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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

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.

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

Jun
21
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Teen Lounge

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

A stress-free, friendly environment, where teens can work on homework, relax, chat with friends,and make new ones. Games are available for use. Light refreshments are also permitted.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
21
3:30PM

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3:45PM

What a Wonderful World - Documentary celebrating the iconic Loius Armstrong song

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Short documentary to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstong's iconic song "What A Wonderful World." (15 mins)


Jun
21
3:45PM

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4:15PM

"What A Wonderful World" Art Collage

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song "What a Wonderful World." We will be creating a collage based on how the lyrics inspire you!


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Jun
21
5:00PM

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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
22
10:30AM

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5:30PM

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 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.

Additional Dates


Jun
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Early Artists

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come experiment with washable non-toxic paint, sponges, paint brushes, and more! Please bring your own smock. For kids up to 4, but all are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
25
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jun
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Rhyme & Storytime

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
26
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Granny Square Crochet Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

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
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.


Jun
27
10:30AM

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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.


Jun
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Afternoon Film Screening

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Contact the library for titles of movies being shown.


Jul
2
2:00PM

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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
3
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Ology: Scientific Exploration

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come to Hillcrest and explore different types of science with us using games, videos, & crafts! For kids 5-8 but others welcome!
7/3: Paleontology & archaeology
7/10: Microbiology
7/24: Astronomy
7/31: Marine Biology

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Games and Activities for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This summer, drop in for an afternoon of board games and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Pajama Storytime!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a variety of stories, rhymes, and songs in English and Russian for ages 3-6. No registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Afternoon Family Films

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Don't know what to do this summer? Visit the Queens Library at Hillcrest every Friday, 2pm to 4pm, July 6th, 2018 to August 17, 2018. Light refreshments are permitted.
(Films subject to change based on availability)
7/6-Coco (2017, PG)
7/13-Wrinkle in Time (2018, PG)*
7/20-A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (2016, PG)
7/27--Strange Magic (2015, PG)
8/3-Peter Rabbit (2018, PG)
8/10-Deep (2017, PG)
8/17-Black Panther (2018, PG-13)*

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you like to play chess? If so, visit us at the Hillcrest Library and join our chess club for players of all levels, from beginners to experts.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Botanical Watercolor Painting

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

A four session workshop: Learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn about brushes and techniques to create different leaf and flower forms. Registration required. Call the Hillcrest Library to register 718-454-2786

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
4:00PM

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5:15PM

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


Jul
11
3:00PM

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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
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Granny Square Crochet Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

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.

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


Jul
12
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Summer Book Club at Hillcrest, Grades 3 & 4

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

Come and read with us this summer at Hillcrest! We'll read a different book every three weeks and meet to talk about our favorite & least favorite parts! Designed for grades 3 & 4 reading levels but older & younger readers welcome! Please register in person or by phone at Hillcrest.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Managing Depression

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you know a senior who seems sad all the time, lost interest in things they used to love, or is having trouble sleeping or loss of appetite? Feeling sad or blue from time to time is normal, but it should fade away after a few days. The Visiting Nurse Services of New York offers free screenings for participation in their new program called PEARLS. You must be 65 or older and live in Queens or Manhattan.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Minute To Win It!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Minute to win it!
You have one minute to complete a challenge, think you have what it takes?
Sixty seconds on the clock: the first person to complete the challenge wins a prize.
Multiple chances to win!


Jul
19
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Summer Book Club at Hillcrest, Grades 5 & 6

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

Come and read with us this summer at Hillcrest! We'll read a different book every three weeks and meet to talk about our favorite & least favorite parts! Designed for grades 5 & 6 reading levels but older & younger readers welcome! Please register in person or by phone at Hillcrest.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
31
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Wrap Bracelets!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Using beads and a needle and thread, create a beautiful wrap bracelet.


Jul
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hillcrest Summer Reading Group: Book Discussion with a Twist

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Summer is a great time for reading, so why not join our Book Discussion group? We will be reading books from the PBS "Great American Reads" book list in July and August. Readers are encouraged to also share titles of books they've enjoyed reading in the past year.

Tuesday, July 31 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
11:30AM

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1:30PM

Watercolor/Collage Greeting Card Project

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

In this two-session workshop with teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald, learn basic techniques of drawing, composition, color, collage, and printmaking. Create original greeting cards using collage and printmaking processes. Registration is required. Call Hillcrest to register: 718-454-2786.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
3:00PM

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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. 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

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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

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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


Aug
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Explore the World: Ancient Civilizations

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come to Hillcrest and explore different ancient civilizations with us using games, videos, & crafts! For kids 5-8 but others welcome!
8/7: Ancient Egypt
8/14: Ancient Rome
8/21: Ancient China
8/28: Aztec & Maya

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

Additional Dates


Aug
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Life-Sized Sorry!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

LIFE-SIZED SORRY
Roll the big dice to play the board game Sorry, but life sized! You and your friends will be the pawns as you move around the giant board and try to bump your opponents out of the way.


Aug
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Music for the Soul

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Sean Condron, born in Queens to Irish parents, is a modern day bard whose repertoire spans the length and breadth of American music, in itself a melting pot of world influences - from sentimental favorites to Italian and Spanish classics and everything in between. Armed with just a guitar and voice, his energetic and humor filled performances have delighted audiences the world over.


Aug
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Gardening Series with Gil Lopez

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

A two-session hands-on gardening workshop with Gil Lopez. Learn about how to better grow your indoor plants and about vertical gardening.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Flute Music from Around the World

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Tereasa Payne, flautist from NYC, presents an exciting program of flutes from around the world - pan flutes, ocarinas, Native American flutes, and more! Tereasa performs solos on each of these world flutes, while sharing interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of each one!


Oct
2
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Drawing to See: A Creative Aging Program

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

This is an eight week program where participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques, deepening the experience. For beginners as well as students who wish to broaden their understanding of basic approaches to drawing. The ninth session will be a culminating event consisting of a gallery showing of participants' work. This is a Lifetime Arts Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Pre-Registration is required. Please call the Hillcrest Library to register 718-454-2786

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Classic Concert

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Music critics have described I-Heung Lee's performance as graceful, thoughtful, and intelligent, touched with a unique style of artistic sophistication. Ms. Lee performs extensively in Asia as well as at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Her repertoire includes works by Mozart, Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel and Frederic Chopin.


Oct
30
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Metrocard Mobile Van at the Library

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Need a Metrocard and cannot get to the subway? An MTA Metrocard Mobile van will be in front of the Hillcrest Community Library.


Oct
30
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

MTA Metrocard Van

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

A MTA Metrocard van will be available outside of the Hillcrest Community Library on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 1pm to 3pm. Take advantage of this oportunity to refill your MTA metro card or register for a senior half-price Metrocard.


Nov
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Broadway Gems

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Natalie Zeitlin performs songs from Broadway, including fantastic songs like "All the Things You Are," "As Time Goes By," "I'll Be Seeing You," "He Touched Me," and more. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and music.


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, 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.