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Cooling centers in Queens and tips on beating the heat


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

With a heat advisory in effect for the city until 8 p.m. on Friday, July 18, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is advising New Yorkers to take special precautions and help the vulnerable during the hot weather.

Here is a list of cooling centers in Queens, which will remain open through Sunday, July 21, and tips on how to beat the heat from the (OEM).

Cooling Centers:

Bayside, Fresh Meadows, Murray Hill

Bayside Library
214-20 Northern Boulevard
(718) 229-1834

East Flushing Library
196-36 Northern Boulevard
(718) 357-6643

Bay Terrace Library
18-36 Bell Boulevard
(718) 423-7004

Selfhelp Clearview Neighborhood Senior Center
208-11 26 Avenue
(718) 224-7888

Bayside Neighborhood Senior Center
221-15 Horace Harding Expressway
(718) 225-1144

Auburndale Library
25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard
(718) 352-2027

Fresh Meadows Library
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway
(718) 454-7272

Hillcrest Library
187-05 Union Turnpike
(718) 454-2786

McGoldrick Library
155-06 Roosevelt Avenue (off Northern Blvd)
(718) 461-1616

Windsor Park Library
79-50 Bell Boulevard
(718) 468-8300

Pomonok Library
158-21 Jewel Avenue
(718) 591-4343

Pomonok Neighborhood Senior Center
67-09 Kissena Boulevard
(718) 591-3377

Astoria

Steinway Library
21-45 31 Street
(718) 728-1965

Astoria Library
14-01 Astoria Boulevard
(718) 278-2220

Broadway Library
40-20 Broadway
(718) 721-2462

Hanac JVL Ditmosis Neighborhood Senior Center
27-40 Hoyt Avenue South
(212) 840-8005

Raices Astoria Neighborhood Senior Center
21-21 30 Drive
(718) 726-9642

Jefferson Houses Neighborhood Senior Center
2205 1 Avenue
(212)828-6104

Astoria Corps Community Center
45-18 Broadway
718-721-9046

CCNS Peter Dellamonica Senior Center
23-56 Broadway
(718) 626 – 1500

Long Island City

Long Island City Library
37-44 21 Street
(718) 752-3700

Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center
10-25 41 Avenue
718-784-7447

Court Square Library
25-01 Jackson Avenue
(718) 937-2790

Hanac Ravenswood Neighborhood Senior Center
34-35A 12 Street
(718) 786-1550

Elmhurst/Jackson Heights

Elmhurst Library
85-08 51 Avenue
(718) 271-1020

Jackson Heights Library
35-51 81 Street
(718) 899-2500

East Elmhurst Library
95-06 Astoria Boulevard
(718) 424-2619

Queens Temple Corps Community Center
86-07 35 Avenue
718-335-3693

Catherine Sheridan Neighborhood Senior Center
35-24 83 Street
(718) 458-4600

Elmcor Neighborhood Senior Center
98-19 Astoria Boulevard
(718) 457-9757

Corona Library
38-23 104 Street
(718) 426-2844

Langston Hughes Library
100-01 Northern Boulevard
(718) 651-1100

Florence E. Smith Neighborhood Senior Center
102-19 34 Avenue
(718) 899-0553

Sunnyside and Woodside

Sunnyside Library
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue
(718) 784-3033

Sunnyside Community Senior Center
43-31 39 Street
(718) 784 6173

Woodside Senior Center
50-37 Newtown Road
(718) 932-6916

Woodside Library
54-22 Skillman Avenue
(718) 429-4700

Maspeth

Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center
69-61 Grand Avenue
(718) 429-3636

Maspeth Library
69-70 Grand Avenue
(718) 639-5228

Newtown Italian Neighborhood Senior Center
83-20 Queens Boulevard
(718) 335-7272

Jamaica, Queens Village and Richmond Hill

Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center
78-15 Jamaica Avenue
(718) 847-9200

Hillcrest Senior Center
168-01 B Hillside Avenue
(718) 297-7171

Baisley Park Library
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard
(718) 529-1590

Cambria Heights Library
218-13 Linden Boulevard
(718) 528-3535

Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
(718) 990-0700

Hollis Library
202-05 Hillside Avenue
(718) 465-7355

Laurelton Library
134-26 225 Street
(718) 528-2822

Queens Village Library
94-11 217 Street
(718) 776-6800

St. Albans Library
191-05 Linden Boulevard
(718) 528-8196

South Jamaica Library
108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
(718) 739-4088

South Hollis Library
204-01 Hollis Avenue
(718) 465-6779

Rosedale Library
144-20 243 Street
(718) 528 8490

Rochdale Village Library
169-09 137 Avenue
(718) 723-4440

Richmond Hill Library
118-14 Hillside Avenue
(718) 849-7150

Shelton SC
89-09 162 Street
(718) 657-7880

Brooks Memorial Neighborhood Senior Center
143-22 109 Avenue
(718) 291-3935

Woodhaven, Ozone Park and Howard Beach

Howard Beach Senior Center
83-09 157th Avenue
(718) 738-8100

Ozone Park Senior Center
103-02 101st Avenue
(718) 847-2100

Howard Beach Library
92-06 156 Avenue
(718) 641-7086

Lefferts Library
103-34 Lefferts Boulevard
(718) 843-5950

Ozone Park Library
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard
(718) 845-3127

Woodhaven Library
85-41 Forest Parkway
(718) 849-1010

South Ozone Park Library
128-16 Rockaway Boulevard
(718) 529-1660

Woodhaven Neighborhood Senior Center
78-15 Jamaica Avenue
(718) 847-9200

Teresa Moore Neighborhood Senior Center
2702 Linden Boulevard
(347) 663-7770

Cypress Hills Fulton St Neighborhood Senior Citizens Center
3208 Fulton Street
(718) 235-0064

Far Rockaway

Arverne Library
312 Beach 54 Street
(718) 634-4784

Broad Channel Library
16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard
(718) 318-4943

Far Rockaway Library
1637 Central Avenue
(718) 327-2549

Peninsula Library
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
(718) 990-8502

Young Israel Wavecrest/Bayswater Senior Center
27-16 Healy Avenue
(718) 327-0297

JASA Brookdale Neighborhood Senior Center
131 Beach 19 Street
(718) 471-3200

Sorrentino Recreation Center
18-48 Cornaga Avenue
(718) 471-4818

Rockaway Park Neighborhood Senior Center
106-20 Shorefront Parkway, Suite 300
(718) 634-3044

JASA Roy Reuther Senior Center
711 Seagirt Avenue
(718) 471-3110

Douglaston/Little Neck/Floral Park

Bellerose Library
250-06 Hillside Avenue
(718) 831-8644

Douglaston/Little Neck Library
249-01 Northern Boulevard
(718) 225-8414

Glen Oaks Library
256-04 Union Turnpike
(718) 831-8636

North Hills Library
57-04 Marathon Parkway
(718) 225-3550

SNAP Innovative Senior Center
80-45 Winchester Boulevard
(718) 831-8644

Samuel Field Neighborhood Senior Center
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
(718) 225-6750

Rego Park/Forest Hills

Briarwood Library
85-12 Main Street
(718) 658-1680

Forest Hills Library
108-19 71 Avenue
(718) 268-7934

Kew Garden Hills Library
71-34 Main Street
(718) 261-6654

Lefrak City Library
98-30 57 Avenue
(718) 592-7677

North Forest Park Library
98-27 Metropolitan Avenue
(718) 261-5512

Rego Park Library
91-41 63 Drive
(718) 459-5140

Queens Valley Neighborhood Senior Center
141-55 77 Avenue
(718) 263-6995

Selfhelp Austin Street Neighborhood Senior Center
106-06 Queens Boulevard
(718) 520-8197

Forest Hills Neighborhood Senior Center/Young Israel, Inc.
68-07 Burns Street
(718) 520-2305

Forest Hills Neighborhood Senior Center/Queens Community House, Inc.
108-25 62 Drive
(718) 699-1010

Ridgewood and Middle Village

Glendale Library
78-60 73 Place
(718) 821-4980

Middle Village Library
72-31 Metropolitan Avenue
(718) 326-1390

Ridgewood Library
20-12 Madison Street
(718) 821-4770

Middle Village Neighborhood Senior Center
69-10 75 Street
(718) 894-3441

Ridgewood Older Adult Neighborhood Senior Center
59-14 70 Avenue
(718) 456-2000

Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center
68-52 Fresh Pond Road
(718) 497-2908

Ridgewood Citadel Corps Community Center
69-23 Cypress Hills Street
(718) 497-4356

Flushing, College Point and Whitestone

Flushing Library
41-17 Main Street
(718) 661-1200

Poppenhusen Library
121-23 14 Avenue
(718) 359-1102

Whitestone Library
151-10 14 Road
(718) 767-8010

CPC Nan Shan Neighborhood Senior Center
136-18 39 Avenue
(718) 358-3030

Selfhelp Latimer Neighborhood Senior Center
34-30 137 Street
(718) 961-3660

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center
45-25 Kissena Boulevard
(718) 454-2100

Flushing Corps Community Center
142-50 32 Avenue
(718) 762-9613

Hanac Angelo Petromelis Neighborhood Senior Center
13-28 123 Street
(718) 961-0344

 

To help beat the beat, here are some tips from the New York City Office of Emergency Management:

  • If possible, stay out of the sun. When in the sun, wear sunscreen (at least SPF 15) and a hat to protect your face and head.
  • Use an air conditioner if you have one. Set the thermostat no lower than 78 degrees.
  • If you do not have an air conditioner, keep rooms well-ventilated with open windows and fans. Consider going to a public pool, air-conditioned store, mall, movie theater, or cooling center.
  • Fans work best at night, when they can bring in cooler air from outside.
  • Make a special effort to check on your neighbors during a heat wave, especially if they are seniors, young children, and people with special needs. Many older New Yorkers live alone and could suffer unnecessarily in the heat because they are isolated from friends and family.
  • Seniors and others who may be sensitive to extreme heat should contact friends, neighbors, or relatives at least twice a day during a heat wave.
  • Drink fluids – particularly water – even if you do not feel thirsty.* Avoid beverages containing alcohol, caffeine, or high amounts of sugar.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible.
  • Never leave children, pets, or those who require special care in a parked car during periods of intense summer heat.
  • Avoid strenuous activity, especially during the sun’s peak hours – 11 AM to 4 PM. If you must engage in strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, usually in the morning between 4 AM and 7 AM.
  • Cool showers or baths may be helpful, but avoid extreme temperature changes. Never take a shower immediately after becoming overheated – extreme temperature changes may make you ill, nauseated, or dizzy.
  • During heat emergencies, the City may open cooling centers. If cooling centers are open, call 311 (TTY: 212-504-4115) or locate a center online.

*People with heart, kidney or liver disease, or on fluid restricted diets should check with their doctors before increasing fluid intake.