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Computer Lab by Appointment

Do you need more time to finish a letter or fill out an online application? Do you want to create an email account or simply read emails? At our Computer Lab by appointment you can use a laptop to complete these tasks for an hour and get assisted by our staff. Join us on Wednesdays at 4:00. Pre-registration is required

Sep 7 @ 4:00 PM, Sep 14 @ 4:00 PM, Oct 5 @ 4:00 PM, Oct 12 @ 4:00 PM, Nov 2 @ 4:00 PM

Computer Basics Series: Software, hardware, Internet and email accounts

Attend these sessions to learn how to use a computer or brush up on what you already know.

Sep 13 @ 10:30 AM, Sep 20 @ 10:30 AM, Sep 27 @ 10:30 AM, Oct 4 @ 10:30 AM, Oct 11 @ 10:30 AM

Jul
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Home Gym Fitness for Adults

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Certified Personal Trainer/Corrective Exercise Specialists lead this exercise class that consists of breathing, stretching, warm-up/cardio, balance work and total body training exercises to work all muscle groups. Participants should bring an exercise mat, dress in loose fitting clothing, sneakers, and bring a bottle of water.


Jul
29
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Movements

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

Nursery rhymes and young children movements. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
29
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Movements II

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

Children's songs and movements. Registration required.

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

Additional Dates


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Jul
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Teen Summer Reading

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

If you are entering grades 7-12, join us for crafts and games this summer.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
30
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Steinway Cinema Presents: Summer Movies

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Families are invited to enjoy the following films: 7/2-"Dolphin Tale" (PG); 7/9-"Dolphin Tale 2" (PG); 7/16-"Free Willy" (PG); 7/23 "Lilo and Stitch" (PG); 7/30 "Race for Your Life Charlie Brown" (PG)


Aug
1
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Story Time

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Short stories for young children.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Story Time

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Short stories and finger plays for young children.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Simple Crafts

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Simple crafts for young children.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Simple Crafts

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Simple and easy crafts for young children.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
8:00AM

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11:00AM

Drop Off Your Food Scraps With the NYC Compost Project

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Drop off your food waste with the NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse. We accept fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, filters, and paper tea bags; bread and grains; egg shells, nutshells and corncobs; food-soiled paper towels and paper napkins; stale beans, flour and spices; and cut or dried flowers. Please do not bring meat or fish scraps; cheese or dairy products; and fats, grease, oil, or oily foods.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Crafts

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Creative crafts for school-aged children.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Baby & Me

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Infants and their parents or adult caregivers enjoy nursery rhymes, short stories and baby movements.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Get in The Game: Board Game Hour

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Join us for board games, card games and more! All children and teens are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Race Against Time with Sciencetellers

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Children come and see things fly, spin, move and soar while listening to a series of stories that will energize your summer! Throw on your labcoat and get ready to experience the science of power and energy by telling stories and using exciting, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning and having fun! Enjoy this spectacular adventure as we discover what makes us move and what powers the world!


Sep
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Computer Lab by Appointment

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Do you need more time to finish a letter or fill out an online application? Do you want to create an email account or simply read emails? At our Computer Lab by appointment you can use a laptop to complete these tasks for an hour and get assisted by our staff. Join us on Wednesdays at 4:00. Pre-registration is required

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

Additional Dates


Sep
13
10:30AM

--to--

11:45AM

Computer Basics Series: Software, hardware, Internet and email accounts

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Attend these sessions to learn how to use a computer or brush up on what you already know.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
10:30AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Steinway
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


Oct
7
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Parenting Support

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Jamaica Southeast Queens Healthy Start and Families On The Move of NYC, Inc., present a parenting series covering topics that include: building the parent-child relationship, attention and emotions, and exploring the challenges of parenthood. A roundtrip Metrocard will be provided to those who participate. Childcare is not available at this program. For more information or to preregister, call 646-629-2413.

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 Steinway Community Library has:

  • 3 computers designated for Teens
  • 2 computers designated for Children
  • 6 Adult 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 Steinway Community Library include:

For Adults

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

For Children

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
 

 

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

  • ESOL collection for students and teachers
  • Large collection of contemporary and classic films
  • Foreign films in Arabic, Bengali, Greek, Hindi, Italian and Spanish

 


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

Child Care / Preschools
Grace D. Delgado
18-29 21st. Drive, Apartment 2, 2nd Floor
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 956-9333
HANAC P.S. 84
22-45 41Street
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 278-1915
Rita Morresi Mittone
20-26 28th Street, 1st Floor
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 956-3367
Gabriel Marin
23-66 21 Street, 1st Floor
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 956-3367
Yasmin Monir
21-16 35 Street, Apartment 5D
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 721-5628
Aracely Sanchez
21-68 35 Street, Apartment 4C
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 721-3990

Community Board
Queens Community Board 1
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-3335
fax: (718)786-3368
  

Community Organizations & Services
Greater Astoria Historical Society
Quinn Building 35-20 Broadway, 4th floor
Long Island City NY , 11106
 

Fire Department
Engine 262
30-89 21 St
Queens NY , 11102
Engine 263 Ladder 117
42-06 Astoria Blvd South
Queens NY , 11105
Engine 312
22-63 35 Street
Queens NY , 11103

Local Hospitals
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
25-10 30th Avenue
Queens NY , 11102
  

Local Newspapers
Western Queens Gazette
Northwest Courier
Queens Tribune
Queens Chronicle
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Ralph Demarco Park
Shore Blvd Bet. Ditmars Boulevard & 20 Avenue
Triborough Bridge Playground A
Hoyt Avenue, 19 to 21 Streets
Paul Raimonda Playground
47 to 48 Streets, 20 Avenue
Woodtree Playground
20 Avenue, 37 Street, 38 Street
Ditmars Park
23 Avenue To Ditmars Boulevard
Steinway Playground
20 Road-20 Avenue, 37-38 Streets

Police Department
114 Precinct
34-16 Astoria Boulevard
Queens NY , 11103
  

Post Office
Grand Post Office
4508 30th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 084 Steinway (Q084)
22-45 41 Street
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718)278-1915
fax: (718) 932-4649
PS 085 Judge Charles Vallone (Q085)
23-70 31 Street
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718) 278-3630
fax: (718) 278-8312
PS 122 Mamie Fay (Q122)
21-21 Ditmars Boulevard
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718)721-6410
fax: (718)726-0016

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 141 The Steinway (Q141)
37-11 21 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718)278-6403
fax: (718)278-2884
  

Senior Centers
Astoria Senior Residence
21-05 30th Drive
Long Island City NY , 11102
phone: (718) 747-8700
Bffy Dellamonica Senior Center
23-56 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 626-1500
Bffy Steinway Senior Center
20-43 Steinway Street
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718) 728-8472
Central Astoria Dev Norc
28-27 Steinway Street
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 728-7820
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Costa Constantinides
CConstantinides@council.nyc.gov
District Office 31-09 Newtown Avenue, Suite 209
Astoria NY, 11102
phone: (718) 274-4500
fax: (646) 661-6799
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1808
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-6963
NYS Assembly
Hon. Aravella Simotas
Simotasa@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 401
Astoria NY, 11102
phone: (718) 545-3889
fax: (718) 545-3607
Albany Office LOB, Room 652
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5014
fax: (518) 455-4044
NYS Senate
Hon. José Peralta
jperalta@nysenate.gov
District Office 32-37 Junction Boulevard
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 205-3881
fax: (718) 205-4145
Albany Office Room 415, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: (518) 455-2529
fax: (518) 426-6909
US Congress
Hon. Joseph Crowley
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11372
phone: (718) 779-1400
fax: (718) 505-0156
Legislative Office 1436 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
fax: (202) 225-1909
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The area of Queens comprising Steinway and Astoria was formerly known by the Algonquian name of Sunswick, derived from the word Sunkisq, meaning "woman chief." In 1839 developer Stephen A. Halsey incorporated the village of Astoria, which he named in honor of fur trader and landowner John Jacob Astor. Within a few decades, the area was home to a number of wealthy merchants, a substantial German-American community, and the Steinway piano company. As the name of the neighborhood suggests, it began as home to Steinway & Sons, the legendary piano maker and transit magnate in the early days of the trolley car. In 1870 William Steinway, son of the original company founder Henry Steinway, (nee Steinweg) bought 400 acres of land in northwest Queens and moved the operations from their original headquarters in Manhattan, to their new home, which continues its production in the same area today. Along with the factory, he also built Steinway Village, a company town with its own post office, park for recreation, housing for employees, and with a church, library, kindergarten school, and public trolley line. Unlike many other factory towns of the time, Steinway Village was not built exclusively for workers (employees only accounted for about one third of the inhabitants) since they treated the property as a real- estate investment, selling land and houses. On May 4, 1870, Astoria, Hunter’s Point, Steinway, and Ravenswood consolidated to become Long Island City.

Even though the ease of a commute from Steinway into Manhattan has transformed the neighborhood into a bustling mix of ethnicities and styles, vestiges of old Steinway still survive even today. Two-story brick houses continue to stand on 20th Avenue and 41st Street. They boast stone window lintels and recessed entrances. Built before 1880 as housing for factory employees, they are Landmark quality homes. And the Steinway mansion built by William Steinway is still a private residence on 41 Street, originally Albert Street, named for one of his sons. 42 Street was also formerly named Theodore Street, for another one of William Steinway’s sons.