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Apr
24
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This program for children ages 1-3 and their parents or other adult caregivers includes stories, finger plays, nursery rhymes, songs, flannel board stories, and circle activities. This program runs all year long.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Silly Drawings

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us as we make silly drawings where each person takes a turn drawing different body parts on one drawing.


Apr
25
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Adult Book Club

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Joins us for a lively discussion of "The Museum of Extraordinary Things" by Alice Hoffman.


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Apr
26
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Picture Book Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 and under and their parents or other adult caregivers are welcome for storytelling, music, and games. This program runs all year long.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Friday STEAM

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Craft Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Children are invited to stop by and make a fun craft!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Adult Computer Class

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Adults are welcome at our classes on computer basics, Microsoft Word, and the Internet. Space is limited and preregistration is required in person.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Create Your Own Comics

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us as we create our own comics. We provide the supplies; you supply your creativity.


May
3
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Friday at the Movies

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Come join us on Friday at the movies. Movies are rated G or PG.

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

Additional Dates


May
22
4:00PM

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4:30PM

High School & College Acceptance Get-Together

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of Ozone Park middle and high school students as they move on to high school and college. Come in and proudly show off the paraphernalia of your new schools.


May
23
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Adult Book Club

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for a lively discussion of "In the Midst of Winter" by Isabel Allende.


May
30
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Fused Glass Jewelry Making Workshop for Adults

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

Learn about and make fused glass jewelry. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; class is limited to 20 participants.


Jun
6
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate Holi, Indian Spring Festival

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

The Srijan Dance Center invites you to celebrate Holi, the Indian celebration of the arrival of spring with a performance of music, celebration dances, and a storytelling performance depicting good over evil.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
13
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Create Your Own Jewelry Box: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

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

Phyllis Ger teaches you how to create a beautiful jewelry box, to keep or give as a gift, in different shapes from materials you might have discarded. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.


Jun
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Bring Your Story: Traditional Music and Dance from Ecuador

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Ayazamana Dance Group presents traditional dance with authentic music and costumes from different regions of Ecuador.


Jun
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Frogs, Bugs & Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

This program features frogs, bugs, chinchillas, and a chicken. Learn about where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. This program is for ages 6 to 12.


Jun
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

A Universe of Stories with Storyteller Ria Alexander

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join Alexair Dreams in an exciting show about space, rockets, and the solar system! Participants will explore the universe; it's sure to be an "out of this world" experience! Space is limited. Pre-registration is required for ages 6-9.


Jul
11
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.'s Mobile Office Hours

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is hosting library office hours to listen to constituent/community concerns and to make his office more accessible to the public.

5:30PM - 7PM
Thursday, August 16: Glendale temporary space
Thursday, September 6: Broad Channel
Thursday, September 20: Middle Village
Thursday, September 27: Seaside
Thursday, October 4: North Forest Park
Thursday, October 11: Ozone Park
Thursday, October 18: Howard Beach
Thursday, October 25: Kew Gardens Hills


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Ozone Park Community Library has:

  • 3 Adult public access computers
  • 2 Juvenile public access computers
  • 1 dedicated catalog computer workstation
  • Public access computers are available for half-hour time slots. Please register at the reference desks for the next available slot.
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Ozone Park Community Library include:

  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Polish

 


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
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
A to Z Learning Center
123-17 Jamaica Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11418
phone: (718) 805-0544
Community Learning Center
85-15 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 843-4312
Heart Share Services of New York Preschool
115-15 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11419
phone: (718) 441-4153
Heartshare Human Services of New York #3
118-01 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11419
phone: (718) 805-0571
My Precious Angels
81-05 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 843-4302
Once Upon a Time Inc.
87-61 111th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11418
phone: (718) 846-4691
Playmates Nursery Inc.
131-13 Liberty Av
Ozone Park NY , 11419
phone: (718) 845-4549
Up the Ladder
80-11 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 843-4349
Very Important Day Care Corp.
95-06 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 641-4123
Very Important People II
132-45 Crossbay Boulevard
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 843-4349
  

Community Board
Queens Community Board District # 9
120-55 Queens Boulevard Room 310-A
Kew Gardens NY , 11424
phone: (718) 286-2686
fax: (718) 286-2685
  

Community Organizations & Services
US Railroad Retirement Board
Catholic Charities
94-17 84th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 296-1172
Safe Space NYC (Children and Family Services)
157-02 Crossbay Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11416
phone: (718) 641-3528
First Step Early Childhood Center
115-15 101st Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11419
phone: (718) 441-5333
BFFY Ozone Park Senior Center
103-12 101 Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 847-2100
New York Families for Autistic Children
95-16 Pitkin Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 641-3441
fax: (718) 641-4452
Hope for the Disabled Kids
103-59 100th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 843-9363
fax: (718) 845-3755
Armstrong Residence (branch of Association for Help of Retarded Children)
9520 95th St.
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 835-5911
 

Fire Department
West Hamilton Beach Fire Station
102-33 Davenport Ct.
Jamaica NY , 11414
phone: (718) 843-1716
Engine 285 Ladder 142
103-19 98th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
 

Local Hospitals
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
8900 Van Wyck Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11418
phone: (718) 206-8000
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Tribune
174-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718)357-7400
Forum South
132-43 87th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 845-3221
fax: (718) 738-7645
Queens Chronicle
62-33 Woodland Boulevard
Rego Park NY , 11374-7769
phone: (718) 205-8000
fax: (718) 205-0150
Neighborhood News
PO Box 366
Island Park NY , 11558-0366
phone: (718) 889-9007
fax: (516) 431-5990
Queens Pennysaver Inc.
108-14 Crossbay Boulevard
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 843-5878
Forum Courier
137-05 Crossbay Boulevard
Ozone Park NY , 11417

Parks and Playgrounds
Centerville Playground
96th and Centerville Streets
Ozone Park NY ,
Ampere Playground
101st Av and 82nd Street
Ozone Park NY ,
John Adams Playground
133 Ave. 101 to 103 Streets
Ozone Park NY ,
London Planetree Playground
88th Street and Liberty Ave
Police Officer Demutis Playground
102nd Street and Liberty Avenue
 

Police Department
106th Precinct
103-51 101st Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718)845-2211
  

Post Office
Ozone Park Finance
9111 Liberty Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11417-9993
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Mary Gate of Heaven School
101-20 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 846-0689
fax: (718) 846-1059
St. Mary Gate of Heaven Children's School
101-17 103rd Street
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 846-3773
Saint Elizabeth School
94-01 85th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 641-6990
Second Opportunity School
82-01 Rockaway Boulevard
Ozone Park NY ,
Nativity-Blessed Virgin Mary
101-60 92nd Street
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 845-3074
Little Dolphin School
107-01 Crossbay Boulevard
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 641-7754
St. Stanislaus Blessed Martyr School
90-01 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 845-3188
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 65
103-22 99th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 323-1685
Old South PS 63
90-15 Sutter Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 845-7560
Joseph P. Addabo PS 64
82-01 101 Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 845-2890
PS 108 School
108-10 109th Avenue
Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 641-4956
  

Public High Schools
John Adams High School
101-01 Rockaway Blvd.
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 332-0500
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Elizabeth Blackwell School (IS 210)
93-11 101st Ave
Ozone Park NY , 11416
phone: (718) 845-5942
America's School of Heroes
109-15 98th Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 659-0471
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Eric Ulrich
EUlrich@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 93-06 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY, 11416
phone: (718) 738-1083
fax: (718) 738-1918
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1555
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7069
NYS Assembly
Hon. Stacey Pheffer Amato
AmatoS@nyassembly.gov
District Office 95-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach NY, 11693
phone: (718) 945-9550
fax: (718) 945-9549
Albany Office LOB, Room 827
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4292
fax: (518) 455-4723
NYS Senate
Hon. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
Addabbo@nysenate.gov
District Office 159-53 102nd Street
Howard Beach NY, 11414
phone: (718) 738-1111
fax: (718) 322-5760
Albany Office Room 613, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2322
fax: (518) 426-6875
US Congress
Hon. Hakeem Jeffries
District Office 55 Hanson Place, Suite 603
Brooklyn NY, 11217
phone: (718) 237-2211
fax: (718) 237-2273
Legislative Office 1607 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-5936
fax: (202) 225-1018
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Developed from farmland south of Woodhaven in 1882, Ozone Park was the brainchild of two land developers, Benjamin Hitchcock and Charles C. Denton. It was named for the “ozone,” the clean, fresh air of the ocean and bay. Purchasers of tracts of land sold by Hitchcock and Denton enjoyed the new area along the New York, Woodhaven and Rockaway Railroad leading to Howard Beach and Rockaway Beach. Ozone Park earned its own railroad stop on this train route, south of 101st Avenue. Early residents were the first to experience the thrill of riding the elevated train over the water to spend the day at the beach. Hitchcock and Denton then expanded the area of Ozone Park south, east and north till Ozone Park was double its original size. In 1889, Ozone Park was given its own post office with Enos H. McArthur as the first postmaster. 1896 brought the development of Ozone Park Heights as far south as Rockaway Blvd. The area was popular for housing development because of the easy and inexpensive train commute into Manhattan.

Ozone Park’s claim to fame is the largest thoroughbred racing track in the United States, Aqueduct Racetrack. This developed out of the Centerville Race Track and the Union Race Track of the 1880’s. Man o’War and the Seabiscuit of the book and movie were among the famous horses that raced in Aqueduct.

SOURCES:
Seyfried, Vincent F. The Story of Woodhaven and Ozone Park,

Queens Community Series, Woodhaven, NY 1985, pp. 61-63

Newsday.com Long Island Our Story http://newsday.com/community/guide/lihistor

The first library service in Ozone Park began as the Ozone Park Free Circulating Library. It was founded in 1896 by the Women’s Club of Ozone Park and one year later was funded and supported by annual membership dues from a new library association. On January 1, 1901 the library united with the new Queens Borough Public Library. Its first recorded circulation was 7023 books and 385 borrowers. The library’s location was moved many times over these first few years but every location remained close to 101st Avenue near the present Woodhaven Blvd.

In 1929 the library took over the auditorium of the hall owned by the Woodhaven Exempt Volunteer Fireman’s Association on 101st Avenue. Firemen’s trophies adorned the building and added to the excitement. In 1953 this building was sold to the Catholic Church and the library moved to a former supermarket. Its current location was erected in 1975 and established as a branch library in 1976.

SOURCE: “Survey of Ozone Park, December 1962,” Ozone Park, Region IV. Unpublished data retained by branch.