The Jackson Heights Beautification Group's mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights.
What is your opinion about Jackson Heighs?

What is your opinion about Jackson Heighs?

The Jackson Heights Beautification Group has begun its spring events and we would like your input on what you would like to see us working on in the neighborhood.  Are you happy with the neighborhood?  What would you like to see changed?  How could JHBG make the place better?  What...
Clean and Green at PS 280 - Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM to 1 PM

Clean and Green at PS 280 – Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM to 1 PM

  This Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM to 1 PM the Jackson Heights Garden Group will be at PS 280 which is at the corner of 94th Street and 35th Avenue working on the school garden.  We will be planting the flower circle, putting out the hoses, and taking care...
69th Street in full bloom !!!

69th Street in full bloom !!!

  69th Street in full bloom.  The perfect time for both daffodils and tulips.  Check it out on 69th Street and 34th Avenue.    
Leverich Cemetery in full bloom !!!

Leverich Cemetery in full bloom !!!

We started cleaning up Leverich Cemetery a few years ago when it was full of construction debris, abandonded motorcyles and fallen trees.  Now it is starting to look like a garden.  
BQE & Northern Blvd. Clean Up

BQE & Northern Blvd. Clean Up

One of our volunteers asked if we could clean up this lot next to the BQE at Northern Blvd.   So a team of volunteers came out to help.   With the help of some sharp machetes and some hard work  A lot of trash was collected. At the end...
Leverich Cemetery Cleanup

Leverich Cemetery Cleanup

  A big thank you to all of those who came out on Saturday for our first spring gardening event.  Leverich Cemetery has clearly come a long way, with the help of many great volunteers.  Next week we will be cleaning out a trash-strewn lot by the BQE at Northern Blvd...
Jackson Height's Children Art Competition.

Jackson Height’s Children Art Competition.

  JHBG’s annual art competition has started.  The theme this year is Jackson Heights is a garden in the city.  Students from kindergarten to 8th grade can submit their art (max 12″ x 18″) before May 26th.  Winners will have their art shown in local businesses. Information has been submitted to...
JHBG Spring Gardening Scheduled

JHBG Spring Gardening Scheduled

    Every Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM from April to November, a group of JHBG volunteers clean and green around Jackson Heights.  All are welcome.  After our Spring Planning Breakfast, here are the locations we will be working on this Spring.  We supply the tools, plants, and...
2017 Historic Weekend

2017 Historic Weekend

    Save the date…JHBG Historic Weekend will be Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th. On Saturday there will be a slideshow lecture on the History of Jackson Heights and a display of vintage photos, followed by a self-guided tour of the private interior gardens around Jackson Heights.  On...
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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Summer Sundays in the Park

Summer Sundays in the Park

See you again Next Year 2017 “Summer Sundays in the Park” Feel free to Donate http://www.jhbg.org/donate With those two events on Sunday August 28 Theater for the New City performance of a play “Election Selection or you Bet.” at  the 78th StreetPlay Plaza and City Parks Puppet Mobile “Puss in Boots”  at Travers Park. We...
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  
Jackson Heights Orchestra Concert May 18th

Jackson Heights Orchestra Concert May 18th

                                                                                 Jackson Heights Orchestra Concert Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM   I...

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 All volunteers welcome.Feel free to...

Jackson Heights Orchestra Concert

Jackson Heights Orchestra Concert -March 16, 2016 Come join us for our second concert of the season. On the program will be works by Stanford, Bartolozzi, Hindemith, and Schubert. Come hear Barbara Oldham play Hindemith’s Horn Concerto and a premier piece written by our local composer and member of the orchestra, Joseph Bartolozzi. The concert...
Spring Planning Breakfast in ‪‎JacksonHeights‬

Spring Planning Breakfast in ‪‎JacksonHeights‬

On Saturday, March 26th from 10 – Noon we will have our annual gardening planning breakfast. The JHBG works every Saturday from 10 – noon on garden projects around Jackson Heights every Saturday from April thru November. We started the “Green Zone” which runs alone the eastside of the BQE from 37th Ave. to Northern...
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...