Directory: Community

  • Andrews Grove Park (aka Shady Park)

    49 Ave. bet. 5 St. and Vernon Blvd

    Andrews Grove Park is a NYC Park and it was named for John F. Andrews (1896-1980) "to do honor to the memory of one active in the civic affairs of the Borough of Queens during his lifetime." Mr. Andrews was born in Long Island City.  Andrews Grove Park was originally set to be a school as early as 1900, but the BOE decided a school wasn't necessary!! 

    Monday-Sunday NYC Park Hours:

    Parks:    Sunrise to 1 AM
    Playgrounds: 8 AM to Dusk

    Dogs in NYC Parks

  • Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School

    35-12 35th Ave, 718-361-9920

    Founded by Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto in 2001, the school resides in Astoria across the street from the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Studios.  It offers a specialized program in the arts and has a competitive academic program.  The state of the art facility includes an 800-seat concert hall, dance studios, art studios, recording and practice rooms and a film studio with editing suites.  Selection is based on a competitive audition and evaluation of academic records.


  • Friends of Gantry Neighborhood Parks at Hunter’s Point


    This wonderful organization of committed Hunter's Point neighbors cares for the trees throughout the neighborhood.  They have Cleanup Days and Pruning and Planting Days and they even leave time for fun at their garden parties and breakfasts in Gantry Plaza State Park.  If you are a proud gardener or even someone who wants to get started, reach out because there is plenty to do and lots of good people to meet!


  • Gantry Plaza State Park

    4-09 47th Road @ Centre Blvd, 718- 786-6385

    Gantry Plaza State Park is a 12-acre NY State Park that has been built on the Banks of the East River.  The Gantries, vestiages of NYC's manufacturing and shipping history, greet visitors to the park's piers.  The park has killer views of the East River, Manhattan skyline and NYC landmarks such as the United Nations, Empire State and Chrysler Buildings

    NYS Parks Hours:

    Park hours and facility operations are subject to change. A guideline is:

    Monday-Sunday: 8:00am to 10:00pm

    NYS Parks & Pets

    Pier 1:  March 1 - September 1: 7:30 am - 9:30 am & from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

  • Hunter’s Point Community Park

    48th Avenue between 5th Street and Vernon Boulevard

    The park sits at the Gateway to the Queens West Development and includes areas for sitting,three basketball courts, two handball courts and a small park for toddlers.

  • LIC Community Garden

    49th Avenue between Vernon and 5th Street

    Garden Hours:

    Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Saturday 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    Sunday 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • LIC High School

    14-30 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106, 718-545-7095

    Located in Astoria, their Programs include 18 AP Classes,  Honors Program, Opera and Orchestra, Dance and Theatre, Visual Arts and 8 Foreign Languages.  Facilities include an Olympic-sized Pool, a Culinary Arts Program and academies with Small Learning Communities.

  • LIC Kids Enrichment Center

    5-02 50th Avenue, 718.392.KIDS (5437)

    Long Island City Kids is a Children Enrichment Center enrolling children from many areas of Queens and mid-Manhattan.  They provide physical, intellectual and socially enriching experience for all kids. They offer creative and innovative classes for babies, toddlers and children in music, gym, art, ballet, creative dance, chess, martial arts. They also offer a pre-school for 2-4 year olds, an after-school program for 3-10 year olds, swimming camps and birthday parties.


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