This Weekend: Mott Haven Anniversary Brunch, Santa Breakfast, Pumpkin Pie Workshop!

It’s raining this weekend. Sorry to be the bearers of bad news if you didn’t know. But, the good news is there’s plenty to do if you decide to head out despite the wet weather—like drink bottomless mimosas🥂  Mott Haven Bar & Grill is celebrating their 4th anniversary with a buffet brunch and line up of other special offers and events after. However, just in case you decide to skip the day.. Read More

Yoga & Chill: Outdoor Fitness Events to Attend & Where to Eat Healthy After

July is here even though a lot of our summer bodies aren’t. However, now that the temps in New York are hitting a high for the summer, it’s time to start wearing less and going out more, which is probably the best reason to do outdoor fitness. You’re gonna sweat anyway. You might as well earn it by burning a couple calories, and enjoying the open air, greenery, and company of new friends at.. Read More

High Tea at Wave Hill Sunday, January 31 + Additional Dates

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“Enjoy High Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to each [Michael Brown piano] concert in Armor Hall. The CafĂ© at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the following four elements: savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, which can be downloaded here, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones, and bite-sized desserts. High Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine and strawberries.
Advanced registration is required.

We will take reservations until noon on the Friday prior to the concert.

High Tea Service is $36. Wave Hill Members receive a 10% discount.

Additional dates:

Feb 21 @ 12
Mar 06 @ 12
Mar 20 @ 12
Apr 03 @ 12

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Wave Hill Perfect Pumpkin Pie Workshop Saturday, Nov 21

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“Do you have pie anxiety? A Great Performances pastry chef alleviates all of your pie-making fears in this hands-on workshop. Mix and roll pastry from scratch and make a pumpkin filling with seasonal spices. We’ll bake your pumpkin pie in our CafĂ© kitchen and you’ll take it home the same day.” – Wave Hill

When: Saturday, November 21 from 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Admission: $25 Member; $35 Non-member.

Note: Registration required, online or at the Perkins Visitor Center. A $2 surcharge will be added to telephone registrations (718-549-3200).

 

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Wave Hill Sweet Potatoes Cooking Demo Sunday, Nov 15

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When: Sunday, November 15 at 1pm
Admission: Free

 

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Wave Hill Honey Tasting & Extraction Saturday, Oct 17 – Sunday, Oct 18

wave-hill-honey-tasting-credit-joshua-bright“You’ll be amazed at the complex flavors of different varieties of honey! Sample a few, then purchase your favorite to take home. Today, taste local New York City artisanal honey by apiary Honey Gramz, and sample Mee Beauty’s all-natural lip balms, face creams and lotions, infused with Honey Gramz seasonal honey.” – Wave Hill

Oct 17 & 18 11:00AM-4:00PM 

 

In Perkins Visitor Center for free. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.
“How do bees make honey? How do we collect it? Help us extract and bottle honey from our resident honeybees. Tastings take place Oct 17 & 18 at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30PM.” – Wave Hill

In the Ecology Building. Free with admission to the grounds.

*Note tastings and extractions both take place on both days. Plan accordingly.

 

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Wave Hill Ginger Cooking Demo Sunday, Sept 27

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“The ginger family, Zingiberaceae, includes spicy ginger, cardamom and turmeric. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day shares a sampling of these tropical herbs, while a chef from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances demonstrates various ways to cook with fresh and dried members of this aromatic plant family. This is the next-to-last of our “Matter of Roots” series of cooking demonstrations, focusing on earthy vegetables, both humble and exotic.” – Wave Hill

Free with admission to the grounds.

 

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Bitter Melon Cooking Demo at Wave Hill Saturday, August 8th

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Familiar with bitter melon? Don’t worry, neither are we. However, Wave Hill is ready to, not only introduce this strange fruit into your vocabulary, but also your kitchen.

“Bitter in taste and weird in appearance, the intriguing bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is a popular ingredient in Asian, African and Caribbean cuisine. Discover quick-cooking techniques for the tender young fruits with a creative chef from Great Performances, then join a walk to observe this warty fruit in the gardens. Be prepared—they are bit horrific-looking, especially when they burst open and drip gooey red seeds onto the ground!” — Bitter Melon—A Vengeful Vegetable, Wave Hill

Free with admission to the grounds.

 

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Cooking and Eating with Lavender at Wave Hill

A lot of plans got rained out this past weekend but they didn’t involve a sprawling, lush 28 acre estate. So despite the drizzles this past Sunday, June 28, the Bronx Food Blog was on site for Wave Hill’s live cooking with lavender demo. Chef Steve demonstrated 2 easy recipes for a delicious salad dressing and roasted chicken breast using the dried herb. Check out some of the pictures below, along.. Read More

Cooking with Lavender Demo at Wave Hill Sunday, June 28

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Even if you count yourself an expert chef there are countless cooking ingredients right in nature that can confuse even the most skilled hands in the kitchen, like lavender. If you’re curious about when and how you can use this fragrant flower in foods, or just want a taste, don’t miss this cooking demo.

“Often associated with soaps and potpourri, lavender can be a delightfully unexpected ingredient when used in sweet dishes. Taste lavender-laced treats, then follow your nose to the lavender border to enjoy our diverse collection of lavender in full bloom. – Lavender in the Garden event, Wave Hill

Honestly, skilled cook or not, the “lavender-laced treats” alone are enough to make the weekend trek to Wave Hill.

Cooking demo is free with admission to the grounds.

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