Introduction to Cedarhurst, New York
The village of Cedarhurst is named either after a grove of trees that used to be in the area, or it also may have been named in honor of the Cedarhurst Company which purchased land in 1887. Initially called Ocean Point, early settlers were attracted by the rail services which arrived in 1869. The Rockaway Hunting Club was built in Cedarhurst in 1878 and it was officially incorporated in 1910.
Cedarhurst and Nearby Attractions
- Dahnert's Lake County Park
- Brooklyn Heights Promenade
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Staten Island Botanical Garden
- Prospect Park Zoo
- Brooklyn Children's Museum
Things To Do In Cedarhurst
Several museums near Cedarhurst include the Hancock Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum, the Fraunces Tavern Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The Staten Island Botanical Garden houses the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The New York Aquarium, the Central Park Zoo, and the Brooklyn Bridge are other popular destinations near the village. Parks offering recreational opportunities near Cedarhurst include Jones Beach State Park, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Valley Stream State Park.
Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Cedarhurst Higher Education
The closest colleges to Cedarhurst include Saint John's University, CUNY - York College, Nassau Community College, and CUNY Queensborough Community College.