October in Pelham Bay Park

Centennial Lecture: Classical America
Thursday, October 2, 7:30 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Listen to Carswell Rush Berlin, American Classical furniture dealer speak on the topic, “Solid and Permanent Grandeur: The Roots of American Classical Furniture.” This centennial celebration lecture is part of a series that will bring top experts in the field of decorative arts to Bartow-Pell. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org  Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free.

First Friday! Music + Bronx Trolley
Friday, October 3, 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

In collaboration with the Bronx Heritage Center, Bartow-Pell presents jazz drummer Lucianna Padmore. Enjoy the music, explore the museum, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. The free trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell and City Island, starting at 5:25 pm. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or info@bpmm.org  Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; members free.

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day
Saturday, October 4, 10:00 am.- 3:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Help make the grounds of Bartow-Pell look as beautiful as they can be. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy footwear strongly recommended. Light refreshments available. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org

Trail Day
Saturday, October 11, 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.

Discover Bartow-Pell Day: We’re More Than a Mansion!
Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, 12:00-4:00 pm.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

During “OpenHouseNY Weekend” discover all Bartow-Pell has to offer: mansion and carriage house tours by costumed docents, garden walks, wigwam explorations, trail hikes, children’s games and crafts, bric-a-brac tables for shopping, and more. Co-sponsored by Pelham Bay Park Administration. Registration requested. Call 718-885-3424 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org

Centennial Lecture: Classical America
Sunday October 12, 4:30 pm.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Stuart P. Feld, President and Director, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, will lecture on “Making an Uncollectable Collectable: American Silver 1810-1840.” This centennial celebration lecture is part of a series that will bring top experts in the field of decorative arts to Bartow-Pell. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org  Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free.

Centennial Lecture: Classical America
Thursday, October 16, 7:30 pm.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Peter M. Kenny, the Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts and Administrator of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, delivers the final lecture of the series that will bring top experts in the field of decorative arts to Bartow-Pell. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org  Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors and students; members free.

Birding at Bartow-Pell
Saturday, October 18, 3:30 pm.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Join naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker for a trail walk as she points out warblers, sparrows, scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and more, all part of the fall migration. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org  Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors, students, and members.

Urban Park Rangers: The Night Sky
Saturday, October 25, 6:00 pm.
Pelham Bay Ranger Station
Southern section of the Park: Enter at Bruckner Blvd. and Wilkinson Ave.

New York City parks are a great place to discover the wonders of the universe. The Rangers will be your guide to the solar system, discussing its science, history, and folklore, while using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so call ahead if weather conditions are questionable. Call: 718-319-7258

Trail Day
Saturday, October 25, 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.

Cemetary Walk + Ghost Stories
Thursday, October 30, 6:00 pm. (walk); 7:00 pm. (stories)
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Take a guided, candlelit walk to the Pell Cemetery followed by a delightfully spooky staged reading of ghost stories by the City Island Theater Group in the double parlors of the mansion. Space is limited. Registration required. Call: 718-885-3424 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org  Cost: $20 adults, $15 senior and students; members $15 adults, $10 seniors and students.

 

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