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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.

January

 
Winter Chamber Music Series
Enjoy three one-hour, late afternoon classical music concerts in the double parlors. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the door.
 
Ensemble Menagerie
Sunday, January 10, 4:30 p.m.
Ensemble Menagerie, a young and talented group of classical musicians, returns to BPMM with a one-hour afternoon program of Bach, Corelli, Corrette, and more, played on period instruments in the double parlors.

Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Registration requested if purchasing at the door. Cost $20

Concert goers save 20% on dinner afterwards at Pelham's Bistro Rollin, 142 Fifth Avenue, Pelham 914.633.0780. Mention the concert when you make a reservation. 
 
American Artists in London: Scandals Galore
Thursday, January 21, 7:30 p.m.
They were important American artists, and they came to London to enhance their reputations, their careers, and their creativity. From Benjamin West at the court of George III to John Singer Sargent, whose studio in Chelsea still survives, the London sojourns (and scandals) of seven renowned American artists from the Georgian to Victorian eras are examined by cultural historian Lorella Brocklesby. Reception after the talk.

Registration requested.
Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors, students, and members
 
Urban Park Ranger Hike: Historic New York
Sunday, January 24, 1:00 p.m.
Join an Urban Park Ranger on a hike that explores the legacies of the Pells, Anne Hutchinson, the Siwanoy, and the great city of New York, as well as a massive glacial erratic saved from the construction of I-95 by Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff.

Registration requested. Cost Free

 


Poetry in the Parlors
BPMM teams up with Four Way Books to present three Sunday afternoon poetry readings in the double parlors. Two poets read at each event, with a brief musical interlude in-between, and a reception with a book signing afterwards. 

Sunday, January 24, 4:30 p.m.
Gregory Pardlo, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in poetry, reads from Digest, his latest book, followed by the award-winning Reginald Dwayne Betts. Music by guitarist Dustin Carlson.


Registration requested. Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free
Snow date Sunday, January 31, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 28, 4:30 p.m.
Poet, critic, and performer J. Mae Barizo reads from her book The Cumulus Effect. Kamilah Aisha Moon presents pieces from her 2013 work, She Has a Name.


Registration requested. Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free
Snow date Sunday, March 6, 4:30 p.m. 
 
The last poetry reading takes place on April 17 at 4:30 p.m. in celebration of National Poetry Month. 
 

February


Victorian Valentine Workshop
Saturday, February 6, 1–3 p.m.
Show that you care—not with a boring store-bought card, but with a handmade, full-of-charm, sure-to-woo original creation. Learn about the history of valentines and the printed “scraps” used to make them in the 19th century while you craft your own memorable card. A fun workshop for the whole family!

Registration required. Cost $10; $8 students, seniors, and members
 
Winter Walk in the Park
Saturday, February 6, 3–5 p.m.
Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for a guided walk through the coastal and forested areas of Pelham Bay Park. Ecologist Helen Forgione explains how to identify trees in winter and interpret signs of wildlife. Findings from the NAC’s two year-study documenting and analyzing forests and wetlands in NYC parklands will also be discussed.

The presentation will end with hot chocolate in the Orangerie.

Be prepared for winter weather and wear sturdy, waterproof shoes. Registration required. Free
 
Winter Chamber Music
Sunday, February 14, 4:30 p.m.
The Rivertown String Quartet performs a wonderful one-hour program of romantic classical music in the double parlors, including pieces by Schubert, Beethoven, and Ginastera—perfect for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy refreshments at the opening of the Gilded Age Glamour exhibition after the concert.

Cost $20. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the door. Registration requested if purchasing at the door.
 
Exhibition Opening
February 14, 6–7:30 p.m.
Gilded Age Glamour
Fashions from the Bartow-Pell Collection

Clothes tell stories, and the clothing in this exhibit ion tells the story of how the Bartow mansion of the 1850s became the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum of today. Featuring garments dating primarily to 1870–1900, this exhibition reflects the continuing history of the mansion beyond the Bartow family.

Curated by Sarah Pickman, Ph.D. student, Yale University, and Claire McRee, M.A., Bard Graduate Center, Curatorial Assistant at the Allentown Art Museum.
 
Winter Succulent Garden Terrarium Workshop
Saturday, February 20, 12–2 p.m.
Join horticulturalist and author Maria Colletti to design and make a miniature succulent garden under glass to take home. Learn about tropical plant terrariums, hanging glass globes with air plants, succulent and moss dish gardens, and more.

Registration required. Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors, students, and members. $20 materials fee.

 
Owl Prowl
Sunday, February 21, 8:30 a.m.
Great Horned, Saw-whet, Long-eared, and Barred Owls can often be found near the mansion this time of year. Join Jack Rothman of City Island Birds to search the grounds for owls and other winter species, including winter woodland birds as well as ducks and waterfowl in the nearby waters.
 
Be prepared for winter weather and wear sturdy waterproof shoes. Registration requested. Free
 
Poetry in the Parlors
Sunday, February 28, 4:30 p.m.
BPMM teams up with Four Way Books to present the second Sunday afternoon poetry reading in the double parlors.

Poet, critic, and performer J. Mae Barizo reads from her book The Cumulus Effect followed by Kamilah Aisha Moon presenting pieces from her 2013 work, She Has a Name.

Enjoy a brief musical interlude in-between readings, and a reception with a book signing afterwards. Registration requested. Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors and students.

Snow date Sunday, March 6, 4:30 p.m.
 
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