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.
- Sun, Oct 31Bayside Historical SocietyWaterfront 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. Get more details and register now!
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!
The Van Riper “Celebrity Map”
The Bayside Historical Society Archivist has recently acquired an exciting resource: A "Celebrity Map" distributed by Thomas Van Riper Realtors in 1985 that details the places of residence for celebrities and politicians in the Bayside/Flushing area. He digitally captured the map for everyone to enjoy — read more about his acquisition in the latest entry of his "Tales From the Archives" blog.
One Man's Bayside
Bayside Historical Society presents "One Man's Bayside," a short film from the 1960s about Bayside's history featuring narration from a member of the Bell Family, Mr. Brinton Bell. Enjoy shots of historical records and photographs from our Archives in this amazing video and learn about the local history of various locations dotting the Bayside neighborhood in this fascinating production.
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 “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
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: Bayside American Legion Collection
This online exhibit is a collection of historical memorabilia from the American Legion Post 510 of Bayside, including rare scrapbooks, photographs, periodicals and more. Special thanks to Joan and Robert Firmery, whose father was past commander Arthur Firmery, for their contributions to this exhibit.
From the Archives: Bell Family Collection
We continue our “From the Archives” series with an 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.
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 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!
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.]