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Lunar New Year: Film Screening: Chinese Zodiac

Please join us for this free film screening of Academy Award winner Jackie Chan's Chinese Zodiac as part of our week long Lunar New Year celebration.

Jan 24 @ 2:00 PM

Dec
8
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Paper Coaster and Cup Holder Making for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will use origami paper to make coasters and cup holders.


Dec
8
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Game Night!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Grab your friends and get to Hillcrest Library for game night! Ages 6-12 welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Tween Advisory Board

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

For tweens and teens to engage and have a say in youth programming! The Teen/Tween Advisory Board will assist in planning suitable events and activities for the local community as well as decorating the children's area. Service hours will be given for participants.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Dec
9
10:30AM

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2:30PM

1-on-1 Computer Classes

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Hillcrest is offering one-on-one computer classes. Classes are available in various subjects and skill-level. Sessions are flexible and geared to the specific needs of each student. Sessions are 30 minutes and available everyday except Tuesdays and Saturdays. Bring all your technology questions. To request a class or to inquire about other computer sessions please call 718-454-2786 and ask to speak with a customer service specialist.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Bring in any device and learn how to properly use it. See any Customer Service Specialist for details.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

TGIF Game Night

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Grab your friends and join the action with Wii games or go old-school fun with Connect 4, Monopoly, Battleship, or Scrabble! If you're not feeling the group thing, hang back and play solitaire or work on a puzzle.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
10
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Saturday Family Films

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us at Hillcrest on Saturdays at 1:00 PM for our family film! We will be showing new films and old favorites. Contact the library to find out what's playing each week.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
12
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-24 months and their parents or adult caregivers enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and circle games.


Dec
12
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Buy-A-Book Movie Event - Alice Through The Looking Glass

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a special screening of the film Alice Through The Looking Glass (2016, Rated PG) to help us raise awareness for the Buy-A-Book initiative which seeks to purchase new books for your Hillcrest Library.


Dec
13
2:30PM

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4:00PM

LEGOs!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 13 years old are invited to create Lego projects using a different theme each week. A parent or guardian must be present.


Dec
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Be Prepared: Spelling Bee 2016 Practice

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children in Grades 3-6 can join us to prepare for our upcoming spelling bees!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Picture Book!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-4 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy picture books together.


Dec
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

After School Arts & Crafts

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will learn and explore new arts and crafts for fun and learning!


Dec
15
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Classic Movies

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for free screenings of classic movies:

Gaslight: Thursday, November 10, 2PM

It Happened One Night: Thursday, November 17, 1PM

Rebecca: Thursday, December 1, 2PM

The Big Sleep: Thursday, December 15, 1PM


Dec
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

What to Read Next: Historical Fiction

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

No assignments, no commitments! Just come and share recommendations of historical fiction that you love and find out what your neighbors are reading and enjoying. The library will also offer suggestions to pique your interest.


Dec
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Focus Group For Parents

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Informal meeting for parents to meet with the children’s librarian to suggest programming ideas for kids.


Dec
20
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Buy-A-Book Information Table

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please help us raise $500 to buy books for our community! Your Buy-A-Book Donation will go directly toward books for your Hillcrest library.


Dec
20
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: La Vie Parisienne

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a screening of a concert originally broadcast on New Year's Eve 2015 with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, and music by Ravel, Offenbach, and Saint-Saëns’s "Carnival of the Animals" narrated by Tony-Award winner Nathan Lane.


Dec
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Focus Group

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you have an idea for an activity or program you would like to take part in at the library? This is your chance contribute!


Dec
28
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Spelling Bee!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Third and Fourth graders can join us on Wednesday, December 28th for a fun and challenging Spelling Bee! Winners will move on to compete with spellers from across Queen's Library!


Dec
29
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Spelling Bee!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Fifth and Sixth graders can join us on Thursday, December 29th for a fun and challenging Spelling Bee at the Hillcrest Library! The winner of this bee will be representing Hillcrest against winners from all of Queens Library!


Jan
3
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movies: A Passage To India

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for free classic movie screenings:

A Passage to India

Tuesday, 1/3
2-5PM


Jan
4
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Help Us Create A Coloring Book For Kids!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Tap into your drawing skills to create coloring book pages for our neighborhood kids! We will compile the pages into coloring books. Service hour credits available.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Mariachi Flor De Toloache

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Filmed in May 2016, this screening brings New York’s first all-female mariachi group and one of the city’s most exciting new bands, Mariachi Flor de Toloache to your library. The group celebrates the traditions of this folk form while creating a style all their own including original songs and new arrangements reflecting the influence of salsa, cumbia, gypsy music, Latin jazz as well as pop, hip-hop and soul.

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

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Jan
9
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Timeless Tales

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for Timeless Tales! Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
11
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Picture Book!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-4 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy picture books together.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Family Game Night!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We're breaking out the board games, cards and coloring sheets for Family Game night at Hillcrest Library! Children of all ages and their parent/caregiver can join us for a fun night of games and activities.


Jan
17
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Classic Movies: The Golden Bowl

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for free classic movie screenings:

The Golden Bowl

Tuesday, 1/17
2-430PM


Jan
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

After School Arts & Crafts

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will learn and explore new arts and crafts for fun and learning!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
21
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Kickoff Lunar New Year!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kickoff Lunar New Year with origami demonstrations and Red envelope decorating all week long!


Jan
21
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "The Nance"

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center and Queens Library are partnering to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, enjoy watching Nathan Lane as he gives the performance of a lifetime as Chauncey Miles, a comedian of the 1930s who plays gay men for laughs - at least on stage.


Jan
23
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Storytime is a great way to encourage a love of reading. Toddlers and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and more! For ages 18-36 months.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Origami

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Learn how to make origami rooster in celebration of the Year of the Rooster!


Jan
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

It's Never Too Early (or Too Late) To Plan for Your Child's College Education

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Gain insight into developing the right strategy for you and your child to get into the college of their dreams and to ease the financial burden of a college education. Arnold Davis has conducted presentations on college admissions and financing at high schools, secondary schools and primary schools in the Midwest and regional New York.


Jan
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Lunar New Year: Film Screening: Chinese Zodiac

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for this free film screening of Academy Award winner Jackie Chan's Chinese Zodiac as part of our week long Lunar New Year celebration.


Jan
25
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

In this screening originally recorded in August 2015, "Highway 61 Revisited", the album that changed the way we hear rock, folk, and blues and became the defining soundtrack for a generation, bursts into new life as Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan’s masterpiece is performed in its entirety by the Watkins Family Hour house band and very special guests.


Jan
26
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Mah Jong

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for an opportunity to learn the basics of Mah Jong and engage in some fun competition! Open to beginners and those who have played a little bit in the past.


Jan
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lunar New Year Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Make a moveable dragon, with the help of the librarians, for your own personal dragon dance.


Jan
26
7:00PM

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7:45PM

Bilingual Storytime

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Bilingual Storytime featuring traditional and modern Chinese tales in both English and Chinese.


Jan
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chopsticks Challenge

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Test your skills with chopsticks with fast paced challenges. Skills lacking? We’ll teach you how to use your chopsticks with precision.


Feb
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Space

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Grab your friends and head to the library! We will provide occasional craft and creative opportunities.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Let's Move!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Let's Move! Come join the program inspired by Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign. In the United States, childhood obesity rates have tripled. The “Let’s Move!” initiative aims to reduce obesity and prolong life for Americans. Come learn about the “Let’s Move!” program, the benefits of physical activity for heart health, and enjoy an energizing low impact Zumba workout with certified instructor, Fiona Harvey!


Feb
2
7:00PM

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7:45PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, fingerplays and fun! Feel free to dress children in slippers and pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. For ages 2-6 years.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movies: Great Expectations

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Classic Movies: Great Expectations

Join us for free screnings of classic movies.

Tuesday, 2/7
2-4PM


Feb
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Valentine Origami Making for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Lets celebrate Valentine's Day by making fun and easy origami to share with your love ones.


Feb
9
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screenings: New York Philharmonic: Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat in Concert

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

New York Philharmonic: Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat in Concert


Feb
13
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Leave A 'How To Get Over A Broken Heart' Message

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Customers young and old alike leave your anonymous suggestion or experience about how to get over a broken heart on a post-it for on our "Broken Heart Poster".

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

Additional Dates


Feb
14
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Film Screening - Valentine's Day

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Valentine's Day directed by Garry Marshall. PG-13, 2h 5min, Comedy/Romance. Set in Los Angeles, watch as singles and couples deal with the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.


Feb
16
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Coloring Fun for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Coloring can be fun. It also can help create focus and encourage mindfulness. Let's get together and have some coloring fun. We will provide coloring sheets, coloring pencils and music.


Feb
21
11:00AM

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12:15PM

Hour of Coding

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

5th and 6th Graders: Join us for an introduction to Computer Coding using Hour of Code at Hillcrest Library! Have your own laptop? Great! Let us know when you sign up if you want to use your own device! Participants will be using Hour of Code programs to learn computer logic through code.org. Signup in person at Hillcrest starting 2/1.


Feb
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movies: Oliver Twist

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Classic Movies: Oliver Twist

Join us for free screenings of classic movies:

Tuesday, 2/21
2-4PM


Feb
22
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Rana Santacruz

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed in March 2016, Mexico City–born and Brooklyn-based since 2002, Rana Santacruz is redefining both traditional Mexican music and the American singer-songwriter tradition. The multi-instrumentalist and gifted musical storyteller embodies the current incarnation of the great American melting pot and the next wave of great music that is springing from it.


Feb
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

STEM Challenge

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Use science, technology, engineering and math to tinker, design and create the challenge with an array of unexpected materials. Join us and explore new materials, tools and processes as you make a project to take home. For ages 6-12.


Feb
23
7:00PM

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7:45PM

Family Trivia Challenge!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Families- Get your thinking caps ready! Come down to the library for fast paced trivia rounds testing everything from current events and pop culture to history and science.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Hillcrest Community Library has:

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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Hillcrest Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

 

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

  • CD-ROMs

 


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

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

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

Community Organizations & Services
Jamaica Estates Civic Association
Holliswood Civic Association

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

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

Local Newspapers
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Rory Lancman
RLancman@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 78-40 164th Street
Hillcrest NY , 11366
phone: (718) 217-4969
fax: (347) 561-6116
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1773
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6956
fax: (212) 676-0471
NYS Assembly
Hon. Nily D. Rozic
Rozicn@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office 510 CAP
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Hillcrest was developed on two hundred acres of farmland in 1909 by William F. Wyckoff of the Hillcrest of Jamaica Company. Prior to development, the area was referred to as “The Hills,” a name deriving from its location on the hills between Jamaica and Flushing. Situated in central Queens, Hillcrest lies primarily in Jamaica and partly in Flushing. This small residential area of mainly one-family houses and some 2-family and multi-family dwellings is roughly defined by Union Turnpike to the north, Jamaica Estates to the east, Hillside Avenue to the south, and 164th street to the west. The population of Hillcrest had became more ethnically diverse in the 1980’s when immigrants from Guyana, Haiti, China, India and Colombia began settling into the area.

The 7,500 sq. ft library building situated in the commercial strip of Union Turnpike was completed in 1974, but its opening was delayed because of a fiscal crisis. During this interim, the building was rented out to several community groups. When it opened on April 28, 1980, it became the 54th branch of the Queens Borough Public Library system.