Text-size

About
Hillcrest

Granny Square Crochet Club

Please join us for a lesson on crocheting the granny square. There will be instructions given on how to crochet different granny squares and how they can be used to create many projects. Although there will be lessons for the beginners, we invite crocheters of all skill levels to join us. Please bring yarn and a crochet needle.

Jun 12 @ 3:30 PM, Jul 12 @ 3:30 PM, Jul 26 @ 3:30 PM

Granny Square Crochet Club

Please join us for a lesson on crocheting the granny square. There will be instructions given on how to crochet different granny squares and how they can be used to create many projects. Although there will be lessons for the beginners, we invite crocheters of all skill levels to join us. Please bring yarn and a crochet needle.

Jun 26 @ 2:30 PM

May
21
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Rhyme & Storytime

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

For kids up to age 5. Enjoy nursery rhymes, storytimes, and free play.

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

Additional Dates


May
22
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

STEM: LEGO Engineering Challenge

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Build structures, vehicles, & other creations with LEGOs! Each week will have a new challenge in order to experiment with STEM skills - or just come to play with LEGOs! Kids ages 5+.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Music and Play hour

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Enjoy songs, make music with baby instruments, and join us for free play afterwards. For children ages 0-5.

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

Additional Dates


More...
May
23
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

May Craft Series: Individual crafts listed below

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Wednesday craft series in the month of May! Kids 5+
5/2: Mother's Day marbled cards
5/9: Mother's Day gifts
5/16: Very Hungry Caterpillar craft
5/23: Memorial Day Craft
5/30: Summer reading bucket list

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

Additional Dates


May
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children's Game Night

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come and enjoy Wii games and board games with your friends and neighbors at the Hillcrest Library! For an hour, we'll have these games available for free play. For kids ages 6 and up!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

June STEM Series

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

As part of our STEM series, come experiment with us at the Hillcrest Library! Kids 7+. Registration required in person or by phone. Registration opens 5/1/18. See list of experiments and dates below.
6/5: Slime
6/12: Shaving Cream Playdough
6/19: Paper airplane engineering challenge

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Fort Building Engineering Challenge

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Build a fort in this new engineering challenge at the Hillcrest library! We have over-sized foam blocks to create forts, mazes, buildings, and anything else you can dream up! For kids ages 4+.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
11
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Animals Rock! with Queens Library Summer Reading

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Summer 2018 Animals Rock!
This animal show will rock your library with many creatures. Discover why frogs sound like a drum, how some bugs sing & how animals make music. Meet frogs, bugs, a bunny, guinea pigs, reptiles, birds
& more. Everyone is encouraged to dance our version of the Crazy Chicken Dance with Feathers our chicken.


Jun
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Queens Library Rock! with the Rappin Fireman

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

The "Rappin Fireman" John Ruiz engages and teaches children about fire prevention and fire safety. This event encourages audience participation. For ages 6 to 12.


Jul
2
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Drop in Make-an-Instrument Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids 4+ can drop in from 2- 5PM on Mondays in July to make an instrument out of craft materials. By the end of the month, you can have a whole band! There will be different instruments each week.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Dance & Music Making at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Drop in to use our meeting room to rehearse a song, dance, or performance that you want to share with your friends or just come to sing and dance your heart out! Use our speakers for music you bring, our radio to perform along to top hits, and you can even record yourselves using your smart phone to show friends and family later! For ages 9-12, teens welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Sewing for Kids

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

Have you always wanted to learn how to sew? Ms. Ashley will help you learn the basics of sewing by hand! Over a few weeks learn how to thread a needle, sew a running stitch and whip stitch, and use stencils for fabric patterns. For those who already know how to sew, we can make pocketbooks, stuffed animals, and more! For kids 7-12. Registration required in person or by phone.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Music & Meditation at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come to Hillcrest to unwind from your busy summer schedule and enjoy relaxing music, guided meditation, and optional light yoga. For kids ages 9-12.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Crochet for Kids

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

Have you always wanted to crochet? Ms. Ashley will help you learn the basics of crocheting. Over several weeks learn the basics of single crochet, finger crocheting, or get adventurous and try out new stitches and projects! For kids 7-12. Registration required in person or by phone.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Drop in Make-a-Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids 4+, drop in to make a different surprise craft each week! There will be animal masks, wind-up boats, T-shirts, & more!

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 Hillcrest Community Library has:

  • 10 public computers
  • Free internet access
  • 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 Hillcrest Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Hillcrest Community Library include:

  • CD-ROMs

 


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
Little Friends House II Day Care, Inc
75-41 164th Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11366
phone: (718) 380-8800
All My Children Day Care, Inc.
175-44 Mayfield Road
Jamaica Estates NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-1563
First Step International
67-11 Utopia Parkway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
Little Meadows Early Childhood Center
67-25 188th Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 454-6460
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, #1
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 939-8687
QCP Children’s Center, Apple Pre-School, and Apple Tree Nursery School
82-25 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 374-0002
Rainbow Montessori International School, Inc. (2 locations)
164-07 Goethals Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 380-1384
Rainbow Montessori International School, Inc
150-30 Union Turnpike
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 380-1384
 

Community Board
Community Board District #8
81-26 150th Street
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 264-7895
fax: (718) 264-7910
  

Community Organizations & Services
Jamaica Estates Civic Association
Holliswood Civic Association

Fire Department
Engine 315 Ladder 125
159-06 Union Turnpike
NY ,
EMS Hillcrest Station #50-Queens
82-68 164th Street
NY ,
 

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-70 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
  

Local Newspapers
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Utopia Playground
73rd Avenue, between Jewel Avenue and Utopia Pkwy
NY ,
Cunningham Park
Union Turnpike and 196th Street
NY ,
 

Police Department
107th Precinct
71-01 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , phone: (718) 969-5100
  

Post Office
Utopia Station
182-04 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY , 11366
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Holy Family Catholic School
74-15 175th Street
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 591-6438
Summit School
183-02 Union Turnpike
Flushing NY , 113661
phone: (718) 969-3944
United Cerebral Palsy of Queens
Yeshiva Madreigas Haadam
171-05 Jewel Avenue
Fresh Meadows NY , phone: (718) 969-7437
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S.173 Fresh Meadows School (K-6)
174-10 67th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 358-2243
P.S.178 Holliswood (Pre-K-5)
189-10 Radnor Road
Jamaica Estates NY , 11423
phone: (718) 464-5763
 

Public High Schools
Francis Lewis HS
58-20 Utopia Parkway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 357-7740
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
J.H.S. 216 George J. Ryan
64-20 175th Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 358-2005
  

Senior Centers
BFFY Hillcrest Senior Center
168-01b Hillside Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 297-7171
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Rory Lancman
RLancman@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 78-40 164th Street
Hillcrest NY , 11366
phone: (718) 217-4969
fax: (347) 561-6116
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1773
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6956
fax: (212) 676-0471
NYS Assembly
Hon. Nily D. Rozic
RozicN@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
Avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
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

Hillcrest was developed on two hundred acres of farmland in 1909 by William F. Wyckoff of the Hillcrest of Jamaica Company. Prior to development, the area was referred to as “The Hills,” a name deriving from its location on the hills between Jamaica and Flushing. Situated in central Queens, Hillcrest lies primarily in Jamaica and partly in Flushing. This small residential area of mainly one-family houses and some 2-family and multi-family dwellings is roughly defined by Union Turnpike to the north, Jamaica Estates to the east, Hillside Avenue to the south, and 164th street to the west. The population of Hillcrest had became more ethnically diverse in the 1980’s when immigrants from Guyana, Haiti, China, India and Colombia began settling into the area.

The 7,500 sq. ft library building situated in the commercial strip of Union Turnpike was completed in 1974, but its opening was delayed because of a fiscal crisis. During this interim, the building was rented out to several community groups. When it opened on April 28, 1980, it became the 54th branch of the Queens Borough Public Library system.