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Whitestone

Have Fun with Robots

In partnership with NYC First, Whitestone Library brings robotics and coding to the community. Kids and teens (ages 9-16) will learn how to code and use LEGO EV3. By following simple directions, they will be able to code and control robots that walk, talk, drive, grab, and spin.
Participation is limited to 8. Registration is required ...

Mar 22 @ 4:00 PM, Mar 29 @ 4:00 PM

Mar
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Have Fun with Robots

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

In partnership with NYC First, Whitestone Library brings robotics and coding to the community. Kids and teens (ages 9-16) will learn how to code and use LEGO EV3. By following simple directions, they will be able to code and control robots that walk, talk, drive, grab, and spin.
Participation is limited to 8. Registration is required and a minimum of 6 must be registered by January 22nd, 2019 for this program to be held.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
23
10:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

After-School Fun

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

After-school fun for kids of all ages includes puzzles, puppets, games, coloring pages, Legos, and math worksheets. Please come and join us.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

Managing Anxiety & Stress with Barbara Anerella

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn how to recognize symptoms, uncover root causes of problems, channel negative energy in a positive and constructive direction, and utilize self-help techniques.


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Mar
27
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time and Puzzle Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us for finger plays, songs, and puzzle time for children ages 1 ½ to 2 ½ with parent/caregiver.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler and Coloring Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 ½ and up can join us for two short stories, finger plays, circle time, and coloring time

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

Additional Dates


Mar
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Deconstruct and Draw Objects

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

This is an introduction to drawing; learn useful methods and techniques used in analyzing and drawing.


Mar
29
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Whitestone Mahjong Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Interested in playing Mahjong or learning how to play? Sign up by calling 718-831-8644.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
2
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

After-School Fun

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

After-school fun for kids of all ages includes puzzles, puppets, games, coloring pages, Legos, and math worksheets. Please come and join us.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

St. John's School of Law Students presents an "Investor Education" Workshop

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

The Securities and Arbitration Clinic students of St. John's School of Law presents an "Investor Education" workshop. The topics that will be covered are common investor problems and scams, tips to avoid being a victim, protecting your investments, types of investments, types of fraud, and tips to keep track of your investments.


Apr
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

FDNY Fire Safety in the Home for Seniors

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.


Apr
10
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Whitestone Korean Book Discussion

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Korean book discussion.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

What You Need to Know about Cancer and Being Your Healthiest and Happiest

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Come learn key information about protecting your health from cancer and other illnesses, including facts and statistics about cancer, as well as who should be screened and when. We will also focus on strengthening our communication skills to encourage those we love who are at risk to pursue relevant health care. Participants will have a chance to ask licensed health professionals important health questions in an open and encouraging environment.


Apr
26
10:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Whitestone Korean Book Discussion

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Come and join us.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
10:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Whitestone Korean Book Discussion

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Korean book discussion.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

The New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education will offer tips for seniors on how to stay safe while crossing New York City streets and discuss Mayor de Blasio's traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.


May
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Claim Your Lost Money

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

New York State has custody of over $14 billion in unclaimed funds. Every day the Comptroller's Office returns approximately $1 million to owners; are you one of them? Representatives from the Office of the New York State Comptroller, Intergovernmental and Community Affairs Division, will provide information about the New York State Unclaimed Funds program and assist attendees in searching for and processing any unclaimed funds due to them.


May
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fall Prevention

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn how to prevent falls through understanding the medical and environmental causes of falls. We will review safety devices, equipment, and a home safety checklist that can help keep you and your loved ones safe and free from injury. Lastly, we will learn together the "ABC Exercise" that will help keep you in good step. All are welcome!


Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Magic Show with Urban Stages

Location: Whitestone
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
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Reading Magic with Urban Stages

Location: Whitestone
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
12
10:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Whitestone Korean Book Discussion

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Korean book discussion.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
21
10:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Whitestone Korean Book Discussion

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Korean book discussion.

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

Additional Dates


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

 

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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 1792
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
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
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11362
phone: (718) 631-0400
Legislative Office 226 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669
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

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.