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Past Events

Browse through our archives of past Bayside Historical Society events, from 2024 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.
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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the G-Hwaja Korean Music Band
February 17, 2024
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Cost: Free; this event is co-sponsored by Bayside Historical Society and Korean Community Services

G-Hwaja performs creative music through a collaboration of Western and Korean traditional instruments, melding disparate tones and styles. The group seeks to express the emotions of the times in a dramatic way by utilizing the uniquely expressive characteristics of Korean traditional music — particularly its sense of excitement known as Hueng and the bittersweet sense of grief known as Han — to deliver familiar music with new emotional dimensions. G-Hwaja strives to popularize Korean traditional music by delivering a dynamic and vivid image of Korean to the modern world.

Watch clips on BHS's YouTube channel

Come Tour the BHS Castle
Come Tour the BHS Castle
February 11, 2024
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Cost: Free

Beginning in 2024, Bayside Historical Society staff and volunteers will offer guided tours of The Castle and its exhibitions on the second Sunday of each month from 1pm-3pm. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long; there will be two tours offered, the first beginning at 1pm and the second at 2pm. Register on our website to reserve your spot in advance for the February 11th tour.

Comedy Night at The Castle
Comedy Night at The Castle
February 2, 2024
Time: 7:00pm to 10:30pm

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

Beat the winter blues! Join Bayside Historical Society for a fun night of stand-up comedy by the Wilshire Comedy Group, plus cocktail hour and desserts. Get all the exciting details about the evening's lineup on our website! Reservations are required. No tickets will be sold at the door — advance ticket sales only!

Author Talk with Rebecca Bratspies: Naming Gotham
Author Talk with Rebecca Bratspies: Naming Gotham
January 23, 2024
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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

The Van Wyck, the Major Deegan, the Jackie Robinson, the Hutch, the Merritt, FDR Drive, or the Henry Hudson... you might drive them regularly, without really noticing that those road names are, well, names. But, who were these people? New York City's many roads, bridges, neighborhoods and institutions bear the names of a colorful assortment of people from key periods in the city's history. Learning about the people iconic Gotham landmarks are named for is a unique window into the history of the greatest city in the world. Rebecca Bratspies, author of Naming Gotham: The Villains, Rogues and Heroes Behind New York’s Place Names, takes readers on a place-based, intimate, historical journey on a human scale.

Traditional Music and Dance of Korea
Traditional Music and Dance of Korea
January 21, 2024
Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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

The Korean Traditional Music Dance Center's KTMDC Dance Group will showcase the beauty of their culture through a diverse array of traditional dances, rhythms, and choreographies. Their performances highlight the rich cultural traditions of Korea. 

The Korean Traditional Music and Dance Center is the oldest established Korean performing arts organization in New York City founded in 1987. With a 36-year history, KTMDC's mission is to preserve the originality and pure artistry of Korean culture and heritage, and to disseminate it to the community and wider audience in the U.S.

Watch clips on BHS's YouTube channel

Open Sew at the Castle
Open Sew at the Castle
January 20, 2024
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!

Come Tour the BHS Castle
Come Tour the BHS Castle
January 14, 2024
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Cost: Free

Beginning in 2024, Bayside Historical Society staff and volunteers will offer guided tours of The Castle and its exhibitions on the second Sunday of each month from 1pm-3pm. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long; there will be two tours offered, the first beginning at 1pm and the second at 2pm. Register on our website to reserve your spot in advance for the January 14th tour.

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