Past Events

Browse through our archives of past BHS events, from 2020 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 Lou Duro — CANCELLED

April 29, 2020

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

DUE TO THE IMPLEMENTED CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL BAN, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Bayside Historical Society welcomes author Lou Duro for a presentation about his book, "Be Bop A Lula." Raised in Bayside in the 1950s, Lou writes about how Bayside and rock n' roll came of age at the same time, and paints a colorful picture of growing up in Queens back in the days of egg creams and cherry cokes, drive-ins and make-out sessions, hot rods and motorcycles. Join us as we reminisce about the Bayside locales of our youth (some of which are still going strong!) and take a nostalgic walk down memory lane.

Spring Garden Clean-Up at the Castle — CANCELLED

April 18, 2020

Cost: FREE

DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS PRECAUTIONS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Bayside Historical Society welcomes volunteers to help beautify our garden! We’ll be clearing out last year's weeds and old plants and prepping the beds for new flowers and plants. Check out the emerging daffodils from last year's planting event! The cost is free; gardening supplies will be provided.

Open Sew at the Castle — CANCELLED

March 21, 2020

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

DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS PRECAUTIONS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

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 — CANCELLED

March 19, 2020

Cost: Free for BHS members and $5 for non-members

This year's Annual Meeting has been cancelled due the COVID-19 virus. Voting will instead take place by email and mail; please consult our full event page for complete details.

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join us for the Election of Bayside Historical Society Board of Trustees and Installation Ceremony, plus Volunteer Recognition. Our meeting will feature Irish music & refreshments to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Film Screening: The Journey

March 01, 2020

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

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate Women's History Month this March! Bayside Historical Society invites you to a screening of the film, The Journey, a documentary that chronicles the experiences of Istrian women’s emigration to America in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Directed by Olivia Rutigliano and produced by Maria Santalesa, President of the Histria Association for Women, the film weaves together the interviews of 22 women to tell the story of this important national migration and the unique home these women made for themselves in New York. Opportunity for discussion will follow the film. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday Jazz Brunch

February 23, 2020

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

Time: 12:00pm to 3:00pm 

Kick back and enjoy the perfect blend of savory food and smooth jazz at our annual Sunday Jazz Brunch, featuring live music performed by The Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet. Plus, try your luck with our 50/50 drawing! Our ballroom is ready for a Mardi Gras celebration!

 

Reservations required. Please RSVP by February 19, 2020 or by contacting us at 718-352-1548 or info@baysidehistorical.org.

Open Sew at the Castle

February 08, 2020

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

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

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!

Author Talk with Stephen R. Barney, Jr.

February 06, 2020

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

Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm

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

 

Stephen R. Barney, Jr. is a retired Director, Information Technology for New York City; computer scientist, musician, and author. An episode of the Oprah Winfrey show about genealogy first inspired his journey to discover more about his family. His efforts resulted in tracing his family in Queens back to the late 1700s. Bayside Historical Society welcomes author Stephen R. Barney, Jr. for a presentation and book signing for The Barneys of Flushing Meadows.

Valentine Crafts at the Castle

February 01, 2020

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

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

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

Oral History Training Workshop

January 22, 2020

Cost: FREE

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Bayside Historical Society will host this special Queens Memory event in the Castle at Fort Totten: Attendees will learn how to conduct a great interview to capture the history of your family or neighborhood as a Queens Memory volunteer interviewer. Queens Memory volunteers are working all over the borough to collect residents' stories and photos for safekeeping in the Queens Public Library digital archives. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, ask good questions, make a high-quality recording and submit your completed interview to the library. 

19th Annual Winter Art Show

January 12, 2020

Cost: $5.00 per person

Our annual Winter Art Show features contemporary Queens artists working in all media. The registration deadline is Saturday, December 21, 2019. Artists may exhibit up to two works. Find out how to submit your artwork at the link below!

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:00pm

On View:  January 12-26, 2020

Hours: Thursday & Friday, 12:00pm-4:00pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 12:00pm-4:00pm, and 12:00pm-3:00pm on Closing Day.
 

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