7609 Third Avenue

Brooklyn 11209

Message from the Bay Ridge Connects Director:

As we move forward in this COVID-19 virus, we at Bay Ridge Connects want to encourage and inspire you to continue to Connect. Our staff is working during this difficult time, checking in with members by phone on a regular basis. If you need to talk or have a special need, call us at 718-748-0650, or you can use the form on the Center homepage to request services.


Please visit our "Let's Get Virtual" classes that will motivate and lift you up. I am looking forward to meeting and engaging in-person at the Bay Ridge Connects space again, but first, we as a family must get through this challenging time of COVID-19 together but apart.

Peace and Love,

Cheryl Utley


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

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."