7609 Third Avenue • Brooklyn 11209 • 718-333-5782
Monday - Friday • 9 am - 5 pm
Stop by and see what's going on!
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL PROGRAMS: Computer and smartphone classes & support, Craft group, Exercise classes, Rock painting, Book Club, and more! See our online calendar.
BENEFITS ASSISTANCE: SNAP, HEAP, SCRIE, Legal assistance, BenefitsCheckup.org, Medicare and Medicaid. Call the office for an appointment.
CONNECT-TO-VACCINE: Help arranging first, second or booster shots; free transportation to vaccine sites; proof of vaccination. More info.
NEED A BOOK? Take a look at our lending library. books are all FREE for you to enjoy!
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BRING YOUR IDEAS: Bay Ridge CONNECTS is what you make it. Call or stop by and talk with Director Yifan Xue.
DIRECTOR: YIFAN XUE
MSW, Columbia University
718.333.5782 Ext. 302
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.