Jamaica’s Three Downtown Business Improvement Districts are joining forces!

To streamline services, reduce unnecessary administrative overhead, maximize efficiency and better serve our business community, Jamaica’s three downtown BIDs are joining.

How? In June of 2022, City Legislation was passed to create one singular business improvement district for downtown Jamaica. One nonprofit organization will administer services within the newly-united district. This organization will have a Board of Directors comprised of local property owners, businesses, residents, and City-appointed officials as dictated by local NYC Business Improvement District (BID) Law.

When? Right now! The legislation will go into effect on 1/1/23 and the prior BID boundaries will dissolve. NYC’s Department of Small Business Services (also known as SBS - the City agency that creates and oversees the City’s BID network) will be assembling a Board of Directors. SBS will assist this new Board through the process of developing bylaws, a new budget, and program priorities to benefit the business district.

For more information on this process and SBS’s timeline, please contact the agency directly here.

Who is Providing Supplemental Sanitation? Sutphin Boulevard BID now holds the current City contract with SBS to provide supplemental Sanitation Services on Jamaica Avenue from 169th Street to Sutphin Boulevard and on Union Hall from Jamaica Avenue to Archer. Contact Sutphin Boulevard BID for more information: www.sutphinblvdbid.org.

How Can I Stay Connected/Learn More? More information will be shared as it becomes available.

York College Summer Camp 2018

PicMonkey CollageStart Planning Your Child's Summer Fun At York College 2018 Summer Camp!

York College Continuing Education Program is excited about offering the South, South East Queens family...Summer Camp 2018! There are two schedules offered, both which includes breakfast and lunch. Breakfast, as being the most important meal of the day!
Register HERE!
Act TODAY!  Enroll your child/ren in York College's Summer Camp by April 15th and receive a $100 discount on each enrollment.  To further assist with affordability, take advantage of our new Payment Plan!
Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or Eartha White at 718.262.2790

Assembly Woman Alicia Hyndman Presents: College Informational Session

Event - Alicia Hyndman - College Informational Session

On Thursday, April 19th come out and learn about SUNY and CUNY, and how you can apply for the NYS Excelsior Scholarship Program.

Assembly Woman Alicia Hyndman in collaboration with her friends from The State Univesity of New York, The City University of New York, New York Higher Education Services Corporation, The Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities in NY and the Caribbean American Society of New York presents the "College Informational Session"; representatives from these institutions will provide information regarding admission process, grants, financial planning and much more.

Robert Ross Johnson Family Center
172-17 Linden Blvd.
St. Albans, NY 11434

JCAL Saturday Matinee: "Pete the Cat"

JCAL Matinee Series Pete The Cat

Bring the entire family for JCAL's Saturday Matinee of "Pete the Cat" Saturday, April 14th 2pm to 4:30pm - showing is at JPAC, located at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue.

Storyline: When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. See how Pete helps Jimmy grooving through his 2nd grade and changing his family. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.


Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning in the Jamaica BID district, offers quality visual, performing, and literary arts, with accessible educational programs to encourage your child's interest in the arts.

161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
Contact: 718.658-7400

153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
Contact: 718.658.7400

Women In Tech




Event - Clyde Vanel Women in Tech March 24th 2018 - UPDATE

Assemblyman Clyde Vanel..."Women In Tech," at York College - Saturday, March 24th 10:30am to 1pm - 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Join women in the tech sector as they share with you insights on how to make your business thrive via technology and social media. For more information, call 718.479.2333 or email [email protected]

Proud Of Our Heritage: A Teach-In About Africa, Haiti, And Where We All Come From

Event - Melinda Katz Proud of our Heritage