About & Resources

The Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance was founded in 2003 and is dedicated to the preservation, history, and vitality of the Sunnyside Gardens National Register Historic District. We have been honored to receive the Historic Districts Council’s Grassroots Preservation Award (2007), the Queens Civic Congress’s Preservation Achievement Award (2008), a New York City Council Citation (2008), and the State of New York Certificate of Recognition (2008).

Two dozen volunteers rally 'round the SGPA banner in a banner year, 2007, when the New York City Historic District was designated. Photo by Patricia Dorfman.
Two dozen volunteers rally 'round the SGPA banner in a banner year, 2007, when the New York City Historic District was designated. Photo by Patricia Dorfman.

See the History and Preservation pages for descriptions of our ongoing programs. In addition, we have donated historic materials to Columbia University, Cornell University, the New York Public Library, the Archives @ Queens Library, and we continue to explore further archives and avenues for preserving Sunnyside Gardens’ history.

Sustaining financial support for this site and our programs has come from the Clarence S. Stein Institute, Cornell University; the New York City Council; New York State; the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation; Cynthia Loewy, Marilyn Nelkin, Janice Parsons, Mary & Rose Tibaldi; memorials to Kate & Michael McMorrow, Eleanor Egger Pearson, Joan Pearson Richards; and a succession of small contributors.

Donations, which are not tax deductible, may be made by credit card or PayPal (click here) , or with a check payable to “Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance.”

Contact us at Info@SunnysideGardens.us
 or mail to 49-01 39th Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104.

Help for Property Owners in the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District

Ask the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) before making a change to the exterior of your building:

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