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Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

It's summer in the city and NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, a ...

In Search of Earth’s Secrets: A Pop-Up Science Encounter

Are you curious about how our planet has evolved in the past—and how it is changing now?

Join us this summer and fall for a unique pop-up science exhibit where you will learn how scientists on board a research drilling ship are studying the seafloor’s core!

The JOIDES Resolution is a ship that drills into ...

Summer Reading: Libraries Rock!

Summer reading is here, and our theme this year is Libraries Rock!

We can’t wait for you to rock and roll with us at our music-themed events all summer long, from making your own instruments to sing-alongs!

Get your reading groove on this summer and track your reading progress through fun activities at your ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals will be available from Wednesday, June 27 through Friday, August 31.

Meals will be provided Monday through Friday, from 1pm to 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required.

Queens ...

Summer Programs at the Library!

Summer Programs are in full swing at the Library! Come out to enjoy music, theater, and learning opportunities that are perfect for the family.

If the play’s your thing, don’t miss the chance to stop by and pick up free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park.

For an experience the entire family ...

Aug
20
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Power Walk Fitness

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Power walk for fitness and good health.

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

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Aug
20
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Lunch, Learn, and Play

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens learn while they play and have a healthy lunch too!

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

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Aug
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: " Phantom Thread"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A tailor finds his meticulous professional life upended after he falls for a working-class woman (2017, R).


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Aug
20
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Introduction to Gmail (Google Email)

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will walk through the basics of creating and using a Gmail account to send and receive.
Participants must have basic computer skills and should attend both sessions.
Space is limited. Registration is required. To register please visit the adult reference desk or call 718- 831-8636.

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

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Aug
20
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Creative Corner!

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Create a new piece of jewelry or bring your own broken pieces of jewelry to life.

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

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Aug
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL Intermediate

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL Intermediate

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

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Aug
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us on Tuesdays to have fun playing Scrabble.

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

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Aug
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Introduction to Ipad and Iphone

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An introduction on IPHONE and iPad: their accessories and their operations.

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

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Aug
22
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Group

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
11:00AM

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11:45AM

East Flushing Summer Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Summer storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. First-come, first-served. Ages 2 and up


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Art History: Greek Art from Ancient to Modern

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

From the Minoans and Myceneans to the Wonders of the World to contemporary artists, we will explore the spectrum of the legacy of Greek Art. Included will be their sculpture, paintings, ceramics, and architecture.

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

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Aug
22
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Internet Basics for Beginners

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of accessing & navigating the Internet. In this class, you will learn to use a web browser and understand how to use searches and websites. Participants should have basic knowledge of how to use a computer, keyboard, and mouse. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

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Aug
23
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Bridge Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join and enjoy our Bridge club with a number of local players playing bridge for long time.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Jewelry Making

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

DIY necklace and earrings.


Aug
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Illustrator's Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for for a workshop on learning the basics of illustration. Through games and personal projects we will explore color theory, character design, drawing techniques, and more. Come share your creativity and bring your imagination to life through art and storytelling.

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

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Aug
23
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Chess Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join our ongoing Chess Club every week on Thursdays. Anyone who is interested is welcome.

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

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Aug
23
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Microsoft Excel: Some Basic Tips

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

Learn about creating a MS Excel worksheet, typing in the cells and navigation, getting help from the web, and creating some easy functions. Hands-on training. Space is limited. First-come, first-register. Some basic computer knowledge is needed.

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

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Aug
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Tomb Raider"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lara Croft helps a secret group open a mythical tomb while on a quest to find her missing father. Rated PG-13.


Aug
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

How to Talk to Your Doctor

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

One of the keys to getting good health care is communication. Learn proven ways to talk to your doctor and health care professionals and how to advocate for yourself and the people for whom you are caring.


Aug
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Brain on Fire" by Susannah Cahalan.


Aug
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Book Discussion: "Manhattan Beach"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We are going to discuss the title "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan.


Aug
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Back-to-School Key Chain

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

DIY Key Chain.


Sep
4
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Jewelry Making Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join our jewelry making club. We can help you to create a new piece of jewelry or repair a broken one.


Sep
5
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Group

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Music and Movement Workshop for Seniors

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Linda Choldenko leads a music and movement workshop for seniors 50+. Ms. Choldenko is professional dancer, director, and choreographer. She worked on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theatre, touring companies, and in Paris and Montreal. She has been a Teaching Artist with Lincoln Center for 20 years.

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

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Sep
7
11:00AM

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11:30AM

East Flushing Storytime

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

East Flushing storytime for children ages 2-5. 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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Sep
7
4:00PM

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4:45PM

East Flushing Arts and Crafts

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Arts and crafts for ages 3 and up. 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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Sep
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie: Nights in Rodanthe

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An unhappily married woman retreats to an inn on the North Carolina coast, where she meets a doctor who is struggling with his own crisis of conscience. Based on Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. (2008, PG-13)


Sep
10
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL Intermediate Level

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Sewing Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join our club. We get together and make new sewing projects.


Sep
17
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: Chappaquiddick

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

After a politician kills a woman in a car crash, he tries to protect his presidential aspirations by using his family's political power to control the subsequent scandal. (2017, PG-13)


Sep
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Flute Music from Around the World

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tereasa Payne, flautist from NYC, presents an exciting program of flutes from around the world. Pan flutes, ocarinas, Native American flutes and more! Tereasa performs solos on each of these world flutes, while sharing interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of each one!


Sep
19
3:00PM

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5:00PM

The Quilting Project

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

Professional teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald leads the class in sewing, planning, and quilting processes to create a quilt project from small to large. Participants will learn about the different types of fabrics and approaches to designing a quilt. If you have never used a sewing machine, sewing lessons are included. This is a nine-session course, including a culminating event. Please call 718-357-6643 to register for this class. Space is limited.

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

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Sep
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Heaven is for Real"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A young boy suffers a near-death experience and claims to have visited heaven. As skeptics dismiss his story, his astonished parents seek meaning in the alleged miracle that has turned their once-peaceful lives upside down (2014, PG).


Sep
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Green Your Cuisine: Delicious Tips for Healthy Eating

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a food demonstration and education about how to choose, prepare and cook foods that are nutritious and delicious. All are welcome.


Sep
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "The Leavers" by Lisa Ko.


Sep
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our origami club. We meet every month and make different cool origami projects.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Collage/Watercolor Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teaching artist Richard Estrin leads this four-session collage workshop. Registration is required. Please contact the East Flushing Library at 718-357-6643 to sign up.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "Searching for Bobby Fischer"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Young chess prodigy learns about sportsmanship. PG


Oct
15
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "The Zookeeper's Wife"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A married couple who work as zoo caretakers help save Jews from the Holocaust. (2017, PG-13)


Oct
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "A Wrinkle in Time"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared and is being held captive by an evil force. (2018, PG)


Oct
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Marriage" of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.


Oct
29
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” Mr. Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. (2018, PG-13)


Nov
5
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Jewelry Making Project with Phyllis Ger

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Registration is limited to 15 participants. Please register at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts.


Nov
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Love Songs From Around The World

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Natalie Zeitlin sings beautiful love songs from around the world in Hebrew, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, and more. Enjoy an afternoon of music and singing.


Nov
19
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Shaping Stories: Memoir Writing Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Judy Kamilhor leads Shaping Stories, a three-session memoir writing workshop. Please register at the East Flushing Library or by calling 718-357-6643.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann.


Dec
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Eating...Even Around the Holidays

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We all want to eat healthy foods, but it can be hard. Come learn from Elissa Meditz, certified dietitian/nutritionist, about what foods are recommended and some tips for success around the holidays.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The East Flushing Community Library has:

  • 2 Adult Public Computers
  • 1 Public Computer located in the Children's room
  • Each computer may be used for half an hour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited Printing
  • InfolinQ/Internet classes class is offered. Please contact the branch for more details

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the East Flushing Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Greek
  • Spanish

 

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

  • Careers
  • Graphic Novels
  • Money Matters
  • YA Section

 


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
Crayon Box Preschool
4410 192nd Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 888-9341
Sensational Kids
4550 195th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 631-5942
St. Nicholas Preschool
196-20 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)357-0800

Community Board
Queens Community Board #11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11377
phone: (718) 225-1054
fax: (718) 225-4514
  

Community Organizations & Services
46 Avenue Beautification Comm
45-67 194th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
Auburndale Improv. Assoc
P.O. Box 331 – Station A
Flushing NY , 11358
 

Fire Department
Engine 320/Ladder 167
36-18 Francis Lewis Blvd
Flushing NY , 11358
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Kissena Park
Rose and Oak Avenues on the north, Kissena Boulev
NY ,
P.S. 130 Playground
42nd Avenue & Francis Lewis Boulevard
NY ,
 

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Station A
40-03 164th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Holy Cross High School(9-12)
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 886-7250
St. Kevin’s School (PreK-8)
45-50 195th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 357-8110
William Spyropoulos School (PreK-8)
196-10 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 357-5583

Public Elementary Schools
PS 130 (PK-3)
200-01 42nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 357-6606
PS 233 @ PS 130 (SP)
200-01 42nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 224-0490
 

Public High Schools
HS 495 Bayside High School (9-12)
208th Street & 32nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 25 Adrien Block School (7-9)
34-65 192nd Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 961-3480
  

Senior Centers
Self Help 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. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
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 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

The Matinecock Indians sold Flushing to the Dutch Colonists in the 1620s at the rate of one ax per 50 acres. The Dutch named it “Vlissingen,” after a port in Holland. It meant “flowing water.”

In 1657, the document called the Flushing Remonstrance, was signed by the Dutch colonists giving the Quakers and others the right to worship as they chose. The principles stipulated in the Remonstrance foresaw the freedom of religion in the U.S. Constitution. The English began ruling in 1664 and changed the name to Flushing.

Because of the abundance of trees in Flushing, the first commercial nurseries in America were organized here in the 1700s. A town hall was built in 1864 and it has been used as an opera house, police station, jail, and a dinner theater.

There have been two World’s Fairs in Flushing, one in 1939 and the other in 1964.

In the early to mid-1900s Irish, Germans and Italians resided in Flushing; but after 1965, Greeks, Chinese, Korean, and Hispanic immigrants started moving in. The formerly tree-lined pastoral town has become an important international residential and commercial center.

At first the new East Flushing Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library was set to open on November 1, 1975; but due to budget cuts it was unachievable to staff the additional branch. In 1977 a recent influx of federally financed CETA employees made it attainable for the East Flushing Branch to open for service on Monday, September 19, 1977 at 1:00pm. Previously this community had no library service, except for weekly visits by a bookmobile.