See What's Happening This Week in the District
Upcoming Dates of Note,
Street Events & Closures
Wednesday, March 6
  • Ash Wednesday
Sunday, March 10
  • Daylight Savings Time Starts 
Arts & Culture
The AirTrain Jazz Festival With The Eric Frazier Quintet

The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with The Eric Frazier Quintet 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

Opening Reception and Poetry Reading with Emmett Wigglesworth

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning invites you to experience a world of music through Emmett Wigglesworth's lenses in this jazz and blues series. See how music helped shape his journey through the Civil Right Movement, the Marine Corp, hitch-hiking through America, and traveling in Europe and the Caribbean.

The QCA ArtPort Residency

The QCA ArtPort Residency – a program of the Queens Council on the Arts in collaboration with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, LaGuardia Airport – offers a unique opportunity to a Queens artist to create new work, interact with the thousands of visitors that come through LaGuardia daily, and bring an engaging cultural experience to the airport.

Each resident artist will also receive a $6,500 stipend.

Application deadline: Friday, March 8, 11:59 p.m.
Business & Community Resources
New Restaurant Opening

The BID extends a warm welcome to Mi Tierra, a newly-opened authentic Salvadorean restaurant located at 149-25 Jamaica Avenue . Stop by and check them out!
Upcoming NYC Department of Small Business Services Workshops
Celebrating Wonderful Women

For Women's History Month, Cultural Collaborative Jamaica will be holding a breakfast at Applebee's celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of women. Learn about their journey to the top in their various fields, do's and don'ts for your career and networking opportunities.

District Deals
Cricket Wireless

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!

BID Members! 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!
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!
February Social Media Highlight
It’s  #nationalpizzaday  and it’s lunchtime! Head over to the best pizza spot in Queens, Margherita Pizza on Jamaica Avenue to get a slice!
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.