Aug. 15, 2016 Staff Report
A children’s indoor play venue that will focus on kids’ parties is about to open on 48th Avenue.
The establishment, called Sunnyside Plays, is expected to be up and running before the school year begins, according to its owners.
The business, located at 43-09 48th Avenue, is owned and run by Ed Kim and Vanessa Quinn, a husband-and-wife duo who live in the neighborhood. Kim is a graphic artist/painter, while Quinn works at a Manhattan art gallery.
The couple decided to open the play center after looking for party space for their own daughter and struggling to find a suitable location.
Kim said they saw a need for a center in Sunnyside and discussed it with friends who agreed.
The couple had hoped to open Sunnyside Plays in winter but they have faced several construction delays.
Parents will also be able to send their children to the center for a number of hours. The business will offer “open play,” which permits children to use the facility for four hours at a cost of $15.
Kim said that they are weighing up whether to lower the price as well as the number of hours.
Special events and programming—such as dancing—are in the works.
Kim said he aims to work with adult musicians and artists to see how they could use the space.