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Sunnyside

Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance for you and your family!

Do you need health insurance? We can help! We offer in-person assistance:
Medicaid
Child Health Plus
Essential Plan
NY State of Health Qualified Plans
Make an appointment at 212-233-8955 x127 or just walk in.

Dec 15 @ 1:00 PM, Dec 22 @ 1:00 PM

Dec
14
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Korean for Beginners

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.

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. Please register by calling 718-784-3033.

SunnysideThu, Dec 21, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM

Dec
15
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
1:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance for you and your family!

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Do you need health insurance? We can help! We offer in-person assistance:
Medicaid
Child Health Plus
Essential Plan
NY State of Health Qualified Plans
Make an appointment at 212-233-8955 x127 or just walk in.

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

Additional Dates


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Dec
15
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Art Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

If you like art, express yourself and join us! We will be studying watercolor painting.


Dec
16
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Create Your Own Jewelry Box: A Holiday Crafts Workshop for Adults

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Phyllis Ger teaches you how to create a beautiful jewelry box, to keep or give as a gift, in different shapes from materials you might have discarded. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.


Dec
18
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movies Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great classic movies on Mondays in December!

12/4 - "Footlight Parade" (1933)
12/11 - "Stalag 17" (1953)
12/18 - "Marie Antoinette" (1938)


Dec
18
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Sing, dance, rap, read poetry, play an instrument, or showcase any other talent you may possess at Open Mic Night.


Dec
19
1:00PM

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2:30PM

English Conversation Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Is English your second or third language? Do you want to improve your speaking skills? Practice at the library with native speakers!


Dec
20
10:00AM

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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 old children. Registration required.


Dec
21
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Managing People: Building Extraordinary Relationships

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 29 openings

Join the Job and Business Academy at Sunnyside Library as we bring Entrepreneurship Workshops to you!

Starting your own company may be the best thing you ever do.
But before you open, you will need to spend countless hours trying to figure out next steps. Save yourself the time by learning all the things you will need to before starting up.

12/21, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Managing People: Building Extraordinary Relationships


Jan
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Sunnyside Book Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will be discussing "The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street" by Susan Jane Gilman.


Jan
6
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Drama for Literacy Workshop

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

Participants engage in drama techniques/activities that fosters an interest in reading and literacy concepts. This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required.


Jan
8
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
10
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Drum Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for a hands-on drum and percussion workshop with professional musician Tony Genovese!


Jan
17
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Digital Marketing for Small Businesses

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Please join the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District for a free workshop on digital marketing for your business. This two-hour session will equip you with actionable strategies to start on right away!


Jan
18
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Manga Drawing

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Artist Eric Cheung teaches teens and tweens basic techniques for drawing manga characters.


Jan
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

A New Year; A New You: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Eating healthy doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Whether you buy organic, canned, fresh, or frozen foods there are many ways to save. Come and learn some basic money-saving tips and strategies, including couponing, that will help you add healthy foods to your diet and save you money too!


Jan
24
3:30PM

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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
29
6:00PM

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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


Feb
1
2:30PM

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7:30PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

If your income is under $66,000, 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

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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.

The workshop will be facilitated by Pietro Gonzalez M.A Educational Program NYU with a TESOL certification from TESLA and Berioska Ipinza M.A English Language and Literacy candidate (City College CUNY).

All sessions must be attended.

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

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.


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 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.