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Introduction to Watercolor: A Creative Aging Program

This course will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques: learning the basics of materials, tools, techniques, color, value and composition. Works by Paul Cezanne, Paul Klee and Georgia O'Keeffe will serve as inspiration and points of discussion. This is an eight-week course that will culminate in week nine with a ...

Jun 1 @ 1:00 PM, Jun 8 @ 1:00 PM, Jun 15 @ 1:00 PM, Jun 22 @ 1:00 PM

May
23
2:30PM

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3:30PM

The Soulful Saxophone

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

L A BLACKSMITH delivers songs of King Curtis, Junior Walker, Maceo Parker and Grover Washington, Jr. in a way that will have you rocking in your seat, nodding your head and tapping your toes to this Saxophonologist’s soulful approach.


May
26
2:00PM

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3:15PM

A Quilting Workshop

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

In this two-session workshop, Alacia Stubbs will demonstrate how to create easy quilting designs, including four-patch and cathedral window. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
26
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Georgian Book Corner: An Afternoon of Books, Dance, Music and Food

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us to inaugurate the Georgian Book Corner at Forest Hills. The kick-off event will feature opening remarks by Ms. Nino Gachechiladze, Vice-Consul of the Consulate General of Georgia in New York; a book presentation of “Georgia Diary” by author and academic Thomas Goltz and Georgian translator Giorgi Koiava, music by Supruli, dance by Pesvebi Georgian Cultural Center and refreshments courtesy of Old Tbilisi Garden Restaurant.


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May
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Origami for Adults

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn origami techniques from origami master Kazuyo Mizukami.


May
28
2:30PM

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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


May
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Starting and Running a Small Business

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn helpful tips for turning a hobby or skills into a business and find out where to obtain free business planning resources.


May
29
3:45PM

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5:45PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: find better ways to cope. 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


May
30
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Social Dance

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn line and ballroom dances at this dance course for adults.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor: A Creative Aging Program

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Registration is now closed

This course will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques: learning the basics of materials, tools, techniques, color, value and composition. Works by Paul Cezanne, Paul Klee and Georgia O'Keeffe will serve as inspiration and points of discussion. This is an eight-week course that will culminate in week nine with a special event and exhibit of student work. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
6:30PM

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7:30PM

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


Jun
3
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach you the techniques and exercises that participants can practice while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


Jun
4
2:30PM

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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


Jun
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Being Joseph Brodsky: A Triumph of Solitude

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Vladimir Solovyov and Elena Klepikova will discuss their new book about Joseph Brodsky and will screen their film "The Island Named Brodsky." Copies of the book will be available for sale and autographing.


Jun
5
3:45PM

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5:45PM

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


Jun
6
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Piedmont Bluz

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Less known than the delta blues of Mississippi, Piedmont blues arose in the southeastern United States and employs more finger picking and a ragtime-based rhythm. The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of the style and to educating audiences about this unique aspect of African-American culture.


Jun
10
4:00PM

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5:30PM

A Musical Salute to Molly Picon, Star of the Yiddish Theater, with Diane Cypkin

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Dr. Diane Cypkin narrates, through words and music, the life story of Molly Picon, performing a delightful potpourri of tangos, waltzes and fox-trot melodies sung or written by Picon, the first lady of Yiddish stage and film.


Jun
17
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Protect Yourself

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Fred Riley, a representative of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, will provide resources to help seniors avoid trouble and resolve problems with consumer fraud, scams, identify theft, immigration services, home repairs and other business complaints.


Jun
18
7:00PM

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8:00PM

Digital Citizenship: What Every Parent Should Know about Children and Technology

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Technology influences nearly every facet of our lives, and children today are placed in a digital playground, often without instruction and supervision. The Digital Citizenship Project was designed to empower parents, teachers and students to maximize the benefits of technology by understanding and avoiding its inherent dangers. Eli Shapiro, LCSW, will discuss the risks of the digital realm and provide strategies parents can use to communicate these risks to their children.


Jun
20
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Foundation for Fighting Blindness

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This networking group is an opportunity for those with retinal disease, or the sighted supporter of someone who has it, to share experiences, learn about research development and meet others with the same condition. All are welcome.


Jun
20
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Swinging Women of Jazz

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Carol Sudhalter Jazz Ensemble performs favorites from the American Songbook and an array of sambas, bossa novas and other Latin rhythms.


Jun
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

New York Cares

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

New York Cares will offer an orientation meeting to recruit volunteers.


Jun
27
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Film Screening and Author Talk: “Blackfish” and “Beneath the Surface”

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

See the documentary “Blackfish,” praised for raising awareness about the dangers and cruelty of keeping killer whales in captivity, and meet former SeaWorld trainer John Hargrove, a star of the film and author of "Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond 'Blackfish.'” Becoming an orca trainer was the fulfillment of Hargrove’s childhood dream, until his experience with orcas brought doubts about keeping them in tanks. Books will be available for sale and signing.


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@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 70-50 Austin Street, Suite 110
Forest Hills NY, 11375
phone: (718) 263-5595
fax: (718) 263-5688
Albany Office LOB, Room 742
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 32-26 Union Street, Suite 1B
Flushing NY, 11354
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.