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Historic Jackson Heights Weekend - Coming Up June 8 & 9
« on: May 03, 2019, 09:15:28 PM »

For the last 28 years the Jackson Heights Beautification Group (JHBG) has sponsored events to celebrate Jackson Heights and the unique role it has played in urban planning history.  These events are a must-see for people interested in historic preservation, innovative planned “Garden” communities, and diverse New York neighborhoods with a true sense of place.

June 8th - Garden Tour
On Saturday June 8th the “Historic Weekend” begins at the Community United Methodist Church at 81-10 35th Avenue with an exhibition of vintage photographs and memorabilia of Jackson Heights.   A slide presentation covering the history of Jackson Heights will be given in the late morning and early afternoon.  A self-guided Garden Tour, also scheduled for Saturday, allows participants to visit at least fifteen private gardens while also viewing numerous others from the street.  These block-long, park-like gardens are unique to Jackson Heights, and are only open to the public one day each year. 
o   Slide lectures at 10:45am and 12:15pm at the Community Church, 81-10 35th Avenue. Rain or Shine: FREE
o   Garden Tour from 12 noon to 4:00pm; $10  Tickets can be purchased at Community Church beginning at 10am on June 8th  (Raindate: June 15th)

June 9th - Walking Tour
On Sunday June 9th at noon, escorted Walking Tours will travel through the Historic District, highlighting the apartments, private homes, and commercial and civic buildings that distinguish Jackson Heights from other communities that developed between the two World Wars. 
o   Tickets must be reserved in advance.  The tours will meet in front of Community Church, at the southwestern corner of 82nd Street and 35th Avenue. Rain or shine; $10

SAVE! Tickets for both events are $15

•   Community Church: 81-10 35th Avenue (35th Avenue between 81 and 82 Streets)
•   Tickets can be purchased in advance beginning on May 25th at Espresso 77
•   For more information go to   Messages can be left for the JHBG at (347) 766 9129

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Historic Jackson Heights Weekend - Coming Up June 8 & 9
« on: May 03, 2019, 09:15:28 PM »