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.
  • Jazz Brunch Weekend
    Sat, May 15
    Virtual Event
    BHS brings you the fabulous Carl Bartlett, Jr. and his band, recorded live at the Castle. Tune in to our virtual concert starting on May 15 at 9:00am — you can watch it for FREE all weekend!
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  • Step into Queens
    Sat, May 22
    Virtual Event
    Visit five historic houses across Queens from the comfort of your own home! You'll take a virtual tour of these fascinating sites, live-streamed through YouTube. Get the itinerary and buy your tickets!
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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!
 
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.

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

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.]

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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