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

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...
10th Annual Summer Sundays in the Park

10th Annual Summer Sundays in the Park

July 27 Band in a box This captivating, modern Jazz duo will enchant your senses and take you away from the day-to-day buzz.
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...

“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....