Kew Forest Junior Varsity Basketball team wins PSAA title

The Kew Forest JV Jaguars defeated The Avenues School by a score of 82-50 in the PSAA Championship game this Thursday.


To get to the championship game, the Jaguars defeated LWA in the Eastern Conference finals 70-68, and came back the next evening to defeat Avenues.

“I have never coached a team that has so much talent, commitment, sportsmanship, self-control and stamina on and off the basketball court. After we won the title 82-50 vs. Avenue’s I knew right then and there this has been the best team I have ever coached in 27 years,” said KF Coach Della Marco.

Alex Pena was named MVP of the championship game having a double-double (27 points – 11 steals – 4 assists), Malachi Phillips scored 22 points – 6 assists, Jonathan Daniels double – double 14 points – 12 rebounds – 6 steals – 5 assists and  Lambert Shell 7 points – 5 rebounds.


This is the first ever JV Boys Title won by Kew Forest in the PSAA. With an overall record 18 – 3, and PSAA record 13-1, the Kew Forest program, led by John Della Marco, is surely headed in the right direction.


Forest Hills director to screen film at QWFF


Burt Young, Dawn Young, and Sally Kirkland in Tom in America, a Queens Picture release. Photo courtesy of Queens Picture. Photo credit: Cara Howe

Forest Hills resident and director Flavio Alves will have his film “Tom in America” featured in the upcoming Queens World Film Festival. The 16-minute short narrative will screen on Wednesday, March 16 at 8 p.m. at P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights.

After being married for 50 years, main characters Michael and Betty believe their life together is rather lie-free. However, a Tom of Finland doll brings up Michael’s deepest secrets and the couple’s world is turned upside down. The film follows whether or not their love can prevail.

Alves is a Brazilian writer, film director and producer. He was granted political asylum in 1998 and worked briefly for both Hillary Clinton and Anthony Weiner. After attending NYU to study film, Alves has directed and produced more than 20 films. He is also the founder of Queens Pictures, a film production company.

You can learn more about the film, the cast and screenings at


Free Starbucks in Forest Hills this Saturday, Feb. 13th

The Journey Church, which meets at the United Artists  Midway Theatre 1236848_523889137690555_1714860973_non Sundays, is renting out the local Starbucks to provide the community with free drinks and  snacks from the hours of 11:00am to 1:00pm, on  Saturday, Feb. 13th.

Free Starbucks will be available to anyone who shows up at Starbucks (107 Continental Ave., Forest Hills), thanks to the Journey Church; which has had a recent surge of attendance at their services due to the music played by their talented band, moving messages from Pastor Mike, and the unity shared by “journeyers” who join together to reflect on their relationship with God.

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“From time to time, we just like to do nice things  for people in Forest Hills. While we certainly want  everyone to come and check out one of our  services, we just want to be good neighbors in our  community. Plus, who doesn’t love free coffee?”  says Mike Cooper, the Lead Pastor of the church.


The Journey Church might not look like a traditional church. Instead of woodenpews, you’ll find comfortable seats with cup holders. You won’t find a choir, but you’ll sing along with the rock-and-roll style music. The pastor doesn’tScreen Shot 2016-02-08 at 2.49.39 PM wear a robe or a collar; he wears jeans. The church refers to itself as “a real church for real people.”

Sunday services are at the United Artist Midway Theatres at 10:30am, and theservice lasts just over an hour.

For more information, visit or call 718.305.4245.


The Kew Forest School JV basketball team is this year’s PSAA Eastern Division Champions

Kew Forest School’s junior varsity team finished in first place in the 2015-16 PSAA Eastern Division. Coach of the year candidate, John Della Marco, and his squad went 10-1 in their division, and 15-3 overall.

They are now headed to the playoffs next week. Catch them Monday, February 8th at Kew Forest School, located at 119-17 Union Turnpike in Forest Hills.




Mumford & Sons return to FH Stadium for 2 nights

Besides the New York Pops, who continuously call the Forest Hills Stadium their summer home, the venue just announced Mumford & Sons will return to its stage.

During the summer of 2013, Mumford & Sons became Forest Hills Stadium’s first concert performance in 15 years.

“We’re thrilled to announce the return of Mumford & Sons to Forest Hills Stadium. This is just the beginning, we’ve got another diverse season of entertainment to share with you soon,” Mike Luba, Forest Hills Stadium promoter, said in a statement. “We’ve made some incredible improvements to the stadium that have made it a world class venue and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back.”

The group were scheduled to perform on June 16, but due to an overwhelming response from their fans, they’ve added a second performance on June 17th as well. On June 16, they will have featured guest Raury, an eclectic artist mixing soul, hip hop and folk, and on the 17th, indie pop artist BØRNS will join them.

All the tickets are $70 with no added fees and are now on sale. You can head to or to purchase tickets.


Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps unveil new ambulance

Yesterday, members of the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps joined elected officials to unveil a new ambulance.

The new vehicle will replace an ambulance that was consistently in need of repairs, although it was a rather newer vehicle. The FHVAC now have three vehicles, including a 2009 Chevy Suburban and a 2002 Fort Type 2 van ambulance. Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, who was in attendance at Sunday’s event, allocated the $100,000 in capital money needed for the vehicle.

““EMS workers are among the first line of defense when someone is in danger and having an up-to-date ambulance can make all the difference,” Stavisky said in a release. “I am so proud to help the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps, a group of individuals who truly exemplify how much of a difference everyday people can make in their community.”

Stavisky was joined by City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi’s office and Borough President Melinda Katz.

“The members of The Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps are extremely pleased to place our new ambulance into service for the community,” Ron Cohen, of the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps, said in a release. “Without the efforts of our Senator, Toby Ann Stavisky, the acquisition of this life saving piece of equipment would not have been possible.”

“We promise to put the ambulance to its best use, to do much good for the people of Forest Hills, Rego Park, and New York,” he added.


Venus NY body shaping in Forest Hills offers an alternative solution for toning your body

“We believe in the power of a healthy and beautiful body. Having a body you are proud of can change your life,” says Julia Gometz, owner of Venus NY body shaping.

Venus NY, located on the second floor at 108-12 72nd Avenue in Forest Hills, wants you to say goodbye to your cellulite and muffin top by using a personalized program which will meet your individual needs.


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Venus NY provides the latest technology to slim, shame and tone your body. You can lose 3-9 inches of fat in weeks.

How it works…

1. Fat Filled Cells: The light energizes the fat cells causing an accelerated pore opening.

2. Emulsified Fatty Debris: All the contents of the fat cells, the fatty acids, glycerol and water, are carried to the lymph system and are released from the body. Permanently.

3. Empty & Collapsed Cells: Think of it as a grape shrinking down to the size of a raisin.


Here’s what one Forest Hills Mom, age 40, said: “I can’t believe I lost 2 inches around my waist in the first week! And that’s the hardest place for me to lose weight. Usually when I diet, it comes off my arms and chest, but Venus NY made it so easy to lose fat in the areas I specified.”


Venus NY’s promises that it’s program will:Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 11.14.38 AM

  • Target stubborn areas
  • Non-invasive
  • No pain
  • No downtime
  • Shrinks fat while maintaining muscle
  • Safe
  • No side effects (except happiness)
Here’s the research behind it!



Venus NY can be reached at  855.836-8769 and their Forest Hills location is open during the times listed below:

  • Tuesday and Thursday: 11am – 7pm
  • Wednesday and Friday: 8am- 4pm
  • Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
  • Closed Sunday and Monday