The Jackson Heights Beautification Group's mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights.
Jackson Heights Children’s Halloween Parade, October 31, 2014

Jackson Heights Children’s Halloween Parade, October 31, 2014

The largest children’s parade held on Halloween in New York City is organized by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group. The 24th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade kicks off on Friday, October 31st at 5 pm on 89th Street along 37th Avenue . Participants line up at 4:30 pm. Over 3,000 bags of Halloween goodies are distributed at the end...
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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Bring your food scraps & compost them at JH Scraps on Saturdays

Bring your food scraps & compost them at JH Scraps! Saturdays, 10am-2pm at  JHScraps, under the BQE at 69th Street and 35th Avenue.) We are the Jackson Heights Scrap Composting to Revitalize the Area’s Poor Soils (JH Scraps), a program of the Jackson Heights Beautification Group. So we hope to see you this Saturday and every...
Fall 2014 Gardening Schedule

Fall 2014 Gardening Schedule

  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. Oct: 10/4/14 – Tree garden planting on 94th St. and 35th Ave. In July, our gardener, Rafael, spent 4 weekends building tree guards around street trees...

learn tree care and how to prune our street trees

Help JHBG take care of Jackson Heights’ street trees. We’ve gotten a lot of trees planted – but to make a difference these trees need to be cared for. Here’s one of the way to do that: learn tree care and how to prune our street trees through TREES NEW YORK. This great organization is...

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 – info@hibridos.co Nitin Mukul – (917) 251-0354 – nmukul@gmail.com 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...