January 2015

Owl Prowl at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

Saturday, January 31 2:20 – 4:30 p.m. Join naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker to look for nature’s most exclusive and elusive avian creatures, owls. We can’t promise they’ll be found, but it’s always fun to try. We’ll scan the shores of the lagoon for snowy owls and check the lower woodlands for barred owls, the small pines for saw whets, and the white pine grove for long-eared owls. What better way

Children's Gardening Program Registration

Get ready for a brand new year of gardening fun in NYBG’s Children’s Gardening Program. Beginning Monday, February 2, registration opens for the spring, summer, and fall season of programs! Call 718.817.8181, e-mail the Registration Office, or fax the Registration Form to 718.817.8829. Registration by mail must be postmarked no sooner than Saturday, January 31. Download the Brochure.  2015 Programs: Garden Sprouts, Ages 3–5 Accompanied by a parent or guardian,

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, JANUARY 31   WINTER WORKSPACE WORKSHOP: HYBRID OBJECTS—AMULETS, TALISMANS & CURIOSITIES Explore the history of amulets, talismans, and curiosities found in Wunderkammern (or cabinets of curiosities) with Winter Workspace artist Alisha Wessler. Focus on objects that blur the boundaries between artificialia andnaturalia. Using your own concoction of personal objects brought from home and natural elements gathered fromWave Hill, learn sculptural techniques to create your own hybrid object of wonder.  All

Into the Woods Jr. at Bronx House

Tickets are now on sale for the Bronx House production of Into the Woods, Jr. presented in collaboration with the acclaimed Riverdale Children’s Theatre (RCT).  In this Tony Award winning Broadway musical, written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, the Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. Familiar fairy tale characters – Cinderella, Little Red riding Hood, Jack (and his

Mommy Mixer-Bringing Sexy Back

Who: Confetti Party Place What: We have all heard about, or met online other mommies in our community who are in business for themselves. Well now it’s time to meet them and sample their stuff! This is a FREE Mommy Mixer for Moms who would like to meet other moms and would like to sample and shop sexy Valentines merchandise! You’ve heard all about their yummy treats, or fabulous merchandise. Now

Valentines Day Celebrations at Bartow Pell Mansion

Movies at the Mansion Thursday, February 5, 7 p.m. The museum celebrates romance in February with the screening of a bittersweet movie in the double parlors. Set before World War II, Brief Encounter (1945) stars Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson as married Brits who fall in love after a chance encounter, but out of consideration for their families opt not to be together. Directed by David Lean and based on

Lemon Day at Wave Hill

Lemon Day at Wave Hill provides the perfect opportunity to pamper your skin and boost your spirits. Join Melissa Rivera, founder of Naturally Good Soaps, to create your own sweetly-scented lotions and creams. Registration is required, online or at the Perkins Visitor Center. In the afternoon, find out how to make and use preserved lemons in a free, drop-inLemon Cooking Demonstration, featuring both fresh and preserved lemons. Find out more

Get Tropical with Tommy Bahama + Giveaway

We recently had the chance to celebrate Tommy Bahama’s new cookbook, Flavors of Aloha: Cooking with Tommy Bahama at a fun launch event in NYC. Mingling with culinary writers and other foodies, we were able to sample recipes and cocktails from Rick Rodger’s book which is the first in a new series of culinary adventures that will explore several cultural destinations. It was a nice refreshing escape from winter in NYC and

Giveaway: Ringing Bros. Circus XTREME

Many parents have memories of going to the circus with their mom and dad as a child. It was an exciting time when the circus was in town. Fast forward to now where you’re making memories with your own children. What’s your favorite shows to see? What traditions have you created? If the circus is one of them- then  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is a classic and we’re

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, JANUARY 24    FAMILY ART PROJECT: OUR FAMILY STORY—A WAVE HILL AT 50 ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM Visiting artist Donna Maria DeCreeft guides us in creating an elegant, collaborative, community album complete with pressed flowers, decoupage and photo memorabilia. We invite you to bring in photos and stories of your time at Wave Hill for display in the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center. Plus, create your own personal Wave Hillfamily album