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Windsor Park

Rockaway 31-Hour Summer Festival

Save the date! The Peninsula Community Library will be open for 31 hours straight, from 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 26 through 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 27.

Bring your friends and family for special story times, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, concerts, outdoor movies, yoga and meditation on the beach, a ...

Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc: La Casita

Lincoln Center and Queens Library have partnered to present Boro-Linc: La Casita, a free world-class performance and family workshop—right in the heart of Jamaica, Queens!

Join us at Rufus King Park on Saturday, September 9 for wonderful music and dance, and a chance to learn more about ...

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse With Queens Library!

UPDATE: We've added even more library locations where you can watch next week's solar eclipse!

On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire continental United States. For the first time in 99 years, no matter where you live in North America, you’ll see a total or partial ...

Join Us on Our Mobile Library Tour!

Queens Library's Mobile Library will be touring the borough throughout the month of August.

Visit the Mobile Library to borrow books, sign up for a library card, and more!

Our stops will include public schools; a beach-side stay with special stories, songs, and rhymes; and a back-to-school event with State ...

Summer Programs For All Ages

Summer's almost over, but we've still got plenty of great things for kids, adults, and families to enjoy at the Library!

Join us at the Rockaway 31-Hour Summer Festival, see some unforgettable Culture Connection concerts, cosplay at our library ComicCon in Queens Village, ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

Summer Meals are here! For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals are available from now until Friday, September 1.

Meals are available Monday - Friday, from 1pm - 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required. Queens Library is honored to partner ...

Queens Library 2017 Gala

The Queens Library Foundation’s 2017 Annual Gala will take place on Tuesday, October 17, at the Queens Museum.

Nearly 300 supporters of the Library attended last year’s Gala to pay tribute to our special honorees and the Library’s mission and customers.

This year’s ...

Run the River with Queens Library!

Once again, Queens Library is partnering with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Run the River, a 5K fun run on Randall’s Island, on Saturday, October 28!

Now in its eighth year, you can run to protect the waterways, wetlands, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Aug
18
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


Aug
18
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


Aug
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Using WORD for Kids

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

Children ages 8-12 can join us to learn how to use Microsoft's WORD program. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.


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Aug
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Creative Writing

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Children ages 7-12 can join us to learn how to improve their creative writing skills.


Aug
19
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Pen Pal Club

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

As part of the Summer Reading program, children in grades 2-6 will be matched with a pen pal from a neighboring library, giving them the opportunity to improve their writing and spelling skills and make new friends who are not really that far away. Preregistration is required as space is limited.


Aug
21
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


Aug
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess for Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 are invited to play chess with other children. There will be an instructor for beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
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


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Join us for arts & crafts fun, for ages 5-12. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.


Aug
23
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


Aug
23
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


Aug
23
1:00PM

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3:15PM

Classic Movie for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Classic movies on Wednesdays: 7/5, "Born on the 4th of July"; 7/12, "Something of Value"; 7/19, "Postcards from the Edge"; 7/26, "The Remains of the Day"; 8/2, "Dr. Strangelove"; 8/9, "Mildred Pierce" (1945); 8/16, "Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights" (1992); 8/23, "Breakfast at Tiffany's"; 8/30, "Psycho" (1960).

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Fun!

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 can join us for some Lego fun!


Aug
24
12:30PM

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1:45PM

Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Come and learn how to speak Mandarin Chinese with Jenney. She will also introduce and teach you how to get onto Transparent Language Online.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
24
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Storytime Arts & Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon story time that features an arts & crafts activity appropriate for ages 4 and up!


Aug
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, children will see characters they can relate to being sculpted before their eyes.


Aug
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, children will see characters they can be relate to being sculpted before their eyes.


Aug
24
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


Aug
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM Special Event

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Registration is now closed

Children ages 5-12 can join us for a STEAM fun-filled experiment. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.


Aug
26
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Weekend Mother Goose

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
6
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Classic Movie for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Classic movies on Wednesdays: 9/6, "Casablanca"; 9/13, "Some Like it Hot"; 9/20, "The Age of Innocence"; 9/27, "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"; 10/4, "Gunga Din"; 10/11, "Lost Horizon (1937)"; 10/18, "King Kong (1933)"; 10/25, "It Happened One Night (1934)".

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Come and learn how to speak Mandarin Chinese with Jenney. She will also introduce and teach you how to get onto Transparent Language Online.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Classic Movie for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

9/9: "To Kill a Mockingbird"; 10/7: "His Girl Friday".

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for September will be “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult.
The book for October will be "If Not For You" by Debbie Macomber.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
14
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book discussion for September will be "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan. The book for October will be "A Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

ProjectArt for Children Ages 4-7

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free visual art classes for children ages 4-7 on Fridays at Windsor Park Community Library. All art supplies are provided.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
15
4:15PM

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5:15PM

ProjectArt Drawing Class for Children Ages 8-12

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free drawing art classes for children ages 8-12 on Fridays at Windsor Park Community Library. All art supplies are provided.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
16
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Weekend Mother Goose

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
16
3:30PM

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4:30PM

ProjectArt Watercolor Class for Children Ages 8-12

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free art classes for children ages 8-12. All art supplies are provided.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
10:30AM

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11:30AM

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.

Don't know how to use computers? No problem! You will learn the basic knowledge of computers. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Weekend Mother Goose

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
13
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Parents and other caregivers can help young children, ages 3-4, learn the key skills they need to be successful in school well before they start kindergarten. During 8 weekly sessions, library staff and early childhood teachers will coach parents and caregivers how to use book-reading, games,and hands-on activities to help build the most important language skills. Pre-registration required. Limited space. Please speak to the Children's Librarian to register.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
14
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Weekend Mother Goose

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
21
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Button Jewelry Workshop for Adults

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

Learn how to transform ordinary buttons into beautiful necklaces and earrings. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be supplied.


Oct
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Weekend Mother Goose

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

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


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@nyassembly.gov
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 526
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.