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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.

What's Buzzing Downtown

Read more +14 June 2018 By Jamaica Center in Business, Business Spotlight, Entertainment, What's Buzzing

Jamaica Just My Style Fashion Event

  Friday, June 15th from 6pm to 9pm, Downtown Jamaica will be the ultimate style destination with the BID’s 7th Annual #JJMS… “Jamaica Just My Style” Fashion Event”,  showcasing special styles from popular businesses on Jamaica Avenue, our featured designer, Michi Knitwear, by Michele Walden Mcphee from Queens, and introducing Destiny Johnson, Queens up and coming R&B
Read more +14 June 2018 By Jamaica Center in Business, Business Spotlight, What's Buzzing

Save-the-Date: Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Save-the-Date: Wednesday, July 11th 10am to 12noon – Foreclosure Prevention Workshop, at the Harvest Room, located at 90-04 160th Street, Jamaica, NY 11432the The Jamaica NOW Leadership Council and Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica invite the community to come on out and learn about: NHSJ Services, What is Foreclosure; What are Retention Options; What are Liquidation
Read more +14 June 2018 By Jamaica Center in Business, Business Spotlight, Community, What's Buzzing

Artsite: Public Art Commissioning In Jamaica & Jackson Heights

The Jamaica BID is bringing Public Art to Downtown Jamaica, through the Artsite Commissioning Program. The Jamaica BID ArtSite is looking to activate spaces throughout both Jamaica and Jackson Heights, Queens through a series of temporary public art installations. ArtSite will award 8 artists with a commission of $4,500 each to create temporary public art in

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Upcoming Events

june, 2018

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

2jun12:00 pm- 3:00 pmYour Cell Phone Your StoryYour Cell Phone Your Story

12jun12:00 pm- 2:00 pmJamaica Just My Style At The Parsons Blvd. Public SpaceJJMS "Sneak Peak"

15jun6:00 pm- 9:00 pmJJMS...Jamaica Just My Style Fashion EventJJMS Fashion Event 2018




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