September in Pelham Bay Park

Events

2014 Events

SEPTEMBER

Summer Music 2014: Bronx Arts Ensemble
Friday, September 12, 6:00 pm.

Southern section of the Park: Enter at Middletown Rd. & Stadium Ave.

Listen to Classic Jazz with Valerie Capers and Ensemble. Bring a blanket or chair, and pack a picnic. Limited free parking. Concert in free. For more information, call: 718-601-7399 or visit: bronxartsensemble.org

Trail Day
Saturday, September 13, 10:00 am.-2:00 pm (Meet at 9:45 am.)
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Have fun and help the Friends of Pelham Bay Park maintain a wetland area on the grounds of the Bartow-Pell Mansion. Bring a long-sleeved shirt, your lunch, and something to drink, and wear appropriate footwear. For further information, or to check for a cancellation due to weather, contact Trail Committee Chair, Clinton Robinson at cl.robinson@verizon.net or 347-512-5048.

The Bronx Native American Festival
Sunday, September 21, 12:00-4:00 pm.
Picnic Area in the southern section of the Park
Enter the Park at Bruckner Blvd. and Wilkinson Ave.

Come enjoy music, storytelling, food, and dance! Featuring performances by Master of Cereonies Bobby Gonzalez (Taino), Silvercloud Singers (Inter-Tribal), Ty Defoe (Ojibwe/Oneida), and Irka Mateo (Taino). For more information, call 718-430-1891.

Urban Park Rangers-Historic New York: Estates of Pelham Bay
Sunday, September 21, 1:00 pm.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Once mansions dotted the shore of Pelham Bay, but now only Bartow-Pell remains. Learn about the neighboring grand country estates on this walking tour through the woods. The Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in New York City’s long history.

Local Author Spotlight
Tuesday, September 23, 7:30 pm.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Jan Johnsen, landscape designer, discusses her most recent book “Heaven is a Garden: Designing Serene Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection.” In addition to being an award winning professional landscape designer, Johnsen also teaches at the New York Botanical Garden and Columbia University. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org
Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free.

Young Scholars Talk- Paleness, Purity, Cleanness: White Clothing in the 19th/early 20th Centuries
Wednesday, September 24, 4:00 pm.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

In this new periodic series featuring graduate-level intern projects at Bartow-Pell, Bard Graduate Center student Claire McRee will discuss the history of white as a color for baby clothes, everyday and wedding dresses, and more. Clothing from the Bartow-Pell Collection will be on view. Free. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org

Trail Day
Saturday, September 27, 10:00 am.-2:00 pm (Meet at 9:45 am.)
Orchard Beach Parking Lot, SE corner (near the Pavilion)

Have fun and help the Friends of Pelham Bay Park maintain the Orchard Beach Meadow restoration. Bring a long-sleeved shirt, your lunch, and something to drink, and wear appropriate footwear. For further information, or to check for a cancellation due to weather, contact Trail Committee Chair, Clinton Robinson at cl.robinson@verizon.net or 347-512-5048.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Saturday, September 27, 12:00-4:00 pm.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Museum Day Live is an annual event in which museums across the country open their doors for free Enjoy guided tours at quarter past the hour.

Birding at Bartow
Saturday, September 27, 3:30 pm.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Join naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker on a trail walk as the great fall migration gets under way with hawks, eagles, warblers, and hummingbirds returning to their winter residences. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org  Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors, students, and members.

 

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