The Jackson Heights Beautification Group's mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights.
12th Annual Summer Sundays in the Park Performance Series Kick off!

12th Annual Summer Sundays in the Park Performance Series Kick off!

The Summer Sundays at the Park performance and concert series is back for another season of free outdoor music in Jackson Heights organized by The Jackson Heights Beautification Group. This volunteer-run organization has been bringing emerging and established artists to Travers Park and the adjacent 78th Street Play Street every...
Views from the Heights Spring Edition Available

Views from the Heights Spring Edition Available

The Spring Edition of our quarterly newsletter Views from the Heights is now available online and in shops and cafes around the neighborhood. If you are interesting in contributing stories or ideas to the newsletter, send us an email at views@jhbg.org. Additionally, we have a monthly e-newsletter that can you...
Bring your food scraps & compost them at JH Scraps on Saturdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bring your food scraps & compost them at JH Scraps on Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Take a walk over to visit your local community composting center this Fall and see how Jackson Heights is working with sustainability in our community.    Location: 69th St. & 35th Ave under the BQE Hours: Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. We welcome students looking for community service opportunities. Bring your organic materials to...
JHBG Gets It Done! Since 1988

JHBG Gets It Done! Since 1988

This poster was created for the 25th anniversary of the Jackson Heights Beautification Group in 2013. It best explains what we are about: getting things done, so many things. In recent years we’ve: * Debuted the JH Community Orchestra which held a series of concerts at Community Church and now has over 20...
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A World of Music at Diversity Plaza, Sunday

A World of Music at Diversity Plaza, Sunday

Make Music in New York comes to Jackson Heights. Our city’s free music festival comes to Diversity Plaza in celebration of the first day of summer. The show runs from 1 ­– 6 p.m., featuring music from around the world and around our city – what’s more appropriate for a street called Diversity Plaza? Stop...
Make Music New York at 78th Playstreet

Make Music New York at 78th Playstreet

Summer Sundays in the Park will kick-off on June 21st, as part of Make Music New York, a live and free musical celebration with over 1,300 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs. This performance is from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Michael Suazo Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Electronic...
May 2015 Events

May 2015 Events

JHBG is celebrating the return of spring with several gardening events this month. In addition to our planting and Tree Care activities, there are many community events that may be of interest to our neighbors. For more information, see below, check our Facebook page, and send an email to volunteer@jhbg.org. We look forward to gardening with...
Annual Historic Weekend June 13 & 14

Annual Historic Weekend June 13 & 14

  JHBG CELEBRATES TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL “HISTORIC JACKSON HEIGHTS WEEKEND” For the last 25 years the Jackson Heights Beautification Group (JHBG) has sponsored events to celebrate Jackson Heights and the unique role it has played in urban planning history.  These events are a must-see for people interested in historic preservation, innovative planned “Garden” communities, and diverse...
City to unveil Diversity Plaza overhaul

City to unveil Diversity Plaza overhaul

Jackson Heights gets its look at the city’s long-awaited plan to transform Diversity Plaza at a special presentation on the pedestrian way set for Saturday May 9 at 2 p.m. The plan includes a tree-lined plaza on the eastern half of 37th Road and an area that could serve as a performance space with a...
Come Out and Play! Musicians and Performers Wanted for 78th Street Play Street

Come Out and Play! Musicians and Performers Wanted for 78th Street Play Street

Jackson Heights Beautification Group Seeks Artists for the 12th Annual Summer Sundays at the Park April 9, 2015 Contact: Carlos Martínez  |  260-227-5673  |  info@jhbg.org NEW YORK – The annual Summer Sundays at the Park music and performance series has provided free outdoor music in Jackson Heights for the past 10 years, bringing global sounds to...
April Events

April Events

Spring is finally here, and JHBG is celebrating with several gardening events this month. In addition to our planting and Tree Care activities, we are hosting Jackson Height’s Million Trees Giveaway on April 12th. For more information, see below, check our Facebook page, and send an email to volunteer@jhbg.org. We look forward to gardening with...
New Homes Wanted for Free Fruit Trees

New Homes Wanted for Free Fruit Trees

A free fruit tree giveaway in Jackson Height is coming right up on April 12, 2015 to the first 100 people who reserve. Reservations typically start 2 weeks before the date, so be on alert. To register and learn more visit www.nyrp.org/treegiveaways. There are some rules in obtaining these trees. You must agree to plant in one of the five...
Jackson Heights Orchestra March 8 and 11 2015

Jackson Heights Orchestra March 8 and 11 2015

Program 8.4 http://fw.to/219Y1mU
Queens World Film Festival

Queens World Film Festival

Sunday, March 17 – 22 – Queens World Film Festival, Turning five in 2015, QWFF includes an annual multi day/multi venue festival, youth-oriented educational initiatives and year round screening opportunities for QWFF filmmakers, past and present. The festival screens challenging films representative of quality independent cinema from around the world and around the corner. For more info visit http://www.queensworldfilmfestival.com/about/...
Mulchfest:on Saturday, Jan. 10 or Sunday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mulchfest:on Saturday, Jan. 10 or Sunday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  Mulchfest: Dump your Christmas tree and keep it, too!  You can bring your Christmas tree to 34th Ave. in front of Travers ParkThe NYC Department of Parks & Recreation will chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch! Or, if you do not want it, the mulch will be used...
Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Tuesday, Dec. 16

Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Tuesday, Dec. 16

Holiday Lighting Ceremony Featuring choral groups from 82nd Street Academics and PS 69, as well as hot chocolate provided by Starbucks. Location Post Office on 37th Ave., 5:00 p.m 78 02 37Th Avenue Tuesday, Dec. 16                                      ...