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Jamaica Center is a shopping enthusiast’s delight. With over 300 stores reflecting a kaleidoscope of cultures, the main commercial corridor – Jamaica Avenue – remains one of New York City’s most vibrant shopping destinations. Set in the heart of Queens, Jamaica Center boasts 3 performing arts centers, dozens of landmarked historic gems, a park, 2 colleges, a major transportation hub, and hundreds of independent businesses and blue chip department stores, all with the convenience of an anchor retail hub.

This shopping destination is managed, beautified, and promoted by the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District (BID). As the largest BID in Queens, the Jamaica Center BID seeks to make the Jamaica Center business district a thriving business hub and an enjoyable destination to shop, work, live, and visit.

For thirty years, the Jamaica Center BID has been proud to serve this dynamic and vibrant community.

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Read more +03 July 2018 By Jamaica Center in Business, Business Spotlight, Community, What's Happening In The District

The Jamaica BID’s Public Art Opportunity

The Jamaica Center Improvement Association was awarded an Active Arts Public Art Grant, and is inviting artists to submit their qualifications for consideration. The selected artist will engage with the community to produce a one-year long temporary, large-scale ground mural installation for the newly-activated Parsons Blvd. Public Space, (btw. Jamaica Avenue & Archer Avenue) in
Read more +03 July 2018 By Jamaica Center in Business, Business Spotlight, What's Happening In The District

Sidewalk Sale Days: July 6th thru July 8th

Shop in the #JamaicaBID district this weekend for Fab Stealz and Dealz during Sidewalk Sale Days – Friday, July 6th thru Sunday, July 8th. The Jamaica BID Sidewalk Sale Days Program is a weekend of deals and fabulous finds on Jamaica Avenue! These are the only dates and times businesses are permitted to display merchandise outside,
Read more +03 July 2018 By Jamaica Center in Business Spotlight, Community, What's Happening In The District

Recap: JJMS Fashion Event

On Friday, June 15th the Jamaica BID held the 7th Annual Jamaica Just My Style Fashion Event, at Jamaica Performing Arts Center. The event bringing together influence’s for an evening of fashion,  wine tasting and entertainment. This year’s host was, Roxanne Roxanne, with DJ Sylk, and featured designer, Michele McPhee of Queens New York. Fashions

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Upcoming Events

february, 2019

6feb6:00 pm- 9:00 pmTrailblazers

9feb10:00 am- 8:00 pmKassoumaii an African Cultural Celebration Kevin McEwen and Kofago Dance Ensemble




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Jamaica Center BID is happy to be a part of Kerri Edge’s premiere of Music & The Mirror! Stop by Starbucks until 7pm to see it! ... See MoreSee Less

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Stop by Starbucks at 159-27 Jamaica Avenue to see 4 Little Girls’s Music & the Mirror. We’ll be here until 7 pm! ... See MoreSee Less

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Attention businesses on Jamaica Avenue! NYC’s ban on single-use foam products went in effect on 1/1/19. This means that food service establishments, stores, mobile food commissaries and manufacturers may not possess, sell, or offer for use single service Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam food service articles or loose fill packaging such as “packing peanuts” in NYC. 🚫🥤 Small businesses with less than $500K revenue per year may apply for hardship exemptions from SBS if they can prove that the purchase of alternative products would create a financial hardship. NYC Department of Small Business Services is now accepting applications for hardship waivers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Snowy Downtown Jamaica outside the Jamaica Market. Stop by for some lunch! ... See MoreSee Less

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