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Bayside

Chair Yoga With Irene

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

May 4 @ 2:00 PM

Apr
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens volunteer to help children with their school assignments.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Elementary Korean

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

Elementary Korean teaches the Korean alphabet using a method that enables non-Korean speakers to read independently in a short time, and encourages learning through repetition of daily expressions, with a cultural component providing insights into Korea and its society. Preregistration is required. Please preregister online or call in English 718-429-4700. First come; first served.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Players age 8 and up learn chess and compete against each other.

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

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May
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join the English Conversation Group at Bayside Community Library. Preregistration is not required, just walk-in.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Parents and other caregivers can help children learn the skills they need to be successful before they start kindergarten. During eight weekly sessions, library staff will show parents, caregivers, and children how to use games, hands-on activities and stories that help build the most important language and social skills.
Registration is required - please speak with children's librarian.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Needlework

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children, age 8 and up, learn needlework. Materials will not be supplied.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Chair Yoga With Irene

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

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


May
4
5:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Celebrate Star Wars Day

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us in celebrating Star Wars Day with the latest Star Wars Film: May 4 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" PG-13.


May
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children read with a teen partner.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens will read to kids. For grades K-4.

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

Additional Dates


May
8
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Baby & Me

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Babies 7-18 months and their caregivers enjoy an hour of songs and playtime.

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

Additional Dates


May
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group at Bayside CL

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Group at Bayside Community Library.

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

Additional Dates


May
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

You will learn how to:
- browse safely the internet and attach documents to an e-mail.
- identify and use features of Microsoft Word including font style, table, and insert pictures.
- identify and use features of Microsoft Excel including formatting, using formulas, and insert charts.

Knowledge of using keyboard and mouse are required.
Preregistration is required, please call or come to the library to register.

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

Additional Dates


May
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Painting on Glass

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Artist Cristina Cipriani teaches the art of painting on glass and guides participants in making their own colorful suncatcher. Materials will be provided for 24 participants. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


May
11
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Man vs. Machine

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us watching movies on the future of humankind where humans live together with machines and it is difficult to distinguish between the two kinds. May 11 "Ex Machina" (R), May 18 "Surrogates" (PG-13).

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

Additional Dates


May
13
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Lincoln Center Local: Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Influenced by the music from her mother’s hometown of New Orleans, as well as by her father’s Trinidadian culture, "Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards" bring children along on a swingin’ musical tour of New Orleans, complete with a six-piece band. The screening will be accompanied by a fun craft activity, as vibrant as the city of New Orleans itself, and light refreshments.


May
15
1:30PM

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2:00PM

Picture Book

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime. For ages 3 1/2-5 years old.

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

Additional Dates


May
17
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children 18-30 months and their caregivers enjoy an hour of songs and playtime.

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

Additional Dates


May
17
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for children 2 1/2-3 1/2 and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


May
18
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Flower Arrangements by Anna Kao

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Floral Artist Anna Kao will provide instruction on the fine art of floral arranging.


May
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Needlework

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 8 and up, learn needlework. Materials will not be supplied.

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

Additional Dates


May
25
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

A Return to The Mockingbird

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

The music of jazz composers Junior Mance, Dizzy Gillespie, Stephan Grappelli, and more take center stage in this performance by the Michi Fuji-violin Trio.


Jun
1
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Marvel vs. DC: Whose side are you on?

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Marvel vs. DC: Whose side are you on? Come dressed as you favorite Superhero or Villain. Come in costume or just a t-shirt everyone is welcome. Let the best hero or Villain win. 6/1 Batman v. Superman (PG-13), 6/15 Avengers: Age of Ultron (PG-13), 6/22 Man of Steel (PG-13), 6/29 Captain America: Civil War (PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Bayside
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


Jun
2
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Fun Karaoke

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Sing your heart out and have a rocking good time! All ages are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
2:30PM

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3:30PM

American Standards

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Recording artist Edwin Vazquez- guitarist, trumpet and trombone imitator, cajun, bongos player brings his unique rendition of unforgettable American Standards by some of the greatest singers like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Billy Holiday, Chet Baker, Nat King Cole and more!


Jun
10
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Chamber Music Society "Meet the Music!": Albert and Wolfgang

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a musical exploration of one of the 20th century’s most famous minds - Albert Einstein! In his day, Einstein performed Mozart sonatas on the violin and played chamber music with professional musicians all over the world. Join us for an adventure with Einstein and Mozart, followed by a craft activity for geniuses of all ages! Light refreshments will be served.


Jun
16
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Build-a-Puppet Workshop

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join Miss Nicola the Puppeteer to make your very own puppet from simple materials, such as you might find around the house or at a craft store! Learn to build characters and make them come alive. Materials provided by the program presenter. For age 6 to 12.


Jun
17
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Motown Revue

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Vintage Bliss performs the hits of the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Martha and the Vandellas, the Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Billy Preston and the Temptations.


Jul
3
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Baby & Me

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Babies 7-18 months and their caregivers enjoy an hour of songs and playtimes.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Picture Book

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for story time. For children 3 1/2 -5 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children 18-30 months and their caregivers enjoy an hour of songs and playtime.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Toddler TIME

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children 2 1/2-3 1/2 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children buddy up with a teen volunteer to read. For children pre-k - 3rd grade.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Science Thursdays

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 4-6 join us for fun group experiments to learn about the world of science. Registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Childhood Asthma

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

How do our lungs work? At this interactive program, we will be making our own lungs! We will also learn about asthma, its causes and ways to treat it.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Bayside Community Library has:

  • 14 public computers
  • Wireless access for laptops.(For wireless access information see Wireless Policy)
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Bayside Community Library include:

  • Japanese (DVDs and Cassettes)
  • Chinese or Ni HaoKorean or Hannara
  • Korean or Hannara
  • French (DVDs)
  • Hindi (DVDs & Videos)
  • Spanish
  • Italian

 

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

  • Black Experience
  • Community History
  • Gardening
  • Classical Music

 


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
Chabad of Bayside
26-06 213th Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 279-1457
Flushing YMCA Bayside Program Center
214-13 35th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-5972
Happy Time Nursery School
42-36 209th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 224-2220
Kids Kampus
45-63 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-8310
Noah's Ark Progressive Learning Center
38-20 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-4251
Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers
61-58 Spring Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11359
phone: (718) 352-8971

Community Board
Community Board District # 11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-1054
fax: (718) 225-4514
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bayside Business Association
PO Box 241
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-2277
Bayside Hills Civic Association
PO Box 640246
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 961-5550
Bayside Historical Society
PO Box 133
Fort Totten NY , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548
Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 939-0647
  

Fire Department
Engine 306
40-18 214 Place
Queens NY , 11361
Engine 326 Battalion 53
64-04 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11364
The Bay Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps
P.O. Box 610540
Bayside NY ,
phone: (718) 352- 2080 Emergency phone: (718) 352-1133
fax: (718)352-2080

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
182-19 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside NY , 11365
phone: (718) 670-1777
St. Mary's Hospital for Children
29-01 216 Street
Bayside NY , 11365
phone: (718) 281-8890
 

Local Newspapers
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Crocheron Park
33rd to 35th Avenue, Little Neck Bay
Fresh Meadows NY , 11366
Douglaston Park Golf Course
John Golden Park
215 Pl., S/O 32nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
  

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

Post Office
Bayside Annex Post Office
Bayside Post Office
Bay Terrace Post Office
Oakland Gardens Post Office
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary (PreK-8)
216-15 Peck Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church - School (PreK-8)
34-45 202nd Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-4434
Sacred Heart School (PreK-8)
216-01 38 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 631-4804
St. Francis Preparatory School (9-12)
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8810
St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
56-10 214th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 31 - The Bayside School (K-5)
211-45 46th Road
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8288
PS 41 - Crocheron School (K-5)
214-43 35 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8333
PS 46 - Alley Pond (K-5)
64-45 218th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8395
P.S. 130 - Early Childhood School For Science And Technology (PreK-3)
200-01 42 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718)357-6606
PS 162 John Golden School (K-5)
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 169 - Bay Terrace School (K-6)
18-25 212 Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 428-6160
PS 188 - Kingsbury School (K-5)
218-12 Hartland Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5768
PS 203 - The Oakland Gardens School (PreK-5)
53-11 Springfield Blvd
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8652
PS 205 - The Alexander Graham Bell School (K-5)
75-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5773

Public High Schools
Bayside High School (9-12)
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School (9-12)
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
MS 74-Nathaniel Hawthorne (6-8)
61-15 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 631-6800
MS 158-Marie Curie (6-9)
46-35 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8100
 

Senior Centers
Bayside Senior Center
221-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center
208-11 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 224-7888
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Nily D. Rozic
RozicN@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
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

Bayside first drew the attention of English and Dutch settlers almost 400 years ago. William Lawrence, the owner of a fleet of clipper ships used for the China trade, sailed into Little Neck Bay in 1644 and established the first settlement in Bayside. For many years Bayside was the political, social and cultural center of Metropolitan New York. During that time period the Lawrence family played dominant roles in the burgeoning town’s history and development. They were military heroes, mayors, and judges. One such family member, Judge Effingham Lawrence, is recognized as having given Bayside its name for its location by the ocean.

Bayside did not have any library services until June 4, 1906. The Queens Borough Public Library opened a branch on Bell Avenue with Miss Margaret J. Solon in charge. It was the smallest branch in the system, consisting of 2,300 volumes and less than 400 members. In 1911 the library was moved to Elsie Place where it stayed until its move in 1932 to Bell Boulevard.

In May 1965, the Bayside Library moved once again to a new, more spacious, well-lit building at 214-20 Northern Boulevard where its design lent itself to the storage and use of more books. In addition, a new multi-purpose room helped accommodate the growing needs of Bayside’s community with its programs for adults, teens and toddlers. This location remains its home today.