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NY Rising: Job Search Strategies

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-634-1110 for more information. Class code ...

Aug 17 @ 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Lego Club

Join us for our Summer Reading Lego Club Thursdays at 3pm. For children in Grades K-5.

Aug 17 @ 3:00 PM, Aug 24 @ 3:00 PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Housing Counseling

Come speak to a representative from Margert Community Corporation to receive more information on how to obtain, sustain, and improve your housing. Information can be provided on the following services: homeownership assessment, homeownership preparation, housing search assistance, fair housing, and much more.

Aug 22 @ 1:00 PM, Aug 29 @ 1:00 PM

NY Rising: Drop In-Hours - Disaster Case Management

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

Aug 23 @ 2:00 PM, Aug 30 @ 2:00 PM

31-Hour Rockaway Summer Festival: Rockaway Story Share

Join neighbors in sharing old and new memories of the Rockaways. Bridget Bartolini of the 5 Boro Story Project will lead a discussion about our neighborhood's past, present and future.

Aug 26 @ 1:00 PM

Watercolor Painting for Kids

Join us for watercolors! Ages 6-11 are welcome to join.

Sep 1 @ 3:30 PM, Sep 8 @ 3:30 PM, Sep 15 @ 3:30 PM, Sep 22 @ 3:30 PM, Sep 29 @ 3:30 PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Housing Counseling

Come speak to a representative from Margert Community Corporation to receive more information on how to obtain, sustain, and improve your housing. Information can be provided on the following services: homeownership assessment, homeownership preparation, housing search assistance, fair housing, and much more.

Sep 5 @ 1:00 PM, Sep 12 @ 1:00 PM, Sep 19 @ 1:00 PM, Sep 26 @ 1:00 PM

NY Rising: Drop In- Hours - Disaster Case Management

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

Sep 6 @ 2:00 PM, Sep 13 @ 2:00 PM, Sep 20 @ 2:00 PM, Sep 27 @ 2:00 PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Job Readiness

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-327-2549.

Sep 7 @ 12:00 PM, Sep 14 @ 12:00 PM, Sep 21 @ 12:00 PM, Sep 28 @ 12:00 PM

NY Rising: Drop In- Hours - Disaster Case Management

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

Sep 8 @ 1:00 PM, Sep 15 @ 1:00 PM, Sep 22 @ 1:00 PM, Sep 29 @ 1:00 PM

Aug
17
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

NY Rising: Job Search Strategies

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-634-1110 for more information. Class code JR190


Aug
17
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

NY Rising: Cover Letter

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. For further information, please call 718-634-1110. Class code JR150


Aug
17
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

NY Rising: Online Job Applications

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn: how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-634-1110. Class Code: JR160


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Aug
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Knitting Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come to our knitting club we meet once a week.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Housing Counseling

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come speak to a representative from Margert Community Corporation to receive more information on how to obtain, sustain, and improve your housing. Information can be provided on the following services: homeownership assessment, homeownership preparation, housing search assistance, fair housing, and much more.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

NY Rising: Drop In-Hours - Disaster Case Management

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
26
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

31-Hour Rockaway Summer Festival: Rockaway Story Share

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join neighbors in sharing old and new memories of the Rockaways. Bridget Bartolini of the 5 Boro Story Project will lead a discussion about our neighborhood's past, present and future.


Aug
26
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

31-Hour Rockaway Summer Festival: Book Jeopardy

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

How well do you know your books? Challenge your friends to test their knowledge of authors, characters, and famous literature at Book Jeopardy!


Sep
5
1:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Housing Counseling

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come speak to a representative from Margert Community Corporation to receive more information on how to obtain, sustain, and improve your housing. Information can be provided on the following services: homeownership assessment, homeownership preparation, housing search assistance, fair housing, and much more.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Senior Social Hour

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for a senior social hour of conversation and more!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

NY Rising: Drop In- Hours - Disaster Case Management

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Job Readiness

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-327-2549.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion! Books are available at the library prior to each meeting. Selections are:
Thursday September 7 -- Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
Thursday October 5 -- The Ocean at the End of the Lane -- Neil Gaiman
Thursday November 2 -- The Light Between Oceans -- M.L. Steadman
Thursday December 7 -- Orphan Train -- Christina Kline

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

NY Rising: Drop In- Hours - Disaster Case Management

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2017. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.


Sep
11
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Paint and Chat

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

We will paint, chat, and listen to music.


Oct
3
1:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Housing Counseling

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come speak to a representative from Margert Community Corporation to receive more information on how to obtain, sustain, and improve your housing. Information can be provided on the following services: homeownership assessment, homeownership preparation, housing search assistance, fair housing, and much more.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

NY Rising: Drop In- Hours - Disaster Case Management

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Job Readiness

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-327-2549.


Oct
5
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion! Books are available at the library prior to each meeting. Selections are:
Thursday September 7 -- Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
Thursday October 5 -- The Ocean at the End of the Lane -- Neil Gaiman
Thursday November 2 -- The Light Between Oceans -- M.L. Steadman
Thursday December 7 -- Orphan Train -- Christina Kline

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

NY Rising: Drop In- Hours - Disaster Case Management

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
14
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Oh So Neo-Soulful

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Stacia Hobdy brings center stage the music of today's neo-soul artists, including Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, India.Arie, D'Angelo and John Legend, in this concert highlighting their poetic sounds.


Oct
16
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

NY Rising: Job Skills Identification

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 634-1110. Class code JR110

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

NY Rising: Drop In- Hours - Disaster Case Management

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

NY Rising: Drop In- Hours - Disaster Case Management

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
1:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Housing Counseling

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come speak to a representative from Margert Community Corporation to receive more information on how to obtain, sustain, and improve your housing. Information can be provided on the following services: homeownership assessment, homeownership preparation, housing search assistance, fair housing, and much more.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
13
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

NY Rising: Job Skills Identification

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 634-1110. Class code JR110


Dec
1
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

NY Rising: Drop In- Hours - Disaster Case Management

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
1:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Housing Counseling

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come speak to a representative from Margert Community Corporation to receive more information on how to obtain, sustain, and improve your housing. Information can be provided on the following services: homeownership assessment, homeownership preparation, housing search assistance, fair housing, and much more.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

NY Rising: Drop In- Hours - Disaster Case Management

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
21
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Job Readiness

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-327-2549.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Peninsula Community Library has:

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

 

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International Language Collections at the Peninsula Community Library include:

  • Spanish books and CD’s for children and adults
  • Armenian, Chinese, French, Hebrew, Polish, Romanian and Russian books for adults.

 

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

  • Large Print collection
  • Black Experience
  • Graphic Novels
  • Book/Multisets/Videos and software for Adult Basic Education
  • ESOL

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Hammels-Arverne Day Care Center
216 Beach 87 Street
Rockaway Beach Blvd. NY , 11693
phone: (718) 474-3162
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 14
1931 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7300
fax: (718) 868-2657
  

Community Organizations & Services
Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways
253 Beach 116th Street
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-1300
100th Precinct Community Council
333 Beach 90th Street
Rockaway Beach NY , 11693
phone: (718) 318-6536
Rockaway Artists Alliance
260 Beach 116 Street
Rockaway Beach NY , 11694
phone: (718) 474-0861
Rockaway Beach Civic Association
PO Box 930134
Rockaway Beach NY , 11693
phone: (718) 318-1973
Rockaway Museum
88-08 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway Beach NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-4000
Rockaway Rotary Club
PO Box 940631
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-0800
Visiting Nurse Service of New York Early Head Start Program/Early Steps Family Center
86-01 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway Beach Blvd. NY , 11693
phone: (718) 318-8040
fax: (718) 318-7699
  

Fire Department
Engine 266/Brush Fire Unit/Thawing Unit 266
92-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway Beach NY , 11693
  

Local Hospitals
Peninsula Hospital Center
51-15 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 734-2000
fax: (771) 834-2993
  

Local Newspapers
The Wave
88-08 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway Beach NY , 11693-0097
phone: (718) 634-4000
  

Police Department
100th Precinct
92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway Beach NY , 11693
phone: (718) 318-4200
  

Post Office
U.S. Postal Service Rockaway Beach
9014 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway Beach NY , 11693-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718)634-5926
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Rose of Lima (PK-8)
154 Beach 84th Street
Rockaway Park NY , 11693
phone: (718) 474-7079
St Camillus School (K-8)
185 Beach 99th Street
Rockaway Beach NY , 11691
phone: (718) 634-5260
fax: (718) 634-8353
 

Public High Schools
Beach Channel High School
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-9419
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
PS 183 Dr. Richard R. Green (PK-8)
2-45 Beach 79th Street
Rockaway Beach NY , 11693
phone: (718) 634-9459
fax: (718) 634-9458
WATERSIDE SCHOOL FOR LEADERSHIP (Q318)
190 BEACH 110 STREET
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-1128
fax:
Q262 Channel View School for Research (6-12)
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-1970
fax: (718) 634-2896

Senior Centers
United Irish Foundation Hammel Senior Center
90-01 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway Beach NY , 11693
phone: (718) 634-4047
Ocean Promenade Nursing Center
140 Beach 113th Street
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 945-6350
Park Nursing Home
128 Beach 115th Street
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 474-6400
Surfside Manor Home for Adults
9502 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway Park NY , 11693
phone: (718) 945-5500
fax: (718) 634-8925
  

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
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

Rockaway Beach, located on the Rockaway Peninsula, has a rich history dating back to the early 17th century. Called Reckowacky or “the place of our own people”, by the Canarsie Indian tribe who had settled here, Rockaway was first sold to the Dutch in 1639.

The land was then sold to Captain Palmer in 1685. Richard Cornell purchased the land from Palmer two years later.

After the railroad opened in 1872, Rockaway Beach’s popularity grew as a premier beach resort, serving tourists and New York society’s elite families. Later, Rockaway Beach catered to the middle class.

Rockaway Beach was incorporated in 1897. In 1898 Rockaway Beach and the surrounding villages officially became part of Queens County. Steeplechase, the area’s first amusement park, was opened in 1901. Rockaway’s Playland opened in 1928 and remained a popular tourist spot until the 1980s.

Local areas of interest to tourists include “Whaleamena”, a Central Park Children’s Zoo whale sculpture donated to the Rockaways and located at the Beach 95th Street boardwalk entrance. The “Dough Girl” Monument, located on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 94th Street, recognizes the efforts of women who served in the armed forces. A four block section of Rockaway Beach was officially designated as the city’s first surfer’s only beach. Today, renewed interest in the Rockaways is spurring housing development.

More information about the Rockaway Beach community is available from the following sources:

Websites

Rockaway … “place of waters bright” www.rockawave.com/common/history/history.html

Books

Old Rockaway, New York in Early Photographs by Vincent Seyfried and William Asadorian

Queens A Pictorial History by Vincent Seyfried

The Peninsula Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library opened in July of 1943 and was then known as the “Rockaway Branch”. The branch was closed from 1958 through 1959 but subsequently reopened as the result of community pressure. In 1972 the branch was moved to a newly built City of New York building and renamed as the Peninsula Branch. A fire in 1999 temporarily closed the Peninsula Branch for several months until repairs and renovations were completed.