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Past Events

Browse through our archives of past Bayside Historical Society events, from 2023 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.
Author Talk with Sergey Kadinsky
Author Talk with Sergey Kadinsky
February 1, 2023
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Cost: $10.00 BHS members; $20.00 non-members

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

 

BHS welcomes local author and historian Sergey Kadinsky to the Castle for a presentation about his book, Hidden Waters of New York City. This book offers a historical survey of 101 hidden lakes, creeks, inlets, ponds, and reservoirs within the borders of New York City, including Fort Totten Pond, Crocheron Pond, Oakland Lake, and Alley Pond. These minor waterways serve a vital role in promoting sustainability and hold potential for revival that could offer cultural, economic and environmental benefits for the city. Learn how these hidden waterways impacted our past, what are their present conditions, and what are the plans for their future.

Open Sew at the Castle
Open Sew at the Castle — CANCELLED
January 28, 2023
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!

Open Archives Night: The American Legion and Historical Map Collections
Open Archives Night: The American Legion and Historical Map Collections
January 26, 2023
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Cost: $10 BHS members; $20 non-members

At BHS's upcoming Open Archives Night, highlights from two popular archival collections will be on display for up-close viewing. Our American Legion exhibit is a collection of historical memorabilia from the American Legion Post 510 of Bayside that  includes rare documents, photos, and artifacts. Our historical map collection is a fun and fascinating trip down memory lane with maps of northeast Queens detailing street names, local shops, celebrity residences, and landmarks. See if you can find the name of the streets where you lived or grew up and compare "then and now" photos of your neighborhood.

The Music of Israel
The Music of Israel
January 22, 2023
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Cost: $20 BHS members; $25 non-members

Part of Bayside Historical Society's Passport Concert Series

BHS is excited to announce the first event in our 2023 Passport Concert Series lineup! The David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble is one of the most unusual groups of its kind, and have performed worldwide to critical acclaim. Eclectic by repertoire and design, the group is composed of David Glukh (piccolo trumpet), Ronn Yedidia (accordion/piano), David Keen (violin), Yuval Edoot (percussion), and Eddy Khaimovich (bass). The ensemble performs traditional klezmer music along with special "fusions" between klezmer and other musical traditions of the world.

Watch clips on BHS's YouTube channel

Create Your Own Tiered Serving Tray
Create Your Own Tiered Serving Tray — CANCELED
January 21, 2023
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Cost: $45 BHS members; $50 non-members

Due to unexpected building repairs, this event unfortunately has been cancelled.

By popular demand, expert crafters Denise Rizzuto and Lisa Wilson return to the BHS Castle for another home decor crafting workshop! Denise and Lisa will be providing hands-on instructions for assembling and painting the charming tiered serving tray pictured above. This photo shows what this versatile tray would look like if it were decorated for Christmas. All supplies and materials are included in the cost of the workshop and participants will take home their handiwork at the end of the class.

Author Talk with Carl Ballenas
Author Talk with Carl Ballenas
January 17, 2023
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Cost: $10.00 for BHS members; $20.00 for non-members

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

Bayside Historical Society welcomes local author Carl Ballenas for a presentation about his book, Jacob's Gift, a Christmas tale based on historical events that uses actual people and places from the town of Richmond Hill, NY. Join us at the Castle in Fort Totten as Carl takes us through the fascinating and heart-warming history behind his book and the origins of Christmas caroling in Queens. Signed copies of Jacob's Gift will be available for purchase. 

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