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It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick is Clock Dance by Anne Tyler.

This new novel of self-discovery and second chances from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “A Spool of Blue Thread” is a bewitching book of hope and ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

It's summer in the city and 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, a ...

In Search of Earth’s Secrets: A Pop-Up Science Encounter

Are you curious about how our planet has evolved in the past—and how it is changing now?

Join us this summer and fall for a unique pop-up science exhibit where you will learn how scientists on board a research drilling ship are studying the seafloor’s core!

The JOIDES Resolution is a ship that drills into ...

Summer Reading: Libraries Rock!

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

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

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

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

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

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

Queens ...

Summer Programs at the Library!

Summer Programs are in full swing at the Library! Come out to enjoy music, theater, and learning opportunities that are perfect for the family.

If the play’s your thing, don’t miss the chance to stop by and pick up free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park.

For an experience the entire family ...

Aug
15
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. This is a teleconference event. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
15
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join in on songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
15
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


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Aug
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "When I was Puerto Rican" by Esmeralda Santiago

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "When I was Puerto Rican" by Esmeralda Santiago.


Aug
16
10:45AM

--to--

12:15PM

Books and Beyond Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconferenced topical discussion group.
First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Aug
16
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Summer Reading: Stamp Art

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Create works of art using rubber stamps.


Aug
16
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Kids' Movie: A Wrinkle in Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018, PG).


Aug
16
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.


Aug
17
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Aging Positively

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

LMSW Bracha Ropp from PEARLS-VNSNY (mental health services) leads this teleconference about how to stay positive as we age. First-time callers to the teleconference please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Aug
17
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

End of Summer Reading Party 0-5: Libraries Rock!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5 and caregivers can participate in our Library Rocks end of summer reading party at Queens Village.


Aug
17
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer. This Mail-a-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. First time callers, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Whitney Museum Teleconferenced Lecture Series

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Photography: People, Places and Things - Explore the development of photography in the 20th century as it moved from a functional representation of the world to an artistic expression. Over three sessions, we’ll learn about modernism, documentary photography, and innovations in the medium. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to register and to receive access codes. Printed documentation will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12, join us as ScienceTellers brings science to life! Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! After the sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids saddle up to foil the great heist and put a rotten cowboy back behind bars! We use awesome science experiments to bring key parts of the story to life.


Aug
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Aug
22
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Children's Chess

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to compete in friendly chess competition with their peers.


Aug
22
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Battle of the Sexes" (2017, PG-13).


Aug
23
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Summer Reading: Make your Own Button

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Create and build your own button.


Aug
23
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5 and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Lego Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to have fun working together with Legos.


Aug
23
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Aug
25
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Super Fan Quote Contest

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Fans will have an opportunity to test their Harry Potter knowledge at participating library locations. To enter you must identify the Harry Potter quote. If you answer correctly your name will be entered into the drawing to win Harry Potter prizes.


Aug
28
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Let's Be Creative

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A hands-on series of arts and crafts projects by teleconference for home-bound customers. Craft kits will be supplied by the library. Registration is required. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book to sign up and to receive your craft kit, 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
29
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Bingo!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call (718) 464-0084 for bingo cards, chips, and access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
31
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone, then enjoy scenes from classic plays performed by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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 to register.


Sep
5
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in on songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our Queens Village Library for homework help.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Founder" (2016, PG-13).


Sep
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Lego Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to have fun working together with Legos.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Books and Beyond Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconferenced topical discussion group.
First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
1:30PM

--to--

2:15PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5 and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Back-to-School Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to stop by and make a back-to-school craft.


Sep
6
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Beginner Adult Knitting

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn to knit. Please bring worsted weight yarn (4 on the label of the yarn) and no. 8 knitting needles. Buy at least 200 yards of yarn to make a 60 inch length scarf. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Marion's Art History Class

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Marion Mango discusses great art in this teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This fitness class teaches easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone your body. Space is limited. 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


Sep
11
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Resume Open Lab

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be at this lab! Participants can create a resume or work on their existing resume.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Stencil Art

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to decorate with stencils.


Sep
12
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

You Be The Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
12
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Children's Chess

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to compete in friendly chess competition with their peers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Paper Face Mashup

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Use cutouts of celebrity faces to morph or create a new person.


Sep
13
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group: Local History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local historian Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Senior Health Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior health chat with RN Kathy Moran. First-time participants, please register at 718-464-0084 to obtain access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
17
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

DIY Bird Feeders

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to make bird feeders and check out books about our aviary friends!


Sep
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
18
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

STEM: Static Electricity

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to join an activity to learn about static electricity.


Sep
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan.


Sep
20
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kids' Movie: Sherlock Gnomes

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Sherlock Gnomes" (2018, PG).


Sep
20
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is an evening book discussion group by teleconference. First-time callers please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and for this month's book selection.


Sep
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Dealing with Hearing Loss

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconferenced program on hearing loss with audiologist Emily Esca. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
25
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Children's Origami

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to try their hand at origami.


Sep
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Comic Book Collage

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Cut and paste your favorite comic book characters to create your own unique design.


Sep
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone, then enjoy scenes from classic plays performed by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer. This Mail-a-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. First-time callers, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Sand Art Pictures

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to make pictures with colored sand.


Oct
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

Intro to Tarot

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn about the history of the tarot card, meanings of cards, and how to read a tarot spread.


Oct
9
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Children's Paint and Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to indulge their inner artist and this painting activity.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Build Your Own House Of Cards

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to build their own house out of playing cards.


Oct
11
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Adult Beginner Crochet

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn to crochet. Please bring worsted weight yarn (4 on the label of the yarn) and (H) crochet hook. Buy at least 200 yards of yarn to make a 60 inch length scarf.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local historian Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
16
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Intro to Computers

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
16
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Autumn Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to make autumn crafts.


Oct
17
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn.


Oct
18
3:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Kids' Movie: Hocus Pocus

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Hocus Pocus" (2018, PG).


Oct
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Memories and Stories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share your memories; tell your story. This is a teleconference chat. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718- 464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Concerts in Motion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Concerts in Motion will present a live concert. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book for access numbers at 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Pipe Cleaner Challenge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3 to 10 are welcome to build using their imagination.


Oct
24
3:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Molly's Game" (2017, R).


Oct
29
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Halloween Cookie Decorating

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to decorate cookies for Halloween. There are 30 spots, first-come, first-served.


Oct
30
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Halloween Costume Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are invited to have Halloween fun at our costume party!


Oct
31
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Halloween Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to stop by and make a Halloween craft.


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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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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

 


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. Barry Grodenchik
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. Clyde Vanel
VanelC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 548
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 113-43 Farmers Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 617, 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., Suite 204
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20516
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.