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Upcoming Dates of Note
Sunday, April 14
  • Palm Sunday
 
Monday, April 15
  • Tax Day
Business & Community Resources
Southeast Queens Project Initiative Overview

The Southeast Queens Sewer Program is a Mayoral Priority Initiative to improve the drainage systems, address the existing chronic flooding conditions and reduce the Combine Sewer Overflow. There are approximately 55 Capital Projects with a total value of $2 Billion!

Keeping Every Child Safe

Keeping Every Child Safe is designed to help parents of young children (ages 4-8) prevent abuse and bullying. RSVP is required.

Breakfast with The Easter Bunny

Join Cultural Collaborative Jamaica for a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's! Decorate Easter Eggs and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny!

Job Fair For The 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Earn extra income while helping your community.


  • RSVP by Calling 718-286-2661
2019 Jamaica Center BID Banner Program
Banner Opportunities Are Available!

Calling all businesses! Participate in our banner program and promote your brand throughout Downtown Jamaica! 20 banner locations are still available but they're going fast! Summer's coming so contact the BID to learn more!
District Deals
Applebee's Grill + Bar

  • Spend Easter with the family and your favorite Neighborhood Applebee's Grill + Bar!

Shoppers World

Raymour & Flanigan

Cricket Wireless

  • Get 4 Lines of Unlimited Data for for $100/mo.
  • Rate Plans included:
  • Unlimited Extra for $60/mo.
  • Unlimited for $55/mo.
  • 5GB for $40/mo.
  • 2GB for $30 mo.
  • Get a Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 3 for FREE when you switch to Cricket!
  • Cricket Wireless, 166-32 Jamaica Avenue
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.

We're adding new stores weekly! Below are the updated stores that are accepting the Value Card with 10% discounts! Check them out when you're out and about on Jamaica Avenue!




Jamaica Avenue Business Owners
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Arts & Culture
The AirTrain Jazz Festival With L.A. Blacksmith & Jazz-Plus

The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with L.A. Blacksmith and Jazz-Plus on the AirTrain Jamaica stage. Celebrate Jamaica’s rich jazz history and check out live presentations of some of the New York City metropolitan area’s best jazz musicians.

Abdulrahman Ame r

See Abdulrahman Amer, a trombonist and composer, perform this Thursday night at Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. Abdulrahman was named a 2016 jazz finalist in Youngarts, is currently an alumnus of the Banff Jazz Workshop for creative music as well as the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead workshop!

Omar Edwards & the K360 Club "Harlem Nights in Jamaica Queens"

Broadway’s Omar Edwards presents his new show: HARLEM NIGHTS / The Music, The Song, and The Dance. Edwards and company take the audience on a musical journey through a pool of sounds from jazz to reggae and back again!

Jamaica Avenue Retail Opportunity
161-21 Jamaica Avenue

Located at the northeast corner of 162nd Street, the best corner on Jamaica Avenue is now available!

  • Heavy foot traffic

  • In the heart of Downtown Jamaica

  • Located on the #1 retail corridor in Queens

  • Steps away from five bus lines and three subway lines. Accessible via LIRR and Airtrain
Calling All Restaurant Owners
Restaurant Loan Program

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation is looking for restaurant entrepreneurs to open restaurants in Downtown Jamaica. Apply now for loans up to $150,000!
About Business and Event Promotions in this Newsletter : Businesses 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 around the Jamaica Avenue Commercial District are also included. 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.