You are reading

Sunnysiders Launch Bar/Restaurant Video Series to Promote St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

The first video in this series features McGuinness’s Saloon at 44-23 Queens Blvd.

March 15, 2021 By Christina Santucci

St. Patrick’s Day is this week and the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District has partnered with a neighborhood group to highlight what local bars and restaurants will be offering on the big day.

The promotion includes a series of videos, in which Sunnyside resident Ty Sullivan interviews the owners of neighborhood eateries and taverns.

The first video — showcasing McGuiness’s Bar — debuted Friday, and the additional ones will feature Arriba Arriba, Maggie Mae’s Bar, The Lowery Bar & Kitchen and Jack’s Fire Department. They are being posted through Tuesday.

For the series, Sunnyside Shines collaborated with “25 for Sunnyside and Woodside’ — a group founded following an online petition that asked local residents to pledge $25 a week toward spending at neighborhood bars and restaurants.

In the videos, Sullivan dishes with the owners and staff about their St. Patrick’s Day menus and how the businesses have fared throughout the past year of COVID-19 lockdowns and capacity restrictions. Fellow Sunnyside resident, Brian Pratt, completed the filming and editing.

“This year St. Patrick’s Day is all about being open and being glad to be open,” said Kieran Murphy from McGuiness’s Bar. “People that want to sit outside — that aren’t comfortable coming in — can still have a good time, and inside we will have a good atmosphere here for sure.”

New York City restaurants are currently allowed to have indoor dining at 35 percent capacity — which will go up to 50 percent starting Friday.

The promotional videos will be viewable on Sunnyside Shines’ Facebook and Instagram accounts as well as the 25 for Sunnyside and Woodside Facebook group.

Sunnyside Shines is also giving away five $50 gift certificates to restaurant/bar goers, as part of a St. Patrick’s Day contest.

Those who patronize neighborhood eateries on Wednesday can enter by posting a photo to the 25 for Sunnyside and Woodside Facebook group — or to Instagram and tagging @Sunnysideshines and @25forthesides. The winners will be selected at random and announced Friday, organizers said.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.


The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Romanian nationals busted for ATM skimming scheme that involved more than 600 Queens residents: Feds

The NYPD and federal agents arrested five Romanian nationals living in Queens on Thursday for engaging in a sophisticated ATM skimming operation that involved the theft of bank account information and PIN numbers from more than 600 unsuspecting bank customers from across the borough.

The five men were named in an indictment that was unsealed in Brooklyn federal court charging them with fraud and aggravated identity theft following a long-term investigation by the NYPD, FBI and the Secret Service.

Man sought in attempted rape at a Jamaica subway station that was thwarted by a good Samaritan: NYPD

Police from the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows are looking for a suspect who attempted to rape a 20-year-old woman inside a Jamaica Hills subway station early Saturday morning before a good Samaritan came to her rescue.

The victim was exiting a Queens-bound F train at the 169th Street station on Hillside Avenue just after midnight when a stranger began to follow her. Once inside the mezzanine level, the assailant punched her in the face multiple times while she tried to cover her face.