Bronx, NY, May 16, 2018—Wave Hill is deeply honored to have been voted the most-loved cultural spot in Time Out New York’s Love New York Awards 2018. A garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River, Wave Hill outranked more than 50 other cultural institutions across New York City—including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art—to win the city title and this touching tribute.
Once a historic estate, Wave Hill is a place outside of time, a beautiful garden oasis with stunning vistas and an ever-changing landscape that inspires visitors year-round. This gem of New York City provides a curated experience like no other, with engaging programs in the arts, wellness, ecology and the natural world. In the midst of a hectic urban environment, Wave Hill gives people a peaceful place to connect to nature and to one another.
Commented Wave Hill President and Executive Director Karen Meyerhoff, “Wave Hill just got a big hug and kiss from the whole city of New York! Time Out New York’s award proves that a small place can have big impact. Everything we do here at Wave Hill is open-armed, welcoming and inclusive. We care deeply about the individual experience and strive to maintain a standard of excellence that reflects the values of this great city we all love. Thank you, everybody, for loving us back!”
The award also comes just as the Bronx is celebrating Bronx Week, a celebration of the vitality of the borough. “”Wave Hill is yet another example of an area of The Bronx that is ‘must see,’ not just for tourists but residents of the other four boroughs,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “Winning this award, yet again, goes to show the great things that are happening in The Bronx. Our borough is more than just Yankee Stadium or the Bronx Zoo or the Botanical Garden, and it is great that people are recognizing and giving props to the diverse communities scattered throughout our great borough. I want to thank Time Out New York for this award, and hope that people enjoy visiting Wave Hill and our other wonderful neighborhoods in The Bronx.”