BSI Weekend Recap

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2015 BSI Weekend Recap


Master Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

ASH Wednesday
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes formally kick off the weekend with a dinner, for those who are already in the city.
6:30 p.m. Dinner at O'Casey's (22 East 41st St. - map)
Cost: Attendees pay their own checks, it's a good idea to let Susan Rice or Evy Herzog know if you're coming to the event.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Christopher Morley Walk
Jim Cox and Dore Nash lead the Christopher Morley Walk.
9:30 a.m. The walk commences at the Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th St. - map)
1:30 p.m. Lunch at McSorley's (15 East 7th St. - map) following the Walk
Cost: The walk is free; lunch is pay-your-own
Please let Jim Cox know if you're planning to attend.

The BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture
This year's Distinguished Speaker is Michael Sims, editor of the anthology The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime: Con Artists, Burglars, Rogues, and Scoundrels from the Time of Sherlock Holmes and the upcoming The Dead Witness: A Connoissueur's Collection of Victorian Detective Stories. The lecture will cost $11.00; seating is limited, and you should reserve early.

6:15 p.m. BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture at the Midtown Executive Club - note the new location (40 West 45th St. - map)

Cost: $11.00 per ticket
RSVP form is available in the Resources section in the right column.

Friday, January 7, 2011
Open House - Mysterious Bookshop
11:00 a.m. Otto Penzler opens the Mysterious Bookshop (58 Warrren St. - map) to Sherlockians; open until 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

The William Gillette Memorial Luncheon
12:00 noon Lunch and entertainment at Moran's Chelsea Seafood Restaurant (map)
Cost: $45.00 for salmon Wellington or chicken tarragon; $50.00 for roast beef
Contact Susan Rice or click here for an announcement; send checks to her at 125 Washington Place #2-E,New York, NY 10014.

The Baker Street Irregulars Dinner
6:00 p.m. The BSI dinner at the Yale Club (50 Vanderbilt Ave. - map) - invitation only

The Gaslight Gala
6:30 p.m. The Gaslight Gala (dinner and entertainment) at the Manhattan Club (201 West 57th St. - map) - open to all Sherlockians and their friends
Cost: $75.00 (checks payable to Will Walsh) should be sent to Carol Fish, Box 4, Circleville, NY 10919
Please include your e-mail address and primary Sherlockian society affiliation).

Those who wish to have seasonal souvenirs in the dinner packets can send 170 copies (for the BSI) to Al Gregory (118 South Prospect Street, Verona, NJ 07044), 110 copies (for the Gala) to Francine Kitts (35 Van Cortlandt Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301), and 20 copies (for The Women) to Mary Ann Bradley, 7938 Mill Stream Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46278); your material should arrive by Dec. 15.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Merchants Room (Covent Garden West)
A wide variety of Sherlockiana will be offered for sale in the Vanderbilt Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th. St. - map)
9:00 a.m. Doors open; runs until 12:00 pm
Please contact Ralph Hall (2906 Wallingford Court, Louisville, KY 40218) (502-491-3148) for information information about dealers' tables.

The Beacon Society
10:00 a.m. The Beacon Society's annual meeting and Eighth Annual Beacon Award in the Park Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th. St. - map)
Cost: Free

The Baker Street Irregulars Annual Reception
Open to all Sherlockians and friends. Hors d'oeuvres and open bar.
1:00 p.m. Doors open at the New York Bar Association (42 West 44th St. - map)
Cost: $79.00 in advance; $89.00 at the door
RSVP form is available in the Resources section at left.

The Very Irregular Lost In New York With A Bunch of Sherlockians

Open to all Sherlockians and friends. Hors d'oeuvres and open bar.

6:00 p.m. Kennedy's Irish Restaurant & Pub (327 W. 57th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues - map)
Cost: $44.50 per person Dinner, 1st alcoholic drink, tax & tip included. For information call 818-675-5581 or e-mail. To RSVP please send check payable to CCOBS to arrive no later than 12/28/2010 to Chrys Kegley, 18014 Sherman Way #275, Reseda, CA 91335.  

Sunday, January 9, 2011
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes - informal brunch
11:15 a.m. Brunch at the Oldcastle Pub (160 West 54th St. - map)
Cost: $20.00, including tax & tip

Open to all, but space is limited and reservations will be important; please contact Lyndsday Faye.