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Cambria Heights

Caribbean Voices of Queens

Are you a teenager who cares about Caribbean history and is looking for a fun summer community-service project? Join a new eight-week, Oral History Program for young people ages 13-19. Participants will interview family and community members, and contribute to a Community History Project in Queens. All participants will receive a Library ...

Jul 2 @ 6:00 PM, Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM, Jul 16 @ 6:00 PM, Jul 23 @ 6:00 PM, Jul 30 @ 6:00 PM

Jun
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Meals 2015

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

The Summer Meals Program provides children nutritious meals when school is not in session. Queens Library will offer summer meals from June 29th to September 4th from 1 - 2 PM at select community libraries.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
1
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Adult Activity Hour

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us weekly for a variety of activities and crafts: learn to make jewelry, explore yarn crafts, paint with watercolors and play board games.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
2
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Cambria Heights Summer Youth Chorus

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

If you love to sing, you’ll love being part of our Summer Youth Chorus. Participants age 8 and up will learn different vocal techniques and become acquainted with a wide variety of music, including jazz, inspirational, pop, and rhythm and blues. The Chorus will have an opportunity to record its own CD, and you will be the star entertainers at our end-of-summer party!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
2
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Caribbean Voices of Queens

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Are you a teenager who cares about Caribbean history and is looking for a fun summer community-service project? Join a new eight-week, Oral History Program for young people ages 13-19. Participants will interview family and community members, and contribute to a Community History Project in Queens. All participants will receive a Library Community Service credit for each session they attend. For more information, please contact Dominique Jean-Louis at carribeanvoicesofqueens@gmail.com.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
2
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Hour

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn to crochet, knit, make jewelry, explore paper crafts and create collages at these weekly craft sessions for adults.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

History of the Superhero

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

There have been stories of superheroes for as long as there have been stories. We will look at some of them, from the early days to the present.


Jul
6
6:30PM

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7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Instructor Veronica Thomas leads an exciting workout uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone the body. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Draw Your Favorite Superhero

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

You can copy one, draw one from memory or even create your own!


Jul
10
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Eat Light, Eat Right

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

At these open discussions and recipe swaps, participants will bring, share and exchange their favorite recipes for invigorating, simple summer meals. Let's support each other in our goal of optimal health!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
10
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Summer Movie

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Today's movie of a hero with a story is "Batman" (1989), rated PG-13.


Jul
13
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn how to turn on a computer, navigate the Internet, open an email account and write and send emails. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Who Is Your Real-Life Hero?

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

There are superheroes in fiction, and there are real heroes who make an actual difference to our world. Tell us a true story about your real-life hero!


Jul
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Clay Day

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

It's clay day! Use your imagination to design your own hero logo!


Jul
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Create a Superhero Story Line

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will be encouraged to create characters and tell a story about superheroes.


Jul
16
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Arch for Kids Sustainable Design Series

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for a series of hands-on workshops for young people age 7 and up focusing on sustainable design and renewable resources. Students will learn about sustainability and complete different craft projects that highlight what they learned.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
17
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Superheroes on Film

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Today’s feature is "Iron Man" (2008), rated PG-13.


Jul
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Superhero Jeopardy!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6-12 will match wits on facts about American superheroes.


Jul
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Learn to Use NoveList Plus

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

NoveList Plus is a user-friendly databank of reading recommendations only available through the library. Get individual instruction on how to use it!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hero T-Shirts

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Design and create your own hero t-shirt!


Jul
24
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Thor

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Summer Reading Movie Series: Super Heroes


Jul
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Superhero Nutrition

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Children age 5 and up will find out why good food choices help them grow and be strong.


Jul
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Clay Day

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Design your own hero out of clay! Let's be creative and have fun!


Jul
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Superhero Librarians Point the Way!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Superhero librarians Lola and Larry will explain basic library skills to kids in grades K-12.


Aug
5
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Superhero Puppet Show

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Kids in grades K-12 will create their own puppet theater.


Aug
8
2:30PM

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3:45PM

The Jazz Unlimited Octet: Basie, Ellington and Other Jazz Greats

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

This eight-piece band belts out the great classics of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Nat "King" Cole and a long list of memorable selections from other legendary jazz artists.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Cambria Heights Community Library has:

  • 11 public computers
  • 1 Online catalog
  • 10 Laptops
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Cambria Heights Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Cambria Heights Community Library include:

  • African American and Caribbean fiction and non-fiction
  • Student Assignment Center
  • Cookbooks
  • Crafts/Hobbies
  • Home & Garden
  • Health
  • Money Matters
  • Parenting and Computer

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Cambria Center for the Gifted
233-10 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 341-1991
Cambria Heights Christian Academy
221-02 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 276-5920
Helping Hands Day Care
225-16b Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 527-6258
Juliasa Nursery School & Kindergarten
224-03 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 525-9434
Le Grand Elite Learning Lab Universal Pre-K
229-16 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (800) 690-2652
Lil Ones Learning Center
229-16 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
The Nurturing Center
225-11 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 527-5932
Wonder Kids Academy
116-53 227th Street
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 276-8900
 

Community Board
Queens Community Board #13 Queens Reform Church,
www.cb13q.org
219-41 Jamaica Avenue,
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-9700
fax: (718) 264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
Cambria Heights Civic Association
Kelli Singleton, President, P.O. Box 110007
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: 917-922-4136
fax:
Cambria Heights Sports Association
116-49 223rd St.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718)525-4494
fax:
ChaRosa Foundation Corporation
228-08 Linden Blvd. P.O. Box 110279
Jamaica NY , 11411
Haitian-Americans United for Progress (HAUP)
221-05 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 527-3776
  

Fire Department
Engine 317 Ladder 165
117-11 196th St.
St. Albans NY , 11412
  

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-70 164th St.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Courier
South-East Queens Press South-East Queens Press

Parks and Playgrounds
Cabbell Park/Cambria Playground
121 Ave. & 220th Street
PS 147 Playground (East Springfield)
115th Rd. Bt. 218th & 219th Streets
PS 176 Playground
121 Ave & 237th Street

Police Department
105th Precinct
92-08 222nd Street
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Cambria Heights Station
229-01 Linden Blvd
phone: (718) 528-1484
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Bethel Christian Learning Center (Pre-K -12)
219-09 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 978-4357
Cambria Center for the Gifted (Pre-K-5)
223-10 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 341-1991
Le Grand Elite
229-16 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 949-6565
Revealed Word Christian Academy (PreK-6)
230-01 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 276-3669
Sacred Heart R.C. School (Pre-K-8)
115-50 221st Street
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 527-0123
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 147 Ronald McNair (Q147) K-5
218-01 116 Ave.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 528-2420
fax: (718) 723-7819
P.S. 147 MINI (Q851)
218-01 116 Ave.
Queens NY , 11411
phone: (718) 528-2420
fax: (718) 723-7819
PS 147 MINI School Spec Ed (Q852)
218-01 116 Ave.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 528-2420
fax: (718) 723-7819
PS 176 Cambria Heights (Q176) K-5
120-45 235 St.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 525-4057
fax: (718) 276-3458
  

Public High Schools
Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School (Q492)
207-01 116 Ave.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 978-1837
fax: (718) 978-2063
Law, Government and Community Service High School (Q494)
207-01 116 Ave
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 978-6432
fax: (718) 978-6749
Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School (Q496)
207-01 116 Ave
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 978-2807
fax: (718) 978-3402
Humanities & Arts Magnet HS (Q498)
207-01 116 Ave.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 978-2135
fax: (718) 978-2309
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 192 - The Renaissance Middle School
109-89 204 St.
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 479-5540
fax: (718) 217-4645
  

Senior Centers
Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Center
220-01 Linden Blvd
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 528-8238
fax:
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. I. Daneek Miller
IDMiller@council.nyc.gov
District Office 172-12 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY, 11434
phone: (718) 776-3700
fax: (718) 487-3580
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1810
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7084
fax: (212) 788-7093
NYS Assembly
Hon. Barbara M. Clark
Clarkb@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 205-20 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 918, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Cambria Heights was originally a farming community which supplied produce to Brooklyn and Manhattan. It began developing in 1923 on 163 acres of land bought by Oliver B. LaFreniere, a real-estate agent. It acquired the name Cambria in about 1924 from its owner the ‘Cambria Title Savings and Trust Company’ a coal concern located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. “Heights” was added because of the area’s high elevation.

First populated by Jewish, German, Irish and Italian residents, the community became a predominantly Black, middle-class suburb after the Second World War. Present demographics reveal a community comprised predominantly of African Americans and West Indians.

Library service for the community began in 1930 with the establishment of a bookmobile stop on Linden Boulevard for one hour a week. The following year, the bookmobile moved to PS 147 where it provided service to the children for a few hours each week. Service expanded as demand grew leading eventually to the need for a regular library.

Campaign efforts by a committee of the Civic Association resulted in the opening on July 15, 1949 of a sub-branch in rental quarters on Linden Boulevard. In 1964, the rental facilities were expanded and upgraded to a new location, 220-20 Linden boulevard, where it remained until 2006.

The latest incarnation of the Cambria Heights library is a state-of-the-art facility located at 218-13 Linden Boulevard. Opened in 2006, the library offers computers, WiFi, programs and materials of all types for all ages.

Sources:

Cambria Heights before it was Born by George W. Winans (Pamphlet)

The Origin of Community Names in Queens Borough. (Pamphlet)

The Encyclopedia of New York City ed. by Kenneth T. Jackson