The Jackson Heights Beautification Group's mission is to preserve, restore, revitalize and maintain the community of Jackson Heights.
JH's newest school PS 398

JH’s newest school PS 398

In September 2019, Jackson Heights will open PS 398.  It is being built at the corner of 34th Avenue and 69th Street (across from the Bowling Alley).  The school will open in stages and eventually have 476 seats between Prek to 5th grade.  
Gardening - Saturday, June 24th at Food Bazaar

Gardening – Saturday, June 24th at Food Bazaar

About 5 years ago we started working at the end of the Food Bazaar  parking lot (34th Avenue and Junction Blvd).  There was hard dirt where someone fed pigeons.  It took some time, but not it is a beautiful garden.  This weekend we will be doing basic maintenance.   Come...
Summer Sundays in the Park 2017

Summer Sundays in the Park 2017

    Summer Sundays in the Park 2017 Travers Park Sundays at 4 PM* *unless otherwise noted July 2 –   Jackson Heights Orchestra (Classical) 9 –   King Solomon Hicks (Blues & Jazz) 16 – Do The Needful (Classic Bollywood) 23 – Soloist in America (Classical / Mexican) 30 – Issa Cabrera Quartet...
JH Jazz Festival July 6 - 9th

JH Jazz Festival July 6 – 9th

  Jackson Heights Jazz Festival July 6th to July 9th.  This will be part of Summer Sundays in the Park on Sunday, July 9th at 4 PM at Traver’s Park.
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...
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. We hope you will help us continue to do this by becoming a member.  Donate to JHBG. Our membership costs only $25. Before JHBG, Jackson Heights was a very different place; it was a fast fading neighborhood, rampant...
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Gardening at PS 149

Gardening at PS 149

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 we worked on the PS 149’s garden.  Ms. Tracy Laumenede’s first-grade class came out with a lot of other volunteers.                
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

  Big THANK YOU to all those who came out to help us last Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM to 1 PM as the Jackson Heights Garden Group worked at PS 280 which is at the corner of 94th Street and 35th Avenue to improve the school garden. Check out the flower circle and...

Tulips and more tulips !!!

     
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.  
Return to BQE & Northern Blvd. May 20th

Return to BQE & Northern Blvd. May 20th

On April 15th we first cleaned up the space, now we are going back to finish the job on Saturday, May 20th from 10 AM to 1 PM.  We have made the biggest change this year in this spot.  Please drop by and check it out. One of our volunteers asked if we could clean...
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 and 65th Street.  This will...
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 all 10 local schools, or...

JHBG gardeners at work! http://www.facebook.com/Pabilas/videos/10211800623026628/

JHBG gardeners at work.   
Tree LC - Saturday, April 8 at 10 AM

Tree LC – Saturday, April 8 at 10 AM

  JHBG’s TREE LC is back. We’re taking care of JH trees along 37th Avenue and assisting others with their street trees. Tree LC is NYC Parks’s Tree stewardship program, and this is our award-winning Jackson Heights program. See you Saturday!!!!!! Weather should be fine. This is one of two JHBG greening programs. Why two?...
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 gloves–you make Jackson Heights a...