Pelham Bay Park

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Pell Graves

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  • Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion, Shore Road
  • Description: 4 granite posts, 7 gravestones
  • Materials: Marble, limestone, sandstone, native marble, granite
  • Dimensions: Posts H: 30" W: 12" D:12"
  • Inscription: GRAVESTONES: 1 MARBLE, 1 LIMESTONE, 3 SANDSTONE, 2 NATIVE MARBLE

    POSTS: POLISHED GRANITE WITH PELICAN ON ONE FACE AND INSCRIPTIONS
    ON OTHER FACES: POST #1: INDIAN GRANT / OF / PELHAM MANOR / TO/
    THOMAS PELL / NOV. 14, 1654/

    POST #2: ROYAL PATENT / OCT. 6, 1666. / DUKE OF YORK / TO / THOMAS
    PELL / 1ST LORD OF THE MANOR/

    POST #3: ROYAL PATENT / OCT. 25, 1687. / JAMES II / TO / JOHN PELL/
    2ND LORD OF THE MANOR / FIRST JUDGE (1688) / AND FIRST MEMBER/
    PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY / (1691) / OF WESTCHESTER CO./

    POST #4: PELHAM BAY PARK / 1884/- / ERECTED 1891 / BY DESCENDANTS
    OF / BENJAMIN PELL / GRANDSON OF / THOMAS PELL / 3RD. LORD OF THE
    MANOR / (LAWS S.N.Y. CHAP. 474, 1890.)


    NO BODIES WERE FOUND. GRAVESTONES WERE SCATTERED ABOUT AND
    CONSOLIDATED BY THE INTERNATIONAL GARDEN CLUB.

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BeachesOrchard Beach and Promenade

As of October 2, the Orchard Beach parking lot will be open from 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. daily in consideration of public safety.

The beach will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily. Patrons who enter the parking lot before 5:00 p.m. can remain until 6:00 p.m. when the entire facility closes. The new hours will remain in effect until further notice.


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