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Postponed: Bartow-Pell Day, Pelham Bay- now Oct 12

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Postponed to Sunday 12-4 pm due to weather.


There is a very interesting and beautiful historic gem just on the Pelham border of the Bronx- the Bartow-Pell Mansion. If you have not visited, this is a good reason to. The 1840’s home is on the Northeast corner of Pelham Bay Park–and was occupied by one of the earliest and most prominent area families.



As part of the 12th annual Open House NY weekend, the museum will offer free tours of the 1840s mansion and carriage house with costumed docents, guided walks through the newly restored 1916 formal sunken garden, wigwam explorations, children’s games and crafts, trails to hike, bric-a-brac tables to shop, live music, and more.

For two days every October, OHNY Weekend unlocks the doors to New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. From historic to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of the weekend.

“Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is so much more than just the beautiful 19th century Greek Revival mansion,” said Ellen Bruzelius, Executive Director of BPMM. “We’ve put together a day of varied and fun activities for all ages that reflect all we have to offer. We hope people will take the opportunity to see what we’re all about on Saturday, October 11.”  

Four centuries of history can be explored at the museum’s country-like setting in the northeast corner of Pelham Bay Park—the city’s largest. From the authentically reproduced Northeast Woodlands wigwam of the first Bronx natives or the 18th-century Pell family cemetery to 19th-century children’s games  like hoops and graces or the 20th century story of the mansion’s restoration in the exhibition Grandes Dames and Grand Plans: 100 Years of History at Bartow-Pell, there’s much to discover. Husband and wife duo Cracked Walnuts add to the fun with traditional American folk songs accompanied by banjo and washboard.

Co-sponsored by Pelham Bay Park administration, Discover Bartow-Pell Day is FREE and open to public. Activities commence at noon and continue throughout the day until 4:00 pm. Parking is across the street at the Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses. Registration requested at 718-885-1461 or via email at








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