Senior Community

Contact Lisa Elhyani 718.268.5011 ext 621


For $20 a month, enjoy FREE holiday lunches, group exercise,
and concert performances. Ask to see our monthly schedules! 


Once a month we have a Simcha Party!  Enjoy live music with new and old friends over Kosher dessert and refreshment.  Bring your dancing shoes!

Sponsor a Simcha Party for your birthday!  Please contact us three weeks in advance.

Monthly / Dates TBD
Free for members / $5 for non-members


Enjoy a healthy Kosher meal with your CQY community. Bring a friend or make new ones here! Reserve your lunch with Ellen Shajnfeld the preceding Thursday by calling 718-268-5011 ext. 160.

Mondays, Weekly
12:00–1:00 p.m.

$4 m / $6 nm 


Are you looking for an exciting way to meet new singles?  Cheese, crackers, and conversation included. Open to all adults, ages 55 and over.

Dates TBD
Advance registration required.

For information about events and classes, please contact the Adult Department at ext 160.

Upcoming Trips

Wave Hill - September 27th - $20

Wave Hill is a 28-acre estate in the Hudson Hill section of Riverdale. Wave Hill currently consists of public horticultural gardens and a cultural center, all situated on the slopes overlooking the Hudson River, with expansive views across the river to the New Jersey Palisades.

Radio City Music Hall Backstage - October 11th - $25

Get an insider's view of of New York's premier entertainment venue, Radio City Music Hall, where the biggest names in show business perform. On this guided tour, discover art deco masterpieces, learn the secrets of the Great Stage and much more!

Museum of the City of New York - November 29th - $25

The Museum of the City of New York fosters understanding of the distinctive nature of urban life in the world’s most influential metropolis. It engages visitors by celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future.

Morgan Library and Museum - December 27th - $25

The Morgan Library & Museum houses an enormous collection of rare books and manuscripts, plus drawings and other uncommon pieces. The collection began as a labor of love by financier J.P. Morgan, and has continued to grow and expand over the years.

Performances and Seminars at CQY

Juilliard Concerts

The Juilliard School seeks to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world.  Through a generous Gluck Fellowship, the Juilliard School arranges performances at community centers throughout New York City.  We are privileged to be a host organization, and look forward to enjoying many performances throughout the academic year.

Wednesday - September 26th, October 31st, November 28th, December 12th
–2:30 p.m.  
$5.00 suggested donation

Aaron Copeland School of Music
at Queens College

The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College seeks to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians. Through a generous Commonwealth Charitable Fund grant, we are privileged to be a host organization.

Wednesday - October 17th, November 14th, December 19th
–2:30 p.m.  
$5.00 suggested donation

Free "Health Chats"

Medical professionals deliver informative presentations on important topics. Please see the current senior calendar for schedule.


See the current Senior Calendar for schedule.


Strengthen your memory abilities through focused activities. Feel free to bring questions about specific memory concerns.

Monday, Monthly
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Free m / $5 nm (per session)


Discuss and interpret poems. Although not necessary, please feel free to bring your own work. Open to the public; no registration required.

Monday, Monthly
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Free m / $5 nm (per session)

P.E.R.C. – Progressive Energy for Retired Citizens

If you enjoy interesting and spirited presentations on a variety of subjects, P.E.R.C. is for you. Light refreshments are served. See the P.E.R.C. calendar for topics. No registration is required.  All members and non-members are welcome!

Weekly on Tuesdays
10:00–11:30 a.m.
Free m / $3 nm (per session)


Gather and schmooze in a lively, congenial setting. Club sponsors monthly get-togethers for club members. Yearly fee, no registration required.

Weekly on Fridays
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Free m / $3 nm (per session)


Call ext 160 for the most up-to-date information.


Bereavement and Caregiver Support Groups
Call ext 621 for information.

Blood Pressure Screenings
Provided by Dr. Horwitz, M.D., D.O.
First Friday of every month, 10-11:00 a.m.

Family and Referral Services
Call ext 633 for information.

Food Pantry
Call ext 633 for information.

Kosher Grocery Shopping
Call ext 160 for information.

Telephone Reassurance Program
Would you enjoy a friendly phone call once a week?  Call us today at ext 621.

Whenever possible, we offer door-to-door transportation in a handicap-accessible van to CQY for senior adults.  Contact us at ext 160 to make a van reservation. 

These programs are made possible by the Safety Net Initiative funded through UJA-Federation of New York


Monday - Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Please don’t come early; classes will be in session.)

Enjoy card playing, board games and friendly conversation.  It doesn’t get any better than this!

Bring a brown-bag kosher dairy lunch. Coffee, tea and cookies will be available to nosh.

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Central Queens Y
67-09 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Telephone: 718-268-5011
  Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
Telephone: 718-225-6750

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