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Bayside

Chess Club

Players age 8 and up learn chess and compete against each other. All experience levels are welcome.

Sep 23 @ 6:00 PM, Sep 30 @ 6:00 PM, Oct 7 @ 6:00 PM, Oct 21 @ 6:00 PM, Oct 28 @ 6:00 PM

Sep
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Game Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come chat, and play board or puzzle games. This program is for children grades 2-8.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
10:15AM

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11:00AM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime for children 3 1/2 - 5 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
2:30PM

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4:45PM

Movie Screening

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come and join us to watch movies together with families, friends, and other library patrons.
9/3: "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018, PG),
9/4: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018, PG),
9/7: "Iron Man" (2008, PG-13),
9/10: "Marvel's The Avengers" (2012, PG-13),
9/13: "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014, PG-13),
9/14: "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018, PG-13),
9/14: "Avengers: Endgame" (2019, PG-13),
9/21: "Shazam!" (2019, PG-13),
9/30: "Wonder Woman" (2017, PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


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Sep
23
10:15AM

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11:00AM

Baby & Me

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Babies 7-18 months and their caregivers enjoy 45 minutes of songs and playtimes.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children 2 1/2-3 1/2 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and finger plays.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Players age 8 and up learn chess and compete against each other. All experience levels are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shape Up NYC: Yoga for Adults

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

This healing session is appropriate for those who wish to finally add the healing qualities of yoga into their lives. Instructor Alice moves the body through the classical poses very slowly, gently, and conscientiously. You will also learn important breathing exercises. Everyone will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. Please bring a yoga mat and water to keep hydrated, and wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited. Participation is first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Back-to-School: Arts & Crafts

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for arts and crafts. This program is for children and teens (2nd grade and up). Material is limited. First-come, first-served.


Sep
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children 18-30 months and their caregivers enjoy an hour of songs and playtime.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Computer Class (Intermediate Level)

Location: Bayside
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.

You will learn the basics of Microsoft Office. It is required that you have basic computer skills before the class. Registration is required. Please call or come to the library to register.
9/27: Basics of PowerPoint
10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, & 11/1: Basics of Word part 1-5,
11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, & 12/20: Basics of Excel part 1-5

BaysideFri, Oct 4, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM
BaysideFri, Oct 11, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM
BaysideFri, Oct 18, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM
BaysideFri, Oct 25, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM
BaysideFri, Nov 1, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM
BaysideFri, Nov 15, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM
BaysideFri, Nov 22, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM
BaysideFri, Dec 6, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM
BaysideFri, Dec 13, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM
BaysideFri, Dec 20, 201912:00PM - 2:00PM

Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens will read to kids in grades K-3.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Needlework

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children/teens (grades 2 and up) and adults learn needlework. Material is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
12
2:30PM

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4:15PM

Spooktopia Movie

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come and join us to watch movies together with families, friends, and other library patrons. Halloween is coming.
10/12: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (2018, PG),
10/19: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (2018, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Diabetes Group Classes

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Not sure how to manage your diabetes? Want to learn more? Join our diabetes class with a certified diabetes educator and pharmacists.
Each class will have
• Your blood pressure, glucose and weight checked
• A short and fun physical activity
• Topic of the week
• Diabetes drug class presentation
• Healthy food demonstration
• Group discussions

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
2:30PM

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4:15PM

Spooktopia Movie

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come and join us to watch movie together with families, friends, and other library patrons. Halloween is coming.
10/26: "Pet Sematary" (2019, R)


Oct
29
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Bayside
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.

Parents/other caregivers can help children learn the skills they need to be successful before they start kindergarten. During eight weekly sessions, staff will show parents, caregivers, and children how to use games, hands-on activities, and stories that help build the most important language and social skills. Children will be able to keep the games and stories and use them again at home. Registration is required. Parents and caregivers must agree to attend all eight meetings.

BaysideTue, Nov 5, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
BaysideTue, Nov 12, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
BaysideTue, Nov 19, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
BaysideTue, Nov 26, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
BaysideTue, Dec 3, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
BaysideTue, Dec 10, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
BaysideTue, Dec 17, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM

Nov
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Author Talk with Virginia Schwartz

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join local author Virginia Frances Schwartz as she discusses her new historical fiction novel, "Among the Fallen." Critics are calling it a Dickensian #MeToo novel that calls out the lingering need for women's rights. The novel is for ages 14 and up with crossover appeal for adult audiences.


Nov
23
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author: "Abandoned Queens" by Richard Panchyk

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

There are many places in Queens where traces of the past linger, haunting reminders of the way things used to be, sometimes hidden and sometimes in plain sight. Join us as author Richard Panchyk takes us on a journey through time to discover some of “Abandoned Queens.”

Books will be available for sale and signing.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Bayside Community Library has:

  • 14 public computers
  • Wireless access for laptops.(For wireless access information see Wireless Policy)
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Bayside Community Library include:

  • Japanese (DVDs and Cassettes)
  • Chinese or Ni HaoKorean or Hannara
  • Korean or Hannara
  • French (DVDs)
  • Hindi (DVDs & Videos)
  • Spanish
  • Italian

 

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

  • Black Experience
  • Community History
  • Gardening
  • Classical Music

 


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
Chabad of Bayside
26-06 213th Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 279-1457
Flushing YMCA Bayside Program Center
214-13 35th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-5972
Happy Time Nursery School
42-36 209th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 224-2220
Kids Kampus
45-63 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-8310
Noah's Ark Progressive Learning Center
38-20 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-4251
Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers
61-58 Spring Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11359
phone: (718) 352-8971

Community Board
Community Board District # 11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-1054
fax: (718) 225-4514
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bayside Business Association
PO Box 241
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-2277
Bayside Hills Civic Association
PO Box 640246
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 961-5550
Bayside Historical Society
PO Box 133
Fort Totten NY , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548
Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 939-0647
  

Fire Department
Engine 306
40-18 214 Place
Queens NY , 11361
Engine 326 Battalion 53
64-04 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11364
The Bay Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps
P.O. Box 610540
Bayside NY ,
phone: (718) 352- 2080 Emergency phone: (718) 352-1133
fax: (718)352-2080

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
182-19 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside NY , 11365
phone: (718) 670-1777
St. Mary's Hospital for Children
29-01 216 Street
Bayside NY , 11365
phone: (718) 281-8890
 

Local Newspapers
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Crocheron Park
33rd to 35th Avenue, Little Neck Bay
Fresh Meadows NY , 11366
Douglaston Park Golf Course
John Golden Park
215 Pl., S/O 32nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
  

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

Post Office
Bayside Annex Post Office
Bayside Post Office
Bay Terrace Post Office
Oakland Gardens Post Office
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary (PreK-8)
216-15 Peck Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church - School (PreK-8)
34-45 202nd Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-4434
Sacred Heart School (PreK-8)
216-01 38 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 631-4804
St. Francis Preparatory School (9-12)
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8810
St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
56-10 214th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 31 - The Bayside School (K-5)
211-45 46th Road
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8288
PS 41 - Crocheron School (K-5)
214-43 35 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8333
PS 46 - Alley Pond (K-5)
64-45 218th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8395
P.S. 130 - Early Childhood School For Science And Technology (PreK-3)
200-01 42 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718)357-6606
PS 162 John Golden School (K-5)
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 169 - Bay Terrace School (K-6)
18-25 212 Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 428-6160
PS 188 - Kingsbury School (K-5)
218-12 Hartland Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5768
PS 203 - The Oakland Gardens School (PreK-5)
53-11 Springfield Blvd
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8652
PS 205 - The Alexander Graham Bell School (K-5)
75-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5773

Public High Schools
Bayside High School (9-12)
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School (9-12)
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
MS 74-Nathaniel Hawthorne (6-8)
61-15 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 631-6800
MS 158-Marie Curie (6-9)
46-35 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8100
 

Senior Centers
Bayside Senior Center
221-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center
208-11 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 224-7888
 

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. Nily D. Rozic
RozicN@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: 718-358-6364
fax: 718-445-7868
Legislative Office 2209 Rayburn 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: 718-765-6675
Albany OfficeRoom 802, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: 518-455-2210
fax: 518-426-6736

History

Bayside first drew the attention of English and Dutch settlers almost 400 years ago. William Lawrence, the owner of a fleet of clipper ships used for the China trade, sailed into Little Neck Bay in 1644 and established the first settlement in Bayside. For many years Bayside was the political, social and cultural center of Metropolitan New York. During that time period the Lawrence family played dominant roles in the burgeoning town’s history and development. They were military heroes, mayors, and judges. One such family member, Judge Effingham Lawrence, is recognized as having given Bayside its name for its location by the ocean.

Bayside did not have any library services until June 4, 1906. The Queens Borough Public Library opened a branch on Bell Avenue with Miss Margaret J. Solon in charge. It was the smallest branch in the system, consisting of 2,300 volumes and less than 400 members. In 1911 the library was moved to Elsie Place where it stayed until its move in 1932 to Bell Boulevard.

In May 1965, the Bayside Library moved once again to a new, more spacious, well-lit building at 214-20 Northern Boulevard where its design lent itself to the storage and use of more books. In addition, a new multi-purpose room helped accommodate the growing needs of Bayside’s community with its programs for adults, teens and toddlers. This location remains its home today.