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East Elmhurst

The 31st Annual Langston Hughes Celebration

One of Queens Library’s signature African American History Month events will take place this Saturday, February 13, at Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, at 100-01 Northern Boulevard in Corona.

We proudly present our 31st annual celebration honoring the life and work of the great poet ...

In the Mood For Love? Here Are Some Great Romantic Reads!

Valentine's Day is coming soon, and we asked our staff members to share their favorite tales of romance!

Do you have a love story to share with us? Email us today with your favorite romantic novels, poems, short stories and more—and we just might add them to this diverse ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, join us at Queens Library for events celebrating Valentine's Day and African American History Month (including the 31st Annual Langston Hughes Celebration), as well as arts-and-crafts programs, adult coloring, family science, yoga for kids, great concerts, movies, magic shows, and much more! We hope to see you ...

Discovery Day Engineering Fair!

Please join us on Wednesday, February 17 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Children's Library Discovery Center in the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, for a chance for kids to learn about science, technology, and engineering — and have fun at the same ...

Upcoming Concerts to Mark on Your Calendar!

Our Culture Connection program has several upcoming concerts this February and March! Enjoy performances by singer and songwriter Charles Duke, jazz trumpet virtuoso Shareef Clayton, and more!

Click here for dates and free tickets. 

Our New Music For February!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from David Bowie, Babyface, Hank Williams Jr., Tamar Braxton, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, G-Eazy, Young ...

Free Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood!

Registration is now open for Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood UPK in Long Island City!

FREE Queens Library Universal Pre-K offers:

  • outstanding pre-K education from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • free nutritious lunches and snacks
  • warm, friendly, highly-qualified staff
  • the best learning ...

Get Free Help With Your Taxes!

Do you need help with your ‪tax return‬?

Queens Library, in cooperation with the New York State Tax Department, is offering free tax-preparation assistance at participating libraries from January to April!

If your income was under $62,000 in 2015, you qualify to e-file your taxes at no cost. Volunteers ...

Feb
17
10:15AM

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11:15AM

StayWell

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Seniors meet every Wednesday for exercise, yoga and other health-related programs.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
19
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays.

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

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Feb
19
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Kids and teens are invited to watch "Gifted Hand: The Ben Carson Story" with a discussion to follow.


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Feb
20
3:00PM

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4:15PM

A Tribute to Tap Giants Featuring The Young Hoofers

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Explore the history of tap dance in American and its roots in African-American culture with Brooklyn tap dancing sensations The Young Hoofers.

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

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Feb
22
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

This is a course in computer basics for adults.

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

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Feb
22
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Open Mic Night

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Sing, dance, rap, read poetry, play an instrument, or showcase any other talent you may possess at Open Mic Night, the fourth Monday of every month. Not a performer? Join the audience!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Free E-File Tax Assistance for Qualified Tax Payers

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Queens Library, in cooperation with the New York State Tax Department, is offering free tax-preparation assistance at participating libraries from January to April. If your income did not exceed $62,000 in 2015, you qualify to e-file at no cost. Volunteers will be available at this location who speak English and Spanish. To learn more about the free e-file program, visit www.tax.ny.gov. For a list of participating Queens Community Libraries, visit www.queenslibrary.org/events.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Hip Hop: Classic Hip Hop

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Meet Hip Hop violinist and lyricist Shayshahn MacPherson and enjoy a live performance as he plays a variety of classical Hip Hop songs.


Mar
5
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Hip Hop: Hip Hop Boot Camp Workshop - Positive Mind, Body, and Soul = Good Music

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Instructor Davon Livingston demonstrates his Hip Hop Workout and shows kids how to follow a healthy lifestyle.


Mar
12
1:30PM

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2:45PM

In Celebration of Women's History Month: Annette A. Aguilar & Stringbeans Latin Brazilian Band

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

This Latin-Brazilian ensemble sets Afro-Cuban and Brazilian melodies to jazz, folk, flamenco, and classical arrangements.


Mar
26
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Hip Hop: Hip Hop Camp

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Hip Hop Camp is an interactive music, dance, and arts program about the five core elements of Hip Hop: MCing, DJing, Breaking, Graffiti, and Knowledge.


Apr
4
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Get-Ready-for-Summer Workout

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

This jazzy fitness class mixes inspirational, salsa, and hip hop cardio-dance for all fitness levels. Preregistration is required.

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 East Elmhurst Community Library has:

  • 6 public access computers for adults
  • 4 computers for children
  • Customers may also bring their own laptops to access our wireless connection. (For wireless access information see Wireless Policy)
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the East Elmhurst Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Haitian
  • French
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the East Elmhurst Community Library include:

  • The popular Louis Armstrong “Keeping Jazz Alive In Louis Armstrong’s Neighborhoods” collection funded by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
  • Black Experience
  • Malcolm X
  • Small Business
  • A collection of Thesis written on the Community
  • East Elmhurst/Corona Civic Association
  • popular resources used by students for their local history assignments

 


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 Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Elmcor Day Care Center
100-17 32nd Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 478-5054
Jerome Hardeman Daycare Center
29-49 Gilmore Street
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 779- 1660
fax: (718) 779-9142
A Child’s Place Day Care (6 mos & up)
108th Street & Northern Blvd
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 565-2170
fax: (718) 424-8875
Queens Child Guidance Center
101-18 Astoria Blvd
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (347) 274-2095
Precious Little Angels
31-06 97th Street
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
 

Community Board
Queens Community Board #3
82-11 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 458-2707
fax: (718) 458-3316
  

Community Organizations & Services
East Elmhurst/Corona Civic Association
29-49 Gilmore Street
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 799-9142
Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities, Inc. (East Elmhurst & Corona)
33-16 108th Street
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 651-0096
fax: (718) 446-0156
East Elmhurst/Corona Kiwanis Club

Fire Department
East Elmhurst
27-12 Kearny Street
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 847-6600
  

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
  

Local Newspapers
The Gazzatte
42-16 34th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-6161
fax: (718) 784-7552
Queens Chronicle
62-33 Woodhaven Blvd
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 205-8000
fax: (718) 205-0150
Jackson Heights Times (covers East Elmhurst)
41-02 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: 718-260-4545
fax: (718) 225-7117

Parks and Playgrounds
PS 127 Park
98-01 25th Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 446-4700
fax: (718) 397-7645
  

Police Department
115th Precinct
92-15 Northern Blvd.
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 533-2002
  

Post Office
East Elmhurst Post Office
9107 25th Ave.
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 803-8968
  

Private / Parochial Schools
A Child's Place (1-3)
108th Street & Northern Blvd
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
St. Gabriel School (PK- 8)
97th Street & Astoria Blvd.
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 426-7170
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 127Q Aerospace Academy
8-01 25th Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 446-4700
fax: (718) 397-7645
PS 148Q
90th Street & 32nd Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 898-8181
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Louis Armstrong Intermediate School - IS 227
32-02 Junction Blvd
East Elmhurst NY , 12369
phone: (718) 335-7500
  

Senior Centers
Elmcor Senior Citizens Center
98-19 Astoria Blvd.
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 457-9757
Elmhurst Care Center ( A Rehab & Nursing Home Facility)
100 Street & Ditmars Blvd.
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Julissa Ferreras-Copeland
JFerreras@council.nyc.gov
District Office 32-33A Junction Blvd
East Elmhurst NY, 11369
phone: (718) 651-1917
fax: (718) 565-5937
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1866
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-6862
fax: (212) 442-2725
NYS Assembly
Hon. Jeffrion L. Aubry
AubryJ@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 98-09 Northern Blvd.
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 457-3615
fax: (718) 457-3640
Albany Office LOB, Room 646
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4561
fax: (518) 455-4565
NYS Senate
Hon. José Peralta
jperalta@nysenate.gov
District Office 32-37 Junction Boulevard
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 205-3881
fax: (718) 205-4145
Albany Office Room 415, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: (518) 455-2529
fax: (518) 426-6909
US Congress
Hon. Joseph Crowley
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11372
phone: (718) 779-1400
fax: (718) 505-0156
Legislative Office 1436 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
fax: (202) 225-1909
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The community of East Elmhurst enjoys some of the best features of Queens living: tree-lined streets, excellent transportation, close proximity to Manhattan, two airports, Shea Stadium, and a branch of the Queens Library System.

The East Elmhurst community is a young and small community that was carved out off the Jackson Heights and Corona areas. One, two, and three family homes make up the architecture of the community. Some high rise apartments provide additional housing for a bursting community. At one time the area was mainly beach and recreational land space. The neighborhood of East Elmhurst has seen profound and rapid demographic changes over the years. The eastern Europeans who first settled in the area have since yielded to other populations including Italian, Greek, and Spanish-Americans, African Americans, and Haitians. More recent groups include Asians and Eastern Indians.

The East Elmhurst Branch opened for business in June of 1912 and was known as the Louona Park Library. Like many branches of the Queens Library system, the East Elmhurst Branch has claimed many different locations as its home over the years. Unlike the others, though, every time the branch changed its location, it also changed its name. It was renamed the Northern Boulevard Library when it moved to Northern Boulevard in May of 1927. In 1942 the library found a new home at 90th Street and Astoria Boulevard and brought with it the new but peculiar appellation of North Beach Library. The branch assumed its current name when a new city owned building was erected in 1972 at its present home at 95-06 Astoria Boulevard.

For many years, the East Elmhurst Branch was one of Queens Library’s five Community Neighborhood Information Centers, offering referral services to people in need. This service was largely used by older adults who needed the aid of city agencies and community organizations, and young mothers who were seeking information on day care centers and schools. The branch continues to serve as a depository for the City’s Department of Environmental Protection materials about the ongoing Flushing Bay project.

Over the years the East Elmhurst library has had the flavor of a “community center” which numerous community groups used as their monthly meeting place. Satisfying cultural needs goes hand-in-hand with fulfilling the informational needs of the branch’s steady stream of small business owners, retailers, construction, airport workers, and students.

The East Elmhurst branch enjoys top ranking in sessions and attendance for its delivery of cultural, musical, and informational type programs. East Elmhurst is known for its large number of famous artists of all genres. An impressive number of branch programming originates from the community.

Among the many unique and outstanding programs and activities taking place at the East Elmhurst Library over the years, three memorable ones include: Former Mayor David Dinkins’ use of the library for the filming of his last mayoral campaign commercial which included issuing to him a Queens library card; the celebration of the library’s 100th anniversary in 1996; and the recipient of a Plaque for the New York Times’ first Librarian Award in September, 2001.

A unique and successful feature of the East Elmhurst Community Library’s services is its mission of “Keeping Jazz Alive in Louis Armstrong’s Neighborhoods”. A grant from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Inc. makes it possible for Jazz artists, performers, and workshop presenters from throughout the Metropolitan area to help us accomplish our mission. The Louis Armstrong House is located in Corona, but is in walking distance to the East Elmhurst Community Library .