Open Sew at the Castle


Saturday, September 13 from 1pm-4pm

Admission: BHS Member: $8; non members: $10


Do you quilt, sew, or just love fabric and textiles? Join other sewing enthusiasts in an afternoon of creating and socializing.

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 Members Only Cocktail Reception

Bayside Day! Launch Party

Guest Speaker: Cindy Lobel, food historian and author of Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in 19th Century New York

1914 inspired appetizers and drinks will be served

Reservations required: 718.352.1548

BHS Members: $10; bring a guest: $25 per person


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


Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bayside Day!

Bayside Day Commemoration and Festival!

Vintage Automobile Parade! Entertainment! Beer and Wine Garden! Food Tent! Vintage Games and Challenges! Bring Your Own Bike (BYPB) to decorate and enter the velocipede parade! Rain or Shine.

Saturday, September 27, 2014. 1pm-5pm

Parking available within Fort Totten on designated streets.

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


OCTOBER 5-11, 2014

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc .(A.R.T.), along with hundreds of organizations in the archives community across New York State, will celebrate the 26th Anniversary of New York Archives Week, October 5-11, 2014, with special commemorative activities throughout the New York City Metropolitan area. New York Archives Week is an annual celebration aimed at informing the general public of the diverse array of archival materials available in the Metropolitan New York City region. BHS will be participating by having extended evening hours on Thursday, October 9th from 7pm until 9pm.


Twelfth annual openhousenewyork weekend

openhousenewyork weekend is a five-borough-wide event that celebrates architecture and design. This year, openhousenewyork takes place throughout New York City on October 11th and 12th.



The Castle will be open for tours on both days beginning at 1pm and 3pm.

Admission: Free

A Day at the Races

Second Annual Bayside Trifecta

Belmon Park Race Track at the Turf and Field Club.

Co-Sponsored with the Bayside Business Association

Thursday, October 16th 12pm-5pm

reservations and additional information

Pop-Up Birthday Card Workshop

Join BHS instructor, Janet Epstein who will teach you how to create unique hand-crafted pop-up birthday cards using cut-out paper and folds. This workshop is suitable for all ages, with or without experience. All materials will be provided.


Admission: BHS Member: $15; non-member: $10

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

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