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

Views from the Heights Spring Edition Available

The Spring Edition of our quarterly newsletter Views from the Heights is now available online and in shops and cafes around the neighborhood. If you are interesting in contributing stories or ideas to the newsletter, send us an email at views@jhbg.org. Additionally, we have a monthly e-newsletter that can you...
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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Jackson Heights Children’s Halloween Parade, October 31, 2014

Jackson Heights Children’s Halloween Parade, October 31, 2014

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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