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It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick for September 27 is Barkskins by Annie Proulx.

From Annie Proulx—the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Shipping News” and "Brokeback Mountain"—comes an epic, dazzling, violent, ...

It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our second annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits and other important topics specifically for adults over the age of 50.

In addition to special seminars and ...

Gracie Book Club Live at Queens Library!

Join us for the next installment of the Gracie Book Club, on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m., at Langston Hughes Community Library in Corona, where you can discuss "The Star Side of Bird Hill" with author Naomi Jackson and your fellow New Yorkers.

Our discussion ...

Get Your Free IDNYC Card in Laurelton!

You can sign up for IDNYC on your side of Queens!

Laurelton Community Library will be hosting a temporary "pop-up" Enrollment Center from October 3 through October 7 where you can apply for your IDNYC card in person.

IDNYC is the newly launched New York City ...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Join Queens Library for several special events where we will celebrate the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans and the contributions they have made to our society!

Over the next four weeks, we will also highlight books from our collection by celebrated Hispanic authors. You can find a list of them here and see pictures of ...

Buy-A-Book for Queens Library

Did you know that every children’s book you buy for Queens Library will be read by 40 or more kids?

You can help the youngest members of our communities—and many others—explore their dreams through Queens Library’s Buy-A-Book program.

For every $25 you donate, a bookplate with your name (or the ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our second season of Shakespeare in Queens starts with Macbeth on Monday, October 3 at ...

Our New Music For September!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from Leslie Odom Jr., blink-182, Snoop Dogg, ScHoolboy Q, The Monkees, Maxwell, Steven Tyler, Blake Shelton, and ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Dreams Start Here: the Queens Library Foundation 2016 Autumn Gala

We cordially invite you to help inspire, educate, and celebrate children at our 2016 Autumn Gala!

The Gala will benefit programs and services for children and adolescents that inspire them to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.

We will also honor our distinguished guests—the 106th Mayor of the City of New York, ...

Sep
28
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-36 months and their parents or adult caregivers enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and circle games. Space is limited. Each participant must have a free ticket, available at the Children's Reference Desk ten minutes before the program begins.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
18
3:30PM

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4:30PM

The Head-to-Toe Music and Comedy Show

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Participants will enjoy a interactive, funny and wonderful time filled with movement and music. Fun for the whole family.


Oct
19
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Eric Miu, Community Coordinator for the New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education, will offer tips for seniors on how to stay safe while crossing New York City streets and discuss Mayor de Blasio's new traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.


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Oct
24
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Queens Museum Art History Lecture

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Presented by Queens Museum educators. This is a 4 session lecture series.

Bay Terrace will feature William Gropper, a lecture series about the artist, known as a U.S. cartoonist, painter, lithographer and muralist.

Fresh Meadows lectures will feature
“The Ramones”, a lecture series about a singing group that originated from Forest Hills


Oct
26
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Fun Movie: Cinderella

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We are showing "Cinderella" (2015) as this month's Family Fun Movie.


Oct
27
3:30PM

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4:15PM

"Read for the Record"

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Join in the world's largest shared reading experience, "Jumpstart's Read for the Record." The Children's Librarian shares the picture book The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, by Julia Sarcone-Roach, and does a related craft project, with children ages 3-10 years. Children ages 3-5 years must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Space is limited.


Oct
28
12:00PM

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12:45PM

Baby and Me

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Babies ages 9 through 18 months, and their adult caregivers, share simple stories, songs, rhymes, and educational toys and games.


Nov
2
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-36 months, and their parents or adult caregivers, enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and circle games. Space is limited. Each participant must have a free ticket, available at the Children's Reference Desk ten minutes before the program begins.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Baby and Me

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Babies ages 9-18 months, and their adult caregivers, share simple stories, songs, and rhymes, and play with educational toys and games.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
11:30AM

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12:15PM

Family Playtime

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 years, and their adult caregivers, enjoy playing with educational toys and puzzles, while making new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
16
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Fun Movie: Ratatouille

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Join us for this month's Family Fun Movie: Ratatouille, a fun film about a rat who is dying to become a chef!


Nov
18
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the novel "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi. Books are available for check out at the Bay Terrace Library.


Nov
18
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Film Festival Fridays

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Join us for the Alfred Hitchcock classic film Shadow of a Doubt (PG) (1943) (108 min). When Charlie, a bored small town girl, learns her namesake uncle is visiting from the big city, she is ecstatic. But she soon learns that not everything is as it seems, leading to suspense and murder. Starring Joseph Cotton and Teresa Wright, Hitchcock considered Shadow of a Doubt his favorite film.


Nov
19
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Billy Joel Meets Barbra Streisand

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Lois Bruno performs the music made great by two of the most dynamic singers of all time with memorable selections like "New York State of Mind," "Piano Man," "Somewhere,""Don't Rain on My Parade" and more.


Nov
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Demystifying Diabetes

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We always hear about diabetes, but what is it really? What is it doing to our bodies? Why do so many people have it? Come learn all of this, as well as some tips to prevent and manage it at this program.


Dec
13
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Zika Virus 101

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

The Zika Virus has been all over the news headlines. How does Zika Virus impact New Yorkers? What ways is it spread and how can we protect ourselves? Why be concerned about Zika Virus during the winter? For the answers to these questions and more, join us for this informative health program.


Dec
14
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Family Fun Movie

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will be showing The Polar Express, a film about a boy who wants to believe in Santa Claus.


Dec
16
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the novel "My Brilliant Friend: Neopolitan Novels, Book One" by Elena Ferrante. Books are available for check out at the Bay Terrace Library.


Dec
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Film Festival Fridays

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Join us for The Apartment (NR) (1960) (125 min), the classic Billy Wilder romantic comedy starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. Corporate slave C. C. Baxter loans his apartment to his bosses for illicit romantic trysts. But when a special girl enters the equation, loyalties fray and hilarity ensues. The Apartment won 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries

The Bay Terrace Community Library has:

  • 7 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Bay Terrace Community Library include:

  • Korean
  • Chinese

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Bay Terrace Community Library include:

  • Good collections of fiction and popular reading
  • Extensive collection of Korean language books, DVDs and CDs

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Emergency Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Bay Terrace YM & YWHA
212-00 23rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 423-6111
Chabad of Bayside
26-06 213th Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 279-1457
Happy Time Nursery School
42-36 209th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 224-2220
Kids Kampus
45-63 Bell Blvd
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-8310
Noah's Ark Progressive Learning Center 38-20 Bell Blvd
38-20 Bell Blvd
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-4251
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road, 3rd Floor
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bay Terrace Community Alliance
P.O Box 604076
Bayside NY , 11360
Bayside Business Association
PO Box 241
Fort Totten NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-2277
Bayside Historical Society Officers Club
PO Box 133
Bayside NY , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548

Emergency Services
The Bay Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps
P.O. Box 610540
Bayside NY ,
phone: (718) 352- 2080 Emergency phone: (718) 352-1133
fax: (718) 352-2080
  

Fire Department
Engine 306
40-18 214th Place
Bayside NY , 11361
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
45th Avenue at Parsons Blvd
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-1231
St Mary's Hospital for Children
29-01 216th Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 281-8500

Parks and Playgrounds
Fort Totten Park
Cross Island Parkway, Totten to 15th Roads
NY ,
Clearview Park and Golf Course
22nd Ave & Little Bay, Willetts Point Blvd, 202nd
NY ,
Crocheron Park
33rd to 35th Avenues, Little Neck Bay
NY ,
Bay Terrace Playground
23rd Avenue, 212 Street
NY ,
  

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Bay Terrace Post Office
212-71 26th Ave
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary
216-15 Peck Ave
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Holy Cross High School
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd
Flushing NY , 11364
phone: (718) 886-7250
The Lutheran School of Flushing & Bayside
36-01 Bell Blvd
Bayside NY , 11358
phone: (718) 229-5262
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church - School
34-45 202nd Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-4434
Sacred Heart School
216-01 38th Ave
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 631-4804
St. Robert Bellarmine School
56-20 214th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS169 - Bay Terrace
18-25 212th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 428-6160
PS 31 - Bayside
211-45 46th Road
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8288
PS 41 - Crocheron
214-43 35th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8333
PS 46 - Alley Pond
64-45 218th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8395
PS 159
205-01 33rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8553
PS 162 - John Golden
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621

Public High Schools
Bayside High School
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 25 - Adrien Block
34-65 192nd Street
Flushing NY , phone: (718) 961-3480
JHS 74 - Nathaniel Hawthorne
61-15 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , phone: (718) 631-6800
MS 158 - Marie Curie
46-35 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , phone: (718) 423-8100

Senior Centers
Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center
208-11 26th Ave
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 224-7888
Bayside Senior Center
221-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
braunsteine@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The earliest known inhabitants of Bay Terrace were the Matinecock Native Americans, a tribe of the Algonquin nation. The tribal name Matinecock, meaning "hilly country", described the surrounding landscape, an area that may have been given to the tribe by the neighboring Lenapes.

In 1639, Dutch Governor Willem Kieft purchased the land from the Matinecock that today encompasses Queens County. William Lawrence, who served as a magistrate under the Dutch and English administrations, was granted a parcel of land by King Charles II in 1645 that included a large portion of what is today the areas of Bayside, Whitestone, Fort Totten and College Point. Bayside developed from an agricultural community to a suburb when the North Shore Railroad was extended in 1866. During the following several decades, the Bayside Land Association purchased farms for development. Bay Terrace, originally included within the bounds of Bayside, remained composed of farms and large estates until the 1950s, when Cord and Charles Meyer sold their 225-acre farm for development.

Bay Terrace was the name given in 1953 to the cooperative housing development built by the Norman K. Winston-Holzer Associates, because of its proximity to Little Neck Bay.

On February 20, 1981, the Bay Terrace library opened in the modern city-owned building at the present site.