Calendar of Events
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Carriage House, a New York historic estate located in the Bronx

Guided Mansion and Carriage House Tours
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, 12 noon - 4 p.m.

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

To register for programs, call 718.885.1461 or send email.


On view: Accomplished Women
Schoolgirl Art from Female Academies in the Early Nineteenth Century
March 1June 21
This exhibition, co-curated by William and Sally Gemmill, is a rare opportunity to view some superb pieces from an important private collection. Free with museum admission.
March Lecture Series
Locally Grown: Mansions, Movies, and Mausoleums

Join us for three talks by local historians, co-sponsored by the Huntington Free Library & Reading Room.

Tickets available online in advance or at the door. Registration requested, 718.885.1461 or
Cost per lecture $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free. Purchase tickets to all three lectures in advance here or individually below.

Blake Bell 
“Bartow Neighbors: The Mansions and Estates of Pelham Bay"

Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Rescheduled for March 26, 7:30 p.m.

In the 19th century, Pelham Bay was an idyllic, rural, and bucolic area that attracted financiers, artists, wealthy merchants, and others who sought an escape from the growing metropolis nearby. Town of Pelham historian Blake Bell gives an entertaining presentation on some of the country estates and mansions that these neighbors of the Bartows built or enhanced, detailing stories of their rise and demise using rare images and maps. 

Purchase ticket online or contact 718.885.1461 or

Barbara Burn Dolensek
“Hollywood East, or Making Movies on
City Island”

Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. 
Did you know that the first feature-length film for which a full copy still exists was made on City Island and in New Rochelle? Or that D. W. Griffith’s movie studio shed in Mamaroneck ended up at a shipyard on City Island? Or that Angelina Jolie’s first starring role was in a City Island movie? These and other fascinating bits of movie-making lore will be revealed in a lively talk on the history of local movie-making by City Island historian Barbara Burn Dolensek.

Purchase tickets online or contact 718.885.1461 or to register and pay at the door.

Susan Olsen
“Magnificent Marble Mausoleums of the Bronx” 
Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
During the Gilded Age, many of the builders of country estates in the newly established borough of the Bronx commissioned permanent homes in Woodlawn Cemetery. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011 with the “largest and finest collection of funeral art in the nation,” Woodlawn boasts mausoleums by renowned architects, stained glass by Tiffany and La Farge, and spectacular vaulted ceilings by Rafael Guastavino. Susan Olsen is the Director of Historical Services for the 400-acre cemetery, which was established in 1863.

Purchase tickets online or contact 718.885.1461 or to register and pay at the door.
Winter Chamber Music Concert
Sunday, March 15, 4:30 p.m.
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we present Siren Baroque, an all-female ensemble performing works by all-female 17th-century composers.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Cost $20. Registration requested.
Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day #1
Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help us make the grounds of BPMM look beautiful again after winter’s weather!
Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear boots. Rain (or snow!) date: Saturday, March 21.
Registration requested. Free
Pysanky Workshop
Saturday, March 21, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Learn the time-honored art of creating intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs and make your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop.

Hot wax and permanent dyes used; please dress accordingly. Age 14 and up. Bring a bag lunch, only light refreshments offered. Space is limited.

Registration required. 718.885.1461 or Cost $20; members $15
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.

Owl Prowl
Saturday, March 21, 4–5:30 p.m.
Join naturalist Debbie Becker to look for nature's most exclusive and elusive avian creatures—owls. We’ll scan the shores of the lagoon for snowy owls and check the lower woodlands for barred owls, the small pines for saw whets, and the white pine grove for long-eared owls. What better way to spend the first full day of spring?

Registration requested. 718.885.1461 or Free
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 28, 10:30–1:00 p.m.
This is one day when it’s okay to put all your eggs in one basket! Children 2–12 hunt for eggs, tap their talent at arts and crafts tables, and have a photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Light refreshments offered. Please bring your own basket. 

Registration required. 718.885.1461 or Tickets may be purchased in advance online. SOLD OUT
Cost $15 children 2–12; member children $10.
Rain date Sunday, March 29, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Parking is across the street in rear of Pelham Bay/Split Rock Golf Course parking lot.

First Friday! Music & Trolley
Friday, April 3, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, folk group Hawthorne featuring Nat Osborn, Aimee Bayles, Karna Ray, and Stu Mahan. Enjoy the music, explore the museum, and 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
Urban Park Ranger Hike
The Estates of Pelham Bay Park
Tuesday, April 7, 1 p.m.
Look for the other grand country estates that neighbored Bartow-Pell in the 19th century on this fascinating hike with an Urban Park Ranger. We’ll explore the area north of the Bartow mansion for foundations of houses and outbuildings that no longer exist.

Comfortable shoes or boots and water recommended. Meet at BPMM parking lot. Registration requested. Free
Yoga in the Orangerie—Spring Series
Fridays, April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12
7–8:15 a.m. Intermediate Level
8:45–10 a.m. Gentle Level One

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level or learn the basics in the beginner class.

Taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat.

Registration and pre-payment required. Cost $190 for series; members $165
Member Spring Bridge and Games Luncheon
Thursday, April 9, 12–2 p.m.
Call for details.
Exhibition Talk
Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
Collectors and exhibition curators Bill and Sally Gemmill present a not-to-be-missed talk on early 19th-century schoolgirl art works and the female academies that produced them. Reception in the Orangerie after the presentation.

Registration requested. Free
Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day #2
Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Con Edison and New York Cares join forces to help us make the grounds of BPMM beautiful. You should too!

Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy footwear strongly recommended. Light breakfast available.

Registration requested. Cost Free
Local Author Spotlight
Thursday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
"The delight is definitely in the details in William B. Helmreich's The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City. Professor Helmreich, a sociologist at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, invites readers on a romp through largely unexplored neighborhoods that is as entertaining as it is enlightening."--Sam Roberts, New York Times.

Join us for a thoroughly fun talk that will make you want to take to NYC’s streets, too. Book signing and reception after the talk.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at or at the door. Registration requested.
Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free
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