Calendar of Events
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
 

Exhibition

The “Quiet Circle”
Women and Girls in 19th-Century America

What was it like to be female in19th-century America? Explore the diverse lives of women and girls—from household servants to society ladies—through artwork, clothing, books, decorative arts, domestic items, and more.

Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, September 1, 6–8 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served. Registration requested. Cost Free



August

Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Come look at the partial solar eclipse with us! BPMM Museum Educator and NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Robin Vernuccio will conduct a workshop on the eclipse and peek at the eclipse from the Mansion (weather cooperating). Attendees will receive their own eclipse glasses to safely view the eclipse and to take home. Children will have the opportunity to make Ultra Violet necklaces to measure whether the eclipsed sun gives off the same UV light as it does normally. Please note that a solar eclipse happens when the moon gets in the way of the sun’s light and casts its shadow on earth. This means that during the day the moon moves over the sun and the earth becomes dark. NASA is billing this eclipse as a great event! The solar eclipse will be visible partially or totally across the entire United States. Miss it and you will have to wait until 2024 for the next one. Warning! If you cannot make our event, never look directly at the sun with bare eyes! REGISTRATION CLOSED
 
September
 
First Friday! Music & Trolley
Friday, September 1, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Nat Osborn and his band will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy the music, explore the museum, and stroll the garden; light refreshments are 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 BPMM Members $5; Not-Yet BPMM Members: Adults $15; Seniors/Students $10 Register here

Boxing Blooms
Sunday, September 10, 1-2:30 p.m.
Learn the art of Renaissance flower preservation by becoming an apprentice of a French artisan! Join us for an exciting and unique introductory workshop on the methods of 16th–century floral preservation, or “keeping flowers” for year-round display. Bring your own bunch or use flowers from Bartow-Pell’s gardens that we will have on hand. Registration requested.Cost BPMM Members $10; Not-Yet BPMM Members: $20 (workshop fee includes admission to the museum and materials) Register here


La La Land on the Lawn
Movie Night at the Mansion!
Wednesday, September 13, 7–10 p.m.
Bring your favorite lawn chair and a picnic to watch La La Land on the front lawn of the mansion. To get you in the mood for the movie, come early for a dance party, which will include lessons with instructor Laura DeRiggi. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Co-sponsored with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Cost Free
 

Bartow's Literary Elevenses
Saturday, September 16, 10–11:30 a.m.
Join us for BPMM’s 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. Cost Free Register here

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater
Tuesday, September 19, 4–5 p.m.
BPMM is partnering with the City Parks Foundation to bring the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater from Central Park to the front lawn of the mansion where the group will perform an innovative production based on a children’s classic in a mobile theater. Bring a blanket or chair for this kid-friendly, after-school treat! Cost Free

Fall Cocktail Party and Celebration of the New Entrance Hall Floor Covering
Friday, September 22, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Welcome the first day of autumn at the mansion with the Bartow-Pell Conservancy and celebrate the new floor covering in the entrance hall. Stroll the gardens 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, with a special recipe featuring freshly harvested herbs from the Mary Ludington Herb Garden. Registration requested. Cost BPMM Heritage Level Members and above, plus a guest: Free; Non-Heritage Members: $30 Register here
 
Smithsonian Museum Day Live!
Saturday, September 23, 12–4 p.m.
Bartow-Pell joins participating museums across the nation in offering free admission on Museum Day Live! Explore the mansion, carriage house, and grounds on guided tours at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m. Download your free ticket through Smithsonian Magazine at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

Freedomland! Presentation
Tuesday, September 26, 7 p.m.
Join historian Tom Casey as he discusses Freedomland, the ill-fated amusement park that operated from 1960 to 1964 in the Baychester section of the Bronx as the East Coast answer to Disneyland. Reservations requested. Cost BPMM Members: Free; Not-Yet BMPP Members: $10 Register here


October

First Friday! Music & Trolley
Friday, October 6, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Sultry songstress Queen Esther is back for an encore performance! Come listen to her acclaimed interpretations of Billie Holiday’s rarely heard songs, together with the Jeremy Bacon trio! 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. Registration requested. Cost BPMM Members $5; Not-Yet BPMM Members: Adults $15; Seniors/Students $10 Register here

Fall into Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 7, 12–4 p.m.
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, and seasonal treats, including fresh cider from our outdoor press. Help harvest the season’s final bounty, ride a horse-drawn wagon, and pick your own pumpkin from BPMM’s pop-up pumpkin patch. There’s something for everyone! Tickets available at www.bpmm.org.Cost $8 per adult; $6 seniors/students; children under 3 free Register here

Open House New York 
Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15,12–4 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 guides will take visitors through the mansion and the carriage house, highlighting the splendid Greek Revival interiors. Cost Free

Bartow's Literary Elevenses
Saturday, October 21,10–11:30 a.m.
Join us for BPMM’s 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. Reservations requested. Cost Free Register here

Haunted Mansion
Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, 7–10 p.m.
Come, if you dare, for a Halloween scare! Watch out for spirits and other creatures as you intrepidly make your way through the mansion and grounds of Bartow-Pell. Halloween treats and goodies will be available for purchase in the conservatory—if you survive! This event is produced in partnership with the City Island Theater Group. Advanced tickets available at www.bpmm.org. Cost Adults $15 Children $10; not recommended for children under 10. Advanced tickets available at www.bpmm.org

 

 
Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
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Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
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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
Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum