FH State of the Civic Community TONIGHT


Join the Forest Hills Asian Association, Queens Community Board 6 and the West Side Tennis Club at “STATE OF FOREST HILLS CIVIC COMMUNITY – LOOKING FORWARD TO 2018.”

The event will feature speakers from most of the Forest Hills civic groups. You can find out what each group is up to as well as what you can do to get involved.

The “State of Forest Hills Civic Community” runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the West Side Tennis Club (1 Tennis Pl. in Forest Hills Gardens).

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/366826880454756/ or

Do not park in the street as parking is private. You can park in the members lot of the club.

Civics who are scheduled to appear, among others:
112th precinct community council
Forest Hills (NY) Asian Association (FHAA)
Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce
Forest Hills Community & Civic Assoc.
Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp
Forest Hills Long Island Jewish Northwell Health
Friends of MacDonald Park
Forest Hills Kiwanis Club
Musica Reginae Productions
Queens Community Board 6
Queens CB6 CERT


Forest Hills Stadium announce first performers of 2018

Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian


This year’s first two performances at Forest Hills Stadium have been announced.
On Friday, June 8th, Belle and Sebastian will bring their unique blend of electro-glide, baroque balladry, and giant-sized Europop hooks to Queens. Accompanying the Scottish band will be indie pop musicians Perfume Genius and Frankie Cosmos.
Belle & Sebastian released the second installment of their trilogy How To Solve Our Human Problems. The final installment will be released on February 16, alongside a compilation CD and limited edition vinyl box set.
The following night, Saturday, June 9th, will feature Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and The Head and The Heart. Expect a night filled with dynamic elements of soul, rock, jazz and folk. Special guest is Hiss Golden Messenger.
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats recently released their first track You Worry Me from their upcoming album Tearing At The Seams, due out March 9!
Presale tickets for both concerts went on sale this morning. If you’re going to purchase tickets, just include the password HOMETEAM.

Stay tuned as the concert venue announces more performers in the upcoming months.


Aigner Chocolates to sponsor corporate networking event

Aigner Chocolates, located at 103-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, has announced that they will be a food sponsor of the highly anticipated Pre-Game Networking Event hosted by BQE Media & The Queens Chamber of Commerce.

The event will be held on St. John’s University Campus on Tuesday, January 30th. Dinner, drinks, and networking with top Queens business people from 6:30-8:30, then premium seats at the 8:30pm basketball game at Carnesecca Arena featuring St. John’s vs. Xavier.

Given the theme of the event, Aigner Chocolates has made custom chocolate basketball pops for dessert. 

“Aigner Chocolates has been a proud member of the Forest Hills, Queens community for over 80 years, and we are proud to partner with the BQE Media & The Queens Chamber to help make this event special,” said Rachel Kellner, owner of Aigner Chocolates.

“The creativity and dedication of Mark and Rachel is what drew us to the Aigner team,” said John Sanchez, Marketing Director of BQE Media and an organizer of the networking event.

“They truly care about your event, and will always figure out a tasty, innovative way to ‘wow’ your guests,” said Sanchez.

You can purchase tickets and read more about the Pre-Game Networking Event here.

If networking and basketball is not your thing, but basketball pops are, check them out here.

Aigner Chocolates is located at 103-02 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375. You can contact Rachel and Mark at (718) 544-1850.


QCH to host NYFE dance competition

Bboy Flyer Jan 2018

This Saturday, Queens Community House will host the New York Floors Extreme (N.Y.F.E.) Dance Cypher at their Forest Hills Community Center. The competition, presented by Jaze-Art Remote, Chenzo, and The Breaks Kru, will draw participants from all over the city and the surrounding areas. It’s open to the public.

Participants will compete in breaking, house, popping and locking battles, with winners taking home $200 cash prize in each category. Judges include WaAak, Jiggz, Kid Glyde, Adesola, Stretch, Soo Missy Boogaloo, Cebo, Kim Holmes, Jaze-Art Remote and Fire Lock. DJs present include Chenzo, A1 Supreme and Jaze-Art Remote.

The NYFE Dance Center competition is expected to draw 100-200 competitors and spectators.

While admission is free, competitors must pay $15 to battle. The event will run from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The top 8 will compete at 6 p.m.

Many of the local break dancers, or b-boys and girls, train at the Queens Community House’s open practices on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday nights.

The Forest Hills Community Center is located within the Queens Community House at 108-25 62nd Drive in Forest Hills.


LIJ Forest Hills Post Partum Unit Opens to Focus on Families/Babies

On Tuesday morning, January 16,  nearly 150 celebrated the opening of a 3rd floor PostPartum unit at LIJ Hospital on 66 Rd.

According to Nadine Simmons, director of the unit, the hospital delivered 1996 babies last year and the hospital is putting an emphasis on being ‘top-notch’ at care. They recently received the coveted ‘baby-friendly’ designation.

All smiles from the staff at Long Island Jewish Forest hills Post-Partum Unit Ribbon Cutting as staffers celebrate the opening

All smiles from the staff at Long Island Jewish Forest hills Post-Partum Unit Ribbon Cutting as staffers celebrate the opening

Pictured here are a few of the proud staff members of the 3rd floor unit.

“We love our mothers and babies,” said Nadine. “Getting 80% of our mothers to breast feed is a goal of ours here at LIJ.”

FH Hospital ribbon cut 1-18