13th Annual Totten Trot Foot Race and Fun Run

5 K Halloween Hustle

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Start time: 9am; check-in: 7:30am

 

Register online through NYCRuns

Mail-in form found here.

Course: Waterfront course in historic Fort Totten Park – a pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress on Little Neck Bay in Bayside. Runners will pass through the historic district which consists of buildings dating to the late 1800s. The Fort is situated where the Long Island Sound meets the East River at the Throgs Neck Bridge. The start and the finish are located at the landmark Officers’ Club, home of the Bayside Historical Society. The course includes a loop out onto the Joe Michaels Mile along Little Neck Bay. The course will be USATF-certified and NYCRUNS will provide professional scoring and race results.

A Course Map can be found here.

Cost: $30 through 10/15, $35 10/16 through race-day.

Kids’ Fun Run: Free at 10 a.m. (costumes suggested) a short-distance sprint for tiny tots and kids up to 12 years of age, grouped in age categories. Special “COOKIE MEDALS” for participants!

Prizes: Cash prizes will go to the overall male and female winners of the 5K 1st Place– $75 2nd Place– $50 3rd Place– $25 Awards will be given to the male and female winners of each of the following divisions: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80+Also, a special prize valued at $50 will go to the best costume and stick around after the race to try your luck at the $50 raffle prize and many great gift certificate raffles!!

 

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup and race-day registration will begin at 7:30am at the Castle.

Unique to the Totten Trot: After the race, runners are invited to the Halloween-themed ballroom of the landmark Officers’ Club of BHS. The award ceremony and raffle drawings will then take place. The fun continues with a fall continental breakfast and live music to keep the spirits flying. Rumor has it that some ghouls, goblins and witches will make a scary appearance and antique cars and trucks will be on display. Join the fun!! T-Shirts: Designer t-shirts guaranteed to all participants who register on or before 10/15. Goodie Bags: Great complimentary gifts and coupons from our sponsors and local merchants.

 

Transportation and Parking: The race site is easily accessible by public transportation and convenient to travel by car. Parking will be available to participants, entrance is through the Main Gate at 212th Street and Cross Island Parkway.

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!! Questions: Call 718-352-1548 or visit www.baysidehistorical.org

Open Sew at the Castle

Saturday, October 25 from 1pm - 4pm

Do you quilt, sew or just love fabric and textiles? Join other sewing enthusiasts in an afternoon of creating and socializing. Co-sponsored by Queens Sewing Social.

Admission: BHS Members: $8; Non-Members: $10

 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

Lawrence Cemetery Tour

Saturday, November 1 from 2pm to 4pm

Join BHS Board of Trustee Paul DiBenedetto for a guided tour around the tombstones. Visit this NYC landmark site and final resting place of the city's first popularly elected mayor, Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence, and other descendants of one of Bayside's founding families. Please note, this tour will require walking on uneven ground and there are no restrooms on site.

Admission: Free

Address: 216th Street and 42nd Avenue, Bayside

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

Glass Painting Workshop

Fun For All Ages

Sunday, November 9 from 12pm -2pm

Bright colors, transparency, and light: this is what glass painting is all about. Spend some playful time together making a colorful sun-catcher. The class will introduce you to the basics of glass painting. You will learn how to trace a design, color it with transparent, water-based paints, and make a shiny and joyful decoration!

Admission: $25

Reservations Required: 718.352.1548

 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

Open Sew at the Castle

Saturday, November 15 from 1pm - 4pm

Do you quilt, sew or just love fabric and textiles? Join other sewing enthusiasts in an afternoon of creating and socializing. Co-sponsored by Queens Sewing Social.

Admission: BHS Members: $8; Non-Members: $10

 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

A Taste of Honey

Thursday, November 20 at 7:30pm

A bee-guiling presentation by beekeeper and honey connoisseur Ruth Harrigan. Learn all about the bee-tutiful honey bee and beekeeping, then samle several local honeys, as Ruth explains the unique terroir of each sample based on where it was harvested, the flower source, color, body, scent, and taste. We will indulge in some exquisite honey-centric edibles and libations.

Admission: BHS Members: $10; Non-Members: $15

Reservations Required: 718.352.1548

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

Decorate the Castle for the Holidays

Sunday, November 23 from 12pm - 4pm

Volunteers are needed to help decorate the Castle for the holiday season.

 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

Classic Car Show at the Castle

Sunday, November 30 from 9am to 2pm

Join classic car enthusiasts as they showcase their vintage automobiles on the side yard of the Castle and stay to tour the current exhibits at BHS.

 

Admission: Free

Victorian Holiday Dinner

Saturday, December 6 at 7pm

Tree lighting at the Castle followed by a candle lit supper. A wonderful evening of music and dancing.

Reservations Required: 718.352.1548

Admission: BHS Members: $65; Non-Members: $85

Winter Solstice Cookies and Crafts

Sunday, December 21 from 12pm until 4pm

Join us at the Castle for this walk-in workshop. Families are invited to the Castle to craft delightful decorations celebrating the winter season. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available for purchase.

Admission: Free

 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.