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Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Ricky Riccardi, archivist for the Louis Armstrong House Museum and author of “What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years,” leads this discussion. This is a teleconferenced program. First time callers please contact Mail a Book for access numbers, 718-464-0084.

Oct 18 @ 2:00 PM

Aug
29
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Skype a Crossword Puzzle

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Aug
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Aug
29
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.


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Aug
30
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn the basics of computer use. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.


Aug
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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.


Aug
31
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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.


Aug
31
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Caregivers are welcome to bring children around age 2 to 3 to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts at our weekly toddler time.


Aug
31
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

The Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip hop music, movement, storytelling and interactive games! Ages 6-12


Sep
1
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Books and Beyond

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Shyan Bhairo leads this teleconferenced topical discussion group.
In September we will be talking about the life and times of Shirley Temple Black
The October topic is Witchology: The Salem Witch Trials to Bewitched
First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
1
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Our Queens Village Branch offers homework help after school for Elementary students. If you have a question don't hesitate to come by and ask for help.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
2
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
2
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


Sep
2
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join in the fun at Queens Village Branch's Game Day at 3:30pm on Fridays.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

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.


Sep
6
4:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Mommy and Me

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All caregivers are welcome to bring their infants to our Mommy and Me for stories, songs, and playtime. Great for baby and their caregiver

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
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
7
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Caregivers are welcome to bring their toddlers to our toddler time for stories, songs, puppets, and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Super Readers: Emma and the Blue Genie

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's Super Reader's Book Club selection is 'Emma and the Blue Genie' by Cornelia Funke. The club is for children ages 7-11. Please, have the book read and be ready to discuss and enjoy a fun activity and the meeting!


Sep
8
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
8
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours: Author! Author!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're chatting about authors, books and genres. What to read next and which authors to put on your favorite list? This is a teleconference event. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Queens Museum-Art History Lecture Series

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A series of Art History lectures presented by the Queens Museum by teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for information about the lecture topic, and for access numbers. Topics include the Panorama, The World's Fair and artists Hongtu/Vida and Gropper/Oliver.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Skype a Crossword Puzzle

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. 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


Sep
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

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
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

The Whitney Museum

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Whitney Museum leads this discussion about art and artists in their collection. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
13
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Books to Movies Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Duff" by Kody Keplinger and watch the movie version.


Sep
14
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
14
3:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" (2016, PG-13).


Sep
14
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

What Are Acids & Bases

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children will learn pre-chemistry with household materials. Get an understanding of acids and bases, and what their building blocks are. 5-10 years old


Sep
15
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Books and Beyond: Book Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced book discussion group. The September title is "Ines of My Soul" by Isabel Allende. Kathy Reich's "Bones Never Lie" is the title for October. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
15
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Tween Book Team: Chomp

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's Tween Book Team Book Club selection is the quirky mystery, 'Chomp' by Carl Hiaasen. The club is for children ages 10-15. Please, have the book read and be ready to discuss and enjoy a fun activity and the meeting!


Sep
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

MOMA: The Foundation of Twentieth Century Art

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This two-part course will introduce participants to the foundations of twentieth-century art. Sessions will include lectures and discussions on specific objects, artists, and contemporary cultural projects. In the second session, we will consider early expressionist painting: Odillon Redon, James Ensor, and others. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

STARs Special Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior Theater Acting Repertory will perform theatrical works.


Sep
19
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Pokemon Hour

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children (ages 5-15) are welcome to play Pokémon Go together, trade Pokémon cards, and discuss everything Pokémon during this hour devoted to all things Pokémon.


Sep
20
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Internet for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Led by Denise Downing read and talk about your favorite poems.
First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
21
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Transatlantic" by Colum McCann.


Sep
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Transatlantic" by Colum McCann.


Sep
22
12:30PM

--to--

1:45PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your child ages 18-36 months for a Little TLC! Play and learn with your child in a free, five-session workshop that include toys, games, puzzles and other items specifically selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
22
6:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Parachute and Music Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Caregivers are welcome to bring their toddlers and early elementary age children to enjoy a story, creative music, and parachute fun. Ages 2 through 6


Sep
22
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.


Sep
24
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

ThiruKural - Timeless Wisdom

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Carnatic music composer/performer Nivedita ShivRaj and her ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists present a program of South Indian classical music set to the ancient Tamil Couplets known as ThiruKural.


Sep
26
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children's Movie: Angry Birds

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Angry Birds."


Sep
27
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Trump and Clinton

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for this lively teleconference discussion about the family lives of Trump and Clinton. First time callers please contact 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
28
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Children's Insect Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-10 are welcome to make insect crafts.


Sep
29
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

What's a Prezi Presentation: Learn the Basics

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 10 through 15 years old are welcome to join in a hands-on lesson, making Prezi Presentations online. Please, stop by or call our Queens Village Branch to reserve a spot. Having an email account is required for participation.


Sep
29
6:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary age children and their caregivers are welcome to enjoy story time at our Queens Village Branch. Be sure to wear your PJs.


Sep
30
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 event. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
1
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Queens (as the World’s) Village: Know Your Neighbor

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A picture says a thousand words! Queens Village residents are invited to participate in photography workshop project that highlights the rich, cultural diversity in their neighborhood and to learn how to use social media and hashtags with the project. Participants should attend both workshops. Saturday, October 1 and October 22 at 2:30pm.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Skype a Crossword Puzzle

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. 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
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

The Whitney Museum

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Whitney Museum leads this discussion about art and artists in their collection. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
6
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Super Readers: Heros in Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's Super Reader's Book Club selection is 'Heros in Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom'. The club is for children ages 7-11. Please, have the book read and be ready to discuss and enjoy a fun activity and the meeting!


Oct
12
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Me Before You" (2016, PG-13).


Oct
12
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Jewelry Beading

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children (5-12) are welcome to join the jewelry beading fun at our Queens Village Branch.


Oct
13
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Tween Book Team: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's Tween Book Team Book Club selection is Grace Lin's award winning book, 'Where the Mountain Meets the Moon'. The club is for children ages 10-15. Please, have the book read and be ready to discuss and enjoy a fun activity and the meeting!


Oct
17
6:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary age children and their caregivers are welcome to enjoy story time at our Queens Village Branch. Be sure to wear your PJs.


Oct
18
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Participants must have basic computer skills. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Ricky Riccardi, archivist for the Louis Armstrong House Museum and author of “What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years,” leads this discussion. This is a teleconferenced program. First time callers please contact Mail a Book for access numbers, 718-464-0084.


Oct
18
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Books to Movies Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discussing "The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey and watching the movie version.


Oct
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction" by David Sheff.


Oct
19
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Density: Pour a Rainbow

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children will learn about density by exploring how different liquids interact in this kids science experiment. 5-10 years old


Oct
21
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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.


Oct
25
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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.


Oct
26
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Haunted Gingerbread Houses

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to join in the pre-Halloween festivities by making haunted gingerbread house to take home and eat.


Oct
27
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Children's Movie: Jungle Book

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Jungle Book."


Nov
3
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Books and Beyond Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Shyan Bhairo leads this teleconferenced topical discussion group.
The November topic is "Gypsies, a Nomadic Nation"
The December topic is "Home For The Holidays"
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


Nov
8
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

South America: Geography

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn about the countries from the continent of South America. This is a teleconferenced program for older adults. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Nov
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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.


Nov
17
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Books and Beyond: Book Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced book discussion group. The November book is "Miller's Valley" by Anna Quindlin and the December book is "Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman. First-time callers 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


Nov
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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.


Nov
25
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 event. 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


Nov
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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.


Dec
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Africa: Geography

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn about the geography of Africa, its borders, cities, climate and topography, oceans and rivers. This is a teleconferenced program for older adults. First time callers please contact Mail a Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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.


Dec
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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.


Dec
27
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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.


Dec
31
7:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

New Year's Teleconferences

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Ring in the New Year with Friends, two special teleconference events moderated by Queens Library Older Adult Services. Socialize, chit chit chat and mingle with your friends on this holiday New Years Eve from 7pm to 9pm; New Years Day from 11am to 1pm. Come join the fun. You don't have to be alone this holiday season! First-time callers must preregister at 718-464-0084.


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, 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
VACANT
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. 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., 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.