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About
Rego Park

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Calling all Artists - Juried Open Call Exhibition

Crossing Art Gallery is seeking submissions for “The View Over Here,” an international juried exhibition which will be on view from November 14 to December 13, 2014.

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Sep
23
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 9/9: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 9/16: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 9/23: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 9/30: Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
14
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Painting on Glass

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Artist Cristina Cipriani teaches the art of painting on glass and guides participants in making their own colorful suncatcher. Materials will be provided for 24 participants. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Rego Park Community Library has:

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

 

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International Language Collections at the Rego Park Community Library include:

  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • Chinese

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Rego Park Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 459-5140 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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 Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Life Skills School
97-30 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park NY , 11374
Red Apple Child Development Center
63-47 Booth Street
Rego Park NY , 11374
YMCA Virtual Y P.S. 139 (School Age Child Care)
93-06 63rd Drive
Rego Park NY , 11374
Basanelova, Svetlana
63-60 102nd Street, Apartment A-19, 1st Floor
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 897-7653
Beylis, Nataliya
62-65 Saunders Street, Apartment 1D
Flushing NY , 11374
phone: (718) 997-0267
Ilyayeva, Bella
98-30 67th Avenue, Apartment 5T
Forest Hills NY , 11374
phone: (718) 261-9659
Inoyatov, Asya
65-07 Booth Avenue
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 275-6467
Isakova, Zoya
99-44 62nd Avenue, Apartment 4G
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 699-8911
Iskhakova, Stella
62-76 Booth Street, 1st Floor
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 639-6939
Kalendareva, Maya
63-50 Wetherill Street, Apartment 4F
Queens NY , 11374
phone: (718) 459-1150
Mittone, Patricia
62-43 99th Street, 2 Floor
Queens NY , 11374
phone: (718) 699-3784
Mullakandova, Natalya
62-31 99th Street
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 592-6692
Aronova, Nina
98-50 63 Drive, Apartment 2C, 2nd Floor
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 897-7141
Abayev, Rina
64-20 Saunders Street, Apartment D25, 4th Floor
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 896-3351
Avulova, Rita
63-25 Fitchett Street, 1st Floor
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 760-4935
Chen, Su-Mei
64-38 Cromwell Crescent, Apartment 1
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 459-0219
Dodobayev, Nelya
97-40 62nd Drive, Apartment 2M
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 275-9390
Ilyadzhanova, Alla
98-25 65 Road, Apartment 3A
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 896-6035

Community Board
Community Board District # 6
73-05 Yellowstone Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718)263-9250
fax: (718) 263-2211
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queens Chamber of Commerce
75-20 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 140
Jackson Heights NY , 11370-1131
phone: (718) 898-8500
fax: (718) 898-8599
Lost Battalion Hall
93-29 Queens Blvd, Rego Park
phone: (718) 896-8511
Rego Park Jewish Center
97-30 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718)459-1000
fax: (718) 459-0431
Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens (part of Jewish Association for Services for the Aged - JASA)
97-77 Queens Boulevard, Suite 600
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 286-1500
Long Island Consultation Center
97-29 64th Road
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 896-3400
ACQC (Aids Center of Queens County)
97-45 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park NY , phone: (718) 896-2500
Puerto Rican Family Institute
97-45 Queens Blvd
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 275-0983
  

Fire Department
Engine Company 305 Ladder 151
111-02 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
  

Local Hospitals
St. John's Family Health Center
95-25 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park NY , 11375
phone: (718) 286-1008
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Chronicle
62-33 Woodhaven Boulevard
Rego Park NY , 11374-7769
phone: (718) 205-8000
fax: (718) 205-0150

Parks and Playgrounds
Mount Playground PS. 174 Playground
Alderton St from Dieterle to Elwell Crescents)
Triangle
(Woodhaven Blvd, 63 Drive, Penelope Avenue)
Lost Batallion Hall
93-29 Queens Blvd.
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 896-8511

Police Department
112th Precinct
68-40 Austin Street
Forest Hills NY , phone: (718) 520-9311
  

Post Office
Rego Park Post Office
92-24 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park NY , 11374
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Queens Gymnasia
60-05 Woodhaven Boulevard
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 426-9369
Resurrection Ascension School
85-25 61 Road
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 426-4963
Our Saviour Lutheran
64-33 Woodhaven Boulevard
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 897-4343

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 139
93-06 63rd Drive
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 459-1044
PS 174 William Sidney Mount
65-10 Dieterle Cres.
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 897-7006
P.S. 175 Lynn Gross Discovery School
64-35 102nd Street
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 897-8600
PS. 206 Horace Harding School
91-21 97th Pl.
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 592-0300
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Junior High School 157 Stephen Halsey
64 Avenue & 102 Street
Rego park NY , 11374
phone: (718)830-4910
  

Senior Centers
Rego Park Senior Center
93-29 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 896-8511
Lost Battalion Hall
93-29 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 896-8511
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Karen Koslowitz
Koslowitz@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 118-35 Queens Blvd, 17th Floor
Forest Hills NY, 11375
phone: (718) 544-8800
fax: (718) 544-4452
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1872
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-6981
fax: (718) 544-4452
NYS Assembly
Hon. Andrew Hevesi
Hevesia@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 70-50 Austin Street, Suite 110
Forest Hills NY, 11375
phone: (718) 263-5595
fax: (718) 263-5688
Albany Office LOB, Room 742
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4926
fax: (518) 455-5173
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 32-26 Union Street, Suite 1B
Flushing NY, 11354
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

In 1923 thirty-nine year old Henry Schloh, Charlie I. Hausmann, and their partners formed the Rego Construction Company. “Rego” was derived from Schloh’s description of “Real Good” homes. The company built, until the Depression (1929), single-family row houses, multi-family residences, and apartment building residences. Between the Long Island Railroad (south), Queens Blvd. (north), Woodhaven Blvd (west), and 63rd Drive (east) 525 eight-room wooden houses, costing $8,000 each, formed the heart of Schloh’s venture.

In 1925, Rego Park Community and Civic Club opened. In 1926, first Rego Park stores were built on Queens Blvd. In 1929, P.S. 139 was built at 63rd Drive and Austin Street. Two years later, the first services of Lutheran Church of Our Savior were held; the church moved to its present location on 63rd Drive and Wetherole Street location in 1931. The Rego Park Jewish Center opened on 63rd Drive, off of Wetherole Street. After some movement, it opened at 97-30 Queens Boulevard in 1947. In 1939-1940 the World’s Fair brought further development: apartments filled the remaining open land on 99th St and on Queens Blvd.

From 1970 Rego Park has attracted many immigrants from the former Soviet Union, as well as from various Asian countries.

In 1930, the Library bookmobile began to serve the Rego Park community. In 1938 it became a storefront facility and eighteen years later, in 1956, it became a branch Library. In 1960, an enlarged and expanded storefront agency opened. Unfortunately, in February 20, 1972, a fire completely destroyed the library. After this devastation, an interim bookmobile service was provided to the community. In 1975, a new city-owned building opened, at 91-41 63rd Drive, Rego Park, 11374. In April 1989, the library underwent major renovations to improve service to the community.

Source: The Encyclopedia of New York; edited by Kenneth T. Jackson