Events

Windowsill Gardening
Saturday, January 21, 11 am-12:30 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

This program focuses on window boxes and kitchen herbs grown inside. It will also cover indoor seed starting for your early spring crops outdoors. Cost: $25; members $20. Registration required. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org

Historic New York Walking Tour: Split Rock
Sunday, January 22, 1 pm-2:30 pm
Meet at Split Rock Golf Clubhouse
870 Shore Road

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walking tour to historic Split Rock, a landmark of Pelham Bay Park. It is difficult to access without guides, so this is a great opportunity. Free. For further information contact: 718-319-7258.

Container Gardening and Raised Beds
Saturday, January 28, 11 am-12:30 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Learn the best way to plant edibles on your deck or patio in decorative pots or containers. This program also present options for creating a raised-bed garden for growing vegetables, fruits and herbs. Cost: $25; members $20. Registration required. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org.

Nature Conservancy Walk & Talk
Sunday, January 29, 11 am-2 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Join this guided walk through the coastal and forested areas of New York City’s largest park. Lean how to identify trees in winter and interpret signs of wildlife, with a special eye toward owls and tracks. The walk and presentation will begin and end at Bartow-Pell, with hot chocolate! Wear warm clothes, snow-ready walking shoes, and water. Registration requested. www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-walk-at-pelham-bay-park-tickets-30296605964. Cost: Free

Morning Yoga in the Parlors
Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 9-10 am
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Join Carolyn Frost of Balance Yoga & Wellness for restorative yoga in the Mansion’s double parlors. Bring a yoga mat and leave invigorated to start your day. Space is limited. Cost per session: $15; members $10. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org

Edibles in the Outdoor Garden Bed
Saturday, February 4, 11 am-12:30 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Grow more and better plants outside this spring and summer. Topics to be covered include seed-starting basics so you will be ready early and prepared to grow all summer long. Cost: $25; $20 members. Registration required. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org

Seal Exploration
Sunday, February 5, 12:00-1:30 pm
Orchard Beach Nature Center
Section 2, Orchard Beach Promenade

Join this Urban Park Rangers event to find the best spots to observe seals. Winter is a great time of the year to see them. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal. Free. For more information, contact: 718-319-7258.

Music and Mimosas
Saturday, February 11, 1-3 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Sip a mimosa, enjoy light fare, and listen to a performance by the renowned woodwind ensemble “Quintet of the Americas.” Cost: $40; members $35. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org

Victorian Valentine Workshop
Sunday, February 12, 11 am-12:30 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Learn about the history of valentines and the printed “scraps” used to make them in the 19th century while you craft your own memorable card. A fun workshop for the whole family. Cost: $10; members $8. Registration required. Call: 718-885-1461 or e-mail: info@bpmm.org

Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering
Monday, February 20, 1-2:30 pm
Pelham Bay Nature Center
Southern section of the Park,
enter at Bruckner Blvd. and Wilkinson Ave.

Join this Urban Park Rangers program and learn how to navigate to hidden object placed around the park, using a map and a compass. Free. For further information, call: 718-319-7258.

Kids Week Bronx: Urban Forest Exploration
Thursday, February 23, 1-2:30 pm
Pelham Bay Nature Center
Southern section of the Park,
enter at Bruckner Blvd. and Wilkinson Ave.

Join this Urban Park Rangers program and explore New York City’s largest park, where Native American settlements existed long before our city. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in New York City and visit the ancient majestic oak tree affectionately known as “Granny Oak.” Free. For more information, call: 718-319-7258.

Bronx Parks Speak Up!
Saturday, February 25, 11 am-5 pm
Lehman College Music Building, Faculty Dining Room

All those interested in parks of the Bronx are invited to this 23rd Annual event. The theme this year is “The Future of Bronx Parks and Open Space.” Meet new friends and enjoy the presentations, workshops and panel discussion.