Tai Chi classes
Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature.
In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call 718.549.3200 x245 by 8AM on the day of the class for program updates. Session fee: $23/$15 Wave Hill Member. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.
The event begins at 10 a.m. on October 5 at the Perkins Visitor Center.
Learn to make the colors of autumn
Join papermaker extraordinaire Randy Brozen, on October 5, to make paper out of rich colors of pulp in red, orange and yellow.
Using an easy process, make your paper in a leaf-shape mold or add a found leaf for fancy decoration. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
The event will be held at Wave Hill House from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Creating stained glass collages
Engage in a creative dialogue with your surroundings guided by professional artists working in various media.
In this session held on October 5, Van Lier Fellow and painter Francisco Donoso explores color, light and image-making in his exhibition on view in the Sunroom Project Space. Experiment with drawing and painting materials to create collages inspired by the natural light and architectural elements in a space.
All levels welcome. Materials provided. $30/$20 Wave Hill Member. Reservations required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Drop-ins accommodated as space permits.
Many plants, like the prickly pear cactus (Opuntia sp.) and Dioscorea elephantipes (elephant’s foot) are naturally protected with weapon-worthy spines or a thick coating of armor. Others, such as Sagittaria, have names that allude to armor-like aspects of their anatomy.
On Ocotber 5Wave Hill Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day will lead a tour of these denizens of the garden, all relevant to Bashford Dean, whose interest in both arms and ichthyology is the subject of the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery.
This walk repeats October 10. Free with admission to the grounds.
Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center at 2 p.m.
Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga.
Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, your breath and your mind/body/spirit. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome.
Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Session fee: $23/Wave Hill Member $15. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.