Wave Hill Family Art Project - Biomimicry Boutique
Wave Hill Family Art Project will present Biomimicry Boutique. Photo courtesy of Wave Hill
Upcoming Wave Hill programs include:
Friday, February 14; Saturday, February
15; Sunday, February 16: Valentine’s
Day High Tea & Conservatory
Tour: Invite a loved one to share a specially
curated high tea in elegant Mark
Twain Room, an intimate tour of the
Conservatory and a lively talk about the
language of fl owers. All participants receive
the special gift of 10% off in The
Shop at Wave Hill and a stunning selection
of gifts to choose from. Space is limited.
$170 per couple; Wave Hill Members
save 10%. Advance registration
required online at wavehill.org. Start
a new tradition this Valentine’s Day
that will go on for many years to come!.
Wave Hill House and on the grounds, 1
to 4 p.m.
Saturday, February 15; Sunday, February
16: Family Art Project: Biomimicry
Boutique: Slip on those scales, tailor
your tails, and design your perfect
creature couture. Then get in vogue
and hop, crawl, or slither your way
down the catwalk. Free, and admission
to the grounds is free until noon. Wave
Hill House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, February 15: Winter Workspace
Session 1 Open Studios: This winter,
Glyndor Gallery is transformed
again into studio spaces for artists to
develop new work and offer opportunities
for public interaction in the context
of the garden. Individual artists share
their studio practice with the public on
this open studio day. This year’s session
1 artists are Stephanie Alvarado, Ezra
Benus, Environmental Performance
Agency, LoVid, Linda Lauro-Lazin and
Kymia Nawabi. Free with admission to
the grounds. Glyndor Gallery, noon to
Sunday, February 16: Garden and
Conservatory Highlights Walk: Join
a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public
tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free
with admission to the grounds. Meet at
Perkins Visitor Center, 2 p.m.
BRONX TIMES REPORTER,40 FEBRUARY 14-20, 2020 BTR
Wednesday, February 19: To Look
at Things in Bloom—Photographing
Gardens: A Horticultural Lecture by
Ngoc Minh Ngo: A self-taught photographer
whose work explores the intrinsic
beauty of plants and nature, Ngoc Minh
Ngo is especially interested in the ways
fl owers have been used in different cultures
and times in history. Her lecture
explores the various meanings of gardens,
illustrated by some of her favorite
images of private and public gardens
in England, America and Morocco. Her
photographs of interiors and gardens
have been published in Vogue, T Magazine,
Architectural Digest, House &
Garden UK and Cabana. She has published
three books, Bringing Nature
Home, In Bloom and, this year, Eden
Revisited. Wave Hill’s annual horticultural
lecture series is held at the New
York School of Interior Design. Individual
tickets: $30, with a 10% discount
for Wave Hill Members and students.
Reservations are recommended, online
at wavehill.org. Student tickets available
lecture evening only, at the door,
space permitting and with a valid student
ID. The fi nal lecture of the series
takes place on Wednesday, March 25,
New York School of Interior Design, 6
to 7 p.m.
Wave Hill is located at 675 West
252nd Street. For more information call
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Register now for your Mobile No-
Cost Breast Cancer Screening in
front of St. Helena, 1315 Olmstead Avenue,
on Sunday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. To qualify, you must be a woman
age 40 to 79 who lives in NYC and has
not had a mammogram in the past 12
months. Walk-ins are accepted on an
availability basis. If you have health insurance,
bring your card. You will not
be charged for this screening. Appointments
are required, so either call the
rectory at (718) 892-3232 or call (877) 628-
9090 to reserve a time slot.
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A Safety Fair at St. Helena Catholic
Church, 1315 Olmstead Avenue, on Sunday,
March 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in
the St. Helena gymnasium. A wide variety
of agencies will be participating,
including the FDNY, the NYPD, the Red
Cross, and many more. This is a Boy
Scout Eagle Project and is a very important
and relevant topic. What do you
do if the Corona Virus hits NYC? What
are the most common safety issues and
concerns? All of these topics will be addressed.
For more information, call
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Stop by picturesque City Island and
enjoy the exciting programs offered at
the PSS City Island Center, which is
located at 116 City Island Avenue, Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Experience the exercise classes from
gentle Yoga Stretch, Balance Class, Arthritis
Workshop and Tai Chi as well as
the vigorous Fit For Life and Cardio Fit.
They also offer acrylic painting, calligraphy,
health presentations, blood pressure
monitoring, gardening exchange,
singing group and parties. Lunch is
served from noon to 1 p.m. suggested
donation is $2. The center participants
go on shopping trips every day; i.e.
Shop Rite, Dollar Tree, Target, Kmart,
as well as theatre excursions, special
trips, special luncheons and more. It’s
free to become a member, but you must
be 60 years of age or above.
Special Events: Friday, February 21,
at 1 p.m., Money Made Simple - Putting
it All Together: Constructing a Retirement
Income Plan; Friday, February 28,
at 12:15 p.m., Movie (On the Basis of Sex)
and a Lunch—must sign up.
For more information contact Patty
at (718) 885-0727 or email pattis@pssusa.
org for their monthly calendar.
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Do you need help getting to and from
your medical appointments? Transportation
services are available to seniors
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m., in community districts 9, 10,
11 and 12. The program provides doorto
door service for all medical appointments.
Their drivers are courteous and
professional; and their vehicles are
clean and handicap accessible, including
For further information, contact
Mildred Cardona, program director
of the R.A.I.N. Transportation Program,
at (718) 882-8513.
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Two public Rosary Rally events
in honor of Our Lady of Fatima will
take place on the steps of Holy Rosary
Church at the corner of East Gun Hill
Road and Eastchester Road on Saturday,
February 22, at noon, to honor St.
Jacinta and St. Francesco, the child
saints of Fatima; and on and on Saturday,
March 21, at noon to pray to Our
Lady of Fatima and to St. Joseph to preserve
traditional marriage between one
man and one woman and for the preservation
of good Christian family values.
Everyone is invited and all confi rmation
candidates are especially welcome
to participate and earn community service
For more information, call Charlotte
Fazio at (347) 964-1506.
ROOFTOP FIRE AT 854 REVERE AVENUE
A house fi re destroyed the roof of 854 Revere Avenue on Friday, February 7 at about
3:35 p.m. t is unknown if any injuries resulted from the fi re. Photo by Aracelis Batista