Bayside Neighborhood

Bounded by Forest Avenue, I-295, Congress Street, and Franklin Street, the Bayside neighborhood is just minutes from Downtown, the beach, the working waterfront, and the bay.

Historically, Bayside has been home to warehouses, scrapyards, manufacturing, small businesses, and many families that go back generations.  Today, it is a vibrant mix of families and singles; young and old; long-time residents and new Mainers from around the world; old and new development; social services; businesses; offices; and an active and engaged neighborhood association.

About the BNA

Monthly Board meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the community room at 24 Stone Street in Unity Village.  Check the BNA Facebook page for month-to-month changes of time or location.  BNA meetings are always open to the public and we encourage new friends to attend. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors find out what’s going on in Bayside.  All are welcome!  

The BNA manages the Bayside Community Garden on Chestnut Street in Bayside. We also have special meetings and host forums as the need arises to to discuss issues impacting our neighborhood.  Community policing attends all monthly meetings to share news and hear what residents have to say.

Mission Statement

The Bayside Neighborhood Association (BNA) brings members of the Bayside community together. BNA brings conversations about Bayside to Bayside and to the greater community in a way that organizes, informs, and empowers residents; social service and other organizations; local businesses; and city representatives to form meaningful and long-term partnerships. BNA preserves and promotes safety, multi-cultural diversity, housing, and carefully planned social, economic, and physical development in this unique urban community.

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