The Jackson Heights Beautification Group's mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights.
Treecycle & Mulchfest on Saturday and Sunday

Treecycle & Mulchfest on Saturday and Sunday

Photos Mulch Festival Jackson Heights Photos Mulch Festival Jackson Heights More than 500 Holiday trees were collected to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings in Jackson Heights. On January 9th and 10th in Jackson Heights, New York with the help of New York City Department of Parks and...
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...
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...
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Holiday Lighting Ceremony “On Wednesday, December 16th at 5pm, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group will hold it’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony. This event is an all-faiths celebration of the season and features children from various groups in Jackson Heights singing holiday songs.  Decorative lighting of the post office will also be...
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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Come Out and Play! Musicians and Performers Wanted for 78th Street Play Street

Come Out and Play! Musicians and Performers Wanted for 78th Street Play Street

Jackson Heights Beautification Group Seeks Artists for the 12th Annual Summer Sundays at the Park April 9, 2015 Contact: Carlos Martínez  |  260-227-5673  |  info@jhbg.org NEW YORK – The annual Summer Sundays at the Park music and performance series has provided free outdoor music in Jackson Heights for the past 10 years, bringing global sounds to...
April Events

April Events

Spring is finally here, and JHBG is celebrating with several gardening events this month. In addition to our planting and Tree Care activities, we are hosting Jackson Height’s Million Trees Giveaway on April 12th. For more information, see below, check our Facebook page, and send an email to volunteer@jhbg.org. We look forward to gardening with...
New Homes Wanted for Free Fruit Trees

New Homes Wanted for Free Fruit Trees

A free fruit tree giveaway in Jackson Height is coming right up on April 12, 2015 to the first 100 people who reserve. Reservations typically start 2 weeks before the date, so be on alert. To register and learn more visit www.nyrp.org/treegiveaways. There are some rules in obtaining these trees. You must agree to plant in one of the five...
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 sign up for by entering...
Jackson Heights Orchestra March 8 and 11 2015

Jackson Heights Orchestra March 8 and 11 2015

   
Queens World Film Festival

Queens World Film Festival

Sunday, March 17 – 22 – Queens World Film Festival, Turning five in 2015, QWFF includes an annual multi day/multi venue festival, youth-oriented educational initiatives and year round screening opportunities for QWFF filmmakers, past and present. The festival screens challenging films representative of quality independent cinema from around the world and around the corner. For more info visit http://www.queensworldfilmfestival.com/about/...
Mulchfest:on Saturday, Jan. 10 or Sunday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mulchfest:on Saturday, Jan. 10 or Sunday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  Mulchfest: Dump your Christmas tree and keep it, too!  You can bring your Christmas tree to 34th Ave. in front of Travers ParkThe NYC Department of Parks & Recreation will chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch! Or, if you do not want it, the mulch will be used...
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...