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The Battle of the Bands Is Almost Here!

The 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands is this Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m., and we're excited to finally bring our talented young musicians to the stage!

You probably have some last-minute questions, like...

Where is the Battle being held?
The beautiful 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens ...

Enter the Naturalize NY Lottery!

Green card holders: Enter the Naturalize NY lottery today for the chance to have your citizenship application costs waived!

Winners will receive a $725 voucher to cover the cost of applying for citizenship. The deadline to register for the lottery is Friday, July 28.

You ...

Summer Poetry Contest 2017

Can you rhyme? Know what a haiku is?

Entries are now open for the Summer Poetry Contest 2017! Send in your best poem for a chance to be published in Queens Library Magazine.

This year, the theme is Build A Better World. There’s no limit to your creativity, but please keep it under 250 ...

Our New Music For July!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from Linkin Park, Bob Dylan, Rick Ross, Alison Krauss, Faith Evans, J.J. Hairston, Diana Krall, Raekwon, ...

Join Us at National Night Out 2017!

Queens Library takes great honor in participating in the annual National Night Out Against Crime, which happens this year on Tuesday, August 1.

You can join your local library and your local police precinct for delicious food, wonderful activities, and an opportunity to connect with the police ...

Run the River with Queens Library!

Once again, Queens Library is partnering with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Run the River, a 5K fun run on Randall’s Island, on Saturday, October 28!

Now in its eighth year, you can run to protect the waterways, wetlands, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island ...

Launch Your Food Business with Jamaica FEASTS!

Calling all aspiring food entrepreneurs: Jamaica FEASTS is back!

This completely FREE incubator program was created to provide resources to those who are looking to start and run their own food-based business.

Learn the fundamentals with our hands-on workshops, receive a one-on-one session with an industry expert, and ...

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 ...

Join Us on Our Mobile Library Tour!

Queens Library's Mobile Library will be touring the borough throughout the month of July.

Visit the Mobile Library to borrow books, sign up for a library card, and more!

Our stops will include public schools, veterans' health care facilities, and the 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands at Queens College's Colden ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

Summer Meals are here! For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals are available from now until Friday, September 1.

Meals are available Monday - Friday, from 1pm - 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required. Queens Library is honored to partner ...

Jul
27
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 7-12

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Come join us on Wednesday afternoons for books, crafts, and summer fun for grades 7-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Nail Art

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Come and join in our nail art session.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Picture Book Time

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


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Jul
28
11:30AM

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12:00PM

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!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer STEAM

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math 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
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Fun Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Children and their care givers are welcome to join us for a afternoon full of fun with craft, gaming and much more.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
31
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Reading Eggs

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Create your own avatar, play your way through online games and improve your reading the fun way, with the Reading Eggs site, for children in grades pre-K to 6. Space is limited; preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
31
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Google CS First Club

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Code. Play. Game. Create your own story! Register to be a part of Google CS First Club: Storytelling with Scratch. For school-age children in grades 4 and up. Only 11 spots are available. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
31
6:00PM

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7:00PM

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
1
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Grades 1-3

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Tuesday afternoons there will be books, crafts and summer fun for children entering grades 1-3.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Adult Computer Classes

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


Aug
2
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, fingerplays, 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


Aug
2
11:15AM

--to--

12:45PM

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 8 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 7/1/2017. Preregistration required and begins on 6/1/2017.*

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Summer Reading Grades 4-6

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Come join us Wednesday afternoons for books, crafts, and summer fun for grades 4-6.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Learn CPR

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Help Save A Life! Receive valuable instruction on performing compression only CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and use practice mannequins and watch-while practice video instruction for follow up practice. Call or sign up at the library or online at www.queenslibrary/events


Aug
4
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Friday At The Movies

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Come join us for 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


Aug
14
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Ozone Park Book Discussion Group: "LaRose"

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This month we will discuss “LaRose” by Louise Erdrich.

On a hunting trip Landreaux Iron accidentally kills his neighbor’s five year old son. To atone for that tragedy, Landreaux gives the grieving parents their five year old son LaRose to raise.


Aug
19
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Know Your Rights: Landlord-Tenant Issues (in Bengali)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Bengali, attorney at law Soma Syed esq., will explain the rights and obligations of tenants, as well information about lease agreements, security deposits, subletting, rent control, eviction and free legal resources.


Sep
8
11:30AM

--to--

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!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Ozone Park Book Discussion Group: "The Little Paris Bookshop"

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This month we will discuss “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George.


Nov
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about:
Lead poisoning and sources of lead
How to control pests safely and
How to prevent and get rid of bedbugs
All are welcome. For more information, please call 646-632-6023.


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

 

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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 1339 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.