Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY

Submitted by: Sarah Stern

Wave Hill is a public garden and cultural center.

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Why It Works

Wave Hill is a spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the northwest Bronx. One of New York City's best kept secrets, this must-see botanical gem offers programs in Horticulture, Environmental Education, Woodland Management, and the visual, literary, and performing arts, for visitors of all ages. At the weekend Family Art Project, children explore the gardens with artist Noah Baen and naturalist Martha Barrero, and then create paintings, collages or constructions inspired by what they see.

What Makes Wave Hill a Great Place?

People visit Wave Hill from the surrounding neighborhood as well as the tri-state area. There are clearly marked paved and unpaved paths throughout Wave Hill. The paths are visually accessible and offer beautiful views of the Palisades.

Wave Hill offers a stunning first impression. The view of the Palisades in all seasons makes first-time visitors stop and relish the vista. Both men and women visit Wave Hill. There are plenty of seats around Wave Hill and opportunities for quiet contemplation. The grounds are clean, safe and security is present. No public vehicles are allowed on the property.

People of all ages visit Wave Hill year around. Wave Hill offers programs in the visual, literary and performing arts. Wave Hill also has a cafe on its grounds, which offers a lovely menu.

Wave Hill offers a quiet, peaceful space where visitors can connect with nature. People come in groups or as singles and are pleasant and respectful to each other. Riverdale and New York City takes great pride in Wave Hill.

Contact Info:

Wave Hill, 675 West 252nd Street, Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 549-3200; info@wavehill.org

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