The Jackson Heights Beautification Group's mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights.
Summer Sundays in the Park

Summer Sundays in the Park

August 21st:  The Beats (Rock from the 50s to Present) Travers Park 78th Street at 4PM “This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.” Summer Sundays...
Annual Historic Weekend June 11 & 12

Annual Historic Weekend June 11 & 12

Join the JHBG in celebrating Jackson Heights, the first planned garden and cooperative apartment community in America and a City, State, and Federal Historic District   Photos Historic Jackson Heights 2015  
2016 Summer Garden Schedule

2016 Summer Garden Schedule

This Saturday August 20th; we will be working on 69th Street and Northern Boulevard from 9 to noon. This is part of the work done by  Jackson Heights Beautification Group, and volunteers during this Summer and and lot more to do to beautify ‪Jackson Heights You can see the ‪Sunflowers that we planted blooming...
Bring your food scraps & compost them at JH Scraps on Saturdays 11 AM - 1 PM, all year round

Bring your food scraps & compost them at JH Scraps on Saturdays 11 AM – 1 PM, all year round

Take a walk over to visit your local community composting center  and see how Jackson Heights is working with sustainability in our community.    Location: 69th St. & 35th Ave under the BQE Hours: Saturdays 11 AM – 1 PM, all year round We welcome students looking for community service opportunities....
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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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...
JHBG's Good Neighbor Awards Dinner – Don't Miss it

JHBG’s Good Neighbor Awards Dinner – Don’t Miss it

JHBG has a special event coming up this month. We’re honoring 14 people, organizations and businesses for their work making Jackson Heights a better place to live. It’s also a fundraiser to help us to continue our work and we hope you will attend. You probably know us from our Halloween Parade; Summer Sundays in...
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...
Annual Historic Weekend June 13 & 14

Annual Historic Weekend June 13 & 14

  JHBG CELEBRATES TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL “HISTORIC JACKSON HEIGHTS WEEKEND” For the last 25 years the Jackson Heights Beautification Group (JHBG) has sponsored events to celebrate Jackson Heights and the unique role it has played in urban planning history.  These events are a must-see for people interested in historic preservation, innovative planned “Garden” communities, and diverse...
City to unveil Diversity Plaza overhaul

City to unveil Diversity Plaza overhaul

Jackson Heights gets its look at the city’s long-awaited plan to transform Diversity Plaza at a special presentation on the pedestrian way set for Saturday May 9 at 2 p.m. The plan includes a tree-lined plaza on the eastern half of 37th Road and an area that could serve as a performance space with a...
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...