Events

Pelham Bay Park – Wetland Clean-up
Saturday, March 30, 1-3 pm
Meet at Rodman’s Neck Parking Lot

Join the Stewardship Team and the High Hill Striper Club to help care for Pelham Bay Park! Volunteers will help clean up Pelham Bay by removing debris from the coastline. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone. Space is limited and registration is required.

NYRR Open Run: Pelham Bay Park
Thursday, April 4, 7-8 pm
Meet at Sweetgum Playground, near Bruckner Exwy and Wilkinson Ave

This event repeats every week on Thursday through 6/20/2019.

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!  Cost: Free

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative.

City Parks Foundation Seniors Fitness: Ages 60+
April 22 – June 14, Twice Weekly

Yoga • Pelham Bay Park, Bronx • Stadium Ave. & Middleton Rd. • T/TH 9:00 am
Tennis • Pelham Bay Park, Bronx • Stadium Ave. & Middleton Rd. • M/W 1:00 pm
Free

For more information on our Seniors Fitness program, contact sports@cityparksfoundation.org or call (718) 760-6999.  https://cityparksfoundation.org/seniors-fitness/

BPMM: First Friday!
Friday, April 5, 6 to 8 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

First Friday is kicking off the season with a performance by tenor Freddie Lando. 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 p.m. from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell to City Island. Registration requested. Cost-Heritage Members: Free; Friend Members: $5; Not-Yet Members: Adults $15; Seniors/Students $10

BPMM: Earth Day Geology Project
Sunday, April 7, 11 am
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Join Museum Educator Robin Vernuccio for an exciting, hands-on workshop for kids ages 7 through 11. Participants will have the chance to investigate evidence of the changing geology of Pelham Bay Park over thousands of years. After experimenting with different types of rocks, the young geologists will make their own marbleized rock and use their new knowledge to create a modern-day map of the landscape to take home. Registration requested. Cost: Free

Birding: Hawk Watch
Sunday, April 7, 11 am–12:30 pm

Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, March 27
To sign up, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers.
Location: The exact meeting location will be shared with lottery winners.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair. Cost: Free

BPMM: Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13, 10 am-1 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road.
Rain date: Sunday, April 14, 10 am-1 pm

This is the one day when it’s okay to put all your eggs in one basket! Children 2 through 12 hunt for eggs, enjoy arts and crafts, and have photos taken with the Easter Bunny. Please bring your own basket.
Free parking across the street in the Pelham Bay/Split Rock Golf Course parking lot. Tickets online at bpmm.org Cost: Bartow-Pell Member Children: $10; Not-Yet Members: $15

Pelham Bay Park Tree Planting
Saturday, April 13, 9 am–1 pm
Meet: Southeast End of Orchard Beach Parking Lot

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Pelham Bay Park! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please register online. https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/pelham-bay-park/events/2019/04/13/pelham-bay-park-tree-planting

Cost: Free

Hunter Island Sunset Hike
Saturday, April 13, 7–8:30 pm
Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, please visit Urban Park Rangers Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, April 3.
Meeting location will be shared with lottery selected participants

As the sun hangs low over the Long Island Sound, the park morphs into a magical realm. Witness the wonder of sunset with the largest park in New York City as your backdrop. Cost: Free

Golf Fair Demo Day
Saturday, April 13, 9-3pm
Turtle Cove Golf & Sports
Entertainment Center
1 City Island Road

This is an opportunity to try the newest golf products. Learn about the latest technology in golf, try new clubs and talk to equipment experts about the best science for your game and swing. All the top golf companies will be there! Callaway/Odyssey, Srixon/Cleveland, Mizuno. “Beat the Pro” Contest’s, Raffles, Prizes…. and definite good times! Be sure to say hello to Academy Instructors Greg Moon and Keith Profilio.

Food, soft drinks, beer and wine at our Park Place Cafe. Bring the family to play 18 holes on our mini golf course or take batting practice in our batting cages.

Spring Fling
Sunday, April 14, 12-5pm
Turtle Cove Golf & Sports
Entertainment Center
1 City Island Road

Help kick-off the 2019 Season with our Spring Fling. Sample the catering by Park Place Cafe with our free buffet. Thinking of hosting a party, event or business meeting this season? Drop by our Event Tent and sample the delicious food prepared by our team at Park Place Cafe. It’s going to be a fun day! 50/50 raffle, DJ (3-7pm). Our activities will be in full swing! Driving Range, Miniature Golf, Batting Cages.

Easter Weekend
Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21
Turtle Cove Golf & Sports
Entertainment Center
1 City Island Road

Purchase a kid’s round of mini golf and pick a free loaded Easter egg. You might win a Giant Egg or Easter Basket filled with surprises. While supplies last.

Spring Citywide Stewardship Day: Bronx
Saturday, April 20, 9 am–1 pm
Meet: Bus Depot Rd. Adjacent to Orchard Beach parking lot

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team at our Spring Citywide Stewardship Day! Volunteers will help restore and maintain natural areas all across the city.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle.
Cost: Free

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a chaperone. Groups larger than 10, please contact Stewardship@parks.nyc.gov before registering. To register, see: https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/pelham-bay-park/events/2019/04/20/spring-citywide-stewardship-day-bronx

Kids Week: Earth Day Exploration
Monday, April 22, 1–2:30 pm
Pelham Bay Nature Center

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers’ free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under. Celebrate Earth Day with the Urban Park Rangers as we explore nature on a short hike through Pelham Bay Park. Cost: Free

Friends of Pelham Bay Park Spring Fundraiser: Summers of Fun!
Wednesday, April 24, 6-8 pm
Pelham-Split Rock Golf Clubhouse
870 Shore Road

With restoration plans for the Orchard Beach Pavilion now underway, please join us to support innovative new programming at the beach. Special Honorees. Giveaways, Raffle Prizes, and Good Friends!
Tickets: $65 by April 22 online at fopbspringfundraiser.eventbrite.com  At the door: $80. Incudes hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, soda.

Kids Week: Coastal Exploration
Thursday, April 25, 11 am–12:30 pm
Orchard Beach Nature Center, Section 2

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers’ free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and younger. Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore the shore while looking for wildlife living along the bay. Cost: Free

BPMM: Wendy Warbler Up Close:
A Children’s Reading and Activity Hour
Saturday, April 27, 2 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Educator Angela Parrino, PhD, owner of Honey Tomes, LLC, a publishing company dedicated to wellness materials for children and adults, will be reading from Courtney Appel-Sadler’s book “Wendy Warbler Up Close,” illustrated by James Sadler. Children will receive a copy of the book to take home. Registration requested. Cost: $15 per family

SAVE THE DATES: Friends’ Volunteer Events
April 27, May 4, June 8 (Saturdays), 10am – 1pm

Try to join us at one of our Spring Volunteer Project Days.  Bring water, a lunch, and a willingness to work! More information on meeting locations to come, but if you’re interested, email us at friendsofpelhambaypark@gmail.com

City Nature Challenge: Exploration Hike
Saturday, April 27, 11 am-12:30 pm
Orchard Beach Nature Center, Section 2

Which city around the world has the most nature? The City Nature Challenge 2019, happening April 26 to April 29, will help us find out! Over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2019 City Nature Challenge. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of Pelham Bay Park. Moderate intensity hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. Cost: Free

EarthFest: An Earth Day Family Festival
Sunday, April 28, 12- 3 pm
Playground for All Children

Join us to celebrate the earth and all that it provides us. Enjoy a fun-filled day that includes a volunteer project, environmental displays, a sensory garden, arts and crafts, music, a live performance from the “Okra Dance Company”, special feathered friends from “Volunteers for Wildlife”, and much more.

Volunteer project starts at 10am. For more information, please call (718) 430-1891

BPMM: Nobody Likes Hardtack: A Civil War Food Presentation
Sunday, April 28, 3 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road

Known for his work on the movie Gettysburg (1993), Gods and Generals (2003), and Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny (2004), as both an actor and a chief historical advisor, performing historian Patrick Falci will discuss what life was like for Civil War soldiers, including their diets. Attendees will have an opportunity to sample some savory and not-so-savory tidbits, including hardtack. Yuck! Cos- Free with museum admission

Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 12, All Day
Turtle Cove Golf & Sports
Entertainment Center
1 City Island Road

BOGO! Mom gets a free round of mini golf when you purchase a round. Afterwards, stop by our Cafe and treat Mom to a bite to eat. Beer & Wine.  Rose All Day!

Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, All Day
Turtle Cove Golf & Sports
Entertainment Center
1 City Island Road

Join us on Monday, May 27th to remember and honor. Show your Military I.D. and receive 20% off all food and beverage (excluding beer & wine).

Friday Mussels
Begins May 24, and every Friday throughout the summer! 5-7pm
Turtle Cove Golf & Sports
Entertainment Center
1 City Island Road

Buy any 2 Beers and get a FREE bowl of mussels for only $7 +tax.

Freestyle Dance Party & Karaoke
Thursday, May 23, 7-10pm
Turtle Cove Golf & Sports
Entertainment Center
1 City Island Road

No cover. Free parking.