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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Carriage House, a New York historic estate located in the Bronx
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To register call 718.885.1461 or send email.

Ongoing
unless otherwise noted

Guided Mansion 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.

First Fridays! at Bartow-Pell
First Fridays! with the Bronx Seaside Trolley happen the first Friday of every month April - December, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Join us for an evening visit with live music, self-guided tours of the mansion, a stroll in the garden, and light refreshments. The free Bronx Seaside Trolley makes a continuous hourly loop from the Pelham Bay #6 subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:25.  See below for details and pricing. 

On view: Grandes Dames and Grand Plans
100 Years of History at Bartow-Pell
March 1-November 16, 2014
From its founding in 1914 with Columbia University President Butler as honorary President, to reopening as a museum in 1946, to becoming the Bartow-Pell Conservancy in 2008, this exhibition tells a remarkable story.

Free with museum admission
Yoga in the Orangerie—Fall Series
Fridays, September 5, 12, 19; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;
November 7, 14
7–8:15 a.m. Intermediate Level
8:45–10 a.m. Beginner Level
The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level or learn the basics in the beginner class. Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. 

Ten-class series; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment required. Cost $180 for series; members $150

First Friday! Music + Bronx Trolley
Friday, September 5, 5:308:30 p.m.
In partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center, BPMM is delighted to welcome Salieu Suso, and Malang Jobarteh, both kora players and griots—traditional storytellers—from Gambia. Enjoy the music, explore the mansion, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments.

The free Bronx Trolley makes an hourly loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:25.

Registration requested. Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free

Urban Park Ranger Hike: Historic New York--
The Estates of Pelham Bay Park
Sunday, September 21, 1 p.m.
Once there were many mansions on the shores of Pelham Bay; now only Bartow-Pell remains. Learn about the other grand country estates that neighbored Bartow-Pell on this fascinating hike with an Urban Park Ranger.

Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light snack recommended. Meets at parking lot.

Registration requested. Free
Music in the Garden
Sunday, September 21, 4:30 p.m.
What nicer way to say farewell to summer than listening to the great Opus 2 sonatas of George Friedrich Handel overlooking the garden?

The ensemble Basis presents Trio Sonata in Bb, Op.2 No.3, Trio Sonata in G, Op.2 No. 5, and Trio Sonata in F, Op. 2 No. 4, plus additional solo works. Performing are Clay Zeller-Townsen on bassoon, Jude Ziliak on violin, and Kristin Olson on oboe.

Registration requested. Cost: $20 adults; members $15
Local Author Spotlight
Tuesday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.
Jan Johnsen, landscape designer and author, discusses her most recent book, Heaven is a Garden: Designing Serene Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection. A professional landscape designer and winner of the 2014 Merit Award of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), Jan also teaches at the New York Botanical Garden and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University.

Registration requested. Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free
Young Scholars Talk
Wednesday, September 24, 4 p.m.
Paleness, Purity, Cleanness: White Clothing in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Over a century ago, the association of white with innocence and purity ensured that certain garments were usually that color, even as white dresses moved in and out of fashion. In this new periodic series featuring graduate-level intern projects at BPMM, Bard Graduate Center student Claire McRee will discuss the history of white as a color for baby clothes, everyday and wedding dresses, and more. Clothing from the BPMM collection will also be on view.

Registration requested. Free
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Saturday, September 27, 12–4 p.m.
Bartow-Pell once again participates in Museum Day Live, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which museums across the country open their doors for free. Enjoy guided tours at quarter past the hour.

Visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday for details.

Free
Birding at Bartow
Saturday, September 27, 3:30 p.m.
Join naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker on a trail walk as the great fall migration gets under way with hawks, eagles, warblers, and hummingbirds returning to their winter residences.

Registration requested. Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors, students, and members.

October

Centennial Lecture Series—Classical America
The second lecture series of this centennial celebration year is a rare opportunity to hear three top experts in the field of American decorative arts speak about the Classical style in the mansion’s magnificent ca. 1840 Greek Revival double parlors.

Registration requested. Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free

Thursday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.
Carswell Rush Berlin, American Classical furniture dealer, on “Solid and Permanent Grandeur: The Roots of American Classical Furniture” 

Sunday, October 12, 4:30 p.m. 
Stuart P. Feld, President and Director, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, on “Making an Uncollectible Collectible: American Silver 1810–1840”

Thursday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.
Peter M. Kenny, the Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts and Administrator of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
First Friday! Music + Bronx Trolley
Friday, October 3, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
In partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center, BPMM present more great Bronx talent. Enjoy the music, explore the mansion, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments.

The free Bronx Trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:25 p.m.

Registration requested. Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors & students; members free
Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day
Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Help us make the grounds of BPMM look as beautiful as they can be. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy footwear strongly recommended. Light refreshments available.

Registration requested. Free
Discover Bartow-Pell Day/OpenHouseNYWeekend
We’re More than a Mansion!

Saturday, October 11, 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, children's games and crafts, bric-a-brac tables for shopping, and more. Plus banjo and washboard music. There’s something for everyone! Co-sponsored by Pelham Bay Park administration.

Registration requested. Free
OpenHouseNY 
Sunday, October 12, 12–4 p.m.
Free guided tours by costumed docents, 12–4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour.

Free
Birding at Bartow
Saturday, October 18, 3:30 p.m.
The fall migration continues with warblers, sparrows, scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, red-headed woodpeckers, and more visiting Pelham Bay Park. Naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker points them out on a trail walk.

Registration requested. Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors, students, and members.
Cemetery Walk +
Ghost Stories in the Double Parlors

Thursday, October 30
6:00 p.m. Cemetery Walk
7:00 p.m. Ghost Stories

Take a guided, candlelit walk to the Pell Cemetery followed by a delightfully spooky staged reading of ghost stories by the City Island Theater Group.

Registration required. Cost: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students; members $15 adults, $10 seniors and students
 
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