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. Historian Blake Bell gives an entertaining presentation on the country estates and mansions that these neighbors of the Bartows built or enhanced, detailing stories of their rise and demise using rare images and maps. The March Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the
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Happy New Year! We are so excited to enter another year here in the Bronx and see what is in store for us. If getting more involved in your community is on your list of resolutions this year, connecting with your local Community Board is a great place to start. In fact, many of the Bronx community boards have Facebook pages that makes staying informed and involved even easier. Let
Check out Redfin’s list of Best Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights. The Bronx is featured, along with other NYC neighborhoods worth the trip if you’re looking for some fun light displays. Check out the NYC list: New York Area Dyker Heights: Dyker Heights in Brooklyn topped our list of the five best neighborhoods for holiday lights for a third year in a row, and it’s no surprise why! The neighborhood
It’s been real Summer 16. As we celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers, many also enjoy some much needed time off before it’s back to school. It’s a weekend to gather with family and friends and enjoy one last summer gathering before we’re planning pumpkin picking and Christmas shopping. Whether you’re enjoying a simple BBQ or looking to go and enjoy activities on the water, we’ve gathered a
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
What’s there to do in the Bronx you ask? Here’s a general guide containing lots of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you and your family entertained throughout the year. Animals & Nature Bronx Equestrian Center 9 Shore Rd, Pelham Bay Park A full service equestrian facility offering Western and English riding haywagons, wedding carriages, ponies for hire. The center offers $5 pony rides daily, just stop by.
DATE: Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, 2016 TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. DETAILS: The 20th annual MulchFest provides New Yorkers with a fun and environmentally-friendly opportunity to recycle their trees into woodchips that will nourish trees and gardens throughout the city. MulchFest takes place at 30 chipping sites and 48 drop-off sites in nearly 80 designated parks across all five boroughs. At chipping sites, patrons
Fall is here! In between your apple and pumpkin picking trips to local farms, be sure to enjoy all of the fun happening right here in the Bronx. We will continue to add events as we receive info about them, so be sure to check back frequently! Bronx Native American Festival at Pelham Bay Park September 27, Noon-4:00 pm South Picnic Area Enter at Bruckner Blvd. and
Mansions & Cottages: Historic Homes & Gardens of The Bronx Visit the homes where Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe and George Washington lived in. From the oldest home in The Bronx to a 19th century Greek revival mansion, you will learn about the rich history of this dynamic borough. Where? Trolley leaves the Lucerne Hotel in Manhattan promptly at 9 and pick up at the Bronx Opera House Hotel at 9:30am.
Celebrate spring with the alternative folk/rock sound of the Kenn Morr Band at the May First Friday! Music & Trolley at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM) on Friday, May 1st from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kenn Morr sings lead vocals and writes most of the band’s songs. The other band members are Bob Gaspar on percussion; Tom Hagymasi on mandolin, violin, bouzouki, and accordion; and Pat Ryan on bass guitar. The
APRIL All events to take place at Bartow-Pell unless otherwise noted. First Friday! Music Friday, April 3, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Back by popular demand, folk band Hawthorne featuring the talented Nat Osborn, Aimee Bayles, Stu Mahan, and Karna Ray, opens the 2015 First Friday season. Enjoy the music, explore the mansion, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. Then hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley for a ride to