BSI Weekend Recap

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2015 BSI Weekend Recap


Master Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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 (125 Washington Place #2-E, New York, NY 10014) or Evy Herzog (301 Warren Ave., Apt. 203, Baltimore, MD 21230) know if you're coming to the event.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Christopher Morley Walk
Jim Cox and Dore Nash lead the Christopher Morley Walk.

9:30 a.m. The walk commences at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E. 45th Street (map)
1:30 p.m. Lunch at McSorley's 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 Dr. James O'Brien , emeritus professor at Missouri State University and author of Edgar Award winning The Scientific Sherlock Holmes (2013).
6:15 p.m.  BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture on the 2nd floor of the Midtown Executive Club at 40 West 45th Street (map)
Cost: $11.00 per ticket; advance purchase only (no sales at the door).
For tickets to this event, print and mail this reservation form (PDF).

The Daintiest Thing Under a Bonnet Charity Ball 
The Baker Street Babes present a dinner to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
8:00 p.m.  The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South (map)
Cost: $35.00 for a appetizers, hors d'ouerves, cash bar, and entertainment. Tickets go on sale on November 22 (click to purchase).
Open to all Sherlockians and their friends. Formal attire / Sherlockian costume strongly encouraged. For reservations and details, see their website or contact Lyndsay Faye.

Friday, January 17, 2014
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: $47.00 for salmon Wellington or chicken Marsala; $52.00 for prime rib
Contact Susan Rice or click here for an announcement and reservation form; 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 Dove Parlour (228 Thomspon Street, New York, NY 10012 - map) - open to all Sherlockians and their friends 
Cost: $105 includes open bar; those under 21 will have a reduced price of $75. Suggested dress is formal, but Victorian costume is also appropriate.

To register by mail, send your check to Angela Williams-Dunford at 414 E. 136th St, Bronx, NY, 10454. To register electronically, PayPal to Please include the names of all attendees in your party as well as scion/society affiliations (if any). 

Please send program items and raffle contributions to Becky at If you would like to include an item in the attendee packets, please contact Carol Fish at

The Gaslight Gala is open to all Sherlockians, regardless of age, scion/society affiliation, academic standing, type of superpower, radio frequency, or Michelin star rating. We pride ourselves on being a fun and inclusive event that mingles our love of the Sherlockian canon with a good dose of humor and friendship. It is a privilege to carry on the tradition of the Gaslight Gala, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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), 100 copies (for the Gala) to Carol Fish (Box 4, Circleville, NY 10919), 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 18, 2014

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 see the BSI Merchandise page for details and for information about dealers' tables.

The Beacon Society
10:00 a.m. The Beacon Society's annual meeting and 10th Annual Beacon Award in the Park Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th. St. - map
Cost: Free
Contact Susan Diamond for information about the meeting or the Beacon Society.

Junior Bloodstain - The Clients of Adrian Mulliner
Join the society of fans who are dedicated to the enjoyment of the writings of Dr. John H. Watson and P.G. Wodehouse as they gather for the annual Junior Bloodstain. Featuring the premiere performance of "The Riddle of the Hunted Hound," with hand puppets. More information available here
11:30 a.m. Following the Beacon Society meeting in the Park Suite
of the Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th. St. - map)

The Baker Street Irregulars Annual Reception
Open to all Sherlockians and their friends.  Hors d'oeuvres and open bar.  Includes an auction of rare Sherlockiana for the Dr. John H. Watson Fund. 
1:30 p.m. Doors open at The Yale Club 2nd floor Lounge (50 Vanderbilt Avenue, map
Cost: $69.00 in advance; $79.00 after Nov. 29 or at the door
For tickets to this event, print and mail this reservation form (PDF).

Lost in New York with a Bunch of Sherlockians
Stranded in Manhattan on Saturday night with nothing to do, trying to stretch the BSI weekend to its fullest? Then join us in an evening of fun and frivolity in the name of the Master. We are planning to have more fun then a human ought to have including a quiz, toasts to every canonical thing under the elm and some that aren't and prizes, prizes, prizes!
6:00 p.m. O'Lunney's Times Square Pub, 145 W. 45th St. - private room on the second floor. (map)

Cost: $47 including tax and tip. Bill ‘o fare includes choice of one pint of beer, glass of wine or mixed cocktail per person.
~Salads~ Choice of: Mix of Greens or our Soup of the Day (both served with our homemade traditional Irish brown bread)
~Entrees~ Homemade Brisket of Beef, served with mashed potatoes and vegetables; Grilled Scottish Salmon; Chicken Marsala; Vegetarian Pasta; Shepherd's Pie
~Desserts~ Vienna Chocolate Mousse; Classic New York Cheesecake
(desserts served with tea or coffee)
A cash and carry bar will be available.
For questions please phone: (818) 675-5399 or (818) 675-5581 or e-mail the Kegley’s at If you’re planning on attending you may pay via PayPal to or please send your check or money order (U.S. funds only!) for $47.00 payable to Jerry Kegley to arrive no later than Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sunday, January 19, 2014
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes - informal brunch
11:30 a.m. Brunch at Harley's Smoke Shack and BBQ at 356 West 44th Street (map)
Cost: $20.00, including tax and tip. Payable by cash or check at the door. Open to all, but space is limited and reservations will be important; please contact Lyndsay Faye.