The garden landscape embodies the promise of rebirth—and loss—perhaps a uniquely appropriate setting for commemorating 9/11. On this special weekend, “Wind Elegy”, as well as a special Family Art Project, offer families the opportunity to focus their thoughts and feelings on the anniversary. With admission to the grounds waived all day Sunday, families will feel especially welcome. Then at the end of this week, the fall exhibition opens. Hive Culture, Honey Weekend in early
It’s no coincidence that the Family Art Project, our free, drop-in art session Saturday and Sunday mornings, takes it inspiration from our Aquatic Garden this weekend. In late summer, this part of the landscape is a magnet for young and older. Surrounded by lush foliage ― check out the towering Abyssinian banana plant nearby! ― and enlivened by the presence of emerald green frogs and flame-colored goldfish, families will enjoy crafting a
Is there anything at all to be said for the scorching heat and humidity last week? Just consult anyone under 10: From the energetic play that I’ve been hearing on the hillside below my windows on the second floor of Glyndor Gallery, I conclude that they pretty much adore the season whatever the weather. But if Mom and Dad – or some other kindly relative or friend – thinks along
The gardens are humming with creative energy, from the bees to the birds – like the sparrow family building a nest outside my window – to the spectacular summer landscape, dotted here and there with visitors, junior and more senior, engaged by its beauty. A typical week in heaven!
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
On Sunday, head over to Van Cortlandt Nature Center for some Fishing Fun. Try your luck fishing, bamboo poles will be provided. 11 AM, Van Cortlandt Nature Center On Monday, from 12-2pm, hit up the Hunts Point Recreation Center for a volleyball clinic for all ages. Learn the essentials and techniques such as shuffling, the basic stance, passing, setting, and serving. 12-2 pm Hunts Point Recreation Center. OR have an introduction to African Dance
With the wet spring we’ve had, the gardens are looking irresistibly lush — just made for getting your hands dirty, in fact. Come do so Saturday, June 4, and bring home a bit of what make gardens such a very satisfying experience. Mix it up with some read-aloud time on a free Tuesday morning, or a session of family yoga Friday morning, or a flirty new hat, Mom. When it
Trying to figure out what to do on or for Fathers Day this year? You don’t have to go far to find Fathers Day related activities in the Bronx. BronxMama has compiled a list of some of the things your little ones and BronxPapas can do together or with the whole family! If you want to add something to this list, please let us know!
Distracted by spring? Get the feverish energy of the season out of your system – or revel in it – with a visit to Wave Hill. Flit from birding to family art to gallery tours that explore the nexus of garden and art, and let the varied delights of the landscape cast their happy spell over the whole family.
What could be sweeter than May wildflowers and Mom? Families celebrate both at special walks, art projects and delectable trunk shows in our jewel of a Shop. Add a birding stroll, or a happy caper across the Great Lawn, and you’d be forgiven for feeling like you’ve found paradise.
Mid-April and the magnolias are starting to open their rose and cream blooms, lifting our spirits immeasurably. Come see for yourself, and stay for a tour of the new spring exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. Feast your eyes on Philip Taaffe, Fred Tomaselli and Terry Winters’ paintings and wonder anew at the superb energy that, together, art and nature conspire to create. Combine a visit to Meghan Gordon’s solo installation in
Plenty of nature-inspired form and color arrives in the gallery starting April 3, with the work of Philip Taaffe, Fred Tomaselli and Terry Winters, and a solo show by emerging artist Meghan Gordon. Equally captivating is the carpet of gentian-blue glory-of the-snow (chionodoxa sardensis) found along the hillsides below the gallery building.