Events

Picture the Beach! Photo Exhibit
Summer 2018, Sat. and Sun., 1-5 pm
City Island Nautical Museum

190 Fordham Street, City Island

From January to April, the Friends held a photo contest, focusing on Orchard Beach. So many wonderful photographs were submitted, ranging from people enjoying the beach, to the historic Pavilion, to beautiful views across the water, to the variety of wildlife inhabiting our Park. Winners were chosen by judges and also by our Facebook followers. The results of the contest are now on exhibition at the Nautical Museum.

New York Road Runners Open Run
Every Thursday through 2019 (June 20), 7-8 pm
Sweetgum Playground
Southern section of the Park: Enter at Bruckner Blvd.
and Wilkinson Ave.

Join this community-based, volunteer-led running initiative, free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. Courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start time and to leave valuables at home. There is no bag check. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs. All are welcome! Contact number: 212-360-3300.

Adult Group Golf Clinic 55+
Wednesdays in June, July, and August, 11 am
Turtle Cove Golf Center
1 City Island Road

Join Keith Profilio, Teach Professional, for a one hour group golf clinic. Cost: $30 per person includes group lesson, practice balls and video analysis. RSVP: keith@turtlecovegolfcenter.com

Thursday Night Dance Party
Thursdays in June, July, and August, 7-10 pm
Turtle Cove Golf Center
1 City Island Road

The Cove’s Dance Party if back! Enjoy summer nights under our Event Tent. Cost: $10 cover includes two drinks of beer or wine.

Beer & Mussel Friday’s
Fridays in June, July, and August, 5-7 pm
Turtle Cove Golf Center
1 City Island Road

Buy two beers and get a free bowl of mussels.

Ladies Friday Night Swing Clinic
Fridays in June, July, and August
Turtle Cove Golf Center
1 City Island Road

Bring a friend or friends! Work on all aspects of your golf swing. Skills Challenges/Games. Video Swing Analysis. Appetizers and Adult Beverages. 90 minutes of group instruction. Open to all abilities. RSVP: greg@turtlecovegolfcenter.com. Cost: $45 per person.

First Annual 4th of July Burger Challenge
Wednesday, July 4, 5-7 pm
Turtle Cove Golf Center
1 City Island Road

Each contestant will have a half hour to finish 3 one pound burgers, 2 pounds of French fries, half pound bun, 20 oz. beverage, 6 slices of bacon, 8 slices of cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion. For more information and to sign up, visit: turtlecovegolfcenter.com/turtle-cove-café. Cost: $40 entry fee.

4th of July Flag Giveaway
Wednesday, July 4, 10 am-7pm
Turtle Cove Golf Center
1 City Island Road

First 100 customers will receive a free USA car flag.

First Friday!
Friday, July 6, 5:30-8:30 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Julia Blenzig and her trio are at Bartow-Pell for First Friday in July! Enjoy the music, explore the museum, and stroll the garden; light refreshments are available. The free trolley makes an hourly loop starting at 5:25 pm from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Cost: Adults-$15; Senior/Students-$10; Members-$5. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or Email: info@bpmm.org

Survival Series: Pack and Prep
Sunday, July 8, 11 am-12:30 pm
Pelham Bay Park Nature Center
Southern section of the Park: Enter at Bruckner Blvd.
and Wilkinson Ave.

Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Cost: Free. Contact Number: 718-319-7258

Stories in the Shade
Thursday, July 12, 11-11:45 am and every Thursday,
until August 16, same time.
Playground for All Children
Southern section of the Park: Enter at Bruckner Blvd.
and Middletown Road

Join us for stories and fun as part of the New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. “Stories in the Shade” is presented in part by the City Island and Pelham Bay Branches of the New York Public Library in collaboration with NYC Parks. Cost: Free. Contact Number: 718-430-1891

Movies Under the Stars: Coco
Friday, July 13, 7:30 pm
Orchard Beach.

Enjoy this film about a boy’s journey into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and life a curse. You should arrive before 8 pm to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome. Cost: Free. Contact Number: 718-393-7370.

Island Hopping by Canoe (Intermediate)
Saturday, July 14, 11 am-2 pm
Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, July 4, at www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers
Chosen participants will be notified of meeting location

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures in the Park’s surrounding waters. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Some canoe experience is preferred for the intermediate programs. Cost-Free. Contact number: 718-319-7258

Family Fun Day
Saturday, July 14, 12-3:30 pm
Playground for All Children
Southern section of the Park. Enter at Bruckner Blvd. and
Middletown Rd.

NYC Parks and the Westchester Square Zerega Improvement Organization present an afternoon of fun and entertainment. The day will include magic, games, arts and crafts and more—sure to be fun for the whole family. Cost: Free. Contact Number: 718-430-1891

Night Golf League: A Night at the Cove
Saturday, July 14, 6-10 pm
Turtle Cove Golf Center
1 City Island Road

Rob Tesoro and Matt Doherty are organizing a night of hitting golf balls and drinking local craft beers. Featured breweries include local favorites. There will be long drive, closet to pin and other short game contests with prizes. Ticket includes range balls, beer and entry into contests. Tickets available at: nightgolfleague.eventbrite.com

BPMM Adventures Camp
Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20, 9 am-2 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Children ages 6-12 are invited to spend a week at Bartow-Pell having fun and learning about gardening, sustainability, and local history.  This unique program mixes core activities in the organic children’s garden with exploration of the 19th century mansion, the Northeast Woodlands wigwam, and family life in both. Kids will also enjoy engaging crafts, wildlife investigations, creative cooking, nature hikes, and more. Cost: Child-$375; Member’s Child-$350. Registration required. Call: 718-885-1461 or Email: info@bpmm.org

Bartow’s Literary Elevenses Book Club
Saturday, July 21, 10-11:30 am
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

The “Elevenses” is a traditional tea time. Join Museum Educators as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure. Contact Bartow-Pell Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served; please bring a sweet or savory snack for the group to enjoy! Cost: Free. Call: 718-885-1461 or Email: info@bpmm.org

Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Excursion (Intermediate)
Sunday, July 22, 9-11 am
Participants chosen by lottery. Registration opens on Wednesday,
July 11. To register, visit: nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers
Chosen participants will be notified of location.

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Explore Orchard Beach Lagoon, including Bartow Creek, as we look for birds that live in this estuarine habitat of Long Island. Prior canoe experience is preferred. For ages 8 years and older, only. Cost: Free. Contact Number: 718-319-7258.

Living with Urban Coyotes
Sunday, July 29, 11 am-12:30 pm
Pelham Bay Nature Center
Southern section of the Park. Enter at Bruckner Blvd.
and Wilkinson Ave.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers know the best  viewing spots. Recent sightings confirm that coyotes live in NYC and are active in the Bronx. The Rangers will present information about urban coyotes and share tips of co-existing with them. Cost: Free. Contact Number: 718-319-7258

First Friday with Nina Gordon Party
Friday, Aug. 3, 5:30-8:30 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Enjoy the music, explore the museum, and stroll the garden; light refreshments available. The free trolley makes an hourly loop starting at 5:25 pm from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island.  Cost: Adults-$15; Seniors/Students-$10; Members-$5. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or Email: info@bpmm.org

Movies in the Park: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Friday, August 10, 7:30 pm
Movie starts at dusk
Pelham Bay Park-Middletown Road

Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome. Cost: Free. Contact Number: 718-393-7370.

Bartow-Pell Discovery Camp
Monday, Aug. 20-Friday, Aug. 24, 9 am-4 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Calling all young historians for a week of hands-on history at Bartow-Pell! Elementary school-ages kids will have an opportunity to step back in time through this immersive program filled with indoor and outdoor activities and crafts.  Junior archaeologists will unearth our rich past by examining the lives of the Lenape and the Bartow family. Campers will discover a life without technology, and experience games, music, dance and education from the 19th century.  An afternoon snack will be provided, but please bring a bag lunch from home.  Cost: Child-$500; Member’s Child-$450. Registration required. Call: 718-885-1461 or Email: info@bpmm.org

Movies in the Park: Drive-In Special
Friday, August 24, 7:30 pm
Orchard Beach

Movie, and more information, will be announced.