Bronx History

CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AT BARTOW-PELL MANSION MUSEUM

Join Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM) as it celebrates Women’s History Month with a variety of cultural programs. This year’s theme, ‘Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,’presents the museum with an opportunity to focus on the many ways women–both past and present–have helped create the intricate and fascinating fabric of our national identity.   WINTER CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: SIREN Baroque Sunday, March 15, 4:30 p.m. Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum concludes its Winter Chamber

March at Bartow Pell Mansion + Easter Egg Hunt

Urban Park Ranger Hike The Estates of Pelham Bay Park Tuesday, March 10 1 p.m. Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day Saturday, March 14 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Winter Chamber Music Concert Sunday, March 15 4:30 p.m. Pysanky Workshop Saturday, March 21 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Owl Prowl Saturday, March 21 4 – 5:30 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 28 10:30 – 1 p.m. Visit bpmm.org  for details March Lecture

Casita Maria's 80th Anniversary Exhibition Celebrates 10 of its Alumni, including Tito Puente, Tina Ramirez and Grandmaster Melle Mel

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, the first charitable organization to serve the Latino Community in New York, is proud to present CASITA MARIA: 80 YEARS OF INSPIRING THE FUTURE, an exhibition that celebrates Casita’s 80th anniversary through the life stories and achievements of ten of its most distinguished alumni.   From its origins in El Barrio, East Harlem in 1934 up until today in the South Bronx, Casita

“Back in Time with Bartow-Pell” —a special day of free fun for families

The Junior League of Pelham is working with Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum to increase awareness in the community of the museum’s many offerings. The history of the Bartow-Pell estate dates back four centuries to 1654 when the land was acquired from the local Lenape Native Americans by Thomas Pell, an English doctor from Connecticut. The Bartow family, Pell descendants, built the existing mansion in the late 1830s and lived there until

Bronx Memberships You Should Have in 2015

Many places you visit nowadays offer membership options. Depending on how many times you plan to visit in a year, it often pays for itself in a few visits and has some great perks for you and your family. There are also some great programs and places that you should consider supporting in 2015. Must Haves   The Bronx Zoo If you have young children, this one is a given. With just

Latin & Hispanic Heritage self-guided tours at Woodlawn Cemetary

Explore the Latin American and Hispanic legacies of The Woodlawn Cemetery with self-guided tour maps. Explore the Latin American and Hispanic legacies of The Woodlawn Cemetery with FREE self-guided tour maps, available at the Webster Avenue administration building as well as at the Jerome and Webster Avenue security booths. Among those at rest in the 400-acre burial ground of The Woodlawn Cemetery are many individuals who took great pride in

LIVE FROM THE WOODLAWN CEMETERY: THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7 P.M. — 8:30 P.M. Gates open at 6 P.M. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, photo by Frank Stewart To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the historic site and honor those in Woodlawn’s care, on June 11, 2014, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform live and en plein aire at the cemetery. This concert is free to the public, and Woodlawn

Landscape Drawing and History Hiking at Bartow Pell Mansion

Plein Air Landscape Drawing Thursdays, May 22 – June 26 Oil painting by Geri Smith 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. City Island artist and teacher Geri Smith will help you develop your artistic direction while building technical and composition skills in an outdoor setting. Learn how to simplify landscapes into essential shape, tone, texture, and line, creating a personal visual vocabulary of b/w graphite drawings. All levels welcome. Please bring a

Remembering Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Era: Black History Month at the BMHC Lab

The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) Lab will celebrate Black History Month with a free Bronx community event commemorating the Civil Rights Movement and the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer.  Attendees at the event, titled Remembering Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Era: Black History Month at the BMHC Lab, will learn about Civil Rights through jazz, storytelling, photo-sharing and film, all while shopping, eating locally, and enacting their rights.  

The Bronx Museum of the Arts Presents
“Back in the Bronx” Featuring
Arlene and Alan Alda

What: For its second in the series of “Back in the Bronx” programs, the Bronx Museum will feature noted children’s book writer Arlene Alda interviewed by her husband, actor Alan Alda.  Arlene will share personal stories and anecdotes about growing up in the Bronx and also preview excerpts from her upcoming book, Just Kids from the Bronx. Lunch will be provided for all attendees by David Greco’s Arthur Avenue Caterers.

Giveaway: Pass to Victorian Valentine Workshop

Valentine crafts are always fun, but making handmade Valentine’s Day cards just like ones from the 19th century is even more awesome. This event is always so fun every year at Bartow Pell Mansion, so the mansion has offered to give away a free spot to a child on the February 8th workshop! To Enter: Leave a comment letting us know why you think your child would love this! Random

Halloween at Woodlawn Cemetery

Twilight Halloween Tours Event Description: Participants will embark on a classic twilight tour, led by Cemetery and Conservancy staff and docents, to explore the unsolved mysteries and untimely endings of some of Woodlawn’s most infamous residents.  Hear the tales of the Lindenburgh kidnapping and the tragic sinking of the Titanic; and visit the final resting place of Olive Thomas Pickford, once the “Most Beautiful Girl in the World” and now