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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 +15 February 2018 By Jamaica Center in Business Spotlight, Community, What's Buzzing

#JamaicaBID Black History: James Forten

#JamaicaBID Black History: James FortenJames Forten (September 2, 1766 – March 4, 1842) was an African-American abolitionist and wealthy businessman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born free in the city, he became a sailmaker after the American Revolutionary War. Following an apprenticeship, he became the foreman and bought the sail loft when his boss retired. Based on equipment
Read more +15 February 2018 By Jamaica Center in Business Spotlight, Community, What's Buzzing

#JamaicaBID Black History: Malvin Gray Johnson

#JamaicaBID Black History: Malvin Gray Johnson – Malvin Gray Johnson (28 January 1896 – 1934) was an African-American painter, born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. Escaping from an impoverished childhood, Johnson moved North to study at the National Academy of Design, he became an accomplished and celebrated artist, best known for his work in
Read more +14 February 2018 By Jamaica Center in Business Spotlight, Community, What's Buzzing

Sponsorship Opportunity: Coming June 15th…JJMS “Jamaica Just My Style”

The BIDs marquee event, JJMS “Jamaica Just My Style” is an ideal opportunity to showcase your brand to an audience who appreciates your commitment to our community. The Jamaica Just My Style Fashion Event also provides the Presenting Sponsor the exclusive opportunity for a VIP experience and to showcase a portfolio of products or services

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Upcoming Events

february, 2018

3jan - 28junjan 36:30 pmjun 28York College Continuing & Professional Education: Emergency Medical Technician TrainingEmergency Medical Technician Training Course

2feb - 2marfeb 210:45 ammar 2Grand Opening: Chipotle Mexican GrillChipotle Mexican Grill Grand Opening

5feb6:00 pm- 8:00 pmProud Of Our Heritage: A Teach-In About Africa, Haiti And Where We All Come FromAbout Our Heritage!

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GRAND OPENING JIMMY JAZZ..Friday March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd....ALL DAY LONG...#THROWBACKSNEAKERS AND SPECIAL GUEST. BUT, YOU HAVE TO ATTEND TO SEE WHO THE GUEST IS ...

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Join the #JamaicaBID in celebrating with Queens Native...50 Cent on 15 Years of Get Rich Or Die Tryin, his debut studio album released, February 6th 2003...#SouthQueensStandUp....#JamaicaAve #QueensRoyalty...keep doing what you doing 50 -
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#JamaicaBID Black History:

Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. was an American innovator developing commercial products, the successors, which are still in use today. In 1923 Morgan became the first inventor to receive a patent for a three-position traffic signal-a precursor of today's traffic management system. Morgan is most famous for his Safety Hood and Smoke Protector [similar to gas mask] patented in 1912 - in 1916 Morgan attracted national attention when he was able to save workers trapped during an explosion, where workers were trapped within a water intake tunnel, 50 ft beneath Lake Erie.
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#JamaicaBID Black History: Malvin Gray Johnson - Malvin Gray Johnson (28 January 1896 – 1934) was an African-American painter, born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. Escaping from an impoverished childhood, Johnson moved North to study at the National Academy of Design, he became an accomplished and celebrated artist, best known for his work in abstract symbolism. He lived to be 38 years old.

Self Portrait painting by Malvin Gray Johnson in the H. Harmon Collection, National Archives, College Park, Maryland.
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In the #JamaicaBID district, Darryl McDaniels of the legendary Hip-Hop Group RUNDMC brings DMC Comics to #JamaicaAvenue. Wednesday, February 28th 5pm-6:30pm Lower Level of the Jamaica Colosseum Mall...#BlackHistory2018 #Art #Culture #JJMSFashionEvent... ...

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The #JamaicaBID....The Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz African American 2018 Celebration. Monday, February 26th, 6pm at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center, 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY ...

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