Bronx History

The Bronx Tourism Council Launches Weekly Podcast on Bronx History, People, & Stories

  The Bronx Tourism Council has launched a new weekly podcast featuring Bronx people, history, and stories. The podcast is a 15 to 30 minute show hosted by executive director Olga Luz Tirado alongside Bronx-born historian Angel Hernandez. The first four episodes will include the history of Swedish-born Jonas Bronck, founding father and author of the preamble to the U.S Constitution Gouverneur Morris, early 20th century mobster Dutch Schultz, and

Westchester Square BID Hosts Scavenger Hunt

How well do you know Westchester Square? Find out this week with the Westchester Square Business Improvement District (WSBID)’s Scavenger Hunt. the contest started Sunday October 14th and runs until Friday October 19th. The hunt is a prelude to this Sunday’s Historical Tour. Details are below: How Well Do you Know Your Area? The Scavenger Hunt will begin on October 14th, 2018. On that date we will release a list

Sign Up For The Get Down 5k+ Walking Tour

  It’s been a while since we all binged on Netflix’s The Get Down, but you’ll have a chance later this month to relive the story. On April 23rd, you can join Nilka Martell as she leads a walking tour through the Bronx and visits some of the places where scenes were filmed, discusses the history and future plans for the Bronx, shares personal experiences and even gives participants the chance

Upcoming at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help make the grounds beautiful again after winter’s weather. Rain date Sunday, March 13. Registration requested: 718-885-1461 or via email at [email protected] Free.   Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Celebrating Women’s History Month Saturday, March 12, 12–4 p.m. Thematic tours hourly from 12:15 p.m. The 19th century was an era of

Celebrate Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 200th Birthday!

  Description: Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s memorial lists her many remarkable achievements: “Called Woman’s Rights Convention, First in History, at Seneca Falls”, “demanded votes for women”, “Founder National Woman Suffrage Association”. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day was first declared in 1941.  Join us on her 200th birthday to celebrate this women’s rights leaders’ life in anticipation of the upcoming New York State Suffragette Centennial. A wreath laying ceremony by her gravesite will be

Upcoming Trolley Tours

Mansions & Cottages: Historic Homes & Gardens of The Bronx Visit the homes where Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe and George Washington lived in. From the oldest home in The Bronx to a 19th century Greek revival mansion, you will learn about the rich history of this dynamic borough. Where? Trolley leaves the Lucerne Hotel in Manhattan promptly at 9 and pick up at the Bronx Opera House Hotel at 9:30am.

THE JOE CONZO LATIN MUSIC TERTULIA SERIES

Visual Clave Closing Reception w/ the Bronx Descarga All-Stars FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 | 6:00PM 6:00PM | THE JOE CONZO LATIN MUSIC TERTULIA SERIES 7:00PM | VISUAL CLAVE CLOSING RECEPTION W/ THE BRONX DESCARGA ALL-STARS BMHC LAB | 1303 LOUIS NINÉ BLVD. | BRONX, NY Visual Clave documents the little known evolution of ‘Salsa Graphics’ and the expression of Latino/a identities through the prism of album cover art over half a

Bronx Spring Mansions and Cottages Tour

MANSIONS & COTTAGES TROLLEY TOURS VISIT HISTORIC HOMES AND GARDENS OF THE BRONX!  Visit the homes where Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain once lived. See the place where General George Washington hid from the enemy. Explore a 19th-century Greek revival mansion and its carriage house and stroll the early 20th-century formal sunken garden. Learn about the rich history of the 62nd county of New York: The Bronx. Manhattan pick up

Celebrating the Reopening of the Historic HighBridge

In case you missed the news when we shared Welcome 2 The Bronx post on the reopening of the historic HighBridge: the bridge will be open to everyone once again this upcoming Tuesday, June 9th at 11:30 am. The Bronx Children’s Museum has been educating the public about this amazing landmark for years, and to celebrate the reopening, they are releasing their first book, The Lowdown on the High Bridge,

Bronx History Bike Tour

Saturday, May 9 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (approx.) Join BPMM and the Bronx Historical Society for a free guided Bronx History Bike Tour. We’ll ride from BPMM in the northeast corner of Pelham Bay Park to the Museum of Bronx History in the Valentine-Varian House, noting points of interest on the way there and back.The total ride will be approximately 15 miles. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Liability Release

April at Bartow Pell Mansion

APRIL All events to take place at Bartow-Pell unless otherwise noted. First Friday! Music Friday, April 3, 5:30–8:30 p.m.   Back by popular demand, folk band Hawthorne featuring the talented Nat Osborn, Aimee Bayles, Stu Mahan, and Karna Ray, opens the 2015 First Friday season. Enjoy the music, explore the mansion, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. Then hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley for a ride to

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM) welcomes Town of Pelham Historian Blake Bell to present “Bartow Neighbors: The Mansions and Estates of Pelham Bay

In the 19th century, Pelham Bay was an idyllic rural area that attracted financiers, artists, wealthy merchants, and others who sought an escape from the growing metropolis nearby. Historian Blake Bell gives an entertaining presentation on the country estates and mansions that these neighbors of the Bartows built or enhanced, detailing stories of their rise and demise using rare images and maps. The March Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the