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Remembering Emmett Till this Friday at Langston Hughes Community Library

Friday, August 28 is the 60th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till, a pivotal event that sparked the Civil Rights Movement.

Public libraries across the city will pay tribute to him by screening the 2005 documentary "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till." We will show the film at Langston Hughes Community Library, ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

It's the last weekend of the summer at Queens Library! We invite you to take an equivalency exam assessment test, attend a literacy workshop with your kids, learn about the college admission process (in Chinese), watch action-packed movies and enjoy some great musical performances, including classical music and Taiwanese campus folk ...

Advance Screening of Horror Movie "In the Dark”

Award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter David Spaltro, whose other credits include “The Cat’s Cradle” (2014), “Things I Don’t Understand” (2012) and “…Around” (2008), will present an advance screening of his new horror movie, “In the Dark,” on Wednesday, September 9 at ...

Peninsula Grand Re-Opening

It will be a fun and informative celebration for the community, local community organizations, Friends of the Library and library staff.

Come and join the grand re-opening celebration from Sept. 8 - 12.

Click here to download the brochure.

Register for Free UPK at Ravenswood

Registration for Fall 2015 is Now Open for Children Born in 2011 at Ravenswood UPK, located at 35-42 21st Street, Long Island City, 11106.

Queens Library Universal Pre-K offers an excellent curriculum based on HighScope and includes many other benefits: nutritious meals and snacks for the kids, engaging activities for ...

Nominate Your Librarian Today!

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. Has a librarian made a difference in your life? Have they inspired you, helped you achieve a personal or professional goal, been an invaluable community asset?

Now is the chance to tell your story—and pay tribute to everything they do!

The #I Love My ...

Register for the STACKS Afterschool Program

Developed by Queens Library, STACKS is a free after-school program for children ages 6-14.

STACKS was created to enhance your child’s learning experiences through structured and unstructured age-appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming environment that helps school-aged children build their ...

An Alternate Path to the High School Diploma with the National External Diploma Program

  • Earn a traditional high school diploma from Long Beach High School
  • Flexible and confidential
  • Complete program in 6 to 12 months
  • Aligned with the college and career readiness standards
  • Work through online activities and with an advisor to complete your program
  • Work at home, ...

Aug
27
6:00PM

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Job Readiness and Computer Class with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

We will help participants search for jobs, fill out online applications and prepare resumes and cover letters. Participants may also practice basic computer skills and receive guidance on preparing for and following up after a job interview.


Aug
27
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Job Readiness and Computer Class with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

We will help participants search for jobs, fill out online applications and prepare resumes and cover letters. Participants may also practice basic computer skills and receive guidance on preparing for and following up after a job interview.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
31
2:30PM

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3:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Full Body Fitness

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Instructor Evelyn Matos teaches aerobic, anaerobic and everyday exercises designed to develop agility, resistance, strength and mental and physical well-being. Be sure to bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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Aug
31
3:45PM

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4:45PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Relax with gentle yoga taught by Mirelle Netelle!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
31
6:00PM

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7:00PM

New York Cares Presents Computers for Beginners

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics: how to open an email account, navigate the Internet and use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel programs.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
31
6:30PM

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7:30PM

New York Cares Presents Computers for Beginners

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics: how to open an email account, navigate the Internet and use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel programs.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Knitting and Crochet

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Students select their own project and work on it. Basic knitting or crochet skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
1
2:30PM

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3:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Low-Impact Aerobics

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Instructor Misty Gisonda teaches a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health. Be sure to bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
2
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Mobile Device Computer Classes

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Bring your Google Android or Apple IOS device and learn how to use it.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
2
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Hatha Yoga with Sandhya Kaurwar

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Hatha yoga focuses on increasing strength and flexibility. Participants will learn yoga postures along with yogic breathing exercises, yoga nidra and meditation for stress-relief and peace of mind.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
3
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Mobile Device Computer Classes

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Bring your Google Android or Apple IOS device to these classes and learn how to use it.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Tai Chi and Qigong for Beginners

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Mirelle Netelle leads this course in basic tai chi and qigong for health and well-being.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Zumba: Dance for Your Health

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Certified Zumba instructor Lilia Rodriguez leads a Latin dance-inspired exercise and aerobics class that combines squats and lunges with hip hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo moves.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Hatha Yoga With Sandhya Kaurwar

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Hatha yoga focuses on increasing strength and flexibility. Participants will learn yoga postures along with yogic breathing exercises, yoga nidra and meditation for stress-relief and peace of mind.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Tai Chi and Qigong for Beginners

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Mirelle Netelle leads this course in basic tai chi and qigong for health and well-being.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Tenant Rights in Rent Controlled, Rent Stabilized and Unregulated Apartments

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Central Astoria LDC, which provides housing advice and assistance to the public, presents a workshop on tenant and landlord responsibilities; basic rights of tenants; rent, rent increases and rent surcharges; and complaint forms and procedures.


Oct
15
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Getting the Most from Your Annual Doctor Visit

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Discover the benefits of a healthy relationship with your doctor and learn how you can work together to prevent and manage common health conditions.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Woodside Community Library has:

  • 16 Public Computers
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

     

 

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International Language Collections at the Woodside Community Library include:

  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Spanish

 

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

  • Citizenship
  • ESOL
  • Audio Books
  • Large Print
  • Graphic Novels
  • Careers
  • Classical Music
  • Periodicals
  • Rotating Language Collection

 


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
Bright Beginnings
49-22 30th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 777-6664
Maspeth Town Hall PS 229
67-25 51st Road
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 446-2120
NYCHA Woodside Community Center
50-19 Broadway
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 932-0771 Rainbow Christian
Rainbow Christian Pre-School & Kindergarten
72-01 43rd Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 335-3361
Rainbowland Nursery School
39-60 54th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 899-7590
Sports & Arts in School Foundation IS 125
46-02 47th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 752-9210
YMCA Virtual Y P.S. 229
67-25 51st Road
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 392-7932
Woodside Children’s Center
50-37 Broadway
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718)-278-3616
Woodside’s Montessori
39-04 61st Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 205-7570
Towers Play-N-Learn
60-10A 47th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 478-3885
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 2
43-22 50th Street
Woodside New York , 11377
phone: (718) 533-8773
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queens Child Guidance Center
60-02 Queens Boulevard
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718)-651-7770 ext. 202
fax: (718)-651-5029
Woodside on the Move
39-42 59th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 476-8449
fax: (718) 476-6946
Anoroc Democratic Club
45-25 47th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 784-2193
VFW Post 2813
51-27 Queens Boulevard
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 335-0700
Catholic War Veterans Post 870
39-46 61st Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 476-8539
Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside
45-25 47th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 784-2468
United Forties Civic Association
45th Street and 50th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (917) 650-7776
Sunnyside/Woodside Lions Club
42-09 47th Avenue 1B)
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 784-8437
 

Fire Department
Engine 325 / Ladder 163
41-24 51st Street
Woodside NY , 11377
  

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
Queens Blvd Ext Care Facility
61 - 11 Queens Boulevard
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 205-0288
Family Health Center
57-18 Woodside Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 898-9494
fax: (718) 898-5023
Western Queens Alcoholism Center
62-07 Woodside Avenue
NY , phone: (718) 898-5085
Woodside Clinic
67-14 41st Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 458-4243
fax: (718)-458-4481
 

Local Newspapers
Woodside Herald
43-11 Greenpoint Avenue
Sunnyside NY , 11104
phone: (718) 729-3772
fax: (718) 729-8614
Woodside times

Parks and Playgrounds
Bush Park
61st Street, N/S Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
Dough Boy Park
Woodside Ave, Between 54th and 56th Street
Windmuller Park
52nd to 54th Street, Woodside Ave, 39th Road, 39th
Brig Gen Jos T. Hart Memorial Playground
65th to 69th Streets, 37th Avenue, Broadway
Carl R Sohncke Square
Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside Avenue, 58th Street
Winfield Plaza
Woodside Avenue, E/S Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
Woodside Park
Roosevelt Avenue, 60th Street, Woodside Avenue
  

Police Department
108th Precinct
5-47 50th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718) 784 -5411
  

Post Office
Woodside Station
39-25 61st Street
Woodside NY , 11377-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Sebastian (PK-8)
39-76 58th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 429-1982
Razi School (PK-12)
55-11 Queens Blvd
Wodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 429-4700
St. Illuminator's Armenian Day (PK-6)
69-23 47th Ave
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 478-4073
Greater New York Academy
41-32 58th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 639-1752
ABC Child Care
66-26 Laurel Hill Boulevard
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 672-2292
B V M Help Of Christians School (PK-8)
70-20 47th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 639-8042
Corpus Christi School (PK-8)
31-29 60th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 721-2484
Greater Ny Sda Academy (9-12)
41-32 58th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 639-1752
Jackson Heights School Sda (K-8)
72-25 Woodside Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 426-5729
St Teresa School (PK-8)
50-15 44th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 784-0178
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 011 Kathryn Phelan (K-6)
54-25 Skillman Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718)-779-2090
fax: (718) 458-6362
P.S. 012 James B. Colgate (K-5)
42-00 72nd Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 424-5905
fax: (718) 424-0207
P.S. 151 Mary D. Carter School
50-05 31 Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718)728-2676
fax: (718) 545-2028(718) 545-2028
P.S. 152 Gwendoline Alleyne (K-6)
33-52 62nd Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 429-3141
fax: (718) 779-7532
P.S. 229 Emanuel Kaplan (PK-7)
67-25 51 Road
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 446-2120
fax: (718) 672-3117
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 125 Thomas J. McCann (5-8)
46-02 47 Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 937-0320
fax: (718) 361-2451
  

Senior Centers
Woodside Senior Center
50 - 37 Newtown Road Building 19
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 932-6916
Woodside Senior Assistance Program
61-20 Woodside Ave
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 779-1234
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1833
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Margaret M. Markey
Markeym@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 55-19 69th Street
Maspeth NY, 11378
phone: (718) 651-3185
fax: (718) 651-3027
Albany Office LOB, Room 712
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4755
fax: (518) 455-5032
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Senate Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
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

Woodside is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Queens. Although it was inhabited by European settlers in the early years, it did not grow substantially until the 1800s because it was a dangerous and isolated area of snake-infested swamps and wolf-inhabited woods. In the1860’s, the first developers, Benjamin W. Hitchcock and John Andrew Kelly, moved in and the Community of Woodside was formed. Kelly built a home that he called “Woodside” after the nearby forests. The name also became popular from a series of newspaper articles he wrote from his home. In 1869, more than one thousand lots were laid out by Benjamin Hitchcock, generating the first massive building of the new village Woodside.

The completion of the Queensboro Bridge and subway tracks allowed more people to migrate into Woodside and the population reached 6000 by 1910. Eventually the city of New York and other developers began building in the area to accommodate the influx of people. Woodside has since grown as a mixed residential, commercial, and manufacturing suburb for working class people.

Public library service didn’t arrive in Woodside until 1908 when the Woodside Improvement Association succeeded in converting Mr. H. Wikters’ General Store into a public library, known as a “traveling library station”. On June 19, 1910, the city-funded branch library opened to the public with Anna Burns as librarian. The library was housed on the first floor of a two-story frame building on the southwest corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 58th Street. During World War I, the library served as a community activity center. The branch later temporarily relocated to a newly built store at 59-12 Woodside Avenue until 1932 when it moved to its permanent location on the southwest corner of 55th Street and Skillman Avenue. In 1963, after the building underwent extensive renovation and rehabilitation, it reopened to the public with a new entrance on Skillman Avenue. The branch building was again updated in 1999, improving access to the building for those with disabilities. The Woodside Community Library primarily serves the area bounded by Northern Boulevard to the north, Maurice Ave to the south, 50th St. to the east, and Brooklyn–Queens Expressway to the west. Among the residents of Woodside, most are immigrants. Chinese immigrants are the largest group. Ecuadorians are the second largest group. Koreans, Colombians, Bangladesh, Filipinos, Asian Indians, Guyanese, Peruvians and Irish are also well represented in Woodside.

More information about the Woodside community is available from the following sources:

Woodside at a glance:www.maxhome.netfirms.com/

Woodside: a tour through the past, present, and culture of a historic urban community:http://users.bestweb.net/~brouwer/

Catherine Gregory: Woodside, Queens County, New York : a historical perspective, 1652-1994.

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.