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

Jackson Heights Orchestra

The Jackson Heights Orchestra (JHO) will open its fifth season on Dec. 14 with a concert at St. Mark’s Church at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra has had the pleasure over the past four years of presenting a variety of concerts to the Jackson Heights community and other neighborhoods in Queens...
Many People, One Community: a holiday lighting ceremony for all of Jackson Heights

Many People, One Community: a holiday lighting ceremony for all of Jackson Heights

Despite national divisions, Jackson Heights comes together 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Post Office on 37th Avenue to share unity, hope and the holidays. This family-friendly event features festive ornament making, songs of the season and the lighting of a Christmas tree and menorah. Sponsored by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group....
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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...
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...
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...