How About Some Good News?
We thought you may enjoy a little good news today. Here are some positive things happening on Jamaica Avenue that are making us smile:
- Hook and Reel, which launched just before the coronavirus shutdown, has reopened for delivery and takeout. Download their takeout menu here and then call 718-297-3560. Welcome back, Hook and Reel!
- Make Me Over Beauty Bar’s storefront may be temporarily closed, but that hasn’t stopped the proprietors from being their best and most beautiful selves on Instagram. These savvy small business owners are doing at home make-up tutorials, sharing upbeat messages about how to get through social isolation and selling some of their custom goods online. Please support our local business owners—give them a follow on social, share their posts, and remotely place an order if you can. We want our Jamaica Avenue businesses to survive.
- 33 “Essential Businesses” are bravely serving the Jamaica Avenue community! That’s an uptick from a couple of weeks ago when only 29 were open. Thank you to all of these business owners and their employees for showing up to work so that we can shop for critical goods and services. Visit our updated list of Essential Businesses on our homepage here and please remember—when possible, Shop Your Community—Shop Jamaica and help keep our local economy going!
- King Manor Museum has created King Manor @Home, a growing repository of hands-on educational activities families can do indoors. Their Sugar Ornament activity seems fun! Just a couple blocks away, our friends at Jamaica Center for the Performing Arts is livestreaming performances and providing #popup classes. We applaud their innovative way of delivering arts and culture to the community at this time. Lucky us that we live in such a vibrant cultural district with top-notch local institutions.
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