our community story

In 1898, the Brinkerhoff School, now Maspeth Town Hall, was built on 72nd Street. The one-and-a-half story wooden schoolhouse was built on land given by the Brinkerhoff Family, early Dutch settlers of Queens County. The Brinkerhoff School served the

newest section of the village of Maspeth until 1932, when its students were transferred to the new school, I.S. 73 built on a nearby site. Then for almost 40 years, the building housed NYPD's 112th Precinct. Twice abandoned, the building fell into a state of deterioration. Concerned citizens, under the leadership of Marge Markey formed a coalition of private, business and

government interests to save the historic structure. 


Maspeth Town Hall is now a thriving community center providing a variety of services including After School Programs, Summer Camp, Mommy & Me Toddler groups, Senior classes in Art, Chair Yoga and Tai Chi and more cultural and recreational activities. Maspeth Town Hall continues to grow due to the love, support, and time given by so many over the past decades. We serve families from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds, regardless of their economic status. We are proud of our professional staff and very appreciative of the dedicated volunteers who work together for the good of the community!

Listen to Maspeth Town Hall founder, Margaret Markey, and her words during the 110th anniversary of Maspeth Town Hall below!

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executive staff

Eileen Reilly

Executive Director

sean kearney

Director of Operations

board of directors

Robert aiello, esq.


madeline lafauce

First Vice President

eileen hagen

Second Vice President

james f. o'kane


leonard masone, esq.

Recording Secretary

mary ellen beirne

Corresponding Secretary

june osman

joseph papavero

kenneth rudzewick

maryanna zero

laura zimmermann

dennis cappello, esq.

barbara pRYor, esq.