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Queens Memory Presents: Richmond Hill Love Letter

Join Richmond Hill Love Letter for a discussion about our neighborhood’s past, present, and future. Bring your memories and ideas, and expect to learn something new about our community. You are also invited to bring any Richmond Hill photographs and memorabilia, and the Queens Memory team will be on hand to digitize them and save them to a ...

Aug 12 @ 3:00 PM

Jul
27
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Storytime is a great way to encourage a love of reading. Toddlers ages 18-36 months and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Health Insurance Info and Enrollment

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Need health insurance? Come learn about no-cost Medicaid, options for low-cost insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and get your questions answered. Get information or enroll on site one-on-one with one of Callen Lorde Community
Health Center’s culturally competent insurance navigators.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Exploring Poetry

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Poetry is everywhere! Join us as we explore different styles, concepts, and uses for poetry as well as apply what we learn to create your own original work.
Explore concepts such as:
-Imagery - Symbolism
-Rhythm - Rhyme
-Metaphor - Simile


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Jul
29
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Infants and babies are invited to join us for 30 minutes of bouncing rhymes, short books, songs, and circle time. Each child must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
29
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Family Game Time

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Come play classic games like Checkers, Monopoly and Connect 4.


Aug
2
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Tuesday Movie Madness

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy a kids movie every Tuesday at 2pm!
8/2 "The Good Dinosaur"
8/9 "Norm of the North"
8/16 "Goosebumps"
8/23 "Minions"
8/30 "Pixels"

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Jump into Summer with Amazing New Math Games

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-8 will show off their skills and knowledge as they are guided in how to play little known games such as Even Steven and Mummy Math.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Jump Into Summer with Amazing New Math Games

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Children ages 9 -12 will show off their skills and knowledge as they are guided in how to play little known games such as Even Steven and Mummy Math.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Zumba: Dance for Your Health

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Certified Zumba instructor, Jill, leads a dance-inspired exercise class that combines squats and lunges with hip hop, soca, salsa, merengue and mambo moves.


Aug
6
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Saturday Movie Matinee

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Come out and enjoy a great movie! Viewings start at 2pm.
8/6 Batman vs. Superman
8/20 Divergent Series: Allegiant

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

Additional Dates


Aug
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Magic Show with Seth Dale

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Summer Reading fun with magician Seth Dale, children will be amazed in this magical celebration! For ages 6-12.


Aug
12
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Queens Memory Presents: Richmond Hill Love Letter

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Join Richmond Hill Love Letter for a discussion about our neighborhood’s past, present, and future. Bring your memories and ideas, and expect to learn something new about our community. You are also invited to bring any Richmond Hill photographs and memorabilia, and the Queens Memory team will be on hand to digitize them and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home.


Aug
15
3:00PM

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7:00PM

Practice SAT with Princeton Review

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Find out how you will score on a full- length practice test. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses. Registration with Princeton review is required. Go to PrincetonReview.com or call 646-362-0628.


Aug
16
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Dental Health Hygiene Workshop

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Learn good dental hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Lefferts Community Library has:

  • 9 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Lefferts Community Library include:

  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

 

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

  • Graphic Novels
  • Caribbean collection
  • New York Times on microfilm

 


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
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
A to Z Learning Center
123-21 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill NY , 11418
phone: (718) 805-4400
Happy Day Nursery
104-25 Jamaica Ave
Richmond Hill NY , 11418
phone: (718) 847-0223
Nareesa’s Day Care
104-30 116th Street
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 835-6721
Playmates Nursery Inc.
131-15 Liberty Avenue
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 659-0474
fax: (718) 529-6690
Talented Little Children Pre-School
104-18 134th Street
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 658-6380
Wonder World
107-42 117th Street
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 835-9660
fax: (718) 925-9061

Community Board
Community Board District #10
115-01 Lefferts Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: 718) 843-4488
  

Community Organizations & Services
Kew Gardens Civic Association
105 82nd Street
Kew Gardens NY , 11415
NHS (Neighborhood Housing Services) of Richmond Hill
115-02 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill NY , 11418
phone: (718) 441-3063
Richmond Hill Block Association
110-08 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill NY , 11418
phone: (718) 849-3759
South Queens Boys & Girls Club
110-04 Atlantic Avenue
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 441-6050
 

Fire Department
Engine 308
107-12 Lefferts Boulevard
South Richmond Hil NY , 11419
  

Local Hospitals
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
8900 Van Wyck Expressway
Queens NY , 11418
phone: 718) 206-6000
  

Local Newspapers
Caribbean Life
The Forum South
Neighborhood News
Queens Tribune
Senior News
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Smokey Oval
125th Street and Atlantic Avenue
NY ,
  

Police Department
106th Precinct
103-53 101st Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 845-2211
  

Post Office
South Richmond Hill Post Office
117-04 101st Avenue
South Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Benedict Joseph Labre (PK-8)
94-25 117th Street
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 441-6674
St. Teresa of Avila (K-8)
109-55 128th Street
South Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 641-1316
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (PK-8)
111-10 115th Street
South Ozone Park NY , 11424
phone: (718) 843-4184

Public Elementary Schools
PS 055 Maure (PK-6)
131-10 97th Avenue
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 849-3845
fax: (718) 847-5473
PS 062 Chester Park (K-5)
97-25 108th Street
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 849-0992
fax: (718) 850-5521
PS 100 Glen Morris School (K-5)
111-11 118th Street
South Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 843-8390
PS 108 Capt. Vincent G. Fowler (K-5)
108-10 109th Avenue
South Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 641-4956
PS 121 (K-6)
126-10 109th Avenue
South Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 738-5126
fax: (718) 843-5584
PS 161 Arthur Ashe School (K-6)
101-33 124th Street
Jamaica NY , 11419
phone: (718) 441-5493
fax: (718) 441-6202

Public High Schools
John Adams High School (9-12)
101-01 Rockaway Boulevard
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 322-0500
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Ruben Wills
Ruben.Wills@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 95-26 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 206-2068
fax: (718) 206-2748
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1877
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6850
fax: (212) 442-2729
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 602
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Lefferts is in the South Richmond Hill area of Queens where the first settlers were the Rockaway Indians. Its modern history can be traced back to 1869 when Mr. Albon Man, a New York Lawyer, purchased the Lefferts farm. He then bought Welling Farm from the Indians for a bag of shells. He continued to buy the adjacent area and called his whole land Richmond Hill. With Edward Richmond and other assistants’ help, Mr. Man and his son Alrick built streets and lined them with Elm and Cedar trees. The main avenue was later named Lefferts Boulevard.

Today the Lefferts community is composed of mostly Guyanese and Asian Indians, African Americans, Hispanics, and other ethnic groups.

Lefferts Community Library, actually named the Lefferts Reference Center, opened to the public on September 3, 1975. Since then, in the Richmond Hill area, the Lefferts Reference Center has been providing service as the regional branch for its immediate community and a higher level of reference and resource service between the local branch and Central library.

On May 31, 1978, the Lefferts Reference Center initiated the computerized library circulation system, the first of its kind in New York City. The computerized system checked out the books, now with attaching barcodes, to the customers’ library cards. This technology greatly helped the library staff to issue items and accept returns, and offered the customers information about the items, fines, and other information on their cards.

In 2003, The Lefferts Reference Center again pioneered the use of new circulation technology. That spring, when the branch was renovated, new self check machines were installed. Customers can now check out books, music CDs, videotapes, and DVDs by using the machines themselves, which changed the function of the Circulation desk into the Customer Service desk.