Classic Cars return to Bay Terrace

This summer, Cord Meyer Development will host a series of classic car shows at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, located at 212-45 26th Ave. in Bayside, featuring Jackie DeLuca and the Queens Classic Car Club. Shows will run every other Tuesday, beginning May 24, from 5 – 9 p.m., through August 30, with rain dates reserved for Tuesdays in-between the eight events.

All classic and vintage cars are welcome to participate. Admission is free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled to welcome back this enjoyable, family-friendly event,” Cord Meyer Development Vice President Controller Joe Forgione said in a release. “The Bay Terrace Shopping Center is the heart of the community and has so much to offer, including great casual dining options. It’s the perfect place for a car show and we look forward to presenting other events in the months to come while meeting the needs of our neighbors in Bay Terrace and beyond.”

Each event will also feature a 50/50 raffle, with all proceeds going to St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital, and live musical performances.

To kick off the festivities, on May 24, the Lisa Polizzi Band will perform popular covers, from soul to country to rock.

Founded in 2013, the Queens Classic Car Club is dedicated to promoting the classic car hobby and educating the public on the historical significance of automobiles of the past. For more information visit The Bay Terrace Car Show group on Facebook.

Cord Meyer is a premier developer, owner, and operator of high-quality retail, commercial, and residential properties in Queens and the surrounding metropolitan area, including its historic Bay Terrace property. Developed from a Meyer family farm, the Bay Terrace Shopping Center has grown with and served the community for more than 60 years. To find out more about the Cord Meyer Development Company, visit

Vintage postcards celebrate Thanksgivings past

In 1873, the first American postcard was designed. Today, a significant number of postcards from the late 19th and early 20th century exist in an excellent state.
Deltiology is the collection and study of postcards. Deltiologists find vintage postcards on eBay, at estate sales, and postcard shows. Themes include hometowns, hobbies, and holidays. This week, I’m sharing some highlights from my personal collection.
Most Thanksgiving postcards are colorful lithographs. A majority were created between 1898 and 1918 and are now collectible works of art.
Ellen Hattie Clapsaddle (186 –1934) was one of the most prolific postcard artists of her era. One of her signed postcards features a pilgrim woman baking a pie in her kitchen and reads “Busy hands make a happy heart, May Health and Wealth their share impart.”
John Winsch of Stapleton, New York, was co-manager of Art Lithographic Publishing Company. He copyrighted his artist-signed greeting cards, which were often published in sets. He produced approximately 4,000 designs between 1910 and 1915, and was highly regarded for his Thanksgiving and Halloween postcards.
Other notable postcard producers included Alcan Moss Publishing Company of Manhattan, which produced the National Bird Series, and Whitney in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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