The Children’s Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, July 27, was a successful kick-off to the Sunnyside Summer Strolls event series. Held under the Sunnyside Arch on 46th Street between Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue, the Children’s Arts and Crafts Fair drew more than 500 children for a fun-filled day of arts, crafts, face painting and music.
Organized by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, the Children’s Arts and Crafts Fair featured free tables of craft activities in the street. This year’s event also featured crafts and giveaways by some of Sunnyside’s small businesses, including South Pole, Bing’s Hallmark, Pink Icing Bake Shop, TD Bank, Dime Bank, the Sunnyside Ballet Studio and the soon-to-open 4Squared Flavors.
In addition to crafts, children were entertained by two performances by Tyrone Barnett of the Music for Aardvarks class. Music for Aardvarks is a music class for babies and toddlers based out of the Sunnyside Ballet Studio.
The next two events in the Sunnyside Summer Strolls series take place on August 3 and August 10. August 3rd is the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Concert and August 10th is a day of Arts and Performance. All events take place on 46th Street between Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue. The event series a part of Weekend Walks, an initiative of the New York City Department of Transportation, which creates temporary pedestrian streets at 23 locations in all five boroughs.
Photos: Artie Weiner