The Jackson Heights Beautification Group's mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights.
10th Annual Summer Sundays in the Park

10th Annual Summer Sundays in the Park

August 24, 2pm – Theater for the New City: presents “Emergency” or “The World Takes a Selfie” an operetta for the street.
JHBG Gets It Done! - 25th Anniversary

JHBG Gets It Done! – 25th Anniversary

For 25 years the Jackson Heights Beautification Group has been getting it done! Come celebrate 25 years of hard work and fun making Jackson Heights a neighborhood that we all want to live in! When: Saturday, September 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Community United Methodist Church at 82nd...
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 Jackson Heights green spaces are thriving and they will look even more beautiful next spring if we put some perennials in this fall. Cooler weather is the best time to divide your perennial plants so they come back next year healthier and with more flowers.   If you have perennials that need some thinning, bring...
If you want a free tree, see below!

If you want a free tree, see below!

  JHBG Fall 2014 Gardening Schedule Volunteer from 10 AM – 1 PM every Saturday this fall until Thanksgiving! Saturdays in August are for watering & cleaning our gardens. Sept: 9/6/14* – 34th Ave. and Junction Blvd. rock path re-build After dropping my kids off at PS 149 three years ago, I found it depressing...

Tree Guards

 JHBG is protecting our trees!!! We’ve gotten five tree guards installed on 37th Avenue near 79th Street, and a similar number on 37th near 87th Street. Congrats and thank you to board member Nuala O’Doherty who shepherded this project. as per Len Maniace      

Help make JH a little greener

So as many of you know, Jackson Heights Beautification Group, JHBG, has been working on better utilizing the small public green spaces we have. We have worked along 69th Street along the BQE, the median on 34th Avenue, next to the Food Bazaar at 34th and Junction and the tree pits all throughout Jackson Heights.‎...

Jackson Heights Orchestra Concert in Travers Park

Jackson Heights Orchestra Sunday July 6 at 3:30PM First outdoors concert Travers Park it was awesome thanks

A Jackson Heights fire and its aftermath

JHBG President’s Message, Len Maniace It was a spring Sunday morning a few months after my wife and I had moved to Jackson Heights. We awoke to a smell like a soggy campfire – and a neighborhood trauma. A building in the center of the neighborhood’s commercial district was burning down. Lost was a one-story...

Both sides of the BID-expansion controversy

The 82nd Street Partnership would under go a huge expansion under a plan now being considered. The Business Improvement District (BID) would increase its size many times over, stretching along Roosevelt Avenue from 82nd Street to 104th Street and include a segment on Junction Boulevard up to 35th Avenue. Not everyone thinks the expansion is...
2014 Jackson Heights Arts Festival

2014 Jackson Heights Arts Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beatriz Gil – (917)612-4756 – Nitin Mukul – (917) 251-0354 – Friends of Diversity Plaza Jackson Heights Arts Festival 2014: Summer Solstice Celebration Saturday, June 21st 2014 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Diversity Plaza / 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza (between 73rd Street & 74th Street) Jackson Heights, Queens The...
Cleaning & Greening Jackson Heights

Cleaning & Greening Jackson Heights

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with JH SCRAPS

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with JH SCRAPS

Turning an asphalt play yard into a green park

By Len Maniace Though some details differ, a consensus seems to be forming around a new and improved Travers Park, one that’s contains significantly more green space, room for performances and the Green Market, as well as athletic fields. Jackson Heights residents filled the Garden School gym on March 18 for the second visioning session...

“Green Infrastructure” help for Jackson Heights businesses and residences

By Len Maniace Grants are available to property owners in Jackson Heights to install green roofs, rain gardens and other measures designed to make New York City a greener place. The grants are part of the Green Infrastructure program of the NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection that covers much of the city. Though the green...