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Windsor Park

This Weekend at Queens Library

It's the last weekend of the summer at Queens Library! Join us for adult and kid coloring, family storytime, the ultimate Pokemon club, a healthy Korean cooking class, Chinese folk dance, an ancient board game, an interactive class on how the human brain works, magic and illusion, and games, movies, music, and more! We hope to see you ...

Free Prenatal Classes!

Having a baby is joyful, but can be overwhelming. Luckily, we have free prenatal classes available for expectant mothers.

You can learn about important topics, like bonding with your baby, how to take care of yourself while you’re pregnant, your baby’s development, getting ready for labor and delivery, and ...

Adult Learners Program: Pre-Register Now!

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

The following programs are offered at our seven Adult Learning Centers (located at Central, ...

The 11th Annual StartUP Business Plan Competition!

Got a great idea for a business?

You can get the tools you need to launch your own business and enter a contest to win $10,000 in seed funding!

Thanks to the generous support of Citi Foundation and YouNoodle, the Queens Economic Development Corporation ...

Live JBA Twitter Chats!

Join us for the next round of Twitter chats from our Job & Business Academy, when experts will answer your career questions live!

Our upcoming topics include:

Job Interviews—How to Talk the Talk: August 31 at 1:30 p.m.

You can use the hashtag #JBAQueens to follow along and join the ...

Upcoming NYCitizenship Information Sessions

Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions with the NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for citizenship easily, the benefits of ...

Dreams Start Here: the Queens Library Foundation 2016 Autumn Gala

We cordially invite you to help inspire, educate, and celebrate children at our 2016 Autumn Gala!

The Gala will benefit programs and services for children and adolescents that inspire them to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.

We will also honor our distinguished guests—the 106th Mayor of the City of New York, ...

Our New Music For August!

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 music from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Simon, Musiq Soulchild, Mike Posner, case/lang/veirs, Neil Young, Kevin ...

Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

Aug
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Eat Vegetables: Cooking Demonstration with Soh Young Lee-Segredo

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We all know the benefit of vegetables. Koreans eat many different vegetables. Come and learn about them and how to make some popular Korean vegetable dishes. You will get to taste them with rice! Our talented chef and teacher Soh Young Lee-Segredo has been teaching Korean Cooking classes to promote healthy eating for years! *Library guests are free to sample the food, Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses or adverse reactions.


Aug
29
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Chess for Kids

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

Children ages 6-13 are invited to play chess with children their age. There will be an instructor for beginners. Preregistration is required, as space is limited.


Aug
30
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Knit and Crochet Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Weekly needle craft group. Participants select and work on their own projects. Basic knitting or crochet skills are required.


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Sep
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Writing Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We meet biweekly on Thursdays to share and discuss each other's writing.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
2
10:30AM

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12:30PM

"We Are New York" English Conversation Classes

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Practice English and learn about the city's resources.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
2
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Test your skills and make new friends!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
2
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Board Games and Chess (5-12 years)

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Find your game partners and have fun with different kinds of board games, including chess.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your projects. Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Lego Building Club (6 years and up)

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

Be creative! Make exciting Lego creations!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
10:15AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose

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

7-23 month-old babies are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

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

Children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Basic Mandarin Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date September 7, 2016
Availability: 3 openings

This course will help you understand and practice basic conversational skills.

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Sep
7
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Children's Knitting Club

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

Instruction will be provided to beginners. Please bring your own needles and yarn.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Storytime and Crafts (3-6 years)

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

Enjoy a story read by our Children's librarian and then work on a craft based on the story.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We will discuss: 9/8--"The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen; 10/13--"Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Here is your time and space! We offer Wii games, crafts, movies, and talent show stage, your favorite books, and much more. Feel free to bring friends!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Meeting Room reserved for Teen activities.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We will discuss: 9/12 "the Swans of Fifth Avenue" by Melanie Benjamin. There will be no meeting in October due to holidays.


Sep
12
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Chess Club (6 years and up)

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

Instruction will be provided to beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
6:30PM

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7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Zumba

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Take part in Zumba, a free exercise class from ShapeUp NYC with instructor Meiling Schumm. 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
14
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

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

Would you like to know how to use the computer or how to send an e-mail to a friend or family member? These classes are for you.

Topics include:
1) Introduction to computers
2) How to use the mouse and keyboard
2) Navigating the Internet
3) Creating your own e-mail account

Registration is required.


Sep
15
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie Time: Love Rosie

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the movie "Love Rosie" (2014, R).


Sep
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Monthly Crafts

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

Every month there is a different craft project idea. Come have fun and be creative!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
17
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Enjoy a screening of Emmylou's stirring silver-voiced interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs. Together with Crowell, the long-time bandmates and Grammy-winning duo present a fresh approach to country music.


Sep
21
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

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

Topics include:
1. Introduction to computers
2. How to use the mouse and keyboard
3. Navigating the Internet

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time: You've Got Mail

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the movie "You've Got Mail" (1998, PG).


Sep
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Humane Education with Cats & Dogs

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

Children will explore various ways to treat animals with kindness and compassion. They will recognize cat and dog body languages, which is one way their pet shows its feelings. They are taught the "rules" of pet ownership, responsibility and kindness. A hands-on activity and fun worksheet follow the presentation. for ages 4-10. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required.


Oct
1
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: New York Philharmonic Gala with Lang Lang

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of the opening gala with the New York Philharmonic and piano virtuoso Lang Lang as they play Grieg and Beethoven in a concert filmed in September, 2015.


Oct
6
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie Time: Now You See Me 2

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the movie "Now You See Me 2" (2016, PG-13).


Oct
6
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Watercolor Meet-Up

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Practice your painting skills and share your work with your new friends. Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
15
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screenings: New York Philharmonic: Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat in Concert

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed at Lincoln Center in October, 2015, Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard, and Lauren Worsham star in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s groundbreaking musical saga about the lives, loves, and heartbreaks of show folk on the Mississippi River.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Windsor Park Community Library has:

  • 14 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 Windsor Park Community Library include:

  • Chinese or Ni Hao
  • Korean or Hannara
  • Spanish
  • Hindi (DVDs, Videos & CDs Only)

 


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
L W Future Prospect Inc
210-03 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-6862
Marathon Infants & Toddlers
220-18 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-5370
Nadra Ahad
57-75 Cloverdale Boulevard
Oakland Gardens New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Tutor Time Learning Centers
61-58 Springfield Blvd
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Colonial Church Nursery School
54-02 217 Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229 9464
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck New York , 11362
phone: (718) 225-1054
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bayside Historical Society
PO Box 133
Fort Totten New York , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548
The Community Planning Board #11
213-02A 42nd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 225-1054
Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing New York , 11354
phone: (718) 939-0647

Fire Department
Engine 326 Battalion 53
64-04 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
182-19 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 670-1777
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Little Neck Bay to Springfield Boulevard
New York ,
Cunningham Park
Horace Harding Expressway, Grand Central Parkway
New York ,
 

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Oakland Gardens Post Office
6143 Springfield Boulevard
Oakland Gardens, New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-1614
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary (PreK-8)
216-15 Peck Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School
209-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-4826
St. Francis Preparatory School (9-12)St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8810
St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
56-10 214th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 46 - Alley Pond (K-5)
64-45 218th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 162 John Golden School (K-5)
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 188 - Kingsbury School (K-5)
218-12 Hartland Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5768
PS 203 - The Oakland Gardens School (PreK-5)
53-11 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8652
PS 205 - The Alexander Graham Bell School (K-5)
75-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5773
PS 213 Carl Ulman (Q213)
231-02 67 Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8747

Public High Schools
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School (9-12)
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 74-Nathaniel Hawthorne (6-8)
61-15 Oceania St
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 631-6800
  

Senior Centers
Bffy Bayside Senior Center
221-15 HORACE HARDING EXP
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
  

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. David I. Weprin
weprind@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 602
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Oakland Gardens consists of almost 20,000 acres that were deeded to European settlers in 1645. This area was originally referred to as the “alley”. The “alley” consisted of the marshes, fields, and trees south of the Little Neck Bay. The community developed its name from the Oakland Golf Course, which was created in the 1890s. The golf course later became home to Queensborough Community College, Benjamin Cardozo High School, and P.S. 203. The area further developed due to the addition of Long Island Rail Road service in the 1800s.

The population experienced a boom after WWII. The development of many of the major apartment complexes and single-family housing occurred between the 1940s and 1960s. Many of the people who came to settle in Oakland Gardens during this time period were from Brooklyn and the Bronx. The diversity in the population has grown in recent years.

The first library services in Oakland Gardens began through the efforts of the Library Sub-Committee of the Bell Park Gardens School Committee. They championed for library facilities for the community. The early efforts of the committee succeeded in obtaining a Book Bus stop for the Bell Apartments; however the committee continued their efforts to obtain a branch library.

The Windsor Park Branch Library had its grand opening on September 17, 1951 at 73-28 Bell Boulevard in a rented store space. The community discovered that a larger library facility was needed. In 1956, Windsor Park Branch Library moved to its current location of 79-50 Bell Boulevard. The branch experienced major renovations in 1976 as well as several minor building projects that contribute to the appearance of the library today.