Calendar of Events
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, 12 noon - 4 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mansions and Cottages Trolley Tour
Fall Cocktail Party
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
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 freeSaturday, October 15, 12–4 p.m.
Discover Bartow-Pell Day at OHNY Weekend
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