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Cambria Heights

History of Hip Hop Dance

Virgil “Lil O” Gadson is a dancer, actor, choreographe,r and educator from Philadelphia, PA. He has appeared on commercials, TV shows such as America's Got Talent and MTV America's Best Dance Crew, and was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance. This event highlights the origins and history of Hip Hop Dance, from the past to present day.

Apr 14 @ 2:00 PM

Feb
23
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Learn English With The Computer!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn English at Queens Library at Cambria Heights for FREE! Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals. Seats are still available for the intermediate class.
To register, come into Cambria Heights Library on Wednesday, February 21 at 10am. For more information, contact the Cambria Heights Library at 718-528-3535.

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Feb
23
10:30AM

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11:30AM

My Baby & Me

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement games, books, and toys Everyone has fun!

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Feb
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Write On with the NY Writers Coalition!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Everyone has a voice. Everyone has a story. Bring yours and join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive, respectful environment. Poetry, plays, short stories and everything in between – all crafted in one room! Tap into your unwritten stories at this free workshop for writers (teens and adults) of all experience levels, backgrounds and genres. Writing prompts and materials will be provided. No sign up required -- simply turn up!

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Feb
26
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

If your income is under $66,000, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you learn how to prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost. Volunteers will be available who speak English and Haitian-Creole.

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Feb
26
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Table Tennis Anyone?!?

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Come join us and learn to play table tennis/ping pong. Beginners, intermediate or advanced, all skill levels are welcome!

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Feb
26
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Black History Documentaries

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

February is Black History Month! To celebrate, we will be showing documentary films every Monday!
For all Black History Month programs, visit http://queenslib.org/blkhistorymonth18


Feb
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Urban Yoga Foundation - Urban Warrior Workshops

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

The Urban Warrior series helps young men feel strong and connected. Young men will do poses that strengthen their active minds and bodies. They will understand the importance of taking care of themselves, their communities as well as development of their vital skills, such as improved communication skills.

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Feb
28
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Cambria Heights Quilters

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Please join us Wednesday mornings for beginner quilting. We will learn basic and intermediate techniques to create beautiful individual and group projects. All are welcome, supplies will be available for use during the sessions.

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Feb
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Ages 2-4 years
Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement games, books, and toys. Everyone has fun!

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Mar
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

The Empowered Gardener Series: Get Ready For Spring!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

We will prepare our gardens for planting. Sunny or shady yards, which plants go where? We will learn how to start the germination process and how to acclimatize plants that are non-indigenous to our hardiness zone.


Mar
5
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Wurzweiler Care Cafe-Back Home for Veterans: Military Training Is an Asset in Civilian Life

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Now that you’re home, it might feel challenging to get back into the swing of civilian life. Come discuss common issues like getting back to work, challenges at home, coping mechanisms, and ways to deal with post-traumatic stress. Learn practical strategies and get resources with Jason Cahill, MBA, entrepreneur and combat veteran, at this relaxed cafe presented by Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. We don’t just want to help you survive…we want to help you thrive.


Mar
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Jewelry Workshop

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Make your own piece of jewelry to keep or to give as a gift. All supplies will be included.


Mar
8
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Hour

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us weekly for a variety of crafts. We will learn to crochet, knit, make jewelry, explore paper crafts, create collages and paint with coffee, watercolor and acrylics.

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Mar
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Divas of Soul

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Roz Brown takes you on a musical journey paying homage to some of music’s extraordinary soul divas such as Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, and Gladys Knight, just to name a few.

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Mar
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Health Olympics

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Think you have what it takes for the health olympics? This teen health series explores topics from nutrition, stress management, fitness and more. Health is wealth!

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Mar
15
7:00PM

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7:45PM

Between Da Sheetz Urban Fiction Book Club

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Join us monthly to discuss the latest and greatest stories in urban fiction. Contact the customer service department to register 718-528-3535 or online.


Apr
4
12:00PM

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2:00PM

An Introduction to Relief Printmaking

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Older Adult Services presents An Introduction to Relief Printmaking. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Please call Cambria Heights to register at 7175-528-3535. Space is limited.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
5
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Sankofa Discussion and Multimedia Club

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

The Sankofa Discussion and Multimedia Club will meet bi-monthly to discuss histories of the diaspora. Using a variety of formats, we reach back to see our way forward to meet the challenges of today.
Join Us 1st Thursday Evenings Alternating months at 6pm
April 4, 2018 Explore the Central America, The Caribbean & South American cultures
June 4, 2018 Explore Asia, Black Europe and the African Diaspora

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Apr
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Pop-Up Book Buddies

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Pop-Up Book Buddies:
The older children help the younger children with reading and homework.


Apr
11
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Diabetes Q&A

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about diabetes management or prevention? Nutrition, foot care, understanding the numbers...it can seem overwhelming! Meet one-on-one with students and faculty from St. John's University to answer your questions about diabetes. Come join us!


Apr
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

History of Hip Hop Dance

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Virgil “Lil O” Gadson is a dancer, actor, choreographe,r and educator from Philadelphia, PA. He has appeared on commercials, TV shows such as America's Got Talent and MTV America's Best Dance Crew, and was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance. This event highlights the origins and history of Hip Hop Dance, from the past to present day.


Apr
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Financial Literacy Series for Teens: Savings and Banking

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

In this workshop Cents Ability will teach teens the importance of savings and will explain the difference between credit and debit. Service credit will be given to all teens who participate.


Apr
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Watts Up with the Mad Science Team

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Come join the STACKS Program and charge up on static electricity! Make indoor lightning and conduct hair-raising experiments with an electrostatic generator. Make and use your Static Stick on electrons inside your own home!

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Apr
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Arts and Crafts for Kids

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Arts and Crafts for Kids

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Jun
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Drum Beats Percussionist Freddy Dugaurd

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

This upbeat and engaging three session drum workshop will have children rocking to the beat. Percussionist Freddy Dugard will kick-off Summer Reading "Library Rocks" with musical style and rhythmic patterns. Beginners and experinced participants are welcome. For children 8 to 12. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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Sep
10
6:30PM

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8:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2018. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends, and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.


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. Clyde Vanel
VanelC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 548
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 113-43 Farmers Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 617, 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., Suite 204
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20516
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