Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at Shore Hill Residence, 9000 Shore Road (Community Room between East & West Buildings) Brooklyn, NY 11209. Start time is 7:30 PM.
Light refreshments will be served. Meetings are free and open to the public. Relive the past with us!
Wednesday, September 18
Toy Story - Toys from Our Past and Present
Remember the toys we once had, and cherished as children? Local Bay Ridgite, Paul Trinidad, owner of the Kaleidoscope Toy Store, will take us back to yesterday and the wonder of the array of toys today.
Wednesday, October 16
Young Theodore Roosevelt - The Boy that Became the Legend
Teddy Roosevelt is considered to be among one of the greatest Presidents in U.S. History, as well as one of the most colorful individuals to hold high office. Historian and Bay Ridge resident Daniel Prebutt, a Park Ranger at the Theodore Roosevelt National Historical Site, discusses the early childhood of our 33rd Governor and 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt. This discussion will focus on a young Roosevelt and his life growing up right here in New York City, and will include photos not generally made available to the public.
Wednesday, November 20
Old Bay Ridge - The Samuel Winter Thomas Collection
In honor of Bay Ridge resident Samuel Winter Thomas’s (1827-1913) life and memory, the Bay Ridge Historical Society will present the Samuel Winter Thomas Collection in celebration of our neighborhood’s past. This special collection of photographs was personally captured by Thomas in the late 1880s. The Thomas Collection illustrates Bay Ridge’s rural beauty, when farms and country-style mansions and clubs graced the area along the shore of the Lower New York Bay. Historians Matthew and Peter Scarpa will provide background and commentary, as well as a slideshow featuring dozens of photographs from the Thomas Collection, as well as other intriguing images of our neighborhood’s past.
Wednesday, December 18
Mayor Robert Wagner and a Decade of Change - Governing NYC 1954-1965
Serving as New York City's 102nd Mayor for nearly a decade, Robert F. Wagner did many things that helped shape the city we live in today, including creating the City University of New York, building Lincoln Center, and bringing National League baseball back to New York with the arrival of the Mets in 1962. Bay Ridge resident Dr. Richard Flanagan discusses his forthcoming book on Mayor Wagner and the impact he continues to have on New York City today.