The Jackson Heights Beautification Group's mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights.
Fall 2014 Gardening Schedule-10/25/14   Saturday– From 37Th  to 34th Ave. and 69th St. – clean out

Fall 2014 Gardening Schedule-10/25/14 Saturday– From 37Th to 34th Ave. and 69th St. – clean out

  JHBG Fall 2014 Gardening Schedule Volunteer from 10 AM – 1 PM every Saturday this fall until Thanksgiving! 10/25/14   Saturday– From 37Th  to 34th Ave. and 69th St. – clean out Meet us on 35Th ave and 69Th (Composting Center) With the cooperation of NYS Department of Transportation, we...
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...

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 Saturday onwards. Be sure to tell your friends and if they have any questions, we will be more than happy to try to help them see how easy it is to keep the compost for a week and explain ways to keep it from stinking up the joint. As we get more activity, we will definitely be looking for volunteers to help us transport the compost and maintain the piles. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at scraps4jh@gmail.com and one of our master composters will get back to you as...
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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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    

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...

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...

“Green Infrastructure” help for Jackson Heights businesses and residences

By Len Maniace Grants are available to property owners in Jackson Heights to install green roofs, rain gardens and other measures designed to make New York City a greener place. The grants are part of the Green Infrastructure program of the NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection that covers much of the city. Though the green...
Jackson Heights Historic Weekend

Jackson Heights Historic Weekend

Download here: 2014 Historic Weekend Flyer.
Jackson Heights Orchestra: A (Much Needed) Spring Celebration

Jackson Heights Orchestra: A (Much Needed) Spring Celebration

Jackson Heights Orchestra Prepares for March 12th Concert

Jackson Heights Orchestra Prepares for March 12th Concert

by Pat Glunt Save the date March 12th and come enjoy the second concert in the 2013-14 season of the Jackson Heights Orchestra. The concert will be held at the United Methodist Community Church, 81-10 35th Avenue, and begin at 7:30. While the concert is free, there is a suggested donation of $10 and $5 for seniors and students....
Jackson Heights Orchestra: Second Season Opening!

Jackson Heights Orchestra: Second Season Opening!

Jackson Heights Orchestra Second Season Opening “A Winter Celebration” Wednesday, December 18 7:30 p.m. Community United Methodist Church
Show your support for our community orchestra!

Show your support for our community orchestra!

Dear Local Business Owner, The Jackson Heights Orchestra, under the banner of the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, is beginning its second season and is expanding their concert program to include advertisements. Last year we gave three very successful concerts before a grand total of 450 audience members. Many of these audience members come from outside...