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Nominate Your Library for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards!

How does your library make your community a better place? Here's your chance to share your story and tell us how your neighborhood library has made a difference in your life!

The Fourth Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards are accepting nominations now through March 13. Nominate your ...

Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

Queens Hip Hop Pioneers Launch!

The official launch celebration for Queens Hip Hop Pioneers has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 23!

Curated by Queens Library’s Hip Hop Coordinator, Ralph McDaniels, with images taken by MFidel Photography, the Queens Hip Hop Pioneers exhibit shines a light on the DJs, MCs, artists, and historians that nurtured hip ...

Celebrate African-American History Month!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for African-American History Month!

We're honoring a special selection of notable African-American writers on the Queens Library blog. Check our special blog post every week in February, starting February 3, as well as our social media channels!

All month ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Start the New Year right by planning for your child’s education!

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood will soon be available for children born in 2013.

Queens Library’s free UPK program offers outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified ...

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Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're over 60 or earn less than 64,000 a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Join Us for 50 Years of Integration

Queens Library, in partnership with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, presents "50 Years of Integration" with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Starr Foundation.

Our next event is this series will be Community Organizing Today in Corona/East Elmhurst, on Saturday, February ...

Get Help From a Financial Coach

Are financial problems causing you stress?

You can make an appointment to see a financial coach at Queens Library!

A financial coach can help you develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability.

You can get free advice on various topics like reviewing and understanding your credit report, ...

Feb
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Gmail

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics and how to register to get a Gmail account. You must have some computer skills and knowledge. For those who do not own a Gmail account, it is recommended that you bring an email address from a family member or friend for use in class. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.


Feb
22
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Fingerplays and circle time for children ages 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 with parent or caregiver.

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

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Feb
22
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Two stories, figerplays and circle time for children ages 2 1/2 up. With parent or caregiver.

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

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Feb
24
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Canasta Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

If you want to play Canasta, come and join our Canasta Club group. We meet on Fridays from 1-4 pm.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

If you want play Mahjong and share the fun, come and join our Mahjong Club.
1- 4 pm

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
12:00PM

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2:00PM

PEARLS/VNS

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

PEARLS is an innovative community-based program that teaches individuals, who are experiencing minor depression, methods to better manage their depression through problem solving techniques and social activation. Led by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Simple Gifts: The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center Local brings a concert originally performed in Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky to your local library. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center delivers a monumental performance of Copland's "Appalachian Spring," at one of the country's most beautiful historic sites. The ensemble draws poignant connections between life on the frontier, the art of making music, and the quest for transcendence in American life.


Mar
7
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Word

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use Microsoft Word on the computer. Must have basic computer skills and knowledge. This class is Microsoft Word 7 only. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.


Mar
7
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Whitestone Book Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Book Club Discussion at Whitestone Library

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

Additional Dates


Mar
14
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Powerpoint

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint. Participants must have some basic computer skills and knowledge. This class is for Microsoft Powerpoint 7 only. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.


Mar
16
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: The New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: A Gershwin Celebration

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed on December 31, 2014, jazz great Dianne Reeves and Broadway leading man Norm Lewis joined the New York Philharmonic to ring in the New Year in style with Gershwin suites, overtures and indelible standards.


Mar
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

That's What She Said

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Linda Ciofalo showcases a collection of songs celebrating favorite Women composers of jazz and popular music: Dorothy Fields, Carolyn Leigh, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Mary Lou Williams and more great ladies of words and music.


Mar
30
5:30PM

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6:45PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Martin Fröst, clarinet, Roland Pöntinen, piano

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

In this screening which was originally recorded as a part of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival in August 2016, Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst's agile, virtuosic playing has often drawn comparisons to a dancer. With his compatriot Roland Pöntinen, he offers a concert of rustic merriment.


Apr
13
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Max Hatt and Edda Glass

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert originally performed in November 2015, Max Hatt and Edna Glass, the winners of the 2014 NewSong Showcase, are a unique duo that takes a blend of folk, jazz, and Americana to weave a beautiful soundtrack to the American landscape.


Apr
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

This class will help you to align your mind, body and breath. Feel free to bring a mat if you have one, or a towel if you don’t. You can also sit in a chair if it’s difficult for you to get down on the floor…or back up. This class will provide a welcoming environment for all.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra / Rosin Coven

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

In this screening originally performed in August 2014, the ever-inventive Amanda Palmer’s intense stage presence and evocative storytelling wink at burlesque and glam rock, with a take-no-prisoners intensity and theatrical flair.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Whitestone Community Library has:

  • 5 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 Whitestone Community Library include:

  • Italian
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • French

 

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

  • A large Italian book collection
  • An extensive Large Print collections
  • DVDs and videos

 


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
Almodovar-Mastrototaro, Jennifer
29-50 170 Street, Apartment PVT
Flushing New York , 11358
phone: (718) 353-7688
Chou, Yun-Feng
46-02 194th Street, 1st Floor
Flushing New York , 11358
phone: (718) 327-1282
Roses Daycare
137-40 45th Avenue Apartment #4K
Flushing New York , 11355
phone: (718) 762-2152
Precious Angels Daycare
139-29 34th Road, #A5
Flushing New York , 11354
phone: (718) 961-2594
Pee Wee Folks
12-45 Clintonville St.
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 746-6107
Community Nursery School at the Church on the Hill
167-07 35th Ave.,
Flushing New York , 11358
phone: (718) 539-0732
The Corner School Nursery and Kindergarten
150-03 Bayside Ave
Flushing New York , 11358
phone: (718) 445-2811
Montessori School of Bayside
34-57 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing New York , 11358
Precious Moments Nursery
11-02 Clintonville Street
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 767-6655
Sweet Angels Nursery School II
27-11 Bayside Lane
Flushing New York , 11358
YAI NYL Clearview School
16-50 Utopia Parkway
Flushing New York , 11357
phone: (718) 352-0104
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road, 3rd Floor
Flushing New York , 11355
phone: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association
154-74 6th Avenue
Whitestone New York , 11357
Whitestone Boosters Civic Association
150-11 Powells Cove Boulevard
Whitestone New York , 11357
 

Fire Department
Ladder Company 144
12-49 149 St.
Whitestone New York , 11357
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing New York , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
New York Hospital of Queens
56-45 Main St.
Flushing New York , 11355
phone: (718) 670-2000
 

Parks and Playgrounds
George U Harvey Park
15 to 20 Avenues, East of Whitestone Expressway
Whitestone New York , 11357
Francis Lewis Park
3rd Avenue & 147 Street
Flushing New York , 11358
 

Police Department
109th precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing New York , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Whitestone
14-44 150 Street
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 747-1088
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St Luke's Parochial School (PreK-8)
16-01 150th Place
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 746-3833
Holy Trinity School (PreK-8)
14-45 143 Street
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 746-1479
Immanuel Lutheran School (PreK-8)
149-40 11th Avenue
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 767-5851
Whitestone Academy (K-8)
150-34 12th Avenue
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 767-0773
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 193 Alfred J. Kennedy (K-6)
152-20 11 Avenue
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: 718-767-8810
fax: 718-746-7617
PS 79 Francis Lewis (K-6)
147-27 15 Dr.
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: 718-746-0396
fax: 718-746-3103
 

Public High Schools
Flushing HS (9-12)
35-01 Union Street
Flushing New York , 11354
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 194 William Carr (7-9)
154-60 17 Avenue
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: 718-746-0818
fax: 718-746-7618
  

Senior Centers
College Point Senior Center
13-28 123 Street
College Point New York , 11356
phone: (718) 961-0344
St. Luke’s Golden Age Club
16-01 150 Place
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 746-8102
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
braunsteine@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Dutch farmers were the first Europeans to settle in Whitestone. They purchased Whitestone from the Matinecock Indians, paying one ax for every fifty acres of land. Whitestone was given its name after a light colored rock located in the East river between the Whitestone lighthouse and the shore.

Dewitt Clinton lived in Whitestone during his term as Governor of New York. The area became known as Clintonville, but was restored to Whitestone in 1854. It became an incorporated village in 1869.

Francis Lewis was one of the most famous citizens in Whitestone during the American Revolution. He was one of the four delegates who signed the Declaration of Independence for New York State. His house stood between present day 150th and 157th Streets.

Samuel Leggett came to Whitestone in the 1840s; he began a factory of japanned ware, which were tin trays, canisters, and boxes that were painted with designs. Many jobs were offered and the population of Whitestone increased greatly. Leggett built affordable housing for the new residents.

The Whitestone social league turned over its subscription library to the Queens Library on May 1, 1907. Its present location at 150-10 14th Road has been its fourth since 1970. The Whitestone Community Library serves the communities of Whitestone, Malba and Beechhurst.