Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wave Hill

Klein funds Wave Hill renovation

BRONX, NEW YORK, AUGUST 7- State Senator Jeff Klein announced a $150,000 capital grant he secured this year that will go towards completing the exterior renovation of historic Glyndor House and to installing permanent lighting on the grounds. 

Built in 1927, Glyndor Houses contains Wave Hill’s contemporary art galleries and serves as an educational venue for students and visitors participating in guided programs. Permanent lighting will allow Wave Hill to make their grounds safer for evening visitors and will allow Wave Hill to expand their educational programs into the evening. 

Joined by Wave Hill Staff and Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz (D-Bronx), Senator Klein made the announcement at a ‘Sunset Wednesday’ event, which featured a musical performance by Los Monstritos, a garden walk and tour of contemporary art in the Glyndor House..

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) said, “Wave Hill is a great place to find peace of mind in the heart of New York. With its picturesque vistas, serene grounds and world-class educational programming, Wave Hill is a destination for both local residents and visitors from across New York. That’s why I am so proud to announce this capital funding grant that will help keep Wave Hill well-lit and well-maintained for many years to come.” 
Claudia Bonn, Wave Hill’s President & Executive Director said, “This support from New York State has great meaning for us at Wave Hill. As we look forward to celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2015, this grant will enable us to better serve all our visitors and fulfill our mission of bringing everyone closer to the natural world.  Our sincere gratitude goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State, with special thanks to Senator Klein, for their  generosity, friendship and belief in our work.”

Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. It celebrates the artistry of gardens and landscapes, serves as a local and tourist destination with magnificent views, and as an arts educational center where students and enthusiasts gain a connection to the natural world and  horticulture.

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