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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

First Friday at Bartow-Pell

May 5 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until July 31, 2021

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road Bronx
Bronx, New York

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

FREE

The Greek Revival period rooms of this splendid 19th century home close to the bay are currently only open 12 – 3 pm Saturdays & Sundays ($15/adults, $10/seniors & students), but the gorgeous grounds including specular formal, terraced gardens can be explored any day. Situated within a 60-acre New York City Landmark Historic District and is surrounded by a “forever wild” zoned forest. Look for a circa 1840 Carriage House, a Children’s Organic Garden, climbable sculptures, a colonial graveyard, an authentically fabricated Lenape wigwam and lots of nature.

Enjoy outdoor music the first Friday evening of each month and other interesting programming for all ages. Nearby visit Orchard Beach, ride horses and play at the inclusive Playground for All Children.

Kusama: Cosmic Nature

Experience a multisensory presentation of the work of internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Explore the artist’s profound engagement with nature throughout the changing seasons from spring into fall.

* Multiple installations across NYBG’s 250-acre landmark landscape and buildings include Kusama’s signature mirrored environments and organic forms – find polka-dotted sculptures of colossal flora, mesmerizing…

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Wave Hill

Explore 28-acre of gardens and woodlands with more than 4,000 varieties of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants and dramatic views of the Hudson River.

The delicious Café has grab-and-go items, snacks and beverages and outdoor seating on a lovely terrace. Or bing your own food to a picnic area by the art gallery.

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Bronx Zoo

 See tigers, bears, gorillas and over 650 other species of awesome animals at this 265 acres+ zoo.

* Tons of indoor and outdoor attractions – expect lots of walking but strollers welcome and the roads are scenic with pretty trees (and some bold peacocks).

* Learn about gorillas and watch them play in the mostly indoors Congo Gorilla Forest, ride on a ladybug on the Bug Carousel, pet and feed sheep, cows…

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Wave Hill Family Art Project

Enjoy nature-inspired art projects among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Themes change weekly. Registration required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251.

Takes place outside on a grassy hill so dress accordingly.

Registration required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251.

The number of families able to participate at any given time will be…

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Mother’s Day Picnic at Wave Hill

Explore 28-acre of gardens and woodlands with more than 4,000 varieties of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants and dramatic views of the Hudson River. Join a nature-inspired outdoor family art project about seeds & spells (10 am-1 pm)

Enjoy a custom Mother’s Day picnic provided by Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances. Each…

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