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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!

Jul 29 @ 2:30 PM, Sep 9 @ 2:30 PM, Sep 16 @ 2:30 PM, Sep 23 @ 2:30 PM, Sep 30 @ 2:30 PM

Jul
25
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Google CS First: Game Design

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

In this coding club for game design, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!! Ages 8-14 are encouraged to attend all four double sessions. Space is limited. Sign Up in person in Children's Room.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
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


Jul
25
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Tutoring from Stuyvesant HS

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Parents of youngsters ENTERING grades 2 to 5 in September: Stuyvesant H.S. students will tutor children in English Language Arts and Math for a total of two hours a week for 7 weeks this summer, beginning July 11. Registration is required, as space is very limited and tutors work with small groups. Children must attend all sessions.

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

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Jul
26
10:30AM

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11:00AM

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!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
11:30AM

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12:00PM

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


Jul
27
12:30PM

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1:15PM

LEAP into Science

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

This hands-on program for 5- to 8-year-olds introduces STEM concepts that springboard off of children’s picture books. Children learn basic science concepts by observing, exploring, predicting, and investigating. Young scholars blend STEM skills and vocabulary, and build conceptual understanding and self-confidence.
Register over the phone or sign up in person in the Children's Room. Children are encouraged to attend with their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

A Program for All

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

"A Program for All" is a weekly event for children ages 4 and up, adults, and seniors. Let's build a better world and nurture respect among the generations while having fun reading and playing games, doing puzzles and crafts, and enjoying other activities while having a great time together!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
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


Jul
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Story/Craft

Location: Forest Hills
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.

Children ages 3 to 5 years will have great fun and develop early-literacy skills this summer hearing enjoyable stories and making beautiful crafts to take home--all based on this year's summer-reading-program theme "Build a Better World"! In-person registration in Forest Hills's Children's Room is required, as space is very limited.

Forest HillsFri, Aug 4, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsFri, Aug 11, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsFri, Aug 18, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsFri, Aug 25, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
28
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


Jul
28
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


Jul
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 8-12

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 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


Jul
28
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


Jul
29
10:00AM

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11:00AM

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


Jul
29
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Social Dance

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn Line and Ballroom dances in this class for adults.


Jul
29
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


Aug
1
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Childhood Asthma

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

How do our lungs work? At this interactive program, we will be making our own lungs! We will also learn about asthma, its causes and ways to treat it.


Aug
5
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! Come be entertained by the magic of the movies -- and it's all free!
August 5: "The Tale of Despereaux" (G) 93 mins.
August 12: "Rock Dog" (PG) 90 mins.
August 19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (PG) 89 mins.
August 26: "Spark: A Space Tail" (PG) 90 mins.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
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.

Additional Dates


Aug
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Teen Book Club!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date August 10, 2017
Availability: 5 openings

Summer Reading: Teen Book Club! For Ages 13-19. Pick up a copy at the reference desk. 8/10: "Everything Everything" by Nicola Yoon; 8/17: "Pearl Thief" by Elizabeth Wein; 8/24: "Beautiful Girls" by Lynn Weingarten; 8/31: "Shiny Broken Pieces" by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton.

Forest HillsThu, Aug 17, 20174:00PM - 5:00PM5 openings
Forest HillsThu, Aug 24, 20174:00PM - 5:00PM--
Forest HillsThu, Aug 31, 20174:00PM - 5:00PM--

Aug
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Advanced Coloring for Adults

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Adult coloring is a new trend that not only can be fun, but has been recommended as a way to reduce stress. The library will supply coloring pages and pencils, or attendees can bring their own.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Summer Open Mic

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Featured readers: July 20: Andrés Castro received a MFA from Brooklyn College. His poems have appeared in the anthologies Off the Cuffs: Poetry by and About the Police and Close to Quitting Time. August 17: Joanna C. Valente is the author of Sirs & Madams and Marys of the Sea. Joanna received a MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.


Aug
21
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Free Civil Legal Services Mobile Center

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the NY State Courts' Access to Justice Program that provides free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need.
https://mobilelegalhelpcenter.acuityscheduling.com/ for an appointment


Aug
21
6:30PM

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7:30PM

The Magic and Mind Reading Tour 2017

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Professional magicians Rich Marotta, Steve Dane and Ulises Beato will bewilder and beguile you with great magic and comedy. Each magician offers a different perspective on the art of magic.


Sep
6
1:45PM

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2:45PM

Medical Simulation Training to Revolutionize Patient Care

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Dr. Suzanne Bentley, ER physician and Director of the Medical Simulation Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, along with Lorraine Boehm, RN, Nurse Educator, will discuss how life-like mannequins are used to train doctors and nurses to treat cardiac arrest, stroke, obstructed airways, and other emergency medical conditions. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with the mannequins used for training.


Sep
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day with a Lecture: Jewish Spirits in Afro-Brazilian Religions

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Dedicated to Brazilian Independence Day, this multi-media presentation will look at interaction of Jewish and Brazilian cultures through the lenses of Umbanda, the Afro-Brazilian spirit possession religion. The presentation will include excerpts from video footage of Umbanda spirit possession ceremonies and Brazilian films with Jewish themes.


Sep
9
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author: "Playing Catch with Strangers" by Bob Brody

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Local author, personal essayist and public relations executive Bob Brody has published a memoir entitled "Playing Catch with Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age". In this memoir, he chronicles his upbringing as the hearing child of deaf parents, his move to New York City, especially Forest Hills where he has lived since 1977, and his efforts through trial and error to become a mature adult and responsible husband and father.

Books will be available for sale and signing.


Sep
13
1:45PM

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2:45PM

Stroke Prevention

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Did you know that someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds? Come learn what you can do to reduce your risk of stroke from Dr. Rohan Arora, Director of the Stroke Program at LIJ Forest Hills.


Sep
18
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Love in the Springtime with Galina Gerkel

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Galina Gergel sings classic Russian love songs dedicated to love and spring including operettas. She will, also, sing songs in other languages dedicated to the same theme. Galina will be accompanied on the violin by Eduard Nisimov.


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.