Bronx History

October events at Bartow Pell Mansion

Sunday, October 6, 1–3 p.m. Historic Wheels Rally for Historic HouseAntique and unique cars rally to benefit BPMM. Bring a picnic and see and be seen in your wheels. Registration required. Cost $30 donation per car. Call or email for details. Thursday, October 10, 12–2 p.m. Member Fall Bridge Luncheon Call for details. Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13, 12–4 p.m. Historic House Trust Festival & Open HouseNY WeekendCome explore the splendor


Join us for an evening of storytelling, poetry, and music inspired by the Bronx and works of art on view.  Make your voice heard in our open mic. Featuring Dennis Redmoon Darkeem,Candace Tarpley, and Charles Whalen.  Produced in collaboration with storyteller, poet and Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council member Bobby Gonzalez. Location: 2nd Floor North Wing and Galleries  Bronx Stories are made possible with support from The David Rockefeller Fund.  Beer has been lovingly provided by


DATE: August 30 – October 5, 2013 TIME: Tuesday – Saturday;             8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. LOCATION: Poe Park Visitor Center             2640 Grand Concourse             Poe Park, Bronx DETAILS: Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, Cara Lynch’s exhibition of prints and installations is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries. House Work explores Lynch’s concern and interest in feminine identity and the home,

Take Dad Out to the Ball Game 1864!

Celebrate Dad with a Father’s Day “base ball match.” The New York Mutuals play with 1864 rules, balls, bats, and uniforms—but no helmets or gloves! After the game, kids join in the fun with a game of rounders with team members. Plus free house tours and a raffle for the game ball! Registration requested. Cost $10 adults, $8 seniors, students, and members; $5 children 12 and under

Special Tour of Woodlawn Cemetary's Jazz Corner

On Sunday April 28, Woodlawn Cemetery will welcome jazz lovers to a celebration of the lives of the jazz greats—Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Jean Baptiste “Illinois” Jacquet, and Celia Cruz, among many others—who are at rest at Woodlawn. Visitors will be taken on a special trolley tour of Woodlawn’s famed “Jazz Corner” led by prominent members of the New York Jazz community, such as Ray Carmen, President of the Duke

Gunhill Road Ramble

Join the Bronx River Alliance for their monthly RAMBLE This month the group will be exploring GUN HILL Rd / E233rd Street 10am Tour will follow the path of the Old Bronx River Parkway from Gun Hill Rd to East 233rd St at Muskrat Cove (approx 1.5 miles) through the communities of Wakefield, Williamsbridge and Woodlawn. The collection of 1920’s and 1030’s apartment buildings along Bronx Blvd will be highligted.Meet at

South Bronx featured in Neighborhood X Neighborhood

NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced the South Bronx as the next destination to be featured in Neighborhood x Neighborhood, a new program designed to increase visitation, support local businesses and encourage exploration in areas outside traditional tourist locations across the five boroughs. Located in the southern section of the Bronx, the neighborhoods of Concourse, Melrose and Mott Haven are home to

Living in Sequence Exhibition

Saturday, March 23, 2013 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. This event repeats every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 3/9/2013 and 3/30/2013. Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park’s place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey

Upcoming Events at the Bronx Music Heritage Center

Music: James Lovell & the Garifuna Drummers Thursday, January 10, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. Join singer and drummer James Lovell, a well-known proponent of Garífuna music, to share some of the rich music and dance of his own Garífuna culture. Originally an Afro-Caribbean culture, Garífuna were forced from St. Vincent’s in the 1700s to settle along the coast of Central America. Film: Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy and Q&A with

October Bronx Culture Trolley

The Bronx Culture Trolley returns on October 3, 2012 featuring a number of family activities along the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. This month’s venues include: Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos -Puerto Rico In Its Labyrinth, Chronicles of a Country and a World in Crisis -Works on paper and sculpture by Puerto Rican artist José Buscaglia -Plaza de la Identidad: Public Art Under House Arrest -Introduction to the Exhibition by Artist

Last Days of Summer Giveaway #6

Ticket for an Arthur Avenue Walkabout Tour with NYC Tour Guide Susan Birnbaum One lucky BronxMama reader will win a ticket for a SusanSez Walkabout tour of Arthur Avenue (Retail value $45 (includes tastings)) Tour includes tastings and tour of the “real” Little Italy. To Enter: Leave a comment letting us know what you know about Arthur Avenue or what you’d love to find out. Random Winner will be chosen and notified by