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Nominate Your Library for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards!

How does your library make your community a better place? Here's your chance to share your story and tell us how your neighborhood library has made a difference in your life!

The Fourth Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards are accepting nominations now through March 13. Nominate your ...

Queens Hip Hop Pioneers Launch!

The official launch celebration for Queens Hip Hop Pioneers has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 23!

Curated by Queens Library’s Hip Hop Coordinator, Ralph McDaniels, with images taken by MFidel Photography, the Queens Hip Hop Pioneers exhibit shines a light on the DJs, MCs, artists, and historians that nurtured hip ...

Celebrate African-American History Month!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for African-American History Month!

We're honoring a special selection of notable African-American writers on the Queens Library blog. Check our special blog post every week in February, starting February 3, as well as our social media channels!

All month ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Start the New Year right by planning for your child’s education!

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood will soon be available for children born in 2013.

Queens Library’s free UPK program offers outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're over 60 or earn less than 64,000 a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Join Us for 50 Years of Integration

Queens Library, in partnership with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, presents "50 Years of Integration" with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Starr Foundation.

Our next event is this series will be Community Organizing Today in Corona/East Elmhurst, on Saturday, February ...

Shape the Future of Queens Library!

At Queens Library, we are continually working to serve you better.

To do this, we are undertaking a strategic planning process across the borough that will guide the Library for the next five years.

You can be a part of this process. Take our survey and share your thoughts.

To ...

Get Help From a Financial Coach

Are financial problems causing you stress?

You can make an appointment to see a financial coach at Queens Library!

A financial coach can help you develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability.

You can get free advice on various topics like reviewing and understanding your credit report, ...

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year at Queens Library!

The Lunar New Year is a centuries-old tradition in China and several other Asian countries, and is a time to honor deities and ancestors, as well as make way for good fortune in the upcoming year.

At Queens Library, you can attend traditional ...

Feb
23
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Program to Encourage Active Rewarding LiveS (PEARLS)

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Have you been feeling down or blue? Have you lost interest in doing things?
Come join us at this information table set up through Program to Encourage Active Rewarding LiveS (PEARLS).


Feb
23
1:00PM

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3:00PM

PEARLS/VNS

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

PEARLS is an innovative community-based program that teaches individuals, who are experiencing minor depression, methods to better manage their depression through problem solving techniques and social activation. Led by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.


Feb
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Film Festival Fridays

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We screen acclaimed classic and independent films every Friday at 2 pm. Please call the Library at 718-423-7004 for titles.


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Mar
2
1:00PM

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2:00PM

A Celebration of Jewish Music and Comedy with Doug Leblang

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Doug Leblang's concert will include klezmer music, Israeli and Yiddish favorites, a musical trip to Broadway.


Mar
3
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Film Festival Fridays

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will show the following films in March: 3/3: Hell or High Water (2016); 3/10: The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947); 3/17: Michael Collins (1996); 3/24: Hacksaw Ridge (2016); 3/31: Arrival (2016)

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

Additional Dates


Mar
9
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Chair Yoga

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Certified instructor Didi Tapomaya teaches participants basic yoga techniques, breathing and relaxation exercises with guided visualization. Space is limited. Please register at the Bay Terrace Library 718-423-7004 or at the Fresh Meadows Library 718-454-7272

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

Additional Dates


Mar
17
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. Books are available for check out at Bay Terrace Library.


Mar
20
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Elder Law

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Learn how to protect assets, including the family home, from long-term care expenses. Understand the basics of the Medicaid program. Learn about the 5 essential documents all seniors should have. Led by Ronald A. Fatoullah, Elder Law Attorney.


Mar
29
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Just the Facts: High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

How much do you know about heart disease and high blood pressure? Whether these are new terms or you're an expert, come learn from Dr. Gregory Pontone from New York-Presbyterian/Queens. He will give us definitions and teach us about risk factors, tips for prevention, and common methods of treatment. All are welcome.


Apr
7
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Film Festival Fridays

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We screen acclaimed classic and independent films every Friday at 2 pm. Please call the 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


Apr
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. Books are available for check out at Bay Terrace Library.


Apr
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

This course, for adults age 50 and up, will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques: learning the basics of materials, tools, techniques, color, value and composition. Space is limited. Preregistration for the entire 9 session series is required. Register by calling 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


Apr
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

FDNY Fire Safety for Seniors

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.


May
17
1:00PM

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2:00PM

What is Depression?

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Most people experience feelings of sadness or depression at times. Feeling depressed can be a normal reaction to loss or disappointment, but when feelings of intense sadness last for days or weeks, you might be suffering from clinical depression. Come learn from Dr. Jerry Chang, Psychiatrist at Zucker Hillside Hospital, about clinical depression, the signs and symptoms, and ways that it might be treated. All are welcome.


May
24
1:00PM

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2:00PM

What is Anxiety?

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

This program will discuss where anxiety comes from, the symptoms one may experience, and some potential ways to manage it. The presenter is Dr. Jerry Chang, Psychiatrist at the Zucker Hillside Hospital. All are welcome.


Jun
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

The Queens Museum: Art Lectures

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

The Queens Museum presents a lecture about their current exhibits. The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass will be discussed at Bay Terrace on February 8, 15 and at Fresh Meadows on March 1, 22
May and June topics to be announced.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
15
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Learn CPR from FDNY-EMS

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Learn compression-only CPR. Basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), compressions-only mannequins and "watch-while-practice" DVD instructions.


Jun
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Social Security Administration

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

The Social Security Administration provides people with the knowledge and tools they can use throughout their working lives: if they become disabled, at retirement, and for their survivors. Presentation and Q&A led by Nilsa Henriquez.


Jun
29
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Early Detection Education for Breast and Colon Cancer

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Ms. Ann Stephens, Outreach Coordinator from the North Well/ LIJ Women's Center, will make a presentation and demonstrate how to do self examinations of the breast. She will also provide information about colon cancer. She encourages participation in the demonstrations and there will be a Q&A session as she provides informational handouts.


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
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.


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@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.