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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Queens Library

This January and February, we hope you will join us for special events that pay tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., including poetry readings, dramatic performances, fun learning opportunities for kids, and much more.

We also have suggestions below for great books and movies about Dr. King.

All ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens 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 ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

Watch Great Films with Kanopy!

Get out your Queens Library card and sign up for Kanopy, the Library's newest on-demand video streaming service, where you can watch more than 30,000 classic movies, indie films, foreign films, and acclaimed documentaries!

You can stream films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion ...

Immigration Assistance at Queens Library

Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens.

Join us for citizenship classes and workshops, free legal help and financial counseling from NYCitizenship, and more.

Learn about your rights and the realities of the immigration process, and receive assitance from experienced lawyers and ...

Jan
16
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Toy Time

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Family Toy Time Everyday at the library! For children to feel free to play with toys and puzzles at the toy station.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
16
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.

Additional Dates


Jan
16
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Introduction to iPhone AND IPad Use and Navigation

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use the proper settings and functions of the iPhone and iPad. There will be hands-on practical training. Limited space, registration required. Participants have to bring their own iPhone/iPad.

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

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Jan
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Tai Chi with Jenny Kim

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Instructor Jenny Kim teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion." Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Winter and Spring Story Time

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for winter and spring story time for children ages 2-5.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Tumeric, the Major Player in Curry

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Herbal Kitchen Remedies series presented by Linda LaValle.

Discover the properties of Tumeric. Bring this vibrant and colorful spice into your life for health. Learn how to make a curry blend and Tumeric Pastilles with honey and marshmallow root for daily usage.


Jan
18
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


Jan
19
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Language Learning Group for Beginners in Korean

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 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.

Additional Dates


Jan
19
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Library Crafts for Winter and Spring

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for winter and spring library crafts. For children ages 3 and up.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
20
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 10/7- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 10/14 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 10/28- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 11/04- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Intro to Microsoft Excel: Hands-on Training Using a Laptop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a hands-on practical training on basic Microsoft Excel using a laptop. Learn how to create and edit an Excel spread sheet, printing, and more. Space is limited.


Jan
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Glass Castle"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values. Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion


Jan
22
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESL Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESL intermediate level classes at East Flushing.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Cardamom in my Coffee

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Herbal Kitchen Remedies series presented by Linda LaValle.

Learn about the beneficial properties of Cardamom and learn how to incorporate its exotic flavor in your meal.


Jan
25
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 "I Am Malala" by Christina Lamb.


Jan
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Sully"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Biopic of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger depicts his emergency landing on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented feat, he must endure the weight of sudden fame and second-guessing by investigators.


Jan
30
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Free Civil Legal Services Mobile Center

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the NY State Courts' Access to Justice Program that provides free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need.
https://mobilelegalhelpcenter.acuityscheduling.com/ for an appointment


Jan
30
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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
3
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Herbal Teas

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this session you will learn about the health benefits of herbal teas, some of the tea-making techniques, and two ways of making your own tea bags.


Feb
5
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie Screening: Florence Foster Jenkins

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An heiress longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite a horrible singing voice. With the help of her husband and a talented musician, she finds a strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist. PG-13.


Feb
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

East Flushing Spelling Bee

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our annual East Flushing Spelling Bee competition! For children in grades 1-4.


Feb
10
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Chinese Lunar New Year Festive Envelopes

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Celebrate with friends and make your own unique cash gift envelopes with different patterned paper.


Feb
10
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year by Learning Chinese Traditional Paper Cutting

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

In this workshop, Master Ming Liang Lu and Sharlene Chou will demonstrate paper cutting, an ancient Chinese art form dating from the Han dynasty. Participants will learn how to make snowflakes and snowmen. Supplies are limited to 30 people.


Feb
12
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Movie Screening "Enchanted"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A princess is dispatched from her fairy-tale realm by and resurfaces in modern-day Manhattan. She meets a divorced lawyer who takes her in while she awaits the arrival of her Prince Charming. Rated PG


Feb
12
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Me Time Valentine

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and make a pair of earrings for Valentine's day.


Feb
13
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Financial Literacy for Individuals

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and learn tips and strategies on how to lower insurance costs, increase retirement savings and improve your financial health.


Feb
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Special Message Necklace

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library Broken Heart Week reminds you to treat yourself and tell yourself "it had to be you." Come and join us while we get together to make a special love message necklace.


Feb
15
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Jewelry Making, Blue Valentine Bracelet

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Transform your pain into a beautiful piece of jewelry. Let's put together the blue beads of your broken heart into a nice bracelet.


Feb
17
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Valentine Messages

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enclose your special messages in an envelope. Read aloud some poetry from the masters to inspire words of love.


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.


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.


Mar
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

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.


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
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Jewelry Making Workshops

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.