Forest Hills Gardens PS 101 Kindergartners Craft Rainbows For Elmhurst Hospital

A kindergarten class in Forest Hills brought some brightness to Elmhurst Hospital amid the siege of the new coronavirus.

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A kindergarten class in Forest Hills brought some brightness to Elmhurst Hospital amid the siege of the new coronavirus.

Inspired by the rainbows lighting up windows across New York City during the pandemic, P.S. 101 teachers Samantha Pujol and Maria Skamalos tasked their kindergarten students with creating their very own. Continue Reading ›

Community Collaboration Brings ‘Sensory Garden’ To Public School In Middle Village

Photo courtesy of Councilman Robert Holden's office

A unique new teaching tool designed to get students to learn outside the classroom is now on display at a Middle Village school thanks to a group effort from the local community.

The sensory garden at P.S./I.S 49 opened on June 14 when school nurse Cindy Ciulla cut a ceremonial red ribbon alongside Councilman Robert Holden and local employees of Home Depot. With a self-professed interest in horticultural therapy, Ciulla came up with the idea more than a year ago as a way to engage students’ senses as they learn about nature, and Holden helped connect her with the means to get it done. Continue Reading ›

Forest Hills Moms Launch Kickstarter to Fund Picture Book About Empowering Girls

April 5, 2018 By Tara Law

Two Forest Hills mothers are asking the community to help fund a children’s book depicting little girls with big jobs.

The book, “Rad Girl Revolution,” will feature photos of more than 50 girls from Forest Hills posing in 30 photos as scientists, chefs, doctors, judges and CEOs. The book is designed to encourage little girls— and little boys— to picture women in professions in which men make up a majority. Continue Reading ›

What To Do This Week In Queens? Look No Further…..April 7th – April 13th

Spring Queens

What To do this week in Queens?  We’ve got you covered! Continue Reading ›



Despite the temperature, a great ice cream event is approaching. Plus, it’s time to get a free piece of the Guinness World Record-breaking GingerBread Lane. Other options include Mulchfest, a library art project, movies, music, animals, and the fashion of the 1980s. Another image and information on 19 events are on the jump page. Continue Reading ›