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]

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

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

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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

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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

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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

Jamaica Just My Style Sneak Peek At Parsons Blvd. Public Space

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Earlier this month, the NYC Department of Transportation opened their new public space in Downtown Jamaica, join us for the kick off on June 1st, with events, games, and activities.

Then, on Tuesday, June 12th from 12noon to 2pm, have lunch with us at the Parsons Blvd. Public Space, and get a  "Sneak Peek" of the BID's JJMS..."Jamaica Just My Style" Fashion Event, showcasing trends from Jamaica Avenue's Jimmy Jazz Official top brands, and JJMS featured Designer, Michi Knitwear by Michele Mcphee of Queens, NY.

Parsons Blvd. Public Space
In Downtown Jamaica
Btw. Jamaica Avenue & Archer Avenue

Jamaica BID
161-10  Jamaica Avenue - Suite 419
Jamaica, NY 11432
jamaica.nyc

 

 

 

New Neighbor: Vanessa Boutique

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Join the #JamaicaBID in welcoming New Neighbor: Vanessa Boutique, located at 162-17 Jamaica Avenue. The boutique opened its doors in mid March - selling affordable quality ladies dresses of all styles. Soon to becoming a Jamaica Center Value Card Member, offering up to 20%off...You can also see Vanessa Boutique fashions at the Jamaica Just My Style Fashion Event - Friday, June 15th 6-9pm. Get Your Tickets Today on Eventbrite JJMS!!!

Stay connected to the BID's social sites: Instagram @jamaicaave, FB jamaica avenue, and jamaica.nyc

Vanessa Boutique
162-17 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432

Sidewalk Sale Days: June 1st thru June 3rd

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Shop in the #JamaicaBID district this weekend for Fab Stealz and Dealz during Sidewalk Sale Days – Friday, June 1st thru Sunday, June 3rd.

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]

PRESS RELEASE: The Jamaica BID Awarded $300,000 Commercial Revitalization Grant

Retail - Downtown Jamaica

The  NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced $300,000 in grant funding to the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District (BID) to provide commercial revitalization services to the Jamaica Avenue and surrounding Downtown Jamaica retail corridors.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded this grant, which will enable us to delve in and better understand how we can be most effective in serving our commercial and residential stakeholders,” said Whitney Barrat, Jamaica Center BID’s Executive Director. “We’re so grateful to SBS for their partnership, and to have this opportunity to plan and implement programming that will truly reflect the evolving needs of our community.”

Read The Full Press Release Here

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

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