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

Spring Gardening Schedule

We work every Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM at different locations around Jackson Heights.  We provide gloves, tools, and water so you can dig in.
IS 230 Clean up

IS 230 Clean up

On Saturday, April 28, we will be working again on 34th Avenue.  We will work on the small garden on the side of IS 230 as well as finish work on the new 65th Street space.
New 34th Street Garden

New 34th Street Garden

What a difference a day can make. With the help of about 40 hardworking JHBG volunteers, we were able to transform this lot on 34th Ave. and 65th Street.  We still have a lot more work to be done, but in one day we were able to clean up all...
Option for integration: How Parents Can Make a Difference

Option for integration: How Parents Can Make a Difference

Monday, May 7th, 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...
Improving the 34th Avenue Median

Improving the 34th Avenue Median

On April 21, 2018, JHBG will be working with NYC Parks to improve the median along 34th Avenue around 78th Street.  Come out and join us from 10 AM to 1 PM.  We will be meeting behind IS 145 in the parking lot on 79th Street. JHBG Internship Position for 34th...
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Orchestra at St. Joseph's in Astoria on March 14th

Orchestra at St. Joseph’s in Astoria on March 14th

On March 14, the Jackson Heights Orchestra will be performing at St. Joseph’s in Astoria at 7:30 PM. St. Joseph’s is a bigger space, so all are welcome.  We will be setting up a bus service from Jackson Heights for $10.  The first bus leaves at 6:15 PM and the second bus leaves at 7:00 PM...
JH Scabble Tournament

JH Scabble Tournament

Purchase Tournament seat here: Tournament Seat In honor of the 80th anniversary of Scrabble and National Scrabble Day, JHBG will hold a Scrabble Tournament on Saturday, April 14th from 1 PM to 4 PM at Community Church. All participants must register before the event and registration is $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Tournament Seat This could be the start...
Spring Planning Breakfast

Spring Planning Breakfast

Saturday, April 7th from 10 AM to 1 PM we will start our new year with our annual planning breakfast.  Come with your Jackson Heights Gardening project and we will pick a date and work on your project. Then every Saturday until Thanksgiving we will work around Jackson Heights to make it green and beautiful....
Green Thumb Conference

Green Thumb Conference

  34th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference Join NYC Parks GreenThumb as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary, where we’ll be “Honoring Our Roots” and kicking-off the community gardening season in New York City! The day will be packed with workshops and kids’ activities. This year’s GrowTogether Conference will feature a keynote address by Karen Washington –...

Street Tree Brunch

To prepare for Spring and to celebrate the accomplishments along 37th Avenue there will be a brunch on Sunday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact lenmaniace@gmail.com.   WHY: JHBG’s Tree LC is part of NYC Parks Department’s citywide Tree LC program that cares for city street trees. In Jackson Heights...
8th Annual Queens World Film Festival

8th Annual Queens World Film Festival

  The 8th Annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) returns to the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios from March 15-25, 2018.  With 179 exciting, topical, bold and entertaining Indie films representing 36 nations. Movies are grouped into blocks of under 2 hours based on a theme.  Tickets are $15, for each...
JHBG to march in St. Pat's For All Parade

JHBG to march in St. Pat’s For All Parade

Join JHBG in marching in the St. Pat’s For All parade on Sunday, March 4.  We meet at 1 PM and start marching at 2 PM.  Look for the JHBG banner.  The parade starts at 43rd and Skillman Ave. and ends at 58th St. and Woodside Ave.    
JH Orchestra Concert

JH Orchestra Concert

We will have a special concert on Saturday, February 3 at St. Mark’s Church.  We will start with a special discussion for children at 3 PM by one of our violinist who will speak about how an orchestra works,  followed by our Vivaldi Concert at 4.  We will have a reception with the musicians after the...
2018 Kindergarten Forum

2018 Kindergarten Forum

  Saturday, January 6th at PS 148 (89th Street & 32nd Ave) from 11 AM to 1 PM.  Meet with other parents from our local schools and get real answers to your question.  There will be a Dept. Of Education enrollment representative to explain the registration &  preferences system. Sponsored by CEC 30 & JHBG...
End of the Year Donation to JHBG

End of the Year Donation to JHBG

As the year is coming to an end, I would ask you to consider donating to the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.  We have had a busy year and as an all-volunteer group, every dollar helps. While our yearly membership is just $25, we survive based on the generous donation by people like you and your neighbors. ...
Mulchfest 2018

Mulchfest 2018

Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7th, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group and NYC Parks will be collecting Christmas Trees to mulch for use in the community. If you want to learn more about our composting center or just drop off your tree for mulching, stop by Travers Park between 10 AM and 2 PM on...
3rd Annual Santa Bike Ride

3rd Annual Santa Bike Ride

Please join us on this great annual event. Sunday, Dec. 3 9:30 am Start and ends at Travers Park Ho Ho Ho. Santa Claus and his elves invite you and your kids to joy us in a bike ride through Jackson Heights, Corona and East Elmhurst’s streets this Sunday. Santa will lead families on a...