Events 2017-06-27T12:54:30+00:00


Victorian Valentine's Day Craft February 10 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Victorian Valentine's Day Craft

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.

Valentine's Day Concert February 11 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Valentine's Day Concert

Join us for a concert in the parlors with classical guitarist Jay Kauffman. Hailed for a guitar wizardry that is fluid, expressive, and richly varied in compositional technique, Kauffman’s critically acclaimed performances are not to be missed! Reception and light refreshments will be served immediately after the performance.

Bartow's Literary Elevenses February 17 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bartow's Literary Elevenses

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead an historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure. Contact BPMM for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served; please bring a sweet or savory snack for the group to enjoy! Come be part of the fun. Registration requested.

Natural Areas Conservancy Walk & Talk February 25 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Natural Areas Conservancy Walk & Talk

Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for a guided walk through the coastal and forested areas of New York City’s largest park. This diverse 2,700-acre park has plentiful forest and wetland natural areas and is home to significant wildlife. Ecologically speaking, Pelham Bay Park is the southern tip of New England and has characteristics quite distinct from the rest of New York City. Tour leader and ecologist Helen Forgione will show you how to identify trees in winter and interpret signs of wildlife, with a special eye toward owls and tracks. Included in the tour will be findings from the Natural Areas Conservancy’s two year-study documenting and analyzing forests and wetlands in New York City parklands. The walk and presentation will begin and end at the historic landmark 19th-century Bartow-Pell Mansion—with hot chocolate! Please be prepared with warm clothes, snow-ready walking shoes, and water if needed.


Spring Break at BPMM April 2 - April 6 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Spring Break at BPMM

Don’t let your children get stuck in a rut! Have them spend spring break at Bartow-Pell in an action-packed program with BPMM’s museum educators. From hiking and exploring, to crafting and cooking, kids will discover the rich history of BPMM. Recommended for children ages 6 to 12. Kids should bring their own bagged lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. Registration Required. Space is limited. Cost: $300


Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual June 2 - June 10 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual

Join us for a new site-specific Sherlock Holmes mystery at historic Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in Pelham Bay Park. An ancient family document hidden on the grounds of a beautiful country home hides a sinister ritual that only Sherlock Holmes can unlock – but some secrets might be best left buried. Together, we’ll explore the gorgeous 19th century mansion and surrounding gardens on a quest to solve a deadly mystery. Adapted by Tal Aviezer from the story by Arthur Conan Doyle. A co-production of Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company.

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