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TGIF Games

End your week playing video and board games or just hanging out with your friends.

Jan 2 @ 3:00 PM, Jan 9 @ 3:00 PM, Jan 16 @ 3:00 PM, Jan 23 @ 3:00 PM, Jan 30 @ 3:00 PM

Teen Library Club Meeting

Make new friends and voice your opinions on programs and events you'd like to see at the library and items you'd like to see added to the collection. Light refreshments will be served.

Jan 6 @ 3:00 PM, Feb 3 @ 3:00 PM

Dec
26
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Canned Goods Drive

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Help us feed those in need by donating unexpired canned goods and boxes of non-perishable food for distribution to neighbors. Donations will be accepted from 2:00-5:00PM weekdays and Saturdays, except holidays, until January 9, 2015.

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

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Dec
26
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

TGIF Games

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

End your week playing video and board games or just hanging out with your friends.


Jan
2
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

TGIF Games

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

End your week playing video and board games or just hanging out with your friends.

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

Additional Dates


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Jan
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This is an hour of fun, stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts on Monday afternoons for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Teen Library Club Meeting

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Make new friends and voice your opinions on programs and events you'd like to see at the library and items you'd like to see added to the collection. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-3 and their caregivers meet weekly for stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts and lots of fun!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Readers ages 10-14 share books and fun with listeners ages 2-5 accompanied by their caregivers. Stickers and snacks are included. Our first meeting on December 10 is for readers only.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Kids Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Enjoy something new and different for children ages 8-12. Explore science, art and more, with hands-on projects and fun!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
13
1:30PM

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3:45PM

Broadway to Hollywood

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will be screening movies that started out as Broadway plays before hitting the big screen. Light refreshments will be served. 1/13 - "Jersey Boys," rated R; 1/27 - "Les Misérables," rated PG-13; 2/10 - "Mamma Mia," rated PG-13; 2/24 - "Phantom of the Opera," rated PG-13; 3/10 - "Chicago," rated PG-13; 3/24 - "Hairspray," rated PG (film to play to film).

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

Additional Dates


Jan
15
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Laughathon!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Funny meeting you here! Kids ages 8-14 are invited to showcase their comedy skills telling jokes, asking riddles, doing a silly skit, juggling or just clowning around: anything to make the audience laugh! If you want to perform, you must come to the audition on January 15. The show will be on January 22. Refreshments will be served.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
19
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Learn to Draw...or Learn to Draw Better!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Adults will improve their drawing skills in a class led by instructor Jessica Wolff. All art materials will be supplied. Seating is limited; preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Hillcrest Community Library has:

  • 10 public computers
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Hillcrest Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Hillcrest Community Library include:

  • CD-ROMs

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Little Friends House II Day Care, Inc
75-41 164th Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11366
phone: (718) 380-8800
All My Children Day Care, Inc.
175-44 Mayfield Road
Jamaica Estates NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-1563
First Step International
67-11 Utopia Parkway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
Little Meadows Early Childhood Center
67-25 188th Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 454-6460
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, #1
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 939-8687
QCP Children’s Center, Apple Pre-School, and Apple Tree Nursery School
82-25 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 374-0002
Rainbow Montessori International School, Inc. (2 locations)
164-07 Goethals Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 380-1384
Rainbow Montessori International School, Inc
150-30 Union Turnpike
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 380-1384
 

Community Board
Community Board District #8
81-26 150th Street
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 264-7895
fax: (718) 264-7910
  

Community Organizations & Services
Jamaica Estates Civic Association
Holliswood Civic Association

Fire Department
Engine 315 Ladder 125
159-06 Union Turnpike
NY ,
EMS Hillcrest Station #50-Queens
82-68 164th Street
NY ,
 

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-70 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
  

Local Newspapers
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Utopia Playground
73rd Avenue, between Jewel Avenue and Utopia Pkwy
NY ,
Cunningham Park
Union Turnpike and 196th Street
NY ,
 

Police Department
107th Precinct
71-01 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , phone: (718) 969-5100
  

Post Office
Utopia Station
182-04 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY , 11366
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Holy Family Catholic School
74-15 175th Street
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 591-6438
Summit School
183-02 Union Turnpike
Flushing NY , 113661
phone: (718) 969-3944
United Cerebral Palsy of Queens
Yeshiva Madreigas Haadam
171-05 Jewel Avenue
Fresh Meadows NY , phone: (718) 969-7437
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S.173 Fresh Meadows School (K-6)
174-10 67th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 358-2243
P.S.178 Holliswood (Pre-K-5)
189-10 Radnor Road
Jamaica Estates NY , 11423
phone: (718) 464-5763
 

Public High Schools
Francis Lewis HS
58-20 Utopia Parkway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 357-7740
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
J.H.S. 216 George J. Ryan
64-20 175th Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 358-2005
  

Senior Centers
BFFY Hillcrest Senior Center
168-01b Hillside Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 297-7171
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Rory Lancman
Rlancman@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 78-40 164th Street
Hillcrest NY , 11366
phone: (718) 217-4969
fax: (347) 561-6116
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1773
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6956
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 602
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
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 504, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 32-26 Union Street, Suite 1B
Flushing NY, 11354
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.