Events

Seal Exploration
Sunday, December 10
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Orchard Beach Nature Center, Section 2
Pelham Bay Park plays host to a year-round assortment of wildlife and the Urban Park Rangers can guide you to the best viewing spots.  Winter is a great time to observe the seals that populate the waters surrounding the Park. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal. Free.

Bronx Arts Ensemble: Manhattan Brass Quintet
Sunday, December 10
1:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road
Come and listen to the Manhattan Brass Quintet performing holiday classics. Cost: Free with museum admission-$8 adults; $6 seniors/students; free for children under age 6. Registration requested. Call: 718-885-1461 or email at info@bpmm.org

Teddy Bear Tea
Thursday, December 14
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road
Celebrate the season with a child-approved, bright, colorful and deliciously decadent holiday-themed meu, story time with the Bartow snow queen, and a sing-along. Perfect for 3-5 year olds accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or favorite adult. Cost: $25 adults; $10 children. Registration required. Call: 718-885-1461 or email at info@bpmm.org

Holiday Songs with Jewels
Sunday, December 17
2:00-3:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road
Join us in the conservatory for some fun, contemporary holiday music that will arm up your winder spirit. Cost: Free with museum admission ($8 adults, $6 seniors/students, free for children under 6).

Birding Van Tour: Owls
Saturday, December 23
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Registration is required and opens on December 13
Visit: www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers
Location will be announced to registered guests.
Winter is the best time to spot owls as the leaves are gone, making it harder for them to hide, and the days are shorter, which is perfect for our nocturnal residents. Join the Urban Park Rangers who will guide you to the best viewing spots. Free.

Cookies and Crafts
Saturday, December 23
12:00-2:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road
Drop in with your young ones to decorate some holiday cookies to take home after exploring the mansion decked out for the season. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: Free with museum admission ($8 adults, $6 seniors/students; free for children under age 6)

Nature Exploration Hike
Monday, December 25
1:00-2:30 pm
Orchard Beach Nature Center, Section 2
Pelham Bay Park provides the wonders of nature in all seasons, with it ecologically diverse habitats that include rocky seashore, salt marsh, meadows, and mature forest, as well as a wide range of wildlife. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a hike as they share their wide knowledge of the Park. Free.