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Queens Library's Battle of the Bands!

The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever!

For the fourth year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 30!

Gifted musicians ages ...

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Flushing Library's New Building!

Queens Library at Flushing keeps growing and improving!

To better serve you, Flushing Community Library was renovated and reopened its doors in 1998. We have been offering amazing programs and services in the twenty years since then and look forward to celebrating this anniversary with you.

Flushing Library will have ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlights!

The 4th Annual Battle of the Bands is less than two weeks away, and here's where you can learn about our talented contestants.

Our latest spotlights include the rock bands trickBlue, Foreign Trees, and Attitude, and have links to their live videos, social ...

Celebrate Pride Month at Queens Library!

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and we're proud to announce that we are marching along with the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library in the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 24!

You can join us for activities at our libraries throughout the month, including special film screenings, and check out our ...

Summer Reading: Libraries Rock!

Summer reading is here, and our theme this year is Libraries Rock!

We can’t wait for you to rock and roll with us at our music-themed events all summer long, from making your own instruments to sing-alongs!

Get your reading groove on this summer and track your reading progress through fun activities at your ...

We Did It!

Thanks to your social media posts, your postcards, letters and calls, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Corey Johnson, and the New York City Council on June 14, 2018 agreed on a budget for Fiscal Year 2019 that includes at least $60 million in capital funds and a $16.7 million increase in ...

Support Queens Library with Your 2018 Annual Fund Gift

The last day of school is just a few weeks away—and we’re already hard at work preparing programs, signing kids up for summer reading, and ensuring that we can meet the needs of the 52,000 children and young adults who are expected to visit Queens Library this summer.

The thousands of programs we offer are made ...

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 ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals will be available from Wednesday, June 27 through Friday, August 31.

Meals will be provided Monday through Friday, from 1pm to 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required.

Queens ...

Jun
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shape Up NYC: Low-Impact Aerobics for Adults

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Come join instructor Yvonne for low-impact aerobics to Latin fusion rhythms and fun! You'll boost your mood, burn fat, build stronger bones, and improve your heart and brain health. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and dress comfortably. Participation is first-come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Picture Book

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Children age 4 and under and their parents or other adult caregivers are welcome for storytelling, music, and games. This program runs all year long.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Parents and caregivers can help children learn the key skills they need to succeed in school before they start kindergarten. During eight weekly sessions, library staff and early childhood teachers will coach parents and caregivers on using books, educational games, and a variety of hands-on activities to help build language skills. For ages 3 - 5 and the child must turn 3 on or before 5/4/2018. Preregistration required.*


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Jun
22
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Friday At The Movies

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Come join us on Friday at the movies. Movies are rated G or PG.


Jun
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Friday Steam

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Fun with Science Technology Engineering Art and Math!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Craft Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Children are invited to join us to make a fun craft!


Jun
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Learn Cuban Salsa

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Come and learn some salsa with master instructors from Fuakata, Cuban Salsa NYC. Cuban Salsa or Casino will wake up your inner dancing star! Discover the fun of the salsa in this great class. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.


Jun
27
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This program for children ages 1-3 and their parents or other adult caregivers includes stories, finger plays, nursery rhymes, songs, flannel board stories, and circle activities. This program runs all year long.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers ages 3-17 months enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement games, books, and toys with their parents/adult caregivers along with, making friends, and share parenting tips. Everyone has fun!


Jun
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Free Summer Meals for Children and Teens

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is honored to partner with the NYC Department of Education to provide an essential summer service — free lunches for kids and teens all summer long. Enrollment is not required. There is no cost.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Beginning of Summer Vacation Spectacular

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of fun, games, and music as we celebrate the beginning of summer vacation.


Jun
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Friday Steam

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Fun with Science Technology Engineering Art and Math!


Jul
5
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading Grades 7-12: Anime Club

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading fun for tweens and teens. Today join us for Anime Club. Who knows? Maybe you may make the grade for being a hero.


Jul
6
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Friday At The Movies

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Come join us on Friday at the movies. Movies are rated G or PG.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Book Buddies

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Younger children will be paired with student mentors as they read and engage in literacy-based activities. It's a great way to participate in Read Away Your Fees!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Board Games

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Board games for children, teens, and families.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 1-3: Make a Recorder

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Jul
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Adult Computer Class

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Adults are welcome at our classes on computer basics, Microsoft Word, and the Internet. Space is limited and preregistration is required in person.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 4-6: Make a Rain Stick

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Jul
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 7-12: Create Your Own T-Shirt

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading fun for tweens and teens. Today join us as we design our own T-shirts. You could bring your own or we could provide one for you. The library will provide T-shirts for the first 16 people who ask.


Jul
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Planting

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Come have an fun-filled exciting time for children with planting vegetables and flowers while listening to soothing music.


Jul
17
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 1-3: DIY Castanets

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Jul
18
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 4-6: DIY Wind Chimes

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Jul
19
2:30PM

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4:45PM

Summer Reading Grades 7-12: Newsies Sing-Along

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading fun for tweens and teens. Today join us as we watch the movie "Newsies" (1992, PG). Feel free to sing along to all of the songs.


Jul
20
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer STEAM

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) during our Summer Reading program.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 1-3: Decorate Your Own Maracas

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Jul
25
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 4-6: Make Your Own Drum

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Jul
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 7-12: Lip-Syncing and Karaoke

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading fun for tweens and teens. Today you could choose to either sing or lip sync to your favorite or not-so-favorite songs.


Jul
30
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Summer Slime

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

In this special session of our Summer STEAM program, we'll use a variety of materials to make slime. Children, teens, and families are welcome.


Jul
31
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 1-3: DIY Pan Pipes

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Aug
1
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 4-6: Music Painting

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Aug
2
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 7-12: Anime Club

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading fun for tweens and teens. Today join us for Anime Club. Who knows? Maybe you may make the grade for being a hero.


Aug
7
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 1-3: String Painting

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Aug
8
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 4-6: DIY Percussion Instrument

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Aug
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 7-12: Lanyard Jewelry

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading fun for tweens and teens. Today join us as we are making different types of jewelry with lanyard.


Aug
14
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 1-3: Sounds of Nature

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Aug
15
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 4-6: Explore Sound

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Aug
16
2:30PM

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4:45PM

Summer Reading Grades 7-12: Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading fun for tweens and teens. Today join us as we watch the movie Beauty and the Beast (2017, PG) starring Emma Watson. Feel free to sing along to all the songs.


Aug
21
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 1-3: Dancing Wrist Bands

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Aug
22
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 4-6: DIY Mini Banjo

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.


Aug
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 7-12: Lip-Syncing and Karaoke

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading fun for tweens and teens. Today you could choose to either sing or lip sync to your favorite or not-so-favorite songs.


Aug
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 7-12: Duct Tape Crafts

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading fun for tweens and teens. Today join us as we are creating all types of useful stuff with duct tape.


Aug
27
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Pajama Storytime and Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Wear your pajamas to storytime and bring your favorite stuffed friend. We will share books and art and then stuffed animals will stay for a library sleepover. You can pick up your friend the next day and find out about their overnight adventures in the library!


Aug
28
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading Grades 1-3: Harry Potter Bash

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

We're celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter! Join us for crafts, games, music, and fun!


Aug
29
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading Grades 4-6: Harry Potter Bash

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

We're celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter! Join us for crafts, games, music, and fun!


Aug
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 7-12: Harry Potter Spell Class

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading fun for tweens and teens. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, join as for a Hogwart's Spell Class. Who knows - maybe you will learn how to tell the future or operate a flying broomstick!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Ozone Park Community Library has:

  • 3 Adult public access computers
  • 2 Juvenile public access computers
  • 1 dedicated catalog computer workstation
  • Public access computers are available for half-hour time slots. Please register at the reference desks for the next available slot.
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Ozone Park Community Library include:

  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Polish

 


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
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
A to Z Learning Center
123-17 Jamaica Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11418
phone: (718) 805-0544
Community Learning Center
85-15 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 843-4312
Heart Share Services of New York Preschool
115-15 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11419
phone: (718) 441-4153
Heartshare Human Services of New York #3
118-01 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11419
phone: (718) 805-0571
My Precious Angels
81-05 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 843-4302
Once Upon a Time Inc.
87-61 111th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11418
phone: (718) 846-4691
Playmates Nursery Inc.
131-13 Liberty Av
Ozone Park NY , 11419
phone: (718) 845-4549
Up the Ladder
80-11 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 843-4349
Very Important Day Care Corp.
95-06 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 641-4123
Very Important People II
132-45 Crossbay Boulevard
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 843-4349
  

Community Board
Queens Community Board District # 9
120-55 Queens Boulevard Room 310-A
Kew Gardens NY , 11424
phone: (718) 286-2686
fax: (718) 286-2685
  

Community Organizations & Services
US Railroad Retirement Board
Catholic Charities
94-17 84th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 296-1172
Safe Space NYC (Children and Family Services)
157-02 Crossbay Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11416
phone: (718) 641-3528
First Step Early Childhood Center
115-15 101st Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11419
phone: (718) 441-5333
BFFY Ozone Park Senior Center
103-12 101 Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 847-2100
New York Families for Autistic Children
95-16 Pitkin Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 641-3441
fax: (718) 641-4452
Hope for the Disabled Kids
103-59 100th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 843-9363
fax: (718) 845-3755
Armstrong Residence (branch of Association for Help of Retarded Children)
9520 95th St.
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 835-5911
 

Fire Department
West Hamilton Beach Fire Station
102-33 Davenport Ct.
Jamaica NY , 11414
phone: (718) 843-1716
Engine 285 Ladder 142
103-19 98th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
 

Local Hospitals
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
8900 Van Wyck Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11418
phone: (718) 206-8000
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Tribune
174-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718)357-7400
Forum South
132-43 87th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 845-3221
fax: (718) 738-7645
Queens Chronicle
62-33 Woodland Boulevard
Rego Park NY , 11374-7769
phone: (718) 205-8000
fax: (718) 205-0150
Neighborhood News
PO Box 366
Island Park NY , 11558-0366
phone: (718) 889-9007
fax: (516) 431-5990
Queens Pennysaver Inc.
108-14 Crossbay Boulevard
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 843-5878
Forum Courier
137-05 Crossbay Boulevard
Ozone Park NY , 11417

Parks and Playgrounds
Centerville Playground
96th and Centerville Streets
Ozone Park NY ,
Ampere Playground
101st Av and 82nd Street
Ozone Park NY ,
John Adams Playground
133 Ave. 101 to 103 Streets
Ozone Park NY ,
London Planetree Playground
88th Street and Liberty Ave
Police Officer Demutis Playground
102nd Street and Liberty Avenue
 

Police Department
106th Precinct
103-51 101st Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718)845-2211
  

Post Office
Ozone Park Finance
9111 Liberty Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11417-9993
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Mary Gate of Heaven School
101-20 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 846-0689
fax: (718) 846-1059
St. Mary Gate of Heaven Children's School
101-17 103rd Street
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 846-3773
Saint Elizabeth School
94-01 85th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 641-6990
Second Opportunity School
82-01 Rockaway Boulevard
Ozone Park NY ,
Nativity-Blessed Virgin Mary
101-60 92nd Street
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 845-3074
Little Dolphin School
107-01 Crossbay Boulevard
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 641-7754
St. Stanislaus Blessed Martyr School
90-01 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 845-3188
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 65
103-22 99th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 323-1685
Old South PS 63
90-15 Sutter Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 845-7560
Joseph P. Addabo PS 64
82-01 101 Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 845-2890
PS 108 School
108-10 109th Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 641-4956
  

Public High Schools
John Adams High School
101-01 Rockaway Blvd.
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 332-0500
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Elizabeth Blackwell School (IS 210)
93-11 101st Ave
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 845-5942
America's School of Heroes
109-15 98th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 659-0471
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Eric Ulrich
EUlrich@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 93-06 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY, 11416
phone: (718) 738-1083
fax: (718) 738-1918
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1555
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7069
NYS Assembly
Hon. Stacey Pheffer Amato
AmatoS@nyassembly.gov
District Office 95-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach NY, 11693
phone: (718) 945-9550
fax: (718) 945-9549
Albany Office LOB, Room 827
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4292
fax: (518) 455-4723
NYS Senate
Hon. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
Addabbo@nysenate.gov
District Office 159-53 102nd Street
Howard Beach NY, 11414
phone: (718) 738-1111
fax: (718) 322-5760
Albany Office Room 613, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2322
fax: (518) 426-6875
US Congress
Hon. Hakeem Jeffries
District Office 55 Hanson Place, Suite 603
Brooklyn NY, 11217
phone: (718) 237-2211
fax: (718) 237-2273
Legislative Office 1607 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-5936
fax: (202) 225-1018
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Developed from farmland south of Woodhaven in 1882, Ozone Park was the brainchild of two land developers, Benjamin Hitchcock and Charles C. Denton. It was named for the “ozone,” the clean, fresh air of the ocean and bay. Purchasers of tracts of land sold by Hitchcock and Denton enjoyed the new area along the New York, Woodhaven and Rockaway Railroad leading to Howard Beach and Rockaway Beach. Ozone Park earned its own railroad stop on this train route, south of 101st Avenue. Early residents were the first to experience the thrill of riding the elevated train over the water to spend the day at the beach. Hitchcock and Denton then expanded the area of Ozone Park south, east and north till Ozone Park was double its original size. In 1889, Ozone Park was given its own post office with Enos H. McArthur as the first postmaster. 1896 brought the development of Ozone Park Heights as far south as Rockaway Blvd. The area was popular for housing development because of the easy and inexpensive train commute into Manhattan.

Ozone Park’s claim to fame is the largest thoroughbred racing track in the United States, Aqueduct Racetrack. This developed out of the Centerville Race Track and the Union Race Track of the 1880’s. Man o’War and the Seabiscuit of the book and movie were among the famous horses that raced in Aqueduct.

SOURCES:
Seyfried, Vincent F. The Story of Woodhaven and Ozone Park,

Queens Community Series, Woodhaven, NY 1985, pp. 61-63

Newsday.com Long Island Our Story http://newsday.com/community/guide/lihistor

The first library service in Ozone Park began as the Ozone Park Free Circulating Library. It was founded in 1896 by the Women’s Club of Ozone Park and one year later was funded and supported by annual membership dues from a new library association. On January 1, 1901 the library united with the new Queens Borough Public Library. Its first recorded circulation was 7023 books and 385 borrowers. The library’s location was moved many times over these first few years but every location remained close to 101st Avenue near the present Woodhaven Blvd.

In 1929 the library took over the auditorium of the hall owned by the Woodhaven Exempt Volunteer Fireman’s Association on 101st Avenue. Firemen’s trophies adorned the building and added to the excitement. In 1953 this building was sold to the Catholic Church and the library moved to a former supermarket. Its current location was erected in 1975 and established as a branch library in 1976.

SOURCE: “Survey of Ozone Park, December 1962,” Ozone Park, Region IV. Unpublished data retained by branch.