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Apr
16
11:00AM

Mother Goose

This program, for infants ages 18-30 months and their caregivers, includes nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs and playtime.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Apr
16
1:30PM

Toddler Time

This interactive program, for children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years and their caregivers, includes stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
16
4:00PM

Drum Workshop

Make some noise in this hands-on drum and percussion workshop with professional musician Tony Genovese.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

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Apr
17
3:30PM

Homework Help

Teen volunteers help children in grades K-6 with school assignments.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
17
4:00PM

Family Flicks

Teens age 13 and up can enjoy a movie at the library with other teens on the third Thursday of every month. Visit the Library or call 718-229-1834 to find out more about the movie.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
18
2:00PM

Take Control of Stress

Licensed clinical social worker Laura Nack describes the obvious and not-so-obvious sources of stress in our lives and shares practical strategies to help cope with it and improve overall health and wellbeing.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Apr
18
4:00PM

Book Buddies

Children in grades K-3 team up with teen buddies to improve literacy and enjoy the fun of reading. Space is limited


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
19
10:00AM

Homework Help

Teen volunteers help children in grades K-8 with their school assignments.
Space is limited.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
19
10:00AM

Homework Help

Teen volunteers help children in grades K-6 with their homework assignments.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
21
11:00AM

Baby and Me

Infants ages 7-18 months and their caregivers enjoy nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs and playtime.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
21
1:30PM

Picture Book Time

This program, for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, incorporates stories, songs, creative movement and crafts.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
21
6:00PM

Chess Club

Children age 8 years and up learn the basics or improve their game.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
22
11:00AM

Computer and Internet Basics, Session 1

Learn the basics of how to use a computer and browse the Internet. Participants must have a library card with PIN. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
22
4:00PM

Needlework Club

Ms. Irene will show adults, teens and children age 8 and up how to do needlework. Bring your own materials.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

Children's Movies

On the first Thursday of every month we will present a newly-released movie on DVD for children ages 6-12.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
3
12:00PM

Free Practice Tests with Princeton Review

Warm up and find out how you would do by taking a practice test that uses the types of questions on the real exam: Saturday, February 1 - Practice SAT (Event #146744); Saturday, March 1 - Practice PSAT (Event #146827); Saturday, May 3 - Practice Specialized High School Admissions (Event #146815). Preregistration is required online at www.PrincetonReview.com/Events or by calling 800-273-8439.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

May
10
2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local HD: Latin Beat

Lincoln Center Education continues its tradition of bringing the best of Lincoln Center to local libraries via a new high-definition screening series with select screenings featuring a special preshow event, appearance or workshop. This month, Alexander Wu and the ZigZag Quartet explore Latin music, including salsa and samba, with tango dancers Carolina Jaurena and Diego Blanco adding their smooth moves to this video presentation.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

May
17
2:30PM

An Introduction to Chinese Opera

With pictures from the Museum of Chinese in America collection, educator Hannah Feldman will present the vivid world of Chinese opera to children ages 5-11 and their families. Participants will learn how colors and patterns in these elaborately designed costumes reveal a character's personality and will design their own opera mask to bring a character to life.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

May
24
2:30PM

Classic Streisand

Vocalist Stacia Hobdy performs songs made great by Barbra Streisand.


Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

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

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Bayside Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 229-1834 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 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
The Community Planning Board #11
213-02A 42nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 225-1054
The Property Civic Organization
42-36 209th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 224-9484
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) 631-1400
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway,
New York NY, 10007
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.


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