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

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

Garden Centennial Exhibition 
On exhibit through November 2nd
Bartow-Pell is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916. Showcasing fifteen artists whose work draws on the site’s history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the exhibition encompasses artworks of steel, wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and recycled plastics, including augmented-reality interventions and kinetic art choreographed by elements of nature. Featured artists include Markus Holtby, Fitzhugh Karol, Wendy Klemperer, William Logan, Shannon Novak, Sarah Olson, Sui Park, Camilla Quinn, Audrey Shachnow, Aaron Suggs, Naomi Teppich and Martin Springhetti, Gregory Thielker, Beatrice Wolert, and Christopher Yockey.  
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.

Gravestones and Goth
Saturday, October 29, 6–8 p.m. 
Fact or Fiction? Take a guided, candlelit stroll to the Pell gravesite and learn the true story of Goodwife Pell's involvement in a 1650s witchcraft trial. Continue the exploration of the supernatural throughout history with 19th-century horror literature in the mansion parlors. Join cast members from the City Island Theater Group's forthcoming production of Sweeney Todd as they read scary stories that will leave you breathless and bloodless! Space is limited. Cost: BPMM Members: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students; Not-Yet BPMM Members: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students Buy Tickets

First Friday! Music & Trolley
Friday, November 4, 5:30–8:30 p.m. 
Enjoy the Latin Jazz sounds of Bronx Arts Ensemble's teaching artist and critically-acclaimed guitarist Greg Diamond and his band Amalgama from 6 to 8 p.m. 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: BPMM Members, free; Not-Yet BPMM Members, $12 adults, $10 seniors, and students Buy Tickets
Civil War Living History: Lee's Forgotten General
Sunday, November 6, 45:30 p.m.
Actor and historian, Patrick Falci, portrays Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill in costume to illuminate the life and times of “Lee’s Forgotten General,” highlighting Hill’s service under Robert E. Lee and his leadership at several major engagements. Falci is known for his role as A.P. Hill in the film, "Gettysburg," produced by Ted Turner. Registration requested. Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free Buy tickets
B2B - Bartow to Bartow - Challenge
Sunday, November 13, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Get fit and learn about the history of your own backyard at the same time! Join BPMM docent, Co-op City resident, and runner Amelia Zaino for a fun, casual run/walk along the restored Hutchinson River Greenway to the museum. Refreshments and house tours await you—free! Then enjoy a return run/walk back to Co-op City. Total distance is approximately 5K. Rain or shine. Meet at the entrance to the Hutchinson River Greenway on Bartow Avenue and the Hutchinson River Parkway overpass, near 2100 Bartow Avenue in Bay Plaza. Registration requested. Free Register here

Birding at Bartow
Saturday, November 19, 8:30 a.m.–11 a.m.
The early bird gets the worm! Join Jack Rothman, avid bird watcher and founder of, on a morning trail walk. With winter approaching, we’ll be on the lookout for woodland species, raptors, waterfowl, and a possible owl. Meet at BPMM parking lot. Registration required and on a first come first serve basis. Maximum number of 25 attendees. Free Register here
Holiday Luncheon
Friday, December 2, 12:30–2 p.m.
Start the holiday season off with a bang at BPMM’s festive annual luncheon. Enjoy the company of friends, delicious food, and shopping for gifts and home-baked goods. Reservations required. Cost: $60 and $80 (includes listing in program) Buy tickets

Holiday First Friday! Music & Trolley: MetropoliTones
Friday, December 2, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Experience the mansion decked out for the holidays and enjoy the mellifluous and merry sounds of the a cappella MetropoliTones—back by popular demand—from 6 to 8 p.m. Holiday shopping and refreshments add to the fun. The free Bronx Trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Registration requested. Cost: BPMM Members, Free; Not-Yet BPMM Members, $12 adults, $10 seniors and students Buy tickets

Holiday Family Day: Santa and Sing-Alongs!
Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Celebrate the spirit of the holidays! Explore a 19th century mansion decorated for the season, featuring festive sing-along of your favorite seasonal tunes led by folk singer Scott Test! Enjoy hot cocoa and crafts, shop for unique gifts, and meet Santa in a historic setting (professional photos with Santa available for an additional fee)! Space is limited. Registration requested. Cost: $20 children one year and up; BPMM member children $15 (children under one year and adults free when accompanied by a child) Buy tickets

A Festive Party
Saturday, December 3, 7–10 p.m.
Celebrate—and support—the museum in holiday splendor. Enjoy cocktails, buffet dinner, a live auction amid trees decorated for the season!  Reservations required. Cost: $150, $225 (includes listing in program), and $300 (includes listing in program). Buy tickets

Gingerbread House Workshop
Wednesday, December 7, 2:30 and 4:00 p.m.
Make your own gingerbread house under the guidance of Jon Lovitch, Bronx-based chef and creator of GingerBread Lane, the world’s largest gingerbread village. Workshop participants will receive gingerbread pieces, icing, and candy. Workshops will be held at 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limit of one house per family. Space is limited. Advance registration required. Cost: BPMM Member Families $20; Not-Yet BPMM Members $25 Buy tickets

Bronx Arts Ensemble Presents Manhattan Brass Quintet - Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 10, 1:30 and 3 p.m.
The Bronx Arts Ensemble presents the Manhattan Brass Quintet performing holiday classics. Registration requested. Cost: Free with museum admission Register here

Candlelight Tours and Victorian Carolers
Saturday, December 10, 6–8 p.m.
Experience the mansion by candlelight with costumed docents highlighting 19th-century holiday traditions. Victorian carolers add to the festive atmosphere while you enjoy wassail and holiday snacks in the Orangerie. Registration requested. Cost: $12 adults; $10 seniors, students, and BPMM members Buy tickets


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