Feeling borough-curious? Sunset Wednesdays at Wave Hill are the perfect excuse to expand your going-out horizons—and refresh your citified senses. With a full evening of live music, outdoor yoga, guided garden walks and dynamic art (including Gregory Crewdson’s acclaimed Fireflies series in Glyndor Gallery), Sunset Wednesdays will make the middle of your week infinitely brighter.
The festivities kick off each Wednesday at 6PM with a restorative sunset session of Hatha Yoga, led by an instructor from Yoga for Bliss. Deepen your immersion in the natural world with a guided walk around one of Wave Hill’s gorgeous garden “rooms,” ranging from an Aquatic Garden and Wild Garden to a gracefully symmetrical Flower Garden and a ½-mile trail through their shady Woodlands.
Purchase dinner at The Café at Wave Hill in historic Wave Hill House (and be sure to treat yourself to a cool glass of wine on the Kate French Terrace overlooking the Hudson). Then stroll over to Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery to take in Gregory Crewdson’s Fireflies. On view in its entirety for the first time, Crewdson’s 61 black-and-white photographs positively glow when viewed in this exquisite garden setting. And don’t forget to stop in the gallery’s Sunroom Project Space, where installations by Brooklyn-based artists Reade Bryan and Lauren Carly Shaw are on view.
At 7PM, free, live performances take over the expansive Great Lawn. You can see the full schedule here, and highlights include:
- • July 30, Master kora players Salieu Suso and his nephew Malang Jobarteh: Jobarteh recently opened for Beirut at Northside Festival! The duo’s virtuosic performances on the kora, a 21-string African harp played by the traditional storytellers of West Africa, are spellbinding.
- • August 13, Dancing Through the Bronx: The final Sunset Wednesday of the season brings a Dancing-in-the-Streets festival to the gardens, with choreography by renowned artists Larry Keigwin, Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo and James “Cricket” Colter—and a chance to get up and dance at the end!Get an early start on the evening with a train ride up the east side of the Hudson to Metro-North’s Riverdale station—a soothing 25 minutes from Grand Central. Or hop on the 1 train, ride it to the end of the trail at West 242nd Street, and catch a free shuttle direct to Wave Hill’s front gate.Go ahead, find out for yourself why Time Out New York considers Wave Hill the best daycation in the city.