BSI Weekend Recap

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2015 BSI Weekend Recap


Master Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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 Annie Moore's (50 East 43rd 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 8, 2015

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 C. Alan Bradley, the New York Times best-selling author of Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. He is also a lifelong Sherlockian who wrote Ms. Holmes of Baker Street: the Truth about Sherlock Holmes, as well as a charming story about an older Holmes and Watson in A Study in Sherlock.
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 Bee Under Your 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: $45.00 for Buffet, Goodie Bags, Live Piano, Quiz and Costume Competition with Prizes, Live Auction.
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 9, 2015
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) is sponsored by the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes and will be held at The Manhattan Club (52nd St. and 7th Ave., next to Rosie O'Grady's - map) - open to all Sherlockians and their friends 
Cost: $85 per person includes a buffet dinner; there will be a cash bar. Suggested dress is formal, but Victorian costume is also appropriate.

To register by mail, send your check, made to Christopher Zordan, to 184 Blew Court, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. To register electronically, PayPal to Please select the “send money to friends or family” option. Also, please include the names of all attendees in your party as well as scion/society affiliations (if any) and an e-mail contact if available.

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 10, 2015

The Merchants Room (Covent Garden West)
A wide variety of Sherlockiana will be offered for sale in the Vanderbilt Suite Grand Ballroom 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. This year's performance will be "The Riddle of the Refurbished Room."
11:15 a.m.  In the Promenade Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel, Mezzanine level (45 East 45th. St. - map)

The Baker Street Irregulars Annual Cocktail Reception
Open to all Sherlockians and their friends.  Hors d'oeuvres and open bar of wine, beer, juice and soft drinks. 
1:15 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: $53 includes tax, tip and includes a choice of one pint of beer, glass of wine or mixed cocktail per person, as well as:
Choice of: Mix of Greens or our Soup of the Day (both served with our homemade traditional Irish brown bread)
Homemade Brisket of Beef, served with mashed potatoes and vegetables
Grilled Scottish Salmon
Chicken Marsala
Vegetarian Pasta
Shepherd's Pie
Vienna Chocolate Mousse
Classic New York Cheesecake
(desserts served with tea or coffee)
For information please see the event posting on Facebook or e-mail to Chrys or Jerry at, or call (818) 675-5399, please leave a message if no one answers.

Sunday, January 11, 2015
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes - informal brunch
11:30 a.m. Brunch at The Churchill Tavern at 45 E. 28th Street (map)
Cost: $25.00, including tax and tip. Choice of Full English Breakfast, Smoked Salmon Platter, French Toast with Seasonal Fruit, or Baby Spinach Salad with Mushroom and Bacon. Payable by cash or check at the door. Open to all, but space is limited and reservations will be important; please contact Lyndsay Faye.