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Insect Exploration at Wave Hill This Summer

June 6, 2014

Indulge your interest in insects at Wave Hill this summer! Whether your passion lies in scientific exploration or artistic appreciation, Wave Hill’s vibrant landscape and dynamic programs offer a unique chance to connect to the abundant fascinations of nature. Join us both on the grounds and in Glyndor Gallery for a series of events celebrating the world of insects.

Nature Walk and Talk: Fireflies and Other Insects of the Night, Tuesday, June 24, 7:30–8:45PM

In late June every year, a spectacular light show takes place at twilight. Stroll the grounds with naturalist Paul Keim to hunt for fireflies, moths and other nocturnal creatures. Using a sweep net, our expert will collect insects for viewing, then release them back into the night. The evening begins in Glyndor Gallery with a short tour of our current exhibition, Gregory Crewdson: Fireflies. Don’t forget your flashlight! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. $20/$10 Wave Hill Member. Space is limited. Registration required.

Meet the Bees Workshop: A Hands-on Adventure in the Apiary, Saturday, July 12, 11AM–1PM

Get up close and personal with the bees of Wave Hill! Observe bee behavior in the gardens, then suit up in a hat and veil to peek inside a hive filled with 50,000 honeybees. Search for worker bees, drones and brood [baby bees], and maybe even catch a glimpse of the elusive queen. Beekeeper Roger Repohl leads this fascinating foray into the world of the honeybee.  Ages 14 and older welcome with an adult.

$35/$25 Wave Hill Member. Registration required.

Garden Pollinators Walk, Saturday, July 26, 2PM

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies are easily spotted, but solitary bees, beetles and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Museum Educator Jay Holmes of the American Museum of Natural History leads this walk to observe our local pollinators at work. The walk will also include a stop by our new “bee condo” in the Flower Garden to see who’s taken up residence. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Family Art Project: Fancy Fireflies, Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27, 10AM–1PM

Explore the exhibition of photographs by Gregory Crewdson in the Glyndor Gallery. Make a tiny, sparkly firefly to hang on a found stick to light your way through the day and, using a special dyeing technique, create a dreamy, firefly-filled nightscape. Free with admission to the grounds.

On view in Glyndor Gallery through August 24:

Gregory Crewdson: Fireflies

On view in its totality for the first time, Gregory Crewdson’s Fireflies series comes to life in Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery. The exhibition offers the rare opportunity to view Crewdson’s black-and-white photographs in an exquisite natural setting. The series was created in 1996, when Crewdson was living alone in his family’s cabin in rural Massachusetts. That summer, he immersed himself in observing and photographing fireflies, each night venturing out into the dusk to capture the fleeting light of these nocturnal creatures. Revisiting the project ten years later, he ultimately printed a total of 61 images. The magic of a summer evening is captured perfectly in each of these striking photographs. Admission to Glyndor Gallery is free with admission to the grounds.

Register, where required, at, at the Perkins Visitor Center when you next visit or by calling 718.549.320 x251.


The Family Art Project is generously sponsored by Target, with additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Sustaining support is provided by the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Endowment for Environmental Science and Nature Education

Support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The New York Community Trust, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. The institution's operations are made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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