7609 Third Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn 11209 (map) • 718-333-5782
Office Hours: Suspended for now
Monday, March 23: The staff of Bay Ridge Center on 4th Avenue and Bay Ridge Connects on 3rd Avenue are working hard to stay in touch with our members by phone, text or email, to continue the home-delivered meals program, and to offer a "grab and go" lunch. Through Bay Ridge Connects we are developing online programming and have already begun Tech Classes for Seniors online on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please see the Bay Ridge Connects events page for details or call the office at 718-333-5782. Our buildings and offices are closed to the public but staff is on site and available by phone or email.
Please read our community letter, and be in touch if you have other questions or needs.
Bay Ridge Connects is a storefront community center for adults aged 60+ in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood. It is an outgrowth of the Bay Ridge Center (BRC), which has been an anchor for the local senior community for more than forty years. Although affiliated with BRC, this second, store-front location offers a unique opportunity to embrace new programming and engage a wider and more diverse population.
Bay Ridge Connects is situated in a newly renovated space with a high degree of visibility on Third Avenue to encourage passers-by to stop in. The center is set up with state-of-the-art technology for tech-savvy users — or for training those who aren't.
Our goal is for Bay Ridge Connects to be an inclusive and welcoming space. Earlier this year we held a number of focus groups to hear from our community about what needs they feel
aren't being met. By continuing with this member-centered approach, we hope that Bay Ridge Connects will flourish as the vibrant, active and diverse community center we envision it to be.
Bay Ridge Connects is made possible through funding from the New York State Office for the Aging and the NYC Department for the Aging.
See our events page for online programs - more coming soon!
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Made possible through funding from the New York State Office for the Aging and the NYC Department for the Aging.
For background on Bay Ridge Connects, see the Bay Ridge Center's "55+ Neighborhood Needs Survey Report."