#Newsflash | The Golden Oldies Come Alive at Two-Day Cousin Brucie Tribute
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Legendary disk jockey Cousin Brucie had music shows on WABC and WCBS from the 1960s to the 1980s. The National Radio Hall of Fame member enjoyed tremendous success, thanks to his infectious personality and Goldies Oldies such as “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Please Mr. Postman,” and “Up on the Roof.”
Take a stroll down Memory Lane with great music, dancing, and retro fashion during Cousin Brucie Weekend at the Bayside Historical Society on April 22 and April 23.
The Saturday event, It’s a Family Affair, starts at 3 pm. Attendees are strongly encouraged to slip into some bell bottoms, put on disco shoes, and wear love beads during this party. Prizes will go to the family with the best costume in each of three decades: 1960s; 1970s; and 1980s.
Admission is $20 for one person or $60 for a family of as many an five people.
The Sunday extravaganza, Get Into the Groove, also begins at 3 pm. It features the Broadway Blockbusters, a live orchestra that specializes in getting the joint jumping, and a special wine-and-cheese reception.
Prices run from $10 to $35.
Both events are scheduled for the Castle, a Gothic Revival mansion at 208 Totten Ave. in Fort Totten that serves as BHS headquarters. Called “The Officers’ Mess Hall and Club” when it was built for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1887, the Castle became a New York City Landmark in 1974 and it made the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. (Fort Totten was an active military base from 1857 until 1995.)
Born in 1935, Cousin Brucie grew up as Bruce Meyerowitz in Sheepshead Bay. While a student at New York University, he initiated the Manhattan school’s first-ever radio station. Then, after a post-grad stint in Bermuda, he began his United States career at WINS in 1959. This led to various shows on various stations and work in film and television. Now semi-retired, he currently runs Cousin Brucie’s Saturday Night Rock & Roll Party on WABC.