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Vintage Cartoons to Play at Sunnyside Gardens Park

Sept. 6, 2012 By Kim Brown Reiner

An event featuring vintage cartoons, live music and pizza will be held at Sunnyside Gardens Park later this month.

The event — to be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. — has been organized by two Sunnyside women who formed “Flicks in the Garden” last year, which was established to showcase local films and artwork. The main draw this year will be the showing of kid-friendly vintage animation films provided by Queens native Jose Stathes. The event is open to the public.

Stathes, who runs the website, celebrates and collects early animation films. The films that will be shown at the Sunnyside Gardens Park event include rarely-seen cartoons from the 1930s and 1940s, such as Along Came a Duck (1934), House Cleaning Blues (1937) and Date to Skate (1938).

“We have been working closely with our curator to make sure the films have appropriate content and themes for kids, including very young children,” said Flicks in the Garden co-producer Tammy Arnstein. “Plus we want to make sure the films are fun and expose them to film styles and characters no longer commonly seen by today’s young audiences.”

Flicks in the Garden was established by Sunnyside filmmakers Emilie McDonald and Tammy Arnstein.

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s office, Sunnyside Shines and local businesses are helping to fund the public event. There is a $10 per person suggested donation, or $5 for park members.

In other news, the members of Sunnyside Gardens Park will be hosting a multi-family yard sale on Sept. 23, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Approximately 40 vendors are expected to attend with an eclectic range of goods– from kids clothing, toys, electronics and furniture.

This event is also open to the public:

Sunnyside Gardens Park is located at
48-21 39th Ave. (at 49th St.), Sunnyside, Queens

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The park is administered by two boards; one of which is an Executive Board comprised of four members, and a second board comprised of fourteen members. Representatives of these boards, play an active role in the management of the park, as I have met several of them while covering events hosted by the park.

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cmon and play “Sunnyside” with Joey Travolta. Does anyone have a copy?? I wanna see this gang flick

Theres a clip on youtube

” alright fellas, the carnivals in town and the people is payin money but they aint gettin their moneys worth an it aint right….”

I hear the young Jimmy Van Bremer in had a cameo for 3 secs. He man Has NEVER missed a camera!!


Yard sale sounds great!

I also agree with annoying people, its like in my building I constantly have these people saying hi to me. Its so annoying.


I’m all for a good yard sale. I hope to find an ancient heir loom that carries a curse with it that when worn, will unleash a family of redneck zombies on the yuppies that live in my building.

Starting with the couple from the 5th floor , those people never say hello when you say hello to them. wtf is wrong with people?


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