Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day
Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help make the grounds beautiful again after winter’s weather. Rain date Sunday, March 13. Registration requested: 718-885-1461 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Celebrating Women’s History Month
Saturday, March 12, 12–4 p.m.
Thematic tours hourly from 12:15 p.m.
The 19th century was an era of revolution–women suffragists, abolitionists, scientists, prohibitionists, and others championed social, cultural, economic, and political causes and transcended social boundaries to pave the way for future female leaders. Learn about the roles of women in the 19th century and those who challenged them through historic objects and period rooms at BPMM. Free.
Final Winter Chamber Music Concert
Sunday, March 13, 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy outstanding afternoon chamber music in the kind of space in which it was intended to be heard. The trio Broadwood Junction—Sarah Stone, Francis Liu, and Patrick Jones—all young graduates of the Juilliard program in historical performance, perform Haydn, Beethoven, George Onslow, and more, accompanied by an 1810 Broadwood square piano at the last of our Winter Chamber Music concerts. Tickets may be purchased online in advance at www.bpmm.org or at the door. Registration requested: 718-885-1461 or via email at email@example.com. Cost: $20.
NEW Exhibition ‘Gilded Age Glamour: Fashions from the Bartow-Pell Collection
Through April 30th
Clothes tell stories, and the clothing in this exhibit tells the story of how the Bartow mansion of the 1850s became the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum of today. Featuring garments dating primarily to 1870–1900, this fashion exhibition reflects the continuing history of the mansion beyond the Bartow family. Curated by Sarah Pickman, Ph.D. student, Yale University, and Claire McRee, M.A., Bard Graduate Center, Curatorial Assistant at the Allentown Art Museum.
ABOUT THE BARTOW-PELL MANSION MUSEUM
A New York City Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM) is owned by the City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City. It is operated by the private, non-profit Bartow-Pell Conservancy. The Bartow-Pell Conservancy, originally known as the International Garden Club, was formed in 1914 by a group passionate about horticulture. That year, New York City gave them permission to use the Bartow family mansion on Pelham Bay in the Bronx, as their headquarters in exchange for restoring it, creating public gardens and programs, and preserving it for generations to come. The International Garden Club officially changed its name to the Bartow-Pell Conservancy in 2008 as well its membership model to that of a typical cultural organization.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, andSunday 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.