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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 finger plays and movement games while enhancing their early literacy skills in a fun, warm environment!
Preregistration is not required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

Apr 25 @ 10:15 AM, May 2 @ 10:15 AM, May 9 @ 10:15 AM, May 16 @ 10:15 AM, May 23 @ 10:15 AM

Super Saturday Morning

Kids of all ages and their special grownups are invited to have fun on Saturday mornings with origami, coloring pages, board games, and puzzles for the 6+ crowd with Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and Star Builders for the little ones!

Apr 28 @ 11:00 AM, May 5 @ 11:00 AM, May 12 @ 11:00 AM, May 19 @ 11:00 AM, May 26 @ 11:00 AM

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage with Memories of Migration

For this year’s National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join Queens Memory and the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) for an event that celebrates the immigrant experience and builds empathy through storytelling and creative expression. Artist EunWoo Nam will lead participants in an interactive drawing activity inspired by the ...

May 26 @ 2:00 PM

Apr
23
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Meet the Author: "Only Child" by Rhiannon Navin

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Debut author Rhiannon Navin grew up in Bremen, Germany and her career in advertising brought her to New York City. Join us as Rhiannon Navin discusses her novel "Only Child" about a family facing a tragedy like those too often in the news and its path to publication. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Apr
24
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Class

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

If you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, you might be eligible for this free program! The classes provide group and individual support, educational materials, personalized feedback, health information, and specific steps to achieve a healthier you! If you’re interested in participating in weekly classes, email Tamara at tmichel@queenslibrary.org to learn more about how you might be able to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


Apr
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 finger plays and movement games while enhancing their early literacy skills in a fun, warm environment!
Preregistration is not 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


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Apr
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 is not 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


Apr
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hands-On STEM Energy Workshops!

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

Join Queens Public Library, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and Solar One for hands-on STEM activities! Solar One is a nonprofit sustainability education organization based in NYC. Throughout the workshops, Solar One educators will work with children and teens to explore energy efficiency, solar power, and more!
Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required at the childrens reference desk only. No online registration is available.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
4:45PM

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6:00PM

Queens Stamp Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Philatelists meet to discuss their hobby.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Open Mic & Reading Series

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library celebrates its talented community members in a monthly combination Reading Series and Open Mic Night at Forest Hills Library. Community performers are welcome to share their talents in a four-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word. Spectators are also welcome. Features include (Jan) Cindy Tran, (Feb) Tala Abu Rahmeh, (March) Shara Hardeson, (April) Marigo Farr, and (May) Avra Wing.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday: Board Games & More!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up: Come play board and card games -- and more -- after school in the Children's Room!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
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


Apr
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 a lot of fun and definitely great exercise too!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
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 origami, coloring pages, board games, and puzzles for the 6+ crowd with Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and Star Builders for the little ones!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
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 April for the following movies:
April 7: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004, PG) (108 mins.)
April 14: Monsters Inc. (2001, G) (92 Mins.)
April 21: Bambi (1942, G) (70 mins.)
April 28: The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (2008, G) (77 mins.)


Apr
30
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, finger plays, and movement games.

Preregistration is not 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


Apr
30
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Radio Free Brooklyn Presents

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Come to listen and learn from a different hour-long broadcast from Radio Free Brooklyn each week and discuss the episode with the host. Discussion about best practices in a web series is guided by Vijay R. Nathan, librarian and host of "The Truth to Power Show."

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

Additional Dates


May
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Sleep Hygiene

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

A lot of us have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Come learn good sleep habits from Dr. Astua, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. Studies suggest that sleep helps mental and emotional health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. What better time to take steps to improve your sleep!


May
3
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


May
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Jewish American Heritage Month

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Jewish American Culture with a monthlong festival that will include the most talented performers around town: Hy Wolfe in Concert, 5/3; Miryem-Khaye Seigel in Concert, 5/7; Shane Baker, 5/10; Musical Salute to Molly Picon, 5/14; Allen Rickman and company, 5/21

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

Additional Dates


May
4
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Working with Watercolors-Intermediate Level

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: By phone or in person

Professional teaching artist Richard Estrin leads this nine session intermediate level sequential Introduction to Watercolor workshop. Learn about color theory and the basics of watercolor painting. Pre-registration is required. Call to register 718-268-7934

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

Additional Dates


May
5
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 May for the following movies:
May 5: Wall-E (2008, G) (98 mins)
May 12: Annie (2014, PG) (118 mins.)
May 19: Muppets Most Wanted (2014, PG) (112 mins.)
May 26: Paddington 2 (2017, PG) (105 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


May
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Percussia Presents Hammer & Keys: Groovy Classical Piano and Percussion Music

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Jackson Heights resident Ingrid Gordon (percussion) and Maspeth resident Barbara Podgurski (piano) team up with percussionist Frank Cassara. Together they will perform a program of modern yet ear-friendly works, including several pieces by composers with roots in Queens. Also included are Mark Mellit’s tongue and cheeck “Tight Sweater” and Alan Hovhaness's ritualistic “Invocations to Vahakn”—a prayer to an ancient Armenian deity.


May
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Sleep Apnea

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Snoring may be more than just an annoying habit – it may be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Come learn about the different types of sleep apnea, as well as some potential causes and symptoms from Dr. Astua, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.


May
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mother's Day Crafternoon

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

Children ages 6-12 will make a beautiful tissue paper flower for Mother's Day in this fun craft program. Space is limited — first-come, first-served beginning 5/3/2018.


May
19
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Voices of New York Spring Choral Concert

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Voices of New York, a 20-voice adult community chorus based in Manhattan, will present a program of beautiful choral music as well as several vocal solos.


May
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Forest Hills Book Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Forest Hills Book Club will meet to discuss the book of the month.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Memorial Day Craft

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

Please join us for a Memorial Day craft session. Children ages 5-12. Space is limited — first-come, first-served beginning 5/16/2018.


May
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Problems, Delays, Outdated Equipment...How Did New York's Subway Get So Bad?

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

New York City can't survive without a good public transportation system. Yet problems continue and the powers that be fail to provide viable solutions. Find out what's really going on and what we can do to help get us back on track. Join us for an informative and lively panel discussion and open forum.


May
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage with Memories of Migration

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

For this year’s National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join Queens Memory and the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) for an event that celebrates the immigrant experience and builds empathy through storytelling and creative expression. Artist EunWoo Nam will lead participants in an interactive drawing activity inspired by the personal migration stories shared by members of the community. Made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Jun
2
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Lady and the Vamps

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Lady and the Vamps is a band based in New York that prides themselves on their technical abilities and musical versatility, breaking boundaries with their unique sound. Join us for music and vocals that range from jazz standards to iconic Broadway melodies to to modern classics from pop and R and B.


Jun
7
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Face Painting at Summer Reading Celebration

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Summer reading celebration with face painting for children.


Jun
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Comedy Magic Show

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their families will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement.


Jun
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Demystifying City Politics and Figuring Out Where We Fit In

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Are you frustrated by the way New York City works? Do you have questions about what the City Council does? Join us for an informative and lively panel discussion and open forum to gain a better understanding of our local government and insight on how to get it to work for you. Empower yourself to make the changes you want and hold our elected officials accountable.


Jun
9
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author and Photographer of "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

How well do you know the neighborhoods of Queens? Author Joe DiStefano and photographer Clay Williams reveal the rich history and cultural diversity that are just a bus, subway, or walk away. Rediscover Queens on your next staycation with "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss."
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Jun
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Andrea Brachfeld and Insight

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Celebrated flutist, composer, arranger and producer Andrea Brachfeld and her quartet perform straight ahead jazz. This performance is made possible through a grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


Jun
18
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Men’s Health: Ways to Stay On Top of Your Game

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Come learn about important health topics affecting men. The doctor will focus on the risk factors for prostate cancer and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.


Jun
21
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Meet the Author: "Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical" by Kevin Winkler

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kevin Winkler, author of "Big Deal", will take you on a tour through videos and images of the history and development of Bob Fosse's career. Bob Fosse (1927-1987) is recognized as one of the most significant figures in post-World War II American musical theatre. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Jun
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Business of Music, The Music of the Beatles: An Interview with May Pang

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Beatles authority Kenneth Womack interviews May Pang, John Lennon’s girlfriend in the 1970s as well as a music industry insider during the post-Beatles years.


Jun
25
6:30PM

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8:00PM

What A Wonderful World At Queens Library: A Lecture On The Life and Times of Louis Armstrong

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library in Partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!


Jun
30
3:00PM

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4:30PM

What A Wonderful World at Queens Library: Radio Jarocho

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library in Partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ A song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!


Jul
2
6:00PM

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6:45PM

Moving for Life

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!

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 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
NYS Assembly
Hon. Andrew Hevesi
HevesiA@nyassembly.gov
District Office 70-50 Austin Street, Suite 118
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. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
Addabbo@nysenate.gov
District Office 159-53 102nd Street
Howard Beach NY, 11414
phone: (718) 738-1111
fax: (718) 322-5760
Albany Office Room 613, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2322
fax: (518) 426-6875
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

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.