BSI Weekend Recap

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2015 BSI Weekend Recap


Master Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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 upstairs at Annie Moore's, 22 E. 41st Street (map)
Cost: Attendees pay their own checks, including tax and tip, but 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 10, 2019

The Christopher Morley Walk
The 16th annual Christopher Morley Walk led by Jim Cox and Doré Nash. The walk is free, but be prepared to pay for a Metrocard and lunch. Doré tells us that there are mugs of light and/or dark ale served two at a time, along with corned beef on rye or a cheddar cheese platter with raw onions and crackers.
9:15 a.m. The walk commences at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E. 45th Street (map)
1:30 p.m. Lunch at McSorley's (15 E. 7th Street) 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 22nd BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture
This year's Distinguished Speaker is Ken Ludwig, two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright whose work is performed throughout the world in more than 30 countries in over 20 languages. He’s written 26 plays and musicals, with six Broadway productions and seven in London’s West End. His three delightful Sherlockian plays (originally starring)—The Game’s Afoot (Donald Sage Mackay), Postmortem (Patrick Horgan) and Baskerville—are perennial favorites among Sherlockians. 
6:15 p.m.  BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture at the Yale Club (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 Filly on the Turf Charity Ball
The Baker Street Babes present a charity event to benefit the Disabled American Veterans Trust. Auction, Quiz, Costume Competition, Raffle. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the DAV Trust.
8:00 p.m. 3 West Club (3 W. 51st St. - map)
Cost: Ticket price TBA for Buffet dinner, cash bar, raffle, quiz, costume competition, toasts and entertainment.
Open to all Sherlockians and their friends. Sherlockian costume strongly encouraged. For reservations and details, see their website. Please contact with donations for the silent and live auction.

Friday, January 11, 2019
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 Connolly's Pub and Restaurant, 121 W. 45th Street. (map)
Cost: $45.00 for stuffed sole, chicken marsala or pasta primavera; $55.00 for strip steak.
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. Email inquiries to her at

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

The Gaslight Gala
7:00 p.m. The Gaslight Gala is an evening of fun and festivity, including spirited toasts, spirits themselves, Sherlockian Mad Libs, a punny quiz guaranteed to make you groan, songs, raffles, and more.  is sponsored by the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes and will be held at The Smith  – 956 2nd Ave between 50th and 51st St. (map)
Cost: $80.00 for buffet dinner. Cash bar. Send $80 by check, made out to Christopher Zordan, to 242 Rooney Ct. East Brunswick, NJ, 08816 OR  send $80 by Paypal, using “send money to friends and family,” to All registrations must be received by December 31, 2018.
The Gala is also gratefully accepting donations for the raffle—all Sherlockian-related items are welcome and can be sent to Mr. Zordan per above.
Souvenir Packets
Those who wish to have seasonal souvenirs in the dinner packets can send 170 copies (for the BSI) to Nick Martorelli, c/o Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019) and 20 copies (for The Women) to Mary Ann Bradley, 7938 Mill Stream Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46278; your material must arrive by Dec. 15
Gala souvenirs to Chris Zordan, 242 Rooney Court East Brunswick, NJ 08816  in quantity 66, by Jan 2, 2019.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

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

The Beacon Society
9:30 a.m. The Beacon Society's annual meeting and 11th Annual Beacon Award in the York Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th. St. - map
Cost: Free

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 and performance.
10:30 a.m.  In the York Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel, Mezzanine level (45 East 45th. St. - map)
Cost: Free.  For more information, contact Elaine Coppola

The Baker Street Irregulars Annual Cocktail Reception
Open to all Sherlockians and their friends. Cocktail party buffet and open bar of wine, beer, juice and soft drinks. Entertainment.
12:30 p.m. Doors open at The Yale Club in the Grand Ballroom on the 22nd floor (50 Vanderbilt Avenue, map
Cost: $75.00 in advance. $85 after December 10.
For tickets to this event, print and mail this reservation form (PDF).

Sunday, January 13, 2019
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes - informal brunch
11:30 a.m. Brunch at The Long Room, 120 West 44th Street between 6th Ave and Broadway. (Map)
Cost: $30.00, including tax and tip. Informal brunch buffet. Payable on the ASH website via PayPal only. Open to all, but RSVP is required to this email address: