Welcome to
The Bay Ridge Historical Society


The Bay Ridge Historical Society meets on the third Wednesdays of most months, with breaks in the summer and winter.
All events are free and open to the public.

The Historical Society’s lecture series was on hiatus in 2020 due to the public health crisis, but meetings have resumed virtually as of 2021.

May 18, 2022
Eymund Diegel discusses the original topography and waterways of Brooklyn and Bay Ridge and how they influenced and continue to influence our community.
7:30pm. Zoom link TK.

June 15, 2022
Jeff Richmond discusses his new book, Building the Brooklyn Bridge, which contains new insights and unseen photos.
7:30pm. Zoom link TK.

View past events here. (Since 2017)


Founded in 1976, the Bay Ridge Historical Society helps preserve the history of the Greater Bay Ridge Area, while enlightening current and past residents about its historic significance. It does so through slideshows, PowerPoint presentations, lectures, bus trips and tours. Its members have also published several books.

President: Tom A. McCarthy
First Vice President: Henry Stewart
Second Vice President: Thomas Hilton
Secretary: Sonia Valentin
Treasurer: Peter Scarpa

Past Presidents: Victor Carlson, Jack Gabel, Susan Pulaski, Peter Scarpa, Jack LaTorre and Andrew Gounardes