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Welcome to the Central Queens Y!

All of us at the Central Queens Y are thrilled to see the level of excitement, participation, and the new and stimulating programs that are now being offered. Our entire Staff and Board are committed to bringing the Central Queens Community life enhancing services, cultural and educational experiences, and a diverse array of programs that meet your needs. The Central Queens Y is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community center serving over 10,000 persons of diverse backgrounds in Queens County. The CQY provides a continuum of social, recreational, and educational services for children, families and adults.

For over two generations, the Central Queens Y has been a special place for thousands of families, older adults, children and individuals who participate in its parenting, preschool, afterschool, cultural arts, camping, health and fitness, social services, and senior programming. In a vital community with many synagogues and day schools, the CQY is a unique venue where everyone can come together to enjoy affordable activities and quality programs, and to discover opportunities to connect with others who share similar backgrounds and interests. Based in a 35,000 square foot dedicated facility on 108th Street with a full-sized pool and gym, the CQY's programs include:

A vibrant Parenting Center and outstanding Nursery School with over 300 children • Kids Korner Afterschool Program • CQY Nursery, Travel, and Day Camps • Teen Leadership Programs • Health and Fitness Classes and Programs • Adult Education • Cultural Arts Programs • Jewish Cultural and Educational Programs and Events • Hevesi Jewish Heritage Library • a major Senior Center, Senior Wellness and Senior Transportation Program, and Emergency Food Assistance.

Additional information on the Central Queens YM & YWHA can be obtained by calling Danielle Ellman at 718-268-5011, ext. 101 or emailing to