History Blog

Forest Hills Stadium has a deeply rich history that we celebrate. We’ve partnered with Michael Perlman, local Forest Hills Stadium historian, on this History Blog to dive into the moments that have made this renown landmark in Queens what is it today.

We have brought Michael and his wealth of knowledge on as our Stadium Historian which includes a new FHS History Blog. The blog will include direct interviews and newly uncovered archives of iconic and unknown performances from the past.

Michael is the author of “Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park,” and Chair of Rego-Forest Preservation Council. He works as the coordinator of Forest Hills Tree Giveaways and is also a member of the Four Borough Preservation Alliance, Queens Preservation Council, Central Queens Historical Association, and the Committee To Save The Forum Diner/Cheyenne Diner/Moondance Diner.

Fifty Years Ago: The Bee Gees At Forest Hills Stadium
Posted: September 18, 2018

Fifty Years Ago: The Bee Gees At Forest Hills Stadium

Composed by: Michael Perlman, Forest Hills, NY

Concertgoers will never forget the magical experience of attending the Bee Gees concert in Forest Hills.

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Fans Reminisce – Barry Manilow at Forest Hills Stadium in 1978 and 1980
Posted: July 9, 2018

Fans Reminisce – Barry Manilow at Forest Hills Stadium in 1978 and 1980

Composed by: Michael Perlman, Forest Hills, NY

Barry Manilow performed at Forest Hills Stadium on July 28 and July 29, 1978 and returned for a second season on July 25 and July 26, 1980.

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Posted: May 10, 2018

A Chapter In Motown: Stevie Wonder & Diana Ross and The Supremes at Forest Hills Stadium

Composed by: Michael Perlman, Forest Hills, NY

The Supremes, featuring lead singer Diana Ross, as well as Stevie Wonder, would give signature concerts at The Stadium for over two decades.

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David Byrne & Talking Heads: It’s Back To The 1980s at Forest Hills Stadium
Posted: March 29, 2018

David Byrne & Talking Heads: It’s Back To The 1980s at Forest Hills Stadium

Composed by: Michael Perlman, Forest Hills, NY

Throughout Forest Hills Stadium’s history, there is a selection of unique artists who repeatedly visit our iconic stadium. One is David Byrne, founder, lead vocalist, guitarist, and composer of Talking Heads.

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When The Beatles Landed at Forest Hills Stadium
Posted: January 31, 2018

When The Beatles Landed at Forest Hills Stadium

Composed by: Michael Perlman, Forest Hills, NY

One of the most memorable concerts in the history of Forest Hills Stadium was when The Beatles took the stage on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29, 1964.

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Spotlight on Frank Sinatra at Forest Hills Stadium
Posted: December 12, 2017

Spotlight on Frank Sinatra at Forest Hills Stadium

Composed by: Michael Perlman, Forest Hills, NY

Frank Sinatra had three concerts at Forest Hills Stadium in 1965 and two in 1977.

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