Bayside Historical Society is proud to be participating in the Open House New York weekend, a five-borough-wide event that celebrates architecture and design.
Since 1984, BHS has been located at the Castle in Fort Totten Park. Built in 1887, the building was originally used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as their Officers’ Mess Hall and Club. The Castle is one of the finest surviving examples in New York City of Gothic Revival castellated architecture, and is a NYC designated landmark that is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
BHS will be participating on Sunday, October 20, from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Our staff will be on hand to give tours and talk about our beautiful building and its history. This event is free to all!
Bayside Historical Society
208 Totten Avenue, Fort Totten
Bayside, NY 11359
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An iconic singer-songwriter gets a brand-new sound in CAROLE’S KINGS, the world’s first all-male Carole King tribute. With lush orchestrations, witty banter, and a cast of three incredibly talented New York stage veterans, CAROLE’S KINGS is a dynamic act jam-packed with chart-topping sensations such as The Locomotion, I Feel the Earth Move, You’ve Got A Friend, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow and many more. The show also includes songs by King’s collaborators, including You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling and other hits by epic songwriting duo Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. Amazing vocals and hilarious comedy, make CAROLE’S KINGS a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family! $48, $42
Presented at St. John’s University, Marillac Hall, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439
For Tickets and Info: www.visitqpac.org or call 718-631-6311.
Join Book Culture LIC on Monday, October 21st at 6:30pm as we welcome Ross Kenneth Urken for the launch of his memoir, Another Mother. This event is sponsored by Ten to One Rum.
After his cherished childhood nanny dies, a Jewish young man entering adulthood realizes there’s so much he has yet to learn about the woman who lent him her accent and with whom he shared an unlikely kindred spirit. Part memoir, part reportage, Another Mother is a story about family, an unlikely duo, and a woman whose strength held it all together. From New Jersey to Jamaica, Ross Kenneth Urken chronicles the life of Dezna Sanderson, the Jamaican nanny who had an outsize positive effect on his dysfunctional Jewish American family and his life trajectory.
An anchor in a volatile home – plagued by addiction and mental illness – Dezna became Urken’s closest confidante and inspired in him a love of words and narrative. But she vanished before he could ask all the essential questions he wanted about her life – adult to adult. There was a tacit privacy agreement she maintained during his childhood, a sacrosanct code of silence. Her role was to maintain order in this American household while obscuring the chaos of her own past. Yet because she transcended the call of duty in her love and maternal care, the author finds that gag-order null and void. As redemption for his missed opportunity, he goes on a quest to find her through an authentic connection to her Jamaican homeland and her family members. He digs deeper into her family – the three loves, the eight children – and the hardships she faced in her native country – the poverty, the family pineapple business ravaged economically by a calculated CIA plot. After becoming a widow, she escaped to the country that undid hers in search of a better future – forced with the difficult decision of leaving her own kids behind to provide for them. In his quest for the truth of Dezna’s past, Urken also encounters unexpected secrets and a spiritual Promised Land.
Ross Kenneth Urken is an American journalist who has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, VICE, Tablet, National Geographic, Newsweek, New York, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, The New Republic, Scientific American, the BBC, The Guardian, and Travel + Leisure. A graduate of Princeton University, he lives in Manhattan with his wife.
The Commonpoint Queens Adult Workforce Department presents a workshop on How to Survive the Difficult Interview. This workshop will be presented by Joshua E. Bienstock Esq., Labor Law Attorney and Assistant Professor of Law, NYIT.
Learn more about what employers look for during interviews, how employers decide if you’re qualified, hiring process and selection criteria, and typical interview questions.
For more information or to register, please call 718-268-5011 ext. 167 or email email@example.com.