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Bay Terrace

East Elmhurst Library Grand Reopening!

After a major renovation, East Elmhurst Library is reopening! Join us for our Grand Reopening on Friday, June 28 and come to our Community Day, Saturday, June 29!

The renovated library includes 4,300 additional square feet, a new meeting room, an interior courtyard, and a new teen space with ...

City Leaders Deliver for NYC’s Libraries

We are extremely grateful to Mayor de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and the entire City Council for investing $33 million in additional expense funding for the City’s public libraries. This crucial support will allow us to continue providing essential services in the face of rising ...

Let's Make Some Noise for LGBTQ Pride!

June is LGBTQ Pride Month—and we’re excited to offer programs and special events ranging from silent dance parties and pop-up tabling for teens to Ask Me Anything panels and a resource fair.

Queens Public Library will also be at the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30—come out to see us and share your support ...

Immigrant Heritage Month: Bring Your Story!

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and we’re celebrating with our Bring Your Story events and activities!

More than one million immigrants live in Queens, and we want to know your story. Visit your library to map your story using our special map and string and show where you or your family have journeyed ...

Learn English & Math On The Go!

Have you ever wanted to improve your reading, English, or math skills, or work on your high school equivalency, but felt too busy?

Now Queens Public Library has the solution—an app that you can use as you’re on-the-go or from anywhere that is convenient for you.

Try it out today for FREE—and make ...

Queens Public Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Public Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Public 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 ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your summer adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

Let Yourself Be Bored

Jessie Sima’s grandfather took her to the library when he was watching her while her parents were at work. “It was nice to have a place to spend time where we weren’t pressured to buy anything and where no one minded if we stayed for hours,” she says.

Sima enjoyed browsing the library and learned the ...

Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

Jun
27
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Navigating the Health Care System

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Gain insight about long-term care planning including Medicaid enrollment, navigating the healthcare system, and much more that can help you and your loved ones prepare for the road ahead. This program is presented by Sunnyside Community Services/CARE NYC.


Jun
28
2:00PM

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Film Festival Fridays

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We show classic and independent films every Friday at 2:00 PM. Please call Bay Terrace Library at 718-423-7004 for titles.


Jul
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Film Festival Fridays

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We show classic and independent films every Friday. 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.

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Jul
15
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Adult Game Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a fun afternoon of Scrabble, chess, and more!

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

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Jul
19
10:30AM

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Adult Book Discussion

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the novel "The Eternal Wonder" by Pearl S. Buck. Books are available for check out at
Bay Terrace Library.


Jul
25
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Culture Pass Information Program

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Would you like you to learn more about Culture Pass and get free admission to dozens of NYC cultural institutions? Please join us for this informative session to learn more about it.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Downloading E-Books and E-Media

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Would you like to learn more about the e-books, audiobooks, and other electronic media applications offered by Queens Public Library? Join us for this informative session and find out what we have to offer!

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

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Aug
2
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the novel "The Last Painting of Sara de Vos" by Dominic Smith. Books are available for check out at Bay Terrace Library.


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 1792
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
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, 11362
phone: (718) 631-0400
Legislative Office 226 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

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.