Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend
October 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hooray for decay! Get your hands dirty—literally—as you explore the process of decomposition at Wave Hill. Investigate the forest floor, handle real-life scavengers and decomposers, learn about osteology, the study of bones and skeletal elements, try to reassemble a skeleton, get composting info and make wearable art inspired by decomposers. Join a parade of walking snags to celebrate our decomposer friends.
Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Listen to stories of farmers and activists Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez to learn more about the United Farm Workers Union. Use the creative ways some of today’s farmers are cultivating…
Immerse yourself in lush gardens and vibrant art of Brazilian legend Roberto Burle Marx, whose powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. Feel his artistic energy and love of plants during a Garden-wide exhibition of bold gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.More info