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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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