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Gardens Under Glass April 28 - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Gardens Under Glass

Maria Colletti, author of Gardens under Glass, will conduct a workshop building session using tropical plants in hanging glass terrariums.

Haiku Sunday April 29 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Haiku Sunday

April is National Poetry Month, the perfect time to learn all about the Japanese form of verse called haiku. Discover how 17 syllables can uniquely describe an observation or express a feeling. BPMM’s museum educator Linda Sacewicz will share her unexpected journey of writing haikus for pure enjoyment, which resulted in the publication of her book Life in My Garden. As a coda, have some fun writing your own haikus.


Kentucky Derby Party May 5 - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Derby Party

Join us to watch the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby and support the museum in style! Raffle and live auction, a pop-up exhibit, and prizes for the most elegant and original hats add to the excitement. Come for the race and cocktails, stay for dinner and dancing.

Paint Night at BPMM May 17 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Paint Night at BPMM

Enjoy an elegant night of painting with local artist Katy Garry in the conservatory. No experience needed, just a commitment to having fun! Libations to lighten your mood and fan your artistic flame will be served.

Bartow’s Literary Elevenses May 19 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bartow’s Literary Elevenses

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead an historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure. Tea and light refreshments will be served; please bring a sweet or savory snack for the group to enjoy!

BPMM Annual Plant Sale May 19 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
BPMM Annual Plant Sale

Let your garden be inspired by ours! Unusual annuals, perennials, herbs, and roses for sale, plus demonstrations and potting plants. Bring your favorite container and we’ll help you plant it.

Croquet Day! May 26 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Croquet Day!

Spend a delightful afternoon at our croquet party, which includes light refreshments and seasonal libations. Equipment and instructions will be provided. As is customary, please wear your best white sporting attire


First Friday! June 1 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Friday!

Glenwood is at Bartow-Pell! Enjoy the music, explore the museum, and stroll the garden; light refreshments available. The free trolley makes an hourly loop starting at 5:25 p.m. from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island.

Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual June 2 - June 10 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual

Join us for a new site-specific Sherlock Holmes mystery at historic Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in Pelham Bay Park. An ancient family document hidden on the grounds of a beautiful country home hides a sinister ritual that only Sherlock Holmes can unlock – but some secrets might be best left buried. Together, we’ll explore the gorgeous 19th century mansion and surrounding gardens on a quest to solve a deadly mystery. Adapted by Tal Aviezer from the story by Arthur Conan Doyle. A co-production of Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company.

En Plein Aire with French Fare June Luncheon June 7 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
En Plein Aire with French Fare June Luncheon

Support the Bartow-Pell Conservancy and join us for an elegant lunch outdoors (en plein aire) on the pebble court with a talk by Alex Prud’homme.

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