Thursday, September 8, 2011
Remembering September 11 at our beautiful Bronx gardens
Community calendar Wave Hill Wave Hill invites visitors to include this public garden and cultural center in their observance of the tenth anniversary of September 11th. A serene landscape that overlooks the Hudson and Palisades, Wave Hill waives admission to the grounds all day, offering the peaceful oasis of its gardens as a place for contemplation and remembrance. Wind Elegy: Noon—4 pm In addition to regularly scheduled programs, visitors are invited to inscribe or illustrate strips of natural-fiber paper with personal reflections, messages or blessings during Wind Elegy, a special anniversary event. The flag-strips will be affixed to Wave Hill’s Pergola to flutter gently in the breeze. Later in the month, the paper will be composted to rest in the garden. More info, www.wavehill.org. New York Botanical Garden In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 tragedies, The New York Botanical Garden is offering free All-Garden Pass admission from 10 am to 12 pm on Sunday, September 11. All New Yorkers, particularly Bronx residents who may be in search of a way to commemorate the anniversary locally, are invited to enjoy the Botanical Garden as a beautiful venue that naturally lends itself to both quiet contemplation and family sharing. More info, www.nybg.org.