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Make Yogurt at Home

Gil Lopez leads this workshop where participants can learn about milk cultures and how to use them to create tasty, healthy yogurt treats easily and inexpensively at home. Participants will take home yogurt that can be used to start a first batch.

Nov 7 @ 1:30 PM

Teen Book-to-Screen Club

Join our discussion of the YA novel "Everything Everything" by Nicola Yoon.

Nov 29 @ 3:30 PM

Art Club

Children 5-12 experiment with paint, pastels, pencil, and clay. Come ready to create and get messy!

Dec 6 @ 4:00 PM, Dec 13 @ 4:00 PM, Dec 20 @ 4:00 PM, Dec 27 @ 4:00 PM

Oct
23
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Creative Kids

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Stories, music, and artistic activities for children ages 3 & 4 and a parent or caregiver. Seating limited. Please pick up a free ticket in the children's room before each session.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Oct
23
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Are You Getting Your Benefits?

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Over 2 million New Yorkers are eligible for SNAP benefits. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. Stop by the library for a SNAP eligibility screening. If you meet the requirements, get help filling out an application.


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Oct
23
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Are you Getting your Benefits?

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Over two million New Yorkers are eligible for SNAP benefits. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. Stop by the library for a SNAP eligibility screening. IF you meet the requirements, get help filling out an application.


Oct
24
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Email for Beginners in Spanish

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

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages and attach documents. It is recommended that you have basic computer skills before the workshop. Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first-served basis. Please call at 718-721 2462 to register


Oct
24
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

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

Topics include:
*Introduction to the computer (using mouse & keyboard)
*Introduction to Microsoft Word
*Navigating the Internet
Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join us for non-competitive Scrabble games and to learn new words. Adults and teens are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Maker Space: Costumes!

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Makers are creators, artists, tinkerers, and inventors! In this month's series of programs, participants will make masks, capes, crowns, wands, or other costume accessories. Get ready for Halloween! Ages 8-12. No registration required.


Oct
25
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in person at the library on Wednesday, October 4 at 10:00 AM or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance.

Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register. Participants must attend the entire 12 week class series. Candidates must be Green Card holders. The first day of class is Registration day when they should have a copy of their Green Card.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Story and Play Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Play time followed by stories and songs for children ages 18 to 35 months and a parent or caregiver. No registration required but space is limited; pick up a free ticket in the Children's Room before each session.


Oct
25
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

LinkedIn

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Refresh and revive your online professional persona! In today’s world of social media, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your online profile and resume are fresh, current, and discoverable by your colleagues. Come to this LinkedIn workshop and learn how to create a professional profile that puts your best foot forward and shows off your abilities and accomplishments. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Oct
25
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Health Insurance Info and Enrollment

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Do you need healthcare coverage for yourself or your family? Stop by and speak with a health insurance navigator from Callen Lorde Community Health Center to get all of your questions answered. You can even enroll on site if you qualify.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Readers' Theatre

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Let's put on a show! Here's your chance to read aloud and act out favorite children's books on the Broadway (Library) stage. For readers ages 6-12. No registration required.


Oct
25
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Typing Practice

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

Learn and practice how to type!


Oct
25
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Welcome Kids and Teens Reader's Theater: Broadway

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join us for theater. For kids and teens.


Oct
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join Jason Reilly as he introduces his animal friends. Children will learn where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep and how they protect themselves. Meet frogs, bugs, a bunny, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice, reptiles, birds, hermit crabs and a chicken. Enjoy dancing, singing and a surprise activity at the end of the show.


Oct
26
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Board Game Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join us for a casual evening of board games like Scrabble, chess, and more. Adults and teens are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
27
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Broadway Babies

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Bring your infant up to age 17 months for short stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and socializing!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
27
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations with PowerPoint 2010.
• Learn how to create and edit slides
• Change designs and colors
• Insert illustrations
• Present your slide show
Preregistration is required.


Oct
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Spooky Celebration!

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Start the Halloween fun early! Enjoy scary stories, creepy crafts, and ghostly games! For children ages 5-12. Costumes optional.


Oct
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Games, puzzles & more! Play with old friends, make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
30
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Resumes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-990-8625.


Nov
1
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required.


Nov
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Escape Room Skills

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn to decipher secret codes, create and reveal invisible messages, and solve riddles and tricky logic puzzles during this four-session weekly program. On the last week you can put your new skills to the test at an Escape Room and Puzzle Party! Ages 6-12. No registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Typing For Beginners in Spanish

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

Learn how to use the keyboard and it will be easier for you to use a computer -Practice Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Navigate the Internet.
Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first-served basis.
Please call at 718-721 2462 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Microsoft Word For Beginners In Spanish

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste Items; and use Word’s main functions and commands. Also you will learn how to use a Flash Drive o USB. Basic computer skills are required. Please call at 718-721 2462 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required.
Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Games, puzzles & more! Play with old friends, make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Write Now! with NY Writers Coalition

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Want to get past your writers block or just put pen to paper and see what happens? Join us for free creative writing workshops that will bring out those powerful stories we have yet to share on the page. Poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a single room! This workshop is open to writers (Age 18+) of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels. Writing prompts and other materials will be provided. Just bring yourself!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Family Story & Craft Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

We read books on a theme and do a related craft. Perfect for families.


Nov
7
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computer Classes for Beginners in Spanish

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

Introduction to the computer, Introduction to Microsoft Word and navigate the Internet. You will learn how to type, copy, edit, format, print and save a file. Please call at 718-721 2462 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Make Yogurt at Home

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Gil Lopez leads this workshop where participants can learn about milk cultures and how to use them to create tasty, healthy yogurt treats easily and inexpensively at home. Participants will take home yogurt that can be used to start a first batch.


Nov
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

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

Topics include:
*Introduction to the computer (using mouse & keyboard)
*Introduction to Microsoft Word
*Navigating the Internet
Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Community Service Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Earn service hours for school while doing something good for your community or people in need. A different project each week: make cards for veterans and nursing home residents; craft Thanksgiving placemats for a soup kitchen; create cozy baby caps for hospitalized newborns; paint welcoming posters for the library--and more! Ages 9-12 years. No registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
8
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required.


Nov
13
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
15
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required.


Nov
15
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations with PowerPoint 2010.
• Learn how to create and edit slides
• Change designs and colors
• Insert illustrations
• Present your slide show
Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
16
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Book Club for Adults in Spanish

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

We meet every third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. The title of the book for November is “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury. Copies of the book can be checked out as soon as possible prior to each meeting. Please call at 718-721-2462 to register.


Nov
17
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Film Friday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a family-friendly film in our auditorium.


Nov
20
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn: how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
20
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Information on How to Enroll in New York State of Health Market Place (in Arabic)

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Information on how to enroll in New York State of Health Market Place.
-Medicare for Adults and Children
-Child Health Plush
-Essential Plan and Qualified Health Plan


Nov
27
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Digging for Job Leads

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

Are your resume and cover letters ready? How do you search for jobs? What are the most effective ways to find open jobs? In this two-part series, participants will learn traditional and creative ways to find jobs, how to network for job leads, and how to use online tools to find job leads. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
29
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Interview Preparation

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

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after as interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
29
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Teen Book-to-Screen Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join our discussion of the YA novel "Everything Everything" by Nicola Yoon.


Dec
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Games, puzzles & more! Play with old friends, make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Family Story & Craft Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

We read books on a theme and do a related craft. Perfect for families.


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Play With Me Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

For 0-5 years old with caregiver. Encourage early learning! Join us for a story, songs, and rhymes, followed by a developmentally appropriate play challenge.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computer Classes for Beginners in Spanish

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

Topics include:
*Introduction to the computer (using mouse & keyboard)
*Introduction to Microsoft Word: You will learn how to edit and format; print and save a file.
*Navigating the Internet
Please call at 718 721 2462 to register

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Prevent Falls: Make Your Home Safer

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Are you concerned about falling at home? Come learn about changes you can make so your home is safer in order to prevent falls. Changes can be simple or complex. All are welcome.


Dec
6
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Story and Play Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Playtime followed by stories and songs for children ages 18 to 35 months and a parent or caregiver. No registration required but space is limited; pick up a free ticket in the Children's Room before each session.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Art Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Children 5-12 experiment with paint, pastels, pencil, and clay. Come ready to create and get messy!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Typing For Beginners In Spanish

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

Learn how to use the keyboard, and it will be easier for you to use a computer. Practice Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and navigate the Internet.
Please call 718-721 2462 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
7
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Microsoft Word For Beginners In Spanish

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word’s main functions and commands. You will also learn how to use a flash drive or USB. Basic computer skills are required. Please call at 718-721 2462 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Film Friday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a family-friendly film in our auditorium.


Dec
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

New Year's Party!

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

We're celebrating the New Year with games, activities, snacks, and prizes. Wear your best clothes and we'll ring in a good time! (ages 5-12)


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Broadway Community Library has:

  • 17 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 Broadway Community Library include:

  • Arabic & Bengali
  • Chinese & Croatian
  • French & Greek
  • Gujarati & Hindi
  • Italian & Korean
  • Portuguese & Punjabi
  • Russian & Serbian
  • Spanish & Urdu
  • and Tagalog.

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Broadway Community Library include:

  • Classics
  • Black Experience
  • Careers
  • Test Preparation
  • Colleges
  • Graphic Novels
  • New Age
  • Mind & Body
  • FYI
  • New Americans

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & 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
Adventureland Preschool
41-31 58th St
Woodside NY , 11377-4755
phone: (718) 274-4769
Bright Beginnings
49-22 30th Ave
Woodside NY , 11377-7959
phone: (718) 777-6664
Kid Krazy
2125 21st Ave
Astoria NY , 11105-3228
phone: (718) 545-5728
Mi Nuevo Mundo
31-05 51st Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 626-7394
My New World
31-31 60th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 932-4521
 

Community Board
Queens Community Board 1
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-3335
fax: (718) 786-3368
  

Community Organizations & Services
Central Astoria Local Development Coalition
28-27 Steinway Street
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718)728-7820
Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens
29-21 21st Avenue
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 204-2444
Greater Astoria Historical Society
35-20 Broadway 4th Floor
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 278-0700
LIC Business Development Corporation
29-10 Thomson Avenue, 9th Floor
Astoria NY , 11101
phone: (718) 786-5300
Queens Rainbow Community Center
30-74 Steinway Street, 2nd floor
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 429-2300
American Museum of the Moving Image
35 Avenue at 36 Street
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 784-0077
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
32-37 Vernon Blvd
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 204-7088
P.S.1 (MOMA)
22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-2084
Socrates Sculpture Park
Broadway and Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 956-1819

Fire Department
Engine 263, Ladder 117
42-06 Astoria Blvd South
Astoria NY , 11107
  

Local Hospitals
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
25-10 30th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-1000
Queens Surgical Community Center
46-04 31st Ave
Long Island City NY , 11103-1842
phone: (718) 545-5050
Steinway Family Health Center
25-92 Steinway Street
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 721-6100

Parks and Playgrounds
Astoria Park Pool
19th Street and 23rd Drive
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 626-8620
Astoria Heights Recreational Park
30th Road between 45th and 46th Streets
Athens Square Park
30th Avenue and 30th Street
Astoria NY ,
Broadway Playground
38th Street between 31st Avenue and Broadway
  

Police Department
114th Precinct
34-16 Astoria Blvd.
Queens NY , 11103
phone: (718) 626-9311
  

Post Office
Steinway Post Office
43-04 Broadway
Astoria NY , 11103-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Corpus Christi
31-29 60th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 721-2484
El-ber Islamic School
25-42 49th Street
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 274-9060
Evangelical Christian
31-29 Crescent Street
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 937-9601
Most Precious Blood
32-52 37th Street
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 721-9850
Queens Lutheran School
31-20 21st Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 721-4313
Saint Demetrios Greek American School|
30-03 30th Drive
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-1754
Saint. Joseph School
28-46 44 Street
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 728-0724
  

Public Elementary Schools
Our World Neighborhood Charter
36-12 35th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 392-3405
P.S. 70
30-45 42 Street
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 728-4646
P.S. 151 Mary D. Carter
50-05 31 Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 728-2676

Public High Schools
Academy of American Studies
28-01 41st Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361 – 8786
Baccalaureate School of Global Education
34-12 36th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 361-5275
Aviation Career and Technical High School
45-30 36 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-2032
Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 545-2980
William Cullen Bryant High School
48-10 31st Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 721-5404
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Baccalaureate School of Global Education
34-12 36th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 361-5275
I.S. 10 Horace Greeley School
45-31 31st Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 278-7054
 

Senior Centers
Senior Healthcare Center
27-15 30th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-0007
Woodside Senior Center
50-37 Newtown Road, Building 19
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 932-6916
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Costa Constantinides
CConstantinides@council.nyc.gov
District Office 31-09 Newtown Avenue, Suite 209
Astoria NY, 11102
phone: (718) 274-4500
fax: (646) 661-6799
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1808
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-6963
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1833
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Brian Barnwell
BarnwellB@nyassembly.gov
District Office 55-19 69th Street
Maspeth NY, 11378
phone: (718) 651-3185
fax: (718) 651-3027
Albany Office LOB, Room 921
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4755
fax: (518) 455-5032
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
Gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
US Congress
Hon. Carolyn Maloney
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-1804
fax: (718) 932-1805
Legislative Office 2308 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-7944
fax: (202) 225-4709
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Dutch settlers were the first inhabitants of the area that is now known as Long Island City. This area was the first part of Queens to be settled. The name Long Island City was created by Captain Levy Hayden in 1853. After selling a large number of shares from his Hunter’s Point Marine Railway to the Beebe family of Ravenswood Captain Hayden named the area with the hope that one day all of the Hunter’s Point, Astoria, and Ravenswood would be unified. The idea of a Long Island City came from these areas wanting their own self government. A public referendum was passed on February 16, 1869 by a vote of 299 for and 150 against. The city was charted as a merging of the villages of Astoria, Steinway, Ravenswood, and Hunter’s Point. It borders the East River in the North and West and Newton Creek to the South.

The charter to establish Long Island City was signed on Wednesday May 4, 1870. Abraham D. Ditmars, of Astoria, was the city’s first Mayor. Early problems for the new city were a lack in decent roads to travel upon. Due mainly to the financial resources and tenacity of James Thomson many of the major roads of Long Island City were completely paved by 1880. This included the complete drainage of Ravenswood swamp. Most of the inland territory of what is now Long Island City was made up mostly of marshland. The city was prosperous due to thriving community industries in oil and glass. The city quickly gained the reputation of being a commercial and industrial district. One of the most prominent families were the Steinways. The German family, headed by Patrick Henry Steinway, were responsible for many upgrades to the Long Island City community and industry. They created streetcar lines, a piano factory, and a successful amusement park called North Beach which operated from 1886 to 1920. This park was located on the spot that is now known as La Guardia Airport. Riker’s Island once belonged to Long Island City until it was purchased by New York City in September 1884 for the price of $2,500.

Long Island City operated as its own separate entity outside of greater New York City. Mayor Henry S. Debevoise was arrested on a warrant by the citizens for fraud and his ineffectiveness as mayor during a tense battle with gamblers that had invaded the city in the early 1880’s. Patrick Jerome Gleason won the mayoral election of 1886 and became just as notorious as Henry Debevoise. Mayor Gleason appointed himself chief officer of the Police board, Fire Department, and Board of Education while appropriating funds of over $245,000 for a school that was not completed until he was removed from office. Gleason’s acts of corruption gave the once highly touted community a reputation of political crime that was looked at badly by the rest of the country. These acts of corruption led to the Consolidation Act for a Greater New York which led to Long Island City becoming a part of greater New York in 1898.

The creation of the Queensboro Bridge in 1909 opened the isolated suburb to commuters who now had quick access into and out of Manhattan. The opening of the Penn Tubes in 1910 opened Long Island to travel from the Southern section of the city. People now had accessibility to other parts of New York and the once strong economic clout of Long Island City was slowly taken away by Manhattan. Over time many immigrants from various European countries such as Italy and Iceland came to settle in Long Island City. By far the biggest ethnic group is from Greece as Long Island City boasts the largest number of Greek people outside from the country of Greece.

Today Long Island City stands as one of the most industrialized melting pots of New York City and the United States.

In 1893 a movement to establish a Free Public Library began in the Long Island City community. The first Broadway Branch was opened in 1906 on 9th Avenue. It was the sixth library unit built for the Queens Public Library system. Circulation for the first year was 36,000. Circulation grew steadily leading to several changes in location.

Children’s services in particular lead to two major moves. The first move led to a Children’s facility created in 1930 on Steinway Street. Children’s programs became so popular that they had to be discontinued due to lack of space. The need for more room led to the opening of the library’s current location on April 25, 1958. The three story building is 15,800 in square feet and is located at 40-20 Broadway in Long Island City.

Sources

Seyfried, Vincent F. , 300 Years of Long Island City 1630-1930, Queens Historical Society Publication 1984

Websites

Welcome to Long Island City

LICNYC

Long Island City History