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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Carriage House, a New York historic estate located in the Bronx
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Guided Mansion and Carriage House Tours
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, 12 noon - 4 p.m.

The museum is closed on the following national holidays: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 

To register for programs, call 718.885.1461 or send email.

September  

First Friday Music + Trolley
Friday, Sept 4, 5:30–8:30
Join us for Irish singer/songwriter Mary CourtneyThis remarkable singer and guitarist plays an engaging mix of traditional Irish music with a progressive social conscience.

Enjoy the music from 6 to 8 p.m., explore the museum, stroll the garden; light refreshments available. The trolley makes an hourly loop starting at 5:25 p.m. from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island.

Registration requested. Cost $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; members free


Summer Chamber Music
Sunday, September 20, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
What better way to say farewell to summer than with a late afternoon concert by award-winning classical guitarist and composer Jay Kauffman?
 
Afterwards, concert goers save 20% on dinner at Pelham's Bistro Rollin. Be sure to mention the concert when you make your reservation. Bistro Rollin, 142 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, 914.633.0780
 
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online or at the door. If purchasing at the door, registration is requested.
 
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Saturday, September 26, 12–4 p.m.
Bartow-Pell once again participates in Museum Day Live, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which museums across the country open their doors for free. Enjoy guided tours at quarter past the hour.
 
Visit museum day live for details and to get your free pass. Free
 
Birding at Bartow
Sunday, September 27, 8:30 a.m.
Join avid bird watcher and founder of the City Island Birds website Jack Rothman on a trail walk as the fall migration gets under way. We’ll be on the lookout for raptors, hummingbirds, a variety of warblers, shore and wading birds, sparrows and songbirds, all returning to their winter residences.
 
Meet at parking lot. Free
 
Local Author Spotlight
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


October

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
 
OpenHouseNY Weekend
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!
OpenHouseNY Weekend
Saturday, October 17, 12–4 p.m.
BPMM invites you to discover all it has to offer. Mansion and carriage house tours by costumed docents, garden walks, wigwam explorations, trail hikes, terrarium-making demo and book signing, children's games and crafts, and more. Plus banjo and washboard music by husband and wife duo Cracked Walnuts. There’s something for everyone!
 
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
 
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