Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are suspending our public opening hours until further notice. In the meantime, enjoy browsing through our virtual presentations! BHS is accepting bookings for private events and film shoots. Please contact us at 718-352-1548 or siterental@baysidehistorical.org for more details. You can also reach us by phone if you wish to contact us for any other business reason.


Changing and permanent exhibits stimulate interest in the history and culture of northeast Queens. Many materials used are culled from the archival collection, and encourage conversation and inquiry.



Performances, lectures, activities, social gatherings, family programs, and local events engage visitors at the Castle, and cultivate appreciation for our area’s historic and cultural resources.



On field trips to the Castle, students are encouraged to think like historians as they interact with artifacts and documents from our collection and participate in fun, grade-appropriate activities.



BHS offers researchers of all ages public access to its extensive repository of archival materials that document the history and heritage of the communities of Bayside and Northeast Queens.

Community Activities


From meet-and-greet nights for local politicians to neighborhood walking tours, weekly yoga classes, and volunteer opportunities to clean up and beautify our natural resources, BHS helps bring our community together in friendship and stewardship. 

Weddings at BHS
Private Parties


The Castle is available for private rental. With a variety of beautiful spaces and rooms available for your exclusive use, the Castle is the ideal location for weddings, sweet sixteens, family celebrations, birthday and anniversary parties, reunions, and other special events.

Annual Jazz Brunch

Bayside Historical Society
208 Totten Avenue

Fort Totten
Bayside, NY 11359



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Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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