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Sunnyside

Make Yogurt at Home

Learn about milk cultures and how to use them to create tasty, healthy yogurt treats easily and inexpensively at home. Participants will take home yogurt that can be used to start a first batch.

Aug 24 @ 6:30 PM

Jul
28
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Story and Craft 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.

Enjoy a story and make a craft project. For ages 6 to 12.

SunnysideFri, Aug 4, 20172:30PM - 4:00PM
SunnysideFri, Aug 11, 20172:30PM - 4:00PM

Jul
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Sunnyside Book Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will be discussing "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson.


Jul
29
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Ebru Art Class for Children with Mustafa Yasar (In Turkish and English)

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

Learn the Turkish art of Ebru. Marbling (ebru) is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments on a pan of oily water and then transferring this pattern to paper. Participants must register in person starting two weeks ahead of the program date. Open to children 5-14 years of age. Limited to the first 20 applicants. In Turkish and English.


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Jul
31
11:00AM

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12:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group at Sunnyside CL

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

English Conversation Group at Sunnyside Community Library.


Jul
31
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us in July for classic movie adaptations of some great literary works.
7/3 - "Marie Antoinette" (1938)
7/10 - "Pride and Prejudice" (1940)
7/17 - "Treasure Island" (1934)
7/24 - "David Copperfield" (1935)
7/31 - "A Tale of Two Cities" (1935)


Aug
1
10:15AM

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12:00PM

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, Aug 8, 201710:15AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideTue, Aug 15, 201710:15AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideTue, Aug 22, 201710:15AM - 12:00PM

Aug
2
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Picture Book 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.

Join us for stories, songs and nursery rhymes. For ages 3 to 5.

SunnysideWed, Aug 9, 201710:30AM - 11:00AM

Aug
2
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Preschool Craft 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.

Simple craft project for ages 3 to 5.

SunnysideWed, Aug 9, 201711:00AM - 11:30AM

Aug
2
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Book Review Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Write book reviews and/or draw pictures based on books that you read this summer. For ages 6 to 12.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami & Unusual Math Board Games

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.

Use paper-engineering techniques as well as origami to create a toy or special box, then play an exciting math board game.

SunnysideWed, Aug 9, 20174:00PM - 5:00PM
SunnysideWed, Aug 16, 20174:00PM - 5:00PM

Aug
3
10:15AM

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12:00PM

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, Aug 10, 201710:15AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideThu, Aug 17, 201710:15AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideThu, Aug 24, 201710:15AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideThu, Aug 31, 201710:15AM - 12:00PM

Aug
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Learn how to make Rasgulla: A traditional South Asian dessert (in English and Bengali)

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Rasgulla is a special sweet in Bangladesh that people eat during Eid or other special holidays. It is made from ball-shaped dumplings of “chhena” (cottage cheese) and semolina dough cooked in light syrup made of sugar. Learn how to make this delicious treat, which is also famous in other South Asian countries. In English and Bengali.


Aug
7
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great classic movies every Monday in August.
8/7 - "The Wind and the Lion" (1975)
8/14 - "The Alamo" (1960)
8/21 - "Calamity Jane" (1953)
8/28 - "Show Boat" (1951)

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
6:00PM

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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


Aug
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Comedy Magic Show

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join Adam Auslander in this fun filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their families will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement.


Aug
24
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Make Yogurt at Home

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Learn about milk cultures and how to use them to create tasty, healthy yogurt treats easily and inexpensively at home. Participants will take home yogurt that can be used to start a first batch.


Aug
26
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Ebru Art Classes with Mustafa Yasar (In Turkish and English)

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

Learn the Turkish art of ebru. Paper marbling (ebru) is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments on a pan of oily water and then transferring this pattern to paper. Individual sessions every Saturday, 6/24, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23, 10/28, 11/25 @ 2:30 p.m. Participants must register for each session starting two weeks ahead of the program date either in person at Sunnyside or by calling 718-784-3033. Limited to the first 10 applicants per session.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
31
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Home Brewing 101

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Brewing your own beer at home can be very rewarding. While it takes time and know how, it isn't too difficult. Come learn about the supplies and ingredients needed as well as where to find them all locally.


Sep
9
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Acrylic Painting Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

In this exciting two-day workshop, you will learn a variety of acrylic painting techniques, tools and mediums in a fun and relaxed setting that encourages you to create, connect and explore. Registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Free Civil Legal Services Mobile Center

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the NY State Courts' Access to Justice Program that provides free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need.
https://mobilelegalhelpcenter.acuityscheduling.com/ for an appointment


Sep
11
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great classics in September!
9/11 - "Baby the Rain Must Fall" (1965)
9/18 - "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1967)
9/25 - "The Set-Up" (1949)

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

Additional Dates


Sep
14
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Emergency Preparedness and Prevention

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Everyone wants to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, especially during emergency situations. Come learn about strategies every household should be aware of, like how to prepare a “go bag” in the event of weather or disaster-related emergencies. There will be also be a discussion of common household accidents and injuries, led by Dr. Stuart Kessler, the Chief of Emergency Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, and Emergency Department physician, Dr. Laura Lavicoli.


Sep
28
6:30PM

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7:30PM

An Introduction to Sahaja Yoga Meditation for Adults

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Instructor Jennifer Gilhooly teaches participants how to relax by using the mind to create a profound, deep, and inner peace. Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.


Oct
2
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for great classic movies in October!
10/2 - "Asphalt Jungle" (1950)
10/16 - "The Band Wagon" (1953)
10/23 - "Holiday" (1938)
10/30 - "Bullets of Ballots" (1936)

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
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


Oct
17
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Watercolor Art Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Two session Watercolor Workshop for beginner and intermediate level students. Advance your painting & drawing skills Come have fun, build your skills and socialize. Registration is required, 718-423-7004

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@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.