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Sunnyside
Apr
24
2:30PM

Medicare Minutes

Nancy Park Herman of the Medicare Rights Center will discuss Medicare issues as part of this monthly lecture and discussion series for older adults. Bring your questions. The audience will be present at the library; the presenter will lead the program via Skype.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required
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Apr
26
10:30AM

Sunnyside: Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off 2014

Bring your frozen food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings) to our weekly drop-off location at Queens Library at Sunnyside on Saturdays at 10:30AM-12:00PM.and they will be turned into nutrient-rich compost. No meat, dairy, bones or oily foods, please!


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required
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This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
28
3:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Every Monday at 3:00PM we screen a different classic movie. In March we will show movies featuring Frank Sinatra: 4/7 - "Ocean's 11" (1960), 4/14 - "From Here to Eternity" (1953), 4/21 - "On the Town" (1949), 4/28 - "High Society" (1956)


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

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Apr
28
5:30PM

Explore the Beautiful Tradition of Ebru with Artist Bingul Sevimli (in Turkish)

In this workshop, students will learn the techniques of traditional "ebru" (paper marbling), a method of aqueous surface design which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Apr
29
4:00PM

Superhero Movies

Enjoy your favorite superhero movies on Tuesdays: 4/1 - “The Amazing Spiderman”; 4/8 - “Iron Man 3”; 4/22 - “The Dark Knight Rises”; 4/29 - “Captain America: The First Avenger.”


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

May
5
3:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Every Monday at 3:00PM we screen a different classic movie. In May we will celebrate the works of Alfred Hitchcock: 5/5 - "Vertigo" (1958); 5/12 - "The Wrong Man" (1956); 5/19 - "The Trouble with Harry" (1955).


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
5
6:00PM

Open Mic Night

Poets, comics, musicians, magicians and artists of all kinds are invited to share their talents every first Monday of the month. Poet Bruce Weber is the featured performer this month.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

May
6
2:00PM

Grow Your Own Edible Mushrooms

In this program for older adults, we will learn about the fungi kingdom, inoculate a sterilized growing medium with fungus spores and start a colony of oyster mushrooms to eat and will also look at other approprite growing methods for apartment dwellers.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
7
3:00PM

Art Deco-Inspired Jewelry Workshop with Phyllis Ger

Recycle your favorite buttons or use ours, and see them transformed into an elegant art deco-inspired necklace and earring set. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

May
8
5:00PM

Legal Considerations in Operating an Online Business

This interactive workshop, presented in partnership with the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Legal Aid Society of New York, is intended to help participants adding an e-commerce component to their retail business or interested in selling online only.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

May
17
3:00PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Resumes and Cover Letters

Find out what employers are looking for when reviewing your resume and cover letter, and learn tips for writing both at this interactive workshop.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

May
17
3:00PM

Concerts in Motion and Older Adult Services Presents Guitarist Nadav Lev

Nadav Lev treats audiences to an extraordinary variety of musical styles and forms, including classical, rock, jazz and improvisation. He has performed throughout the United States, Israel and Europe in venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

May
21
3:00PM

South American Rhythms: Musica Argentina

Enjoy romantic music from Argentina featuring guitarist, composer and vocalist Horacio Laguna with percussionist Brandon Passarelli.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

May
31
3:00PM

Making Fabric Beaded Jewelry

Craft artist Pamela Isaac teaches how to make jewelry from recycled fabric, buttons and other materials. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Jun
28
3:00PM

A Tribute to the Divas: Adele, Beyoncé, Shania Twain and More

Enjoy music made great by female pop and country artists like Adele, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Shania Twain, Reba McEntire, Jennifer Hudson and others.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

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

 

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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

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Sunnyside Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 784-3033 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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 1815
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 61-08 Linden Street
Ridgewood NY, 11385
phone: (718) 456-9492
fax: (718) 417-4982
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:
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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.

 


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