The Kew-Forest School Presents Walk & Wine with Kimberly Seals Allers this Wednesday, April 26 from 5:45pm – 8pm

kewforestwineheadThis Wednesday, April 26th, The Kew-Forest School  is hosting a walking tour of the school with  Admissions at 5:45pm followed by a wine reception  and book discussion at 6:30pm with award winning  author, Kimberly Seals Allers about her recent book  THE BIG LETDOWN:  How Medicine, Big  Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding.


The event will take place at The Kew-Forest School’s Upper School Library at 119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Parking is available behind the school.


For questions, contact Jade Wiederholt at

In Allers’ latest novel, ‘THE BIG LETDOWN‘, she argues that there is a large, unseen network in influencing women’s choices. She leans on her journalistic prowess to “delve into fields as varied as pediatrics, sociology, history, feminism, economics, and pop culture to better understand the social history and modern in influences—some subtle, some blatant—that effect women as infant-feeding decision makers every day.” Allers’ goal in writing ‘THE BIG LETDOWN‘ is to educate women on the forces at work manipulating their decisions about breastfeeding so they can make a clear-eyed decision for their family.

KIMBERLY SEALS ALLERS is an award-winning journalist, and leading breastfeeding commentator. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast,, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Daily News, Real Simple, Fortune, Pregnancy and many others. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Anderson Cooper, Fox News and the Huckabee Show and NPR. Kimberly worked at Fortune, Essence, New York Post and The Times (of London), before turning to freelance work.

She is the author of The Mocha Manual® series of books and the co-author of Giving Notice: Why the Best and Brightest are Leaving the Workplace. Kimberly is the mother of Michael (Grade 7) and Kayla (Grade 11) at The Kew-Forest School. For more information please visit

Established in 1918, THE KEW-FOREST SCHOOL is the oldest independent, co-ed college preparatory school in the New York City borough of Queens for students in early childhood through 12th grade. With more than 250 students hailing from 65 countries around the globe, Kew-Forest produces citizens of our school and the world. For more information please visit



Summer Camp Open House at The Kew-Forest School this Saturday, April 22, 10am – 12pm

Summer Camp LogoRegistration is now open for Summer Camp at The Kew-Forest School, a program for children entering grades Pre-K to 8.

Camp will be running from June 26 – August 11.

You may register for the day, week, or the full seven weeks.



Academic and recreation options include:

  • Before/After Camp Care
  • Swimming
  • Cooking
  • Hands-on Science
  • Field trips and more!

Visit their open house this Saturday, April 22 from 10am – 12pm.

Receive a free gift when you register online!

Contact The Kew-Forest School at 718.268.4667 ext.108 or email for more info or to schedule a tour.

Ask them about available discounts too – save $125 by registering before April 30! ​



Forest Hills library to temporarily close

forest-hills-libraryThe Forest Hills branch of the Queens Library will be temporarily closed due to construction.

The last day of service at the Forest Hills Library will be Friday, April 21.

The approximate timeline for the closing is six weeks. While repairs are being made to the library’s roof, there will be a mobile library providing limited library service at Forest Hills on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The mobile library will start on Friday, April 28.

Other library options include the North Forest Park Library (98-27 Metropolitan Avenue) and the Rego Park Library (91-41 63rd Drive).

The library originally planned on closing in November of last year for the repair work on the leaky roof. However, the project was postponed because it didn’t receive the necessary approvals for the site safety plan, scaffolding, and the use of fuel-burning tools at the time.

The $650,000 project is funded through Council Member Karen Koslowitz.


Suspect in recent Forest Hills robberies arrested – Updated

937-17 112 SQD 04-05-17 PhotoInspector Robert Ramos confirmed that the 112th Precinct has arrested the person responsible for recent robberies in Forest Hills.
In the two cases, the suspect targeted older women walking alone.
On Sunday, April 16th, the suspect knocked a 73-year-old woman to the ground and stole her purse before taking off on foot. The victim’s bag contained $130, an iPhone and credit cards. The incident happened around 3:45 p.m. near 67th Avenue and Yellowstone Boulevard.

On Wednesday, April 5, on 67th Road between Yellowstone Boulevard and 108th Street, the suspect approached a 69-year-old woman and pushed her to the ground. The suspect stole the woman’s purse which contained items such as an iPhone, dancing shoes, keys, ID and credit cards. During the attack, the woman felt pain to her right arm and ribs.

The suspect is a woman and is described as white-hispanic, about 25 years old and 5’5”.


UPDATE: 31-year-old Nikki Newmark was arrested and charged with two counts of robbery and one count of petit larceny. According to authorities, she also stole $25 worth of beauty products from the 99 Cents and Up discount store (102-05 Queens Blvd.) on Sunday.


The Kew-Forest School appoints first female Head of School

Established in 1918, The Kew-Forest School is the oldest independent, co-ed college preparatory school in the New York City borough of Queens for  students in early childhood through 12th grade.

After conducting an extensive nationwide search, The Kew-Forest School  just announce that Carla Jantos MacMullen, Dean of Faculty at Hopkins  School in New Haven, has accepted the invitation of the Board of Trustees to be the next and first female Head of The Kew-Forest School effective July 1, 2017.

Screen Shot 2017-04-12 at 1.32.31 PMMs. MacMullen brings a long and distinguished career of consistent success in education to her new role at Kew-Forest.

She has spent the past 30 years at Hopkins School in New Haven, CT, one of the country’s oldest and finest independent day schools. The two schools have much in common including a deep respect for and commitment to scholarship, service, creativity, and ethical conduct.  Ms. MacMullen will serve as the ninth Head of School to lead Kew-Forest—an exciting and historic moment for the School as it approaches its centennial anniversary next year.

“The selection of Head of School is one of the greatest responsibilities of trusteeship.  In our many rounds of interviews and conversations with Ms. MacMullen, we consistently saw a strong and thoughtful leader; a superior level of preparation and analysis; someone committed to our values of diversity and inclusion and consideration of the balance between independent school best practices and Kew-Forest’s specific needs—all while keeping students first,” said Gregory L. Matalon, Chair of the Board of Trustees.

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead The Kew-Forest School and committed to partnering with the Board of Trustees to honor tradition while stewarding the School’s future.  I greatly look forward to getting to know the current generation of students and their families and closely working with the faculty and administration.  I also look forward to connecting with the alumni of this esteemed school and understanding what Kew-Forest has meant to legions of students over the years. I’m excited to serve the school community and lead Kew-Forest into the next phase of its history,” said Ms. MacMullen.

With more than 250 students hailing from 65 countries around the globe, Kew-Forest produces citizens of our school and the world. Today the School maintains a rich tradition of fostering “high standards of excellence, discipline and a sincere spirit of service.” Their graduates develop the skills necessary for pursuing higher education at top colleges and universities.