Mexican Day of the Dead

Experience El Día de los Muertos–the festive Mexican tradition in which passed loved ones are remembered with joy and celebration. Renowned artist Zafiro Romero-Acevedo returns to the Pelham Art Center to share the history of one of Mexico’s richest traditions through performance and demonstration. 
Outdoor Event | Free and Open to All | Costumes Welcome!

Participate in Our Community Altar
On Día de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, being invited to share celebrations with their loved ones. Families create ofrendas (offerings) to honor their departed family members. These altars are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite foods and drinks of the one being honored. The offerings are believed to encourage visits from the land of the dead as the departed souls hear their prayers, smell their foods and join in the celebrations! Bring an offering or photo that you’d like to be included in Pelham Art Center’s window display for Day of the Dead! **

**Our community altar is on display until Tuesday, November 2nd. Any offering items you’d like returned should be labeled with your name, e-mail and phone number, and picked up no later than Saturday, November 6th. 

Halloween Maskmaking Workshop

Achieve your #halloweengoals with this fun workshop! Our instructor will help kids create eye and face masks using paint, feathers, sequins, glitter, fabric scraps, and pompoms. Unconventional use of materials will be encouraged and guidance will be provided for children that may want to create masks of their favorite characters or animals. Who knows- maybe this mask will complete your Halloween look!

For Ages 5-7

ArtsFest: Public Sculpture Dance Performance

Witness an interpretive performance by Accent Dance NYC inspired by Musa Hixson’s “Conversation Sculpture” in Wolfs Lane Park.

The Conversation Sculpture opened in Wolfs Lane Park in June 2021. The 9ft x 6ft x 6ft steel sculpture by Musa Hixson has three seats enclosed in its frame that mimics a blooming flower. As a public art installation it is designed to promote dialog, contemplation, and understanding.

Accent Dance NYC is a movement-based educational and professional performance initiative rooted in the spirit of collaboration and cultural convergence. Accent Dance NYC’s mission is to inspire youth through dance education; to enlighten through multicultural dance performances; and to empower through lasting community partnerships.

After the performance, visit the Pelham Art Center gallery to view Meditations curated by Susan Nathenson.

This event is followed by the Pelham Memorial High School Alumnae Wine Reception 3:00-5:00pm in the Pelham Art Center gallery.

Afro-Rican Drumming with BombaYo!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Pelham Art Center welcomes internationally-acclaimed performer/educator and Bronx native Jose Ortiz, a.k.a. Dr. Drum, to lead the community in a Bomba music celebration. Bomba is an African-derived music and dance tradition developed in Puerto Rico. With call-and-response singing, drumming and dance, BombaYo will kindle the joy of this Afro-Puerto Rican art form and ignite the ancestral rhythms of Bomba.

Sensory Warning for Visitors Who May Be Sensitive to Drumming or Loud Sound

Community Art Day

Join Pelham Art Center for free outdoor community art day in the courtyard! Come for a free art project led by Donna Ross and stay for a special performance with Accent Dance NYC! followed by live music by Warren Banholzer.

(Subject to weather cancellation)
Free and open to all!

Pelham Pumpkin Parade

The scouts of Pelham invite all to a socially distanced pumpkin parade. Costumes encouraged. Everyone must wear a protective mask to walk the parade.

Drop off pumpkins 4-6pm. Parade is 6-8pm from Woodland Park to !st Avenue and Wolfs Lane. Concessions provided by the Pelham Picture House.

Pelham Art Center Community Art Days

Stop by during the Pelham Farmer’s Market for some free art fun celebrating the natural beauty of autumn.

Pumpkin Painting! B.Y.O.P. – all ages can participate (pumpkins available at the Pelham Market).
Leaf Printing – Try Our Fall Monoprint Project Inspired by Nature
Live Music 1:00-3:00 with Susan Davis
Live Pumpkin Carving Art.

Stop by during the Pelham Farmer’s Market for some free art fun celebrating the natural beauty of autumn!

Pelham Farmer’s Market: Spooktacular Sunday

The last market of the season features includes American Pride Seafood, Flour Power, Little Bird Cookie Company, Nicosia Bronx Bread, R&R Farms, Picklelicious, Arlotta Food Studio, Double Rainbow Pelham, Beau & Co. Bracelets, Freshly Made Juices (look out for some Halloween concoctions), Provisions, Halloween pumpkins/crafts from our Pelham Children’s Center, Lulu’s Taco Truck for lunch, and more.

Kids (of all ages) are encouraged to come in costume 🦸‍♀️🧙‍♀️🧟‍♀️ for some treats.

Halloween: A Haunted History–All Ages!

Why do we dress up on Halloween and carve pumpkins? This all-ages online program explains the history of our Halloween traditions. For children and adults. Event will be held on Zoom, please email to get secure link to enter the event.

Public Art Installation Opening with Fran Sisco

Fran Sisco’s new courtyard installation on Sunday October, 18th 1:00-3:00PM

Fran Sisco will be present to discuss her award-winning large wooden sculptures. The artist’s Q&A is followed by three special performances. Singers Teri Lamar (a Westchester favorite) and Freddie Lando (“Golden Voice of the Bronx”) will give a performance accompanied by Baron Raymonde (worldwide sax player) and Joyce Balint (solo mandolinist at the Metropolitan Opera Company, and freelance violinist). Poet Ruth Hanley, who is manager of the Poetry Caravan, a volunteer organization that brings poetry to nursing homes, senior centers and other venues, will perform spoken word poetry. Entertainer Kelly Sisco, Fran’s daughter, will sing a cover and an original song parody with Fran and Fran will recite an original poem.

Pelham Jewish Center Fun on Noah’s Ark

Please join the Pelham Jewish Center Learning Center First Family Program of 2020-2021:
Noah’s Ark at the Weinberg Nature Center.
A socially-distanced program for families with children ages 0-12.
We will learn about Noah’s story, meet other families, learn about different animals, pet them, sing, and even have a socially-distanced picnic in nature.
You may stay longer and go for a hike on the beautiful Weinberg Nature Center grounds afterward!

COVID-19 Precautions:
1. Masks are mandatory.
2. Temperature checked at the door.

Pelham Farmer’s Market

The Pelham Chamber of Commerce hosts a Pelham Farmer’s Market in the parking lot of Buddha Booths. The socially-distanced market will feature some favorite local businesses with food, gifts and more. Line up includes Westchester Burger Company. Dobbs Ferry Lobster Guys. Thrive Barre & Fitness, Pelicones (ice cream), Double Rainbow Ice Cream (coffee and donuts), Pickle Licious, Little Bird Cookie Company and Flour Power (Pelham’s new business coming this Fall to Four Corners shopping center).