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Materials for the Arts
33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

Office & Gallery Hours

Office: Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Gallery: Monday - Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm

MFTA is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
  • Election Day
  • President’s Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Labor Day

Donation Drop-Off Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am to 2:45pm. Loading Dock closes at 3pm.

  • Please arrive by 2:45 to allow time to offload.

If you are arriving with a full truck, you must arrive at 2:30 with time to offload by 3pm.

  • Donations after 3:00pm will not be accepted.

Recipient Shopping Hours

Recipients may visit the MFTA warehouse for supplies by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled online and are available during the following times:

  • Tuesdays: 9:30am to 12:00pm (Shopping ends at 1:15pm; Warehouse closes at 1:45pm)
  • Thursdays: 1:30pm to 4:30pm (Shopping ends at 5:30pm; Warehouse closes at 5:45pm)
  • First Monday of every month: 3:30pm to 5:00pm (Warehouse closes at 5:45pm)

Recipient shopping hours are subject to change at any time.

Public Transit
MFTA is located near these subway stations:
N and Q trains at 39th Avenue
R and M trains at 36th Street (exit at rear of station if on train from Manhattan)
E train at Queens Plaza (about a 10 minute walk to MFTA)

Nearest Accessible Station
Queens Plaza E/R/M
Elevator at corner of Queens Plaza South and Jackson Avenue.
Bus connections: B62, Q32, Q60, Q101, Q102

For any inquiries regarding access please contact:

Please use an online mapping service such as Google Maps for detailed driving directions.

Parking is no longer available in the building.
There is on-street parking and commercial lots in the area.


Photo Credit: Barbara Korein/Materials for the Arts
P-Credit (+30) Courses:
Learn how free supplies from Materials for the Arts can be creatively reused to make engaging projects for lessons in all content areas. During these studio-style courses, teachers focus on developing lesson plans, aligned with the Arts Blueprint and Common Core Standards for their own students.
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