Holidays at Bartow Pell Mansion



Holiday Luncheon

Friday, December 5, 11:30 am – 2 p.m.
Start off the holiday season with a festive luncheon at the mansion. Enjoy delicious food, shop for gifts
and home-baked goods, and catch up with friends. Reservations required, 718.885.1461 or for information.

Holiday First Friday! Music and Trolley
Friday, December 5, 5:30–8:30 pm
Experience the mansion decked out for the holidays and delight in the merry, mellifluous sounds of live music.
Holiday shopping and refreshments add to the fun. The free Bronx Trolley makes a continuous loop from the
#6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island.
Registration requested, 718.885.1461 or Cost $12 adults, $10 seniors & students; members free.

Annual Holiday Family Day: A Storybook Christmas

Saturday, December 6, 10 am–1 pm
Holiday spirit abounds during this fun-filled day. Children (and parents) will delight in holiday
storytelling and crafts, professional photographs with Santa, shopping, and more. Storytelling at
10:15 am and noon; caroling by the Morrisania Glee Club at 11:00 a.m. holiday crafts and photos with Santa are ongoing. Space is limited, registration required, 718.885.1461 or Cost $20
children one year and up; member children $15 (adults and children under one year free)
Photos with Santa additional $20 fee.

Holiday Party

Saturday, December 6, 7–10 pm
Celebrate—and support—the mansion in holiday splendor. Enjoy cocktails and caroling, holiday fare, a raffle
and live auction, and more! Reservations required. Call 718.885.1461 for tickets and info.

Bronx Arts Ensemble Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 13, 1 & 3 pm and Sunday, December 14, 1 & 3 p.m.
The Bronx Arts Ensemble and Singers present two wonderful holiday concerts with music for St. Nicholas.
Concerts are free, but space is limited and tickets are required. Call Bronx Arts Ensemble at
718.601.7399 for tickets. The museum will not be open for tours on Saturday or Sunday.

Holiday Candlelight Tours and Victorian Carolers

Saturday, December 13, 6–8 p.m.
Experience the mansion by candlelight with costumed docents highlighting 19th-century holiday
traditions. Victorian carolers add to the festive atmosphere while you enjoy holiday snacks
and wassail in the Orangerie. Plus Christmas trees throughout the mansion inspired by children’s books and
decorated by interior designers. Reservations required, 718.885.1461 or Cost $12
adults, $10 seniors, students and members.


A New York City Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM) is
owned by the City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New
York City. It is operated by the private, non-profit Bartow-Pell Conservancy. The Bartow-Pell Conservancy, originally
known as the International Garden Club, was formed in 1914 by a group passionate about horticulture. That year, New
York City gave them permission to use the Bartow family mansion on Pelham Bay in the Bronx, as their headquarters in
exchange for restoring it, creating public gardens and programs, and preserving it for generations to come. The
International Garden Club officially changed its name to the Bartow-Pell Conservancy in 2008 as well its membership
model to that of a typical cultural organization. BPMM is located at 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, New York.
The mansion and carriage house are open to the public for guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon
to 4 p.m. The gardens and grounds are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to dusk. For more information about Bartow-Pell, visit

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