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ShapeUp NYC: Zumba

Instructor Tanya Gonzalez-Jorge teaches this fusion of Latin, international and popular dance music themes that create a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness workout. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. The program runs Mondays, except holidays, March 2 through June 29.

Mar 30 @ 6:30 PM, Apr 6 @ 6:30 PM, Apr 13 @ 6:30 PM, Apr 20 @ 6:30 PM, Apr 27 @ 6:30 PM

Mar
26
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Author Talk: "The NYPD's First Fifty Years: Politicians, Police Commissioners, and Patrolmen"

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Bernard Whalen, Lieutenant, NYPD, discusses the book he co-wrote with his father about the men and women who have contributed to the NYPD's past, both positively and less so, from its official formation in 1898 until 1948. Books will be available for sale and autographing.


Mar
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-8 team up with a teen reading partner.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens help children in grades K-6 with their homework.

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

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Mar
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Baby and Me

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This interactive program is for infants ages 7-18 months and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
30
1:30PM

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2:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun-filled half hour of storytime and activities for children ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
30
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Chess

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Young people age 8 and up enjoy chess for 90 minutes. All levels are invited.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
30
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Zumba

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Instructor Tanya Gonzalez-Jorge teaches this fusion of Latin, international and popular dance music themes that create a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness workout. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. The program runs Mondays, except holidays, March 2 through June 29.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
1
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and playtime for infants ages 18-30 months and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
1
1:30PM

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2:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This interactive program for toddlers age 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 and their caregivers features storytime, nursery rhymes and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
2
12:15PM

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2:15PM

Matinee Thursday

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Watch a newly-released film monthy at our matinee for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
2
12:15PM

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2:15PM

Blockbuster Matinee

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

In "The Good Lie" (2014), rated PG-13, Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor changes their lives.


Apr
4
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Making Fabric Beaded Jewelry

Location: Bayside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

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.


Apr
4
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 4 /4: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 4/11: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 4/18: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 4/25: Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
6
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Spring Break Film Fest

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy spring break with us and our family-friendly films, all rated PG: Monday - "Despicable Me 2"; Tuesday - "Holes"; Wednesday - "Big Hero 6"; Thursday - "Annie" (2014 version)

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

Additional Dates


Apr
9
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Pre-K Enrollment Workshop

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Parents and guardians of children born in 2011 will be guided through the enrollment process for New York City's Pre-K for All programs. Board of Education representatives will meet one-on-one with each parent or guardian. Space is limited.


Apr
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "New York Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman"

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with the Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month, world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the Philharmonic to perform his personal favorites.


Apr
28
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

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. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


May
2
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Wire-Sculpting Jewelry Workshop for Adults

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

Pamela Isaac shows how to use wire sculpting to design chic necklaces and bracelets. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.


May
9
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "Audra McDonald in Concert 'Go Back Home'"

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with the Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month, Audra McDonald, the unparalleled performer, a winner of five Tony and two Grammy Awards, takes center stage to sing her favorite songs in the screening of a special gala concert.


May
13
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Learn about sensory processing disorder and how it impacts children and adults with autism spectrum disorders at this interactive workshop. A question-and-answer session will follow the workshop.


May
30
2:30PM

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3:30PM

What's That Sound?

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This is a fun-filled exploration of instrument families in the modern classical orchestra. Children ages 5 and up and their parents or caregivers can learn about brass, string, percussion and woodwind instruments and how they make music.


Jun
11
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Meditation for Optimum Well-Being

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Meditation is widely recognized as being beneficial to body, mind and spirit. Renate Lanotte shares a simple meditation technique that can help you in all aspects of your life.


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.

 

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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@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office LOB, Room 820
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
braunsteine@assembly.state.ny.us
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 504, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 32-26 Union Street, Suite 1B
Flushing NY, 11354
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.