Text-size

About
Bayside

Advance Screening of Horror Movie "In the Dark”

Award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter David Spaltro, whose other credits include “The Cat’s Cradle” (2014), “Things I Don’t Understand” (2012) and “…Around” (2008), will present an advance screening of his new horror movie, “In the Dark,” on Wednesday, September 9 at ...

Peninsula Grand Re-Opening

It will be a fun and informative celebration for the community, local community organizations, Friends of the Library and library staff.

Come and join the grand re-opening celebration from Sept. 8 - 12.

Click here to download the brochure.

Register for Free UPK at Ravenswood

Registration for Fall 2015 is Now Open for Children Born in 2011 at Ravenswood UPK, located at 35-42 21st Street, Long Island City, 11106.

Queens Library Universal Pre-K offers an excellent curriculum based on HighScope and includes many other benefits: nutritious meals and snacks for the kids, engaging activities for ...

Nominate Your Librarian Today!

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. Has a librarian made a difference in your life? Have they inspired you, helped you achieve a personal or professional goal, been an invaluable community asset?

Now is the chance to tell your story—and pay tribute to everything they do!

The #I Love My ...

Register for the STACKS Afterschool Program

Developed by Queens Library, STACKS is a free after-school program for children ages 6-14.

STACKS was created to enhance your child’s learning experiences through structured and unstructured age-appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming environment that helps school-aged children build their ...

An Alternate Path to the High School Diploma with the National External Diploma Program

  • Earn a traditional high school diploma from Long Beach High School
  • Flexible and confidential
  • Complete program in 6 to 12 months
  • Aligned with the college and career readiness standards
  • Work through online activities and with an advisor to complete your program
  • Work at home, ...

Lincoln Center Programs at Queens Library

Discover the magic of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in your neighborhood! Queens Library has partnered with Lincoln Center to bring FREE events to a library near you.

Lincoln Center Local offers live hour-long programs combining performance with a question-and-answer session in a dynamic, first-hand encounter with ...

Sep
3
12:15PM

--to--

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


Sep
3
12:15PM

--to--

2:15PM

Blockbuster Matinee

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

In "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015), rated R, a stark desert landscape of broken humanity gives rise to a couple of rebels attempting to restore order: Max, a man of action but few words, and Furiosa, a woman seeking to return to her childhood homeland.


Sep
3
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Liam Neeson Film Series

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Every Thursday in September and October we will screen and discuss films starring or featuring Liam Neeson: 9/3 - "Unknown" (2011, PG-13); 9/10 - "Non-Stop" (2014, PG-13); 9/17 - "A Walk Among the Tombstones" (2014, R); 9/24 - "Krull" (1983, PG); 10/1 - "K-19: The Widowmaker" (2002, PG-13); 10/ 8 - "Battleship" (2012, PG-13); 10/15 - "The Dead Pool" (1988, R); 10/22 - "Darkman" (1990, R); 10/29 - "Seraphim Falls" (2006, R)

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

Additional Dates


More...
Sep
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
14
6:00PM

--to--

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


Sep
14
6:45PM

--to--

7:45PM

ShapeUp NYC: Zumba for Adults

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Instructor Tanya Gonzalez-Jorge teaches this fusion of Latin, international and popular music dance 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 through December on Monday evenings at 6:30PM, starting July 22.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
15
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Day-Off Cinema

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Watch a movie on your day off! 9/15 - "Despicable Me 2" (2013), rated PG; 9/23 - "Cinderella" (2015), rated PG; 9/24 - "Monkey Kingdom (2015), rated G.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

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, enjoy a festive all-Mozart program featuring the exquisite Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502; the charming Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407; and the exuberant Viola Quintet in C major.


Sep
24
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand.


Sep
26
1:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

SHSAT Practice Exam with the Princeton Review

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Take this free, full-length practice test to find out how you might score on the real thing! Your personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses will help you know what to focus on as you prep. You must preregister at http://tinyurl.com/TPR-SHSAT or by calling 646-362-0628, and include the following event numbers: Central - 261333; Bayside - 261334; Bellerose - 261455; Cambria Heights - 261358; North Hills - 261354; Fresh Meadows - 261379; Glen Oaks - 261382.


Sep
26
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Good Ol' Rock 'n' Roll with Eddie Lee Isaacs and Friends

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Veteran blues guitarist Eddie Lee Isaacs invites you on a "sea cruise" to Kansas City, where you can tap your feet to the beat of Elvis, Chuck Berry and some surprise oldies.


Sep
28
11:00AM

--to--

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


Sep
28
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime and a variety of other activities such as songs, crafts and circle time, for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and playtime for children 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


Sep
30
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This program includes stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays for toddlers ages 2 1/2 to 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


Oct
3
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Music from China: Erhu and Pipa Music

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Wang Guowei and Sun Li perform traditional solo and duet works on two major Chinese string instruments, the "erhu" and the "pipa."


Oct
10
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece returns to life with murder, mayhem and the ultimate revenge in a bold new performance by The New York Philharmonic, starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson.


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.

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

image

image

image

image


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 902, 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.