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Windsor Park

Kids Knit & Crochet

Kids ages 8 and older are invited to join us and learn how to knit and/or crochet! If you already know how, then just join us and create! You'll need to bring your own supplies.

Oct 23 @ 3:00 PM, Oct 30 @ 3:00 PM, Nov 6 @ 3:00 PM, Nov 13 @ 3:00 PM, Nov 20 @ 3:00 PM

Oct
22
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Easy, Gentle Yoga for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This yoga class uses poses to extend and expand joints and muscles. Relaxation and meditation is the goal. Participants must bring a mat, wear comfortable clothing, and bring a bottle of water. Space is limited and 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


Oct
23
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Knitting and Crocheting Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Have fun while learning to knit your very own creations! Please bring your own yarn and needles.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids Knit & Crochet

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 8 and older are invited to join us and learn how to knit and/or crochet! If you already know how, then just join us and create! You'll need to bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


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Oct
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Time!

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-10 years enjoy constructing various structures, vehicles, and other objects with our Lego set in this fun and educational program.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
4:00PM

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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 (Mondays through Thursdays) 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


Oct
24
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-23 months and their parents/caregivers can join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents/caregivers can join us for stories, songs, and finger play fun!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Classic Movies

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

"Dark Passage" (1947) on 9/5; "The Big Sleep" (1946) on 9/12; "Murder My Sweet" (1944) on 9/19; "Out of the Past" (1947) on 9/26; "The Searchers"(1956) on 10/3; "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) on 10/10; "Rebel without a Cause" (1955) on 10/17; "East of Eden" (1955) on 10/24; " Young at Heart" (1954) on 10/31.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children between the ages of 5-12 are invited to join us for an arts & crafts activity.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Parents and other caregivers could help young children learn the key skills they need to be successful in school well before they start kindergarten. During eight weekly sessions, library staff will teach parents and caregivers how to use reading, games, and hands-on activities to help build the most important language and comprehension skills. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Basic Mandarin Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Learn basic Mandarin Chinese with Ms. Jenney.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Computer Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 are invited to join us to learn the beginnings of computer coding. Space is limited; first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Writer's Group

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.

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

Windsor ParkThu, Nov 15, 20186:00PM - 7:30PM
Windsor ParkThu, Dec 20, 20186:00PM - 7:30PM

Oct
26
10:15AM

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11:45AM

English Conversation Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Improve your conversations with others.


Oct
26
12:00PM

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2:30PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Test your skills on word games and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
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. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movies Based on "The Great American Read" Books

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy these movies that are inspired by The Great American Read’s list of America’s 100 most-loved books. If you love these books, you will love to watch these movies. "1984" (1984, R) on 10/6; "Catch-22" (1970, R) on 10/13; "Alice in Wonderland" (1985, NR) on 10/20; " Beloved" (1998, R) on 10/27.


Oct
27
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. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
29
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Practice your painting skills and meet others to share your talent. Please bring your own supplies.


Oct
29
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Board Games

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Play a variety of board games in the children's room! Ages 4 and up are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Children's Chess

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Would you like to learn how to play chess?
Do you know how to play, but would like to learn new strategies?
If so, please join us for Windsor Park Library’s Children’s Chess
Mondays, from 4-5pm

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
10:30AM

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12:00PM

English Conversation Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Improve your conversations with others.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Saturday Storytime

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children (infants to 4-year-olds) and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movies Based on "The Great American Read" Books

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy these movies that are inspired by The Great American Read’s list of America’s 100 most-loved books. "Call of the Wild" (2009, PG) on 11/3; "The Clan of the Cave Bear" (1986, R) on 11/10; "Crime and Punishment" (2002) on 11/17; "Dune" (1984, PG-13) on 11/24; "Great Gatsby" (2013, PG-13) on 12/01; "Gulliver's Travels" (1939) on 12/8; "The Handmaid's Tale" (1990, R) on 12/15; "The Hunt for Red October" (1990, PG) on 12/22; "Jane Eyre" (2011, PG-13) on 12/29.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
5
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Practice your painting skills and meet others to share your talent. Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for November will be "The Woman in the Window" by A J Finn. The book for December will be "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join Jason Reilly as he introduces his animal friends. Children will learn where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. Meet frogs, bugs, a bunny, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice, reptiles, birds, hermit crabs, and a chicken. Enjoy dancing, singing, and a surprise activity at the end of the show.


Nov
7
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Classic Movies

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

"Rear Window" (1954) on 11/7; "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) on 11/14; "Splendor in the Grass" (1961) on 11/21; "Champion" (1949) on 11/28; "The Red Shoes" (1948) on 12/5; "Dial M for Murder" (1954) on 12/12; "Strangers on a Train" (1951) on 12/19; "A Christmas Carol" (1938) on 12/26.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for November is "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng. The book for December is "Educated" by Tara Westover.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Author Visit with Nadine & Kinsey

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a very special author visit with Nadine Morsi and her daughter, Kinsey, who is the subject of Nadine's picture book, "Kinsey's Kidney Adventure." This colorful picture book details Kinsey's real-life experience of being a kidney transplant recipient. Kinsey, a local Queens resident, will be reading the picture book to our audience, and both Kinsey and her mother, Nadine, will answer any questions that our audience members may have. Please join us!


Nov
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us as we read "The Power" by Naomi Alderman.


Dec
3
2:00PM

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3:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Book Discussion of "The Five People You Meet in Heaven"

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

It's time for kind. Let's discuss the book "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom.


Dec
5
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Kindness Read-Aloud

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for a toddler time that will focus on the theme of kindness. For more information about the It's Time For Kind campaign and programming, visit https://queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
6
5:00PM

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6:00PM

It's Time for Kind: With Age Comes Responsibility

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Help wanted: Our meeting room is lonely. We have a program that really won’t work without you and we really do want to make this short program work. The concept is about kindness and it is a group discussion as well as introduction to real actions you can do and also benefit from (i.e., how to get community service credit). Refreshments will be provided.


May
31
3:00PM

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4:00PM

ProjectArt for Children Ages 4-7

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.

ProjectArt offers free visual art classes for children ages 4-7 on Fridays at Windsor Park Community Library. All art supplies are provided. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc.


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)

 


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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
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
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, Suite A
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.