The Jackson Heights Beautification Group's mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights.
Treecycle & Mulchfest on Saturday and Sunday

Treecycle & Mulchfest on Saturday and Sunday

Photos Mulch Festival Jackson Heights Photos Mulch Festival Jackson Heights More than 500 Holiday trees were collected to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings in Jackson Heights. On January 9th and 10th in Jackson Heights, New York with the help of New York City Department of Parks and...
Feeding the Hungry in Jackson Heights: Lion’s Share Food Pantry

Feeding the Hungry in Jackson Heights: Lion’s Share Food Pantry

By Evie McKenna This article was originally published in the recent Winter 2015 Jackson Heights Beautification Group’s newsletter, Views from the Heights. The entire newsletter is available online at JHBG.org. If you thought that all the hungry people you see in the news reside in conflict zones or in the...
Jackson Heights Orchestra

Jackson Heights Orchestra

Please join us for our opening concert of the season on December 9th at 7:30. Notice the new location for the concert. We will be performing at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on 34th Ave. and 82nd St. Doors will open at 7:00. And, if possible, please bring a non-perishable food...
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Holiday Lighting Ceremony “On Wednesday, December 16th at 5pm, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group will hold it’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony. This event is an all-faiths celebration of the season and features children from various groups in Jackson Heights singing holiday songs.  Decorative lighting of the post office will also be...
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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JHBG's Good Neighbor Awards Dinner – Don't Miss it

JHBG’s Good Neighbor Awards Dinner – Don’t Miss it

JHBG has a special event coming up this month. We’re honoring 14 people, organizations and businesses for their work making Jackson Heights a better place to live. It’s also a fundraiser to help us to continue our work and we hope you will attend. You probably know us from our Halloween Parade; Summer Sundays in...
Join the Jackson Heights Bulb Brigade

Join the Jackson Heights Bulb Brigade

Daffodil bulb planting will meet up at Travers Park on Sunday, Oct. 18th at noon, corner of 34th Ave and 77th sts. It’s time to replenish the 34th Ave median with new flowers for spring. Working from 12-2, adults only or children with supervision. Dress to get dirty and bring a shovel if you have...
Cleaning 94th Street between 34th avenue and 37th avenue

Cleaning 94th Street between 34th avenue and 37th avenue

This Saturday October 17Th we will be cleaning and Greening 94th Street between 34th and 37th Avenue. Join us between 10 AM and 1 PM. You can meet our #volunteer Rafael Rodriguez #JHBG #JacksonHeightsBeautificationGroup
Cleaning and greening 69th Street between 37th Avenue and Northern

Cleaning and greening 69th Street between 37th Avenue and Northern

Saturday, October 10, 2015 JHBG will be cleaning and greening 69th Street between 37th Avenue and Northern Blvd. Meet at our composting center at 35th Avenue and 69th Street, under the BQE. We will be pulling weeds, racking leaves and picking up trash. Meet at 10 AM and work until 1 PM. ‪#‎JacksonHeightsBeautificationGroup‬ ‪#‎JHBG‬ ‪#‎JacksonHeights‬...
The 25th Annual Jackson Heights Halloween Parade

The 25th Annual Jackson Heights Halloween Parade

The 25th Annual ‪Jackson Heights‬ HALLOWEEN PARADE Saturday October 31st at 12PM From 89th to 76th Streets on 37th Avenue Sponsored by The Jackson Heights Beautification Group Poster done by Artist John Cebollero Saturday October 31st at 12PM From 89th to 76th Streets on 37th Avenue Sponsored by The Jackson Heights Beautification Group Poster done...
Our little park grows up

Our little park grows up

Changes are coming to Travers Park: our 2-acre neighborhood playground is about to undergo a major makeover that will make greener and larger. The idea is to blend the adjacent Rory Staunton Field and the 78th Street Pedestrian Plaza with Travers Park to create a seamless transition from park edge to the neighborhood through contemporary...
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...
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 summer Sunday afternoon for the...
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...