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, 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.


Open Sew at the Castle

Saturday April 12th, 2014 1pm - 4pm

Do you quilt, dw or just love fabric and textiles? Or would you like to learn? Join other sewing enthusiasts in an afternoon of creating and socializing.

Co-sponsored by Queens Sewing Social

Admission: $8 BHS members; $10 non-member

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



Glass Painting Workshop

with Cristina Cipriani

Sunday, April 27th from noon until 2pm

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

Reservations required: 718.352.1548

Admission: $25 (includes material fee)


BHS 50th Anniversary Gala

Saturday May 3, 2014 at 7pm

Honoring the following individuals

Gary Bram, DDS – BHS Landmark Preservation Award

The Brown Family – BHS Founders Award

Rose Marie Ryan-Harrison – BHS Community Contributors Award

Sister Kathleen Masterson, RSM - BHS Community Contributors Award

Janet McEneaney – BHS Community Activism Award

Frank Padavan – BHS Benefactor

Reservations required by April 18, 2014. 718.352.1548

BHS Members: $75; Non-Members: $85

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BHS Gala Invitation

BHS Gala Reply Card



Children's Archeology Workshop

Saturday, May 17 noon to 2pm

Become a Dirt Detective in our new "Digging Up the Past" archeology room; a hand-ons, interactive space for the curious.

reservations required: 718.352.1548

Suggested ages: 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Younger children may be accompanied by an adult.

Admission: $8. (Caregivers free when accompanied by a child).


Forgotten Queens

Book Signing and Presentation

Kevin Walsh and the Greater Astoria Historical Society

Friday, May 30th at 7pm

Enjoy some wine and cheese as author and historian Kevin Walsh explores through photographs a Queens that barely exists today.

Admission: $5 BHS members; $8 non-members