Urban Park Ranger Hike
The Estates of
Pelham Bay Park
Tuesday, March 10
Saturday, March 14
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Winter Chamber Music Concert
Sunday, March 15
Saturday, March 21
11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 21
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 28
10:30 – 1 p.m.
March Lecture Series
Locally Grown: Mansions, Movies, and Mausoleums
Join us for three talks by local historians. Co-sponsored by the Huntington Free Library & Reading Room.
Thursday, March 5
Up first, Blake Bell on “Bartow Neighbors: The Mansions and Estates of Pelham Bay”
In the 19th century, Pelham Bay was an idyllic rural area that attracted financiers, artists, wealthy merchants, and others who sought an escape from the growing metropolis nearby. Town of Pelham historian Blake Bell discusses the country estates and mansions that these Bartow neighbors built or enhanced, detailing stories of their rise and demise using rare images and maps.
Thursday, March 12
Barbara Burn Dolensek on “Hollywood East, or Making Movies on City Island”
Did you know that the first feature-length film for which a full copy still exists was made on City Island and in New Rochelle? Or that D. W. Griffith’s movie studio shed in Mamaroneck ended up at a shipyard on City Island? Or that Angelina Jolie’s first starring role was in a City Island movie? These and other fascinating bits of movie-making lore will be revealed in a lively talk on the history of local movie-making by City Island historian Barbara Burn Dolensek.
Thursday, March 19
Susan Olsen on “Magnificent Marble Mausoleums of the Bronx”
During the Gilded Age, many of the builders of country estates in the newly established borough of the Bronx commissioned permanent homes in Woodlawn Cemetery. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011 with the “largest and finest collection of funeral art in the nation,” Woodlawn boasts mausoleums by renowned architects, stained glass by Tiffany and La Farge, and spectacular vaulted ceilings by Rafael Guastavino. Susan Olsen is the Director of Historical Services for the 400-acre cemetery, which was established in 1863.
Purchase tickets online or at the door.
Registration requested 718.885.1461 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors, students and members