The Jackson Heights Beautification Group's mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights.
Learn about your local public school

Learn about your local public school

Saturday, March 25 2 – 4 PM PS 212 at 34-25 82nd Street Jackson Heights People for Public schools is having an open meeting for anyone interested in learning more about our local public schools.  Our goal is to build support for our local public schools so they can grow...
Spring Planning Breakfast - April 1 from 10 AM to noon

Spring Planning Breakfast – April 1 from 10 AM to noon

Saturday, April 1, 2017 we meet for a pancake breakfast where we set the Spring gardening schedule.  Each Saturday from April to Thanksgiving a group of Jackson Heights Beautification volunteers gardeners around Jackson Heights to green the neighborhood.  So if you have a block you would like to see improved,...
Help JHBG get it done - please donate

Help JHBG get it done – please donate

For 28 years JHBG has been making Jackson Heights a greener and friendlier place to live, a small town in the big city, as we like to say. We hope you will help us continue to do this in the new year by participating in our special year-end membership drive. (How...
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St. Pat’s For All Parade

St. Pat’s For All Parade

                                                Join us on March 6th in Sunnyside/Woodside for the 17th Annual St. Pat’s for All parade. This is our first time marching in the parade as neighbors from Jackson Heights in...
Feeding the Hungry in Jackson Heights: Lion’s Share Food Pantry

Feeding the Hungry in Jackson Heights: Lion’s Share Food Pantry

By Evie McKenna This article was originally published in the recent Winter 2015 Jackson Heights Beautification Group’s newsletter, Views from the Heights. The entire newsletter is available online at JHBG.org. If you thought that all the hungry people you see in the news reside in conflict zones or in the poorest parts of the country,...
Jackson Heights Orchestra

Jackson Heights Orchestra

Please join us for our opening concert of the season on December 9th at 7:30. Notice the new location for the concert. We will be performing at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on 34th Ave. and 82nd St. Doors will open at 7:00. And, if possible, please bring a non-perishable food item to add to St....
Join the Jackson Heights Bulb Brigade

Join the Jackson Heights Bulb Brigade

Daffodil bulb planting will meet up at Travers Park on Sunday, Oct. 18th at noon, corner of 34th Ave and 77th sts. It’s time to replenish the 34th Ave median with new flowers for spring. Working from 12-2, adults only or children with supervision. Dress to get dirty and bring a shovel if you have...
Cleaning 94th Street between 34th avenue and 37th avenue

Cleaning 94th Street between 34th avenue and 37th avenue

This Saturday October 17Th we will be cleaning and Greening 94th Street between 34th and 37th Avenue. Join us between 10 AM and 1 PM. You can meet our #volunteer Rafael Rodriguez #JHBG #JacksonHeightsBeautificationGroup
Cleaning and greening 69th Street between 37th Avenue and Northern

Cleaning and greening 69th Street between 37th Avenue and Northern

Saturday, October 10, 2015 JHBG will be cleaning and greening 69th Street between 37th Avenue and Northern Blvd. Meet at our composting center at 35th Avenue and 69th Street, under the BQE. We will be pulling weeds, racking leaves and picking up trash. Meet at 10 AM and work until 1 PM. ‪#‎JacksonHeightsBeautificationGroup‬ ‪#‎JHBG‬ ‪#‎JacksonHeights‬...
The 25th Annual Jackson Heights Halloween Parade

The 25th Annual Jackson Heights Halloween Parade

The 25th Annual ‪Jackson Heights‬ HALLOWEEN PARADE Saturday October 31st at 12PM From 89th to 76th Streets on 37th Avenue Sponsored by The Jackson Heights Beautification Group Poster done by Artist John Cebollero Saturday October 31st at 12PM From 89th to 76th Streets on 37th Avenue Sponsored by The Jackson Heights Beautification Group Poster done...
Our little park grows up

Our little park grows up

Changes are coming to Travers Park: our 2-acre neighborhood playground is about to undergo a major makeover that will make greener and larger. The idea is to blend the adjacent Rory Staunton Field and the 78th Street Pedestrian Plaza with Travers Park to create a seamless transition from park edge to the neighborhood through contemporary...
A World of Music at Diversity Plaza, Sunday

A World of Music at Diversity Plaza, Sunday

Make Music in New York comes to Jackson Heights. Our city’s free music festival comes to Diversity Plaza in celebration of the first day of summer. The show runs from 1 ­– 6 p.m., featuring music from around the world and around our city – what’s more appropriate for a street called Diversity Plaza? Stop...
Make Music New York at 78th Playstreet

Make Music New York at 78th Playstreet

Summer Sundays in the Park will kick-off on June 21st, as part of Make Music New York, a live and free musical celebration with over 1,300 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs. This performance is from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Michael Suazo Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Electronic...
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 summer Sunday afternoon for the...
May 2015 Events

May 2015 Events

JHBG is celebrating the return of spring with several gardening events this month. In addition to our planting and Tree Care activities, there are many community events that may be of interest to our neighbors. For more information, see below, check our Facebook page, and send an email to volunteer@jhbg.org. We look forward to gardening with...