Introduction to Hewlett, New York
Hewlett was named in honor of George Hewlett, who came to America from Buckinghamshire, England in the late 1600s. Identified as Hewlett for generations, the area was renamed in 1892 as Fenhurst. It was named Hewlett again when Augustus J. Hewlett, a descendant of George Hewlett, donated land to the LIRR, on the condition that the former name be reinstated.
Hewlett and Nearby Attractions
- Grant Park
- African American Museum
- Old Westbury Gardens
- New York Aquarium
- Gateway National Recreation Area
Things To Do In Hewlett
Visitors who are interested in museums and historical facts may enjoy visiting the Long Island Children's Museum and the African American Museum. Visitors may also enjoy recreational activities including boating and fishing at the Cantiague Park, Jones Beach State Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and Eisenhower Park. Other popular attractions nearby include Central Park Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, and Brooklyn Borough Hall.
John F. Kennedy International is the closest major airport to Hewlett.
Hewlett Higher Education
Colleges near Hewlett include Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, Cuny Queensborough Community College, and St John's University-New York.