Sidewalk Sales Days This Weekend July 12 - 14 and July 19 - 21!

People walking down Jamaica Avenue near the store RoxxSidewalk Sales Days, a favorite warm weather activity, are back for the second weekend in June on Jamaica Avenue July 12 -14 and July 19 - 21! Shoppers and business owners learn more and download the permit here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit NYC Department of Small Business Services

FREE!! Instagram Workshop for Small Business Owners

FREE!! Instagram Workshop for Small Business Owners. Beginners Welcome!Come learn how to set up your business Instagram page, take appealing pictures, attract customers, use hashtags effectively, and more!
Bonus: Learn how to list your business on Google 
Maps!!

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 9AM - 11AM
Where: Queens Library Central, 89-11 Merrick Blvd
Limited spots so RSVP here:
Questions? Email: [email protected]

 

BRIC, Jamaica Center BID, NYC Department of Small Business Services

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 Downtown Jamaica.
Submissions of qualifications are due to the Jamaica Center BID by July 11th, 2018. Please send submissions to [email protected]
To Find Out More Download Full Artist Qualifications Profile

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, including hanging items from awnings and/or canopies.

Merchandise, racks, tables and /or hangers cannot extend more than three [3] feet from the building. Sidewalk Sale Days are only permitted along Jamaica Avenue from Sutphin Blvd. to 169th St. including Union Hall Street.

Businesses displaying merchandise outside of Non-Sidewalk Sale Days will be ticketed, or possible confiscation of merchandise.

Permit Street Activity Program
Sanitation Approval Letter
Sidewalk Sales Day Calendar 2018

Jamaica Center BID
161-10 Jamaica Avenue – Suite 419
Jamaica, NY 11432
[email protected]

Recap: JJMS Fashion Event

PicMonkey Collage JJMS June 15th #2

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 from: Old Navy, Vanessa Boutique, Shoppers World, Jimmy Jazz, Danice, MadRag, Telco and Hot Point. Sponsors: Resorts World Casino NYC, Mattone Group Jamaica, LLC, Raymour & Flanigan, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Fresh & Healthy, MKJ Beauty, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Black Hawk Imports, and Chipotle Mexican Grill.  Media coverage by: Keri's Korner, Queensbuzz.com and Harlem Community News, special accessory ammenties from vendors: Jazzy Jewels by Jean Robinson, and Indulge Bath N Body by Marla Gand CGM Enterprises, Carl G. Morris, (Travel Services) social media/website coming soon.

See Media Footage:
Queensbuzz.com
http://www.queensbuzz.com/homepage.php?userid=4690

JJMS 2018 Video: http://www.queensbuzz.com/

JJMS 2018 Media Ad:  http://www.queensbuzz.com/homepage.php?userid=4690

JJMS 2018 Sneak Peek at Parsons Public Space June 9th : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ3FIb7ZBZY

Harlem Community News by Clark Illmatical
7th Annual JJMS Fashion Event

The BID thanks all of our Sponsors, Jamaica Avenue Retailers, Vendors, and the Community for making the 7th Annual JJMS Fashion Event, another success....See you next year!

 

Jamaica NOW Leadership Council Survey

QBP Jamaica NOW Initiative Flyer - Survey JPEGAs 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.

 

Jamaica Just My Style Fashion Event

 

Flyer JJMS 2018 FINAL COPY 6 8 2018Friday, 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:

Old Navy, Vanessa Boutique, Shoppers World, Danice, Jimmy Jazz, MadRag, Pretty Women NY, GAP Outlet, Telco, Hot Point, MKJ Beauty, Make Me Over Beauty Bar

#JJMS Sponsors:

Resorts World Casino NYC, Mattone Group LLC, Fresh & Healthy, Golden Krust, Raymour & Flanigan, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Monster Energy, Chipotle Mexican Grill

A  special thanks to #JJMS Media Coverage by Queensbuzz.com, &  Its In Queens

We are excited to have vendors join this year: Paparazzi Jazzy Jewels by Jean, Zaraz Handbags & Accessories, Indulge Bath N Body, CGM Enterprises (Check back soon for Website/Social Media)

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

Download Media Alert

Artsite: Public Art Commissioning In Jamaica & Jackson Heights

QCA ArtsiteThe 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 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.

Blog: https://www.queenscouncilarts.org/blog/
Website: www.queenscouncilarts.org/artsite
Application: https://qca.submittable.com/submit/116661/artsite-2018

Download Full Press Release

Save-the-Date: All Nations Apostolic Tabernacle Annual Health Fair

All Nations Health Fair Flyer - UPDATESave-the-Date: Saturday, July 21st 9am-6pm, All Nations Apostolic Tabernacle Annual Health Fair, on the church grounds, at 89-28 Parsons Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432.

The Jamaica BID is excited to Co-Sponsor,  All Nations Apostolic Tabernacle Annual Health Fair Block Party, Saturday, July 21st 9am to 6pm, bringing health and wellness to the community of Downtown Jamaica.

The purpose of our annual Health Fair is to provide access and a variety of services to the community, in which our Church (ANAT) serves. Our location within a multicultural Jamaica, Queens’s demography affords us a rich tapestry of cultures. Throughout the day our resource tables are actively providing multilingual information/incentives to families from cultures such as Latino, Hindu, Asian, Caribbean, African, European, and African-American.

ANAT stands firmly and believes that the multicultural families in the Jamaica community trust the Annual Health Fair with: information tables, check their eyes for glaucoma, do hypertension screening, cholesterol and blood sugar testing, Prostate screening, neurology screening, Breast cancer education, check tables with healthy food choices, donate blood or stop to listen to our music and our choir, and to visit the Fire House. ANAT members assist in distributing packages of goodies including but not limited to yogurt, nutritional supplements, natural alternative sweeteners, or literature.

On an annual basis, ANAT links with the following community-based organizations that support ANAT with their professional services, give-a-ways, and technical information and literature from: Cornel University Cooperative Extension Unit, New York City Child Enforcement Agency, New York City Department of Aging, New York City Department of Health Early Intervention Program, New York Fire Department, New York City Human Resources Administration Office of Food Stamp, New York City Police Department, New York University Pediatric and Adult Dental Unit, New York Blood Bank, Visiting Nurse Services, and St. Francis Hospital.

To Participate In The Community Street Fair, Register HERE

All Nations Apostolic Tabernacle
89-28 Parsons Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432

Recap: Raymour & Flanigan #JJMS Model/Designer Meet & Greet

PicMonkey Raymour MDMG

On June 9th the BID in Partnership with Raymour & Flanigan, hosted the #JJMS Model Designer Meet & Greet, an  evening was filled with music, lite bites, and models, designers networking with Jamaica Avenue.
Raymour & Flanigan
168-23 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432

 

Sidewalk Sale Days: June 15th thru June 17th

New Business - Ladies Wear Vanessa Boutique - 162-17 Jamaica Avenue 3

Start planning what you will wear to the #JJMSFashionEvent, during the BID's Sidewalk Sale Days. This Friday, June 15th starts the SSD, and the BID's 7th Annual #JJMSFashionEvent, the event bringing over 300 influencers to experience the authentic and unique district of Downtown Jamaica.

Get Your Tickets NOW HERE! 

Download JJMS Fashion Event 2018 Full Media Alert

Hosting this year, will be, First female Rap Star from Queens, NY and First female Hip Hop Artist to have a documentary, featured on Netflix... Roxanne Roxanne, with the featured designer, Michi Knitwear, by Michele Mcphee, and introducing  R&B/Hip-Hop Artist, Destiny Johnson, both, from Queens, NY, Jamaica Avenue retailers, and a host of fashionistas.

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, including hanging items from awnings and/or canopies.

Merchandise, racks, tables and /or hangers cannot extend more than three [3] feet from the building. Sidewalk Sale Days are only permitted along Jamaica Avenue from Sutphin Blvd. to 169th St. including Union Hall Street.

Businesses displaying merchandise outside of Non-Sidewalk Sale Days will be ticketed, or possible confiscation of merchandise.

Permit Street Activity Program
Sanitation Approval Letter
Sidewalk Sales Day Calendar 2018

Jamaica Center BID
161-10 Jamaica Avenue – Suite 419
Jamaica, NY 11432
[email protected]

Jamaica Just My Style Model/Designer Meet & Greet

JJMS 2018 Raymour Model Designer Meet and Greetn JPEG_Page_1

Join the BID and Raymour & Flanigan, Saturday June 9th - 4pm-8pm for an exclusive JJMS Model/Designer Meet & Greet! Enjoy an evening with the models and designers of the Jamaica Just My Style Fashion Event, with lite refreshments, prizes, and get coupons for $100 on Raymour's designer brand name furniture.

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture/Mattresses
168-23 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432

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