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The Rhythm Is Going to Get You: A Latin and Jazz Concert

Issa Cabrera wows audiences with a wide range of musical selections in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Enjoy songs like "Nature Boy," "Pick Yourself Up," "Besame Mucho," "The Look of Love" and many more.

Aug 22 @ 2:30 PM

Aug
3
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Meals 2015

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

The Summer Meals Program provides children nutritious meals when school is not in session. Queens Library will offer summer meals from June 29th to September 4th from 1 - 2 PM at select community libraries.

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

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Aug
3
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Monday Movie Time for Kids

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Children watch a popular hero-themed movie! All ages are welcome; children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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Aug
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K-5 practice reading aloud with a volunteer reading buddy.

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

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Aug
5
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Library Playdate

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Children ages four and under, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, meet other kids, play with library toys and puzzles, and listen to a story.

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

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Aug
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Summer Reading Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 celebrate all kinds of heroes with stories, crafts, games, competitions and more! Materials and space are limited; first come, first served.

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

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Aug
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Instructor Jadwiga Wachonicz leads an exciting workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone the body. Bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5-12 can drop by the library to play games, do puzzles and enjoy other fun activities.

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

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Aug
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Presents "Cairo Nights"

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Zikrayat will present a fun mix of fun and quirky belly dance numbers from the golden age of Egyptian cinema, as well as introspective and ecstatic classical "tarab" music and popular "shaabi" songs. Led by Arab violinist, vocalist, composer and teacher Sami Abu Shumays and Egyptian-style dancer Robin "Dameshe" Shumays, Zikrayat also features a talented lineup of performers from diverse backgrounds brought together by their devotion to these rich art forms.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Magic Show with Magical Productions

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled, high energy, laugh-out-loud comedy show will include thrilling illusions and loads of audience participation to end our Summer Reading Club program.


Aug
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip hop music, movement, storytelling and interactive games!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
2:30PM

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3:30PM

The Rhythm Is Going to Get You: A Latin and Jazz Concert

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Issa Cabrera wows audiences with a wide range of musical selections in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Enjoy songs like "Nature Boy," "Pick Yourself Up," "Besame Mucho," "The Look of Love" and many more.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Learn what medications you are taking and why and get tips on how to remember to take your medications. Call Tamara at 718-990 5197 or email tmichel@queenslibrary.org to make an appointment to minimize your wait time!


Sep
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

A Celebration of Brazilian Independence Day with Quarteto Moderno

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Quarteto Moderno is a contemporary Brazilian jazz ensemble featuring guitarist, vocalist and composer Richard Boukas. Performing primary Brazilian genres, including samba, choro, baião, frevo, maracatu, marcha and guarânia, the group's repertoire ranges from Boukas’s original compositions to interpretations of legendary Brazilian composers. Boukas is joined by the heralded young saxophonist Lucas Pino and Brazilian all-stars Gustavo Amarante on bass and Maurício Zottarelli on drums.


Sep
16
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Making Jewelry from Fabric

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Phyllis Ger demonstrates how to use fabric in making designer jewelry for any occasion


Sep
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Find the Hidden Artist in You

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

Artist Doug LeBlang shares tips and techniques in this painting workshop for adults of all ages. No art experience is necessary. Preregistration is required. Space is limited and materials are available for up to 15 people.


Sep
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Drawing to See: A Creative Aging Program

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

Over the course of eight weeks participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques that will sharpen their capacity to see in ways artists see. The ninth session will be a culminating event consisting of a gallery showing of participants' work. This is a Lifetime Arts Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Vocalist Abby Powell

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the singing of Abby Powell, who has performed on the operatic and world recital stages and been praised by "The New York Times" as a vocalist of "solid and youthful" tone.


Oct
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tenant Rights in Rent Controlled, Rent Stabilized and Unregulated Apartments

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Central Astoria LDC, which provides housing advice and assistance to the public, presents a workshop on tenant and landlord responsibilites; basic rights of tenants; rent, rent increases and rent surcharges; and complaint forms and procedures.


Oct
17
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Full Circle Writer's Workshop

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Author Alex Clermont brings together local aspiring fiction writers to share their stories and receive feedback to improve their craft. Writers are encouraged to submit a story or excerpt of 10 pages or less a week ahead of time so that others can give a full critique in an informal, conversational format during the meeting.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Family-Type Homes for Medically or Mentally Disabled Adults

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Representatives of the New York City Human Resources Administration will provide information on small state-licensed facilities that offer home-like care to adults who are medically or mentally disabled.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Broadway Community Library has:

  • 17 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Broadway Community Library include:

  • Arabic & Bengali
  • Chinese & Croatian
  • French & Greek
  • Gujarati & Hindi
  • Italian & Korean
  • Portuguese & Punjabi
  • Russian & Serbian
  • Spanish & Urdu
  • and Tagalog.

 

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

  • Classics
  • Black Experience
  • Careers
  • Test Preparation
  • Colleges
  • Graphic Novels
  • New Age
  • Mind & Body
  • FYI
  • New Americans

 


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
Adventureland Preschool
41-31 58th St
Woodside NY , 11377-4755
phone: (718) 274-4769
Bright Beginnings
49-22 30th Ave
Woodside NY , 11377-7959
phone: (718) 777-6664
Kid Krazy
2125 21st Ave
Astoria NY , 11105-3228
phone: (718) 545-5728
Mi Nuevo Mundo
31-05 51st Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 626-7394
My New World
31-31 60th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 932-4521
 

Community Board
Queens Community Board 1
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-3335
fax: (718) 786-3368
  

Community Organizations & Services
Central Astoria Local Development Coalition
28-27 Steinway Street
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718)728-7820
Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens
29-21 21st Avenue
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 204-2444
Greater Astoria Historical Society
35-20 Broadway 4th Floor
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 278-0700
LIC Business Development Corporation
29-10 Thomson Avenue, 9th Floor
Astoria NY , 11101
phone: (718) 786-5300
Queens Rainbow Community Center
30-74 Steinway Street, 2nd floor
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 429-2300
American Museum of the Moving Image
35 Avenue at 36 Street
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 784-0077
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
32-37 Vernon Blvd
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 204-7088
P.S.1 (MOMA)
22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-2084
Socrates Sculpture Park
Broadway and Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 956-1819

Fire Department
Engine 263, Ladder 117
42-06 Astoria Blvd South
Astoria NY , 11107
  

Local Hospitals
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
25-10 30th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-1000
Queens Surgical Community Center
46-04 31st Ave
Long Island City NY , 11103-1842
phone: (718) 545-5050
Steinway Family Health Center
25-92 Steinway Street
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 721-6100

Parks and Playgrounds
Astoria Park Pool
19th Street and 23rd Drive
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 626-8620
Astoria Heights Recreational Park
30th Road between 45th and 46th Streets
Athens Square Park
30th Avenue and 30th Street
Astoria NY ,
Broadway Playground
38th Street between 31st Avenue and Broadway
  

Police Department
114th Precinct
34-16 Astoria Blvd.
Queens NY , 11103
phone: (718) 626-9311
  

Post Office
Steinway Post Office
43-04 Broadway
Astoria NY , 11103-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Corpus Christi
31-29 60th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 721-2484
El-ber Islamic School
25-42 49th Street
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 274-9060
Evangelical Christian
31-29 Crescent Street
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 937-9601
Most Precious Blood
32-52 37th Street
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 721-9850
Queens Lutheran School
31-20 21st Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 721-4313
Saint Demetrios Greek American School|
30-03 30th Drive
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-1754
Saint. Joseph School
28-46 44 Street
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 728-0724
  

Public Elementary Schools
Our World Neighborhood Charter
36-12 35th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 392-3405
P.S. 70
30-45 42 Street
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 728-4646
P.S. 151 Mary D. Carter
50-05 31 Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 728-2676

Public High Schools
Academy of American Studies
28-01 41st Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361 – 8786
Baccalaureate School of Global Education
34-12 36th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 361-5275
Aviation Career and Technical High School
45-30 36 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-2032
Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 545-2980
William Cullen Bryant High School
48-10 31st Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 721-5404
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Baccalaureate School of Global Education
34-12 36th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 361-5275
I.S. 10 Horace Greeley School
45-31 31st Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 278-7054
 

Senior Centers
Senior Healthcare Center
27-15 30th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-0007
Woodside Senior Center
50-37 Newtown Road, Building 19
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 932-6916
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Costa Constantinides
CConstantinides@council.nyc.gov
District Office 31-09 Newtown Avenue, Suite 209
Astoria NY, 11102
phone: (718) 274-4500
fax: (718) 726-0357
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1808
New York NY, 10007
phone:
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1833
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Margaret M. Markey
Markeym@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 55-19 69th Street
Maspeth NY, 11378
phone: (718) 651-3185
fax: (718) 651-3027
Albany Office LOB, Room 712
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4755
fax: (518) 455-5032
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Senate Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
US Congress
Hon. Carolyn Maloney
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-1804
fax: (718) 932-1805
Legislative Office 2308 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-7944
fax: (202) 225-4709
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Dutch settlers were the first inhabitants of the area that is now known as Long Island City. This area was the first part of Queens to be settled. The name Long Island City was created by Captain Levy Hayden in 1853. After selling a large number of shares from his Hunter’s Point Marine Railway to the Beebe family of Ravenswood Captain Hayden named the area with the hope that one day all of the Hunter’s Point, Astoria, and Ravenswood would be unified. The idea of a Long Island City came from these areas wanting their own self government. A public referendum was passed on February 16, 1869 by a vote of 299 for and 150 against. The city was charted as a merging of the villages of Astoria, Steinway, Ravenswood, and Hunter’s Point. It borders the East River in the North and West and Newton Creek to the South.

The charter to establish Long Island City was signed on Wednesday May 4, 1870. Abraham D. Ditmars, of Astoria, was the city’s first Mayor. Early problems for the new city were a lack in decent roads to travel upon. Due mainly to the financial resources and tenacity of James Thomson many of the major roads of Long Island City were completely paved by 1880. This included the complete drainage of Ravenswood swamp. Most of the inland territory of what is now Long Island City was made up mostly of marshland. The city was prosperous due to thriving community industries in oil and glass. The city quickly gained the reputation of being a commercial and industrial district. One of the most prominent families were the Steinways. The German family, headed by Patrick Henry Steinway, were responsible for many upgrades to the Long Island City community and industry. They created streetcar lines, a piano factory, and a successful amusement park called North Beach which operated from 1886 to 1920. This park was located on the spot that is now known as La Guardia Airport. Riker’s Island once belonged to Long Island City until it was purchased by New York City in September 1884 for the price of $2,500.

Long Island City operated as its own separate entity outside of greater New York City. Mayor Henry S. Debevoise was arrested on a warrant by the citizens for fraud and his ineffectiveness as mayor during a tense battle with gamblers that had invaded the city in the early 1880’s. Patrick Jerome Gleason won the mayoral election of 1886 and became just as notorious as Henry Debevoise. Mayor Gleason appointed himself chief officer of the Police board, Fire Department, and Board of Education while appropriating funds of over $245,000 for a school that was not completed until he was removed from office. Gleason’s acts of corruption gave the once highly touted community a reputation of political crime that was looked at badly by the rest of the country. These acts of corruption led to the Consolidation Act for a Greater New York which led to Long Island City becoming a part of greater New York in 1898.

The creation of the Queensboro Bridge in 1909 opened the isolated suburb to commuters who now had quick access into and out of Manhattan. The opening of the Penn Tubes in 1910 opened Long Island to travel from the Southern section of the city. People now had accessibility to other parts of New York and the once strong economic clout of Long Island City was slowly taken away by Manhattan. Over time many immigrants from various European countries such as Italy and Iceland came to settle in Long Island City. By far the biggest ethnic group is from Greece as Long Island City boasts the largest number of Greek people outside from the country of Greece.

Today Long Island City stands as one of the most industrialized melting pots of New York City and the United States.

In 1893 a movement to establish a Free Public Library began in the Long Island City community. The first Broadway Branch was opened in 1906 on 9th Avenue. It was the sixth library unit built for the Queens Public Library system. Circulation for the first year was 36,000. Circulation grew steadily leading to several changes in location.

Children’s services in particular lead to two major moves. The first move led to a Children’s facility created in 1930 on Steinway Street. Children’s programs became so popular that they had to be discontinued due to lack of space. The need for more room led to the opening of the library’s current location on April 25, 1958. The three story building is 15,800 in square feet and is located at 40-20 Broadway in Long Island City.

Sources

Seyfried, Vincent F. , 300 Years of Long Island City 1630-1930, Queens Historical Society Publication 1984

Websites

Welcome to Long Island City

LICNYC

Long Island City History