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Korean for Beginners

Do you want to read all Korean signs? Do you want to watch Korean dramas and movies without English captions? Do you want to say hello to your Korean neighbors? Do you want to order Korean food in Korean? Then this class is for you.
Preregistration is required for all sessions. Please register by calling 718-784-3033.

Nov 26 @ 5:30 PM, Dec 3 @ 5:30 PM, Dec 10 @ 5:30 PM, Jan 7 @ 5:30 PM, Jan 14 @ 5:30 PM

Nov
19
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate great classic films starring Bette Davis in November.
11/5 - "Jezebel" (1938)
11/19 - "The Letter" (1940)
11/26 - "Old Acquaintance" (1943)

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

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Nov
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Come share your talent! Present poetry, written word, music, comedy, or spoken word.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Spelling Bee Contest

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

Join our spelling bee for children in grade 3- 8. Preregistration required.

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

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Nov
24
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Beginning Tai Chi

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion." Space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
26
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Korean for Beginners

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 24 openings

Do you want to read all Korean signs? Do you want to watch Korean dramas and movies without English captions? Do you want to say hello to your Korean neighbors? Do you want to order Korean food in Korean? Then this class is for you.
Preregistration is required for all sessions. Please register by calling 718-784-3033.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Sunnyside Book Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will be discussing "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich.


Nov
29
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Creative Aging: Pastel Art 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.

Participants will strengthen their drawing skills by working with oil-based pastels. We will explore the range of techniques pastels offer, as well as examine the medium's potential for expressiveness. Participants will also spend time working with photo-based imagery as a source and point of departure in constructed drawings. Preregistration and a commitment to attend all sessions is required. Space is limited. Call the Sunnyside Library to sign up 718-784-3033 - For Older Adults 50+

SunnysideThu, Dec 6, 20183:00PM - 5:00PM
SunnysideThu, Dec 13, 20183:00PM - 5:00PM
SunnysideThu, Dec 20, 20183:00PM - 5:00PM

Dec
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Kids' Box Challenge

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 4-12, draw one act of kindness stick from the Acts of Kindness box and complete the act in one week.


Dec
3
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great classic movies from the 1930's!
12/3 - "The Women" (1939)
12/10 - "42nd Street" (1933)
12/17 - "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936)
12/31 - "Nothing Sacred" (1937)

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
10:00AM

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10:30AM

It's Time for Kind: Kindness Read-Aloud

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy kindness stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 19 months to 3 years old. First-come, first-served. For more information about the It's Time for Kind campaign and programming, visit https://queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

It's Time For Kind - Adult Card-Making

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join your community as you all make gratitude cards for new recruits, deployed troops, veterans, or first responders. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
7
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 6 to 18 months. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
7
3:00PM

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4:15PM

It's Time for Kind: Teens Pack Care Kits

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Teens will pack hygiene care kits to be distributed to homeless organizations. Help someone in need and join us!


Dec
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Tenant Rights in Rent Controlled, Rent Stabilized, or Unregulated Apartments

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Central Astoria LDC, which provides housing advice and assistance to the public, presents a workshop on tenant and landlord responsibilites; basic rights of tenants; rent, rent increases and rent surcharges; and complaint forms and procedures.


Dec
12
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Stories, songs, and finger plays for ages 19 months to 3 years. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
3:00PM

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4:15PM

It's Time for Kind: Teens Make Holiday Cards for Seniors

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Teens will make holiday cards to be sent to senior organizations in the community. Help someone feel cared for this holiday season and join us! For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
21
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Craft

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Make a happy face paper squishy for ages 5 to 12.


Dec
22
2:30PM

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4:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Movie Screening "Wonder"

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of the movie "Wonder" (2017, PG)! For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
26
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Family Movies

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some family movies during winter recess!
12/26 - "Frozen" (2013, PG)
12/27 - "Finding Nemo" (2003, G)
12/28 - "Despicable Me 2" (2013, PG)
12/29 - "Sing" (2016, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Jan
19
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Financing Your Education Presented by NYS Department of Financial Services

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This program is open to families and high school students. The subjects covered include
completion of the FAFSA, grants,scholarships (including the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards), work study, and various types of loans. Bring your friends. This information will be helpful as you pursue secondary education.


Mar
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Creative Aging: Intermediate Drawing

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

This nine-week course for adults 50+ will focus on learning two systems: perspective and proportions for portraiture. We will use a variety of dry and wet drawing materials. The first several sessions will review processes and ideas from the "Drawing to See" course. We will work on self-portraits as well as portraits of participants in the course. Space is limited. Registration required with Sunnyside Library at 718-784-3033.

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

 

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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 1882
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 21st 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 1035 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.