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 Downtown Jamaica.
As a part of the project, we are inviting you to be a part of a survey about living, working, and going to school in Jamaica Queens. Survey insights, along with stakeholder meetings, statistical reports, and workshops are key to developing a compelling brand and positioning strategy for Jamaica Queens.
Attached you will find the flyer for the survey which should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey can found online at: JamaicaQueens. All information will be confidential and all identifying information is removed before we analyze the results.
The council would appreciate your participation and assistance to promote the survey. The survey will close, July 11th.
We look forward to using this information to make Jamaica, Queens an even better place to live, work and play in the future.
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 Hip-Hop Artist, with Special Guest Host, “Roxanne Roxanne“, Queens First Female Rap Star.
Jamaica “Just My Style” Fashion Event” is part of the Jamaica Center BID’s ongoing effort to promote Downtown Jamaica as a fashion, arts, cultural and shopping destination. In its seventh year, Jamaica “Just My Style” Fashion Event” will bring over 400 influencers and the community together to experience the positive and rich culture of Downtown Jamaica…..RSVP NOW HERE!
#JJMS Local Participating Retailers:
The event will be held at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) located at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432.
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
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 these communities. Artwork and mediums can range anywhere from murals to performances that illuminate Jamaica and Jackson Heights as vibrant cultural hubs and illustrate how art can transform a community.
A key goal of ArtSite is to empower local artists to engage on a local level, understanding that they can be a catalyst for change. QCA, along with its partners, the Jamaica Center BID in Jamaica and the 82nd Street BID in Jackson Heights, seek to create a self-sustaining supportive art culture in these communities.
ArtSite aims to establish an ecosystem of local artists and art producers to create new work that reflects the diverse cultural stories particular to the communities of Jamaica and Jackson Heights. By allowing the artists to partner and create a dialogue with the local business community, we can reinvent the external perceptions of these two communities as sources of inspiration and epicenters of the new America canon of dance, theatre, music, art, etc.