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Feb
21
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

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

Bring your own yarn, needles and ideas.
Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children can come and get help for homework during the weekdays based upon the availability of the volunteers. First come first served.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Be creative! Make exciting Lego creations!
This program is for ages 5 and up. Children ages 5 and 6 must be accompanied by parents or caregivers. Preregistration is required in-person or by telephone only.

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

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Feb
22
10:15AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-23 months and their parents/caregivers: Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays.
Preregistration is required in-person or over the phone only.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
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.

Learn and understand the world of technology. Come get a solid foundation and have fun in the process.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents/caregivers: Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.
Preregistration is required in-person or over the phone only.

For the Marketing Department:
Please make it clear on the marketing materials that this is a children's program.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Children's Knitting Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Instruction will be provided to beginners. Please bring your own needles and yarn.
Preregistration is required in-person or over the phone only. This program is for children ages 7-12.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Monthly Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Monthly Crafts. Have fun and be creative!
Preregistration is required over the phone or in-person only.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Winter Wonderland Music Bubble and Comedy Show

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The Sensory-Friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show is a “turtle-riffic” musical experience that is designed to engage children through song, movement, stories, projections and interactive music technology!


Feb
23
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Writer's Group

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

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


Feb
24
10:30AM

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12:00PM

English Conversation Group

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

Improve conversation with others.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
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


Feb
24
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Board Games and Chess

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Find your game partners and have fun with different kinds of board games, including chess. This program is for ages 5-12. Preregistration is required by telephone or in-person only.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Voices Of A People's History Of The United States

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Through music and spoken word performances, the extraordinary history of ordinary people from the book "A People’s History of the United States" including efforts to end slavery and Jim Crow, protests against war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions, advancing women's rights and gay liberation, are brought to life.


Feb
27
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 6 years and up, are invited to join us for Chess. Instruction will be provided to beginners. Preregistration is required by phone or in-person only.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
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.


Mar
2
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the new movie "Bridget Jones's Baby," starring Renée Zellweger.


Mar
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Storytime and Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Enjoy a story read by our children's librarian and then work on a craft based on the story.
Preregistration is required in-person or by telephone only. This program is for children ages 3-6.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Afternoon Storytime and Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children (3-6 year olds) can join us for a story and an easy craft activity.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Watercolor Meet-Up

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

Practice your painting skills and share your work with your new friends. Please bring your own supplies. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Weekend Mother Goose

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

Children ages 6-23 months and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays.
Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Windsor Park Photo Gallery and Reception

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

You are invited to come to Windsor Park Photo Gallery and the reception of three talented local photographers. Moises Baez shares his love for downtown Manhattan with a focus of the new freedom tower; Gloria McGahan creates a lifestyle vision aiming to express eccentric ideas in a minimal space; Natalie Johnson pays homage to the late Georgia O'Keeffe through the eyes of her husband Alfred Stieglitz. Simple refreshments will be provided.


Mar
6
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We will discuss: 3/6/2017: "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George. 4/03/2017: "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
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


Mar
9
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We will discuss: 3/9/2017: "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman. 4/13/2017: "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
11
1:00PM

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2:45PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed in November 2015, Renée Fleming and 2015 Richard Tucker Award winner Jamie Barton are joined by Andrea Bocelli, Lawrence Brownlee and other great voices for one of the perennial highlights of the opera season.


Mar
16
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the new movie "The Light Between Oceans."


Mar
20
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the new movie "Jack Reacher Never Go Back," starring Tom Cruise.


Mar
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Frog, Bug, and Mammal Show

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This program features "Stickers" the tree frog, "Cheeks" the chinchilla, "Crunchy" the bug, and many others. Learn where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. Everyone is encouraged to pet frogs, a bunny, guinea pigs, hermit crabs, chinchillas, birds, a chicken, lizards, a tortoise, and more. The show ends in singing, dancing, and a giant surprise!


Mar
25
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Jose Llana

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Consummate performer Jose Llana of "The King & I" and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" fame brings a powerful voice and charming personality to this concert originally recorded in March 2015.


Mar
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the new movie "The Girl on the Train."


Apr
8
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Norm Lewis: Who Am I?

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Tony nominee and celebrated baritone Norm Lewis, star of some of Broadway and West End’s most acclaimed productions including "Porgy and Bess," "Les Misérables," and more, returns to Lincoln Center for another American Songbook concert which was filmed in January 2015.


Apr
19
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the new movie "Ben Hur" (2016).


Apr
21
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

This is a program for children between the ages of 3-4 along with their parent/caregiver. Over the course of eight consecutive weekly sessions, we will focus on teaching various Dialogic Reading techniques to incorporate into at-home story time. At the end of each session, your child will be given a book as a gift! Pre-Registration is required.

Windsor ParkFri, Apr 28, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM
Windsor ParkFri, May 5, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM
Windsor ParkFri, May 12, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM
Windsor ParkFri, May 19, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM
Windsor ParkFri, May 26, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM
Windsor ParkFri, Jun 2, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM
Windsor ParkFri, Jun 9, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM

Apr
22
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: First Look: "Some Lovers"

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Some of Broadway’s top talent including Will Swenson, Jessica Phillips, Jenni Barber, and Andrew Mueller perform songs from "Some Lovers", the new musical from legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach and Tony Award–winning playwright Steven Sater in this screening recorded in February 2016.


Apr
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the new movie "The 9th Life of Louis Drax".


Apr
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the new movie "Allied", starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.


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.