
    Escape from city noises
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