Upcoming Events                        

Hours:  New Saturdays Hours for the winter Noon - 4 PM.  Tours.  History and Geneaology Resource Rooms are also open.   

EXHIBIT:  Richard Asbell has re-installed our permanent exhibit, “Unearthed at the Onderdonk House – Artifacts from the 1970's Archaeology Investigations” and added additional material including photos of the other colonial houses along Flushing Avenue.  Members are always free!

EXHIBIT:  "General Nathaniel Woodhull, Command of the Queens & Suffolk County Militias" and  exhibit on the DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution. Discover the link between General Woodhull, the DAR and the Onderdonk House! 

VALENTINE'S DAY AT THE ONDERDONK HOUSE:  Saturday, February 14, 12 to 4 PM.  Make a vintage Valentine Day Card and learn the history of the day.  Adults $5.00, Children free.  Visitors can tour the colonial kitchen, second floor and exhibits. 

CANDLELIGHT TOURS:  Saturday, February 14, 6 to 9 PM.  Join us for a "romantic evening" to celebrate Valentine's Day.  Tour the historic Onderdonk House and grounds by candlelight.  Mulled cider,   sweets and treats, love songs.  Adults $10.00, Children free.  Visitors can tour the colonial kitchen, second floor and exhibits.  Check out our FACEBOOK site for current updates and pictures from our January Candlelight Tours.

GO FLY A KITE:  Saturday, March 21, 1 to 4 PM.  Celebrate the end of winter and welcome spring with a day outside in the Onderdonk yard.  Bring your own kite or purchase a kite making kit from us.  Adults $5.00, Children free.  Tours of the Onderdonk House included. 

SPRING FLING FOR EARTH DAY:  Saturday, April 25, 12 to 4 PM.  It's Spring!  Come celebrate with the Society.  Music and entertainment, refreshments, children's crafts & games, tours of the Onderdonk gardens and house.   Adults $5.00, Children free.

RAISE THE ROOF RIBBON CUTTING: May 7, time TBA.  We did it!!!  With the help of our Council members, Diana Reyna and Elizabeth Crowley and the Department of Cultural Affairs, we replaced our cedar shingled roof.  Look for details here and on our FACEBOOK.      

BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS: June 5, 6 & 7, times TBA.  Our 4th year participating in this iconic  Bushwick event.  Our tent is available for artists who are looking for FREE space to exhibit.  Contact us though our email. 

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: June 13, 12 to 4 PM.  Best Strawberry Shortcake in NYC!!!  Music, games, entertainment, tours of the Onderdonk House and current exhibit.  Adults $5.00, children free.

BATTLE OF BROOKLYN EVENT: August 7-24, TBA.  We will be hosting an event and exhibit.  Stay tuned. 






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We are open on Saturdays, from 1 - 5 PM, unless noted. Suggested donation $3.00 adults, $1.00 children except for special events or programs. Check event calendar on the website for other special events throughout the year!

1820 Flushing Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385


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If you have any questions regarding Ridgewood history, genealogy, publications, or photos and material in our archive, please send them by regular mail to Mr. George Miller, Archivist at

Greater Ridgewood Historical Society
1820 Flushing Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

All other inquiries relating to school trip reservations, yard rentals, administrative items, volunteer opportunities, our Web site, programs, exhibits, etc. can be sent by email via links above.


Bus Q-54 passes and stops two blocks away at the intersection of Flushing and Metropolitan Avenues. Bus B-57 passes the house on Flushing Avenue. "L" subway line to Jefferson Street (Brooklyn) stop; proceed five blocks North (right) along Flushing Avenue. On street car and bike parking is available, plentiful and free!

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