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Granny Square Crochet Club

Please join our crochet club. 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.

Apr 25 @ 1:00 PM, May 9 @ 1:00 PM, May 16 @ 1:00 PM, May 23 @ 1:00 PM, Jun 6 @ 1:00 PM

Apr
20
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Shape Up NYC: Chair FITTness for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Mekki leads this seated fitness class which emphasizes functionality, strength, and flexibility with options for ranges of motion. Some exercises can be done seated or standing. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
22
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer: Mother Goose Rhyme & Storytime

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids up to age 5 can 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


Apr
22
10:30AM

--to--

4:30PM

One on One Technology Assistance

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you have a phone, table, laptop, gadget or device you need help with? Bring it in to get one-on-one help. Or practice on our in-house computers. Registration is required. Please call Hillcrest Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at 718-454-2786.

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

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Apr
22
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Crochet for Kids

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

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! This is for kids 7-12.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
23
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Origami for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will be making a different project each session.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
23
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

LEGO Engineers Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 4+, 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!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Summer Reading: Music and Play Hour

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5, enjoy songs, make music with baby instruments, and join us for free play afterwards.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come watch the Oscar-winning animated movie that brings comic books & the multiverse to life! Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018, PG) will be shown during the spring recess so BYOS (bring your own snacks!)


Apr
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Celebrate Earth Day: Recycled Materials Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Earth Day & use recycled materials such as paper tubes, gallon water jugs, and more in our craft this week!


Apr
25
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Granny Square Crochet Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join our crochet club. 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.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mahjong and Games for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Put some excitment into your day by dropping in for an afternoon at Hillcrest. Mahjong, cards, and other games are provided.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
2:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Virtual field trip: Behind the Scenes of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Discovery Education has produced an incredible 32-minute behind-the-scenes Virtual Field Trip about the making of the Spider-Man movie. Come and learn about the style of the movie and how the directors and animators created a movie that felt like a comic book that came to life. The special includes interviews with the actors, directors, animators, and producers interwoven with great clips from the movie.


Apr
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hillcrest Reading Group: Book Discussion with a Twist

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Like to read? So do we. Join us for a lively discussion on novels by popular authors.
Readers are also encouraged to share titles of books they've enjoyed reading in the past year.
4/29-- "Island Girls" by Nancy Thayer
5/20-- "A Place for Us" by Fatima Farheen Mirza

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Elissa Meditz, MS, RD, CSO, CDN, will teach seniors, including those with conditions like hypertension and diabetes, how to choose healthy foods. Learn how to have a nutritious diet that you can enjoy!


Apr
30
5:00PM

--to--

5:45PM

Grades 5 & 6 Book Club at Hillcrest

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

Each month we will read a different book & meet to discuss our favorite and least favorite parts, main plot points, and important topics raised by that month's book. Books available at the circulation desk; please leave your name & phone number so we can tell you when the next book has arrived!


May
1
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate Mother's Day: Afternoon Movie "Steel Magnolias"

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Robert Harling adapted his stage hit celebrating friendship among a group of strong-willed women who discuss their lives at a beauty salon. Julia Roberts earned her first Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress (1989, PG).


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Reading: Wednesday Craft Series

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up, join us for our Wednesday craft series in May & June.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
5:30PM

--to--

6:15PM

Pajama Storytime!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Ages 3-6. Children can come dressed in their pajamas, ready to listen
to stories, sing songs and dance.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Summer Reading: Hour of Code Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come use our laptops for our Hour of Code gaming session! This club will focus on understanding how coding controls everything on computers & technology through gaming. This program is for kids ages 7+.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Sewing for Beginners: Make Your Own Library Tote

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Missing our Queens library bags? Come to Hillcrest make your own tote bag for all your library needs. This program is for ages 13 & up. All skill levels welcome. Space is limited; registration is required.

HillcrestMon, May 13, 20192:00PM - 3:00PM

May
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Wholesome Skin Care

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Licensed cosmetologist Mirelle Netelle shares tips and techniques to creating more beautiful, healthier skin.


May
7
5:00PM

--to--

5:45PM

Summer Reading: Grades 3 & 4 Book Club at Hillcrest

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

Each month we will read a different book & meet to discuss our favorite and least favorite parts, main plot points, and important topics raised by that month's book. Books available at the circulation desk; please leave your name & phone number so we can tell you when the next book has arrived!

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

Additional Dates


May
9
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Creative Aging: Collage and Printmaking

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Teaching Artist Karen Fitzgerald leads this nine-session collage/printmaking course. Registration is required; attendance at all sessions is recommended. Call the Hillcrest Library at 718-454-2786 to register.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Afternoon Film Screening

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

10/3 - The Others (2001, PG-13)
10/17 - Haunted
10/31 - Nosferatu (1922 silent film)
11/7 - Barefoot In The Park (1967, G)
11/21 - Goodbye Girl (1977, PG)
12/5 - The Greatest Showman (1952)


May
14
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Melodic Masters of American Musical Theatre: Sigmund Romberg

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Early musical theatre in America featured production numbers with songs that were especially memorable for their lovely melodic content. Often, these early stage musicals would feature four or five songs that would become hits and are remembered still today. Join Jack Merlis, lecturer in the Road Scholar (Elderhostel) program, for a discussion of the operettas, musicals, and film scores composed by Sigmund Romberg (1887 - 1951) and his background and collaborators.


May
15
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Afternoon Film Screening

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

5/15: Allied (2016, R) Two spies fall in love while posing as a married couple for a mission in Casablanca during WWII.
5/29: "A Star Is Born" (2018, R) "A Star is Born" stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture.

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

Additional Dates


May
17
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Dino Digs

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Enjoy some dinosaur fun with a story and "Dino-mite" crafts for ages 3-6.


Jun
3
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Foot Jewelry Workshop for Adults

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

Craft artist Melody Burns teaches participants how to transform colorful beads into jewelry for your feet. Materials will be available for up to 15 participants. Preregistration is required.


Jun
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about The Reptile Guy's animal science, rescue, and awareness. Meet reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.


Jun
5
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Bring Your Story: An Afternoon of Japanese Culture

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Traditional Okinawan dancer, singer, and musician Junko Fisher performs choreographed dance pieces using Okinawan and Japanese dance forms to tell the story of historical places or events in Japanese culture.


Jun
6
12:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Summer Reading: Kick off to Summer Reading Celebration

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kick off summer reading with activities, crafts, games, & more! Sign up for our (free) summer reading program & learn what exciting programs Hillcrest has for you this summer!


Jun
10
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Jewelry Making Workshop

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Phyllis Ger teaches you how to make beautiful jewelry in this workshop.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
10
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Hillcrest Reading Club: Great books ripe for film

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Ever read a novel that you were sure would soon be made in a film? Come to Hillcrest Reading Club this summer, where we will be reading novels crying out to be made into films.

"The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern
"Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult
"The Secret History: A Novel" by Donna Tartt
"The Guardian" by Nicholas Sparks

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

Myth or Fact! Autism Workshop

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Find out if it's a fact and how to research the real answers. Connect with important resources to help you in dealing with navigating the world of autism. There will be Q & A after the workshop.


Jun
11
5:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Summer Reading: Family Book Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you want to enjoy reading a book with your child and have them talk about the book with their peers? Is your child too young for our 3&4 or 5&6 grade book clubs? Come try our family book discussion at Hillcrest! Copies of the picture book or easy reader will be available behind the customer service desk. Call for the book title or come in to pick up your copy!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
12
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Afternoon Film Screening

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

6/12- A Dog's Way Home (2019, PG) A lost dog goes on an epic 400 mile journey to be reunited with her owner. Along the way she meets a host of new friends, both human and otherwise.

6/26- The Painted Veil (2006, PG-13 ) A British couple take their troubled marriage to a remote Chinese village.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
13
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Peppa Pig Fun

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Ages 2 and up, join us for a variety of Peppa Pig crafts and fun!


Jun
24
5:00PM

--to--

5:45PM

Grades 5 & 6 Book Club at Hillcrest

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

Each month we will read a different book & meet to discuss our favorite and least favorite parts, main plot points, and important topics raised by that month's book. Books available at the circulation desk; please leave your name & phone number so we can tell you when the next book has arrived!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Fused Glass Jewelry Making Workshop for Adults

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

Learn about and make fused glass jewelry. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; class is limited to 20 participants.


Jul
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Summer Reading: Mother Goose Rhyme & Storytime

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids up to age 5 can 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


Jul
1
12:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Reading: Drop-in Make A Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Drop in from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM on Mondays in the summer to make a different surprise craft each week!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
2
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading: Monthly Meditation at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come to Hillcrest to unwind from your busy summer schedule and enjoy relaxing music & guided meditation for kids ages 8-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Summer Reading: Music and Play Hour

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5, enjoy songs, make music with baby instruments, and join us for free play afterwards.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Summer Reading: Explore the Solar System

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Each week explore a different part of our solar system! This is includes the sun, Earth's moon, the planets, stars & more!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Summer Reading: Friday Family Films

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Don't know what to do this summer? Visit the Queens Library at Hillcrest every Friday 11am to 2pm for a different family film each week. Light refreshments are permitted.
(Films subject to change based on availability).

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Sunnyside Community Services/Care NYC will give insight into the best ways to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as we age. Learn the steps to take to have a healthy brain and a healthy life by experiencing techniques designed to keep your brain happy and well.


Jul
11
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Reading: STEM in Space

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make moon sand and other STEM in Space challenges Thursdays in July for ages 6+!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Healthy Eating

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We all want to eat healthy foods, but it can be hard! Come learn from the experts at H+H/Elmhurst about what foods are recommended, as well as some tips for success. All are welcome!


Jul
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Navigating the Health Care System

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Gain insight about long-term care planning including Medicaid enrollment, navigating the healthcare system, and much more that can help you and your loved ones prepare for the road ahead. This program is presented by Sunnyside Community Services/CARE NYC.


Aug
1
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Summer Reading: Space Station Moon Fort Engineering Challenge

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Build a space station moon fort in this new engineering challenge at the Hillcrest library! We have over-sized foam blocks to create your fort on the moon! This program is for kids ages 4+.

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.

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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
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
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
  
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

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.