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Make Stylish Handbags from Recycled Jeans with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

In this sewing project, participants will learn how to recycle pairs of old jeans into stylish purses, with the option of adding fabric trims and lace. Basic sewing techniques will be reviewed. Jeans, needle, thread and scissors will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 participants. Fabric trims, lace and large ...

May 25 @ 6:00 PM

May
24
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Bingo!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo, and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for bingo cards, chips and access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


May
24
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in story time, crafts and singing.

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

Additional Dates


May
24
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


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May
24
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our library for Homework Help.

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

Additional Dates


May
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Memorial Day Crafts

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to join in making their Memorial Day Crafts.


May
25
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

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

Additional Dates


May
25
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


May
25
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Make Stylish Handbags from Recycled Jeans with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In this sewing project, participants will learn how to recycle pairs of old jeans into stylish purses, with the option of adding fabric trims and lace. Basic sewing techniques will be reviewed. Jeans, needle, thread and scissors will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 participants. Fabric trims, lace and large beads can be brought to personalize each bag.

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

Additional Dates


May
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Queens Museum Art History Lecture Series

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A series of Art History lectures presented by the Queens Museum by teleconference. First-time participants please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for information about the lecture topic, and for access numbers. Topics include the Panorama, The Worlds Fair, Ronny Quevedo, Hongtu/Vida and Gropper/Oliver/ The Ramones/ Queens International/ Rebecca Solnit Murals / Mierle Ladermann Ukeles / Watershed, Tiffany Glass.

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

Additional Dates


May
26
10:00AM

--to--

1:30PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!

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

Additional Dates


May
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


May
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

National Museum of the American Indian

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

William Chimborazo from the Smithsonian Institute will lead a discussion about the history of the Museum of the American Indian on May 23rd and about The Woodland Indians on May 30th. This is a teleconference. First time callers please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
30
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Song and Storytime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children between the ages of 3 to 9 are welcome to enjoy a few stories, songs, and fun.

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

Additional Dates


May
31
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

A Talk with your Community Affairs Officer - Detective Jovoda Cooper

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Detective Cooper will provide useful information about new and current issues in the community, offer safety advice, give out handouts with helpful information to share, and, have a Q & A session with the group. This is a teleconference, call 718-464-0084 for access number.


Jun
1
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Books and Beyond Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Shyan Bhairo leads this teleconferenced topical discussion group.
The March topic is "Gypsies Part II - The Nomadic People"
First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Marion's Art History Class

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Marion Mango discusses great art in this teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Skype a Crossword Puzzle

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This Mail-a-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. First time callers please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Elder Law

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to protect assets, including the family home, from long-term care expenses. Understanding the basics of the Medicaid program. The 5 essential documents the all seniors should have. Led by Ronald A. Fatoullah, Elder Law Attorney. This is a teleconference. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kid's Acting Theater

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 to 12 are welcome to join in some casual acting with peers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading, and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

The Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Build A Better World

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Build A Better World engages children with songs, comedy, robots, bubbles, music technology and original stories about why engineers, architects and designers rock! For children 6 to 12 and their families.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


Jun
10
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents The Wizard of Oz

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The celebrated children's classic comes to life onstage with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. The entire family will enjoy this adaptation, complete with costumes, sets and the music of the MGM movie.


Jun
13
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Participants must have basic computer skills. 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.

Additional Dates


Jun
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

STACKS Presents: Dry Ice Capades

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Come join the STACKS students and have fun in this Mad Science Workshop! Manipulate matter in all of its three states! Melt metal in boiling water and freeze water with just a breath of dry ice! Use your Thermocolor Kool Cup™ to test the temperature of liquid matter in your home!


Jun
14
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

You Be The Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
14
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd.


Jun
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Father's Day Crafts

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to create Father's Day Crafts at this program.


Jun
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

MOMA Art Lectures

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso

Over the course of two sessions we will examine the two most innovative painters of the generation following Post-Impressionism: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. The first session will involve close consideration of Picasso’s paintings, and the second will focus on those of Matisse.


Jun
16
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Queens Museum Art Lectures - In Mandarin Chinese

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Available online only through Zoom. Register by calling Older Adult Services 718-464-0084 to receive a link to the program. Three topics will be presented by the Queens Museum. 1) Historical Stories - The Worlds Fair; 2) The Panorama of the City of NY; 3) Flowers Full House, Tiffany Glass IN MANDARIN CHINESE. 歷史故事:紐約世界博覽會和皇后區美術館的過往今昔 /
紐約市全景:你所知道和不知道的社區和觀察角度 / 蒂芙尼玻璃工藝和藝術,點綴滿室繁花

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

Additional Dates


Jun
19
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Earthquake STEM Activity

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children are welcome to learn about earthquakes and tectonic plates at the STEM Activity. (ages 5-12)


Jun
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Alternative Therapies: Chinese Medicine

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads this teleconference about alternative therapies, senior health, with a focus on Chinese medicine. First time callers please register at 718-464-0084 to get access numbers.


Jun
21
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. A teleconference event. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Senior Health Chat: Health Nutrition

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Alternative medicine has grown in popularity and is used widely around the world. What is Alternative therapy anyway? Is it Safe? RN Kathy Moran leads this virtual discussion on Zoom live stream. You need a computer and a webcam to join. First time participants should register at 718-464-0084.


Jun
21
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Crafts

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to join in making summer themed crafts at this program.


Jun
22
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Children's Movie Night: 'Monster Trucks'

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Monster Trucks".


Jun
28
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Passengers" (2016, PG-13).


Jul
3
2:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our library for Homework Help.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in story time and singing.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Early Childhood Summer Reading Activity

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children from birth to age 5 and their caregivers are welcome to join in summer reading activities and crafts while we encourage their children to discuss stories read to them.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

K-2 Summer Reading: DIY Tambourines

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to put together their own do-it-yourself tambourines and talk about their summer reading selections.


Jul
11
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Google CS First Club: Social Media

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Code. Play. Create your own social media! Register to be a part of Queen Village's Google CS First Club: Social Media with Scratch. For school-age children in grades 4-8. Only 10 spots are available. Pre-Registration is Required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

3-5 Summer Reading: DIY Flower Picture Holders

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to decorate their own flower picture holders and talk about their summer reading selections.


Jul
17
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

K-2 Summer Reading: DIY Tropical Suncatchers

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to paint their own tropical sun catchers and talk about their summer reading selections.


Jul
18
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

3-5 Biome Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Third to fifth graders who participated in summer reading are welcome to make paper biomes and learn about ecology while discussing their summer reading selections.


Jul
24
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

K-2 Summer Reading: DIY Puppets

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to put together their own do-it-yourself puppets and talk about their summer reading selections.


Jul
25
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

3-5 Summer Reading: DIY Puppets

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to put together their own do-it-yourself puppets and talk about their summer reading selections.


Jul
27
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
31
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

K-2 Summer Reading: DIY Fans

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to design their own fans and talk about their summer reading selections.


Aug
1
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

3-5 Summer Reading: Shared Jewelry Beading

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third through fifth grade are welcome to bead necklaces and bracelets to give their friends and family and talk about their summer reading selections.


Aug
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

K-2 Summer Reading: DIY Birdhouses

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to put together their own do-it-yourself birdhouses and talk about their summer reading selections.


Aug
8
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

3-5 Summer Reading: DIY Birdhouses

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third through fifth grade are welcome to put together their own do-it-yourself birdhouses and talk about their summer reading selections.


Aug
14
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

K-2 Summer Reading: DIY Zipper Purses

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to design their own do-it-yourself zipper purses and talk about their summer reading selections.


Aug
15
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

3-5 Summer Reading: DIY Zipper Purses

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third through fifth grade are welcome to design their own do-it-yourself zipper purses and talk about their summer reading selections.


Aug
16
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Fun-tastic Family Sing Along

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

Come join Carlos & Co. for their Fun-tastic Family Sing Along for preschool children. You'll sing, dance, watch story videos and even learn a little Spanish. Playing original and well known songs on guitar and percussion, Carlos and Co delivers a delightful musical experience that will also enhance your preschool child's literacy skills.


Aug
21
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

K-2 End of Summer Reading Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Kindergarteners to second graders who participated in summer reading are welcome to have fun with crafts and activities at our End of Summer Reading Party.


Aug
22
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

3-5 End of Summer Reading Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Third to fifth graders who participated in summer reading are welcome to have fun with crafts and activities at our End of Summer Reading Party.


Aug
23
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Demystifying Diabetes

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We always hear about diabetes, but what is it really? What is it doing to our bodies? Why do so many people have it? Come learn all of this, as well as some tips to prevent and manage it at this program.


Aug
25
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Early Childhood End of Summer Reading Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Infants through preschoolers and their caregivers who participated in summer reading are welcome to have fun with crafts and activities at our End of Summer Reading Party.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queens Village Community Library has:

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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Queens Village Community Library include:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Haitian Creole

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queens Village Community Library include:

  • New Americans
  • Black Experience
  • Travel
  • Audio books and large print books

 


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
Teaching, Learning, & Caring
212-47 Jamaica Ave
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718)740-6750
Redeemer Nursery School
92-10 217th St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-3252
Reach and Grow
214-09 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-3860
Jen-Lyn’s Day Care
218-14 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-8475
Queens Village Day School
219-32 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 479-5926
Kids for the Future
220-24 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-4200

Community Board
Community Board District # 13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-9700
fax: (718) 464-7333
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queens Village Civic Association
P.O. Box 0766
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-2160
Queens Village Community Services
80-45 Winchester Blvd. Building 21
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-3950
 

Fire Department
Engine 304, Ladder 162
218-44 97th Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
  

Local Hospitals
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718) 470-7000
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80-45 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-4000
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Winchester Blvd. & Union Turnpike
  

Police Department
105th Police Precinct
92-08 222 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Queens Village
209-20 Jamaica
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (800) ASK-USPS
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Joseph’s Parish (K-8)
217-55 100 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 464-8913
Our Lady of Lourdes (PreK-8)
92-80 220 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-1480
Sts. Joachin and Anne (PreK-8)
218-19 105 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-2230
Bethel Christian Academy (K-5)
215-32 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 978-4357 Ext. 322
Grace Lutheran (K-8)
100-05 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-1010
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 18 Winchester
86-35 235 Court
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-4167
PS 33 Edward M. Funk
91-37 222 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-6283
PS 34 John Harvard
104-12 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-6818
PS 135 The Bellaire School
207-11 89 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-2119
fax: (718) 464-8448
Merrick Academy Charter School
207-01 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-4773
 

Public High Schools
Martin Van Buren HS
230-17 Hillside Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 776-4728
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 109 Jean Nuzzi
213-10 92 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-0651
  

Senior Centers
SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11427
phone: (718) 454-2100
  

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 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. Clyde Vanel
VanelC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 548
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 113-43 Farmers Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 617, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Queens Village, located in east central Queens, is bordered to the north by Union Turnpike, to the east by the Cross Island Parkway, to the south by Murdock Avenue, and to the west by Francis Lewis Boulevard.

The area was settled by colonists in the 1640’s and became known as Little Plains. It was used as common public land for grazing cattle until the 1700s when a village was first established. The surrounding lands were gradually bought up and established as working farms.

From 1824 to 1834, the village was known as Brushville, named for Thomas Brush who opened a prosperous blacksmith shop as well as a number of other enterprises.

In 1834, the railroad arrived and the first station in Queens was established. Residents voted to change the name of the town from Brushville to Queens. Later, the Long Island Rail Road added “village” to its station’s name and thus the town became known as Queens Village.

1870 brought extensive development when Scott R. Sherwood, a prominent developer bought and subdivided a parcel of land south of the train station and divided it into 700 building lots.

By 1898, the population had grown to about 900. Still, the area remained largely rural. Many of the German descendants of the original farm owners continued to live there. In 1902, Interstate Park was opened, followed by Belmont Park in 1903.

But it wasn’t until the 1920s that Queens Village really began to take off. It was part of an overall housing boom that was spreading east through Queens from New York as people from the city sought the bucolic life.

Post World War II saw the arrival of veterans and their families, blacks and Latin Americans.

Today, many of those homes built in the twenties and thirties still stand. Charming and well maintained Dutch Colonials and Tudors currently house and continue to attract an interestingly diverse population.

 

Sources:

Books:
The Encyclopedia of New York State. Peter Eisenstadt, Editor in Chief,

Syracuse University Press, 2005.

Home Town Long Island. Staff of Newsday, Newsday Inc. 1999

The Encyclopedia of New York City. Kenneth T. Jackson, Editor, Yale University Press, 1995.

The Story of Queens Village. Vincent F. Seyfried, Centennial Association, 1974.

The Queens Village Library owes its existence to two women, Mrs. William Wood and Miss Anne Doughty. In 1896, they realized the need for a library in the growing town. An appeal to Dr. Charles Henry Miller, a well known painter of the time, and the Shakespeare Club resulted in a traveling library being obtained from New York State.

This library was housed in the Dutch Reformed Church. It proved to be so popular, that the Shakespeare Club raised funds for an independent library which was started in 1899. In 1901, its stock of 427 books were turned over to the Queens Borough Public Library.

In 1904, the library moved to the Kissam Building on Railroad Ave. In 1914, it moved to the Post Office building then on 218th St. In 1925, it moved to the northeast corner of Jamaica Ave. and Vanderveer St.

In 1937 property was purchased between 94th Rd. and 94th Ave on the east side of 217th St. In 1939, Louis J. Bailey, then chief of the Queens Borough Public Library was granted $125,000 to build the library’s first permanent home.

On Sunday June 8, 1952 the new, modern building was dedicated and opened to an enthusiastic public the following day.