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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF PENINSULA ALC

May
28
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Take a break and relax! Join us for adult coloring.

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

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May
28
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Spring Storytime

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-6 are welcome to join us for our spring storytime program at 3pm. We will work on our spelling and read stories aloud.


May
29
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months are welcome to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes. Space is limited.

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

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May
29
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months are welcome to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


May
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Homework Hour for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Need help with your homework? Stop by Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm.

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

Additional Dates


May
30
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Animals Alive with Alley Pond Environmental Center

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for a fun show and tell with some of their residents.


May
30
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Bookmark Coloring for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us at 3:30pm for our bookmark coloring program. We'll provide paper bookmarks, crayons, markers, and color pencils for ages 4-12.


May
31
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Baby and Me

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Babies (3-17 months) and their parents and caregivers are welcome to join us for bounces, nursery rhymes, stories, and more!


May
31
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Creative Aging: Working with Watercolors

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

Working with Watercolors is taught by professional teaching artist Richard Estrin. This is a nine-session sequential course. Attendance at all sessions is recommended. Registration is required. Register by calling the Peninsula Library at 718-634-1110. All supplies will be provided by the Library.

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

Additional Dates


May
31
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Storytime

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories and songs Fridays at 11:30am. All ages are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Monday Midday Matinee

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for a morning movie Mondays at 11:00 am.

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

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Jun
4
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes For Beginners

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Learn basic computer skills to get you through everyday life. You will also learn how to safely surf the Internet.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Picture book time is for children ages 4-6. Activities will include stories, songs, and rhymes. Space is limited.

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

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Jun
4
3:30PM

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4:30PM

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

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Love knows no color, shape, or form. Love is love is love! We will provide colorful paper and markers; use your imagination to make hearts, or whatever shape you think love has. Add your creations to your Love Is Love Is Love collage!


Jun
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Space! The Cosmos For Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a techno-space-dance-party for kids. Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For children ages 6 to 12.


Jun
6
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Teen Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens are invited to stop by and create an awesome craft.


Jun
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Club for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for Lego Club for ages 5-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Book Discussion

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our book discussion group! We meet at 6:30 pm on the first Thursday of the month. Our book for June is Tayari Jones's "An American Marriage."


Jun
7
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Baby and Me

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Babies (3-17 months) and their parents and caregivers are welcome to join us for bounces, nursery rhymes, stories, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Insomnia

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Sleeplessness can result in ongoing fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, and increased risk of serious illnesses. We will look at common causes of sleeplessness, and learn and practice some sleep-enhancing thoughts and behaviors to help us get the peaceful rest we need.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing.


Jun
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Teen Kickoff Celebration

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come to the Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration! Enjoy some games and information about all the different summer reading programs going on in the teen room this summer.


Jun
11
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Father's Day Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Father’s Day Craft for ages 5-12. Supplies are limited.


Jun
13
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Let's Make Some Noise: LBGTQ Trivia

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Please join Peninsula as we celebrate Pride Month with some LGBTQ trivia!


Jun
13
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Peninsula Rap Session

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join our discussion group to talk about all the things that are near and dear to your heart!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
18
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Peninsula Talent Show!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Can you sing, dance, or twirl a baton? Do you tell jokes or know how to perform magic tricks? If you do, please join us Tuesday, June 18th from 4-5:30 pm for our community talent show. Please register at the children's or teen’s desk. Show us what you've got!


Jun
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Teen UNO Tournament

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to participate in an afternoon UNO tournament.


Jun
21
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Summer Reading: Take It With You Craft for Teens

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to join the Peninsula Library to make and take the craft of the day.


Jun
24
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Let’s Make Some Noise: LGBAC Woodwind Quintet and The Horn All Stars

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps bring performances of classical music, musical theatre, and opera with their Woodwind Quintet and horn ensemble The Horn All Stars.


Jun
27
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Summer Reading: Movie Premiere "Apollo 13"

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come in from the heat and enjoy watching "Apollo 13" (1995, PG).


Jun
27
6:30PM

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7:30PM

A Tribute to the Jersey Boys

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

The Vic Vincent Group presents a musical tribute to The Jersey Boys, who attained world-wide fame with their unique sound throughout several decades. The tribute includes other great artists of rock and roll, doo wop, and pop from the 1950s and the following decades.


Jul
1
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Family Coloring Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

We will have coloring pages for both adults and children so that families can enjoy the relaxing and creative benefits of coloring together.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
1
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Monday Funday

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-6 can participate in an interactive storytime and develop early literacy skills. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, tell us about their favorite books, sing songs, and move to the music. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
2
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Origami for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Ages 5-12, join us for our space-themed origami program. Supplies are limited.


Jul
3
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Summer Reading: Toddler Time in Space

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months are welcome to join us for space-themed stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Space Storytime and Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us Wednesdays at 2:30pm for our fun space themed storytime and craft program. Supplies are limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Baby and Me

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Babies (3-17 months) and their parents and caregivers are welcome to join us for bounces, nursery rhymes, stories, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Summer Reading: Super Space Storytime!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our space-themed storytime! All ages are welcome. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Teen Coloring

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to stop by, hang out, and color.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Alien Invasion in a Box

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Aliens have invaded the library! In this challenge, teens get creative by dressing each other up as aliens and compete in Run the Alien Invasion. You have to see it to believe it.


Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Build It Club in Space!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Get creative with our space-themed building program for children in grades K-5.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
6:30PM

--to--

7:45PM

Book Discussion

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our book discussion group! We meet at 6:30 pm on the first Thursday of the month. We will be reading the following:
7/11: Naomi Alderman, "Disobedience"
8/1: Kevin Powers, "A Shout in the Ruins"
9/5: Chloe Benjamin, "The Immortalists"
10/3: Paul Howarth, "Only Killers and Thieves"

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Let’s Make Galaxy Bracelets!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our galaxy bracelet program for ages 6-12. We'll also read about our galaxy! Supplies are limited.


Jul
18
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Summer Reading: Take It With You Craft for Teens

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to join the Peninsula Library to make and take the craft of the day.


Jul
19
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Space Bingo!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our space-themed bingo game for ages 6-10. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Starlit Night in a Cup

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

This fun, educational art program allows children ages 4-6 to learn about different constellations while improving their fine motor skills. Supplies are limited.


Jul
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: STEM Kit

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens can come to discuss summer reading materials and participate in the space-themed STEM activity.


Jul
25
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Summer Reading: Movie Premiere "WALL-E"

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come in from the heat and enjoy watching "WALL-E" (2008, G).


Jul
30
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Astronaut Helmet

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

This astronaut helmet program for ages 2-5 serves to encourage pretend play and engage their tactile senses. Supplies are limited.


Jul
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Space Jeopardy for Teens

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come try your knowledge at Space Jeopardy!


Aug
1
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Space Bookmark Making

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us at 2:30pm for our space-themed bookmark coloring program. We'll provide paper bookmarks, crayons, markers, and color pencils for ages 4-12.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Math Games in Space!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us Monday, August 5th at 2:30pm for some fun-filled space-themed math games.


Aug
6
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Glow in the Dark Lacing Constellations

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Explore the night sky! This craft activity allows youth ages 6-12 to learn about constellations. Supplies are limited.


Aug
8
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Summer Reading: Take It With You Craft for Teens

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to join the Peninsula Library to make and take the craft of the day.


Aug
9
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Phases of the Moon

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Learn about the phases of the moon and what causes the moon to change in this fun and interactive activity for ages 6-10. Supplies are limited.


Aug
12
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Moon Names Memory Game

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

In this fun memory game for ages 5-12, learn about the names that Native American tribes in North America gave to the full moons, which appeared each month throughout the year. Supplies are limited.


Aug
13
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Super Space Spelling Bee!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Get ready for our space-themed Spelling Bee for ages 6-12. We will have some practice sessions followed by our fun spelling contest.


Aug
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Sew the Stars

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

This program introduces teens to the medium of embroidery, while also exploring the astrological and mythical backgrounds of different star constellations. Engaging their scientific and creative minds, students will embroider either an existing constellation or an invented one onto a fabric of their choice.


Aug
16
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Let's Make Straw Rockets!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

In this fun STEM activity for ages 5-12, children will make and launch their own straw rockets followed by a rocket launch contest. Supplies are limited.


Aug
19
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Planet Suncatcher Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-12 will learn about different planets in our solar system and make a planet suncatcher craft. Supplies are limited.


Aug
20
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Marble Planet Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our marble planet craft program.


Aug
22
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Summer Reading: Take It With You Craft for Teens

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to join the Peninsula Library to make and take the craft of the day.


Aug
23
2:30PM

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4:30PM

End of Summer Reading: Space Scavenger Hunt!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a space-themed scavenger hunt! At the end of the program, we will hand out children's summer reading certificates.


Aug
26
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Space Poetry

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

In this fun workshop, children will create their own space-themed acrostic poems.


Aug
27
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Space Movie of the Summer: "Wall-E"

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

We will be watching our space-themed movie of the summer, Wall-E. Refreshments are welcome and this movie is rated G.


Aug
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Build This Weird Thing...In Space

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Your mission? To help “astronauts” build a structure in space. The catch? You can’t see them and they can’t see you.


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

Friends Chapters enrich community life around their community library. You will meet other people who care, and you will benefit your neighborhood by:

• Increasing community awareness and library use.
• Acting as liaisons between community and your library.
• Sponsoring programs that enhance the cultural life of your community.

As a Friend, you will:

• Educate your community about Queens Library’s vital services.
• Contribute your time towards programs and special activities at your library.
• Advocate for better library service to your own community through outreach, legislative contact, and fundraising.

Date Formed: Jan 4, 2011

Current Board Members:
President -  Pearl Achs
Vice President -  Al Daley
Treasurer -  Carol Beach
Secretary -  Elif Mehdi
Members-at-Large -  Sonia Daley & Halina Macierakowska

Significant Accomplishments: Hosted three successful rummage sales, bake sales, snack bar sales, Anniversary Celebration parties, eat meet and greet parties, membership drives, and a Membership Thank You Luncheon party. Prior to Super Storm Sandy, the Friends had monthly Boards meetings and a very active community interaction. However, while Friends wait for the construction of their new library, they continue to remain committed in serving the Peninsula.

Friends Fun Facts: Currently have a total of 60 paid members, 10 of them are Supporting Members.

Contact Info: Center Manager Barbara Miller at 718-990-8502.
 

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