Upcoming Events

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. 
 
Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
  • 20th Annual Totten Trot 5K Foot Race & Kids' Fun Run
    Sun, Oct 31
    Bayside Historical Society
    Waterfront course through historic Fort Totten and along Little Bay Park to the Throgs Neck Bridge. "Kids' Fun Run:" Short distance sprint for tiny tots & kids up to 12 years. Check in at 7:30am; start at 9:00am. Get more details!
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  • BHS Vintage Car Show 2021
    Sun, Nov 07
    Bayside Historical Society
    Ride back in time with our classic car show! A variety of vintage and antique automobiles will be showcased on the lawn of the BHS Castle.
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Due to COVID-19 guidelines, we are suspending our public opening hours until further notice. In the meantime, enjoy browsing through the following virtual presentations!
 
Remembering Celebrations Past

Remembering Celebrations Past

 

Although this year's fireworks event at Fort Totten cannot proceed as scheduled, we at Bayside Historical Society are cheering ourselves up with the memory of past celebrations that we have shared with all of you. Here is a little taste of the fun while we dream about next year!

Educational Videos for Students K and Up

Educational Videos for Students K and Up

 

We invite you to take a peek at what the Bayside Historical Society education program has to offer in this series of free videos for grades K-5, made by our wonderful BHS instructors.

The Highley Varlet Podcast

The “Total Clarity” Podcast Episode 40

 

In this latest episode of the Highley Varlet Podcast, Bayside Historical Society President Paul DiBenedetto talks about the history and mission of BHS, about landmarking and preservation, and about how BHS has been moving forward through these challenging times.

Virtual 360 Tour of the Castle

Virtual 360 Tour of the Castle

 

If you can't come to the Castle, we'll bring the Castle to you! We invite you to take a virtual tour of Bayside Historical Society and experience our landmarked Gothic Revival-style building in 360 degrees! You can view our virtual tour from your desktop computer or mobile device.

From the Archives: Bell Family Collection

From the Archives: Bell Family Collection

 

We continue our “From the Archives” series with a brand-new online exhibit on the Bell Family of Bayside. The Bells settled in Bayside in the early 1800s and established themselves as a family dedicated to the town’s improvement and quality of life for its residents. Browse the different themed mini galleries about the Bell Family in BHS's digital collections.

Bayside Yacht Club Exhibit

Video Tour: Bayside Yacht Club Exhibit

 

Bayside Live TV presents a video series of Bayside Historical Society's "From the Archives: Bayside Yacht Club" exhibit, which showcases documents, artifacts, photographs, and other archival materials from the Bayside Yacht Club collection.

Free Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Online Jigsaw Puzzle from Jigsaw Explorer

 

Have fun creating a free online jigsaw puzzle of the BHS Castle! Click the button to enter the Jigsaw Explorer interface. Our puzzle contains 63 pieces, but you can create more or fewer pieces by clicking the dotted square box in the center of your screen. [Jigsaw Explorer, copyright © 2020 Carolina Road Software.]

Vintage Cookbook Recipes

Holiday Baking Blast from the Past

 

Bayside Historical Society presents a special feature for the holidays: A selection of vintage baking recipes from the 1920 Bayside Woman’s Club Cookbook, chosen by the BHS staff.

Vintage Postcards of Bayside, New York

Vintage Postcards of Bayside, New York

 

Bayside Historical Society's exclusive online collection features early 20th Century postcards of Bayside from our archival collection. Browse through to discover which places still exist today!

Bayside: The Actors’ Enclave

Bayside: The Actors’ Enclave

 

Watch our video presentation of "Bayside: The Actors’ Enclave," a 2016 exhibit at Bayside Historical Society. Get a glimpse into the glamorous Bayside of the early 1900s, when it was home to over 100 actors, producers, and theater owners!

Bayside Day 1914 on Historypin

Bayside Day 1914 on Historypin

 

View Bayside Historical Society's Historypin collection of historical documents and pictures to depict life during the celebration in 1914.

Bayside Historical Society 2019 Flashback

Bayside Historical Society 2019 Flashback

 

As we look forward to the time when we can all be together again, here's a look back at some of our favorite memories from 2019!