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Sunnyside

Classic Movie Mondays

Join us for some great classic movies every Monday at 3:00 PM.
5/2 - "Doctor Zhivago" (1965); 5/9 - "Now, Voyager"(1942); 5/16 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"(1966); 5/23 - "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

May 9 @ 3:00 PM, May 16 @ 3:00 PM, May 23 @ 3:00 PM

Make Stylish Handbags from Recycled Jeans with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

In this sewing project, participants will learn how to recycle pairs of old jeans into stylish purses, with the option of adding fabric trims and lace. Basic sewing techniques will be reviewed. Jeans, needle, thread and scissors will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 participants. Fabric trims, lace and large ...

May 21 @ 3:00 PM

Nappy's Puppets Presents "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Jack is English in origin, but his energy, enthusiasm, optimism and can-do attitude have made him a true American icon. Follow his many adventures in this funny, fast-paced, action-packed show, based on a collection of Appalachian short stories and featuring handcrafted shadow puppets.

Jun 2 @ 4:00 PM

May
3
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Introduction to Watercolor: A Creative Aging Program

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This is a two-session introduction to watercolor with professional teaching artist Celia Caro. Space is limited. Registration is required. Please call Queens Library at Sunnyside to register, 718-784-3033.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Zumba Gold Workout

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Instructor Suzanne Windland Zumba leads a Zumba Gold program that uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration is required by telephone for all 11 sessions.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Make Your Own Mother's Day Card

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Children and teens make a card for Mother's Day.


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May
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hudson River Rose: Folk Songs

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Anne Price and Rita Deutsch, who perform together as Hudson River Rose, entertain you with melodic songs by Kate Wolf, John Denver, Bill Staines, Carole King, the Beatles, Gordon Bok, and others, singing in sweet harmony about love, rivers, dogs, homes, unicorns, and friendship.


May
9
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great classic movies every Monday at 3:00 PM.
5/2 - "Doctor Zhivago" (1965); 5/9 - "Now, Voyager"(1942); 5/16 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"(1966); 5/23 - "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

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

Additional Dates


May
13
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-18 months enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Bookmaking Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-9 learn the art and history of bookmaking. They will explore works of fiction, create their own text, and make a pop-up book to take home.


May
18
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 ages 19 months to 3 years. Preregistration required.

SunnysideWed, May 25, 201610:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Jun 1, 201610:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Jun 8, 201610:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Jun 15, 201610:00AM - 10:30AM

May
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Sunnyside Book Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will be discussing "Noah's Compass" by Anne Tyler.


May
20
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Heart Health for Women

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US? Come learn what puts women at risk and, more importantly, what women can do to help prevent heart disease. Dr. PaulAnn Green, of Northwell Health, will cover many topics from the symptoms to what questions to ask your doctor during your appointment.


May
21
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Make Stylish Handbags from Recycled Jeans with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

In this sewing project, participants will learn how to recycle pairs of old jeans into stylish purses, with the option of adding fabric trims and lace. Basic sewing techniques will be reviewed. Jeans, needle, thread and scissors will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 participants. Fabric trims, lace and large beads can be brought to personalize each bag.


May
23
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Jason Isbell - Moving Forward

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, Jason Isbell and his band stay true to their southern roots and display his exquisite songwriting.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children’s Mental Health Matters!

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

All parents want to see their children grow up happy and healthy. Emotional health plays a key role in a child's ability to do well in school, establish good friendships, stand up to negative peer pressure, and have good relationships. Experts from Western Queens Consultation Center will discuss the importance of emotional and mental health in children and offer tips on how you can nurture your child’s happiness and health.


Jun
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Nappy's Puppets Presents "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Jack is English in origin, but his energy, enthusiasm, optimism and can-do attitude have made him a true American icon. Follow his many adventures in this funny, fast-paced, action-packed show, based on a collection of Appalachian short stories and featuring handcrafted shadow puppets.


Jun
4
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Leslie Taylor leads this gentle, beginning-level yoga class for older adults. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Please call the library to preregister. 718-784-3033

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for great classic movies every Monday at 3:00 PM.
6/6 - "To Catch a Thief" (1955); 6/13 - "Anchors Aweigh" (1945)
6/20 - "Wait Until Dark" (1967); 6/27 - "Soylent Green" (1973)

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

South Indian Classical Music

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

RagaChitra Veena Ensemble led by Nivedita ShivRaj performs South Indian Classical Music on the ancient multi-stringed instrument, the Veena, in a contemporary style.


Jun
8
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach techniques and exercises that participants can practice while sitting in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
11
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Hurray for Love

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Diana Templeton sings about love in all its forms: looking for love, falling in love, finding love unexpectedly, losing love, and even the silly things we'll do for love!


Jun
17
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Make Your Own Father's Day Card

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Make a card for Father's Day.


Jun
18
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Eat Vegetables: Cooking Demonstration with Soh Young Lee-Segredo

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We all know the benefit of vegetables. Koreans eat many different vegetables. Come and learn about them and how to make some popular Korean vegetable dishes. You will get to taste them with rice! Our talented chef and teacher Soh Young Lee-Segredo has been teaching Korean Cooking classes to promote healthy eating for years! *Library guests are free to sample the food, Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses or adverse reactions.


Jun
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Job-Search Techniques

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for an interactive workshop that will explore job-search strategies, networking techniques and objectives, and how to look for and apply for jobs online.


Jun
27
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Grace McLean

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center has partnered with Queens Library to bring screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, singer, actress, composer, and poet of everyday life Grace McLean brings her signature quirky attitude and jazzy vocals to her first solo Lincoln Center appearance.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
14
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

How to Build Your Credit ( in Spanish)

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, you will be able to discuss the importance of credit and financial planning, understand how to read and analyze your credit report, learn how you can improve your credit profile, and understand your credit and consumer rights.


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.