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Forest Hills

Super Cinema Saturday

Kids ages 5 and up and their special grownups can sit back and enjoy a great full-length feature film each Saturday at 2:30 in the comfort of Forest Hills's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies--and it's all free!

Dec 16 @ 2:30 PM

Toddler Story Time I

Toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/adult caregivers will hear stories, sing songs, and do lots of fingerplays and movement games while enhancing their early-literacy skills in a fun, warm environment! Preregistration isn't required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

Dec 20 @ 10:15 AM

Toddler Story Time I

Toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/adult caregivers will hear stories, sing songs, and do lots of finger plays and movement games while enhancing their early-literacy skills in a fun, warm environment!
Preregistration is not required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

Jan 3 @ 10:15 AM, Jan 10 @ 10:15 AM, Jan 17 @ 10:15 AM, Jan 24 @ 10:15 AM, Jan 31 @ 10:15 AM

Dec
15
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join the Friday film forum at Forest Hills.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join the Friday film forum at Forest Hills.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Fun Friday: Board Games & More!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6 and up: Come play board and card games -- and more -- after school in the Children's Room!
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Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Dec
15
3:45PM

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5:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 11-13

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 11-13 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.


Dec
16
10:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Line Dancing with Angie

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Don’t sit on the sidelines! Join us and learn the latest line dances. It’s lots of fun and definitely great exercise, too!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Super Saturday Morning

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids of all ages and their special grownups are invited to have fun on Saturday mornings with coloring pages, board games, jigsaw puzzles, blocks and Legos--and the occasional craft!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up and their special grownups can sit back and enjoy a great full-length feature film each Saturday at 2:30 in the comfort of Forest Hills's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies--and it's all free!


Dec
16
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in December for the following movies:

December 2: Pan (PG) (111 mins.)
December 9: Deep (PG) (92 mins.)
December 16: Nut Job 2 (PG) (91 mins.)

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Dec
16
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Broadway Show Tunes

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Enjoy this music program of classic Broadway shows such as "Les Miserables," "Phantom of the Opera," "Fiddler on the Roof" and more performed by pianist William Gati and vocalist Cassie Hawkins.


Dec
18
9:30AM

--to--

10:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers ages 3-17 months enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement games, books, and toys while their parents/adult caregivers socialize, make friends, and share parenting tips. Everyone has fun!

While online registration is not required, only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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Dec
18
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Tai Chi for Adults

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Practice Mirelle Netelle beginner's Tai Chi for health and well-being, using the five elements of qigong, sequences of Tai Chi forms, and 'push-hands.'


Dec
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Ballroom Dancing with Jing Chen

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Jing Chen studied ballroom dance at the school founded by internationally acclaimed dancers Mr. and Mrs. Lu Ming Da. Mr. Chen is a skilled instructor who will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and offer training for more advanced students.


Dec
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Poetry Circle

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

A discussion group to read and offer close readings of a different iconic American poet's work each month. November: Slyvia Plath, Dec: John Ashbery.


Dec
20
10:15AM

--to--

10:45AM

Toddler Story Time I

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/adult caregivers will hear stories, sing songs, and do lots of fingerplays and movement games while enhancing their early-literacy skills in a fun, warm environment! Preregistration isn't required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!


Dec
20
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Story Time II

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/adult caregivers will hear stories, sing songs, and do lots of fingerplays and movement games while enhancing their early-literacy skills in a fun, warm environment! Preregistration isn't required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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Dec
20
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Picture Books for Preschoolers

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years and parents/adult caregivers will hear delightful stories, learn rhymes, sing songs, do fingerplays and movement games--and more, including STEM activities and occasional crafts--while youngsters develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills. PREREGISTRATION IS A MUST--first come, first served--beginning Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Ask the children's librarians for details.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
21
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
21
6:30PM

--to--

7:45PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 4-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word. Spectators also welcome. Each month will bring a different featured reader. For November: Anum Sattar. For December: Sarah M. Sala.


Dec
26
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Forest Hills Spelling Bee (Grades 5 & 6)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Forest Hills Library invites all 5th- and 6th-graders to enter the 2017 Forest Hills Library Spelling Bee. Winners will be eligible to enter the big Spelling Bee competition at our Central Library, in Spring 2018, to compete with winning students from other Queens neighborhoods.
PREREGISTRATION IS A MUST -- first come, first served -- beginning Monday, November 13, 2017. Please ask the children's librarians for details.


Dec
27
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Maker Day: Explore + Make + Share

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

Explore, create, and share your observations as you build with cardboard, tape, and all types of containers. Open to kids 7 and up.


Dec
28
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Winter Movie Screening: Disney's "Frozen"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Don’t let the cold outside bother you...join us for a screening of Disney’s “Frozen” (rated PG, 108 minutes). Watch with your friends - and feel free to sing along!


Dec
28
5:00PM

--to--

6:15PM

Queens Stamp Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Philatelists meet to discuss their hobby.


Jan
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Ballroom Dancing with Jing Chen

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Jing Chen studied ballroom dance at the school founded by internationally acclaimed dancers Mr. and Mrs. Lu Ming Da. Mr. Chen is a skilled instructor who will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and offer training for more advanced students.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
10:15AM

--to--

10:45AM

Toddler Story Time I

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/adult caregivers will hear stories, sing songs, and do lots of finger plays and movement games while enhancing their early-literacy skills in a fun, warm environment!
Preregistration is not required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Story Time II

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/adult caregivers will hear stories, sing songs, and do lots of fingerplays and movement games while enhancing their early-literacy skills in a fun, warm environment!

Preregistration is not required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Fun Friday: Board Games & More!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up: Come play board and card games -- and more -- after school in the Children's Room!

**MCD please add image**

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
10:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Line Dancing with Angie

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Don't sit on the sidelines! Join us and learn the latest line dances. It's lots of fun and definitely great exercise too!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Super Saturday Morning

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids of all ages and their special grownups are invited to have fun on Saturday mornings with coloring pages, board games, jigsaw puzzles, blocks and Legos--and the occasional craft!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!

Join us in January for the following movies:

January 6: Cinderella (PG) (112 mins.)
January 13: The LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG) (90 mins.)
January 20: Despicable Me 3 (PG) (90 mins.)
January 27: My Little Pony: The Movie (PG) (99 mins.)

**MCD please add movie poster images**

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
9:30AM

--to--

10:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers ages 3-17 months enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement games.

Preregistration is not required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Picture Books for Preschoolers

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years and parents/adult caregivers will hear delightful stories, learn rhymes, sing songs, do fingerplays and movement games--and more, including STEM activities and occasional crafts--while youngsters develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills. PREREGISTRATION IS A MUST--first come, first served--beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Ask the children's librarians for details.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
11
4:45PM

--to--

6:00PM

Queens Stamp Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Philatelists meet to discuss their hobby.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
20
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Meet the Author: "A Mortal Likeness" by Laura Joh Rowland

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Local resident Laura Joh Rowland is a former aerospace scientist, painter, cartoonist and the award-winning author of the samurai detective Sano Ichirō mystery series set in seventeenth-century Japan. Her newest series, set in Victorian England, features Miss Sarah Bain who runs a private detective agency with her friends, Lord Hugh Staunton and former street urchin Mick O'Reilly.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Jan
24
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Wellness Workshop: Coping with Insomnia

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

More than 10% of people in the United States suffer from chronic insomnia. Sleeplessness can result in ongoing fatigue, irritability, poor concentration and increased risk of serious illnesses. In this workshop, we will look at some common causes of sleeplessness, including physical tension, chronic pain, stress, and anxiety. We will learn and practice some sleep-enhancing thoughts and behaviors to help us get the peaceful rest we need. All are welcome.


Jan
25
6:30PM

--to--

7:45PM

Open Mic & Reading Series

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library celebrates its talented community members in a monthly combination Reading Series and Open Mic Night at Forest Hills Library. Community performers are welcome to share their talents in a 4-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word. Spectators are also welcome. Features include (Jan) Cindy Tran, (Feb) Tala Abu Rahmeh, (March) Shara Hardeson, (April) Marigo Farr, and (May) Avra Wing.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 11-13

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 11-13 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
3
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chinese New Year Performance

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a memorable performance by the singing group and Silver dancing group of the Austin Senior Center with special guest, Ying Tang, to celebrate Chinese New Year.


Feb
10
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

Gift from the Jazz Giants

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Pianist Ayaka Shirasaki performs the works of Bud Powell, thelonious Monk and Bill Evans.


Feb
10
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

A Tribute to Ellington and Strayhorn

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

NY based jazz pianist/composer Ayako Shirasaki performs the works of celebrated American composer/pianist /bandleader "Duke" Ellington and American composer/pianist Billy Strayhorn.


Feb
12
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Broken Heart Week Care Cafe: Finding your Life's Passion and Purpose

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Now is the perfect time to focus on you. What makes you happy? What inspires you? What steps do you need to take to help your dreams come true? Come learn from experts and enjoy a Care Cafe, presented by Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Light refreshments will be served.


Mar
7
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This time of year may have you feeling unlike yourself. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects approximately 3 million Americans each year. Join us for this health program which discusses SAD, its symptoms, impact and more. A de-stress activity will be included.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Forest Hills Community Library has:

  • 28 public computers for adult and young adult customers
  • 6 public computers for the children
  • free internet acces
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Community Library include:

  • International musical CD collection
  • New York Times and Wall Street Journal on microfilm
  • non-English language DVDs and VHS tapes

 


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
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Beth Gavriel
75-24 Grand Central Parkway
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-7558
E.C.L.C. of Queens, Inc.
71-12 112 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Forest Hills Jewish Center
106-06 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 263-7000
Forest Hills Presbyterian Day School
70-35 112 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-8546
Happy Childhood
66-05 108 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
J.CC.A. Forest Hills Day Care
108-05 68 Road
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Lucky Stars of Forest Hills
68-38 Yellowstone Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-6400
She-Arit T Zion
66-05 108 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Central Queens YM&YWHA
67-09 108 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718)268-5011
Forest Hills Nursery and Kindergarten
108-56 69 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11375
phone: (718) 544-3692
Montessori School of Forest Hills Incorporated
67-04 Austin Street
Flushing NY , 11375
phone: (718) 275-0173
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 6
72-05 Yellowstone Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 263-9250
fax: (718) 263-2211
  

Community Organizations & Services
Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1123
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-6565
Forest Hills Community and Civic Association
P.O. Box 754053
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 997-7014
The Forest Hills Players (live theatre)
71-11 112th Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 261-2900
The Gingerbread Players and Jack (live theatre)
67-66 108th Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 263-4078
  

Fire Department
Engine Company 305 Ladder 151
111-02 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
  

Local Hospitals
North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills
102-01 66 Road
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 830-4778
Parkway Hospital
70-35 113th Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 990-4100
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Yellowstone Park
Between 68 Avenue and 68 Road
Forest Park—Jackson Pond Playground
108th Street & Myrtle Avenue
Forest Hills NY , 11375
JHS 190 Playground (Russell Sage)
68 Avenue, Booth to Austin Streets
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Leo Ehrenreich-Austin Street Playground
Austin St Bet 76 Ave & 76 Drive
Forest Hills NY , 11375
PS 196 Playground (Grand Central)
Grand Central Pkwy Bet 71 & 72 Avenues
Forest Hills NY , 11375
 

Police Department
112th Precinct
68-40 Austin Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 520-9311
  

Post Office
Forest Hills Post Office
10628 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 793-0151
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Kew Forest School (Kindergarten -12)
119-17 Union Turnpike
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-4657
Ezra Academy (Junior/Senior High School)
119-45 Union Turnpike
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 263-5500
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School (Elementary School)
72-55 Austin St.
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Machon Academy (Junior/Senior High School)
75-24 Grand Central Pkwy
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 793-8590
Midrash L’Man Achai (Junior/Senior High School)
71-02 113 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Mesivta Yesodei Yeshurun (Senior High School)
71-02 113 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 544-9462
Sha’Arei Zion Ohel Bracha (Elementary School)
66-35 108 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Yeshiva Binat Chaim for Boys (Senior High School)
75-24 Grand Central Pakkway
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 520-7775
Yeshiva Tifereth Moshe Dov Rev
71-02 113 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 544-5400

Public Elementary Schools
PS 101 School in the Garden (Q101)
2 Russell Place
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718)268-7231
fax: (718)575-3571
PS 144 Col. Jeromus Remsen (Q144)
93-02 69 Avenue
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-2775
fax: (718) 575-3734
PS 196 Grand Central Parkway (Q196)
71-25 113 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718)263-9770
fax: (718) 575-3934
PS 220 Edward Mandel (Q220)
62-10 108 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718)592-3030
fax: (718) 271-7642
  

Public High Schools
Forest Hills High School (Q440)
67-01 110 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-3137
fax: (718)793-7850
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 190 Russell Sage (Q190)
68-17 Austin Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718)830-4970
fax: (718)830-4960
  

Senior Centers
Central Queens YM-YW Hebrew Association
67-09 108 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-5011
Forest View Center for Rehab and Nursing
71-20 110 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Forest Hills Care Center
71-44 Yellowstone Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Forest Hills Senior Center
108-25 62 Dr.
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 699-1010
Fairview Nursing Care Center
69-70 Grand Central Parkway
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Selfhelp Consolidated Austin Street Senior Center
106-06 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Young Israel Forest Hills SR
68-07 Burns Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Karen Koslowitz
Koslowitz@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 118-35 Queens Blvd, 17th Floor
Forest Hills NY, 11375
phone: (718) 544-8800
fax: (718) 544-4452
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1872
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-6981
fax: (718) 544-4452
NYS Assembly
Hon. Andrew Hevesi
HevesiA@nyassembly.gov
District Office 70-50 Austin Street, Suite 110
Forest Hills NY, 11375
phone: (718) 263-5595
fax: (718) 263-5688
Albany Office LOB, Room 844
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4926
fax: (518) 455-5173
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Settled in 1652, Forest Hills was originally called Whitepot. The name, Whitepot, may have originated from a story that the area was purchased from Native Americans for the price of three white clay pots. Whitepot may have also stemmed from “put”, a Dutch word meaning pit or hollow, inspired by the presence of a dried up stream bed in Forest Hill’s landscape. The area evolved from six farms purchased by the Cord Meyer Development Company in 1906. A model residential community initially aimed at lower income residents, Forest Hills Gardens was created by the Russell Sage Foundation in 1909 and is integral to the Forest Hills area. The famous landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead, designed the development, and the suburban project changed into an exclusive community for the wealthy partly due to the success of the design. Forest Hills, the current name of the area, is derived from its close proximity to Forest Park and the hilly topography. Today, Forest Hills is a busy area bustling with up-scale shops, businesses, and residential neighborhoods.

On April 16, 1912, a traveling station library serving the area opened in a community drugstore. After the library's location was changed a few times, it was moved to a rented location on Austin Street. In 1942, the station became a branch library of the Queens Library system. The current Forest Hills building with 15,900 square feet of space, was opened on September 29, 1958, thanks to the efforts of the Library Committee of Forest Hills. This group was created in 1946 with the aim of securing a permanent library site. In 1967, the building underwent extensive expansion and rehabilitation and was re-opened in 1970. The branch building was again updated in 2001, improving access to the building for those with disabilities. The branch currently serves its diverse community through a number of entertainment and educational programs, classes, and print and media collections focusing on the customers’ diverse interests and needs.