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Fresh Meadows

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

Feb 26 @ 6:00 PM

Feb
23
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Knitting & Crochet Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Knitters, if you are looking for a place to share your "purls" of wisdom and experience, please join us! Bring your own material.

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

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Feb
23
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Kid/Teen Board Gaming

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Make friends and play board games!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Movie Time "Dunkirk"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us for movie time to watch "Dunkirk" (Rated-PG-13, 2h).


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Feb
26
9:30AM

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10:30AM

Computer Class: Intro to Computers/Internet/E-mail

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

E-mail: Learn how to create and manage their own e-mail account & send and receive messages. Must possess basic mouse and keyboard skills. Learn how to create and manage your contacts & add attachments. First come first serve LIMITED SEAT AVAILABLE!


Feb
26
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us for simple songs, finger-plays, stories and movement. For ages newborn to 30 months old.


Feb
26
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie: "Victoria & Abdul"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of "Victoria & Abdul". Movie may be subject to change.


Feb
26
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Anime Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Watch Anime with your friends on our Crunchyroll Premium account.


Feb
26
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Registration is now closed

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Feb
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Come play Scrabble! The word game that has been played for generations. Please bring your own Scrabble kit.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Chess Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Come join our chess club!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us for songs, stories, finger-plays and movement. For ages 2-4.


Feb
28
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Come play mahjong!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
12:30PM

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3:30PM

Free Individual Income Tax Counseling for Low-Income Older Adults

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

This is an IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly program, which offers free tax help for taxpayers. Volunteers from the AARP are required to assist low-income seniors over 60 before serving younger individuals or those with higher incomes. This is a walk-in, e-file, tax-assistant program. Help is available first come, first served. No appointments will be accepted.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Shape Up NYC: Yoga for Adults

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

This is a class perfect for someone who wants to rest and unwind after a long work day. Instructor Charlette Williams emphasizes breathing techniques and deep stretching with a powerful flow of yoga-like movements for a semi-aerobic workout. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water, yoga mat and dress comfortably. Participation is 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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Mar
3
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Registration is now closed

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us for songs, lap jogs, clapping rhymes and stories. For ages 0-30 months.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time "Marshall"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us for the movie "Marshall" (1h 58m, Rated PG-13).


Mar
5
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Teen Program

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Our Program Room is open for teens to do homework, study, work on projects, read down their fines, or hang out.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

English Conversation Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Come over and practice your English with a native speaker for free.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and movement activities. For toddlers ages 2 to 4.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us to relax and meet friends. We have supplies--just bring yourself (and your friends).

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

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Mar
10
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Movie Time "American Made"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us for the screening of "American Made" (1h 55m, Rated R).


Mar
14
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Hands-On STEM Energy Workshops!

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

Join Queens Public Library, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and Solar One for hands-on STEM activities! Solar One is a nonprofit sustainability education organization based in NYC. Throughout the workshops, Solar One educators will work with children and teens to explore energy efficiency, solar power, and more!
Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required at the childrens reference desk only. No online registration is available.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
19
1:00PM

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3:15PM

International Film Screening and Discussion: "Moka"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In Barbet Schroeder's award-winning film "Moka" (in French with English subtitles), Diane Kramer is consumed by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha color Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money, and a gun, she goes to Évian where she learns that the driver lives.


Mar
26
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie Time "Blade Runner"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us for the screening of "Blade Runner" (2h 44m, Rated R).


Mar
30
1:00PM

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2:45PM

Movie Time: "Thank you for Your Service"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

"Thank You for Your Service"
Rated R Drama/Biography
1hour 49min


Mar
31
2:30PM

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4:15PM

Movie Time "All Saints"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us for the screening of "All Saints" (1h 48m, Rated PG).


Apr
2
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Egg Drop

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Design, build, and test a container that will keep an egg from breaking when dropped six plus feet onto cement. Eggs WILL be harmed during the making of this program! Grades 7-12.


Apr
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Jewelry Making Workshops

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In three sessions learn how to make steampunk brooches, a lace bracelet, and an art deco decoupage bracelet with Phyllis Ger. Register at the Fresh Meadows Library or call 718-454-7272.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
9
1:00PM

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2:45PM

Movie Time "Walking Out"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

"Walking Out"
Rated PG-13 Drama/Mystery
1hour 37 minutes


Apr
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Financial Literacy Series for Teens: Paying for College

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

This workshop with bell curves will walk students through the financial aid process, including filling out the FAFSA and defining loans and grants. Service credit will be given to all students who participate.


Apr
14
2:30PM

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4:15PM

Movie Time: "Professor Marston and the Wonder Women"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

"Professor Marston and the Wonder Women"
Rated R Drama/Biography
1hour 48min


Apr
16
1:00PM

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3:15PM

International Film Screening and Discussion: "1944"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In Elmo Nüganen's award-winning film "1944" (in Estonian, Russian & German with English subtitles), real events on the Eastern Front during WWII are portrayed as the war is shown through the eyes of Estonian soldiers forced to make choices between fighting for either the Germans or the Soviets.


Apr
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Financial Literacy Series for Teens: Goal Setting

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, Cents Ability will show teens the importance of setting smart financial goals. Service credit will be given to all who participate.


Apr
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Financial Literacy Series for Teens: Budgeting

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, Cents Ability will help students create and manage a budget and explain what is considered income, expenses, and wants vs. needs. Service credit will be given to all students who participate.


Apr
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Understanding Antibiotics

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Lifesaving antibiotics can cure dangerous bacterial infections, but did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses? In fact, the main driving factors behind antibiotic resistance are the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Come learn from an infectious disease pharmacist and physician assistant about when antibiotics are and are not needed, as well as the potential harms of using antibiotics.


Apr
19
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Intermediate Level Watercolor/Drawing

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

This is an eight week program where participants will learn a variety of intermediate level drawing and watercolor 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. Please call the Fresh Meadows Library 718-454-7272 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Masterpieces of Erhu and Pipa Music

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

The duo of Wang Guowei and Sun Li perform music of the erhu and pipa, two of the most iconic and virtuosic Chinese instruments.


Apr
23
1:00PM

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3:15PM

Movie Time: "Only the Brave"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

"Only the Brave"
Rated PG-13 Biography
2hours 14min


Apr
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Financial Literacy Series for Teens: Credit Cards & Scores

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

This workshop with Cents Ability will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of using credit and will teach teens how to use and apply for credit cards. Service Credit will be given to all students who participate.


Apr
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

I Can Make That: Savings Bank

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Saving up for college? A new computer? Just keep losing fivers in the wash? Make and decorate a bank to stash your cash. Grades 7-12.


May
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

NY Senior Medicare Patrol

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

The NY Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) advises you how to Protect, Detect, and Report frauds and scams. The NY Senior Medicare Patrol is a program dedicated to educating Medicare beneficiaries about health care fraud and common scams - how they can protect themselves, what to look for, and where to report them.


May
23
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Working with Watercolors

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

Professional teaching artist Richard Estrin leads this four session art project. Please register at the Fresh Meadows Library 718-454-7272.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Queens Library Rock! with Alexair Dreams

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Libraries Rock!

All of the cool kids know that libraries rock! There are so many wonderful activities and books to read. Every day holds a new adventure at the library. Join Alexair Dreams Storytelling as we sing, dance, and tell stories about our awesome library! For ages 6 to 10.


Jun
21
1:00PM

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4:00PM

LiveOn NY Benefits Outreach Program

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Come to the Free Benefits Assistance for Older Adults program and receive personalized assistance for SCRIE, SNAP, Medicare Savings Program, HEAP, and Low Income Subsidy. Screenings will be conducted for eligibility.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Fresh Meadows Community Library has:

  • 11 public computers
  • Wireless access (For wireless access information see Wireless Policy
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Fresh Meadows Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Hindi (DVDs & CDs)

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Fresh Meadows Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Graphic Novels

 


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
Home Sweet Home Children School Incorporated
196-17 53rd Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 357-9738
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 939-8687
Little Meadows Early Childhood Center
67-25 188th Street
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 454-6460

Community Board
Community Board #8
197-15 Hillside Avenue
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 264-7895
fax: 718) 264-7910
  

Community Organizations & Services
Association for Children for Enforcement of Support (ACES)
Regularly scheduled meetings are held at Fresh Meadows Branch
P.O. Box 650677
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (877) 598-4837
Civic Association of Utopia Estates
PO Box 107
Flushing NY , 11366
Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association
6116 182nd Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
Jamaica Estates Association
P.O. Box 660086
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 657-2224
West Cunningham Park Civic Association
73-59 192nd Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11366
phone: (718) 468-4298
 

Fire Department
Engine 299 Ladder 152
61-20 Utopia Pkway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
New York Hospital of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-2000
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000

Local Newspapers
Fresh Meadows Times
Available Online Only
phone: 718-260-4545
Queens Tribune
174-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 357-7400
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Farm Playground – P.S. 26
73rd Ave, 195th St & 96 PL
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
Fresh Meadows Park
Horace Harding Boulevard Bet 188 & 190 Streets
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
Holy Cow Playground – P.S. 179
Peck Ave & Harding Boulevard
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
Kissena Corridor Park
Peck & Underhill Aves
Flushing NY , 11365
Kissena Park
Oak Ave, to Hempstead Turnpike
Flushing NY , 11365
Utopia Playground
Utopia Pkwy & 73rd Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365

Police Department
107th Precinct
71-01 Parsons Blvd
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 969-5100
  

Post Office
Fresh Meadows Post Office
193-04 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 454-1100
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Bais Yaakov-Ohel Simcha (9-12)
64-41 Utopia Pkwy
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
Herbert G. Birch School for Exceptional Children (Special Education)
71-64 168th Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 591-8100
Highland Elementary School (K-8)
193-10 Peck Avenue
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 357-4747
Saint Francis Preparatory School (9-12)
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8810
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 4 @ P.S. 179 (Special Education)
196-25 Peck Avenue
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 264-0916
P.S. 14 Annex @ P.S. 179
196-25 Peck Avenue
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
P.S. 26 Rufus King School (K-5)
195-02 69th Avenue
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 464-4505
P.S. 162 John Golden School (K-5)
201-02 53rd Avenue
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8621
fax: (718) 423-8647
P.S. 177 @ William Prince (Special Education)
56-37 188th Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 357-4650
P.S. 224 @ P.S. 26
195-02 69th Avenue
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 464-4396
P.S. 811 CMHC @ Francis Lewis H.S.
58-20 Utopia Pkwy.
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 357-0535
  

Public High Schools
Francis Lewis High School (9-12)
58-20 Utopia Parkway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 281-8200
fax:
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
J.H.S. 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne (6-8)
61-15 Oceana Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 631-6800
J.H.S. 216 George J. Ryan Middle School (5-8)
64-20 175th Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 358-2005
 

Senior Centers
BFFY – Alzheimer’s Day Care
157-16 65th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 358-3541
fax: (718) 691-712
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. Nily D. Rozic
RozicN@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
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

For over 200 years, from the 1700s through the 1900s, the Fresh Meadows area was known as “Black Stump”, allegedly because its various large farms were separated for identification purposes by rows of black stumps. In Colonial times only two roads crossed the area: Black Stump Road which is now 73rd Avenue, and Fresh Meadows Lane which was named for the fresh water meadows through which it ran. At the juncture of the two roads was the heart of “Black Stump”. The British Army of occupation as well as Benedict Arnold walked these roads and were housed on the farms during the American Revolution. Colonial references to the area are few; however it is known that there was a tavern named Ryerson’s Inn, located roughly on the south-west corner of 74th Avenue and Utopia Parkway. In November of 1933, the colonial building that had been Ryerson’s Inn was demolished by its current owners: the Klein Family.

Dating back to the 1800s, the Black Stump School, old District #4 of Flushing Town, was located in the area which is now a small park at Utopia Parkway and 73rd Avenue. The Black Stump School was a one-room wood frame country schoolhouse, but it educated many children in the area. During the winter only 10-15 attended, but summer enrollment reached as many as 50 children. After the school was abandoned it became the headquarters of Black Stump Hook, Ladder and Bucket Co. #1 which fought farm fires in the area until 1913.

Throughout the 19th century, 75th Avenue was the only east-west road running between Utopia Parkway and Parsons Blvd. It was known by two names: “Quarrelsome Lane” and “Hellfire Lane”. Unfortunately the origins of these names have since been forgotten.

About 1923, a Brooklyn sportsman, Benjamin C. Ribman, opened the Fresh Meadows Country Club. The 141-acre country club hosted US Golf Opens and operated until 1946 when it was sold to The New York Life Insurance Company. The company created the Fresh Meadows Housing Development, a post World War II project and model community to for returning WWII soldiers and their families. The development consisted of row houses and high-rise buildings, a shopping center, a theater, a public library and schools. Opened in 1949, the Fresh Meadows Housing Development was at the time hailed by community planner Lewis Mumford as “perhaps the most positive and exhilarating example of large-scale community planning in the country”.

The Fresh Meadows Housing Development still stands and most of the area has been designated a Special Planned Community Preservation District by New York City. This designation protects the unique character of well-planned communities. These communities characteristically have large landscaped open spaces and a superior relationship of buildings, open spaces, commercial uses, and pedestrian and vehicular circulation.

In November, 2003, Fresh Meadows lost its final link to its early farmland history. The Klein Farm, dating back to 1895 and the last of the working farms in the Fresh Meadows area, was sold to real estate developers. It had been one of the remaining four farms left in New York City, three of which are still located in Queens.

References:

Fanelli, James, “Residents, Pols Oppose Klein Farm Sale,” Queens Courier, 18 March 2004.

Jackson, Kenneth T. ed., The Encyclopedia of New York City. New Haven: Yale University, 1995, 441.

Robinson, Eric P. Fresh Meadows. Online. Internet. Chamber of Commerce of the Borough of Queens. August 23, 2005. http://www.queenschamber.org/QueensInfo/NeighborhoodPages/freshmeadows.html

On November 1st 1949 the first Fresh Meadows Library opened to the public. Its storefront quarters were provided by The New York Life Insurance Company within the Fresh Meadows Housing Development.

On September 23rd, 1958 the first Queens Borough Library built by the Fresh Meadows Housing Development was opened for service.

In August of 1997, the library was relocated to a temporary store front area while the library underwent a 600 sq. ft expansion as well as interior renovations.

In May of 1998 the temporary library space was closed and the materials were relocated to the new Fresh Meadows library.

On May 3rd 2000, the formal reopening ceremony was held at the newly renovated and expanded building. Among the scheduled speakers were Borough President Claire Schulman, City Councilman Sheldon S. Leffler, Library Director Gary E. Strong, and Queens Library Board of Trustees President Patricia Flynn.

Seyfried, Vincent. “Notes on Local Historical Sites”. Origin Unknown