Bayside Historical Society celebrates season

The Bayside Historical Society is reaching all the way back to the Renaissance to celebrate the holiday season this year.
The Society’s annual celebration, to be held at the landmark Officer’s Club in Fort Totten in Bayside on Sunday, December 9, will commence with a reception at 6 p.m., during which the Merriweather Consort Renaissance Musicians will perform.
The instrumental ensemble from the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University recreates the music of the Renaissance and Medieval period on reproductions of instruments of the period. They complete the sensory image by wearing period costume.
“We’re very excited to have these fine performers grace our facility,” said Jennifer Dullahan, a spokesperson for the Society. “The period instruments sound all the more beautiful in the intimate, paneled rooms of the historic Officers’ Club,” she said.
Following the reception, there will be a piano concert by classical soloist Jordi Querol of Barcelona, Spain, who has performed at these annual holiday celebrations for more than a decade. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to join in an old-fashioned holiday sing-along with local musician Andrew Cardona.
The event, which is made possible through funding by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and state Senator Frank Padavan, features a buffet dinner, beverages and dessert. Guests can enter a silent auction and browse the gift shop.
Tickets are on sale now through December 5, for $60 per person ($55 for members of the Society.) Credit cards are accepted.
To reserve tickets or for more information, call 718-352-1548 or visit www.baysidehistorical.org.

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