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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: Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving. 

To register for programs, call 718.885.1461 or send email.

Winter Chamber Music Series
This winter enjoy three one-hour classical music concerts in the double parlors. Cost $20 per concert. Tickets may be purchased online, in advance below, or at the door. If purchasing at the door, registration is requested by 718.885.1461 or emailing info@bpmm.org.

Sunday, January 11, 4:30 p.m. 
Award-winning classical guitarist and composer Jay Kauffman performs Mozart to Merlin, as well as a few of his own pieces.

Saturday, February 14, 7:00 p.m.
The Musicians of the Crimson Menagerie, an ensemble specializing in 19th-century salon music, present an evening of romantic pieces by Mozart, Haydn, Boccherini, and Beethoven in honor of St. Valentine’s Day. SOLD OUT

Sunday, March 15, 4:30 p.m. 
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we conclude the series with Siren Baroque, an all-female ensemble performing works by all-female 17th-century composers. Purchase tickets online

February

Movies at the Mansion
Thursday, February 5, 7 p.m.
We celebrate romance in February with the screening of a bittersweet movie in the double parlors. Set before World War II, Brief Encounter (1945) stars Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson as married Brits who fall in love after a chance encounter, but out of consideration for their families opt not to be together. Directed by David Lean and based on Noel Coward’s play Still Life. Free popcorn and tissues.

Registration requested. 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org or purchase tickets online.
Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors, students and members
Victorian Valentine Workshop
Saturday, February 7, 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. 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org or purchase tickets online.
Cost $10; $8 students, seniors, and members
Winter Chamber Music Valentine’s Day Concert
Saturday, February 14, 7 p.m.
The Musicians of the Crimson Menagerie, an ensemble specializing in nineteenth-century salon music, present an evening of romantic pieces by Mozart, Haydn, Boccherini, and Beethoven in honor of St. Valentine’s Day.

Cost $20. SOLD OUT 
Local Author Spotlight
Thursday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Emita Brady Hill and Janet Butler Munch, editors of Bronx Faces and Voices: Sixteen Stories of Courage and Community, discuss the men and women who tell their personal, uncensored stories of life in the Bronx before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 80s.
The voices are as eclectic as the borough itself, but all were determined to preserve their communities and combat the notion of the Bronx as an international symbol of urban disaster.

Ms. Hill spent 20 years at Lehman College, CUNY, as chair of romance languages, associate provost, and vice president of institutional advancement before becoming chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo. Ms. Munch is an associate professor and special collections librarian at Lehman College.

Registration requested. 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org.
Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free

March

On view: Accomplished Women
Schoolgirl Art from Female Academies in the Early Nineteenth Century
March 1June 21
This exhibition, co-curated by William and Sally Gemmill, is a rare opportunity to view some superb pieces from an important private collection. Free with museum admission.
March Lecture Series
Locally Grown: Mansions, Movies, and Mausoleums

Join us for three talks by local historians, co-sponsored by the Huntington Free Library & Reading Room.

Tickets available online in advance or at the door. Registration requested, 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org
Cost per lecture $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free. Purchase tickets to all three lectures in advance here or individually below.

Blake Bell 
“Bartow Neighbors: The Mansions and Estates of Pelham Bay"

Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
In the 19th century, Pelham Bay was an idyllic, rural, and bucolic area that attracted financiers, artists, wealthy merchants, and others who sought an escape from the growing metropolis nearby. Town of Pelham historian Blake Bell gives an entertaining presentation on some of the country estates and mansions that these neighbors of the Bartows built or enhanced, detailing stories of their rise and demise using rare images and maps. 

Purchase ticket online or contact 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org

Barbara Burn Dolensek
“Hollywood East, or Making Movies on
City Island”

Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. 
Did you know that the first feature-length film for which a full copy still exists was made on City Island and in New Rochelle? Or that D. W. Griffith’s movie studio shed in Mamaroneck ended up at a shipyard on City Island? Or that Angelina Jolie’s first starring role was in a City Island movie? These and other fascinating bits of movie-making lore will be revealed in a lively talk on the history of local movie-making by City Island historian Barbara Burn Dolensek.

Purchase tickets online or contact 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org to register and pay at the door.


Susan Olsen
“Magnificent Marble Mausoleums of the Bronx” 
Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
During the Gilded Age, many of the builders of country estates in the newly established borough of the Bronx commissioned permanent homes in Woodlawn Cemetery. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011 with the “largest and finest collection of funeral art in the nation,” Woodlawn boasts mausoleums by renowned architects, stained glass by Tiffany and La Farge, and spectacular vaulted ceilings by Rafael Guastavino. Susan Olsen is the Director of Historical Services for the 400-acre cemetery, which was established in 1863.

Purchase tickets online or contact 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org to register and pay at the door.
Urban Park Ranger Hike
The Estates of Pelham Bay Park
Tuesday, March 10, 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
Winter Chamber Music Concert
Sunday, March 15, 4:30 p.m.
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we present Siren Baroque, an all-female ensemble performing works by all-female 17th-century composers.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Cost $20. Registration requested.
 
Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day #1
Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help us make the grounds of BPMM look beautiful again after winter’s weather!
 
Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear boots. Rain (or snow!) date: Saturday, March 21.
Registration requested. Free
 
Pysanky Workshop
Saturday, March 21, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Learn the time-honored art of creating intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs and make your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop.

Hot wax and permanent dyes used; please dress accordingly. Age 14 and up. Bring a bag lunch, only light refreshments offered. Space is limited.

Registration required. 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org Cost $20; members $15
 
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.

Owl Prowl
Saturday, March 21, 4–5:30 p.m.
Join naturalist Debbie Becker to look for nature's most exclusive and elusive avian creatures—owls. We’ll scan the shores of the lagoon for snowy owls and check the lower woodlands for barred owls, the small pines for saw whets, and the white pine grove for long-eared owls. What better way to spend the first full day of spring?

Registration requested. 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org Free
 
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 28, 10:30–1:00 p.m.
This is one day when it’s okay to put all your eggs in one basket! Children 2–12 hunt for eggs, tap their talent at arts and crafts tables, and have a photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Light refreshments offered. Please bring your own basket. 

Registration required. 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org.
Tickets may be purchased in advance online. 
Cost $15 children 2–12; member children $10.

Rain date Sunday, March 29, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Parking is across the street in rear of Pelham Bay/Split Rock Golf Course parking lot.
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