Pelham NY: A Community of Homes

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pelham Chamber Fall Fest Set for October 16

The Pelham Chamber of Commerce is planning a “Fall Fest,” an old-fashioned crafts fair with artisans, homemade food, games, contests and music, for Saturday, Oct. 16, the same day as the Pelham Children’s Center Pumpkin Festival.

Four downtown storekeepers came up with the idea: Christine Farahat of Gracious Living Design Studio, Tanya Scott of The Powderoom, Leslie Allicks of Lola's Tea House and Domenica Comfort of Domenica Comfort Photography.

Chamber President John DeCicco Jr. said that while Fall Fest will complement the Chamber’s annual Street Fair, “Fall Fest is much more traditional—an all-American autumn celebration.” Working with the Chamber on Fall Fest will be girl scouts, boy scouts and other civic organizations.

Artists, craftspeople and vendors may contact Domenica Comfort at 914-738-1198 or by email. For more information, call Christine at Gracious Living at 914-740-7724.

Friday, July 09, 2010

First Friday at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

July kicked-off with First Friday on the 2nd at Bartow-Pell.

Mary Courtney's traditional Irish folk music filled the Orangerie and the grounds with peaceful, authentic ballads for guests who came on foot, biked, drove or took the free Bronx Seaside Trolley.

Valerie Albanese-Fraher, Bartow-Pell's Education Director, welcomed guests and highlighted some of what's on tap at the Mansion:
Morning Yoga in the Orangerie - Tuesdays, July 6 - August 3
Quilling Workshop - July 24
Galleting Galore in the Garden - August 2 to August 6
BPMM Adventures: Summer Sessions - August 9 to August 13
Owl Program - August 18

Valerie also told us that this fall, The Mansion will host an exhibit on The Bolton Priory in Pelham Manor. The Priory was built in 1838. Washington Irving helped with the plans and landscaping for the 3+ acre homesite.