What's Happening This Week in
Downtown Jamaica
Fun Times in Parsons Public Space!

You may have seen us last Friday at Parsons Public Space for our "Parsons Playdate" with Kings Manor Museum . We brought life-sized games and King Manor Museum brought an art project (paper marbling). The goal? Add a surprise splash of fun for passerbys and regular patrons of the fabulous Friday Farmers Market! We're partnering more and more with local organizations for event activations as we enjoy these last couple of weeks of warm weather.

Mark your calender's for next Saturday, September 21 when the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning brings a DJ, and artist workshop to Parsons, also made possible by a sponsorship from our BID! Stay tuned to our marketing channels for more details over the next week!
Constitution & Cocktails

Raise a glass to celebrate the signing of the Constitution at the only founding father house in NYC! It's King Manor Museum's annual benefit, and this year King Manor will be honoring Congressman Gregory Meeks the Queens County Democratic Party chair, and Andrea Ogle, Esq. VP of the Assigned Counsel Association of Queens Family Court. Our team will be there!

10th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning(JCAL) will host its 10th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival 2019. Enjoy three days of dance at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC). This 10th edition of the annual festival promises to offer a wide representation of the diversity of dance featuring eleven up & coming, underrepresented and emerging choreographers/dance companies from across Queens and New York City.

Raymour & Flanigan Finger Paint & Sip

Raymour & Flanigan is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens for a kid's finger paint and sip event! Join them to paint a lovely work of art and enjoy snacks and refreshments! Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

We applaud Raymour & Flanigan for always having such a strong community mindset!

Cycle to Citi Field

On Sunday, September 29 cycle to Citi Field with NYC DOT and fans city-wide for the last New York Met s game of the season! Cycle to Citi Field is a free event featuring a guided ride to Citi Field followed by a baseball game. The ride will showcase new and existing bike lanes in Queens while empowering New Yorkers to explore their city. All abilities are welcome for this event!
District Deals
Jamaica Center BID Value Card

Sign up for our Value Card and we'll send you a digital version of the card to use in participating stores on Jamaica Avenue.

Below are the stores that are accepting the Value Card with 10% discounts! Check them out when you're out and about.

Jamaica Center BID businesses: Have a district deal you want to share with over 3,000 people? Send it to us, and we'll post it in our newsletter! Email us below!
Raymour & Flanigan

  • Anniversary Sale - Save on Everything! Daily Sales - The Look For Less

  • H&M is taking street style a step further with edgy-cool jackets, torn-up denim, bucket hats and more. This fall, make a play for elevated casual looks that are down for whatever. Plus, get points on every purchase when you join H&M's loyalty program. Shop now! #HM

Downtown Jamaica Business Resources
Jamaica Center BID Banner Program

Calling all businesses! Participate in our banner program and promote your brand throughout Downtown Jamaica through a sponsorship banner! This fall new banners will be raised throughout Jamaica Avenue. Contact the BID to learn more.
StartUP! Business Competition

The Queens Economic Development Corporation StartUP! Competition is back! Get training, meet with advisors, and enter the competition for a chance to win a $10,000 grant for your business! To learn more, attend one of the orientation sessions below, or check out the website by clicking the button.

Restaurant Loan Program

Jamaica Center BID's recent Commercial District Needs Assessment identified that local residents and workers want more restaurants in the neighborhood. Now is an opportune time to open a restaurant: Greater Jamaica Development Corporation is looking to help restaurant entrepreneurs open restaurants in Downtown Jamaica with a loan program offering up to $150,000! Learn more and apply below.
Downtown Jamaica Leasing Opportunities
Jamaica Avenue Retail Opportunity

Located at the northeast corner of Merrick Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue.

  • Heart of Downtown Jamaica shopping

  • Heavy foot traffic

  • Steps away from five bus lines and three subway lines. Accessible via LIRR and Airtrain
Jamaica Avenue Prime Commercial Office Space for Lease

Prime commercial office space for lease on Jamaica Avenue!

  • Turn key space located on Jamaica Avenue

  • Heavy foot traffic in the heart of Downtown Jamaica

  • Steps away from five bus lines and three subway lines. Accessible via LIRR and Airtrain
Community Assistance & Resources
That Suits You! Professional Style Workshop Series With PK Kersey

Author and entrepreneur PK Kersey is partnering with the Central Library Job & Business Academy (JBA) to offer style workshops and lessons on image. Come and learn about custom fittings, professional style tips, and other topics related to suit care, image etiquette, and proper attire that allows you to put your best foot forward during interviews and within the workplace. All attendees get a free necktie from the Job & Business Academy’s TIEbrary. 

  • 9/18: How Persistent Effort Increases Your Chances for Success

  • 10/2: Custom Fittings, Suit Care, and Learn How to Tie a Tie

  • 10/10: Professional Style Tips, Image Etiquette, TIE-challenge

  • 10/30: What Does Success Man to You and How Are You Planning for It?
Holiday Hiring Time!

Hiring for the Holiday Season is HERE! Post office positions are available in Queens, Brooklyn and NYISC/JFK Processing Centers
About Business and Event Promotions in this Newsletter : Businesses and organizations located in the Jamaica Avenue Commercial District between Sutphin Blvd and 169th Street are invited to submit promotional information for possible inclusion in our newsletter. Events happening near or immediately adjacent to the Jamaica Avenue Commercial District may also be considered for inclusion on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to reject or edit materials for length, style, timeliness, and appropriateness. This newsletter serves to inform our community about events, opportunities and commercial activity in Downtown Jamaica, within specifically the Jamaica Center BID boundaries.