The Bayside Historical Society is hosting their annual outdoor concert this weekend on the sledding hill at Crocheron Park.
The Desert Highway Band, a sextet whose music is largely a tribute to the classic rock group the Eagles, will be the event’s featured entertainment. The band regularly plays outdoor events and festivals attended by up to 6,000 people, and is set to travel this summer to perform in venues in West Virginia, Ohio and upstate New York.
A testimonial on the Desert Highway Band’s official website said they have “a fabulous sound and true tribute to the Eagles, with superb on stage presence and energy.”
Carl Bova, bass player and singer in the Desert Highway Band, said that he anticipates a lively event with the Bayside Historical Society and that summer events allow the band to truly connect with their audience.
“You enjoy watching the people enjoy the music,” Bova said. “You feed off the people, let the people feed of you. The energy constantly builds, especially if it’s a beautiful night.”
The concert is free and will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. Attendees and their families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to the event, which is co-sponsored by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
The Bayside Historical Society was founded in 1964 to collect and preserve information concerning the history of Bayside and its neighboring communities. Since 1984, the historical preservation group has been located at the Castle in Fort Totten, a NYC designated landmark which dates back to 1887 and was originally used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.