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Summertime Jazz in Jamaica
Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District is giving back to the community this summer with free jazz performances every Thursday from 1 to 2 pm in front of the Queens Supreme Court at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard.
Jamaica Farmers’ Market
Held seasonally on Fridays and Saturdays from 8am to 4pm, the Jamaica Farmers’ Market is open now through November 23, 2019. The market is located on Parsons Boulevard between Jamaica and Archer Avenues on Fridays and at 90-40 160th Street between Jamaica and 90th Avenues on Saturdays.
Shop and Eat LocalWalk along Jamaica Avenue and shop at any number of stores in our retail corridor, from Old Navy, VP Records, The Gap Factory Store, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshalls, and get any number of urban fashion items and more. Various fast casual dining options exist in Jamaica which includes Bar-B-Q, Pizza, Caribbean, Guatemalan, Mexican foods and more. Check out ongoing exhibits of Emmet Wigglesworth and Memory at Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning as well, located at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue.
For more information & gallery hours visit www.jcal.org.
Family Fun Day on the Avenue sponsored by Jamaica Center Business Improvement District
Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 11 – 3 p.m. on Jamaica Avenue, between Parsons Boulevard and 162 Street, Jamaica, NYC.
King Manor MuseumAlso known as the Rufus King House, the Jamaica home belonged to Rufus King, a signer of the United States Constitution, United States Senator from New York and the Ambassador to Great Britain immediately after the American Revolution. Families are welcome to enjoy various activities and workshops, such as Constitution and Cocktails, Making History: Coloring the 1800s (ages 9-13) and Making History: Cheese Making (ages 9-13). The Rufus King Museum is located at 150-03 Jamaica Avenue.
For more information and workshop and museum hours see www.kingmanor.org or call 718-205-0545.
The Annual Harvest FestivalHosted by the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, the festival will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11am to 4pm at 90-40 160th Street between Jamaica and 90th Avenues.
For more information, visit www.gjdc.org.
Jamaica is home to several historic churches. While in Jamaica feel free to visit:
• Grace Episcopal Church & Cemetery, 155-03 Jamaica Avenue. Founded in 1702
• First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164 Street. Organized in 1662.
• First Reformed Dutch Church was established in 1702. The building was recently renovated and is now the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. The First Reformed Dutch Church congregation is now located in its home at 159-29 90th Avenue, Jamaica, NY
• Prospect Cemetery was established in 1668 and is located at 159 Street and Liberty Avenue, Jamaica.