Outdoors

BRONX – Great Backyard Birdcount 2019 @ Wave Hill

Great Backyard Birdcount 2019 @ Wave Hill

Meet at Wave Hill House

 

SATURDAY, February 16, 2018

 

10 am – 1 pm

 

Free with admission to the grounds*

 

No experience necessary; bird watchers of all levels are encouraged to participate.

 

Take your birding adventures to the next level by participating in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count! This global “citizen science” research project engages bird watchers of all ages in helping to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Using smartphone apps and official, field-data forms, track and record the birds in Wave Hill’s backyard, guided by naturalist Gabriel Willow. Share your observations with fellow participants over cocoa and coffee at the conclusion of the program.

 

Wave Hill is a spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Bronx, Wave Hill’s vibrant landscape is one of the most beautiful spots in New York City.

 

Hours:  Tuesday–Sunday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Perkins Visitor Center: 9:30 am – 4 pm

Wave Hill House: 9 am – 4 pm

Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory 10 am – 12 pm; 1 – 4 pm

Glyndor Gallery 10 am – 4 pm

The Shop at Wave Hill 9:30 am – 4 pm

The Cafe at Wave Hill 10 am – 4 pm

 

*Admission

$8 Adults

$4 Students and Seniors 65+

$2 Children 6+

Free to Members and children under 6

For our religiously observant visitors

Information about Reciprocal Benefits

Reciprocal benefits, guest and family passes are not accepted on Sunset Wednesdays and for special events

Parking

Onsite: $8 per vehicle

Offsite: Free, with continuous, complimentary shuttle van service.

Free weekday parking onsite for Wave Hill Members in January, February and March!

 

DIRECTIONS

Wave Hill is located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York.

 

ABOUT WAVE HILL

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

The Café

 

(718) 549-3200

 

information@wavehill.org

 

Independence Ave & W 249th St

Bronx, NY 10471

https://www.wavehill.org/events/

 

BRONX – Winter Birding @ Wave Hill 

Winter Birding @ Wave Hill

Meet at Perkins Visitor Center

 

 

9:30 am

Ages 10 & older welcome with an adult. 

 

FREE with admission to the grounds; NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

 

The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats.

 

Birders of all levels welcome.

 

Severe weather cancels.

 

VIEW The Great Backyard Birdcount 2019 on SATUDAY, February 16th

 

Wave Hill is a spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Bronx, Wave Hill’s vibrant landscape is one of the most beautiful spots in New York City.

 

Hours:  Tuesday–Sunday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Perkins Visitor Center: 9:30 am – 4 pm

Wave Hill House: 9 am – 4 pm

Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory 10 am – 12 pm; 1 – 4 pm

Glyndor Gallery 10 am – 4 pm

The Shop at Wave Hill 9:30 am – 4 pm

The Cafe at Wave Hill 10 am – 4 pm

 

*Admission

$8 Adults

$4 Students and Seniors 65+

$2 Children 6+

Free to Members and children under 6

 

For our religiously observant visitors

Information about Reciprocal Benefits

Reciprocal benefits, guest and family passes are not accepted on Sunset Wednesdays and for special events

Parking

Onsite: $8 per vehicle

Offsite: Free, with continuous, complimentary shuttle van service.

Free weekday parking onsite for Wave Hill Members in January, February and March!

 

DIRECTIONS

Wave Hill is located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York.

 

ABOUT WAVE HILL

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

The Café

 

(718) 549-3200

 

information@wavehill.org

 

Independence Ave & W 249th St

Bronx, NY 10471

https://www.wavehill.org/events/

 

BRONX – Holiday Train Show® at New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Monday, January 21, 2019

 

New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is Back!

Enchanting model trains zip through a display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming past familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Rockefeller Center on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition showcases Lower Manhattan—the birthplace of New York City—featuring the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and iconic skyscrapers sharing the spotlight among old and new favorites. Making their debut this year are One World Trade Center and the historic Battery Maritime Building along with two vintage ferry boats.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out.

Hours:

The New York Botanical Garden is generally open for daytime All-Garden Pass access to the Holiday Train Show® from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.

Bar Car Nights: 7–10:30 p.m.

Extended Hours: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturdays, November 24–January 19; Friday, November 23 (day after Thanksgiving); and December 26–January 1

Monday Openings: December 17, 24, & 31; January 21

Early Closures: December 14 & 24 (NYBG closes at 3 p.m.); November 28 & December 6 (Conservatory and Holiday Train Show® close at 2 p.m.)

Closures: November 22 (Thanksgiving) and December 25 (Christmas)

Pricing:

Weekends, Monday Holidays, and Holiday Weeks (November 23, December 17–January 1):

Adults: $30
Seniors (65+): $28
Students (with valid ID): $28
Children (2–12): $18
Children under 2: Free
Members: Free*

*Ticket prices are subject to change depending on season and current exhibition.
*Excludes Community Grounds Membership levels

Weekday Pricing:

Adults: $23
Seniors (65+): $20
Students (with valid ID): $20
Children (2–12): $10
Children under 2: Free
Members: Free*

*Ticket prices are subject to change depending on season and current exhibition.
*Excludes Community Grounds Membership levels

Holiday Train Show® Programs:

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends™

December 29–31, 2018;
January 1–6, 12–13, & 19–21, 2019

Evergreen Express

Every day, kids can hop aboard our play train and pretend to ride the rails! Hike winter trails and find evergreen trees and shrubs. Warm up in the Discovery Center while learning more about amazing evergreen plants. Make a festive evergreen swag bundle to brighten up your home.

November 17, 2018–January 21, 2019

Guided Activities:
Weekdays; 1:30–5:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Fiesta Tropical with the Bilingual Birdies Band, Sunday, December 16; 11 a.m.

Family Film Series

December 22 – The Muppet Christmas Carol
December 23 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
December 24 – Polar Express
December 26 – Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
December 27 – Frozen

Kids’ Poetry Contest

Students are invited to submit original poems (written individually or with student collaborators) inspired by the magic of winter and the holiday season.

Annual Bird Count

Join NYBG for its annual bird count and explore the Garden’s 250 acres on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11 am.

Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Take part in a special tree lighting in the Visitor Center and join in on an old-fashioned sing-along with an NYC-based musical group on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 4 – 5:15 pm

Holiday A Cappella

Get in the holiday spirit with seasonal music, both familiar and new, plus contemporary alternative music sung by top a cappella groups from all over the Tri-State area.

November 16–18 & 23; Saturdays & Sundays, November 24–December 23, 2018;
Daily, December 24–January 1, 2019; 1, 2, & 3 p.m.

Holiday Landmarks Tour

Meet at the Reflecting Pool for a fascinating overview of the Garden’s history and its importance as a vital NYC cultural destination since 1891.

Sundays, November 18, 2018–January 20, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Tree Tour

Meet at the Reflecting Pool and embark on an invigorating 45-minute walk to view the Garden’s stately conifer collection and old growth forest in the beauty of winter.

Saturdays, November 17, 2018–January 21, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE ARTIST, TRAINS & LANDMARKS

BUY TIX ONLINE

BECOME A MEMBER

DIRECTIONS

https://www.nybg.org/event/holiday-train-show/

 

 

BRONX – Holiday Train Show® at New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Monday, January 21, 2019

 

New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is Back!

Enchanting model trains zip through a display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming past familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Rockefeller Center on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition showcases Lower Manhattan—the birthplace of New York City—featuring the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and iconic skyscrapers sharing the spotlight among old and new favorites. Making their debut this year are One World Trade Center and the historic Battery Maritime Building along with two vintage ferry boats.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out.

Hours:

The New York Botanical Garden is generally open for daytime All-Garden Pass access to the Holiday Train Show® from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.

Bar Car Nights: 7–10:30 p.m.

Extended Hours: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturdays, November 24–January 19; Friday, November 23 (day after Thanksgiving); and December 26–January 1

Monday Openings: December 17, 24, & 31; January 21

Early Closures: December 14 & 24 (NYBG closes at 3 p.m.); November 28 & December 6 (Conservatory and Holiday Train Show® close at 2 p.m.)

Closures: November 22 (Thanksgiving) and December 25 (Christmas)

Pricing:

Weekends, Monday Holidays, and Holiday Weeks (November 23, December 17–January 1):

Adults: $30
Seniors (65+): $28
Students (with valid ID): $28
Children (2–12): $18
Children under 2: Free
Members: Free*

*Ticket prices are subject to change depending on season and current exhibition.
*Excludes Community Grounds Membership levels

Weekday Pricing:

Adults: $23
Seniors (65+): $20
Students (with valid ID): $20
Children (2–12): $10
Children under 2: Free
Members: Free*

*Ticket prices are subject to change depending on season and current exhibition.
*Excludes Community Grounds Membership levels

Holiday Train Show® Programs:

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends™

December 29–31, 2018;
January 1–6, 12–13, & 19–21, 2019

Evergreen Express

Every day, kids can hop aboard our play train and pretend to ride the rails! Hike winter trails and find evergreen trees and shrubs. Warm up in the Discovery Center while learning more about amazing evergreen plants. Make a festive evergreen swag bundle to brighten up your home.

November 17, 2018–January 21, 2019

Guided Activities:
Weekdays; 1:30–5:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Fiesta Tropical with the Bilingual Birdies Band, Sunday, December 16; 11 a.m.

Family Film Series

December 22 – The Muppet Christmas Carol
December 23 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
December 24 – Polar Express
December 26 – Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
December 27 – Frozen

Kids’ Poetry Contest

Students are invited to submit original poems (written individually or with student collaborators) inspired by the magic of winter and the holiday season.

Annual Bird Count

Join NYBG for its annual bird count and explore the Garden’s 250 acres on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11 am.

Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Take part in a special tree lighting in the Visitor Center and join in on an old-fashioned sing-along with an NYC-based musical group on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 4 – 5:15 pm

Holiday A Cappella

Get in the holiday spirit with seasonal music, both familiar and new, plus contemporary alternative music sung by top a cappella groups from all over the Tri-State area.

November 16–18 & 23; Saturdays & Sundays, November 24–December 23, 2018;
Daily, December 24–January 1, 2019; 1, 2, & 3 p.m.

Holiday Landmarks Tour

Meet at the Reflecting Pool for a fascinating overview of the Garden’s history and its importance as a vital NYC cultural destination since 1891.

Sundays, November 18, 2018–January 20, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Tree Tour

Meet at the Reflecting Pool and embark on an invigorating 45-minute walk to view the Garden’s stately conifer collection and old growth forest in the beauty of winter.

Saturdays, November 17, 2018–January 21, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE ARTIST, TRAINS & LANDMARKS

BUY TIX ONLINE

BECOME A MEMBER

DIRECTIONS

https://www.nybg.org/event/holiday-train-show/

 

 

BRONX – Holiday Train Show® at New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Monday, January 21, 2019

 

New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is Back!

Enchanting model trains zip through a display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming past familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Rockefeller Center on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition showcases Lower Manhattan—the birthplace of New York City—featuring the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and iconic skyscrapers sharing the spotlight among old and new favorites. Making their debut this year are One World Trade Center and the historic Battery Maritime Building along with two vintage ferry boats.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out.

Hours:

The New York Botanical Garden is generally open for daytime All-Garden Pass access to the Holiday Train Show® from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.

Bar Car Nights: 7–10:30 p.m.

Extended Hours: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturdays, November 24–January 19; Friday, November 23 (day after Thanksgiving); and December 26–January 1

Monday Openings: December 17, 24, & 31; January 21

Early Closures: December 14 & 24 (NYBG closes at 3 p.m.); November 28 & December 6 (Conservatory and Holiday Train Show® close at 2 p.m.)

Closures: November 22 (Thanksgiving) and December 25 (Christmas)

Pricing:

Weekends, Monday Holidays, and Holiday Weeks (November 23, December 17–January 1):

Adults: $30
Seniors (65+): $28
Students (with valid ID): $28
Children (2–12): $18
Children under 2: Free
Members: Free*

*Ticket prices are subject to change depending on season and current exhibition.
*Excludes Community Grounds Membership levels

Weekday Pricing:

Adults: $23
Seniors (65+): $20
Students (with valid ID): $20
Children (2–12): $10
Children under 2: Free
Members: Free*

*Ticket prices are subject to change depending on season and current exhibition.
*Excludes Community Grounds Membership levels

Holiday Train Show® Programs:

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends™

December 29–31, 2018;
January 1–6, 12–13, & 19–21, 2019

Evergreen Express

Every day, kids can hop aboard our play train and pretend to ride the rails! Hike winter trails and find evergreen trees and shrubs. Warm up in the Discovery Center while learning more about amazing evergreen plants. Make a festive evergreen swag bundle to brighten up your home.

November 17, 2018–January 21, 2019

Guided Activities:
Weekdays; 1:30–5:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Fiesta Tropical with the Bilingual Birdies Band, Sunday, December 16; 11 a.m.

Family Film Series

December 22 – The Muppet Christmas Carol
December 23 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
December 24 – Polar Express
December 26 – Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
December 27 – Frozen

Kids’ Poetry Contest

Students are invited to submit original poems (written individually or with student collaborators) inspired by the magic of winter and the holiday season.

Annual Bird Count

Join NYBG for its annual bird count and explore the Garden’s 250 acres on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11 am.

Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Take part in a special tree lighting in the Visitor Center and join in on an old-fashioned sing-along with an NYC-based musical group on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 4 – 5:15 pm

Holiday A Cappella

Get in the holiday spirit with seasonal music, both familiar and new, plus contemporary alternative music sung by top a cappella groups from all over the Tri-State area.

November 16–18 & 23; Saturdays & Sundays, November 24–December 23, 2018;
Daily, December 24–January 1, 2019; 1, 2, & 3 p.m.

Holiday Landmarks Tour

Meet at the Reflecting Pool for a fascinating overview of the Garden’s history and its importance as a vital NYC cultural destination since 1891.

Sundays, November 18, 2018–January 20, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Tree Tour

Meet at the Reflecting Pool and embark on an invigorating 45-minute walk to view the Garden’s stately conifer collection and old growth forest in the beauty of winter.

Saturdays, November 17, 2018–January 21, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE ARTIST, TRAINS & LANDMARKS

BUY TIX ONLINE

BECOME A MEMBER

DIRECTIONS

https://www.nybg.org/event/holiday-train-show/