Got any plans tomorrow night (Friday, June 14)? If not, you’re in luck. You can catch a free movie in Sunnyside!
At 7 p.m. in Noonan Park, there will be an outdoor screening of “The Muppets Take Manhattan.”
Here’s the movie’s plot: When Kermit the Frog and friends start a stage act, they decide to take the show from their college town to Broadway. However, once the Muppets wind up in New York City, they have difficulty finding financial support for the production, instead running into cheats like Murray Plotsky (Dabney Coleman). Unable to stage the show, the group splits up, and they all take different jobs around the country. Just as Kermit thinks he has finally found a backer, an accident gives him amnesia.
After a concerted push by community board leaders, elected officials and school administrators, the Department of Transportation has finally installed an all-way stop sign at the intersection.
As you know, this corner is not only near St. Sebastian’s Catholic Academy, but PS 11, Doughboy Park and other schools nearby. Cars often use 57th Street to cut through Woodside down from Queens Boulevard.
Thanks to advocacy from residents, this intersection will be a little safer for everyone to cross.
On Saturday, May 4, from noon to 1 p.m., the second “Sunnyside Family Bike Ride” will ride through Sunnyside and Woodside along the protected bike lanes on Skillman and 43rd avenues.
The event is free and open to the public. People of all cycling abilities are encouraged to attend.
All riders must bring a bike in good working order. Children under the age of 14 must wear a helmet.
The route will begin at Lou Lodati Playground, located at 41-15 Skillman Avenue, and will end at Sunnyside Greenmarket.
The second Sunnyside Family Bike Ride will honor the efforts of Dr. Rosamond Gianutsos, a CB2 member and lifelong street safety advocate, and Laura Shepard, chair of Transportation Alternatives’ Queens Committee.
Officers from the 108th Precinct will escort riders along this three-mile bike ride. Participants will pass by notable Sunnyside and Woodside parks such as Sunnyside Gardens Park and Windmuller Park, as well as PS 150 and PS 11.
The rain date is Saturday, May 11 with the same time, route and details.