The Jackson Heights Beautification Group's mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights.
Gardening at PS 92, May 27

Gardening at PS 92, May 27

So the new addition to PS 92 opened last September, but they are still finishing the building.  Last week the landscaper planted around the new building.  Last year we worked on part of the old building constructing a fence and planting along the north side of the school.  This year...
Gardening in the Rain at IS 145

Gardening in the Rain at IS 145

It was a rainy, cold day, but we got the job done.  Working with dedicated volunteers who came out in the rain to trim back some branches, put in 2 flower beds and plant grass seed.  We hope with some more sun light, the garden will flourish.  Next week, students...
What is your opinion about Jackson Heighs?

What is your opinion about Jackson Heighs?

The Jackson Heights Beautification Group has begun its spring events and we would like your input on what you would like to see us working on in the neighborhood.  Are you happy with the neighborhood?  What would you like to see changed?  How could JHBG make the place better?  What...
Return to BQE & Northern Blvd. May 20th

Return to BQE & Northern Blvd. May 20th

On April 15th we first cleaned up the space, now we are going back to finish the job on Saturday, May 20th from 10 AM to 1 PM.  We have made the biggest change this year in this spot.  Please drop by and check it out. One of our volunteers...
Jackson Height's Children Art Competition.

Jackson Height’s Children Art Competition.

  JHBG’s annual art competition has started.  The theme this year is Jackson Heights is a garden in the city.  Students from kindergarten to 8th grade can submit their art (max 12″ x 18″) before May 26th.  Winners will have their art shown in local businesses. Information has been submitted to...
JHBG Spring Gardening Scheduled

JHBG Spring Gardening Scheduled

    Every Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM from April to November, a group of JHBG volunteers clean and green around Jackson Heights.  All are welcome.  After our Spring Planning Breakfast, here are the locations we will be working on this Spring.  We supply the tools, plants, and...
2017 Historic Weekend

2017 Historic Weekend

    Save the date…JHBG Historic Weekend will be Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th. On Saturday there will be a slideshow lecture on the History of Jackson Heights and a display of vintage photos, followed by a self-guided tour of the private interior gardens around Jackson Heights.  On...
Help JHBG get it done - please donate

Help JHBG get it done – please donate

For 28 years JHBG has been making Jackson Heights a greener and friendlier place to live. We hope you will help us continue to do this by becoming a member.  Donate to JHBG. Our membership costs only $25. Before JHBG, Jackson Heights was a very different place; it was a fast fading neighborhood, rampant...
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Spring Concert

Spring Faculty Concert 2017
A Garden Tour of Hampton Court

A Garden Tour of Hampton Court

  JHBG presents 35-56 79th Street  – look for the balloons Saturday May 20th, 2:00* Come see the lovely gardens of Hampton Court and meet with your Jackson Heights neighbors in the process. The tour will give an insiders view of how the Hampton Court gardeners work, along with their ideas and reflections on this...
Jackson Heights Orchestra Performs May 17th

Jackson Heights Orchestra Performs May 17th

Please join us on the 17th for our final concert of the season. There will be a new piece written for Koto and Orchestra performed by the JH resident composer Kento Iwasaki. This will be an evening of many short and fun pieces. A great kids and adult experience. Hope to see you there. jh...

Back on Board: Greg Louganis Documentary Screening

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 Time: 7-9 p.m.  Q & A with the Producer: After the screening Please join Jackson Heights Creates for a neighborhood screening of the award-winning documentary “Back on Board: Greg Louganis.” The film, which was produced by Jackson Heights resident Will Sweeney, chronicles the life & legacy of Olympic champion diver...
Gardening at PS 149

Gardening at PS 149

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 we worked on the PS 149’s garden.  Ms. Tracy Laumenede’s first-grade class came out with a lot of other volunteers.                
Clean and Green at PS 280 - Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM to 1 PM

Clean and Green at PS 280 – Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM to 1 PM

  Big THANK YOU to all those who came out to help us last Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM to 1 PM as the Jackson Heights Garden Group worked at PS 280 which is at the corner of 94th Street and 35th Avenue to improve the school garden. Check out the flower circle and...

Tulips and more tulips !!!

     
69th Street in full bloom !!!

69th Street in full bloom !!!

  69th Street in full bloom.  The perfect time for both daffodils and tulips.  Check it out on 69th Street and 34th Avenue.    
Leverich Cemetery in full bloom !!!

Leverich Cemetery in full bloom !!!

We started cleaning up Leverich Cemetery a few years ago when it was full of construction debris, abandonded motorcyles and fallen trees.  Now it is starting to look like a garden.  
Leverich Cemetery Cleanup

Leverich Cemetery Cleanup

  A big thank you to all of those who came out on Saturday for our first spring gardening event.  Leverich Cemetery has clearly come a long way, with the help of many great volunteers.  Next week we will be cleaning out a trash-strewn lot by the BQE at Northern Blvd and 65th Street.  This will...

JHBG gardeners at work! http://www.facebook.com/Pabilas/videos/10211800623026628/

JHBG gardeners at work.