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Baisley Park

Computer Class

Learn the basics of using a computer, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and email. Space is limited. Preregistration is required in person.

Feb 23 @ 10:30 AM, Mar 2 @ 10:30 AM

Author Talk: Andrea Pinkney

Andrea Davis Pinkney is a children's author and Coretta Scott King Award winner who writes about African-American culture. She is also a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, works of historical fiction and nonfiction. Her works include "A Poem ...

Mar 6 @ 4:00 PM

Feb
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STACKS Afterschool

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for a free after-school program! STACKS is a curriculum based after-school program that assists children with their homework assignments and projects, and do a curriculum based writing activity or craft after homework hour. Ages 6-14. Hours are 3:00-5:30pm. Transportation not provided.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
12:15PM

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1:00PM

My Baby and Me at Baisley Park

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Babies and their accompanying grown-up can enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes, toys, and peer interaction! Families will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources. Ages 6mo-2yrs.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tall Ships & Pirates Tales by Science Tellers

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Tall Ships & Pirate Tales (Theme - Actions & Reactions)
Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more. Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!


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Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Author Talk: Andrea Pinkney

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Andrea Davis Pinkney is a children's author and Coretta Scott King Award winner who writes about African-American culture. She is also a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, works of historical fiction and nonfiction. Her works include "A Poem for Peter," "Rhythm Ride," and "The Red Pencil."


Mar
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mr Chris Musical Experience

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris and his team in a performance that includes music, movement, storytelling and interactive games. For ages 5-12.


Mar
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Children Sing and Celebrate Around the World

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children and their caregivers will learn about the variety of ways people sing and celebrate around the world in this interactive program.


Mar
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Author Visit by Douglas Florian

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Douglas Florian, a notable Children’s author and a creator of many books including "How to Draw a Dragon", "UnBEElievables", "Poetrees", and "Dinothesaurus", will be speaking to children about his books.


Mar
19
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Express Ya Self

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

This interactive workshop will employ live music performance and creative writing to help students discover their personal voice through poetry and songwriting exercises. Angela Wildflower is a Music, TV and Film Actress.


Mar
26
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Magic Show

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children will enjoy a magical day by Prestinos Magic


Mar
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Keep it Fresh!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

At this interactive educational workshop we will be discussing healthy habits for youth like you. Come make your very own soap and hygiene kit!


May
1
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Fun-tastic Family Sing Along

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

A fun-tastic sing along for the whole family.


Jun
5
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Sciencetellers Presents The Wild West Science Show

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

ScienceTellers will use science in storytelling in their new show "The Wild West."


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Drum Beats Percussionist Freddy Dugaurd

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

This upbeat and engaging three session drum workshop will have children rocking to the beat. Percussionist Freddy Dugard will kick-off Summer Reading "Library Rocks" with musical style and rhythmic patterns. Beginners and experinced participants are welcome. For children 8 to 12. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


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. Adrienne E. Adams
AAdams@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@nyassembly.gov
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
NYS Senate
Hon. James Sanders, Jr.
Sanders@nysenate.gov
District Office Address 142-01 Rockaway Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11436
phone: (718) 523-3069
fax: (718) 523-3670
Albany Office Room 508, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: 518-455-3531
fax: 518-426-0529
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., Suite 204
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20516
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