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Toddler Story Time I

Toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/adult caregivers will hear stories, sing songs, and do lots of fingerplays and movement games while enhancing their early-literacy skills in a fun, warm environment! Preregistration isn't required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

Oct 25 @ 10:15 AM, Nov 1 @ 10:15 AM, Nov 8 @ 10:15 AM, Nov 15 @ 10:15 AM, Nov 22 @ 10:15 AM

Open Mic

On September 28: Eli Steier, whose poetry points to the beauty in common, overlooked occurrences, as well as deep spiritual searching. Author of the poetry collection "There Was Once A Boy". On October 26: Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie is the author of "Dear Continuum: Letters to a Poet Crafting Liberation" which Split This Rock named a ...

Oct 26 @ 6:30 PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Kids ages 5 and up and their special grownups can sit back and enjoy a great full-length feature film each Saturday at 2:30 in the comfort of Forest Hills's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies--and it's all free!

Dec 2 @ 2:30 PM, Dec 9 @ 2:30 PM, Dec 16 @ 2:30 PM

Oct
23
9:30AM

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10:00AM

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

While online registration is not required, only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 8-10

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-10 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

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Oct
23
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Tai Chi for Adults

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Practice Mirelle Netelle beginner's Tai Chi for health and well-being, using the five elements of qigong, sequences of Tai Chi forms, and 'push-hands.'

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

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Oct
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

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


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 4-7

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-7 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Poetry Circle

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Join us for a close reading and discussion of a select poet each month. Come to Forest Hills Library to check out reserved copies of his work, which will be available for check out soon. For September: Charles Bukowski. For October: Billy Collins.


Oct
25
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Toddler Story Time I

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 while enhancing their early-literacy skills in a fun, warm environment! Preregistration isn't required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Story Time II

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 while enhancing their early-literacy skills in a fun, warm environment! Preregistration isn't required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Mask Making / Cultural History

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Mask Making / Cultural History: A look at mask-making across cultures and time. Create your own mask. Older Adult Services-Creative Aging 9 session art course. Space is limited. Register at the Forest Hills Library 718-268-7934.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Picture Books for Preschoolers

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years and parents/adult caregivers will hear delightful stories, learn rhymes, sing songs, do fingerplays and movement games--and more, including STEM activities and occasional crafts--while youngsters develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills. PREREGISTRATION IS A MUST--first come, first served--beginning Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Ask the children's librarians for details.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Forest Hills Fall Into Fall Craft

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

All children ages 5 and up, teens, and parents or caregivers are welcome to make a simple fall time craft.


Oct
26
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.


Oct
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Happy Haunted Halloween

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join us for a Halloween-themed craft and games.


Oct
26
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Towards A More Perfect Union: Making Your Voice Heard

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

In this seven-session workshop, participants will be able to empower themselves to make the changes they want by learning how the system works and what they can do, concretely and specifically, to get government to respond to you. Thursdays, Oct. 5 and 12: Basics of Our Democracy; Oct 19 and 26: Elections; Nov. 2 and 9: Law-making; Nov. 16: Get Involved! - Resource Fair.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Open Mic

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

On September 28: Eli Steier, whose poetry points to the beauty in common, overlooked occurrences, as well as deep spiritual searching. Author of the poetry collection "There Was Once A Boy". On October 26: Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie is the author of "Dear Continuum: Letters to a Poet Crafting Liberation" which Split This Rock named a Spectacular Book of 2015 and "Karma’s Footsteps". She served as Poetry Editor of African Voices from 2013 to 2017.


Oct
27
1:30PM

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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


Oct
27
1:30PM

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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


Oct
27
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday: Board Games & More!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6 and up: Come play board and card games -- and more -- after school in the Children's Room!
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Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
27
3:45PM

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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.


Oct
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 11-13

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 11-13 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
28
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Line Dancing with Angie

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Don’t sit on the sidelines! Join us and learn the latest line dances. It’s lots of fun and definitely great exercise, too!

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

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Oct
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Super Saturday Morning

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids of all ages and their special grownups are invited to have fun on Saturday mornings with coloring pages, board games, jigsaw puzzles, blocks and Legos--and the occasional craft!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
28
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Classic Concert

Location: Forest Hills
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
28
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in October for the following movies:
October 7: "A Dog’s Purpose" (PG) 120 mins.
October 14: "Pan" (PG) 111 mins.
October 21: "Lost and Found" (PG) 90 mins.
October 28: "Strange Magic" (PG) 99 mins.


Oct
30
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Celebration of United Nations Day: Climate Change - A Discussion

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

United Nations Association - USA/Queens Chapter in celebration of UN Day presents a discussion on Climate Action U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 13. Even though the federal government has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, New York and 12 other states are committed to meeting the set standards. Learn ways that New York is planning for the effects of climate change and how it will affect our communities in Queens.


Nov
2
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


Nov
3
3:45PM

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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


Nov
4
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!

Join us in November for the following movies:

November 4: "Sing" (G) 108 minutes
November 18: "Max 2: White House Hero" (PG) 85 minutes
November 25: "Cars 3" (G) 109 minutes

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Dan Martin Trio

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Dan Martin Trio has a party on Gatsby's lawn - which is a cobblestone street in Paris at dusk and a nightclub in Rio - in the early hours of the morning in the French Quarter of New Orleans. They are a mood, an atmosphere, an experience. Join us for an enjoyable afternoon with talented musicians.


Nov
13
6:30PM

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7:45PM

League of Women Voters--Past, Present, and Future

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

New York State granted women the right to vote in November 2017. Learn about the history of the League of Women Voters, how and why they came to be and their impact from their early beginnings and for future generations.


Nov
15
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Genealogy Workshop

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

A two-part genealogy workshop presented by instructor Diane Warmsley, genealogist and family historian.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
18
3:00PM

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4:15PM

New Sounds for Oboe and Harp

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Oboist Karisa Antonio and harpist Claire Happel present a program of works by Debussy, Ravel and others. This is followed by experimental modernism to new compositions from jazz composer/pianist Whitney Ashe and Douglas Fisk.


Nov
20
6:00PM

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7:30PM

New Americans Program presents: Author Talk: "The German Girl" [In English]

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This stunningly beautiful debut novel by Armando Lucas Correa tells the story of Hannah Rosenthal, a twelve-year-old girl who flees Nazi Germany with her family and best friend only to discover the asylum they have been promised is an illusion.


Nov
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Poetry Circle

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

A discussion group to read and offer close readings of a different iconic American poet's work each month. November: Slyvia Plath, Dec: John Ashbery.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
27
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Forest Hills Spelling Bee (Grades 3 & 4)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Forest Hills Library invites all 3rd- and 4th-graders to enter the 2017 Forest Hills Library Spelling Bee. Winners will be eligible to enter the big Spelling Bee competition at our Central Library, in Spring 2018, to compete with winning students from other Queens neighborhoods.
PREREGISTRATION IS A MUST -- first come, first served -- beginning Monday, November 13, 2017. Please ask the children's librarians for details.


Nov
30
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 4-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word. Spectators also welcome. Each month will bring a different featured reader. For November: Anum Sattar. For December: Sarah M. Sala.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up and their special grownups can sit back and enjoy a great full-length feature film each Saturday at 2:30 in the comfort of Forest Hills's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies--and it's all free!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in December for the following movies:

December 2: "Deep" (PG) (92 mins.)
December 9: "Pan" (PG) (111 mins.)
December 16: "Nut Job 2" (PG) (91 mins.)

**MCD please add movie poster images**

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

Additional Dates


Dec
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wintertime Crafternoon

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

Children ages 5 and up accompanied by a parent or caregiver make a simple wintertime craft.

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Dec
9
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Voices of New York Christmas Choral Concert

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

An adult community chorus of 25 voices will sing beautiful Christmas, Hanukkah, and other seasonal choral music. Several vocal solo pieces will also be performed.


Dec
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Happy Holidays Craft Time

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

Children ages 5 and up accompanied by a parent or caregiver make a simple winter holiday craft.
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Dec
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Forest Hills Spelling Bee (Grades 5 & 6)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Forest Hills Library invites all 5th- and 6th-graders to enter the 2017 Forest Hills Library Spelling Bee. Winners will be eligible to enter the big Spelling Bee competition at our Central Library, in Spring 2018, to compete with winning students from other Queens neighborhoods.
PREREGISTRATION IS A MUST -- first come, first served -- beginning Monday, November 13, 2017. Please ask the children's librarians for details.


Dec
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Maker Day: Explore + Make + Share

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

Explore, create, and share your observations as you build with cardboard, tape, and all types of containers. Open to kids 7 and up.

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Dec
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Winter Movie Screening: Disney's "Frozen"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Don’t let the cold outside bother you...join us for a screening of Disney’s “Frozen” (rated PG, 108 minutes). Watch with your friends - and feel free to sing along!


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@nyassembly.gov
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.