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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Carriage House, a New York historic estate located in the Bronx
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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 info@bpmm.org

SEPTEMBER


Garden Centennial Exhibition Opening 
Friday, September 2, 5–6 p.m.
In celebration of the centennial of its formal gardens, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture inspired by its natural and architectural landmarks. Drawing on the site's history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the group exhibition features 15 artists, including sculpture and new site-specific work made expressly for this exhibition. Artworks encompass all media, such as steel, ceramic, recycled plastic, wood, fiberglass, weatherproof-paintings, augmented-reality virtual artworks, 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. On exhibit through November 2nd.

First Friday! Music & Trolley 
Friday, September 2, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective will be playing acoustic roots music from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy the music, explore the museum, and stroll the garden; light refreshments will be served. 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

Mansions and Cottages Trolley Tour
Thursday, September 8, 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.

Sunset Classical Concert Series
Thursday, September 15, 7–8 p.m.
Violinist Kristina Giles and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky perform sonatas of the late-Baroque period. The end of the Baroque Era also happened to be the dawn of a new age: one that highlighted the flashiness and virtuosity of the violin as a solo instrument. The selections in this program include two pieces written by violinists who helped stretch the technique of violinists, and the ears of the audience as well. Francesco Maria Veracini is best described as a precursor to Paganini, and Jean-Marie Leclair was regarded by some as the founder of the French violin school. These unique works are complemented by a selection of harpsichord solos by Antonio Soler, a Spanish composer of the late-Baroque period. Watch the sunset and listen to an hour of glorious classical music in a magical setting on a summer evening. Cost: $20 Buy Tickets

Fall Cocktail Party
Friday, September 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
The Bartow-Pell Conservancy hosts the fall cocktail party at the mansion and marks the final celebrations of the centennial of the Delano & Aldrich designed formal garden. View the contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibition at twilight and enjoy conversation while sampling hors d'oeuvres and sipping cocktails. This year's signature cocktail is provided courtesy of the Garden Committee's recipe with freshly picked herbs from the Mary Ludington Herb Garden. Cost: BPMM Heritage Level Members and above: Free; Not-Yet BPMM Herirtage Level Members: $30 Buy Tickets

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live! 
Saturday, September 24, 12–4 p.m.
Bartow-Pell joins participating museums across the nation in offering free admission on Museum Day Live! Explore the mansion and carriage house on guided tours at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 p.m. Download your free ticket on the Smithsonian Magazine website

Local Author Spotlight  
Thursday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.
Richard Zacks discusses his new book, Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour, the untold story of how in 1895 Samuel Langhorne Clemens — the highest paid writer in America — succeeded in losing his entire family’s fortune, only to win it all back and rehabilitate his reputation through the world’s first global standup comedy tour. Find out which object in the Bartow-Pell Collection has a connection to Mark Twain as well! Cost: BPMM Members: Free; Not-Yet BPMM Members: $10 Buy Tickets
 
OCTOBER

First Friday! Music & Trolley 
Friday, October 7, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Experience the sultry sound of vocalist Queen Esther as she performs her acclaimed interpretations of Billie Holiday's rarely heard songs together with the Jeremy Bacon Jazz Trio from 6 to 8 p.m. 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. Cost: BPMM Members: Free; Not-Yet BPMM Members: $12 adults, $10 seniors and students Buy Tickets
 
Fall into Fall Harvest Festival 
Saturday, October 8, 12–4 p.m.
Rain Date: October 9. Come celebrate autumn in the park at the mansion! BPMM is hosting an indoor/outdoor festival of fall delights for all ages. There will be music, crafts, games, a giant hay-bale tower, and seasonal treats including fresh cider from our outdoor press. Meet some birds of prey, help harvest our season's final bounty from our organic vegetable garden, ride in a horse-drawn wagon and pick your own pumpkin from BPMM's pop-up pumpkin patch! BPMM is partnering with the City Island Chamber of Commerce to provide free, round-trip shuttle bus service from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. Cost: $5 per person, children under 3 free

Discover Bartow-Pell Day at OHNY Weekend
Saturday, October 15, 12–4 p.m.
BPMM invites you to discover all it has to offer: mansion and carriage house tours by costumed docents, garden walks, wigwam explorations, trail hikes, and children's crafts. We're more than a mansion! Cost: Free during OHNY Weekend

Open House New York Weekend
Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, 12–4 p.m.
BPMM is excited to be participating again in this annual city-wide event. OHNY Weekend unlocks the doors of New York's most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the rich architectural heritage in all five boroughs. On both days BPMM Educators will take visitors through the mansion and circa 1850 carriage house to highlight the splendid Greek Revival interiors; impressive collection of furniture, paintings, and decorative arts in period rooms; as well as the recenty restored circa 1916 formal walled garden designed by Delano & Aldrich. Cost: Free. Guided tours by costumed docents hourly from 12:15 p.m. Tours at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m. 

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 staged readings of 19th-century horror literature in the mansion parlors. Space is limited. Cost: BPMM Members: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students; Not-Yet BPMM Members: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students Buy Tickets
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Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum