Past Events

Browse through our archives of past BHS events, from 2022 back to 2014.

Programs are 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
Open Sew at the Castle
August 6, 2022
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Cost: $8 BHS members; $10 non-members

Do you quilt, sew or just love textiles? Join other sewing enthusiasts in an afternoon of creating and socializing. Bring something you are currently working on and enjoy the camaraderie of community sewing! While this is not a sewing class, beginner seamstresses and quilters are most welcome and will find inspiration and guidance. There are a limited number of sewing machines available, but please try to bring your own if you have one. Also, do not feel obligated to sew on a machine — hand work (cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, etc.) is always welcome!

A Royal Night of Entertainment for Kings & Queens
A Royal Night of Entertainment for Kings & Queens
July 30, 2022
Time: 8:00pm to 11:00pm

 

Cost: $40 per person, General Admission | $50 per person, Pre-Show Wine and Cheese Reception

Bayside Historical Society and Broadway Blockbusters Productions present the greatest moments of song and dance from Las Vegas to Broadway! Join us at the Castle for a special evening featuring highlights from Les Misérables, Guys and Dolls, Company, and more. The show will also feature favorites from the Great American Songbook and an appearance by Magician Apollo Riego.

 

Watch our highlight reel on BHS's YouTube channel!

Gardening Day at the Castle
Gardening Day at the Castle
July 9, 2022
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

 

Cost: FREE

Join BHS at the Castle for a session of summer garden maintenance to encourage a healthy garden that will thrive and flourish throughout the year. All levels of gardening expertise are welcome, and tools and supplies will be provided.

Open Sew at the Castle
Open Sew at the Castle
June 25, 2022
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Cost: $8 BHS members; $10 non-members

Do you quilt, sew or just love textiles? Join other sewing enthusiasts in an afternoon of creating and socializing. Bring something you are currently working on and enjoy the camaraderie of community sewing! While this is not a sewing class, beginner seamstresses and quilters are most welcome and will find inspiration and guidance. There are a limited number of sewing machines available, but please try to bring your own if you have one. Also, do not feel obligated to sew on a machine — hand work (cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, etc.) is always welcome!

Gardening Day at the Castle
Gardening Day at the Castle
June 11, 2022
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

 

Cost: FREE

Thanks to our hard-working Earth Day volunteers, the Castle gardens are beginning to bloom! Come join us for another rewarding morning of gardening — all levels of expertise are welcome! Tools and supplies will be provided.

Open Sew at the Castle
Open Sew at the Castle
May 28, 2022
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Cost: $8 BHS members; $10 non-members

Do you quilt, sew or just love textiles? Join other sewing enthusiasts in an afternoon of creating and socializing. Bring something you are currently working on and enjoy the camaraderie of community sewing! While this is not a sewing class, beginner seamstresses and quilters are most welcome and will find inspiration and guidance. There are a limited number of sewing machines available, but please try to bring your own if you have one. Also, do not feel obligated to sew on a machine — hand work (cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, etc.) is always welcome!

Dermody Triangle Memorial Ceremony
Dermody Triangle Memorial Ceremony
May 23, 2022
Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

 

Please join Bayside Historical Society and honored guests at Dermody Triangle, the site of one of NYC’s oldest war memorials, as we lay a wreath to honor the memory of Baysider Captain William C. Dermody and all those who bravely fought in the Civil War. 

 

Representatives from Company K, 67th New York Infantry, will attend the ceremony in period-correct Civil War uniforms and include an honor guard carrying a reproduction of their Regimental Flag and drummer during a "present arms" salute. The 67th New York will share about the mission and activities of their living history organization, including their well-regarded educational programs in schools. This is a free event.

 

Meetup Location: Captain Dermody Triangle, at the corner of 216th Street & 48th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364

Open Archives Night: The Evolution of Bayside
Open Archives Night: The Evolution of Bayside
May 17, 2022
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm

 

Cost: Free for BHS members; $5.00 for non-members

Explore the origins and growth of the Bayside community over the last 300 years. Bayside Historical Society will share artifacts, maps, photos, documents and ephemera from our extensive archival collection that traces the development of Bayside and the neighboring communities of Northeast Queens. Join us for this interesting and engaging evening! We encourage you to bring along your own old photos and share memories of life in Bayside during any time period.

Earth Day Spring Garden Clean-Up
Earth Day Spring Garden Clean-Up
April 22, 2022
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

 

Cost: FREE

Bayside Historical Society welcomes volunteers to celebrate Earth Day by beautifying the Castle’s gardens! We’ll be clearing out last year’s weeds and old plants and prepping the beds for new flowers and plants. This event is free; gardening supplies will be provided.

Online Concert: Nome Sane?
Online Concert: Nome Sane?
April 12-19, 2022
Time: 1:00pm

Cost: FREE

 

Part of Bayside Historical Society's Live From The Castle Concert Series

 

The latest addition to our live music series features the innovative sounds of Nome Sane? This New York-based rock trio is the guitar driven, psychedelic, instrumental funk brainchild of Teddy Kumpel.

Watch it on BHS's YouTube channel!

Open Sew at the Castle
Open Sew at the Castle
April 9, 2022
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Cost: $8 BHS members; $10 non-members

Do you quilt, sew or just love textiles? Join other sewing enthusiasts in an afternoon of creating and socializing. Bring something you are currently working on and enjoy the camaraderie of community sewing! While this is not a sewing class, beginner seamstresses and quilters are most welcome and will find inspiration and guidance. There are a limited number of sewing machines available, but please try to bring your own if you have one. Also, do not feel obligated to sew on a machine — hand work (cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, etc.) is always welcome!

BHS Annual Membership Meeting
BHS Annual Membership Meeting
March 30, 2022
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Cost: $10 for BHS members and $15 for non-members

 

Join us as we celebrate Irish Cultural heritage during our Annual Membership Meeting. Be entertained with Irish music and song and a performance of Irish dance. Then, enjoy a taste of Ireland’s delectable corned beef sliders, homemade Irish soda bread, and Irish coffee. Our general meeting will showcase the Installation Ceremony of Bayside Historical Society Officers and Trustees, as well as Volunteer Recognition.

Author Talk with Vincent J. Tomeo
Author Talk with Vincent J. Tomeo
March 10, 2022
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Cost: $5.00 for BHS members; $10.00 for non-members

 

Part of Bayside Historical Society's Author Talk at the Castle Series

 

Meet local author, poet, photographer, and artist Vincent J. Tomeo who will present his book My Cemetery Friends: A Garden of Encounters at Mount Saint Mary in Queens, New York. Through prose and poetry, Tomeo honors and pays homage to our neighbors interred at this cemetery and shares encounters with others who stroll through the cemetery grounds. His presentation will include a Q&A session. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Online Concert: Jay Miners
Online Concert: Jay Miners
February 14, 2022
Time: 12:00pm

Cost: FREE

 

Part of Bayside Historical Society's Live From The Castle Concert Series

 

Kick back and relax this Valentine's Day with the ethereal and emotive melodies of indie singer-songwriter Jay Miners, who performed her music live at the BHS Castle.

Watch it on BHS's YouTube channel!

Sunday Jazz Brunch
Sunday Jazz Brunch
February 6, 2022
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Cost: $30 BHS members; $35 non-members

 

Jazz returns to the Castle to heat up a cold winter’s day! Join BHS for our annual live jazz event featuring the fabulous Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet. Bring your family and friends to embrace life, love, and friendship and celebrate the soft opening of the Castle after these trying times.

 

Refreshments will be presented in personal, wrapped portions with coffee, tea, wine and soda available. Seating will be arranged to provide adequate spacing between guests. Proof of vaccination and masks are required. Please join us for a reduced fee of $30.00 per person for BHS members and $35.00 for non-members. Reservations required.

Valentine Crafts at the Castle
Valentine Crafts at the Castle
February 5, 2022
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

 

Cost: $5 per child/$15 maximum per family

Families are invited to join us at the Castle for a fun afternoon of Valentine crafts and activities. Crafts are suitable for children ages 4 to 12.

 

At present, New York Covid mandates for indoor activities specify that  masks are required for all persons, regardless of age, and proof of  vaccination is required for ages 5 and older.  BHS will observe these  mandates, or any alternate mandates that might be  in effect, on the day of the event.

21st Annual Winter Art Show
21st Annual Winter Art Show
February 1-28, 2022
Time: 9:00am to 9:00pm

 

Cost: FREE

Bayside Historical Society’s annual Winter Art Show features contemporary Queens artists working in all media. For the safety of our artists and visitors, the 2022 show will be a combined virtual and live event. Artists will submit photos of their work to be exhibited in virtual "galleries" on the BHS website. Selections from the BHS Annual Winter Art Show will be on display at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center. The show will run for the entire month of February 2022.

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