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Making Jewelry by Quilling: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

Phyllis Ger teaches participants how to roll and glue special paper to form unique jewelry which can then be embellished with sequins or crystals if desired. Preregistration is required. Space is limited for up to 20 participants. Materials are provided.

Aug 28 @ 1:30 PM

Jul
20
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Watercolor Art Workshop

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Two session Watercolor Workshop for beginner and intermediate level students. Advance your painting & drawing skills Come have fun, build your skills and socialize. Registration is required, 718-423-7004


Jul
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Japanese Lover" by Isabel Allende. Books are available for check out our library.


Jul
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Film Festival Fridays

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We screen classic and independent films every Friday at 2PM. Please call Bay Terrace Library at 718-423-7004 for titles.

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

Additional Dates


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Jul
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Great Music from the '30s to the '70s

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Guitarist Eddie Lee Isaacs and friends bring back memories with favorites like "Autumn Leaves," "Misty" and "Body and Soul," made great by performers including Louis Prima, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson, mixed with a little rock 'n' roll.


Jul
24
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Healthy Eating with Diabetes

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 9% of the US population has diabetes and 8.1 million of them don't know they have it. Come learn from Dr. Daniel Lorber of NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens what foods are healthy for preventing diabetes, as well as some healthy foods to manage your sugar if you already have diabetes? All are welcome.


Jul
24
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Chess and Board Games for Teens

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to drop by the library to play chess and board games including Monopoly, Connect Four, Scrabble and Candyland.


Jul
25
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Board Game and Puzzle Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-12 years have fun playing board games, such as Connect 4, Scrabble, Candy Land, and Monopoly, and assembling jigsaw puzzles. Participants ages 3-5 years must come with adult caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Story and Craft Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-35 months, with adult caregivers, enjoy a story, learn songs and rhymes, then work on a simple craft project. All materials will be supplied.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Mini Reading Circle

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children who have completed grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, or grade 5 read aloud and discuss a short, fiction chapter book with the Children's Librarian, and write their thoughts about the book in a journal.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Flute Music from Around the World

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Tereasa Payne, flautist from NYC, presents an exciting program of flutes from around the world. Pan flutes, Ocarinas, Native American Flutes and more! Tereasa performs solos on each of these world flutes, while sharing interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of each one!


Jul
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Read-to-Me Club

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years, with adult caregivers, enjoy a story, songs, and rhymes, and work on a related craft project. All materials will be supplied.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
31
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Theater Performance

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Actress Leah Abrams performs selected readings and then transitions to a talk/lecture about these award winning playwrights, Wendy Wasserstein and Gina Gionfriddo.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Creative Crafts for Children

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 years work on different summertime craft projects, sometimes combined with a brief writing activity. All materials will be supplied.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Queens Historical Society Lecture

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Queens Historical Society Lecture, led by Richard Hourahan, is about the early history of Queens. .


Aug
9
1:00PM

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2:00PM

LEAP into Science Family Program

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Join us to explore, investigate, and discover science concepts, with an Early Learning Educator from the Children's Library Discovery Center. For children ages 5-8 years, but other children and adults are welcome to join.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
10
1:00PM

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2:15PM

The Singing Violins, Featuring Claremont Strings and Ensembles

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

This violin duo plays beautiful opera and operetta melodies from the works of Mozart, Bizet, Puccini, Lehar and Strauss, and also some familiar show tunes.


Aug
17
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Music for the Soul

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Sean Condron, born in Queens to Irish parents is a modern day bard who's repertoire spans the length and breadth of American music, in itself a melting pot of world influences - from sentimental favorites to Italian and Spanish classics and everything in between. Armed with just a guitar and voice, his energetic and humor filled performances have delighted audiences the world over.


Aug
21
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Learn what medications you are taking and why and get tips on how to remember to take your medicines. Call/text/email Tamara at 917 702 4295/tmichel@queenslibrary.org to reserve a spot.


Aug
22
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Fun with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, children will see characters they can be relate to being sculpted before their eyes.


Aug
23
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Children's Movie Event

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

A special children's movie event will be presented. This movie will be voted upon by summer reading participants at Bay Terrace Library, earlier this summer.


Aug
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People" by Dan Buettner. Books are available for check out our library.


Aug
28
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Making Jewelry by Quilling: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Phyllis Ger teaches participants how to roll and glue special paper to form unique jewelry which can then be embellished with sequins or crystals if desired. Preregistration is required. Space is limited for up to 20 participants. Materials are provided.


Aug
31
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Working with Watercolors - An Art Project

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Two session Watercolor Workshop for beginner and intermediate level students. Advance your painting & drawing skills Come have fun, build your skills and socialize. Registration is required, 718-423-7004


Oct
3
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Drawing to See: A Creative Aging Program

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

This is an eight week program where participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques that will sharpen their capacity to see in ways artists see. The ninth session will be a culminating event consisting of a gallery showing of participants' work. This is a Lifetime Arts Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Pre-Registration is required. Please call the Bay Terrace Library to register 718-423-7004

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Art History Lecture Series

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Nine sessions of Art History in three libraries led by Mary Dono

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

Additional Dates


Nov
13
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Collage Project

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Tell your story in a collage. Learn the basics with professional teaching artist Alacia Stubbs

Registration is required. Call the Bay Terrace Library 718-423-7004

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

Additional Dates


Nov
16
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Vintage Bliss presents Lyrical Ladies

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Vocalists Susanne LoFaso and Vincent Roccaro present a unique musical look at women in song, be they performers or songs written about them.


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

 

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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@nyassembly.gov
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
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11021
phone: (718) 631-0400
fax: (631) 923-3660
Legislative Office 2457 Rayburn HOB
DC Washington , 20516
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669

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.