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.
  • Mon, Feb 01
    Online Event
    20th Annual Winter Art Show
    Bayside Historical Society's annual Winter Art Show features contemporary Queens artists working in all media. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 show will be a virtual event. Get more information and find out how to exhibit your work!
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!
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.

2020 OHNY Weekend

Open House New York 2020

Bayside Historical Society's special virtual presentation for the 2020 Open House New York Weekend takes you through the past and up to the present of our landmarked Castle in Fort Totten Park.

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.

Vintage Cookbook Recipes

Holiday Baking Blast from the Past

This holiday season, Bayside Historical Society is offering a special treat: Every Friday in December, we’ll unveil vintage baking recipes from the 1920 Bayside Woman’s Club Cookbook!

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!

Free Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Free Online Jigsaw Puzzle from Jigsaw Explorer

Have fun creating an online jigsaw puzzle of the BHS Castle in Fort Totten! 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.]

Resource Links for Researching

Resource Links for Researching

Our "Resource Links” page contains lots of helpful resources for researching your family history, property records, neighborhood history, and Queens landmarks. You'll also find guides about researching the history of a property and buying a historic home.

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.

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!

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 last year!

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Fort Totten
Bayside, NY 11359



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