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Sunnyside Shines


Sunnyside Shines has as its mission to invigorate and enrich the economic life of the neighborhood by creating a safe, welcoming and dynamic commercial district in Sunnyside, Queens.

Sunnyside Shines covers all properties fronting Queens Boulevard from 38th St. to 49th St., Greenpoint Avenue from 43rd St. to 48th St., and South Roosevelt Avenue from 48th St. to 49th St.


Sunnyside is home to a wide variety of locally-owned businesses offering goods and services catered to a mixed residential and commercial community. There are approximately 290 individual businesses within the Sunnyside Shines district. Sunnyside Shines is funded through a voluntary assessment on area property owners.

Sunnyside Shines provides support services tailored to meet the specific needs of the district including:

•supplemental sanitation

•holiday lighting

•security support

•neighborhood beautification

•district marketing

•promotion of a positive public image of Sunnyside

•advocacy with government agencies

For more information, go to:

Business Improvement District
mail: PO Box 4477
office: 45-56 43rd Street
Sunnyside, NY 11104
tel: 718-606-1800
fax: 718-228-5554

Lions Club

The members of the Sunnyside/Woodside Lions Club are involved in a number of civic activities–from raising funds for local food pantries, visiting the elderly at senior centers, cleaning up parks and getting toys for poor children.

The group meets on the last Wednesday of every month at the Queen of Angels Church community center on Skillman Ave (44th Street) at 7:00 pm.

For more details, please call the president Norberto Saldana at 347-239-5476

Kiwanis Club

A well-respected volunteer group with members from Sunnyside and Woodside.

The group can be contacted at 718-784-2468 or through its website:

The group is best known for organizing Sunnyside’s Flag Day Parade each June.

The annual Sunnyside Flag Day Parade, celebrated on June 12th or 13th to commemorate Flag Day (June 14th), has a long tradition in the Sunnyside Queens (New York City) community going back many, many years:

The late Joseph Sabba owner of Sabba Printing (and the Woodside Herald) initially served as chairman of the Sunnyside Flag Day Parade (the park where the parade concludes is named in his honor – refer to the Parade Info page), as well as the local Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce. (See some great photos of, and learn more about, the history of the Sunnyside Community).

In time, the Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside, a local branch of Kiwanis International, became the parade’s prime sponsor and remains so up to this very day.

Flag Day, Sunnyside

United 40s Civic Ass.

The United Forties Civic Association, Inc. is a group of concerned citizens residing in the Laurel Hill,  Sunnyside and Woodside areas of Queens, New York, dedicated to the preservation of the Quality of Life in these neighborhoods.

This organization was originally founded in 1979 as a block association to monitor a three block area. Due to the large increase in membership over the years it was incorporated in 1997. Its boundaries are from Queens Blvd. to the Newtown Creek, and from 50th Street to 33rd Street.

We meet the second Thursday of each month, excluding July and August. Time is 7:00 PM sharp. We have an excellent meeting room which is located in the basement of St. Teresa’s Rectory, located at 45th St. and 50th Avenue, Woodside. Although we meet at this location, we are non-denominational and non-political. All adults residing within our boundaries are welcome and encouraged to join.

Each month we schedule a guest speaker and his or her expertise contributes to the civic education of our members. For instance, representatives from the Police, Fire and Sanitation Departments. have been on hand. Local elected officials– congressman, assemblyman and councilman–have reported to our members, who in turn, have made their views known to them. Commissioners of city agencies have been invited and given us an overview of what their departments are accomplishing as it relates to our area.

Due are $10.00 per year per family – refreshments served at each meeting. Trips to Atlantic City and holiday parties are on our agenda and contribute to the sociability of our organization.

We have a very active Block Watching Program set up by the 108th Precinct.. Are you interested in joining your neighbors and adding your strengths and expertise to your community?


VFW Ladies Auxiliary

The VFW Post 2813 Ladies Auxiliary is the civilian right hand of the post itself. The Ladies Auxiliary members are related on some level to a veteran who has served in a foreign war. They are under the National VFW Ladies Auxiliary Bylaws.

The original ladies auxiliary of the post was phased out through attrition about five years ago. The current Auxiliary was reborn with a few members, headed by Sandra Bigitschke, President and Mary Roeder, Senior Vice President.

The purpose of the Ladies Auxiliary is to raise funds for projects related both to state, community and overseas veterans. The ladies can also serve in the general community when it would be appropriate. This year’s projects include Wounded Warrior’s, Homeless Vets and Care boxes. These projects are funded through community fundraisers and donations.

The meetings are on the third Wednesday evening of each month at 6:15 p.m. The Post is currently located on 52 Street and Queens Boulevard.

For membership and/or donation information, please call 718-937-2448.

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