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Know Your Rights Week: Legal Help for Immigrants

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and her Immigration Task Force are hosting “Know Your Rights Week”, a series of free informational workshops and confidential legal clinics for immigrants from June 25 to 29 in various neighborhoods throughout Queens.

The first event, “Screenings and Legal ...

Queens Library's Battle of the Bands!

The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever!

For the fourth year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 30!

Gifted musicians ages ...

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Flushing Library's New Building!

Queens Library at Flushing keeps growing and improving!

To better serve you, Flushing Community Library was renovated and reopened its doors in 1998. We have been offering amazing programs and services in the twenty years since then and look forward to celebrating this anniversary with you.

Flushing Library will have ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlights!

The 4th Annual Battle of the Bands is less than two weeks away, and here's where you can learn about our talented contestants.

Our latest spotlights include bands The Fourth Power, trickBlue, Foreign Trees, and Attitude, and have links to their live videos, ...

Celebrate Pride Month at Queens Library!

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and we're proud to announce that we are marching along with the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library in the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 24!

You can join us for activities at our libraries throughout the month, including special film screenings, and check out our ...

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 ...

We Did It!

Thanks to your social media posts, your postcards, letters and calls, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Corey Johnson, and the New York City Council on June 14, 2018 agreed on a budget for Fiscal Year 2019 that includes at least $60 million in capital funds and a $16.7 million increase in ...

Support Queens Library with Your 2018 Annual Fund Gift

The last day of school is just a few weeks away—and we’re already hard at work preparing programs, signing kids up for summer reading, and ensuring that we can meet the needs of the 52,000 children and young adults who are expected to visit Queens Library this summer.

The thousands of programs we offer are made ...

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 ...

Jun
25
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Toy Time

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Family Toy Time Everyday at the library! For children to feel free to play with toys and puzzles at the toy station.

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

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Jun
25
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL


Jun
26
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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Jun
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

ESOL Job Search Training

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This program is geared towards high intermediate and advanced English language learners seeking to enter the job market. The curriculum is focused on helping students understand different types of marketable skills as well as develop vocabulary associated with these skills. The classes are also integrated with a technology component that prepares students for the 21st century workforce.


Jun
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and improve your English conversation skills.


Jun
27
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Winter and Spring Story Time

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for Winter and Spring storytime. For children ages 2-5.


Jun
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

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

with Teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald
Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Preregistration is required. Please call the East Flushing Library to register 718-357-6643

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
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 "Everyone Brave is Forgiven" by Chris Cleave.


Jun
28
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.

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Jun
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Microsoft Excel: Some Basic Tips

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

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.


Jun
28
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.

Additional Dates


Jun
29
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Library Crafts for Winter and Spring

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for winter and spring library crafts. For children ages 3 and up.


Jun
30
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Puppet Making Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, we will be turning drawings into exciting movable paper characters. You can make a talking dog or a dancing skeleton. We will add body joints using drawing skills and paper to bring your characters to life.


Jun
30
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie Screening: Peter Rabbit

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

The stubborn and naughty Peter Rabbit causes chaos in the home and garden of an irritable human named Mr. McGregor. However, their rivalry grows even more heated when they both fall in love with a new neighbor who adores animals. (2018, PG)


Jul
2
2:00PM

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4:00PM

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)


Jul
2
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.

Additional Dates


Jul
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

DIY 4th of July Jewelry

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come make DIY earrings and necklace in patriotic colors.


Jul
5
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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Jul
5
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.

Additional Dates


Jul
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

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


Jul
6
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Stress Management and Relaxation Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join our club as we share proven ways from all around the world to relax and manage stress.

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

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Jul
6
4:00PM

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4:45PM

East Flushing Fridays Arts and Crafts - Summer 2018

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

East Flushing Fridays Arts and Crafts - Summer 2018 - Ages 3 and Up. Admission is free.

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

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Jul
7
11:00AM

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12:15PM

Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn to make cool origami projects with Joy.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Miniature Seascapes

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Want to remember your seaside vacation? Or create an imaginary scene of the ocean? We will craft miniature dioramas using tins, maps, shells, and seafaring novelties.


Jul
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Watercolor/Collage Greeting Card Project

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

A two-session workshop with teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald. Learn basic techniques of drawing, composition, color, collage, and printmaking. Create original greeting cards using collage and printmaking processes. Registration is required. Call East Flushing to register 718-357-6643.

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

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Jul
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginning Tai Chi

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion."

Space is limited 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


Jul
11
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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
12:00PM

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12:45PM

East Flushing Wednesday Crafts - Summer 2018

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for crafts this Summer! For ages 3 and up. Admission is free. First come first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Tutoring English Language and Math

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Free English and math tutoring for children in grades 2-5.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Shell Menagerie

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will glue shells together to create animal faces or a cute koala bear. Bring your imagination and a sense of humor.


Jul
18
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation

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


Jul
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening "I Can Only Imagine"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A musician writes a popular song about how his faith helped repair his relationship with his dad. Based on a true story. (2018, PG)


Jul
26
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 "Alice Network" by Kate Quinn.


Jul
28
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Hand Rolled Candles from Beeswax

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Make a handcrafted candle from bee's wax. Beeswax is the oldest and purest wax in the world. Learn a bit about the bees!


Jul
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Great Women in Music from '30s-'60s

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Singer/entertainer Flo Michaels celebrates great women who made an impact in the music industry of the twentieth century. Hear songs of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrew Sisters, Doris Day, Etta James, Marlene Dietrich, Cher, Liza Minelli, Mary Wells, and more.


Aug
6
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.

Additional Dates


Aug
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening "Everything, Everything"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A sheltered teenage girl develops a relationship with the boy next door, and their romance eventually inspires her to venture into the outside world. (2017, PG-13)


Aug
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Million Dollar Arm"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An American sports agent travels to India to scout for baseball pitchers. When he returns home with two prospects, he learns an important lesson about friendship and family. (2014, PG)


Aug
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Top Ten Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn the warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Gain insights into behaviors that could suggest deeper problems that may require medical attention.


Aug
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Fabric Painting

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, you will learn about different ways of painting fabric. You will turn a plain t-shirt into a work of art. Materials will be provided. Registration is required.


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).


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.

Additional Dates


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.


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.

Additional Dates


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
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.


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.


Nov
12
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
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
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.


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 1841
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.