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Indie Author Day at Queens Library!

In October, libraries across North America will host Indie Author Day events to bring local writing and reading communities together.

Join us on Saturday, October 20 at Central Library in Jamaica for children’s book readings, a publishing workshop, and more.

Get involved with your New York indie ...

Palaces for the People: An Author Talk with Eric Klinenberg

What do places like libraries, childcare centers, bookstores, churches, synagogues, and parks have in common? They are part of our "social infrastructure,” places where people can gather, make friends, communicate with each other, and do much more.

At his author talk on Monday, October 22 at Central Library in ...

Culture Connection 5th Anniversary Concerts!

Culture Connection, the program that brings NYC’s artistic talent to Queens, is turning five this year!

To celebrate, we're hosting a star-studded series of five concerts at five different library locations this October.

Get your taste of musical magic at these exciting events featuring a Broadway star and ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at our community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens ...

Promote a Lifelong Love of Learning. Donate Now!

Our STACKS afterschool program provides a nurturing environment to read and to do homework. It also encourages participation in other learning activities that help develop life skills.

But we can’t offer programs like this without the support of our community.

Programs like STACKS are made possible thanks to the ...

Run the River with Queens Library!

Once again, Queens Library is partnering with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Run the River, a 5K fun run on Randall’s Island, on Saturday, October 27!

Now in its ninth year, you can run to protect the waterways, wetlands, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island Park. ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your fall adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, a ...

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 begins September 15, and we’re celebrating with programs and events all month long!

Help us honor the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans with concerts, dance performances, crafts, cooking classes, and much more!

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations will take place at multiple ...

Queens Library’s Back-to-School Guide!

It’s time for kids to go back to school—and we’ve got the perfect guide to help you prepare for a successful school year!

From tips on healthy eating and sleeping to how to talk to your child about their day, our Back-to-School Guide will help smooth the transition from summer to school.

Our guide is ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Oct
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 4-6

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-6 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Pre-K Storytime 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 3-5 years and their adult caregivers will hear stories and do a related craft. Pre-register in person at the Children’s Reference Desk; register for each month during the last 7 calendar days of the previous month.

Forest HillsWed, Oct 24, 20184:00PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsWed, Oct 31, 20184:00PM - 5:00PM

Oct
18
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


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Oct
18
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Midterm Elections: The Stakes - Presented by Let's Talk Democracy

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Through voting we have the opportunity to influence the government. Yet half of U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote do not for midterm elections. What happens when we don’t exercise this privilege? Join us as we dive into the issues and choices facing us with the help of Adam Eichen, activist, communications strategist, and co-author of "Daring Democracy" who will prepare us to be better informed for the upcoming general election on Tuesday, November 6th.


Oct
19
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up: Come play board and card games — and try your hand at origami — on Friday afternoons in the Children's Room! Start your weekend off in a fun way!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
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


Oct
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 10-13

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 10-13 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
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


Oct
20
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 and 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


Oct
20
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Broadway - From Back Row to Backstage!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us as theater enthusiast Brian Stoll discusses all things Broadway in this interactive, slide illustrated presentation. He will share the history and importance of the Broadway Playbill and offer several tips on how to see Broadway shows for way under cost.


Oct
20
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Cinema Saturdays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up and their caregivers can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills' program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in October for the following movies:
10/6: Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (2017, PG)
10/13: The Secret of NIMH (1982, G)
10/20: Secretariat (2010, PG)
10/27: Scooby Doo and the Gourmet Ghost (2018)

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

Additional Dates


Oct
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 7-9

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-9 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
22
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


Oct
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Happy Haunted Halloween

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

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


Oct
25
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


Oct
25
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Open Mic and Reading Series

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Open Mic is for all performers of any genre to take the mic for four minutes. Spectators are also welcome. Featured readers are as follows: September: Claire Van Winkle, October: Jody-Ann Buckle, November: Paul Legault, December: Vijay R. Nathan

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

Additional Dates


Oct
27
2:00PM

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4:30PM

How End-of-Life Planning Can Give Your Life New Meaning Now

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

When Fay Hoh Yin expressed her end-of-life wishes to daughter, Monona, in 2015 their relationship and lives improved. Miraculously, she recovered from near-death and the two have since published Fay’s memoirs, "Riding with the Wind," which they will share, followed by an interactive session to discuss end of life issues. We will be playing the “Go Wish” game. For free tickets, visit https://endoflifeplanning.eventbrite.com/?aff=listing.


Oct
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Immigration: A Deep Dive Into The History and Current Laws

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for an important and timely exploration into our immigration laws and how they have been applied over the years, the role immigration has played in our country, and the reality of immigration today.

Mae Ngai, a national authority on the history of immigration and professor at Columbia University, will kick off our three week series on immigration.


Nov
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make Your Own Picture Book

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

November is Picture Book Month, a tribute to the enduring importance of the picture book form. During today’s craft, we will make our own picture book, a book that is written and illustrated by you! Preregistration is a must --first-come, first-served--beginning October 25, 2018. Please ask the children's librarians for details.


Nov
2
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 3 and up, come play board and card games and try your hand at origami on Friday afternoons in the children's room! Start your weekend off in a fun way!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 10-13

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 10-13 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


Nov
3
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 3+ crowd and 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


Nov
3
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Diwali Festival of Lights

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join the Forest Hills Library, Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA), and Lend-A-Hand-India (LAHI) as they celebrate Diwali. There will be a special performance by "Gaurav Venkateswar“. His musical inspiration is born from his South Asian heritage as well as musical genres around the world.


Nov
3
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Cinema Saturdays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up and their caregivers can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills' Story Hour Room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!

Join us in November for the following movies:
November 3: Pinocchio (2018) ⠂ PG ⠂84 min.
November 10: The Boss Baby ⠂PG ⠂97 min.
November 17: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation ⠂PG ⠂120 min.
November 24: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies ⠂PG ⠂ 92 min.

**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


Nov
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 7-9

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-9 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


Nov
5
6:00PM

--to--

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 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 for you, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Pre-K Storytime 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 3-5 years and their adult caregivers will hear stories and do a related craft. Preregister in person at the children’s reference desk; register for each month during the last 7 calendar days of the previous month.

Forest HillsWed, Nov 14, 20184:00PM - 5:00PM
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Nov
8
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Deep Dive Into Immigration- A Let's Talk Democracy Civics Series

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for an important and timely exploration into our immigration laws and how they have been applied over the years, the role immigration has played in our country, and the reality of immigration today ."Getting at the Roots" on Nov. 8 and "The Money Question" on Nov. 15 presented by Jane Guskin and David Wilson, authors of “The Politics of Immigration.”

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

Additional Dates


Nov
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 4-6

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-6 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


Nov
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Learn to Relax Through Meditation

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Experience refreshing moments of calm, balance, and peace any time you want through meditation. As you relax, feel your stress melt away. Discover how meditation can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski for this engaging workshop. There will even be a short meditation sitting.


Nov
15
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.


Nov
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Thanksgiving Story & Craft

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

Come to the Forest Hills Library for a Thanksgiving storytime and craft for ages 5 and up. Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! Preregistration is a must -- first-come, first-served – beginning November 7, 2018. Please ask the children's librarians for details.


Nov
19
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


Nov
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Meet the Author: "Our Invisible Neighbors" by Crystal Wolfe

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Are you one paycheck away from homelessness like millions of New Yorkers? Local author Crystal Wolfe will discuss her book "Our Invisible Neighbors: Accounts, Causes, and Solutions to the Epidemic of Homelessness in the 21st Century" and show the city that every voice counts. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Dec
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Life Transitions: Coping With Loss

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Loss can mean different things to different people. Whether you’re struggling with the loss of a loved one, loss of physical abilities, or the loss of independence, we want you to find a space to connect with others, learn coping strategies, and find support. Join us for a discussion on loss facilitated by Jacqueline LaGrassa, LCSW from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. All are welcome.


Dec
8
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Voices of New York Holiday Choral Concert

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This 25 member community chorus based in Manhattan presents their annual concert of sacred and secular Christmas and seasonal music plus a Hanukkah song.


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 1866
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.