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Vote for Your Library Projects!

It’s participatory budgeting voting season!

Each fiscal year, the New York City Council provides residents of participating Council Districts with the opportunity to directly decide how to spend at least $1 million of their districts’ capital funds.

You can use your vote to help secure more ...

Adult Learner Program: Pre-Register Now!

It’s time to spring into a new adventure! Why not complete your High School Equivalency or brush up on your reading and writing skills?

Queens Library's Adult Learner Program provides lifelong learning opportunities to address the needs of the diverse and changing populations of Queens through FREE quality educational ...

Sunday Mobile Library Service at Hunters Point!

We're pleased to announce that mobile library service is returning to Hunters Point!

Our mobile library will come to Center Boulevard near Gantry State Park on Sundays starting April 9 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The vehicle will provide free Wi-Fi, books, DVDs, pickups requested online, library card ...

Festival of Yiddish Culture!

This March, Queens Library is extremely proud to present its first-ever festival dedicated solely to Yiddish culture.

Join us for evenings of storytelling, theater, and music that will not only be informative, but funny, entertaining, and full of nostalgia too!

All events in the Festival of Yiddish Culture will take place ...

Public Budget Hearing April 20

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The public is invited to find out what the Library’s funding priorities are and to provide input to the Library.

The Library’s public budget hearing will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Queens Central Library, ...

Our New Music For March!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features The Hamilton Mixtape, plus music from Miranda Lambert, Lupe Fiasco, Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, J. Cole, The ...

Take the Create NYC Survey!

New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs is asking New Yorkers from all walks of life to help shape the future of arts and culture in NYC as part of the city’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan, CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers.

CreateNYC is incorporating robust public input ...

Invest in All New Yorkers: Invest in Seven-Day Service

Advocacy season for New York City’s libraries got locally underway Wednesday, March 8, as Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott testified alongside the leaders of the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library at the preliminary budget hearing for the NYC Council's Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're over 60 or earn less than $64,000 a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Celebrate Women's History Month!

March is Women’s History Month, and Queens Library is excited to present a range of programs dedicated to the creativity and achievements of women throughout history. Join us for performances, art exhibits, film screenings, children’s crafts, and plenty more!

Also, we're posting pictures of noteworthy books by ...

Mar
28
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Protecting Your \Vision

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads this discussion and offers strategies to help you to protect your vision. This is a teleconference event. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Mar
29
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Ready New York

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

"Ready New York" is a public education campaign. Through the program we encourage New Yorkers to learn about the hazards they may face in NYC and prepare for all types of emergencies by writing an emergency plan, choosing a meeting place, gathering supplies for their home, and preparing a Go Bag in case they need to leave their home in a hurry. Presented by Matthew Puvogel from the NYC Emergency Management Office. This is a teleconferenced event.


Mar
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Euphoria" by Lily King.


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Mar
30
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Outstanding Women

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Outstanding Women, a discussion. This teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Mar
30
5:30PM

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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


Mar
30
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Hour

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us weekly for a variety of crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
31
10:00AM

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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.


Mar
31
10:00AM

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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


Apr
3
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Memoir Writing

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join Kathy Cohen to write about different memories and experiences and share your writing with other people of your generation. No writing experience necessary; just your memories. This is a teleconference event. 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


Apr
3
1:00PM

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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. 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


Apr
3
1:30PM

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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


Apr
4
2:00PM

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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.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
5
11:00AM

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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.


Apr
6
10:30AM

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12:30PM

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.


Apr
6
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Health Chat - Virtual Only on Zoom

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a series of virtual health discussions led by RN Kathy Moran.
Attendance is by invitation only - for Senior Centers and Assisted Living Facilities.
Recreation Directors please register with Older Adult Services 718-464-0084 for access information.
March 2 -Arthritis; April 6 Alt Therapy; May 17 Allergies

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

Additional Dates


Apr
7
10:00AM

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12:00PM

MOMA Art Lectures

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso

Over the course of two sessions we will examine the two most innovative painters of the generation following Post-Impressionism: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. The first session will involve close consideration of Picasso’s paintings, and the second will focus on those of Matisse.


Apr
8
5:30PM

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8:00PM

Queens Village: Know Your Neighbor Photo Exhibit and Opening Reception

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Adolfo Vazquez and the Queenscapes Photo Initiative display photos taken by Queens Village residents to highlight the rich cultural diversity in their neighborhood. It will also include photographs taken by the Queenscapes photography group and photos by Times Ledger Photo Editor Mike Shain of the first Know Your Neighbor workshop series. Light refreshments will be provided. The exhibition will be on view through May 8.


Apr
11
11:00AM

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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.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Concerts in Motion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

"Concerts in Motion" - Live music via teleconference (folksingers, jazz, classical). If this is your first time visiting us via teleconference, please register at 718-464-0084 (Older Adult Services) to get your access numbers. http://www.concertsinmotion.org/mission.htm.


Apr
12
11:00AM

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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.


Apr
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Two Family House" by Lynda Cohen Loigman.


Apr
13
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: Author! Author!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're chatting about our favorite authors. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Apr
14
10:00AM

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12:00PM

The Brooklyn Museum: Art Lecture

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

"The Brooklyn Museum invites you to explore selected works from the museum’s permanent collection. This course will include lecture and in-depth discussion about specific artists, their created objects, and the culture within which they were made. This course will also employ various sensorial approaches to experiencing art, guided by a Brooklyn Museum Teaching Artist." - Teleconference program: Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Apr
18
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Brain Games

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Stimulating an aging brain may be a key part of dementia prevention. RN Kathy Moran will jog your memory today. This is a teleconference event. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Apr
19
11:00AM

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12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Apr
19
11:30AM

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2:30PM

Defensive Driving

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This class is offered by AARP.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
19
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Girl on the Train" (2016, R).


Apr
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Books and Beyond: Book Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced book discussion group. The April book is "Eligible" by Curtis Sittenfeld; The May title is "Nutshell" by Ian McEwan.
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


Apr
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Remember When: Sharing Memories and Stories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share memories and stories, led by Judy Kamilhor, freelance writer/librarian. This is a teleconference event. First time callers please call Mail a Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Apr
25
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Comedy with Liz

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Forget Your Troubles and join us for some old fashioned stand up comedy with Liz Simons. This is a teleconference event. First time callers please register by calling 718-464-0084.


Apr
28
10:00AM

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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 Worlds Fair, Ronny Quevedo, Hongtu/Vida and Gropper/Oliver/ The Ramones/ Queens International/ Rebecca Solnit Murals / Mierle Ladermann Ukeles / Watershed


May
1
1:00PM

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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. 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


May
2
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.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
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.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Books and Beyond Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Shyan Bhairo leads this teleconferenced topical discussion group.
The March topic is "Gypsies Part II - The Nomadic People"
First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
5
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.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
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.

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

Additional Dates


May
12
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 please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for information about the lecture topic, and for access numbers. Topics include the Panorama, The Worlds Fair, Ronny Quevedo, Hongtu/Vida and Gropper/Oliver/ The Ramones/ Queens International/ Rebecca Solnit Murals / Mierle Ladermann Ukeles / Watershed, Tiffany Glass.

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

Additional Dates


May
17
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. 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


May
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Hearing Loss

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconferenced series led by audiologist Emily M. Esca. First-time callers please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
23
2:00PM

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3:30PM

National Museum of the American Indian

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

William Chimborazo from the Smithsonian Institute will lead a discussion about the history of the Museum of the American Indian on May 23rd and about The Woodland Indians on May 30th. This is a teleconference. 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


May
25
11:00AM

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12:30PM

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


Jun
6
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Elder Law

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to protect assets, including the family home, from long-term care expenses. Understanding the basics of the Medicaid program. The 5 essential documents the all seniors should have. Led by Ronald A. Fatoullah, Elder Law Attorney. This is a teleconference. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


Jun
8
8:00PM

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9:15PM

After Hours: Author Author

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Historian Oliver Hummel leads this discussion about Dutch and English Colonialism. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084

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

Additional Dates


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The 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
Hon. Clyde Vanel
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.