Enjoy free music and dance performances at Jackson Heights’ Travers Park every Sunday
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Jackson Heights residents will be treated to a diverse array of music as part of the Summer Sundays in the Park music series that begins on July 3. Now in its 12th year, the series was started by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group to bring emerging and established talent to Travers Park. The concert series will take […]

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Tree giveaway to be hosted in Jackson Heights on Sunday

Jackson Heights is about to get greener. This Sunday the Jackson Heights Beautification Group is coming together with the nonprofit New York Restoration Project (NYRP) to host a tree giveaway. The giveaway will be located at the JH SCRAPS compost site on the corner of 69th Street and 35th Avenue, and will run from 10 […]

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Artist, volunteers beautify pedestrian walkway that connects Woodside and Jackson Heights
THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

One busy overpass filled with traffic from pedestrians, vehicles and bicycles has received a stroke of color. The overpass’s pedestrian walkway, located at 37th Avenue and 69th Street, connecting Woodside and Jackson Heights, and above the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, was painted on Friday as part of the Department of Transportation’s Barrier Beautification program. According to Emily Colasacco, director […]

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Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights lights up for the holidays
Photo Courtesy Councilmember Daniel Dromm's Office

Councilmember Daniel Dromm gathered with State Senator Jose Peralta, the nonprofit SUKHI NY, Moin Choudhury of Association for Justice Inc., Friends of Diversity Plaza and local residents at Diversity Plaza, located at 37th Road between 73rd and 74th Streets in Jackson Heights on Sunday to light the plaza’s 16-foot holiday tree. The Friends of Diversity Plaza […]

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Star of Queens: Bryan White, president of the board, J-CAP Foundation
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COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Bryan White works with the Jamaica Community of Adolescents Programs (J-CAP) as president of the board. White’s father, Thomas White Jr., founded the J-CAP Foundation in 1980. “J-CAP Foundation is an outreach initiative,” explained White. “We reach out to the community and help with substance abuse, job creation, empowerment and education.” White has […]

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