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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

JULY

Opening Reception: Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens
Friday, July 1, 5–6 p.m. 
In celebration of the centennial of the formal garden, artists were invited to paint the gardens en plein air on June 9, in conjunction with the annual summer luncheon on the theme of French classical gardens. Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds. Featured artists: Michele Basora, Mary Colby, Sofya Dudnik, Elise Fechtmann, C'naan Hamburger, Thomas Legaspi, Sarah Olson, Julie Ortiz, Kim Power, Linda Sacewicz, Greg Thielker, Melanie Vote, Alice Elisabeth Waite. Through September 23.

First Friday! Music & Trolley
Friday, July 1, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
The Kenn Morr Band will perform the original alternative folk-rock songs of Ken Morr with three-part vocal harmonies by Tom Hagymasi, Bob Gaspar, and Pat Ryan 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. Registration requested, info@bpmm.org Cost $12 adults, $10 seniors and students; members free

BPMM Adventures
at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

9 a.m.–2 p.m. daily
Session I: July 11–15 (Session is Full)
Session II: July 18–22 (Register by July 4)
Session III: August 8–12 (Register by July 25)

Why spend those summer days indoors at your house when you could spend them outdoors at ours? Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to spend a week at Bartow-Pell having fun and learning about gardening, sustainability, and local history. This unique program mixes core activities in the organic children’s garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion, the Northeast Woodlands wigwam, and family life in both. Kids will also enjoy engaging crafts, wildlife investigations, creative cooking, nature hikes, and more. Scholarships available. Registration and prepayment required.

Cost: $210 per session; members $180 per session; scholarships available. For more info, email info@bpmm.org or call 718.885.1461 Download registration form and scholarship application.

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day
Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to grow veggies in the Children’s Garden. Youth volunteers and children with adult supervision are welcome. Registration requested, please email lgill@bpmm.org. Free

Sunset Classical Concert Series
Thursday, July 21, 7–8 p.m.
Award-winning cellists Ani Kalayjian and Robert Burkhart perform exciting baroque, romantic, and folk cello duos featuring composers Boccherini, Barriere, Lee, Bartok, and more. Watch the sunset and listen to an hour of glorious classical music by two award-winning string players in a magical setting on a summer evening. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

$20 single concert, Buy Tickets
$50 for the series of three concerts July 21, August 18, September 15, Buy Tickets

Mansions and Cottages Trolley Tour
Saturday, July 23, 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.

AUGUST

First Friday! Music & Trolley
Friday, August 5, 5:30–8:30 p.m. 
Acoustic folk singer-songwriter and guitarist, Scott Test, will perform original songs and classics 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. Registration requested, info@bpmm.org Cost $12 adults, $10 seniors and students; members free. Buy Tickets


Mansions and Cottages Trolley Tour
Saturday, August 13, 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.

Closing Reception: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island
Thursday, August 18, 6–7 p.m.
Join us for the closing reception for the exhibition, Wish You Were Here, and stay for the summer sunset concert afterwards! Learn about the history of postcards styles and the history of the east Bronx through vintage postcards from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey.

Sunset Classical Concert Series
Thursday, August 18, 7–8 p.m.
Sing We Enchanted performs “Bach to the Future” with the Rockland String Quartet and David Baranowski on harpsichord. Sing We Enchanted is an a cappella vocal ensemble whose repertoire extends from the Renaissance to modern times, directed by founder Nell Macdonald. Watch the sunset and listen to an hour of glorious classical music in a magical setting on a summer evening.Tickets must be purchased in advance.

$20 single concert, Buy Tickets
$50 for the series of three concerts July 21, August 18, September 15, Buy Tickets

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day
Saturday, August 20, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to grow veggies in the Children’s Garden. Youth volunteers and children with adult supervision are welcome. Registration requested, please email: lgill@bpmm.org. Free

SEPTEMBER

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: Members Free; Not-Yet Members: $12 adults, $10 seniors, and students. Buy Tickets


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. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

$20 single concert, Buy Tickets
$50 for the series of three concerts July 21, August 18, September 15, Buy Tickets
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