Queens Public Library, along with the NYC Department of Education, will provide FREE lunches for kids and teens all summer long.
Summer Meals are open to all children, 18 and younger. Enrollment is not required and there is no cost.
Meals will be provided Monday through Friday from 1pm to 2pm.
Queens Public Library’s Summer Meals program will run from Wednesday, June 29 through Wednesday, August 31.
Some QPL branches will start Summer Meals later than June 29; see the list below for details. All QPL branches are closed on Monday, July 4 and Summer Meals will not be available that day.
Summer Meals Locations
Here are the 32 branches where Summer Meals will be available. Please contact your branch for more information.
If a participating QPL location is not close by, you can call 311 or go to schools.nyc.gov/summermeals to find another Summer Meals location near you.
- Arverne, 312 Beach 54 Street
- Baisley Park, 117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica
- Bayside, 214-20 Northern Boulevard
- Briarwood, 85-12 Main Street (Summer Meals start Thursday, June 30)
- Cambria Heights, 218-13 Linden Boulevard
- Central Library—Children's Library Discovery Center, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
- Corona, 38-23 104 Street
- East Elmhurst, 95-06 Astoria Boulevard
- East Flushing, 196-36 Northern Boulevard
- Elmhurst, 86-07 Broadway (Summer Meals start Friday, July 1)
- Far Rockaway, 1003 Beach 20th Street
- Flushing, 41-17 Main Street
- Glen Oaks, 256-04 Union Turnpike
- Hollis, 202-05 Hillside Avenue
- Jackson Heights, 35-51 81 Street
- Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona
- Laurelton, 134-26 225 Street
- Lefferts, 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill
- North Hills, 57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck
- Peninsula, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach (Summer Meals start Thursday, June 30)
- Pomonok, 158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing
- Poppenhusen, 121-23 14 Avenue, College Point
- Queensboro Hill, 60-05 Main Street, Flushing
- Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison Street (Summer Meals start Thursday, June 30)
- Rochdale Village, 169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica
- Rosedale, 144-20 243 Street
- Seaside, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park
- South Jamaica, 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
- South Ozone Park, 128-16 Rockaway Boulevard (Summer Meals start Friday, July 15)
- Steinway, 21-45 31 Street, Astoria
- Woodhaven, 85-41 Forest Parkway
- Woodside, 54-22 Skillman Avenue
Summer Meals In-Person Events
When your kids visit our branches for a free, nutritious Summer Meal, we hope you will also join us for these great in-person events! Click on the links below for more information.
Summer Reading Magic and Comedy Show
Wednesday, June 29, 1pm, Woodside
Chinese Theatre Works: Children's Dance and Music Show
Wednesday, July 6, 1pm, East Elmhurst
The History of Balloons with Nick the Balloonatic
Friday, July 8, 3pm, Steinway
Wednesday, July 13, 2pm, Lefferts
Thursday, July 14, 2pm, East Flushing
Wednesday, July 20, 2pm, Corona
Monday, August 8, 2pm, Ridgewood
"Animals Alive" with Alley Pond Environmental Center
Wednesday, July 13, 3pm, Woodhaven
Friday, July 15, 3pm, Queensboro Hill
Tuesday July 19, 3pm, Glen Oaks
Wednesday, July 27, 3pm, Elmhurst
"Pirates: Lost at Sea" with Talewise
Wednesday, July 13, 2pm, Baisley Park
Monday, July 25, 3pm, Rochdale Village
Paint Workshop with Juan Ortega
Thursday, July 14, 2:30pm, Laurelton