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

Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, 12 noon - 4 p.m.
For groups of ten or more, tours must be scheduled in advance outside of public hours.

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

To register for programs, call 718.885.1461 or email info@bpmm.org

AUGUST

First Friday! Music & Trolley
Friday, August 5, 5:30–8:30 p.m. 
Acoustic folk singer-songwriter and guitarist, Scott Test, will perform original songs and classics from 6 to 8 p.m. 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, info@bpmm.org Cost $12 adults, $10 seniors and students; members free. Buy Tickets
 

Mansions and Cottages Trolley Tour
Saturday, August 13, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Take a trolley tour of historic homes and gardens in the Bronx. The tour culminates at Bartow-Pell, stopping first at Wave Hill, Van Cortlandt House, Valentine-Varian House, and Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, and driving by various historical sites along the way. Includes lunch at Arthur Avenue. Departs from Grand Concourse between158th and 161st Streets. Cost $50 adults, $25 children under 12. For more information and tickets, call the Bronx Tourism Council at 718.590.3518.

Closing Reception: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island
Thursday, August 18, 6–7 p.m.
Join us for the closing reception for the exhibition, Wish You Were Here, and stay for the summer sunset concert afterwards! Learn about the history of postcards styles and the history of the east Bronx through vintage postcards from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey.

Sunset Classical Concert Series
Thursday, August 18, 7–8 p.m.
Sing We Enchanted performs “Bach to the Future” with the Rockland String Quartet and David Baranowski on harpsichord. Sing We Enchanted is an a cappella vocal ensemble whose repertoire extends from the Renaissance to modern times, directed by founder Nell Macdonald. Watch the sunset and listen to an hour of glorious classical music in a magical setting on a summer evening.Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost $20, Buy Tickets

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day
Saturday, August 20, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to grow veggies in the Children’s Garden. Youth volunteers and children with adult supervision are welcome. Registration requested, please email: lgill@bpmm.org. Free

SEPTEMBER

First Friday! Music & Trolley 
Friday, September 2, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective will be playing acoustic roots music from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy the music, explore the museum, and stroll the garden; light refreshments will be served. 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 $12 adults, $10 seniors, and students; members free. Buy Tickets

Mansions and Cottages Trolley Tour
Thursday, September 8, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. 
Take a trolley tour of historic homes and gardens in the Bronx. The tour culminates at Bartow-Pell, stopping first at Wave Hill, Van Cortlandt House, Valentine-Varian House, and Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, and driving by various historical sites along the way. Includes lunch at Arthur Avenue. Departs from Grand Concourse between158th and 161st Streets. Cost $50 adults, $25 children under 12. For more information and tickets, call the Bronx Tourism Council at 718.590.3518.

Sunset Classical Concert Series
Thursday, September 15, 7–8 p.m.
Violinist Kristina Giles and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky perform sonatas of the late-Baroque period. The end of the Baroque Era also happened to be the dawn of a new age: one that highlighted the flashiness and virtuosity of the violin as a solo instrument. The selections in this program include two pieces written by violinists who helped stretch the technique of violinists, and the ears of the audience as well. Francesco Maria Veracini is best described as a precursor to Paganini, and Jean-Marie Leclair was regarded by some as the founder of the French violin school. These unique works are complemented by a selection of harpsichord solos by Antonio Soler, a Spanish composer of the late-Baroque period. Watch the sunset and listen to an hour of glorious classical music in a magical setting on a summer evening. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost $20, Buy Tickets

Fall Cocktail Party
Friday, September 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
The Bartow-Pell Conservancy hosts the fall cocktail party at the mansion and marks the final celebrations of the centennial of the Delano & Aldrich designed formal garden. View the contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibition at twilight and enjoy conversation while sampling hors d'oeuvres and sipping cocktails. This year's signature cocktail is provided courtesy of the Garden Committee's recipe with freshly picked herbs from the Mary Ludington Herb Garden. Registration requested. Cost BPMM Heritage Level Members and above: Free; Not-Yet BPMM Herirtage Level Members: $30 

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live! 
Saturday, September 24, 12–4 p.m.
Bartow-Pell joins participating museums across the nation in offering free admission on Museum Day Live! Explore the mansion and carriage house on guided tours at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 p.m. Download your free ticket on the Smithsonian Magazine website

 
Local Author Spotlight  
Thursday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.
Richard Zacks discusses his new book, Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour, the untold story of how in 1895 Samuel Langhorne Clemens — the highest paid writer in America — succeeded in losing his entire family’s fortune, only to win it all back and rehabilitate his reputation through the world’s first global standup comedy tour. Find out which object in the Bartow-Pell Collection has a connection to Mark Twain as well! Registration requested, info@bpmm.org. Cost $10 adults;  members free
 
OCTOBER

First Friday! Music & Trolley 
Friday, October 7, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Queen Esther will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. 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, info@bpmm.org Cost $12 adults, $10 seniors and students; members free
 
Discover Bartow-Pell Day: We're More than a Mansion! 
Saturday, October 15, 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, children's games and crafts, and more. There’s something for everyone! Registration requested, info@bpmm.org Free

Open House New York Weekend
Saturday, October 15, 12–4 p.m.
Tours at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 p.m. both days will take visitors through the mansion and carriage house, led by costumed docents, to highlight the mansion’s splendid Greek Revival interiors; impressive collection of furniture, paintings, and decorative arts in period rooms; circa 1850 carriage; and recently restored circa 1916 formal walled garden designed by Delano & Aldrich. Free

Mansions and Cottages Trolley Tour
Saturday, October 22, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. 
Take a trolley tour of historic homes and gardens in the Bronx. The tour culminates at Bartow-Pell, stopping first at Wave Hill, Van Cortlandt House, Valentine-Varian House, and Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, and driving by various historical sites along the way. Includes lunch at Arthur Avenue. Departs from Grand Concourse between158th and 161st Streets. Cost $50 adults, $25 children under 12. For more information and tickets, call the Bronx Tourism Council at 718.590.3518.

 
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