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Steinway Cinema Presents

Families are invited to enjoy the following films: 2/16-"Inside Out" (2015, rated PG); 2/17-"The Walk" (2015, rated PG); 2/18-"Shaun the Sheep" (2015, rated PG); 2/19-"The Princess and the Frog" (2009, rated G); 2/20-"Jurassic World" (2015; rated PG-13)

Feb 16 @ 2:00 PM, Feb 17 @ 2:00 PM, Feb 18 @ 2:00 PM, Feb 19 @ 2:00 PM, Feb 20 @ 2:00 PM

Book Discussion Group Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

Come join us to discuss this interesting book "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights" by Salman Rushdie, a novel which blends history and myth with tremendous philosophical depth.

Feb 29 @ 6:30 PM

Book Discussion Group: "The Three-Year Swim Club" by Julie Checkoway

Join us for a book discussion group for "The Three-Year Swim Club" by Julie Checkoway. In 1937, a schoolteacher on the island of Maui challenged a group of poverty-stricken sugar plantation kids to swim upstream against the current of their circumstance. The goal? To become Olympians. Come join us to discuss this interesting book.

Mar 28 @ 6:30 PM

Feb
10
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Baby and Me

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes.
Ages 6-18 months.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Computer Basics

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Attend these sessions to learn how to use a computer or brush up on what you already know.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help and Book Buddies

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K-6 can practice reading and get help with homework.

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

Additional Dates


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Feb
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Valentine's Day Craft

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Create a craft for Valentine's Day.
For children of all ages.


Feb
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt

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

Children ages 8-12 will be introduced to art and have an opportunity to create their own work. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
12
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Movement

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their parents or caregivers enjoy a program of creative movement.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
12
11:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Movement II

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Enjoy dancing, singing, and excising with your toddler! Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
12
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Parenting Support

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Jamaica Southeast Queens Healthy Start and Families On The Move of NYC, Inc., present a parenting series covering topics that include: building the parent-child relationship, attention and emotions, and exploring the challenges of parenthood. A roundtrip Metrocard will be provided to those who participate. Childcare is not available at this program. For more information or to preregister, call 646-629-2413.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
13
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Valentine's Day Craft

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Create a craft for Valentines Day.
For children of all ages.


Feb
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Steinway Cinema Presents

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Families are invited to enjoy the following films: 2/16-"Inside Out" (2015, rated PG); 2/17-"The Walk" (2015, rated PG); 2/18-"Shaun the Sheep" (2015, rated PG); 2/19-"The Princess and the Frog" (2009, rated G); 2/20-"Jurassic World" (2015; rated PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Feb
16
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Teens and children age 8 and up learn the basics of chess or improve their game.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
16
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Knitting Club

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

If you are age 8-18, join us for knitting fun! All levels are welcome. Materials will be provided. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
8:00AM

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12:00PM

Drop-Off Your Food Scraps With the NYC Compost Project

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Drop off your food waste with the NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse. We accept fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, filters, and paper tea bags; bread and grains; egg shells, nutshells and corncobs; food-soiled paper towels and paper napkins; stale beans, flour and spices; and cut or dried flowers. Please do not bring meat or fish scraps; cheese or dairy products; and fats, grease, oil, or oily foods.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Storytime

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Toddlers enjoy a half hour of picture books and short tales.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Simple Crafts

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

It's craft time for little fingers!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ProjectArt

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

Children ages 8-12 will be introduced to art and have an opportunity to create their own work. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
29
6:30PM

--to--

7:45PM

Book Discussion Group Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Come join us to discuss this interesting book "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights" by Salman Rushdie, a novel which blends history and myth with tremendous philosophical depth.


Mar
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Open Lab

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Do you need more time to finish a letter or fill out an online application? Do you want to create an email account or simply read emails? At our Open Lab sessions you can use a laptop to complete these tasks.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Family Movie Time

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Read the book, then watch the movie and decide which you like best: 1/7-“Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland” (1951, rated G); 2/4-"Roald Dahl’s Matilda" (1996, rated PG); 3/3-“The Tale of Despereaux” (2008, rated G); 4/7-"The NeverEnding Story " (1984, rated PG).

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to Yoga for Adults

Location: Steinway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Certified yoga instructor Sandhya Kaurmar teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. Participants should attend all sessions. Preregistration is required for each session.” Space is limited

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

Additional Dates


Mar
10
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Cold War Espionage

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Learn about intelligence-gathering activities during the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union. Topics will be: 3/10-Soviet spies and the Manhattan Project; 3/17-The Venona Project; 3/24-The Cambridge Five.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
21
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Simple Crafts

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Young children will do easy crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
25
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Movement

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

Toddlers and their caregivers will play, dance, and exercise. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Art with Legos

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

Young people ages 7-14 will learn about some of the great Lego artists and designers, how they use layering to create their work, and what effects the laws of physics have on Lego constructions. They will collaboratively build with Legos and, at the end of the second session, take home a small piece they designed. This program is limited to 20 participants.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
28
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "The Three-Year Swim Club" by Julie Checkoway

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Join us for a book discussion group for "The Three-Year Swim Club" by Julie Checkoway. In 1937, a schoolteacher on the island of Maui challenged a group of poverty-stricken sugar plantation kids to swim upstream against the current of their circumstance. The goal? To become Olympians. Come join us to discuss this interesting book.


Apr
20
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Internet Basics

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Learn how the Internet works and how to conduct a productive search.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Steinway Community Library has:

  • 3 computers designated for Teens
  • 2 computers designated for Children
  • 6 Adult computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Steinway Community Library include:

For Adults

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

For Children

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
 

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Steinway Community Library include:

  • ESOL collection for students and teachers
  • Large collection of contemporary and classic films
  • Foreign films in Arabic, Bengali, Greek, Hindi, Italian and Spanish

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Public Elementary Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Grace D. Delgado
18-29 21st. Drive, Apartment 2, 2nd Floor
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 956-9333
HANAC P.S. 84
22-45 41Street
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 278-1915
Rita Morresi Mittone
20-26 28th Street, 1st Floor
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 956-3367
Gabriel Marin
23-66 21 Street, 1st Floor
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 956-3367
Yasmin Monir
21-16 35 Street, Apartment 5D
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 721-5628
Aracely Sanchez
21-68 35 Street, Apartment 4C
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 721-3990

Community Board
Queens Community Board 1
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-3335
fax: (718)786-3368
  

Community Organizations & Services
Greater Astoria Historical Society
Quinn Building 35-20 Broadway, 4th floor
Long Island City NY , 11106
 

Fire Department
Engine 262
30-89 21 St
Queens NY , 11102
Engine 263 Ladder 117
42-06 Astoria Blvd South
Queens NY , 11105
Engine 312
22-63 35 Street
Queens NY , 11103

Local Hospitals
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
25-10 30th Avenue
Queens NY , 11102
  

Local Newspapers
Western Queens Gazette
Northwest Courier
Queens Tribune
Queens Chronicle
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Ralph Demarco Park
Shore Blvd Bet. Ditmars Boulevard & 20 Avenue
Triborough Bridge Playground A
Hoyt Avenue, 19 to 21 Streets
Paul Raimonda Playground
47 to 48 Streets, 20 Avenue
Woodtree Playground
20 Avenue, 37 Street, 38 Street
Ditmars Park
23 Avenue To Ditmars Boulevard
Steinway Playground
20 Road-20 Avenue, 37-38 Streets

Police Department
114 Precinct
34-16 Astoria Boulevard
Queens NY , 11103
  

Post Office
Grand Post Office
4508 30th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 084 Steinway (Q084)
22-45 41 Street
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718)278-1915
fax: (718) 932-4649
PS 085 Judge Charles Vallone (Q085)
23-70 31 Street
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718) 278-3630
fax: (718) 278-8312
PS 122 Mamie Fay (Q122)
21-21 Ditmars Boulevard
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718)721-6410
fax: (718)726-0016

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 141 The Steinway (Q141)
37-11 21 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718)278-6403
fax: (718)278-2884
  

Senior Centers
Astoria Senior Residence
21-05 30th Drive
Long Island City NY , 11102
phone: (718) 747-8700
Bffy Dellamonica Senior Center
23-56 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 626-1500
Bffy Steinway Senior Center
20-43 Steinway Street
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718) 728-8472
Central Astoria Dev Norc
28-27 Steinway Street
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 728-7820
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Costa Constantinides
CConstantinides@council.nyc.gov
District Office 31-09 Newtown Avenue, Suite 209
Astoria NY, 11102
phone: (718) 274-4500
fax: (646) 661-6799
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1808
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-6963
NYS Assembly
Hon. Aravella Simotas
Simotasa@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 401
Astoria NY, 11102
phone: (718) 545-3889
fax: (718) 545-3607
Albany Office LOB, Room 652
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5014
fax: (518) 455-4044
NYS Senate
Hon. José Peralta
jperalta@nysenate.gov
District Office 32-37 Junction Boulevard
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 205-3881
fax: (718) 205-4145
Albany Office Room 415, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: (518) 455-2529
fax: (518) 426-6909
US Congress
Hon. Joseph Crowley
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11372
phone: (718) 779-1400
fax: (718) 505-0156
Legislative Office 1436 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
fax: (202) 225-1909
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The area of Queens comprising Steinway and Astoria was formerly known by the Algonquian name of Sunswick, derived from the word Sunkisq, meaning "woman chief." In 1839 developer Stephen A. Halsey incorporated the village of Astoria, which he named in honor of fur trader and landowner John Jacob Astor. Within a few decades, the area was home to a number of wealthy merchants, a substantial German-American community, and the Steinway piano company. As the name of the neighborhood suggests, it began as home to Steinway & Sons, the legendary piano maker and transit magnate in the early days of the trolley car. In 1870 William Steinway, son of the original company founder Henry Steinway, (nee Steinweg) bought 400 acres of land in northwest Queens and moved the operations from their original headquarters in Manhattan, to their new home, which continues its production in the same area today. Along with the factory, he also built Steinway Village, a company town with its own post office, park for recreation, housing for employees, and with a church, library, kindergarten school, and public trolley line. Unlike many other factory towns of the time, Steinway Village was not built exclusively for workers (employees only accounted for about one third of the inhabitants) since they treated the property as a real- estate investment, selling land and houses. On May 4, 1870, Astoria, Hunter’s Point, Steinway, and Ravenswood consolidated to become Long Island City.

Even though the ease of a commute from Steinway into Manhattan has transformed the neighborhood into a bustling mix of ethnicities and styles, vestiges of old Steinway still survive even today. Two-story brick houses continue to stand on 20th Avenue and 41st Street. They boast stone window lintels and recessed entrances. Built before 1880 as housing for factory employees, they are Landmark quality homes. And the Steinway mansion built by William Steinway is still a private residence on 41 Street, originally Albert Street, named for one of his sons. 42 Street was also formerly named Theodore Street, for another one of William Steinway’s sons.