Past Events

May 16, 2018
The New York Naval Militia, founded in 1891, is the oldest in the nation. Retired NYNM Admiral John Ingram will host a presentation about “the state’s own navy.” (This event was originally scheduled for March and canceled due to snow.)
Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, 7:30pm

April 18, 2018
Historical Society First Vice President Henry Stewart will celebrate the publication of his book True Crime Bay Ridge with a reading about Charley Ross, a kidnapped child, decades before the Lindbergh baby, whose case captivated the country—until his kidnappers were shot to death outside a Shore Road mansion on the site today of Fort Hamilton High School.
Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, 7:30pm

March 21, 2018
THIS EVENT WAS CANCELED DUE TO SNOW; ADMIRAL INGRAM WAS RESCHEDULED 
The New York Naval Militia, founded in 1891, is the oldest in the nation. Retired NYNM Admiral John Ingram will host a presentation about “the state’s own navy.”
Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, 7:30pm

December 20, 2017
Bay Ridge lawyer Mike Connors discusses Civil War Generals.
He is managing partner at the law firm Connors and Sullivan; hosts the radio program Ask the Lawyer with Mike Connors, on AM970 and AM570; and is the president of the Civil War Roundtable of New York.
Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, 7:30pm

November 15, 2017
Archivist Diana Bowers-Smith, of the Brooklyn Public Library, discusses the incredible collection in the “Brooklyn Room” at the main branch at Grand Army Plaza, sharing her insights into its massive collection of documents and artifacts.
Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, 7:30pm

October 18, 2017
Dick Zigun discusses the history of Coney Island.
He founded the Coney Island Sideshow and is known to many as “The Mayor of Coney Island.” He has been instrumental in many programs including the Mermaid Parade.
Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, 7:30pm

September 20, 2017
Bay Ridge Historical Society President Thomas McCarthy explains the history of banking in the United States.
Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, 7:30pm

June 21, 2017
Ranger Daniel Prebutt discusses the residences of Theodore Roosevelt.
(Rescheduled from March, when it was canceled due to weather.)
Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, 7:30pm

May 17, 2017
Teacher and historian Jeff Cobb discusses Greenpoint’s forgotten past, specifically “The King of Greenpoint,” Peter McGuinness.
Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, 7:30pm

April 19, 2017
Henry Stewart discusses the Crescent Athletic Club, which for many years was on the present site of Fort Hamilton High School.
Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, 7:30pm
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