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Windsor Park

Kids Knit & Crochet

Kids ages 8 and older are invited to join us and learn how to knit and/or crochet! If you already know how, then just join us and create! You'll need to bring your own supplies.

May 21 @ 3:00 PM, May 28 @ 3:00 PM, Jun 4 @ 3:00 PM, Jun 11 @ 3:00 PM, Jun 18 @ 3:00 PM

Bring Your Story: Irish Step Dancing

Dancers from The Ciara Greene School of Irish Step Dancing will delight audiences with their high kicking and lively dancing. After this performance complete with costumes, music, traditional Irish step dancing shoes, and some history on Irish dance, audience members will be walking away humming to the tune of an Irish jig!

Jun 15 @ 3:00 PM

May
21
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knitting and Crocheting Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Have fun while learning to knit your very own creations! Please bring your own yarn and needles.

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

Additional Dates


May
21
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Kids Knit & Crochet

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 8 and older are invited to join us and learn how to knit and/or crochet! If you already know how, then just join us and create! You'll need to bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


May
21
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Time!

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-10 years enjoy constructing various structures, vehicles, and other objects with our Lego set in this fun and educational program.

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

Additional Dates


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May
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children can come and get help for homework during the weekdays (Mondays through Thursdays) based upon the availability of the volunteers. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


May
21
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Music and Dance from China performed by Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of NY

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In a performance by world-class Chinese musicians and dancers from the Ba Ban Chinese
Music Society of New York, the audience will gain knowledge of the relationship between
Chinese music and folk dance, history, culture, making instruments from materials and dance
props, basic techniques, and the Eastern thought behind them.


May
22
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-23 months and their parents/caregivers can join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays.

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

Additional Dates


May
22
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Basic Computer Class

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

Come to learn basic computer skills. Preregistration is required. Space is limited; please call 718-468-8300 to register.

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

Additional Dates


May
22
11:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents/caregivers can join us for stories, songs, and finger play fun!

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

Additional Dates


May
22
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

5/1: "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018, PG)
5/8: "Lost in Translation" (2003, PG-13);
5/15: "Green Book" (2018, PG-13)
5/22: "Modern Times" (1936, PG)
5/29: "Atonement" (2007, R)
6/5: "Avalon" (1990, PG)
6/12: "Moulin Rouge!" (2001)
6/19: "What Dreams May Come" (1998, PG-13)
6/26: "Christopher Robin" (2018, PG)

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

Additional Dates


May
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children between the ages of 5-12 are invited to join us for an arts & crafts activity.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This is a program for children ages 3-5 and their parent/caregiver. Parents/caregivers can help their child learn skills they need to be successful before they start Pre-K or Kindergarten. Over eight weekly sessions, parents/caregivers and their children will learn how to use games, hands-on activities, and stories to help build important language and social skills. Registration is required. Please call the library and speak with Miss Adrianne, our Children's Librarian. Call 718-468-8300.


May
23
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Basic Mandarin Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Learn basic Mandarin Chinese with Ms. Jenney.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Computer Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 are invited to join us to learn the beginnings of computer coding. Space is limited; first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Writers' Group

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

We meet to share and discuss each other's writing.

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

Additional Dates


May
24
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

English Conversation Class

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.

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

Additional Dates


May
24
12:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We meet weekly to play this popular word game. Please bring your own Scrabble set.

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

Additional Dates


May
24
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

ProjectArt for Children Ages 4-7

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

ProjectArt offers free visual art classes for children ages 4-7 on Fridays at Windsor Park Community Library. All art supplies are provided. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc.


May
24
4:15PM

--to--

5:15PM

ProjectArt Drawing Class for Children Ages 8-12

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free drawing art classes for children ages 8-12 on Fridays at Windsor Park Community Library. All art supplies are provided. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc.


May
25
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Saturday Storytime

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children (infants to 4-year-olds) and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays.


May
25
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

ProjectArt Watercolor Class for Children Ages 8-12

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free art classes for children ages 8-12. All art supplies are provided. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc.


May
31
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Time for Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

It's Friday! Children, come and watch "Moana" (2016, PG) and relax!


Jun
1
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Fused Glass Jewelry Making Workshop for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Learn about and make fused glass jewelry. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; class is limited to 20 participants.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Practice your painting skills and meet others to share your talent. Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In May, we will discuss "The Secrets Between Us" by Thrity Umrigar; in June, we will discuss "One Day in December" by Josie Silver. Please come to Windsor Park and get your copy.


Jun
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Board Games

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Play a variety of board games in the children's room! Ages 4 and up are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Children's Chess

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Would you like to learn how to play chess? Do you know how to play, but would like to learn new strategies? If so, please join us for Windsor Park Library’s Children’s Chess on Mondays from 5-6pm.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:45PM

Children's Movie Matinee

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Children's Movie the first Wednesday of the month:
May 1st "The Secret Life of Pets"
June 5th: "Hotel Transylvania"
Treat yourself after finishing your homework!


Jun
8
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Saturday Storytime

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children (infants to 5-year-olds) and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Love is Love is Love!

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Love knows no color, shape, or form. Love is love is love! Use colorful paper, markers, and your imagination to make hearts, or whatever shape you think love has. Add your creations to our Love Is Love Is Love collage! All are invited.


Jun
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Magic Show with Urban Stages

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Abracadabra children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson for children ages 6-12.


Jun
13
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Summer Reading Magic with Urban Stages

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Abracadabra children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson for children ages 6-12.


Jun
13
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In May, we will meet and discuss "Next Year in Havana" by Chanel Cleeton; In June, we will meet and discuss "This Is How It Always Is" by Laurie Frankel. If you want to join our discussion, please come and get your copy.


Jun
15
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Bring Your Story: Irish Step Dancing

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Dancers from The Ciara Greene School of Irish Step Dancing will delight audiences with their high kicking and lively dancing. After this performance complete with costumes, music, traditional Irish step dancing shoes, and some history on Irish dance, audience members will be walking away humming to the tune of an Irish jig!


Jun
18
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Summer Reading Comedy and Magic Show

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their family will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
21
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents The Wizard of Oz

Location: Windsor Park
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
22
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

ProjectArt Students' Gallery

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Come and enjoy beautiful art works by students in three ProjectArt classes at Windsor Park.


Jun
25
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Design Your Own Lace Bracelet

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

Phyllis Ger shows how to give an ordinary cuff bracelet a chic designer look using vintage lace accented with crystals. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Windsor Park Community Library has:

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

 

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International Language Collections at the Windsor Park Community Library include:

  • Chinese or Ni Hao
  • Korean or Hannara
  • Spanish
  • Hindi (DVDs, Videos & CDs Only)

 


Child Care / Preschools
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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
L W Future Prospect Inc
210-03 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-6862
Marathon Infants & Toddlers
220-18 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-5370
Nadra Ahad
57-75 Cloverdale Boulevard
Oakland Gardens New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Tutor Time Learning Centers
61-58 Springfield Blvd
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Colonial Church Nursery School
54-02 217 Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229 9464
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck New York , 11362
phone: (718) 225-1054
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bayside Historical Society
PO Box 133
Fort Totten New York , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548
The Community Planning Board #11
213-02A 42nd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 225-1054
Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing New York , 11354
phone: (718) 939-0647

Fire Department
Engine 326 Battalion 53
64-04 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
182-19 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 670-1777
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Little Neck Bay to Springfield Boulevard
New York ,
Cunningham Park
Horace Harding Expressway, Grand Central Parkway
New York ,
 

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Oakland Gardens Post Office
6143 Springfield Boulevard
Oakland Gardens, New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-1614
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary (PreK-8)
216-15 Peck Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School
209-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-4826
St. Francis Preparatory School (9-12)St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8810
St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
56-10 214th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 46 - Alley Pond (K-5)
64-45 218th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 162 John Golden School (K-5)
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 188 - Kingsbury School (K-5)
218-12 Hartland Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5768
PS 203 - The Oakland Gardens School (PreK-5)
53-11 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8652
PS 205 - The Alexander Graham Bell School (K-5)
75-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5773
PS 213 Carl Ulman (Q213)
231-02 67 Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8747

Public High Schools
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School (9-12)
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 74-Nathaniel Hawthorne (6-8)
61-15 Oceania St
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 631-6800
  

Senior Centers
Bffy Bayside Senior Center
221-15 HORACE HARDING EXP
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
BGrodenchik@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 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@nyassembly.gov
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 526
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
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
  
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

History

Oakland Gardens consists of almost 20,000 acres that were deeded to European settlers in 1645. This area was originally referred to as the “alley”. The “alley” consisted of the marshes, fields, and trees south of the Little Neck Bay. The community developed its name from the Oakland Golf Course, which was created in the 1890s. The golf course later became home to Queensborough Community College, Benjamin Cardozo High School, and P.S. 203. The area further developed due to the addition of Long Island Rail Road service in the 1800s.

The population experienced a boom after WWII. The development of many of the major apartment complexes and single-family housing occurred between the 1940s and 1960s. Many of the people who came to settle in Oakland Gardens during this time period were from Brooklyn and the Bronx. The diversity in the population has grown in recent years.

The first library services in Oakland Gardens began through the efforts of the Library Sub-Committee of the Bell Park Gardens School Committee. They championed for library facilities for the community. The early efforts of the committee succeeded in obtaining a Book Bus stop for the Bell Apartments; however the committee continued their efforts to obtain a branch library.

The Windsor Park Branch Library had its grand opening on September 17, 1951 at 73-28 Bell Boulevard in a rented store space. The community discovered that a larger library facility was needed. In 1956, Windsor Park Branch Library moved to its current location of 79-50 Bell Boulevard. The branch experienced major renovations in 1976 as well as several minor building projects that contribute to the appearance of the library today.