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Classic Movie Monday I Remember Mama

Tale of a wise and tender matriarch of a Norwegian-immigrant family in early 1900s San Francisco, where the eldest daughter narrates from her diary and details their history of successes, trials and failures.

Sep 16 @ 1:15 PM

Modern Classic Good Night and Good Luck

A vivid chronicle of CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow's battle with Sen. Joseph McCarthy over his Communist witch-hunts in the 1950s. Starring David Strathairn, George Clooney and Patricia Clarkson

Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM

Modern Classic: "Million Dollar Baby"

A boxing trainer takes a female fighter under his wing and shapes her into a viable contender. When tragedy strikes, the once-skeptical trainer faces a decision that shows how his relationship with the ambitious young fighter has changed him. Starring Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank.

Sep 30 @ 1:15 PM

Classic Movie Monday: "Some Like It Hot"

Director Billy Wilder finds Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon on the lam. Two struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and are now on the run from the mob. Jerry and Joe cross-dress into an all female band. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems. (1959, PG)

Oct 7 @ 1:15 PM

Monday Movie: "Five Feet Apart"

Stella is a vibrant, fun-loving seventeen-year-old. Unlike most teenagers, Stella has to spend much of her time living at a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. When Stella meets Will, a charming and rebellious fellow patient, she feels a powerful connection, but restrictions dictate that she and Will maintain a safe distance between them. ...

Oct 21 @ 1:15 PM

"Shazam" Film Screening

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. He is still a kid at heart—inside a godlike body. (2019, PG-13)

Nov 4 @ 1:15 PM

Classic Monday Movie: "Gigi"

"Gigi" is a 1958 American musical-romance film. Gaston (Louis Jourdan) is a restless Parisian playboy who moves from one mistress to another, while also spending time with Gigi (Leslie Caron), a precocious younger friend learning the ways of high society.

Nov 25 @ 1:15 PM

Movie "The Sun is Also a Star: A Love Story Between Opposites"

College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. This movie explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe. (2019, PG-13)

Dec 2 @ 1:15 PM

"Four Christmases" Movie

A couple is forced to spend Christmas with their four divorced parents. (2008, PG-13)

Dec 9 @ 1:15 PM

"Home for the Holidays" Movie

When her teenage daughter opts out of Thanksgiving, single mother Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) travels alone to her childhood home for an explosive holiday dinner with her dysfunctional family. (1995, PG-13)

Dec 16 @ 1:15 PM

Aug
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Bridge Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us and enjoy playing bridge at East Flushing Library.

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

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Aug
22
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Free Summer Meals at East Flushing Library

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library at East Flushing is honored to provide an essential summer service — FREE lunches for kids and teens all summer long. East Flushing Library will provide summer meals from Thursday, June 27 through Friday, August 30. Summer meals are open to all children, 18 and younger. Enrollment is not required. Free meals will be provided Mondays through Fridays from 1-2 pm. Please bring your child up to 18 years old to enjoy the healthy lunch food.

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

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Aug
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

East Flushing - Anyone Can Draw

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children and families who would like to draw for fun. All levels are welcome.

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

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Aug
22
2:30PM

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5:30PM

East Flushing Spring and Summer Toy Corner

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Spring and Summer Toy Corner.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Chess Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join our ongoing Chess Club every week on Thursdays. Anyone who is interested is welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL Intermediate

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for intermediate ESOL.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Feel the Breeze Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1 to 5 will play with fun, interactive toys that will make them feel a nice breeze. They will learn about wind.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Summer Reading Arts and Crafts for Fridays

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3 and up, participate in summer arts and crafts on Fridays.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
24
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading storytime for toddlers and preschoolers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Children ages 2-5 will be read picture books, sing finger plays, and enjoy coloring as well. Space is 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


Aug
26
2:15PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie: "Coco"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. He journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse (2017, PG).


Aug
26
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!


Aug
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join our Mahjong club.


Aug
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us and enjoy playing Scrabble game every Tuesday with intelligent people.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
28
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and practice English with our group.


Aug
28
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Summer Reading Arts and Crafts on Wednesdays

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ages 3 and up, participate in summer arts and crafts on Wednesdays.


Aug
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Internet Basics for Beginners

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to navigate, surf the internet, use search engines, find websites, use job sites, fill out job applications, and create and use email accounts.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Dreams of Joy"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See.


Sep
4
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and practice your English speaking skills in a structured group setting.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

East Flushing Fall and Winter Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime for ages 2-5 at 11AM on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Picture books will be read, songs will be sung and there will be some coloring as well.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

East Flushing Fall and Winter Arts and Crafts for Children

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for arts and crafts for ages 3 and up on Fridays at 4pm.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
12:00PM

--to--

12:45PM

Power Walk Fitness

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is a fitness session that involves walking and gentle aerobic exercise.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
1:15PM

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3:45PM

Modern Classic: Beaches

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Story of women who have almost nothing in common but a lifetime of friendship. The two met as children in Atlantic City and are reunited in the 1960s. Starring Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray and Lainie Kazan


Sep
9
6:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our ESOL conversation group.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

The Life of I. M Pei, Famous Chinese American Architect

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

I. M. Pei was a famous Chinese American architect. Learn about his life and buildings that dazzled the world.


Sep
16
1:15PM

--to--

3:45PM

Classic Movie Monday I Remember Mama

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tale of a wise and tender matriarch of a Norwegian-immigrant family in early 1900s San Francisco, where the eldest daughter narrates from her diary and details their history of successes, trials and failures.


Sep
18
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Back-to-School Fun Times at East Flushing Library

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3 and up will make a bookworm pencil in the children's room at the East Flushing Library. This activity is to welcome them back to school!


Sep
20
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program is 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


Sep
21
2:30PM

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4:00PM

What Is True Peace? Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Why do we search for peace? Peace is not just an end to conflict, but a deep inner stillness and calm, which all souls remember as their original state. Our habit of creating too many thoughts and words exhausts the intellect. If we are to find peace, we must first teach ourselves to become quiet – to concentrate the mind and bring the runaway thoughts to a halt.


Sep
23
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Modern Classic Good Night and Good Luck

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A vivid chronicle of CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow's battle with Sen. Joseph McCarthy over his Communist witch-hunts in the 1950s. Starring David Strathairn, George Clooney and Patricia Clarkson


Sep
26
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Sing, Unburied, Sing"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward.


Sep
30
1:15PM

--to--

3:30PM

Modern Classic: "Million Dollar Baby"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A boxing trainer takes a female fighter under his wing and shapes her into a viable contender. When tragedy strikes, the once-skeptical trainer faces a decision that shows how his relationship with the ambitious young fighter has changed him. Starring Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank.


Oct
3
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Oct
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Free Nutrition Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Cornell University Cooperative Extension presents a free nutrition workshop. In this workshop you will learn to make recipes your family will love. Plan meals and menus. Enjoy physical activities. Read labels. Taste healthy snacks. Practice food safety and have fun. The program will be held in Chinese.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
1:15PM

--to--

2:30PM

Classic Movie Monday: "Some Like It Hot"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Director Billy Wilder finds Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon on the lam. Two struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and are now on the run from the mob. Jerry and Joe cross-dress into an all female band. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems. (1959, PG)


Oct
16
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Botanical Watercolor Painting

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

This is a nine-session sequential Creative Aging course presented by Older Adult Services. Learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn about brushes and techniques to create different leaf and flower forms. Registration required. Call the East Flushing Public Library to register at 718-357-6643.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
21
1:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Monday Movie: "Five Feet Apart"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Stella is a vibrant, fun-loving seventeen-year-old. Unlike most teenagers, Stella has to spend much of her time living at a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. When Stella meets Will, a charming and rebellious fellow patient, she feels a powerful connection, but restrictions dictate that she and Will maintain a safe distance between them. As their feelings grow, Stella and Will face a life-changing question: How does love feel when even a single touch is off-limits? (2019, PG-13)


Oct
28
1:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Modern Classic: "When Harry Met Sally"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal star as two best friends of the opposite sex in the blockbuster, heartwarming romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally." Harry Burns (Crystal) and Sally Albright (Ryan) meet when they share a car on a trip from Chicago to New York right after both graduate from college. (1989)


Oct
31
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "The Library Book"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean.


Oct
31
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Nov
4
1:15PM

--to--

2:45PM

"Shazam" Film Screening

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. He is still a kid at heart—inside a godlike body. (2019, PG-13)


Nov
18
1:15PM

--to--

3:45PM

Modern Classic Movie: "Gandhi"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Recalling the life of Indian lawyer Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), who famously led nonviolent revolts against British rule and spoke out against the caste system, this is a Best Picture winner. Through his patience, he was able to drive the British out of the subcontinent.


Nov
21
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Before We Were Yours"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate.


Nov
25
1:15PM

--to--

2:30PM

Classic Monday Movie: "Gigi"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

"Gigi" is a 1958 American musical-romance film. Gaston (Louis Jourdan) is a restless Parisian playboy who moves from one mistress to another, while also spending time with Gigi (Leslie Caron), a precocious younger friend learning the ways of high society.


Dec
2
1:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Movie "The Sun is Also a Star: A Love Story Between Opposites"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. This movie explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe. (2019, PG-13)


Dec
9
1:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

"Four Christmases" Movie

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A couple is forced to spend Christmas with their four divorced parents. (2008, PG-13)


Dec
16
1:15PM

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3:45PM

"Home for the Holidays" Movie

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

When her teenage daughter opts out of Thanksgiving, single mother Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) travels alone to her childhood home for an explosive holiday dinner with her dysfunctional family. (1995, PG-13)


Jan
6
1:15PM

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3:45PM

"Bucket List" Movie

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Two dying men take a things-to-do-before-we-kick-it trip that turns into a rewarding journey of self-discovery. (2007, PG-13)


Feb
4
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Monday Movie: "Glory"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

The story of the first black regiment with a white commander to fight for the North in the Civil War (1989).


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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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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 1792
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 842
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: 718-358-6364
fax: 718-445-7868
Legislative Office 2209 Rayburn 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
  
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
Liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-765-6675
Albany OfficeRoom 802, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: 518-455-2210
fax: 518-426-6736

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.