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Bayside

Chess Club

Players age 8 and up learn chess and compete against each other. All experience levels are welcome.

Jul 16 @ 6:00 PM, Jul 23 @ 6:00 PM, Jul 30 @ 6:00 PM, Aug 6 @ 6:00 PM, Aug 13 @ 6:00 PM

Summer Computer Class

You will learn Windows, browsing the Internet, email, and Microsoft Office. 7/11 & 7/25: Windows, browsing the Internet, email; 7/13: Basics of Microsoft PowerPoint; 7/27: Basics of Microsoft Excel; 8/8 & 8/22: Basics of Microsoft Word; 8/10 & 8/24: Microsoft Word (Intermediate Level). It is strongly recommended that you have ...

Jul 25 @ 12:15 PM, Jul 27 @ 12:15 PM, Aug 8 @ 12:15 PM, Aug 10 @ 12:15 PM, Aug 22 @ 12:15 PM

Jul
16
10:15AM

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11:00AM

Baby & Me

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Babies 7-18 months and their caregivers enjoy 45 minutes of songs and playtime.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
11:15AM

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12:00PM

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 finger plays.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
1:30PM

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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


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Jul
16
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shape Up NYC: Yoga for Adults

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This healing session is appropriate for those who wish to finally add the healing qualities of yoga into their lives. Instructor Alice Chen moves the body through the classical poses very slowly, gently, and conscientiously. You will also learn important breathing exercises. Everyone will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. Please bring a yoga mat, water to keep hydrated, and wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited. Participation is first-come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Players age 8 and up learn chess and compete against each other. All experience levels are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Advanced Needlework

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children and teens grades 2 and up learn advanced needlework. Material is limited and registration 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


Jul
18
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

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
18
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Game Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come chat and play board or puzzle games during summer. This program is for children in grades 2-8.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Craft Club

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for arts and crafts. 7/19: T-shirt art, 7/26: jewelry art, 8/9: nail art, 8/23: duct tape art. This program is for teens in grades 6-9.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Coding Club: Intermediate

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This club is for tweens and teens (grades 5 and above) who want to improve their computer science and programming language Scratch skills via various activities. Club members are encouraged to register with a friend or make a new friend in the club. The activities emphasize teamwork by allowing club members to tell the story of their friendship. Use our computers or bring your own laptop. Registration is required. Please call or come to the library to register. Must attend all seven sessions.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Free Summer Tutoring

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Students from Stuyvesant High School provide free English and math tutoring to children grades 2-5. Space is limited and registration 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


Jul
20
3:00PM

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4:30PM

The Comics

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come and join us to learn about using websites to design your own comics. This program is for tweens and teens. Registration is required.


Jul
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens will read to kids. For grades K-3.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for a series of fun coloring activities. Coloring supplies will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

School Enrichment

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Students from specialized high schools provide free English and math enrichment to children in grades 2-5. Space is limited and registration 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


Jul
21
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Family Movies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come and join us to watch movies together with families and friends. 7/7: "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13), 7/21: "Paddington 2" (2018, PG), 8/4: "The Lion King" (1994, G), 8/18: "Peter Rabbit" (2018, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
12:15PM

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2:00PM

Summer Computer Class

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

You will learn Windows, browsing the Internet, email, and Microsoft Office. 7/11 & 7/25: Windows, browsing the Internet, email; 7/13: Basics of Microsoft PowerPoint; 7/27: Basics of Microsoft Excel; 8/8 & 8/22: Basics of Microsoft Word; 8/10 & 8/24: Microsoft Word (Intermediate Level). It is strongly recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the class. Registration 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


Aug
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STEM Crafts

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Technology Class

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come and learn computer technology in general and technology that is being used in the Queens Library. 8/6: Technology, 8/13: Queens Library app & Kanopy, 8/20: E-Book via Libby app. Registration 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


Aug
10
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Book Discussion

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for adult book discussion. 7/6: "Camino Island" by John Grisham, 8/10: "The Midnight Line" by Lee Child


Aug
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Young artists in grades K-3, join us for arts & crafts. Registration is required and space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Art Workshop

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for a three-session art workshop. Children grades 4-6 will learn painting techniques, clay sculpturing, and more. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
28
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Harry Potter: Edible Chocolate Wand

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

To celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter, come and join us to design your own edible chocolate wand.


Aug
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Harry Potter: Concentration Game

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come and join us to play a concentration game of Harry Potter via computers. Whoever gets the high score will get a prize.


Aug
30
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Harry Potter: Movie Screening

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

We are celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter. Vote for your favorite Harry Potter movie by visiting the Children's Reference Desk at the Queens Library at Bayside. You can vote until August 24th. The top two movies will be shown at the library.

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

Additional Dates


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 1792
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 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

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.