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. Purchase tickets in advance online
or pay at the door. 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
. Click here
to register and pay online. Cost
$190 for series; members $165.
Member Spring Bridge and Games Luncheon
Thursday, April 9, 12–2 p.m.
Call for details.
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 to!
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 bpmm.org or at the door. Registration requested.
Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free.
First Friday! Music & Trolley
Friday, May 1, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Join us for the alternative folk-rock sound of the Kenn Morr Band and see a new temporary art installation in the historic formal garden’s fountain pool by artist MJ Levy Dickson. Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light—Reflection is presented in partnership with HHT Contemporary Art Partnerships.
Enjoy the music, explore the museum, 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.
Kentucky Derby Fundraiser
Saturday, May 2, 5–7:30 p.m.
Support the museum and watch the Derby in style with the backdrop of the Greek Revival mansion and its beautiful restored sunken garden. Juleps, jazz, prizes for most elegant and original hats, and more at the mansion. Dinners at private homes afterwards also available. Join us! Purchase your tickets here
Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell
May 9–17, 12–4 p.m.
Celebrate history and beauty in the Bronx with free guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. Tours start at quarter past the hour.
Bronx History Bike Tour
Saturday, May 9,10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Join Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and the Bronx Historical Society for a free, guided Bronx History Bike Tour. We’ll ride from BPMM in the northeast corner of Pelham Bay Park to the Museum of Bronx History in the Valentine-Varian House, stopping at points of interest on the way there and back. The total ride will be approximately 15 miles.
Registration requested here
or 718.885.1461 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Liability Release required of all participants before departure. Free.
Centennial Plant Sale
Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Let your garden be inspired by ours! Unusual annuals, perennials, herbs, and roses for sale, plus demos on edible gardening and potting plants. Rain date: Sunday, May 17.
BPMM Adventures: Summer Sessions
Session I, July 13–July 17
Session II, July 20–July 24
Session III, July 27–July 31
Why spend those summer days indoors at your house when you could spend them outdoors at ours ?
Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to spend a week at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. having fun and learning about gardening, sustainability, and local history.
This unique program mixes core activities in the organic children’s garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion, the Northeast Woodlands wigwam, and family life in both. Kids will also enjoy engaging crafts, wildlife investigations, creative cooking, nature hikes, and more.
Cost $195 per session; members $170 per session; Scholarships available
Registration and prepayment required.
Session I (July 13–July 17): July 1
Session II (July 20–July 24): July 8
Session III (July 27–July 31): July 15