Wave Hill reopens to welcome visitors
Wave Hill is one of the most recent attractions in the city to welcome visitors back, tucked away in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.
Wave Hill reopened at the end of July, and it's an oasis in the city you can explore close to home.
"It's extremely intimate and relaxed and casual so people feel like it's their own backyard,” says president and executive director Karen Meyerhoff.
Wave Hill is a 28-acre estate overlooking the Hudson River made up of flower gardens and woodland trails - creating a relaxing and calm environment.
"You can take your shoes off and walk barefoot in the grass; you can roll down the hills, you can walk in the grass,” says Meyerhoff.
While the buildings at Wave Hill are closed, they offer self-guided tours like bird Bingo and a nature scavenger hunt for families.
"Just look up, look around on the grass, listen and follow that sound to a tree and you'll see all kinds of common birds,” says Meyerhoff
Masks are required to enter and visitors must social distance while exploring the gardens. All guests must buy their ticket and register for a certain day online before coming.
The president and executive director say exploring Wave Hill is a great way to wake up your senses after being stuck inside for so long.
"Add a little dose of nature, bring yourself back, help yourself restore after everything we've been through this is the place to come,” says Meyerhoff.
Wave Hill is open for visitors Thursday through Sunday with hope of adding more days in the coming months.