New York City's 29th Greenmarket and the only one in Queens. Sponsored by the same organization that brought New York City the Union Square Greenmarket. Not only do these farmers markets bring the freshest and best tasting fruit and vegetables from local farms, they also help the region's farms compete against huge agribusiness.
Every Sunday through the end of October, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. brings the freshest fruit and vegetables to 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets.
Caffe Greco opened Labor Day weekend 1998 as a neighborhood gathering place and quickly became an arts and cultural center. It features live music, poetry readings, monthly art exhibits by local painters, and periodic readings and book discussions.
If Caffe Greco reminds you of the West Village, that's because one of its founders, presided over Caffe Luca on Bleeker Street for 18 years.
Enjoy the art work on the walls and jazz on the stereo, while you feast on cappuccino and a Sophia - a tasty mini-hero of grilled chicken, mozzarella, tomato and pesto. Kids love the gelati and individual pizzettes.
LACE is a network of visual and performing artists, arts groups and cultural institutions that devoted to expanding the role of arts in Jackson.Heights, Corona and East Elmhurst. Artists cover a wide range including American- and Latin-born folk musicians, blues and classical performers, poets, photographers, painters and writers.
LACE programs include performances at Caffe Greco in Jackson Heights and Open Mic Nights at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center in Corona.
A project of the Jackson Heights Community Development Corporation, LACE also holds workshops to help artists promote their work and mini-grants to help members produce original works.
The Jackson Heights Art Club is a historic and cultural fixture of life in Jackson Heights.
For more than 50 years, the club has been a center for the creative and visual arts in Queens offering classes in a variety of media, including oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor and drawing for adults and children.
The classes are taught by experienced instructors and recognized artists and range from beginner to experienced. Each year, club sponsors demonstrations by visiting artists that are open to the public, art workshops for public schools, a juried art show, outdoor shows and exhibits at local banks and restaurants.
The Jackson Heights Art Club is supported by funding from New York City, New York State and the Borough of Queens, in addition to dues and course fees.
Music at St. Marks - A continuing series that include chamber music and vocal performances.
AARK Theatre at St. Marks - An amateur theater group based at St. Marks since 1981.
Cameron Scottish Music Ensemble - A Scottish and Celtic music organization based at St. Marks since 1992. Along with performances, activities includes monthly workshops open to musicians of all levels and instruments.
JHBG is a broad-based collection of community activists and residents who have chosen city living over suburban existence. Ever since its founding in 1988, JHBG has worked to make Jackson Heights an even better city neighborhood.
JHBG led the campaign to win New York City Landmark Historic District designation for a 36-block area; effectively fought illegal apartment conversions; organized anti-graffiti, anti-crime and anti-litter efforts; oversees parks-improvement and garden groups; runs one of one of the citys biggest Halloween parades, as well as a Christmas tree- and menorah- lighting celebration; publishes a newsletter and two books: "Jackson Heights: A Garden in the City," and "Jackson Heights: From Ice Age to Space Age," a childrens book.
JHBG committees include Friends of Travers Park, the Garden Committee and the Clean Team Anti-Graffiti Squad.
Dedicated to improving and expanding services at the Jackson Heights Branch of he Queens Public Library, the nations busiest library system. Activities include fund-raising events.
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JACKSON HEIGHTS IS FOR KIDS. A look at the wide range of educational, cultural, sports and other activities for the children of Jackson Heights.
Every Sunday, June through end of November.; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jackson Heights Greenmarket at Travers Park brings the freshest fruit and vegetables to 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets.
First Tuesday of the month. Open Mike . An Evening of Poetry. Most other Tuesdays Tuneful Tuesdays. All programs at 7:30 to 9 p.m. Caffe Greco - 79-08 37th St.
First Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m. Jackson Heights Beautification Group Board of Directors Meeting. Community Methodist Church. Meetings sometimes cancelled during June and July.
Second Thursday of the month, 8 to 10 p.m. Neighborhood Jam; Local musicians at play. Las Brasas Restaurant, 74-23 37th Ave. Sponsored by LACE, The Local Arts Collaborative Exchange of the Jackson Heights Community Development Corp. No programs June, July and August. Call Katia Kubicek at 458-3600 for more information
Fourth Thursday of the month, 8 to 10 p.m. World Music Performance. A cultural Mix and Match. Las Brasas Restaurant, 74-23 37th Ave. Sponsored by LACE, The Local Arts Collaborative Exchange of the Jackson Heights Community Development Corp. No programs June, July and August. Call Katia at 458-3600 for more information
Open Mike Night - Third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.; Poetry, writers, singers, musicians and dancers; Langston Hughes Community Library and Community Center. 100th Street and Northern Boulevard. Sponsored by LACE. Call Katia Kubicek at 458-3600 for more information
April 28, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. The New York Times Talk. Part of a series of talks by the editors and reporters of the Times. The Jackson Heights Branch of the Queens Public Library, 35-51 81 St.
April 29, Sunday, 4 p.m., Love, Defined, Soprano Gloria Blanco presents a program of works by North and South American composers. Music at St. Marks. 82nd Street and 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights. For tickets and information call 718.639.8893, ext.17/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 2, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Friends of the Jackson Heights Library; The Jackson Heights Branch of the Queens Public Library, 35-51 81 St.
May 16th, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Outdoor meeting and light snack at one of the most beautiful homes and gardens in Jackson Heights. Sponsored by The Garden Committee of JHBG.
May 17th, 6 to 8 p.m. The Renaissance Charter School Coffee House, 35-59 81 St., Jackson Heights. Sponsored by the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club.
May 19th Saturday, 10 a.m. Its My Park! Clean-up Day at Travers Park. Join neighbors to clean and plant in our neighborhood park, between 77th and 78th Streets and 34th Avenue. Sponsored by Friends of Travers Park and the city Parks Department and the, Partnerships for Parks. www.itsmypark.org
June 9, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. The Con Brio Ensemble. A classical concert. The Jackson Heights Branch of the Queens Public Library, 35-51 81 St.
June 16th and 17th, Historic Jackson Heights Weekend. Sponsored by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group
Saturday, June 16th, All events take place, or start at Community Church, 81-10 34th Ave.; Exhibit of historic photos 10 to 3 p.m.; Historic Jackson Heights slide show and lecture, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Garden Tour*, noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 17 th, Historic District Walking Tour*, noon, Community Church; Good Neighbor Awards*, 3:30 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Church; 35th Avenue and 83rd Street.
Sept. 12th, Wednesday, Community Church, 35th Avenue and 82nd Street. A tree specialist will give a wonderful presentation. Sponsored by The Garden Committee of JHBG.
Oct. 17th, Wednesday, 7 PM The plant doctor Harvey Goodman gives a talk to the Garden Committee of the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, Community Church, 35th Avenue and 82nd Street.
Oct. 31, Wednesday 5 p.m., Annual Children's Halloween Parade. Who or what will you be? Starts near 88th Street and continues down 37th Avenue. Sponsored by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.
Nov. 14th, Wednesday, 7 PM - Community Church, 35th Avenue and 82nd Street. Patty Kleinberg, compost project director of the Queens Botanical Gardens talks about her work and gives tips. Sponsored by The Garden Committee of JHBG.
Mid- December, exact date still to be chosen - Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Post Office at 37th Avenue and 78th Street. Sponsored by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.
Dec. 13th ,Thursday, 7 PM Third annual Holiday Party. Sponsored by The Garden Committee of JHBG.
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