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; Drop-ins, if there's room, may join us for $20. Please call ahead.
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, on "The Battle of the Titans: Honoré Lannuier, Duncan Phyfe, and the New York School of Cabinetmaking, 1800–1820"
First Friday! Music + Bronx Trolley
Friday, October 3, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
In partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center, BPMM presents more great Bronx talent. Jazz drummer Lucianna Padmore is joined by Miki Hayama on piano, Jennifer Vincent on bass, Angelishia Rogers on trumpet, and Camille Thurman on sax. 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
Sunday, October 12, 12–4 p.m.
Free guided tours by costumed docents, 12–4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour.
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.
Centennial Member Trip to Edgewater
Saturday, October 25, 9–4 p.m.
Built in 1825 on the Hudson River in Barrytown, New York, Edgewater combines classical architecture with a dramatic setting to create one of the Hudson Valley’s most charming riverside homes. The private residence of Richard H. Jenrette, founder of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, the house is not normally open to the public.
The approximately one-hour tour will be followed by lunch at The Tavern at the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck. Bus departs from the museum at 9 a.m. Space is limited; first priority goes to Centennial level members and up. Registration required by October 10.
Cost $115; $95 senior 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