June 17, 2021 By Ryan Songalia
The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) will resume its in-person activities at public spaces–beginning today.
The Sunnyside Shines BID, which had suspended all its in-person activities since COVID-19 struck, will host a musical performance today by local rock band The Lowers at Bliss Plaza at 5 p.m.
Meanwhile, at Lowery Plaza, the BID will be offering free Zumba classes that will resume for the season starting today at 6 p.m.
The classes are being hosted daily by Maria Calderon of Paper Plus Printing, from 6-7 p.m. on weekdays, and on weekends from 10-11 a.m.
Other in-person events are also back on the calendar.
There will be an outdoor movie night on June 25 at Noonan Playground, located at Greenpoint Avenue and 43rd Street, where a selection of short films curated by the organizers of the Queens World Film Festival will be screened. The event begins after sundown, around 8:45 p.m.
Jaime-Faye Bean, Executive Director of Sunnyside Shines BID, says more events will be announced via the organization’s social media accounts.
“We are quietly soft-launching these programs once again so we can gauge any need for additional event precautions,” said Bean. “We know people are eager to gather and enjoy a sense of normalcy, and we want to meet that need responsibly.”