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Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:39 am, Thu Aug 8, 2013.

Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars presented the 51st Street Fire Station with a check for $3,000 last Thursday. The money was raised in March during the organization’s Irish Music Festival.

The money will pay for a bailout wall in the firehouse’s backyard, where firefighters can practice jumping out of windows using a personal safety system.

The next Boulevard Bars event is on Saturday, Sept. 7 — the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Music Festival with proceeds going to the Sunnyside/Woodside Boys & Girls Club. For more information check out the group’s Facebook page.

Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars is a collective of 10 bars and restaurants on and around Queens Boulevard.

During the Sunnyside Santathon in 2012 the group raised $5,000 and hundreds of toys at its pub crawl, which benefitted St. Teresa’s in Woodside, St. Raphael’s in Sunnyside, the 108th Precinct, the MercyFirst Angel Guardian Orphanage in Brooklyn, the post-Hurricane Sandy 94th Street toy drive in the Rockaways, the Metro homeless shelter on Queens Boulevard and the Hour Children Center in Long Island City.

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