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About
Baisley Park

Teens Empowerment

Calling all youths ages 13-18. Come and join us for our weekly empowerment sessions, designed to motivate and inspire you to becoming the person that you were born to be! Through our programs and activities you will learn how to live confident and be ready to overcome all obstacles in your way. You will finally live the life that you were ...

Jan 4 @ 4:30 PM, Jan 11 @ 4:30 PM, Jan 18 @ 4:30 PM, Jan 25 @ 4:30 PM, Feb 1 @ 4:30 PM

Computer Class

Learn the basic of how to use a computer, work in Microsoft word and PowerPoint, and use email.
Space is limited. Preregistration is required in person.

Jan 13 @ 10:30 AM, Jan 20 @ 10:30 AM, Jan 27 @ 10:30 AM, Feb 3 @ 10:30 AM, Feb 10 @ 10:30 AM

Friends of Baisley Park

Join Your Library Friends Group
What Does a Friends Group Do?
*Create public support for library
* Sponsor program designed to enhance the cultural life of the community
*Work with library staff on legislative advocacy
*Encourage volunteer assistance
*Provide direct financial assistance by working with ...

Jan 23 @ 6:00 PM, Feb 27 @ 6:00 PM

The Holiday, Written and directed by Nancy Meyers. 2006 Rated PG 13

Heartwarming, funny and totally charming. In Nancy Meyers' "The Holiday," a romantic comedy from the director of "Something's Gotta Give" and "What Woman Want," two woman trade homes only to find a change of address can change their lives.

Feb 13 @ 5:30 PM

Dec
13
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of how to use a computer, work in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint programs, and email.
All adults are welcome.
Space is limited. Preregistration is required in person.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Dec
15
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Calling all adult and teen neighborhood poets, acoustic musicians, and writers. Prepare a 5 minute performance and we'll supply the mic. Don't have a talent to showcase? Come join the fun as part of the audience. Reserve your time slot by calling Mrs. Barclay at 718- 529-1590


Jan
13
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Computer Class

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Learn the basic of how to use a computer, work in Microsoft word and PowerPoint, and use email.
Space is limited. Preregistration is required in person.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


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Jan
23
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Friends of Baisley Park

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join Your Library Friends Group
What Does a Friends Group Do?
*Create public support for library
* Sponsor program designed to enhance the cultural life of the community
*Work with library staff on legislative advocacy
*Encourage volunteer assistance
*Provide direct financial assistance by working with library staff to purchase special items not included in the library budget

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Feb
4
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Learn to Dance Soca!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

A masquerade dance at the annual Caribbean Carnival Festival, soca is the "soul of Calypso" and "the power of movement." In other words, it was made to get you moving! Learning soca will prepare you to learn house, African, Latin ballroom, jazz, hip hop, Indian classical and Bollywood, ballet and other dance styles. You do not need to be a dancer to attend, but with your new-found dance knowledge, you will feel like a dancer when you leave!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Feb
13
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

The Holiday, Written and directed by Nancy Meyers. 2006 Rated PG 13

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Heartwarming, funny and totally charming. In Nancy Meyers' "The Holiday," a romantic comedy from the director of "Something's Gotta Give" and "What Woman Want," two woman trade homes only to find a change of address can change their lives.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Baisley Park Community Library has:

  • Five adult computers
  • Four teen computers
  • Four children's computers
  • One card catalog computer
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Baisley Park Community Library include:

  • Spanish- Books, CD’S & DVD’s
  • French- Books, CD’S & DVD’s
  • Chinese- Books only
  • Haitian Creole- Books, CD’S & DVD’s
  • Bengali- Books & DVD’s
  • African- DVD’s only

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Baisley Park Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Graphic Novels
  • Young Adult Books
  • Christian Fiction

 


Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Community Board
Queens Community Board District # 12
90-28 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)658-3308
fax: (718)739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
Afro-American Parents #2
112-06 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 322-9080
Afro-American Parents #1
117-16 Stuphin Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 322-2030
Quick Start Head Start
126-22 150 Street
S. Ozone Park NY , 11434
phone: (718)659-6928

Fire Department
Engine 302 Ladder 155
143-15 Rockaway Blvd.
  

Local Hospitals
Cath Medical Center Brooklyn
8825 153rd Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)558-6900
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 558-2000
Mary Immaculate Hospital
15211 89 Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)558-2000
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)291-5400
  

Local Newspapers
Courier
editorial@queenscourier.com
38-15 Bell Blvd
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 224-5863
Press of Southeast Queens
150-50 14th Road
Whitestone NY, 11357
phone: (718) 357-7400
fax: (718) 357-9417
Laurelton Times Timesledger Newspapers
timesledgernews@cnglocal.com
41-02 Bell Blvd 2 fl
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 229-0300
Queens Chronicle
letters@qchron.com
62-33 Woodhaven Blvd
Rego Park NY, 11374
phone: (718) 205-8000
fax: (718) 205-0150
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Baisley Pond Park
Foch, Rockaway Boulevard
Dr. Charles Drew Memorial Park
Van Wyck, 116 Avenue, 140 Street,115 Avenue
Van Wyck Playground
Van Wyck Exwy, Rockaway Boulevard, 140 Street,

Police Department
113th Precinct
167-02 Baisley Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 712-7733
  

Post Office
Rochdale Village Post Office
165100 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 723-1726
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 45 - The Clarence E. Witherspoon (K-5)
126-28 150th Street
South Ozone Park NY , 11436
phone: (718) 529-1885
PS 223 - Lyndon B. Johnson School (PK-K-6)
125-20 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 322-9012
PS 123 (K-5)
145-01 119 Avenue
South Ozone Park NY , 11435
phone: (718) 529-4300
P.S. 160 -Walter F. Bishop School
109-59 Inwood Street
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 526-8196
  

Public High Schools
August Martin High School (8-12)
156-10 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-2920
Q752 - Queens School for Career Development
142-10 Linden Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 322-3580
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Ruben Wills
Ruben.Wills@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 95-26 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 206-2068
fax: (718) 206-2748
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1877
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6850
fax: (212) 442-2729
NYS Assembly
Hon. Vivian E. Cook
CookV@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 142-15 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 322-3975
fax: (718) 322-4085
Albany Office LOB, Room 939
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-4203
fax: (518) 455-3606
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The Baisley Park area was originally in the territory through which the Rockaway Indians (who spoke the Algonquin language) passed on their way to Jamaica.

Sutphin Blvd and Rockaway Blvd at present are built on much of the old Indian trail. The community was named for early Queens resident David Baisley, who sold his pond (Baisley Pond) to a Brooklyn water supply company in 1857. In 1858, a large quantity of teeth belonging to the American Mastodon were found near the pond. There was speculation that a herd of Mastodons came down to Baisley Pond to drink and were trapped by a huge wall of ice.

At the beginning of the century, Baisley Park was still farmland. The modern suburban development of Baisley Park began about 1923. The area became settled with one-family frame homes; small business and shopping centers grew up on Sutphin Blvd in the heart of the development. Churches and schools were also established.

Baisley Pond was drained to provide deeper water for residents to go boating and ice skating, and a picturesque Baisley Park was built around the pond. In the past 50 years area residents and others have put great efforts in beautifying the area, improving housing, and fighting drugs.

Community library service began on July 17th 1930, when the Queens Library Book Bus, “The Pioneer”, made its first regular stop in the neighborhood. The public response to this service was enthusiastic: in the first 6 months, 6000 books were circulated. In 1933, the Cherokee Democratic Club offered its club room for after-school children to wait for the book bus. Finally, in 1935, the Baisley Park station (as a sub-branch) was opened next to the park. It was designated as a branch in 1956.

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.

 

Cancer Action Council

The Baisley Park Cancer Action Council is a group of community leaders who discuss community health issues and make plans for action in Baisley Park. Contact (718) 990-5197 or (718) 529-1590