Text-size

About
Forest Hills

Gracie Book Club: Rebroadcast of the "Bright Lines" Discussion at Gracie Mansion

Join your neighbors to watch a rebroadcast of the discussion moderated by author James Hannaham of "Bright Lines" written by Tanwi Nandini Islam. The video was recorded on May 17, 2016 at the Gracie Book Club hosted by First Lady Chirlane McCray at Gracie Mansion.

Jun 1 @ 3:00 PM

Beginning a Business: Spring Workshop

Join us for an interactive workshop series offered in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Topics include: 5/9-Starting your business; 5/16-SBA programs and services that can help your business; 5/23-Writing a business plan; 6/6-Selling to the federal government; 6/13-eCommerce and social media marketing.

Jun 6 @ 2:00 PM, Jun 13 @ 2:00 PM

In Words and Music: The Story of the Yiddish Theatre with Diane Cypkin!

Acclaimed Yiddish Theatre scholar and talented singer, Dr. Diane Cypkin tells—through English narration—the story of Yiddish Theatre singing (in Yiddish) many of the memorable songs written and/or popularized by unforgettable greats of that fascinating theatre. Please join us!

Jun 20 @ 6:00 PM

May
26
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


May
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet a Local Hero!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Hear Major Michael C. Dunne, US Army, retired and veteran of the Afghan War, 2005-2006, describe military life and his experiences. Plus, there will be an extra special "show-and-tell!" For kids and adults ages 6 and up.


May
26
5:00PM

--to--

6:15PM

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


More...
May
26
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Instructor Shirley Goicochea leads this full-body workout that targets the major muscle groups of the upper and lower body. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a bottle of water and towel.

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

Additional Dates


May
27
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Adults meet to paint and explore the medium of watercolor.

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

Additional Dates


May
27
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Bring your Child ages 18-36 months for a Little TLC! Play and learn with your child in a free, five-session workshop that include toys, games, puzzles and other items specifically selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Preregistration is required.


May
27
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


May
27
3:45PM

--to--

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


May
28
10:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Fresh Meadows Poets

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Local poets meet to discuss and critique their work.

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

Additional Dates


May
28
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month & Military Appreciation Month in Forest Hills!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This year’s National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join Queens Memory & Forest Hills Asian Association for an event to document and share the history of the Asian-American community in Queens. May is also Military Appreciation month we welcome active, retired and reservists from our military. Bring your family photograph, postcards, & other memorabilia. The QM team will scan your materials & save them to a thumb drive that you can take home.


May
28
2:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids, ages 5 and up and their special grownups: Don't miss a great feature-length film every Saturday at 2:30 in the comfort of Forest Hills's Story Hour Room! Pick up free tickets on a first-come, first-served basis 45 minutes before each showing in the Children's Room on the 2nd floor.

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

Additional Dates


May
31
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Diabetes 101

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Want to learn more about diabetes prevention or diabetes management? Join us for this program presented by the Global Physicians Network Foundation.


Jun
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Story Time

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--all the while having great fun and develop early-literacy skills in a warm environment! Registration isn't required, but only 28 families may attend each session.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Crayon Arts

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Continue the fun after Toddler Story Time with coloring pages and crayons in the Children's Room!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Story Time

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--all the while having great fun and develop early-literacy skills in a warm environment! Registration isn't required, but only 28 families may attend each session.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
12:00PM

--to--

12:30PM

Crayon Arts

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Continue the fun after Toddler Story Time with coloring pages and crayons in the Children's Room!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Gracie Book Club: Rebroadcast of the "Bright Lines" Discussion at Gracie Mansion

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join your neighbors to watch a rebroadcast of the discussion moderated by author James Hannaham of "Bright Lines" written by Tanwi Nandini Islam. The video was recorded on May 17, 2016 at the Gracie Book Club hosted by First Lady Chirlane McCray at Gracie Mansion.


Jun
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Picture Books for Preschoolers

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years and their parents/adult caregivers will have great fun hearing enriching stories and rhymes, singing songs, doing fingerplays and movement games--and more, including science and math activities and occasional crafts--all while developing reading-readiness skills. Registration required due to limited space. Ask the children's librarian for details.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Dragons & Dreams with Sciencetellers

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will learn about the science of fire and ice in this spectacular adventure about a world where dragons are real and dreams come true—and only the daring survive to tell the tale!


Jun
4
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Belle's Players

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Belle's Players will perform a new production of scenes and monologues by well-known playwrights.


Jun
6
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

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 or adult caregivers socialize, make friends, and share parenting tips. Everyone has fun!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Beginning a Business: Spring Workshop

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for an interactive workshop series offered in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Topics include: 5/9-Starting your business; 5/16-SBA programs and services that can help your business; 5/23-Writing a business plan; 6/6-Selling to the federal government; 6/13-eCommerce and social media marketing.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Spring Choral Concert with Voices of New York

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Spring with this beautiful array of popular, classical, folk, patriotic, religious, and other choral selections performed by a 22-voice, Manhattan-based adult chorus.


Jun
6
6:30PM

--to--

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
14
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Defensive Driving

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This AARP driving class is geared towards older adults.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
14
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Get in the Game: Learn About Animals!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 meet frogs, bugs, a bunny, birds, and more, and learn about the important roles these animals play and their unique athletic abilities. Participants are also encouraged to get in the game and participate in our chicken dance contest and take part in a special surprise activity at the end of the program.


Jun
18
11:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Foundation for Fighting Blindness

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This networking group for all is an opportunity for people to share experiences, discuss new research, and make friends with others with the same condition.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
18
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Jazz Meets Opera

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Pianist Lafayette Harris Jr. and renowned Soprano Karen Parks present the music of the great ladies of song: Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.


Jun
20
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

In Words and Music: The Story of the Yiddish Theatre with Diane Cypkin!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Acclaimed Yiddish Theatre scholar and talented singer, Dr. Diane Cypkin tells—through English narration—the story of Yiddish Theatre singing (in Yiddish) many of the memorable songs written and/or popularized by unforgettable greats of that fascinating theatre. Please join us!


Jun
23
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Stuck in a Job Search Rut? Give Your Resume a Facelift!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Representatives from the Central Queens Y Workforce Program provide a two hour workshop that will help you revamp your resume, and improve your interview and networking skills. Feel free to bring your resume with you if you already have one and it will be reviewed during the session.


Jun
27
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

New York Cares

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jun
29
3:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Teen Movie @ Forest Community Library

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

Teen Movie @ Forest Hills Community Library. Join us for a great movie! The show starts at 3:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated with movies generally rated PG-13. Young people ages 13 and up are welcome. Anyone 11 or 12 years of age are welcome with the permission of a parent or guardian. 6/29: "Pitch Perfect"; 7/20: "Winter's Tale"; 7/27: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"; 8/17: "Divergent"; 8/24: "The Hunger Games -Catching Fire."

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
6:30PM

--to--

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


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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

image

image

image

image


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 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.