Meet & Greet!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30pm
The Business of Bayside
an open call to photographers and business leaders
The 100th Anniversary of Bayside Day takes place this year. The original event back in 1914 was sponsored by local business leaders, civic associations, and Bayside residents. The idea was to promote civic pride, community spirit, and boost local businesses. The original celebration featured five parades, a barbeque for 3,000 attendees, several baking contests and an inauguration ball for the elected "Queen of Bayside Day". As part of the 100th anniversary commemorating Bayside Day 1914, BHS is organizing a photo exhibit which will be on display at the Castle in Fort Totten Park. The show will feature photographs by community members of local business owners engaged in their work. If you are a business owner or a photographer (hobbyist or professional) interested in participating in the exhibition we would like to hear from you.
Please contact Alison McKay at 718.352.1548, email email@example.com, or stop by the Castle for details.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
BHS Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 19th at 7pm
Installation of new BHS Board of Trustees followed by a performance by the Bayside Glee Club.
Refreshments will be served.
The nominees for BHS Officers are:
President - Paul DiBenedetto; Vice President for Education - Denise Johnson; Vice President for Building - Joseph Monterosso; Treasurer - Carol Marian; Recording Secretary - Henry Euler. The canditates up for renewal for board positions, Class of 2017 are: Maura Curin-Vance; Peg Riconda; Theodore Hinz; Connie Kuntz-Thorsen; Peg Riconda; Anne Smith. The new candidates for board positions are: Grace Kelly, Class of 2016; John Kelly, Class of 2016; Shalei V. Simms, Class of 2016; Paul Graziano, Class of 2017.
Dying for Beauty: American Women's Quest for Acceptance
A lecture by Harriet Davis-Kram.
Women's fashions in the Victorian era often led them to use substances meant to enhance their beauty that had unwanted and deleterious effects. Consumption (tuberculosis) was a frequent plague on people of all classes, and its victims often appeared pale and sickly. This look became fashionable and healthy women might use easily accessible substances such as vinegar, arsenic or belladonna with rather unexpected and unwelcome results. Face whitening also was popular in some groups. Apparently, dark or tanned skin tones were a symbol of low social standing so lighter skin tones were sought after. Even some people sympathetic to new immigrants in the late nineteenth century believed or hoped that children of darker skinned immigrant parents would become lighter and more "American" when born or brought up in the United States. The chemical properties of the whitener made the quest for "beauty" a life threatening proposition. Changing food trends and various experts' opinions on health and nutrition might result in unexpected and dangerous results.
The Speakers in the Humanities event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
BHS 50th Anniversary Gala
Saturday May 3, 2014 at 7pm
Reservations required. 718.352.1548
BHS Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
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