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Sunnyside

Queens Memory in Sunnyside

This program takes place at the Sunnyside Community Services Center (43-31 39 Street). Share your Queens memories and get those family photos digitized for free! Each week, Queens Memory staff will scan your photographs, postcards and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive you can take home. Bring materials and stories that relate ...

Dec 5 @ 10:00 AM, Dec 12 @ 10:00 AM

Nov
25
10:15AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Computers for Adults (in Spanish)

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 e-mails to a friend or family member? These classes will teach: 1) An introduction to computers and how to use the mouse; 2) Fundamentals of Microsoft Word; 3) Navigating the Internet; 4) Creating your own email account. Preregistration is required.

SunnysideTue, Dec 2, 201410:15AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideTue, Dec 9, 201410:15AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideTue, Dec 16, 201410:15AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideTue, Dec 23, 201410:15AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideTue, Dec 30, 201410:15AM - 11:30AM

Nov
25
11:45AM

--to--

12:45PM

Introduction to Computers 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 emails to a friend or family member? These classes will teach: 1) An introduction to computers and how to use the mouse; 2) Fundamentals of Microsoft Word; 3) Navigating the Internet; 4) Creating your own email account. Preregistration is required.

SunnysideTue, Dec 2, 201411:45AM - 12:45PM
SunnysideTue, Dec 9, 201411:45AM - 12:45PM
SunnysideTue, Dec 16, 201411:45AM - 12:45PM
SunnysideTue, Dec 23, 201411:45AM - 12:45PM
SunnysideTue, Dec 30, 201411:45AM - 12:45PM

Nov
26
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

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.

There are stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 19 months to 3 years. Preregistration is required.

SunnysideWed, Dec 3, 201411:30AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideWed, Dec 10, 201411:30AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideWed, Dec 17, 201411:30AM - 12:00PM

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Nov
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Thanksgiving Crafts

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This Thanksgiving crafts program is for ages 5-12.


Nov
28
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We offer stories, songs and rhymes for ages 6-18 months.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Eat Smart New York

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Cornell Cooperative Extension offers this 8-seesion nutrition course as part of the Eat Smart New York and Emergency Food Assistance Program.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Queens Memory in Sunnyside

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This program takes place at the Sunnyside Community Services Center (43-31 39 Street). Share your Queens memories and get those family photos digitized for free! Each week, Queens Memory staff will scan your photographs, postcards and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive you can take home. Bring materials and stories that relate to the theme of the week, or come to learn something new about your neighborhood!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Christmas Tree Ornament Craft

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Create your own Christmas ornaments from buttons! Materials will be provided.


Dec
12
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

First Annual Holiday Spectacular

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for our first annual Holiday Spectacular, with singing, dancing, acting and fun for all ages!


Dec
15
6:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Poets, writers, musicians, comedians, orators and everyone else are invited to share their talents every third Monday of the month at 6:00 PM. Share your talent!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
4:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3-5 compete to see who can correctly spell the most words.


Dec
20
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Holiday Concert with Inkarayku

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

NYC-based band Inkarayku welcomes the holidays in Andean style. Bring the entire family and kick off the season with this concert of Andean folk melodies and carols.


Dec
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Christmas Crafts

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This Christmas crafts program is for children ages 5-12.


Jan
26
4:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Kaplan Practice SAT

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Take a practice SAT through Kaplan! Preregistration is required at http://bit.ly/LibraryPracticeTest. Contact Danielle.Black@Kaplan.com with questions.


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

 


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:
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.