Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 19:40

This summer, from June 1st through June 16th, the Sing for Hope Pianos return to our city streets. In one of New York City’s most vibrant public art installations, 88 artist-designed pianos (one for each key on a piano) are placed in parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs for anyone and everyone to enjoy. Pelham Bay Park is fortunate to host two pianos – one in the formal gardens at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and one in front of the Main Pavilion of Orchard Beach.

To celebrate this interactive installation, and as part of the inaugural Bronx Festival of the Arts, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and the Pelham Bay Park Administrator’s Office are co-sponsoring a FREE CONCERT. See details below.

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 1 Molly Morkoski

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a free outdoor concert by classical pianist Molly Morkoski on our Sing for Hope piano in the garden, co-sponsored by Pelham Bay Park as part of the first annual Bronx Festival of the Arts. Ms. Morkoski will be playing Bach's Goldberg variations.

The free Bronx Trolley will run from the #6 Pelham Bay Park station to the museum and back again hourly from 2-6 p.m. Plus enjoy free tours of the museum at 2:15 or 3:15. Picnic-style seating for the concert: please bring your own blanket or chair. Raindate: Saturday, June 8, 4:30 p.m.

Cost free
Registration requested 718.885.1461 or

First Fridays Music + Bronx Seaside Trolley

Friday, June 7 Jimmy Owens by Stephanie Myers

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

In partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center, BPMM presents jazz trumpeter Jimmy Owens. In 2012, he was awarded the highest honor in his field, NEA Jazz Master, by the National Endowment for the Arts. Jimmy and his quartet will perform from 6 - 8 p.m.

Delight in the music, explore the mansion, stroll the garden, and enjoy light refreshments.

The free Bronx Seaside Trolley makes a continuous hourly loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:25 p.m.