The Jackson Heights Beautification Group's mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights.

Orchestra at St. Joseph’s in Astoria

On March 14, the Jackson Heights Orchestra will be performing at St. Joseph’s in Astoria. This is a bigger space, so all are welcome.  We will be setting up a bus service from Jackson Heights.  The bus will leave from St. Mark’s Church at 6:30 PM.    
Spring Planning Breakfast

Spring Planning Breakfast

Saturday, April 7th from 10 AM to 1 PM we will start our new year with our annual planning breakfast.  Come with your Jackson Heights Gardening project and we will pick a date and work on your project. Then every Saturday until Thanksgiving we will work around Jackson Heights to...
Green Thumb Conference

Green Thumb Conference

  34th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference Join NYC Parks GreenThumb as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary, where we’ll be “Honoring Our Roots” and kicking-off the community gardening season in New York City! The day will be packed with workshops and kids’ activities. This year’s GrowTogether Conference will feature a keynote...
8th Annual Queens World Film Festival

8th Annual Queens World Film Festival

  The 8th Annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) returns to the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios from March 15-25, 2018.  With 179 exciting, topical, bold and entertaining Indie films representing 36 nations. Movies are grouped into blocks of under 2 hours based on a theme. ...
Improving the 34th Avenue Median

Improving the 34th Avenue Median

JHBG is working with NYC Parks to improve the median along 34th Avenue from 69th Street to Junction Blvd.  Our first step is to do a survey of the entire 26 block strip.  We are looking for an intern to help with the effort. JHBG Internship Position for 34th Ave Median...
JHBG to march in St. Pat's For All Parade

JHBG to march in St. Pat’s For All Parade

Join JHBG in marching in the St. Pat’s For All parade on Sunday, March 4.  We meet at 1 PM and start marching at 2 PM.  Look for the JHBG banner.  The parade starts at 43rd and Skillman Ave. and ends at 58th St. and Woodside Ave.    
JH Orchestra Concert

JH Orchestra Concert

We will have a special concert on Saturday, February 3 at St. Mark’s Church.  We will start with a special discussion for children at 3 PM by one of our violinist who will speak about how an orchestra works,  followed by our Vivaldi Concert at 4.  We will have a reception...
JH's newest school PS 398

JH’s newest school PS 398

In September 2019, Jackson Heights will open PS 398.  It is being built at the corner of 34th Avenue and 69th Street (across from the Bowling Alley).  The school will open in stages and eventually have 476 seats between Prek to 5th grade.  
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JH Scabble Tournament

JH Scabble Tournament

In honor of the 80th anniversary of Scrabble and National Scrabble Day, JHBG will hold a Scrabble Tournament on Saturday, April 14th from 1 PM to 4 PM at Community Church. All participants must register before the event and registration is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. This could be the start of a new JH tradition!  ...

Street Tree Brunch

To prepare for Spring and to celebrate the accomplishments along 37th Avenue there will be a brunch on Sunday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact lenmaniace@gmail.com.   WHY: JHBG’s Tree LC is part of NYC Parks Department’s citywide Tree LC program that cares for city street trees. In Jackson Heights...
2018 Kindergarten Forum

2018 Kindergarten Forum

  Saturday, January 6th at PS 148 (89th Street & 32nd Ave) from 11 AM to 1 PM.  Meet with other parents from our local schools and get real answers to your question.  There will be a Dept. Of Education enrollment representative to explain the registration &  preferences system. Sponsored by CEC 30 & JHBG...
End of the Year Donation to JHBG

End of the Year Donation to JHBG

As the year is coming to an end, I would ask you to consider donating to the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.  We have had a busy year and as an all-volunteer group, every dollar helps. While our yearly membership is just $25, we survive based on the generous donation by people like you and your neighbors. ...
Mulchfest 2018

Mulchfest 2018

Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7th, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group and NYC Parks will be collecting Christmas Trees to mulch for use in the community. If you want to learn more about our composting center or just drop off your tree for mulching, stop by Travers Park between 10 AM and 2 PM on...
3rd Annual Santa Bike Ride

3rd Annual Santa Bike Ride

Please join us on this great annual event. Sunday, Dec. 3 9:30 am Start and ends at Travers Park Ho Ho Ho. Santa Claus and his elves invite you and your kids to joy us in a bike ride through Jackson Heights, Corona and East Elmhurst’s streets this Sunday. Santa will lead families on a...
Giving Tuesday -- Support JHBG

Giving Tuesday — Support JHBG

Giving Tuesday is here. Giving Tuesday is a national observance to encourage us to give to charities and volunteer organizations that make our lives better. We hope you will consider a gift to JHBG. Here is a link to our website. www.jhbg.org/donate You know us; we’re the folks who bring you the Halloween Parade, the Christmas-Hanukkah...
Volunteer Holiday Party

Volunteer Holiday Party

A big thank you to all of our great volunteers who have worked hard all year long.  As a token of our gratitude for all the hard work, we will host a holiday party for all those who give back to Jackson Heights.  The theme is red, so wear something red.  We will be serving Mexican...
Annual Packing of the Bags

Annual Packing of the Bags

The night before the Halloween Parade scores of volunteers come out to form an assembly line to pack the 3,400 bags.  This annual tradition takes place at 5 PM the night before the parade at PS 69 each year.  The entire process takes less than 2 hours and fun is had by all.    ...
Last 2 weeks of Gardening

Last 2 weeks of Gardening

  Saturday, November 11 from 10 AM to 1 pm we will be working on our garden at 64th Street and Northern Blvd. making sure it is ready for winter. Saturday, November 18 from 10 AM to 1 PM we will be holding our last gardening event along 69th Street.  We meet at the composting...
JH Annual Tree Lighting at 37th Avenue Post Office

JH Annual Tree Lighting at 37th Avenue Post Office

Saturday, December 9th the Jackson Heights Beautification Group will host its Annual Tree Lighting in front of the JH Post office on 37th Avenue and 78th Street.  We will have an event for children to make ornaments prior to the tree lighting at 4 PM.  The tree lighting will start around 5 PM.  There will be...
JH Orchestra Returns December 13

JH Orchestra Returns December 13

The Jackson Heights Orchestra returns this December 13 at 7:30 PM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 82nd Street and 34th Avenue.    Due to space restraints, we recommend you reserve your seat by clicking here:http://www.jhbg.org/donate.   The concert is free.  We suggest a $10 donation for adults and $5 for seniors and students. After the...