On view: Grandes Dames and Grand Plans—
100 Years of History at Bartow-Pell
March 1-November 16, 2014
From its founding in 1914 with Columbia University President Butler as honorary President, to reopening as a museum in 1946, to becoming the Bartow-Pell Conservancy in 2008, this exhibition tells a remarkable story.
Free with museum admission
Yoga in the Orangerie—Fall Series
Fridays, September 5, 12, 19; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;
November 7, 14
7–8:15 a.m. Intermediate Level
8:45–10 a.m. Beginner Level
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 Anusara® 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 $180 for series; members $150; Drop-ins, if there's room, may join us for $20. Please call ahead.
Cemetery Walk +
Ghost Stories in the Double Parlors
Thursday, October 30
6:00 p.m. Cemetery Walk
7:00 p.m. Ghost Stories
Take a guided, candlelit walk to the Pell Cemetery followed by a delightfully spooky staged reading of ghost stories by the City Island Theater Group.
Registration required. Cost: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students; members $15 adults, $10 seniors and students
Birding at Bartow
Saturday, November 1, 3:30 p.m.
Vesper, white-crowned and savannah sparrows are frequent sightings in Pelham Bay Park as they migrate south, and bufflehead, merganser and redhead ducks return to the lagoon. Accompany naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker on a walk to spot these treasures of the fall.
Registration requested. Cost $10; seniors, students, & members $8
Centennial Talk: The IGC Founders
Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.
The International Garden Club (IGC), now known as the Bartow-Pell Conservancy, was founded 100 years ago by an illustrious group of horticulturally and preservation-minded men and women. Longtime member Barbara Bartlett presents her extensive research on them in this entertaining illustrated talk.
Registration requested. Free
First Friday! Music + Bronx Trolley
Friday, November 7, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Join us for music by the ChuLu Jazz Duo, as guitarists Michael Heller Chu and Luke Schwartz blend modern and traditional jazz styles to create a unique and wonderful gypsy jazz sound. Explore the mansion, stroll the garden, and enjoy light refreshments.
Registration requested. Cost $10; $8 seniors and students; members free
VolunteerGarden Clean-Up Day
Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Roll-up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help us get the garden and grounds of BPMM ready for winter. Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes.
Stage Performance of The Little Flower
Tuesday, November 11, 7 p.m.
BPMM is proud to co-sponsor with the Pelham Picture House this one-man show by Tony Lo Bianco about Mayor Fiorello La Guardia during his last days in office in 1945. La Guardia used Bartow-Pell as his “summer city hall” in 1936.
Mr. Lo Bianco has been involved in numerous films, television programs, and stage performances either acting or as a writer, director or producer. The Picture House (1921) is the oldest continuously running movie theater in Westchester County.
Tickets $30; available at thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolf’s Lane, Pelham.