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Apr
21
3:30PM

Yoga Exercise for Older Adults

This course teaches simple-to-follow yoga stretches and gentle body movements for confidence, balance and strength and to help you feel active, energized and relaxed. Space is limited to 15 participants. Preregistration is required.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings
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Apr
22
5:15PM

Woodside: Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off 2014

Bring your frozen food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings) to our weekly food waste drop-off outside Queens Library at Woodside on Tuesdays from 5:15-6:30PM. No meat, dairy, bones or oily foods, please!


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required
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Apr
22
5:45PM

New York Cares Presents Computers For Beginners

Learn the basics regarding computers: how to open an email account, navigate the Internet and use Word, PowerPoint and Excel programs.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required
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Apr
23
10:30AM

Mobile Device Computer Classes

Bring your Google Android or Apple IOS device and learn how to use it. We can also provide basic computer training on our own equipment.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required
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Apr
23
5:00PM

Eco-Agents: Environmental Action for Teens

This monthly program explores different environmental issues that we face today, how and why they are happening and what we can do with friends in our own communities to create positive change. For more Greening Libraries events and info please visit http://greening.queenslibrary.org.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required
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Apr
23
5:30PM

Introduction to Gentle Yoga

Certified yoga instructor Mindy Newman teaches basic yoga techniques and exercise. Bring a mat or towel, and wear workout clothes and sneakers for maximum benefits. Returning and new participants are welcome.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required
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Apr
24
3:00PM

Create Your Own Eco-Comics

Learn the visual language of comics, from simple setups to more complex techniques, and how to tell a story in comic format. This program is part of our Earth Week activities series.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required
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Apr
25
2:30PM

Riddles and Contests

Every Monday a riddle is posted and children have until Friday to solve it. On Friday a prize is awarded to everyone who answers correctly.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Apr
25
4:00PM

Chess Club with New York Cares

New York Cares offers chess lessons for beginners and an opportunity for experienced players to get in some games.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required
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Apr
25
5:30PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness

This Latin dance fitness program with instructor Miriam Acevedo uses dance moves from merengue, salsa, cha cha, cumbia and reggaeton to create a workout that helps you lose body fat, gain muscle and be more energized. Preregistration is required. Come early to complete an exercise release form.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 openings

Apr
30
3:30PM

A Tribute to the Divas: Adele, Beyonce, Shania Twain and More

Enjoy music made great by female pop and country artists such as Adele, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Shania Twain, Reba McEntire, Jennifer Hudson and others.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

May
2
5:15PM

Nature Photography for Teens

In these fun and interactive workshops, local artist Carlos Martinez will explain the basics of photography and digital storytelling and show how to take great photos on a cell phone.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required
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May
6
5:15PM

Butterfly Garden Club

Join us in our Butterfly Garden every Tuesday in May as we plant, water and weed. Meet across the street in Steinmann Triangle Park. Our Butterfly Garden is not just beautiful; it also provides habitat for butterflies, bees, birds!


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required
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May
7
10:30AM

Computer Basics

Learn how to operate a personal computer.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required
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May
9
3:00PM

Horacio Laguna Performs Music of the Americas

Buenos Aires native and current Queens resident Horacio Laguna plays guitar and sings songs from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Spain and the United States.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

May
13
5:00PM

Butterfly Project Native Plant Swap and Giveaway

Get a new start for your garden when you swap seeds, seedlings and ideas with local gardeners. Celebrate the Earth at Queens Library!


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

May
15
11:00AM

Bilingual Birdies Concert: Songs for Young Children (in English and Spanish)

Young children up to age 5 along with their parents or other adult caregivers will learn new vocabulary at this live, interactive concert of movement and songs in Spanish and English. Space is limited and available first come, first served.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

May
19
5:30PM

Making Fabric Beaded Jewelry

Craft artist Pamela Isaac teaches how to make jewelry from recycled fabric, buttons and other materials. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

May
20
1:30PM

Grow Your Own Edible Mushrooms

In this program for older adults, we will learn about the fungi kingdom, inoculate a sterilized growing medium with fungus spores and start a colony of oyster mushrooms to eat and will also look at other approprite growing methods for apartment dwellers.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

May
20
4:00PM

All Aboard the BioBus

Look through powerful microscopes aboard the BioBus and change the way you see the world. The BioBus is a vintage, 1974 transit bus transformed into solar- and bio-fueled science lab.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

May
21
4:00PM

Introduction to Pilates

Instructor Miriam Acevedo teaches conditioning exercises that help tone and strengthen core muscles and improve flexibility, posture and balance. Preregistration is required for each session.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
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May
30
5:30PM

Urban Chickening

In this fun and educational program for the whole family, Queens residents Robert McMinn and Jules Corkery will discuss how to raise and keep chickens in New York City. Participants will get up close and personal with two hens that are a special miniature breed known as Serama, and will learn how they help enhance the success of small gardens.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Jun
2
5:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach you the techniques and exercises that participants can practice while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required for each session. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required
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Jun
16
5:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Miriam Acevedo

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Instructor Miriam Acevedo will teach basic techniques and exercises that participants can practice while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required for each session. Please wear workout clothes and sneakers.


Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required
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Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Woodside Community Library has:

  • 16 Public Computers
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

     

 

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International Language Collections at the Woodside Community Library include:

  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Spanish

 

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

  • Citizenship
  • ESOL
  • Audio Books
  • Large Print
  • Graphic Novels
  • Careers
  • Classical Music
  • Periodicals
  • Rotating Language Collection

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Woodside Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 429-4700 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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 Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Bright Beginnings
49-22 30th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 777-6664
Maspeth Town Hall PS 229
67-25 51st Road
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 446-2120
NYCHA Woodside Community Center
50-19 Broadway
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 932-0771 Rainbow Christian
Rainbow Christian Pre-School & Kindergarten
72-01 43rd Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 335-3361
Rainbowland Nursery School
39-60 54th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 899-7590
Sports & Arts in School Foundation IS 125
46-02 47th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 752-9210
YMCA Virtual Y P.S. 229
67-25 51st Road
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 392-7932
Woodside Children’s Center
50-37 Broadway
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718)-278-3616
Woodside’s Montessori
39-04 61st Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 205-7570
Towers Play-N-Learn
60-10A 47th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 478-3885
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 2
43-22 50th Street
Woodside New York , 11377
phone: (718) 533-8773
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queens Child Guidance Center
60-02 Queens Boulevard
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718)-651-7770 ext. 202
fax: (718)-651-5029
Woodside on the Move
39-42 59th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 476-8449
fax: (718) 476-6946
Anoroc Democratic Club
45-25 47th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 784-2193
VFW Post 2813
51-27 Queens Boulevard
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 335-0700
Catholic War Veterans Post 870
39-46 61st Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 476-8539
Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside
45-25 47th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 784-2468
United Forties Civic Association
45th Street and 50th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (917) 650-7776
Sunnyside/Woodside Lions Club
42-09 47th Avenue 1B)
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 784-8437
 

Fire Department
Engine 325 / Ladder 163
41-24 51st Street
Woodside NY , 11377
  

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
Queens Blvd Ext Care Facility
61 - 11 Queens Boulevard
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 205-0288
Family Health Center
57-18 Woodside Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 898-9494
fax: (718) 898-5023
Western Queens Alcoholism Center
62-07 Woodside Avenue
NY , phone: (718) 898-5085
Woodside Clinic
67-14 41st Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 458-4243
fax: (718)-458-4481
 

Local Newspapers
Woodside Herald
43-11 Greenpoint Avenue
Sunnyside NY , 11104
phone: (718) 729-3772
fax: (718) 729-8614
Woodside times

Parks and Playgrounds
Bush Park
61st Street, N/S Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
Dough Boy Park
Woodside Ave, Between 54th and 56th Street
Windmuller Park
52nd to 54th Street, Woodside Ave, 39th Road, 39th
Brig Gen Jos T. Hart Memorial Playground
65th to 69th Streets, 37th Avenue, Broadway
Carl R Sohncke Square
Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside Avenue, 58th Street
Winfield Plaza
Woodside Avenue, E/S Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
Woodside Park
Roosevelt Avenue, 60th Street, Woodside Avenue
  

Police Department
108th Precinct
5-47 50th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718) 784 -5411
  

Post Office
Woodside Station
39-25 61st Street
Woodside NY , 11377-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Sebastian (PK-8)
39-76 58th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 429-1982
Razi School (PK-12)
55-11 Queens Blvd
Wodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 429-4700
St. Illuminator's Armenian Day (PK-6)
69-23 47th Ave
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 478-4073
Greater New York Academy
41-32 58th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 639-1752
ABC Child Care
66-26 Laurel Hill Boulevard
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 672-2292
B V M Help Of Christians School (PK-8)
70-20 47th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 639-8042
Corpus Christi School (PK-8)
31-29 60th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 721-2484
Greater Ny Sda Academy (9-12)
41-32 58th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 639-1752
Jackson Heights School Sda (K-8)
72-25 Woodside Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 426-5729
St Teresa School (PK-8)
50-15 44th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 784-0178
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 011 Kathryn Phelan (K-6)
54-25 Skillman Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718)-779-2090
fax: (718) 458-6362
P.S. 012 James B. Colgate (K-5)
42-00 72nd Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 424-5905
fax: (718) 424-0207
P.S. 151 Mary D. Carter School
50-05 31 Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718)728-2676
fax: (718) 545-2028(718) 545-2028
P.S. 152 Gwendoline Alleyne (K-6)
33-52 62nd Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 429-3141
fax: (718) 779-7532
P.S. 229 Emanuel Kaplan (PK-7)
67-25 51 Road
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 446-2120
fax: (718) 672-3117
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 125 Thomas J. McCann (5-8)
46-02 47 Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 937-0320
fax: (718) 361-2451
  

Senior Centers
Woodside Senior Center
50 - 37 Newtown Road Building 19
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 932-6916
Woodside Senior Assistance Program
61-20 Woodside Ave
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 779-1234
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
jvanbramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1815
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Margaret M. Markey
Markeym@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 55-19 69th Street
Maspeth NY, 11378
phone: (718) 651-3185
fax: (718) 651-3027
Albany Office LOB, Room 712
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4755
fax: (518) 455-5032
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Senate Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
US Congress
Hon. Joseph Crowley
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11372
phone: (718) 779-1400
fax: (718) 505-0156
Legislative Office 1436 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
fax: (202) 225-1909
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Woodside is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Queens. Although it was inhabited by European settlers in the early years, it did not grow substantially until the 1800s because it was a dangerous and isolated area of snake-infested swamps and wolf-inhabited woods. In the1860’s, the first developers, Benjamin W. Hitchcock and John Andrew Kelly, moved in and the Community of Woodside was formed. Kelly built a home that he called “Woodside” after the nearby forests. The name also became popular from a series of newspaper articles he wrote from his home. In 1869, more than one thousand lots were laid out by Benjamin Hitchcock, generating the first massive building of the new village Woodside.

The completion of the Queensboro Bridge and subway tracks allowed more people to migrate into Woodside and the population reached 6000 by 1910. Eventually the city of New York and other developers began building in the area to accommodate the influx of people. Woodside has since grown as a mixed residential, commercial, and manufacturing suburb for working class people.

Public library service didn’t arrive in Woodside until 1908 when the Woodside Improvement Association succeeded in converting Mr. H. Wikters’ General Store into a public library, known as a “traveling library station”. On June 19, 1910, the city-funded branch library opened to the public with Anna Burns as librarian. The library was housed on the first floor of a two-story frame building on the southwest corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 58th Street. During World War I, the library served as a community activity center. The branch later temporarily relocated to a newly built store at 59-12 Woodside Avenue until 1932 when it moved to its permanent location on the southwest corner of 55th Street and Skillman Avenue. In 1963, after the building underwent extensive renovation and rehabilitation, it reopened to the public with a new entrance on Skillman Avenue. The branch building was again updated in 1999, improving access to the building for those with disabilities. The Woodside Community Library primarily serves the area bounded by Northern Boulevard to the north, Maurice Ave to the south, 50th St. to the east, and Brooklyn–Queens Expressway to the west. Among the residents of Woodside, most are immigrants. Chinese immigrants are the largest group. Ecuadorians are the second largest group. Koreans, Colombians, Bangladesh, Filipinos, Asian Indians, Guyanese, Peruvians and Irish are also well represented in Woodside.

More information about the Woodside community is available from the following sources:

Woodside at a glance:www.maxhome.netfirms.com/

Woodside: a tour through the past, present, and culture of a historic urban community:http://users.bestweb.net/~brouwer/

Catherine Gregory: Woodside, Queens County, New York : a historical perspective, 1652-1994.

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.

 


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