Molly Blooms, Sunnyside, NY 11104 OurLIC Guide. Your Guide for the best in Sunnyside, Sunnyside, NY
Ciaran Staunton, owner of Molly Blooms, talks with OurLIC about his vision for improving Queens Blvd for Sunnyside residents and merchants.
Long Island City, New York July 1, 2011 -
On June 7th, seventy people representing residents and merchants gathered at Molly Blooms, a new restaurant on Queens Blvd in Sunnyside. They gathered with Congressman Joseph Crowley, and New York City Council Member, Jimmy Van Bramer to launch the Queens Blvd Merchants Association. [ Go to OurLIC Article Sunnyside Queens Blvd Merchants Initiative Started 6/7/2011 ]
The QBMI's hope is that it can facilitate communication and open up the discussion about how to improve Sunnyside. The group seeks to improve the community and encourage residents to Buy Local, Shop Local, and Hire Local.
OurLIC met with Ciaran at his Molly Blooms restaurant so that he could share his ideas. The conversation was video recorded and presented her in its entirety.
Go to OurLIC Video Conversation: Ciaran Staunton; Molly Blooms, and The Queens Blvd Merchant's Initiative 7/1/2011
Molly Blooms Annouces Free Gay Wedding Reception
To celebrate New York State's historic marriage equality vote, the management and staff at Molly Blooms Victorian Bar and Restaurant in Sunnyside plan to host a free wedding reception for a lucky same sex couple.
- It is important to be part of this groundbreaking civil rights victory; this is a wonderful moment for New York State and all of it's residents, said Ciaran Staunton, owner of Molly Blooms.
The recently opened restaurant and beer garden is home to Sunnyside's progressive community of writers, artists, musicians, politicians and community activists. Named after a leading character in James Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses, the Victorian style bar and restaurant's decor fits its theme, its dark mahogany fittings and venerable pale yellow ceilings making it one of the most beautiful venues in the five boroughs.To have your same sex wedding reception hosted by Molly Blooms simply stop by the gorgeous new location in Sunnyside, complete an application form and have a word with the friendly staff. The winning couples names will be picked from a hat and the prize on offer is a substantial one: a three-hour open bar and delicious reception in Molly Blooms elegant bar and beer garden. Now that's the way to let freedom ring in style!
Molly Blooms is at 43-13 Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside.
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Gay Wedding up for Grabs
*Drawing will take place Wednesday, July 13th at 8PM for Molly Blooms 3 hour open bar and buffet (max. 75 people). Same-sex couple, date to be agreed with management.
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Janice Velten and Patrice Pfirmann to Marry at Molly Blooms in Sunnyside after 24 Years. Date announced as October 1, 2011
Sunnyside, New York July 21, 2011 -
The recent marriage equality vote in Albany inspired the management of Molly Blooms Victorian bar and restaurant in Sunnyside, Queens to make a generous offer: They decided to hold a raffle offering a free wedding reception to one lucky same-sex couple after gay nuptials become legal on July 24.
The offer led a flood of entries from far and wide and on Wednesday evening, July 13, 2011 a pool of over 40 couples gathered at the new bar and restaurant to witness one couple win.
Janice Velten the popular mail carrier at Sunnyside Post Office for the past 40years, and her partner Patrice Pfirmann a civilian employee with the police department, had their names pulled from the hat as the bar erupted in cheers. These local Sunnyside residents have been partners for the past 24 years. â€œI've lived here in Sunnyside for 24 years and my partner Janice has lived here for 42 years,â€ Pfirmann said.
The free reception won by the couple will include a three-hour open bar and buffet lunch at Molly Blooms with a world-class professional photographer on site to record the sights and sounds of the big day. As offers go, itâ€™s a remarkable one.
â€œIt is important to be part of this groundbreaking civil rights victory,â€ Ciaran Staunton, owner of Molly Blooms, explained. â€œThis is a wonderful moment for New York State and all of its residents.â€
The recently opened Molly Blooms restaurant and beer garden is home to Sunnysideâ€™s progressive community of writers, artists, Irish traditional musicians, politicians and community activists. The Victorian style bar and restaurant has already emerged as one of the most distinctive venues in the five boroughs. Molly Blooms is located at 43-13 Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside. Visit MollyBloomsNewYork.com for more details.
This article iincludes an OurLIC NEWS video interview with Janice Velten and Patrice Pfirmann.
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Type of Food
Full Description: At Molly Blooms we believe that Sunnyside is special and worth celebrating. That's why we serve the best locally produced craft beers on draft - and stock many more - and it's why our menu is sourced direct from the local community.
Blooms is a Victorian style Irish bar that was hand crafted with pride by local carpenters and its design reflects our strong commitment to quality and old world service. We live in the local neighborhood, we invest in our community, we love its diversity, and we welcome all.
Come and spend a lazy afternoon in our leafy beer garden and enjoy five star dining or hearty pub grub. Order a stone cold Guinness and see it poured to perfection before your eyes. Stay for our happy hour or linger for a world-class traditional Irish music session, either way you'll find yourself among the most lively and interesting people in the neighborhood.
If you've never been to Ireland we promise to give you a memorable foretaste of the best the emerald isle has to offer. And if you'd never normally set foot inside a public house we promise to make you reconsider your decision from now on.
The New York Daily News says:
"Moms and dads can stop by for morning scones and tea after dropping off their kids at school. There's free Wi-Fi for people who want to work from their laptops. And seasoned pub-lovers can enjoy a large selection of craft beers - as well as pints of Guinness - surrounded by decorative glass lights, plush scarlet seats and a dark wood bar."
- NY Daily News
Sunnyside Post says:
"The bar's design is based on the Victorian-style pubs built in Dublin that James Joyce and his fellow writers frequented in the early 20th Century. The bar has a beer garden patio, where trees have been planted, along with creeping ivies and an assortment of potted plants. It will specialize in craft beers that come from the smaller brewers, such as Coney Island lager and a Brooklyn lager's for about $5 a pint."
- Sunnnyside Post
Sunnyside Shines says:
'A Victorian-era Irish pub, owned by Sunnyside community activist Ciaran Staunton, hopes to appeal to all members of the community. Season pub lovers can enjoy a large selection of craft beers, pints and Guiness. The atmosphere is beautiful, with decorative glass lights, plush scarlet seats, and a dark wood bar. In hopes to cater to all members of the community, non beer drinkers can come in the morning for scones and tea. There is also free Wi-Fi for people who want to work from their laptops.'
- Sunnyside Shines
Address: 43 13 Queens Blvd