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.
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].
Friday, June 15thfrom 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 NOWHERE!
Jamaica Just My Style Sneak Peek At Parsons Blvd. Public Space
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.
Start 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!
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!
Raymour & Flanigan Easter Egg Hunt! Sunday, March 25th 1pm-4pm
Join Raymour & Flanigan , in the Jamaica BID district for some Easter Fun!
Sunday, March 25th, Raymour & Flanigan will host an Easter Egg Hunt in their showroom, located at 168-23 Jamaica Avenue - 1pm to 4pm. Save $100 on stylish, quality furniture, of $1000 or more, while having fun hunting for eggs.
The Raymour & Flanigan showroom on Jamaica Avenue has been satisfying the Queens-Jamaica, NY neighborhood with quality affordable home furnishings since they landed in Downtown Jamaica. In addition, they have hosted an array of local events brining the community together through, through their community outreach efforts, which has been enjoyable and entertaining.
Coming soon. The Jamaica Center BID's 6th annual JJMS…Jamaica Just My Style Fashion Event, JBID’s marquee event, a night out in Downtown Jamaica, featuring highlighted fashions from popular businesses within the JBID district, up and coming designers from Queens, wine, food tasting, and entertainment!
The JBID district is New York City's largest urban fashion district, home to jazz legends, hip-hop greats, and iconic leaders. With a major transportation hub, a vibrant business district, and the influence of diverse cultures, the JBID district continues to show the world that Downtown Jamaica is a top tier destination, coined, "NYCs Hottest Destination" 2016 (Gothamist).
The JBID’s annual JJMS Fashion Eventis part of the JBID’s ongoing effort to promote Downtown Jamaica as a fashion, arts, cultural and shopping destination: hosting an array of services, connecting business owners with valuable resources, entertaining community events, bringing together influencers, media, and special guests.
The JJMS is presented by The Jamaica Center BID (JCBID), a non-profit organization that seeks to make Downtown Jamaica a thriving business hub and an enjoyable destination to shop, work, live, and visit.