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BPMM Adventures: Summer Sessions

Summer Session I   Mon.- Fri., July 14-18 Summer Session II Mon.- Fri., July 21-25   Summer Session II Mon. – Fri., July 28 – Aug.1 With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to register your child forBPMM Adventures, a week-long program for children entering grades 1 to 6. This unique program mixes core activities in the organicChildren’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell with exploration of the 19th-century mansion and the Northeast Woodlands

Fashion Flashback: 1914 An Illustrated Talk

Thursday, May 15 7:30 p.m.   To celebrate the centennial of both Bronx County and Bartow-Pell, we offer a delightful look back at the fashions of 1914 by Bard Graduate Center scholar Sarah Pickman. Ms. Pickman’s studies in fashion history and anthropology, combined with her work in the Textile Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, give her a unique take on a tumultuous time. Join us for a fun and fascinating

Free events at Bartow Pell Mansion

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day Saturday, April 12 10 a.m.  – 1 p.m.   Join us for a Con Edison-sponsored garden clean-up morning to help make the grounds look beautiful for our upcoming centennial celebrations. Coffee and doughnuts available. Long sleeves, socks, long pants, and sturdy footwear strongly recommended. Cost Free Registration requested 718.885.1461 or Edible Gardening Workshop Saturday, April 26  10 – 11 a.m.   Children’s Garden Manager Lauren Gill

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


Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will present folk rock band Hawthorne for its First Friday! event on September 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Brooklyn-based band plays entirely original music, spanning various acoustic styles and genres, including indie-folk and Americana, with a touch of country, Irish folk, and even gypsy jazz. A native New Yorker who was raised in Pelham, Nat Osborn formed the band a year ago and writes most


Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host urban ecologist Dr. Robert DeCandido for a Summer Owl Walk and Talk on Wednesday, August 10 at 8:00 p.m. Better known as “Birding Bob” to the legions of New Yorkers who follow him on wildlife walks through city parks, Dr. DeCandido will focus on the Great Horned Owl that nests in Pelham Bay Park. It is one of 11 owl species that can be found


Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will present Cracked Walnuts, a banjo and washboard duo specializing in old-time American music, for its First Friday! event on July 1.  Dressed in period clothing, Cracked Walnuts’ husband and wife team, Jeff and Jan Ausfahl, will sing and play the music of American composers Stephen Foster, George M. Cohan, and Irving Berlin from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Included in the program will be American classics such as “Oh! Susanna,”

BPMM Adventures: Summer Sessions

With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to register your child for BPMM Adventures, a week-long, full-day drop-off program for children entering grades 1 through 4. Participants explore the mansion, wigwam, gardens and grounds; engage in period activities like decoupage; play 19th-entury games such as hoops; investigate our natural surroundings; and learn about the past in fun and interactive ways. Each session runs 9 a.m. to

Anne Hutchinson Festival

BPMM and NYC Parks join forces to celebrate the 420th anniversary of Anne Hutchinson’s birth. The festival is just one of a year-long calendar of Bronx events to honor her. Hutchinson (1591-1643), who eventually settled in what is now the Bronx, was an outspoken advocate for freedom of religion and women’s equality in religious matters. She was tried for heresy. Music, games, crafts, storytelling, and more will be ongoing throughout

Bartow Pell Mansion Museum Bronx Bike Tour

Saturday, May 21 10:30-12:30 p.m. In celebration of May, Bike, Bronx Week’s Environmental Day, and Bike Month, BPMM’s annual Bike Tour will focus on gardens, visiting private gardens on City Island and public gardens in Pelham Bay Park. Park horticulturist Scott Farrington rides along as our expert. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on BPMM’s own beautiful grounds afterwards. Please arrive by 10:15 so that we can depart at 10:30.

Be Mine, Victorian Valentine Workshop

*BronxMama Pick: Show you care! Not with a boring, store-bought card, but with a handmade, full-of-charm, sure-to-woo valentine. Learn about the history of valentines and the use of printed “scraps” to create them in the 19th century while you make your own. A fun workshop for the family – it’s not just girl stuff! Saturday February 5th 1-3 PM Cost $5 adults/seniors/children Registration requested. 718.885.1461 or