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Classic Movie Mondays

Join us for some great Classic Movies in February.
2/6 - Seven Days in May (1964)
2/13 - The Secret Invasion (1964)
2/27 - The Women (1939)

Feb 6 @ 3:00 PM, Feb 13 @ 3:00 PM, Feb 27 @ 3:00 PM

Jan
24
10:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

Computer Classes for Adults

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: By phone or in person
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Would you like to know how to use the computers, or how to send an e-mail to a friend or family member? These classes are for you.

Topics covered include:
1) Introduction to computers and how to use the mouse
2) Navigating the Internet
3) Creating your own E-Mail account

SunnysideTue, Jan 31, 201710:15AM - 11:45AM

Jan
24
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESOL conversation group!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Sunnyside
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.

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 19 months to 3 years old.


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Jan
26
10:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

Computer Classes for Adults

Location: Sunnyside
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.

Would you like to know how to use the computers, or how to send an e-mail to a friend or family member? These classes are for you.

Topics covered include:
1) Introduction to computers and how to use the mouse
2) Navigating the Internet
3) Creating your own E-Mail account


Jan
26
2:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

If your income is under $64,000, 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 prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
27
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Stories, songs and mother goose rhymes for 6 to 18 months old children.


Jan
30
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for great classic movies in January!
1/9 - Mister Roberts (1955)
1/23 - The Misfits (1961)
1/30 - Pillow Talk (1959)


Feb
1
10:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Sunnyside
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.

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 19 months to 3 years old.

SunnysideWed, Feb 8, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Feb 15, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Feb 22, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Mar 1, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Mar 8, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Mar 15, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Mar 22, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Mar 29, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Apr 5, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Apr 19, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Apr 26, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, May 3, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, May 10, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, May 17, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, May 24, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, May 31, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Jun 7, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Jun 14, 201710:00AM - 10:30AM

Feb
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Sunnyside Book Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will be discussing "The Miniaturist" by Jessie Burton.


Feb
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great Classic Movies in February.
2/6 - Seven Days in May (1964)
2/13 - The Secret Invasion (1964)
2/27 - The Women (1939)

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

Additional Dates


Feb
8
2:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Jose Llana

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Consummate performer Jose Llana of "The King & I" and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" fame brings a powerful voice and charming personality to this concert originally recorded in March 2015. Stay after the screening and uncover your imagination with a Lincoln Center teaching artist.


Feb
24
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Stories, songs and mother goose rhymes for 6 to 18 months old children.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "The Taming of the Shrew"

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's comedic Battle of the Sexes as Katherine, the beautiful and belligerent Shrew, goes toe to toe with her unscrupulous, bully of a suitor Petruchio in "The Taming of the Shrew".


Mar
13
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
22
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Social Security Administration

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

The Social Security Administration provides people with the knowledge and tools they can use throughout their working lives: if they become disabled, at retirement, and for their survivors. Presentation and Q&A led by Nilsa Henriquez.


Apr
4
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This course, for adults age 50 and up, will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques: learning the basics of materials, tools, techniques, color, value and composition. Space is limited. Preregistration for the entire 9 session series is required. Register by calling the library Richmond Hill @ 718-849-7150 or Sunnyside @ 718-784-3033

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

Additional Dates


Apr
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Learn CPR from FDNY-EMS

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Learn compression-only CPR. Basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), compressions-only mannequins and "watch-while-practice" DVD instructions.


Apr
7
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

FDNY Fire Safety for Seniors

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.


Apr
20
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Moving For Life: Dance Exercise for All

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates dance and Qi Gong, accompanied by different types of music to accentuate the body-mind connection.

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

Additional Dates


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Sunnyside Community Library has:

  • 14 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Sunnyside Community Library include:

  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Chinese
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Romanian
  • Turkish
  • Portuguese

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Sunnyside Community Library include:

  • Citizenship
  • ESOL
  • Graphic Novels

 


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
Holy Mountain Nursery #1
41-05 45th Street
Sunnyside New York , 11104
phone: (718) 361-0601
Holy Mountain Nursery #4
45-08 Skillman Avenue
Sunnyside New York , 11104
phone: (718) 361-0080
Little Friends Sunnyside, Inc.
43-42 47th Street
Sunnyside New York , 11104
phone: (718) 786-4644

Community Board
Queens Community Board #2
43-22 50th Street
Woodside New York , 11377
phone: (718) 533-8773
fax: (718) 533-8777
  

Community Organizations & Services
Sunnyside Community Services
43-31 39th St
Queens New York , 11104
phone: (718) 392-6944
fax: (718) 784-7266
Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce
31-10 Thomson Avenue (suite M222)
Long Island City New York , 11101
phone: (718) 482-6053/8752
Thalia Spanish Theatre
41-17 Greenpoint Avenue
Sunnyside New York , 11104
phone: (718) 729-3880

Fire Department
Engine 325 / Ladder 163
41-24 51st Street
Woodside New York , 11377
  

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst New York , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Tribune
Woodside Herald
43-11 Greenpoint Avenue
Sunnyside New York , 11104
phone: (718) 729-3772
fax: (718) 729-8614
Woodside Times

Parks and Playgrounds
Noonan Playground
43rd St & Greenpoint Avenue
Sunnyside New York , 11104
Lou Lodati Playground
43rd St & Skillman Avenue
Sunnyside New York , 11104
 

Police Department
108th Precinct
5-47 50th Avenue
Long Island City New York , 11105
phone: (718) 784-5411
  

Post Office
Sunnyside Station
45-15 44th Street
Sunnyside New York , 11104
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Queen of Angels R.C. School (preK-8)
41-12 44th Street
Sunnyside New York , 11104
phone: (718) 786-2990
St. Raphael’s R.C. School (preK-8)
48-25 37th Street
Long Island City New York , 11101
phone: (718) 784-0482
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 150(K-6)
40-01 43rd Avenue
Sunnyside New York , 11104
phone: (718) 784-2252
PS 199 (K-4)
39-20 48th Avenue
Long Island City New York , 11104
phone: (718) 784-3431
 

Public High Schools
Aviation Career & Technical HS 610(9-12)
43-30 36th Street
Long Island City New York , 11101
phone: (718) 361-2032
Queens Vocational HS (Q 600) (9-12)
37-02 47th Avenue
Long Island City New York , 11101
phone: (718) 937-3010
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 125 (5-8)
46-02 47th Avenue
Woodside New York , 11377
phone: (718) 937-0320
  

Senior Centers
Sunnyside Community Senior Center
43-31 39th Street
Sunnyside New York , 11104
phone: (718) 392-6944
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1833
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Catherine T. Nolan
NolanC@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 47-40 21 Street, Room 810
Long Island City NY, 11101
phone: (718) 784-3194
fax: (718) 472-0648
Albany Office LOB, Room 836
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4851
fax: (518) 455-3847
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Senate Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
US Congress
Hon. Joseph Crowley
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11372
phone: (718) 779-1400
fax: (718) 505-0156
Legislative Office 1436 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
fax: (202) 225-1909
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The Sunnyside Community Library serves the area bounded by Skillman Ave. to the north, the Queens-Midtown Expressway to the south, 30th Street to the west, and 52nd Street to the east.
The community name of Sunnyside can be traced back to the 1800s, when the Bragaw family of settlers owned the Sunnyside Hill Farm in western Queens. By 1846 a community of houses, farms, and roadhouses had sprung up in the area north of Queens Boulevard. A railroad station built in 1850 was named the Sunnyside Railroad Station. The area still consisted largely of swamps and farmland until the early 1900s.
In 1902, the Pennsylvania Rail Road began buying up property in Sunnyside, leveling the land and filling in the swamps. In 1909 the Queensboro Bridge opened and in 1915 train service between Manhattan and Long Island City began. During the 1920s, Sunnyside experienced a construction boom in residential units following the expansion of the elevated Number 7 Train.
In 1924, construction began on Sunnyside Gardens, one of the nation's first planned communities. The community is located approximately two blocks north of Queens Boulevard between 43rd and 49th Streets. The planners' aim was to advance a Utopian vision by providing affordable, quality housing in beautiful surroundings for working class New Yorkers. In designing the community, architects Clarence Stein and Henry Wright adapted the English garden city model to an American urban environment. In 1974, the City of New York designated Sunnyside Gardens as a Community Preservation District. It continues to be regarded as an outstanding example of urban planning.
From the 1920s to the 1960s, Sunnyside was made up of predominantly Irish, Italian, and Jewish residents. Today it has become one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Queens. According to 2000 Census data, 61% of Sunnyside residents were born outside the United States. The top 10 countries of origin were Ecuador, Columbia, Korea, Mexico, Bangladesh, China, Dominican Republic, Romania, India, and Ireland.
The first public library facility in Sunnyside opened in 1933 at a location on Queens Boulevard. The Queens Library has been serving the Sunnyside community at its current facility since 1976.  In 2009, the Sunnyside library reopened for service after the completion extensive renovations.
More information about the Sunnyside community is available from the following sources:
Websites

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.