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Ozone Park

City Leaders Deliver for NYC’s Libraries

We are extremely grateful to Mayor de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and the entire City Council for investing $33 million in additional expense funding for the City’s public libraries. This crucial support will allow us to continue providing essential services in the face of rising ...

Let's Make Some Noise for LGBTQ Pride!

June is LGBTQ Pride Month—and we’re excited to offer programs and special events ranging from silent dance parties and pop-up tabling for teens to Ask Me Anything panels and a resource fair.

Queens Public Library will also be at the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30—come out to see us and share your support ...

Immigrant Heritage Month: Bring Your Story!

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and we’re celebrating with our Bring Your Story events and activities!

More than one million immigrants live in Queens, and we want to know your story. Visit your library to map your story using our special map and string and show where you or your family have journeyed ...

Learn English & Math On The Go!

Have you ever wanted to improve your reading, English, or math skills, or work on your high school equivalency, but felt too busy?

Now Queens Public Library has the solution—an app that you can use as you’re on-the-go or from anywhere that is convenient for you.

Try it out today for free—and make ...

Queens Public Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Public Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Public 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 ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your summer adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

Let Yourself Be Bored

Jessie Sima’s grandfather took her to the library when he was watching her while her parents were at work. “It was nice to have a place to spend time where we weren’t pressured to buy anything and where no one minded if we stayed for hours,” she says.

Sima enjoyed browsing the library and learned the ...

Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

Jun
17
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Golden Girls Mondays

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Every Monday during the month of June we will be showing episodes of The Golden Girls. For more Pride programming, visit https://queenslib.org/pride19.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
17
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Bring Your Story: Map Your Story

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Throughout the month of June, add your story to our map and trace your family's journey to the United States.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
18
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Love is Love is Love

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Love knows no color, shape, or form. Love is Love is Love! Use colorful paper, markers and your imagination to make hearts, or whatever shape you think love has. Add your creations to our Love Is Love Is Love collage! For more Pride programming, visit https://queenslib.org/pride19.


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Jun
18
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Craft Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Children are invited to stop by and make a fun craft!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
18
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.


Jun
19
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
19
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Flag Making

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Let's decorate the library for Pride Month! We'll color, cut out, and hang Pride flags all month long. For more Pride programming, visit https://queenslib.org/pride19.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Frogs, Bugs & Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This program features frogs, bugs, chinchillas, and a chicken. Learn about where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. This program is for ages 6 to 12.


Jun
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

A Universe of Stories with Storyteller Ria Alexander

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join Alexair Dreams in an exciting show about space, rockets, and the solar system! Participants will explore the universe; it's sure to be an "out of this world" experience! Space is limited. Preregistration is required for ages 6-9.


Jun
21
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Picture Book Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 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
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Friday STEAM

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math!


Jun
24
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bring Your Story: Stories Around Food

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

What is your family’s most beloved recipe? Who was the first to make it? What are its roots? All through June, pick a page, write down your family’s recipe, and bring it back to us. Your recipe will be scanned. All recipes will be gathered and judged by Queens chefs, and maybe your recipe will be selected to be featured in Queens Public Library’s first ever cookbook!


Jun
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Meals in Space

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the NYC DOE's Summer Meals program while exploring the universe through movies, images, and music. No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free lunch for all children 18 years old and under. Summer Meals provided by NYC DOE.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
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.


Jul
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us to share a love of words. We're beginning a Book Buddies program where teen and older kid volunteers will read to younger kids. Join us as a reader or a listener! It's a great way to Read Down Your Fines!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
1
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness for Adults

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Frances leads this fitness class where adults dance to an infusion of Latin, hip-hop, reggae, and techno rhythms to achieve a full body workout with high speed interval cardiac aerobics, with modifications and easy-to-follow fun dance routines. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation 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


Jul
3
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


Jul
5
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Picture Book Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 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


Jul
5
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
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Nail Art

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Enjoy nail art. Come and join us to get your fingernails painted with the colors of your choice for your hands. Be creative!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Puffy Paint Moon Program (K-3)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Make puffy paint and sculpt your own moon for grades K-3.


Jul
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Bracelets (Grades 4-6)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Make a space-themed bracelet to keep or to give as a gift. All materials will be provided. This program is for grades 4-6.


Jul
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Paper Circuits

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Teens learn the basics of circuitry by wiring a constellation to light up using copper tape, LED lights, and a small battery.


Jul
11
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.'s Mobile Office Hours

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is hosting library office hours to listen to constituent/community concerns and to make his office more accessible to the public.

5:30PM - 7PM
Thursday, August 16: Glendale temporary space
Thursday, September 6: Broad Channel
Thursday, September 20: Middle Village
Thursday, September 27: Seaside
Thursday, October 4: North Forest Park
Thursday, October 11: Ozone Park
Thursday, October 18: Howard Beach
Thursday, October 25: Kew Gardens Hills


Jul
12
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Parents and other caregivers can help young children learn the key skills they need to be successful in school well before they start kindergarten. During 8 weekly sessions, early childhood teachers will teach and coach parents and caregivers how to use book-reading, games,and hands-on activities to help build the most important language skills. Preregistration required. Space is limited. Sign ups start Monday, June 3.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Friday STEAM

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for 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


Jul
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Minifigure Space Rescue (K-3)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Rescue minifigures and equipment from ice and get them to safety! All supplies will be provided for grades K-3.


Jul
17
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Space Bookmarks (Grades 4-6)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Make some space-themed bookmarks to keep or give as gifts for grades 4-6.


Jul
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Squishy Stress Balls

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

We will create stress balls out of water beads. Stress balls are a great way to relieve stress when things get a bit stressful.


Jul
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Pinwheel (K-3)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K-3 will learn about our galaxy and make their own galaxy pinwheel.


Jul
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Astronaut Glove Box (Grades 4-6)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Children will view NASA video clips and nonfiction books to introduce the concept of the astronaut glove box. Working in pairs, each team will create their own astronaut glove box. Once the box is complete, children will complete goal-oriented challenges using the scientific method. This program is for grades 4-6.


Jul
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Pattern T-Shirts (Teen)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Today we will be creating galaxy pattern T-shirts. Everyone should bring their own white or black T-shirt to the event.


Jul
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Constellations (K-3)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we make our own constellations to take home for grades K-3.


Jul
31
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Space Bingo! (Grades 4-6)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for our space-themed bingo game for grades 4-6.


Aug
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Sew the Stars

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This program explores the astrological and mythical backgrounds of different star constellations. Engaging their scientific and creative minds, participants will embroider either an existing constellation or an invented one onto a fabric of their choice.


Aug
5
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
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Alien Puppets (K-3)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Make an alien puppet at this summer reading session for grades K-3.


Aug
6
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Summer Reading: Space Station Engineering Challenge

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Help us build a space station in this engineering challenge at the Ozone Park library! We will use newspaper and other upcycled materials to build our space station in the Children's Room. Space station construction will begin 8/12/19.


Aug
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Space Collage (Grades 4-6)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Make a space-themed collage at this summer reading session for grades 4-6.


Aug
8
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Slime (Teen)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Tweens and teens will create a new strain of slime called galaxy slime.


Aug
13
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Bubble Wrap Painting (K-3)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Use bubble wrap painting and collage to make a turtle at this summer reading session for grades K-3.


Aug
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Star Constellation Viewer Craft (Grades 4-6)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Make and view your own constellation during this summer reading session for grades 4-6.


Aug
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Ground Control to Major Tom

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Participants take on the role of either Ground Control (giving building instructions) or Major Tom (following the instructions and doing the building) and communicate to recreate a LEGO sculpture without being able to see what the other side has in front of them.


Aug
20
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Fandom Fest

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate being a fan of your favorite books, movies, TV series, comics, and more for our Summer Reading 2019 finale.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Fandom Fest

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate being a fan of your favorite books, movies, TV series, comics, and more for our Summer Reading 2019 finale.


Sep
5
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Queens Artists and Non-Profit Organizations: Do You Need Funding?

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Learn about the 2020 Queens Arts Fund Grant Program! The Queens Arts Fund (QAF) awards grants to Queens-based individual artists and non-profit organizations that are producing arts and cultural programming in visual, performing, literary, and folk arts disciplines. Program guidelines and the application process will be reviewed.

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

Additional Dates


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 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.