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Tuesday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.
Join us for an entertaining evening with historian Marisa Berman talking about her new book Historic Amusement Parks of Long Island. When Long Island became a suburban paradise after World War II, ambitious entrepreneurs created dozens of amusement parks that went on to provide decades of fun and laughter.
Reception and book signing in the Orangerie after the talk.
Registration requested. Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free
Yoga in the Orangerie
Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13
7–8:15 a.m. Intermediate Level
8:30–10 a.m. Beginner Level
Ann Casapini brings her twenty years of experience as a Certified Yoga Instructor back to the Orangerie with a special fall series, Yoga for Wellness. Each class includes an overall workout, a specific area of focus, a short meditation, and deep relaxation. We will work—and play—to build stability, strength, and flexibility.
Seven classes; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat.
Registration and pre-payment required. Cost $135 for series; members $115
First Friday! Music + Bronx Trolley
Friday, October 2, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
BPMM and the Bronx Music Heritage Center present the Eugene Marlow Heritage Ensemble, a contemporary world music quintet that records and performs original compositions and arrangements of traditional Hebraic melodies in various jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian, and classical styles.
Enjoy the music, explore the mansion, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. The free Bronx Trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:25 p.m.
Registration requested. Cost $10 adults, $8 seniors & students; members free
Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day
Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Help us make the grounds of BPMM look as beautiful as they can be. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy footwear strongly recommended. Light refreshments available.
Registration requested. Free
Birding at Bartow
Saturday, October 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Join naturalist and bird guide Debbie Becker for a walk on the grounds as the fall migration continues. We'll be on the lookout for warblers, sparrows, hawks, and more.
Meet at parking lot. Free
Saturday & Sunday, October 17 &18, 12–4 p.m.
Free guided tours by costumed docents, 12–4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour. Free
Discover Bartow-Pell Day:
We’re More than a Mansion!
Saturday, October 17, 12–4 p.m.
BPMM invites you to discover all it has to offer—free! Enjoy:
mansion and carriage house tours with costumed docents
guided garden walks
wigwam explorations and Lenape life and lore
children's crafts and 19th-century children's games
banjo and washboard music
Children's Garden fun
terrarium-making demos and book signing by Maria Coletti
Plus . . .
1 -2 p.m. The Art and Science of Gardening for Middle Schoolers
2- 4 p.m. Urban Park Ranger Trail Hike
Co-sponsored by Pelham Bay Park.
Rain date Sunday, October 18. Registration requested. Free
Young Scholar Talk
"The Debutante Slouch—Fashion and the Female Body in the United States, 1912–1925"
Thursday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.
A new vogue for a flexible female body and a "corsetless" look led Vanity Fair to declare in 1913, “To-day the Corsetière’s art allows for body expression rather than repression.” Not everyone, however, embraced this new ideal of bodily freedom. In this illustrated talk, fashion history scholar Claire McRee discusses the social and political implications of the controversial "debutante slouch," a chic, relaxed posture condemned as unhealthy and degenerate in the early twentieth century. Based on her award-winning master’s thesis for Bard Graduate Center.
Registration requested. Free
Cemetery Walk + Tombstone Talk
Thursday, October 29
6:00 p.m. Cemetery Walk
7:00 p.m. Tombstone Talk
Take a guided, candlelit walk to the Pell Cemetery followed by a fascinating talk by tombstone expert and carver Robert Neal Carpenter on funerary monuments.
Registration required. Cost $20 adults, $15 seniors and students; members $15 adults, $10 seniors and students