The Fieldston Historic District and Sunset Wednesday Concert at Wave Hill
Time & Location
About The Event
Note our meeting place is on the East Side of Broadway along Van Cortlandt Park about one block north of the #1 subway terminus. Look for the small building which also has restrooms.
Wave Hill just might be one of the City's most beautiful places: it is a spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and The Palisades in the Riverdale section of The Bronx. The historic house within the gardens was once home to Mark Twain and maestro Arturo Toscanini. Note Wave Hill Charges a combined admission fee for the grounds and concert of $12 and $8 for students and seniors 65+.
You can save $2 (highly recommended) by purchasing tickets in advance on-line: https://176.blackbaudhosting.com/176/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=4b5e9bb1-0aed-47d1-a529-929df9c22350
It's well worth it! Walking tour on the way is free. Note some uphill walking for approximately 1/3 of a mile and then level or downhill. There are several way to get back to Manhattan afterwards - city bus, metro North and subway.
En route we'll traverse The Fieldston Historic District, which is a stunning privately-owned residential neighborhood in the borough of the Bronx, sandwiched in-between in between Broadway and Van Cortlandt Park and the neighborhood of Riverdale. The community is widely recognized as one of New York City’s best examples of a romantically planned residential enclave. A number of architectural styles are represented in the Fieldston Historic District including Tudor, Craftsman, Mediterranean, Formal Modernist and more. The beautiful neighborhood is accessible via a network of winding tree lined streets, broken by rocky outcroppings and scenic knolls, making it a perfect destination for a walking tour. The neighborhood was recognized for excellence in design from early on, with many houses being cited in prominent publications such as Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful and Country Life as early as the 1930s. Recognizing the uniqueness and significance of the area, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated Fieldston as a Historic District in 2006.
A high point of each Sunset Wednesday includes a live performance on the grassy expanse of the Great Lawn, overlooking the majestic Palisades.
This evening there will be The Wayfayers described here:
"Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians will transport you, not to the past but to a new world of their own making. The band is led by the charmingly enigmatic Sweet Megg, who imbues each song with her own concoction of melancholy and euphoria that will delight you, surprise you, and break your heart all at once. The band seamlessly incorporates elements of New Orleans Swing, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret and gut-bucket blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker blow side by side. Together Sweet Megg, Ryan, and all the Wayfarers create a world where jazz is alive and well and living in New York."
Feel free to bring a picnic dinner or snacks. There are restrooms is and a nice cafe at Wave Hill - open until 7:30pm. https://www.wavehill.org/cafe/