Everyone is welcome at all JHBG events, and while we hope you consider becoming a member of the JHBG, it is not necessary to be a member to attend an event. Unless otherwise indicated, all events are FREE.  For more information on our events, please contact info@jhbg.org.
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Spring Gardening

When:     Every Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM

Where:    Around Jackson Heights

We supply the gloves, tools, plants and water, just show up and dig in.

 

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Travers Park Ground Breaking

When:     Friday, April 20th at noon

Where:    Travers Park

Travers Park groundbreaking ceremony.

 

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JHBG Spring Gardening Event

When:     Saturday,  April 21st from 10 AM to 1 PM

Where:    34th Avenue Median around 78th Street & IS 145 — IS 145 parking lot on 79th Street

This year we are working with the Parks Department to improve the 34th Avenue median which is officially a park, around 78th Street.  The Parks Department is providing new plants to fill in some bare spots.

Wear your old clothes.  We provide gloves, trash bags, and tools.  Meet some great neighbors and make the neighborhood a better place to live.

 

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JHBG supports Health Kids Day

When:     Saturday, April 21 from 10 AM to 3 PM

Where:    YMCA (32nd Street and Queens Blvd.)

All activities are free.  Look for JHBG table.

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JHBG Spring Plant Pick Up from GrowNYC Plant Sale

When:     Thursday,  April 26th at noon

Where:   Brooklyn

This year JHBG ordered almost $1,000 worth of flowers and plants to plant all around the neighborhood.  Join us each Saturday as we work to make JH the greenest neighborhood.

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JHBG Spring Gardening Event

When:     Saturday,  April 28th from 10 AM to 1 PM

Where:   IS 230 and 34th Avenue Median — meet at IS 230 on 73rd Street and 34th Avenue

This year we are working with the Parks Department to improve the 34th Avenue median which is technically a park, around 78th Street.  The Parks Department is providing new plants to fill in some bare spots.

Wear your old clothes.  We provide gloves, trash bags, and tools.  Meet your neighbors and make the whole place look better.

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Options for Integration: How Parents Can Make a Difference

When:     Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Where:    35-18 90th Steet, Jackson Heights (green door)

 

Dr. Allison Roda, (Molloy College) will present her research on a gentrifying neighborhood in New York City. She finds that in the absence of city policy for integration, parent organizers can have a transformative effect toward building more diverse and high-quality public schools.

In addition, participants will look at demographic data of the schools Jackson Heights residents attend, and discuss policy proposal recommendations that could pave the way for the systemic integration of public schools.

Sponsored by: Jackson Heights People for Public Schools, jhschools.org and Jackson Heights Beautification Group

Light refreshments will be provided and children are welcome.

 

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Jackson Heights Orchestra Performance

When:     May 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Where:    St. Mark’s Church at 82nd Street and 34th Avenue

 

 

 

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JHBG Student ARt Contest 2018

When:     Art due by May 16

Where:    Drop Off Art at 78-27

Students in grades K to 8, draw your favorite Jackson Height’s building.

 

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JHBG Community Energy Forum

When:     Thursday,  May 17th at 6:30 PM

Where:    Jewish Center


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JHPPS Film Screening — Backpack Full of Cash

When:     Thursday,  May 24th at 7 PM

Where:    Jewish Center

Jackson Heights People for Public Schools along with JHBG and Danny Dromm will screen, Backpack Full of Cash, a new documentary narrated by Matt Damon.  The movie takes an urgently-needed look at how charter schools, vouchers, and the privatization movement are threatening public schools. In the wake of the 2016 presidential elections and the appointment of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, BACKPACK is more timely than ever.

http://jhschools.org/events/backpack

 

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Historic Weekend

When:     Saturday and Sunday,  June 9th and 10th

Where:    Community Church at 82nd Street and 35th Avenue.

Saturday at 10:45 and 12:15 we have a slide lecture on the history of Jackson Heights which is free.  There will also be a free exhibition of vintage photos and memorabilia from 10 AM to 2 PM with original photographs, marketing brochures,

and newsletters that document the early history of Jackson Heights.  For just $10 there is a self-guided tour from noon to 4 PM where you are granted access to private gardens surrounded by 1920s-era garden apartments, only open to the public once a year.  There are up to fifteen gardens to tour at your own pace. Rain date is Saturday, June 16th. A map is included with your ticket.  Tickets can be purchased here: or at Community Church on the day of the tour.

Sunday we have a special guided tour of the Historic District starting at noon.  Tickets are $10 and are rain or shine.  You can buy them online at: tickets or on the day of the tour.