See What's Happening This Week in the District
Upcoming Dates of Note,
Street Events & Closures
Friday, February 1
  • Black History Month begins
Saturday, February 2
  • Groundhog Day
Business & Community Resources
NYC Love Your Local Program

Nominate your favorite small business on Jamaica Avenue! Eligible businesses can receive grants and expert advice to help them continue to thrive in Downtown Jamaica!

  • Nominate by Sunday, February 3
Free Business Courses in Downtown Jamaica
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer cordially invites all to attend a program and award ceremony in honor of African-American History month at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center!

Arts & Culture
The AirTrain Jazz Festival With Andrae Murchison

The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with Andrae Murchison on the AirTrain Jamaica stage. Join a Better Jamaica and the Sutphin Boulevard BID as they pay tribute to Jamaica’s rich jazz history by presenting some of the New York City metropolitan area’s best jazz musicians playing live

Jazz with Keith Jordan

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning presents Jazz with Keith Jordan for their First Friday Series on February 1. Born in Brooklyn, raised in Jamaica, Queens, jazz musician Keith Jordan writes, produces and perform music in the tri-state area.

Spring Applications Deadline

Are you a high school student looking for a way to build a killer portfolio that will get you into a great art college–with a scholarship? The High School to Art School program (HS2AS) is a free visual arts portfolio development program that provides qualified high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with the art skills training, mentorship, essay writing techniques, college application assistance and financial aid planning necessary to gain acceptance into competitive art colleges.

  • Apply by Saturday, February 2
Sunday Concerts at Central Presents: Gina Sitson

Award-winning New York-based vocal virtuoso Gino Sitson from Cameroon, Central Africa captures the sounds and rhythm of Africa and displays his trademark vocal acrobatics with a breathtakingly creative command of oral and body percussion's and miscellaneous effects.

District Deals
60 Months no Interest with equal payments

  • Save up to 29% on sofas and queen beds

Get 10% off your meal when you present the Jamaica Center BID Value Card at the Golden Krust Jamaica Avenue and Parsons Boulevard locations!

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.