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History of Hip Hop Dance

Virgil “Lil O” Gadson is a dancer, actor, choreographer, and educator from Philadelphia, PA. He has appeared on commercials, TV shows such as America's Got Talent and MTV America's Best Dance Crew, and was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance. This event highlights the origins and history of hip hop dance, from the past to present day.

Apr 26 @ 6:00 PM

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.

May 7 @ 6:00 PM

Apr
25
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Anime Hour

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 9-15 are welcome to discuss their Anime and Manga interests.


Apr
26
1:30PM

--to--

2:15PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5 and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.


Apr
26
2:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our Queens Village Library for homework help.

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

Additional Dates


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Apr
26
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


Apr
26
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

History of Hip Hop Dance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Virgil “Lil O” Gadson is a dancer, actor, choreographer, and educator from Philadelphia, PA. He has appeared on commercials, TV shows such as America's Got Talent and MTV America's Best Dance Crew, and was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance. This event highlights the origins and history of hip hop dance, from the past to present day.


Apr
26
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Origami for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of origami, the Japanese art of folding paper.


Apr
26
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.


Apr
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

The Queens Museum: Art Therapy

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Queens Museum leads this teleconference, Art Therapy. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and an art kit.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

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!


Apr
27
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
30
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Crosswords

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.


Apr
30
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!


Apr
30
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Poetry Sandwiches

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are going to make a poetry sandwich craft.


May
1
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

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
1
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our Queens Village Library for homework help.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Children's Knitting

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 10 to 15 are welcome to learn how to knit. Needles and yarn will initially be supplied and children can bring their own if they prefer.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

ESOL Job Search Training

Location: Queens Village
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.


May
2
10:45AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in on songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
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


May
2
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
2
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Children's Chess

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other children.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
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.
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


May
3
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

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
3
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands in this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.


May
4
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


May
4
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
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

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
7
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Crosswords

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


May
7
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


May
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Lego Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to have fun working together with Legos.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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.


May
8
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Livestreamed Art History Series from the Queens Museum

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The topic is Tiffany Glass. This program will be streamed directly from the Queens Museum. Registration for at home viewers is required by calling Mail a Book at 718-464-0084 where you will be given a link to the program.


May
8
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone at this teleconference. 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


May
8
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Mother's Day Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to make a Mother's Day craft.


May
9
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


May
10
1:30PM

--to--

2:15PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5 and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Recipe Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us to share your favorite recipes, kitchen tips and tricks, and discuss all things cooking!

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

Additional Dates


May
10
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group: Local History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local historian Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


May
14
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

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.


May
15
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Computers

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

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.

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

Additional Dates


May
15
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

STEM: Sound Waves

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 are welcome to partake in activities that will focus on sound waves.


May
16
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. This is 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


May
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "Icy Sparks"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Icy Sparks" by Gwyn Hyman Rubio.


May
17
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Books and Beyond: Book Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced book discussion group. Call to find out this month's selection. First-time callers 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


May
17
3:30PM

--to--

5:45PM

Children's Movie Night: "Mary Poppins"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Mary Poppins" (1964, G).


May
17
6:15PM

--to--

7:30PM

Jazz Plus Presents Sounds of Motown

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

LA Blacksmith and his group Jazz Plus invite you on a musical journey through the hits of Motown featuring the music of superstars like the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, the Commodores, Billy Preston, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight, The Marvelettes, Mary Wells, The Shirelles, and Ashford & Simpson.


May
18
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Sing A Long with Charles Henry

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconference event: Sing A Long with Charles Henry to the "The American Songbook."


May
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

MoMA art talk

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

MoMA is our guest on the teleconference today. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
22
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Memorial Day Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to make a floral craft.


May
23
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Circle" (2017, PG-13).


May
24
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Mental Health Awareness Month: Stress and Self-Care

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This Mental Health Awareness series focuses on the benefits of self-care and how to reduce stress. When was the last time you did something just for yourself? Today is the day to get started!


May
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Native American Art

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Smithsonian Institution is our guest on the teleconference today. We are discussing Native American Art and history. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
30
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Let's Be Creative

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Let's be creative with Fredine Freeman. This is a teleconference. First time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book for access numbers at 718-464-0084.


May
30
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Children's Spelling Bee

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to partake in a spelling bee for fun competition.


May
31
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Origami for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of origami, the Japanese art of folding paper.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
12
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Computers

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

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Jewish Woman in Literature

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Rabbi Smith is our guest on the teleconference today. We are discussing Jewish Woman in Literature. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
13
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Father's Day Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to make a Father's Day Craft.


Jun
15
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Senior Health Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior Health Chat with RN Kathy Moran. This is a teleconference event. First time participants please register at 718-464-0084 to obtain access numbers.


Jun
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior Theater Acting Repertory will perform an afternoon of theatrical works.


Jun
19
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

STEM: Measurement

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-10 are welcome to learn how measuring works and practice with different tools.


Jun
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain.


Jun
21
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Children's Movie Night: "Finding Nemo"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Finding Nemo" (2003, G).


Jun
25
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Libraries Rock! with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Award winning balloon artist Nick the Balloonatic has twisted balloons all over the world. The Balloonatic interacts with children ages 6-12 as he is sculpting balloons, laughing, joking, and making everyone feel special.
This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Jun
26
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Let's Be Creative

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A hands-on series of arts and crafts projects by teleconference for home-bound customers. Craft kits will be supplied by the library. Registration is required. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book to sign up and to receive your craft kit, 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Summer Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to make summer crafts.


Jun
28
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.


Jul
3
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

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


Jul
6
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


Jul
12
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group: Local History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local historian Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers 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


Jul
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

NY Senior Medicare Patrol - teleconference

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior Medicare Patrol Program (SMP) educates Medicare beneficiaries about fraud and common scams, how to protect themselves, and how to report it. LiveOn NY Presentation. A Teleconference Event. First time callers, please register with Older Adult Services 718-464-0084.


Jul
17
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Whitney Museum Teleconferenced Lecture Series

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Whitney Museum leads this program by teleconference, about current and past exhibits. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to register and to receive access codes. Printed documentation will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
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


Aug
6
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer. 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


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
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. 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., Suite 204
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20516
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.