Come join us for Sunday Worship. You’ll find The Church-in-the-Gardens to be a place of worship, prayer, learning, fellowship and care all rooted in Our Father’s love for us. Please join us by attending one of our services. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
We have two services on Sundays, a 9:00 am and 11:00am. Free temporary parking passes available from any usher.
50 Ascan Avenue
Forest Hills Gardens, New York
Phone: (718) 268-6704
Fax: (718) 268-5477
Directions to the church:
Take the Independent Line E, F, G, R or V train to the Continental/71st Avenue station. Exit the subway on the south side of Queens Blvd. Walk east on Queens Blvd. (towards the Midway Theatre) to Ascan Avenue. Turn right. On the corner you’ll see the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church. Continue walking straight. You’ll pass several shops and restaurants. Proceed under the railroad trestle. You should start to see The Church-in-the-Gardens about a block away across the street, just before a traffic light.
Long Island Railroad
When coming from the New York City
Walk down the main set of stairs. You’ll see the Forest Hills Inn across the station. You don’t have to cross any streets at this point. Turn left and walk up Burns Street to Ascan Avenue. It’s about a five minute walk. Turn right onto Ascan Avenue and walk one block. The church is across the street on the left, just before a traffic light.
If you’re arriving from Long Island
Walk down the main set of stairs. Turn left. You’ll walk past a newspaper stand, a flower shop and a restaurant. Continue walking under the trestle. Upon entering Station Square, make another left turn. You’ll pass a set of steps, and moments later an elevated walk way. Eventually you’ll be walking on Burns Street. On your left will be the Long Island Railroad tracks and on your right will be homes. After passing an apartment building on your right, you’ll be at an intersection with a traffic light. This should take about five minutes. Make a right onto Ascan Avenue and walk one block. The church is across the street on the left, just before another traffic light.
An Important Note about Parking
The Church-in-the-Gardens is located in a private community where parking is restricted. All those attending the church must obtain a permit from an usher or the church office. It is important to place the permit inside your car on the dashboard prior to parking your car. If not, your car may be booted requiring that you pay a fee to have it un-booted or unlocked.
From the George Washington Bridge and/or Whitestone Bridge
Merge onto 95N/NJ Turnpike North
95N /NJ Turnpike North becomes 95N/Cross Island Expressway
Go to Toll Booth, follow signs to New York City
Get off at Exit 10 towards Whitestone Bridge
Merge onto 678S/Hutchinson River Parkway South, Bronx Whitestone Expressway South
Merge into the Van Wyck Expressway
Get off at Exit 11: 69th Road – Harry Van Arsdale Jr Ave.
Make a right. You’ll be on a highway crossing over Flushing Meadow Park
Continue driving straight after the first traffic light
You’ll be driving through a residential area.
After four blocks make a left onto 108th Street
After another four blocks you’ll be at a major intersection which is Queens Blvd (24 NY).
Make a right onto the farthest lane
You’ll drive pass the Midway Movie Theater on your right.
Continue driving four blocks to Ascan Avenue
You’ll see The Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church. Make a right.
Drive past two traffic lights. You’ll be passing a couple of stores and restaurants and will drive under a trestle.
The Church-in-the-Gardens in on the left side just before the third traffic light.
From Long Island (Long Island Expressway, 495W/Grand Central Parkway)
From the Long Island Expressway, 495W, get off at Exit 31N South
Take the Cross Island Parkway towards the Whitestone Bridge/Kennedy Airport
Stay on the left
Get off at Exit 29E-W to Grand Central Parkway toward Hauppauge/Triboro Bridge
Take to Exit 15, Union Turnpike/Queens Blvd.
Stay on the left side to remain on Union Turnpike
Continue to drive under a bridge and apartment buildings.
Drive further pass one traffic light
Go one more block then make a right onto Greenway North. You’ll be in Forest Hills Gardens
Continue for about five blocks to Ascan Avenue
The Church-in-the-Gardens is to the right of the traffic light