7609 Third Avenue
Thanks to the Friday Fiber Arts group for the great window display at the Bay Ridge Connects storefront. The center is not open for programming, but we are open for online programs. The Fiber Arts group started meeting in the Fall of 2019 when Bay Ridge Connects opened, and they were one of the first programs to get online when in-person programming was suspended in March 2020 due to the coronavirus. The group meets every Friday from 1:30 - 3:30 on Zoom. Each works on their own project while socializing or coming up with ideas for more things they could do — like this window display!
Bay Ridge Connects is a storefront community center for adults aged 60+ in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood. While in-person programming is suspended, staff is working; use the phone number above if you have questions or special needs.
Bay Ridge Connects 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.