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It's #BookTuesday!

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

Our #BookTuesday pick for February 20 is Down The River Unto The Sea by Walter Mosley.

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his ...

Celebrate National Library Lovers Month

Show your love for libraries by entering our Share Your Love for Queens Library Photo Contest.  

Enter the contest today and show how much you love your library for a chance to win a Samsung 16 GB Galaxy Tablet!

Complete contest rules here.

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood, located at 35-32 21st Street in Long Island City, offers an outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified staff; the best learning experience for your child; free after-school care until 5:30 p.m.; and all the ...

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 ...

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 age 60 and older, or earn $66,000 or less a year.

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

Celebrate Black History Month at Queens Library!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for Black History Month!

We’ll be screening movies, hosting talks, and presenting concerts to celebrate and commemorate the Black experience in America.

Programs are available for children, teens, and adults, including five special events focusing on Claudia ...

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 ...

Feb
21
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Streaming Chinese Health Presentation Arthritis Treatments

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join Dr. Robert Li's presentation as he talks about arthritis treatments. The program is in Chinese. 髖關節和膝關節骨性關節炎:緩解疼痛和恢復功能的治療選擇


Feb
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL Conversation group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL conversation group.

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

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Feb
22
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Behold the Dreamers" by Mbue Imbol.


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Feb
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Bridge Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join and enjoy our Bridge club with a number of local players playing bridge for long time.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Language Learning Group for Beginners in Korean

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Have you ever wished you could speak Korean? Learn how to use Transparent Language Online and benefit from a 10-week group learning experience too! You will need a Queens Library card and a computer, tablet, or smart phone to access Transparent Language to do your weekly assignments. Bring your device to the first session for help in setting up your Transparent Language Online account. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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

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Feb
24
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Herbal Teas

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Get more out of herbal teas. Learn about longer-steep teas and proportions for making teas from dried and fresh herbs.


Feb
26
12:00PM

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6:00PM

AARP Driver's Defensive Course

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

AARP Driver's Defensive Course is available to all people who have a valid NYS Driver's License. By taking this course most drivers will be qualifying for lower insurance payments. Registration is required. Also check with your insurance provider before taking this class. The class is 6 hours and thirty minutes.

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

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Feb
26
6:15PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL intermediate level.

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

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Feb
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Basic Sewing

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Participants will meet every week to learn basic stitches for hand sewing and will eventually progress to make simple sewing projects.


Feb
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us on Tuesdays to have fun playing Scrabble.

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

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Mar
2
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.

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

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Mar
3
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Linda's Kitchen Remedies: Ginger

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Herbal Kitchen Remedies presented by Linda LaValle. Learn about the properties and health benefits of ginger. Join us as we will prepare an infusion using ginger root. Explore ways to bring ginger to our tables and our hearts.


Mar
5
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Claim Your Lost Money

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York State has custody of over $14 billion in unclaimed funds. Every day the Comptroller's Office returns approximately $1 million to owners; are you one of them? Representatives from the Office of the New York State Comptroller, Intergovernmental and Community Affairs Division, will provide information about the New York State Unclaimed Funds program and assist attendees in searching for and processing any unclaimed funds due to them.

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

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Mar
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Victoria and Abdul"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Rated PG-13


Mar
7
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Cancer Prevention

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join Linda Bulone, RN, OCN, CCRC for an informative workshop on cancer prevention. During this session, we will discuss basic facts about prevention, including a review of cancer screening guidelines, and dispel some of the most common myths about cancer. All are welcome.


Mar
7
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Making our Marks 1

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Bookmarks make great gifts, especially inside a new book. We will create a simple corner bookmark from card stock using templates. Learn a super easy craft you can teach to anyone; practice the technique and make a cool bookmark.


Mar
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Learning to Let Go: How End Of Life Doulas Help Their Loved Ones Say Goodbye

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

End of life doulas provide emotional support and comfort to patients and their loved ones who are in the final phase of life. The focus of this program is on planning for death and it will help patients who lack family or adequate caregiver support to die comfortably and without fear of being alone.


Mar
14
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Virtual Chinese Program: Mei Chin: All Over The Place

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Museum Presents Mei Chin: All Over The Place. This is a virtual program and will be presented in Chinese by Xingyi Li.


Mar
14
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Making Our Marks 2

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will continue to create classy bookmarks using ribbons, buttons, and even bows. Embellish the gift of a book with a handcrafted beautiful bookmark. Bring a book to create a bookmark for.


Mar
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Jewelry Making Workshops

Location: East Flushing
Registration: By phone or in person

March 15: Create an Art Deco or Art Nouveau with images decoupaged on a cuff bracelet with embellishments with Phyllis Ger.

March 29: Wooden Trinket Box embellished with Crystals

Space is limited. Contact the East Flushing Library to register, 718-357-6643

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

Additional Dates


Mar
21
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Heart Health and Cardiovascular Disease

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join Dr. Hua Yang in this Chinese Virtual program as she talks about heart health and cardiovascular disease. Topic: 心房顫動


Mar
21
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Making our Marks 3

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this session of making bookmarks, we will use an unusual fabric and embellishments sourced from clothing manufacturers in NYC.


Mar
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

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 traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.


Mar
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch.


Apr
2
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "August Rush"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A 12-year-old prodigy heads to New York City to find and reunite with his musician parents, who abandoned him as a baby. Rated PG.


Apr
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Investor Education Seminar

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

St. John's University law students lead this seminar about investor scams, protecting investments, types of investments, and how to keep track of investments.


Apr
9
1:00PM

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2:00PM

NY Senior Medicare Patrol

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

The NY Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) advises you how to Protect, Detect, and Report frauds and scams. The NY Senior Medicare Patrol is a program dedicated to educating Medicare beneficiaries about health care fraud and common scams - how they can protect themselves, what to look for, and where to report them.


Apr
9
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Movie Screening: "Queen of Katwe"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A biopic of an Ugandan chess prodigy, Phiona Mutesi traces her journey from the slums of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world. Rated PG


Apr
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Gain insight into the best ways to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as we age. Learn the steps to take to have a healthy brain and a healthy life.


Apr
11
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Diabetes Q&A

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about diabetes management or prevention? Nutrition, foot care, understanding the numbers...it can seem overwhelming! Meet one-on-one with students and faculty from St. John's University to answer your questions about diabetes. Come join us!


Apr
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Learn CPR from FDNY-EMS

Location: East Flushing
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.


Apr
16
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Movie Screening: Collateral Beauty

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A New York adman deals with the pain of losing a child by writing letters to Time, Death, and Love. He is soon visited by representations of the three concepts, and they, along with his close friends, help him return to some semblance of a normal life. PG-13


Apr
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Concert

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Music critics have described I-Heung Lee's performance as graceful, thoughtful and intelligent, touched with a unique style of artistic sophistication. Ms. Lee performs extensively in Asia as well as at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Her repertoire includes works by Mozart, Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel and Frederic Chopin.


Apr
20
12:00PM

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12:45PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. This workshop will be led by Suzanne Windland. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions. This program is presented by Older Adult Services.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: Pride and Prejudice

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Literary adaption of Jane Austen's novel with the same title. PG


Apr
25
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Real People Real Lives: Women Immigrants of New York

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Museum Presents Virtual Chinese Lecture Series: Real People Real Lives, Women Immigrants of New York. Presenter Xinguy Li.


Apr
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout.


Apr
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

FDNY Fire Safety in the Home for Seniors

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


May
7
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: Me Before You

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us in our Monday movie screenings for a touching romantic drama about life and death. PG-13.


May
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Music for the Soul

Location: East Flushing
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.


May
31
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly.


Jun
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Working with Watercolors: An Art Project

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Explore the expressive possibilities of this exciting and dynamic medium. Using color theory and the examination of masterworks as guides, this two-session workshop will advance your painting, drawing and composition skills through the examination of landscape painting. Participants will paint several landscapes that will be based on images, as well as from their imagination. Suitable for all skill levels. Come have fun, build your skills and socialize! Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

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

with Teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald
Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Preregistration is required. Please call the East Flushing Library to register 718-357-6643

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Everyone Brave is Forgiven" by Chris Cleave.


Jul
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginning Tai Chi

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion."

Space is limited on a first come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Alice Network" by Kate Quinn.


Aug
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Brain on Fire" by Susannah Cahalan.


Sep
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "The Leavers" by Lisa Ko.


Oct
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Marriage" of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.


Nov
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The East Flushing Community Library has:

  • 2 Adult Public Computers
  • 1 Public Computer located in the Children's room
  • Each computer may be used for half an hour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited Printing
  • InfolinQ/Internet classes class is offered. Please contact the branch for more details

 

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International Language Collections at the East Flushing Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Greek
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the East Flushing Community Library include:

  • Careers
  • Graphic Novels
  • Money Matters
  • YA Section

 


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
Crayon Box Preschool
4410 192nd Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 888-9341
Sensational Kids
4550 195th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 631-5942
St. Nicholas Preschool
196-20 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)357-0800

Community Board
Queens Community Board #11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11377
phone: (718) 225-1054
fax: (718) 225-4514
  

Community Organizations & Services
46 Avenue Beautification Comm
45-67 194th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
Auburndale Improv. Assoc
P.O. Box 331 – Station A
Flushing NY , 11358
 

Fire Department
Engine 320/Ladder 167
36-18 Francis Lewis Blvd
Flushing NY , 11358
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Kissena Park
Rose and Oak Avenues on the north, Kissena Boulev
NY ,
P.S. 130 Playground
42nd Avenue & Francis Lewis Boulevard
NY ,
 

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Station A
40-03 164th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Holy Cross High School(9-12)
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 886-7250
St. Kevin’s School (PreK-8)
45-50 195th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 357-8110
William Spyropoulos School (PreK-8)
196-10 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 357-5583

Public Elementary Schools
PS 130 (PK-3)
200-01 42nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 357-6606
PS 233 @ PS 130 (SP)
200-01 42nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 224-0490
 

Public High Schools
HS 495 Bayside High School (9-12)
208th Street & 32nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 25 Adrien Block School (7-9)
34-65 192nd Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 961-3480
  

Senior Centers
Self Help Clearview Senior Center
208-11 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 224-7888
  

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
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The Matinecock Indians sold Flushing to the Dutch Colonists in the 1620s at the rate of one ax per 50 acres. The Dutch named it “Vlissingen,” after a port in Holland. It meant “flowing water.”

In 1657, the document called the Flushing Remonstrance, was signed by the Dutch colonists giving the Quakers and others the right to worship as they chose. The principles stipulated in the Remonstrance foresaw the freedom of religion in the U.S. Constitution. The English began ruling in 1664 and changed the name to Flushing.

Because of the abundance of trees in Flushing, the first commercial nurseries in America were organized here in the 1700s. A town hall was built in 1864 and it has been used as an opera house, police station, jail, and a dinner theater.

There have been two World’s Fairs in Flushing, one in 1939 and the other in 1964.

In the early to mid-1900s Irish, Germans and Italians resided in Flushing; but after 1965, Greeks, Chinese, Korean, and Hispanic immigrants started moving in. The formerly tree-lined pastoral town has become an important international residential and commercial center.

At first the new East Flushing Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library was set to open on November 1, 1975; but due to budget cuts it was unachievable to staff the additional branch. In 1977 a recent influx of federally financed CETA employees made it attainable for the East Flushing Branch to open for service on Monday, September 19, 1977 at 1:00pm. Previously this community had no library service, except for weekly visits by a bookmobile.