Text-size

About
Sunnyside

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood, located at 35-32 21st Street in Long Island City, offers an outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified staff; the best learning experience for your child; free after-school care until 5:30 p.m.; and all the ...

Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Queens Library

This January and February, we hope you will join us for special events that pay tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., including poetry readings, dramatic performances, fun learning opportunities for kids, and much more.

We also have suggestions below for great books and movies about Dr. King.

All ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Watch Great Films with Kanopy!

Get out your Queens Library card and sign up for Kanopy, the Library's newest on-demand video streaming service, where you can watch more than 30,000 classic movies, indie films, foreign films, and acclaimed documentaries!

You can stream films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion ...

Immigration Assistance at Queens Library

Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens.

Join us for citizenship classes and workshops, free legal help and financial counseling from NYCitizenship, and more.

Learn about your rights and the realities of the immigration process, and receive assitance from experienced lawyers and ...

Jan
22
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great classic movies in January!
1/8 - "Dark Passage" (1947)
1/22 - "Guest Wife" (1945)
1/29 - "Stranger on the 3rd Floor" (1940)

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group at Sunnyside

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Group

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Sunnyside Art Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Practice using a variety of mediums at this informal art club meeting every Tuesday. No experience necessary. All adults are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


More...
Jan
24
10:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Stories, songs and fingerplays for ages 19 month to 3 year olds. First come first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Healing Learning Circle for Women! (in Bengali)

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will cover:
o Health
o Education
o Children's behavior
o Cultural competencies
o Healthy relationships
o Resources for immigrant victims of domestic violence


Jan
25
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

The Job and Business Academy brings Entrepreneurship Workshops to Sunnyside Library!

Choosing Entrepreneurship Thursday 1/25 5pm- 7pm
Are you interested in starting your own business? Learn about the characteristics of an entrepreneur, how to create an elevator pitch for your new business, how to identify your own entrepreneurial qualities and more. Come prepare to take the next steps to develop your vision.


Jan
26
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Stories, songs and nursery rhymes for ages 6 to 18 months.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
29
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 aspects of language; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
31
3:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

Winter Craft

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Come and participate in winter crafts! For ages 5 to 12.


Jan
31
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Sunnyside Book Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will be discussing "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout.


Feb
1
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

SunnysideThu, Feb 8, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM
SunnysideThu, Feb 15, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM
SunnysideThu, Feb 22, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM

Feb
1
2:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

If your 2017 income is under $66,000 or less, 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 learn how to prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost. Volunteers will be available that speak English and Spanish.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
3
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ESL Applied Theater Workshop

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.

Join LaMicro Theater as they present a five-session ESL workshop using Applied Theater as a learning tool. They will use a communicative language teaching approach. Theater is a creative tool to support students in their learning process.
All sessions must be attended. Must be 18 years or older.
For registration please send an email to info@lamicrotheater.org

SunnysideSat, Feb 10, 20183:00PM - 5:00PM
SunnysideSat, Feb 17, 20183:00PM - 5:00PM
SunnysideSat, Feb 24, 20183:00PM - 5:00PM

Feb
5
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great classic movies in February!
2/5 - "The Maltese Falcon" (1941)
2/12 - "In a Lonely Place" (1950)
2/26 - "Confessions of a Nazi Spy" (1939)

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
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 computers and send an e-mail to a friend or family member? Then these classes are for you. Topics covered include: Introduction to computers and how to use the mouse, Navigating the Internet, and Creating your own E-Mail account.

SunnysideTue, Feb 13, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM
SunnysideTue, Feb 20, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM
SunnysideTue, Feb 27, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM

Feb
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Lunar New Year Craft

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Make a Chinese tangram puzzle to play and then take home. For ages 5-12.


Feb
9
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Lunar New Year: Celebration and Craft for Teens

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Teen Lunar New Year Celebration! We will play music and get crafty. This event is for those in 6th-12th grade.


Feb
12
3:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

Broken Heart Week: Blind Date with a Book for Teens

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

All month long, we will have mystery books wrapped in brown paper available for teens to check out. Rate your date with the questionnaire inside each book and earn 30 minutes of extra time on the computer or $5 in library bucks to reduce your fines!
For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Mar
1
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 computers and send an e-mail to a friend or family member? Then these classes are for you. Topics covered include: Introduction to computers and how to use the mouse, Navigating the Internet, and Creating your own E-Mail account.

SunnysideThu, Mar 8, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM
SunnysideThu, Mar 15, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM
SunnysideThu, Mar 22, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM
SunnysideThu, Mar 29, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM

Mar
6
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 computers and send an e-mail to a friend or family member? Then these classes are for you. Topics covered include: Introduction to computers and how to use the mouse, Navigating the Internet, and Creating your own E-Mail account.

SunnysideTue, Mar 13, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM
SunnysideTue, Mar 20, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM
SunnysideTue, Mar 27, 201810:15AM - 11:45AM

Apr
14
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

The Importance of Health Care Proxies

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Did you know that National Healthcare Decisions Day is in April? This day aims to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning. Come learn what a healthcare proxy is and why proxies are so important.


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.

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

image

image

image

image


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@nyassembly.gov
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 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.