The Holidays at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

HOLIDAY 2012 EVENTS

Holiday Luncheon

Friday, November 30, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Booksigning and demo by paper artist Pamela Dalton, New York Times award-winning children’s book illustrator. Call 718.885.1461 for details

Annual Holiday Family Day

Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Holiday spirit abounds during this fun-filled day. Children will delight in a shadow puppet show, A Year with the Bartow Family, by French artist Caroline Borderies. Professional photographs with Santa (additional fee), holiday shopping, caroling, and more. Puppet shows at 10:15 and 12:15; puppet making with Caroline at 11:15. Other holiday crafts and photos with Santa on-going. Space is limited, registration required. Cost $20 children one year and up; member children $15 (adults and children under one year free)

Holiday Evening Celebration

Saturday, December 1, 7–10 p.m.

Support the museum while enjoying cocktails and holiday fare, caroling, and more! Call718.885.1461 for details

First Friday! with the Metropolitones

Friday, December 7, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Experience the magic of the mansion decked out for the holidays and delight in the festive, fun sound of the a cappella Metropolitones. Do a little holiday shopping and enjoy refreshments. The free Bronx Seaside Trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Registration requested. Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors & students; members free

Bronx Arts Ensemble Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 15, 1 and 3 p.m.

The Bronx Arts Ensemble and Singers present a wonderful holiday concert with music for St. Nicholas. Concert is free, but space is limited and tickets are required. Call Bronx Arts Ensemble at718.601.7399 for tickets. The museum will not be open for tours on Saturday.

Holiday Candlelight Tours and Victorian Carolers

Saturday, December 15, 6–8 p.m.

Experience the mansion by candlelight with costumed docents highlighting 19th-century holiday traditions. Victorian carolers add to the festive atmosphere while you enjoy light holiday fare and wassail in the Orangerie. Christmas trees throughout the house evoke beloved characters in children’s books. Reservations required. Cost $12 adults, $8 seniors & students

Bronx Arts Ensemble Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 16, 1 and 3 p.m.

The Bronx Arts Ensemble and Singers present a wonderful holiday concert with music for St. Nicholas. Concert is free, but space is limited and tickets are required. Call Bronx Arts Ensemble at718.601.7399 for tickets. The museum will not be open for tours on Sunday.

 

THE TREES

Merry Christmas, Curious George Storybook by H.A. Rey; Tree design by Bartow-Pell docents Linda Sacewicz and Christine Williams

Eloise at Christmastime Storybook by Kay Thompson, tree decorator; City Island artist Anoosh Donahue

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise Storybook by Michael Bond; Tree design by interior designer Jennifer Mehditash

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Storybook by Dr. Seuss; Tree design by New York artist Mary Rumser

The Velveteen Rabbit Storybook by Margery Williams; Tree design by interior designer Tamara Matthews Stephenson

Babar and Father Christmas Storybook by Jean de Brunhoff; Tree design by City Island artists Mary Colby and Marguerite Chadwick-Juner

Christmas Eve Blizzard Storybook by Andrea Vlakhis; Tree design by artist and Wave Hill Family Art project manager Ilse Murdock

Raggedy Andy Stories Storybook by Johnny Gruelle; Tree design by interior designer Bryant Keller

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About Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

A National Historic Landmark located in New York City’s largest park, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, an 1840s Greek Revival mansion, is the last of the country estates in the Pelham Bay area. BPMM is located at 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, New York. The mansion and carriage house are open to the public for guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gardens and grounds are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to dusk. For more information about Bartow-Pell, visit www.bpmm.org.

 

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