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Apr
25
10:00AM

Chit Chat and STAR Theater

STAR, or Senior Theater Acting Repertory, performs scenes from classic plays. Make friends and chat over the phone in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Apr
25
11:00AM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
25
1:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Bring your knitting and crochet supplies and projects and make new friends.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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Apr
25
3:30PM

Game Day

Join us for board games, card games and more fun for children in grades 1-6.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Apr
28
11:00AM

Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center

Marisa Berman, Assistant Director of the Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Archive at Queensborough Community College CUNY, will lead a discussion for Holocaust Remembrance Day. This is a teleconference open to all older adults and the homebound. First-time participants please call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Apr
28
11:15AM

Toddler Time

Children ages 2-3 listen to stories, enjoy fingerplays, sing songs and make crafts.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Apr
28
1:00PM

Skype a Crossword

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This program is open to all older adults and homebound Mail-a-Book patrons. Preregistration is required by calling 718-464-0084.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
28
2:00PM

Acting and Improvisation: A Creative Aging Course

This workshop is for adults age 55 and up who want to unleash their inner creativity through writing, acting and storytelling. It is presented in partnership with Lifetime Arts. There are eight classes and one culminating event. You must preregister for all nine sessions.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
28
5:30PM

Chess Club

Practice your chess skills with other adults weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
29
11:30AM

Internet for Beginners

Learn the basics of navigating the Internet. Participants should know how to use a computer keyboard and mouse. Preregistration and a library card are required.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Apr
30
11:00AM

Writing Workshop: Share Your Memories

Kathy Cohen leads a writing workshop to capture and share your memories in words. This is a teleconferenced event. First-time participants should call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Apr
30
3:30PM

Connect Four Tournament

Think you're the best Connect Four player walking? Join us at our tournament and see!


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
1
1:30PM

Picture Book Time

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy fingerplays.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
1
3:30PM

Teen Zone

Use a laptop, make friends or just hang out at the Teen Zone.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
2
10:00AM

How Attitude Shapes Behavior

Attitudes have a powerful influence on behavior. Registered nurse Kathy Moran discusses how attitudes form and how they affect a person's way of thinking and behaving. This is a teleconference open to older adults and the homebound. First-time callers should preregister at 718-464-0084.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
2
3:30PM

Game Day

Join us for board games, card games and more fun for children in grades 1-6.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
6
2:30PM

Make Your Own Pillowcase

Show your crafty side with a pillowcase you make using easy sewing techniques! Once you learn this fun skill, you’ll be making pillows for everyone and every occasion! Preregistration is required.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
7
11:00AM

What Are You Reading?

Find out what other people are reading, and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
7
4:00PM

Yellow Sneaker Puppets presents, "What's for Lunch Today?"

This dynamic, interactive puppet show uses puppets, live actors and original music to consider healthy everyday eating choices. Sing along with the Healthy Snack Band and decide which healthy foods will provide the most energy! For children ages 4-8.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
8
4:00PM

Mother's Day Craft

Children in grades 1-6 make a beautiful craft for Mother's Day.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
9
10:00AM

Medicare Minutes

Nancy Herman joins us from the Medicare Rights Center in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
9
1:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Bring your knitting and crochet supplies and projects and make new friends.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
9
3:30PM

Connect Four Tournament

Think you're the best Connect Four player walking? Join us at our tournament and see!


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
12
10:30AM

Defensive Driving

This defensive driving class is offered by AARP.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
12
11:00AM

Ask Lucille

Licensed social worker Lucille DeMarines will lead a topical discussion and question-and-answer session. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
12
11:15AM

Toddler Time

Children ages 2-3 listen to stories, enjoy fingerplays, sing songs and make crafts.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
13
11:30AM

JobMap Information Session

Learn about JobMap, Queens Library's new online tool for job search and computer training.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
13
2:00PM

Singing the Blues

The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of country blues and the Piedmont style by using musical entertainment to educate audiences about this unique, rural, east coast African-American tradition. This is a teleconferenced event. First-time callers should contact 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
13
3:00PM

Movie Afternoons

Spend an afternoon watching movies in the comfort of the library:
4/8 -" Gravity"; 5/13 - "Frozen"; 6/10 - "Captain Phillips"


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
14
11:00AM

You Be the Judge

We discuss real court cases and verdicts. This is a teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
14
3:30PM

Knights of Queens

Young people ages 6-16 learn chess basics or sharpen their skills and strategies. Chess equipment is provided.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
14
4:00PM

Good Ol' Rock 'n' Roll

Veteran blues guitarist Eddie Lee Isaacs and Friends invite you along on a "sea cruise" to Kansas City, where you can tap your feet to the beat of Elvis, Chuck Berry and some surprise oldies.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
15
3:30PM

Paper Airplanes

Design and build your own paper airplane.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
15
8:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Bonnie Sue Pokorny will be moderating this teleconferenced short-story discussion group. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
16
10:00AM

The Comic in You

Denise Downing helps you discover your inner comedian. This is a teleconferenced event. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
19
11:00AM

Caring For Ourselves as We Age

A social worker leads a discussion of the challenges of aging and care options for older adults. Topics include care-giving and family dynamics, dealing with physical and lifestyle changes, enhancing the quality of care for those afflicted with chronic illness, available resources, and the need for long-range planning. This is a teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
20
11:30AM

Introduction to Email

Learn the basics. Participants must know how to use a computer mouse. Preregistration and a library card are required.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
20
2:00PM

Chit Chat

Make friends and chat over the phone in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
21
11:00AM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

This month's selection is "The Valley of Amazement" by Amy Tan. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to preregister and obtain access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
21
2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

We will discuss "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
23
10:00AM

Chit Chat

Make friends and chat over the phone in this teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
23
3:30PM

Board Game Bonanza

Teens enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of board games.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
27
2:00PM

Concerts in Motion Presents Pianist Moshe Knoll

Pianist Moshe Knoll’s solo performances have included recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall; Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and other venues. This concert is accessible to older adults and the homebound through teleconference. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
28
11:00AM

Chit Chat

Make friends and chat over the phone in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
29
2:00PM

YOUR Stories

YOUR Stories: A memoir writing project. This is a teleconference program. First time callers should contact 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

May
30
10:00AM

Chit Chat and STAR Theater

STAR, or Senior Theater Acting Repertory, performs scenes from classic plays. Make friends and chat over the phone in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Jun
2
11:00AM

World Ocean Day

Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society will discuss how members of the public can protect and enhance New York's coastal areas and enjoy our natural environment. This is a teleconferenced program. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Jun
3
5:30PM

Pilates Fitness

Instructor Samara Washington uses conditioning exercises to tone and strengthen core muscles and improve flexibilty and balance in this Pilates class for adults.


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
20
4:00PM

Act-a-Story

Storyteller Robin Bady leads you on a romp through some old, lesser-known folk and fairy tales. As she tells the story, you act it out!


Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queens Village Community Library has:

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

 

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International Language Collections at the Queens Village Community Library include:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Haitian Creole

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queens Village Community Library include:

  • New Americans
  • Black Experience
  • Travel
  • Audio books and large print books

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Queens Village Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 776-6800 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Teaching, Learning, & Caring
212-47 Jamaica Ave
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718)740-6750
Redeemer Nursery School
92-10 217th St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-3252
Reach and Grow
214-09 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-3860
Jen-Lyn’s Day Care
218-14 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-8475
Queens Village Day School
219-32 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 479-5926
Kids for the Future
220-24 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-4200

Community Board
Community Board District # 13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-9700
fax: (718) 464-7333
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queens Village Civic Association
P.O. Box 0766
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-2160
Queens Village Community Services
80-45 Winchester Blvd. Building 21
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-3950
 

Fire Department
Engine 304, Ladder 162
218-44 97th Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
  

Local Hospitals
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718) 470-7000
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80-45 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-4000
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Winchester Blvd. & Union Turnpike
  

Police Department
105th Police Precinct
92-08 222 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Queens Village
209-20 Jamaica
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (800) ASK-USPS
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Joseph’s Parish (K-8)
217-55 100 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 464-8913
Our Lady of Lourdes (PreK-8)
92-80 220 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-1480
Sts. Joachin and Anne (PreK-8)
218-19 105 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-2230
Bethel Christian Academy (K-5)
215-32 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 978-4357 Ext. 322
Grace Lutheran (K-8)
100-05 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-1010
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 18 Winchester
86-35 235 Court
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-4167
PS 33 Edward M. Funk
91-37 222 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-6283
PS 34 John Harvard
104-12 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-6818
PS 135 The Bellaire School
207-11 89 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-2119
fax: (718) 464-8448
Merrick Academy Charter School
207-01 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-4773
 

Public High Schools
Martin Van Buren HS
230-17 Hillside Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 776-4728
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 109 Jean Nuzzi
213-10 92 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-0651
  

Senior Centers
SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11427
phone: (718) 454-2100
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Mark Weprin
MWeprin@Council.NYC.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. Barbara M. Clark
Clarkb@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Malcolm A. Smith
masmith@nysenate.gov
District Office 205-20 Jamaica Avenue
St. Albans NY , 11423
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 918, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
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

Queens Village, located in east central Queens, is bordered to the north by Union Turnpike, to the east by the Cross Island Parkway, to the south by Murdock Avenue, and to the west by Francis Lewis Boulevard.

The area was settled by colonists in the 1640’s and became known as Little Plains. It was used as common public land for grazing cattle until the 1700s when a village was first established. The surrounding lands were gradually bought up and established as working farms.

From 1824 to 1834, the village was known as Brushville, named for Thomas Brush who opened a prosperous blacksmith shop as well as a number of other enterprises.

In 1834, the railroad arrived and the first station in Queens was established. Residents voted to change the name of the town from Brushville to Queens. Later, the Long Island Rail Road added “village” to its station’s name and thus the town became known as Queens Village.

1870 brought extensive development when Scott R. Sherwood, a prominent developer bought and subdivided a parcel of land south of the train station and divided it into 700 building lots.

By 1898, the population had grown to about 900. Still, the area remained largely rural. Many of the German descendants of the original farm owners continued to live there. In 1902, Interstate Park was opened, followed by Belmont Park in 1903.

But it wasn’t until the 1920s that Queens Village really began to take off. It was part of an overall housing boom that was spreading east through Queens from New York as people from the city sought the bucolic life.

Post World War II saw the arrival of veterans and their families, blacks and Latin Americans.

Today, many of those homes built in the twenties and thirties still stand. Charming and well maintained Dutch Colonials and Tudors currently house and continue to attract an interestingly diverse population.

 

Sources:

Books:
The Encyclopedia of New York State. Peter Eisenstadt, Editor in Chief,

Syracuse University Press, 2005.

Home Town Long Island. Staff of Newsday, Newsday Inc. 1999

The Encyclopedia of New York City. Kenneth T. Jackson, Editor, Yale University Press, 1995.

The Story of Queens Village. Vincent F. Seyfried, Centennial Association, 1974.

The Queens Village Library owes its existence to two women, Mrs. William Wood and Miss Anne Doughty. In 1896, they realized the need for a library in the growing town. An appeal to Dr. Charles Henry Miller, a well known painter of the time, and the Shakespeare Club resulted in a traveling library being obtained from New York State.

This library was housed in the Dutch Reformed Church. It proved to be so popular, that the Shakespeare Club raised funds for an independent library which was started in 1899. In 1901, its stock of 427 books were turned over to the Queens Borough Public Library.

In 1904, the library moved to the Kissam Building on Railroad Ave. In 1914, it moved to the Post Office building then on 218th St. In 1925, it moved to the northeast corner of Jamaica Ave. and Vanderveer St.

In 1937 property was purchased between 94th Rd. and 94th Ave on the east side of 217th St. In 1939, Louis J. Bailey, then chief of the Queens Borough Public Library was granted $125,000 to build the library’s first permanent home.

On Sunday June 8, 1952 the new, modern building was dedicated and opened to an enthusiastic public the following day.


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