Travers park design unveiling tomorrow! Plus, free Yoga in the morning. And more!

Yoga tomorrow morning, 9AM!


Join us tomorrow (Saturday) for free yoga with Mimi-for-me Yoga at 9AM. Don’t forget that you can also participate in free exercise classes every Tuesday at 7PM with Kiki’s Traditional Tribal Fitness!
Register for free here!


You are cordially invited to the design unveiling for the new Travers Park on July 18th at 11:30AM!
We are absolutely delighted to finally be able to show you the new design for Travers Park, the 78th Street Plaza, and the Rory Staunton Field!

After years of hard work and with vast amounts of help from the Jackson Heights community our neighborhood will finally be getting the park that it deserves. The Jackson Heights Green Alliance is proud to have played a part in this, but we could not have done it without you! 
See below for information on when you’ll be able to see the design. We won’t spoil it for you, but we’re sure you’ll share our excitement once you see it!


Build Bike Lanes! is organizing a petition to support and build a network of bicycle lanes in our area. We are very big fans of this, and fully support their efforts, so please sign their petition, and join them on facebook! They will be collecting signatures during tomorrow’s design unveiling, so stop by and say hi to them!



More upcoming events
Hibridos Collective is thrilled to release the printed and interactive map of the Jackson Heights DiverCity Mapping Project, a 2-year community mapping experience with local residents! Come pick up a free copy of the printed map designed as a map zine (a self-published fold-out magazine) capturing neighborhood resources and assets as well as challenges.

This map zine documents the mapping process of Jackson Heights residents who participated in the DiverCity Mapping Project through community workshops and a mapmaking toolkit for a self-guided neighborhood exploration. Each mapmaker created a journal that includes more detailed notes, photographs, collages and drawings on their neighborhood findings and reflections on the meaning of living in a diverse community. Read more about our mapping experiences, flip through these digital journals and check out photos from our community engagement workshops at

Jackson Heights DiverCity Map Zine Release

Sunday, July 26 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Join Miss Alexia on the Playstreet for a special weekend session of Story Garden, a musical storytime for children ages 0-4. All ages are welcome to come and sing and dance along.

Sponsored by the Queens Bike Initiative to connect our parks with safe bikeways.

Saturday, July 25, 11:30 am

Free, no sign-up required.


Summer Sundays 2015!

Upcoming events – Zumba (tonight at 7!), Yoga, Movies, Art class, Music!

We have many exciting events for you!

Dear friends and neighbors, we’re delighted to host a bunch of wonderful events over the next few days on the 78th Street Plaza. Summer is here!

  • First of all today at 7PM we’ll be partnering with Mimi-for-meYoga, Queens Community House, and Emblem Health to bring you a free Zumba Class. Bring some energy and get dancing!
  • On Saturday at 9AM join Mimi and her crew for our weekly free Yoga class.
  • Afterwards on Saturday night around 8PM (dusk) we’ve partnered with our friends at the Queens World Film Festival to bring back ourFlicnic on the Street program with free movies in the evenings. This will take place again on July 25th and August 8th.
  • On Sunday morning, local artist Deborah Wasserman will be leading a picnic table painting sessionfrom 10AM – 12PM. With the help of any kids who want to join in (bring smocks!) she will be freshening up the picnic tables on the plaza, making them beautiful again!
  • Finally our partners and friends at the JBHG will bring back more music on Sunday, starting at 4PM. This week we have Una Via: a Latin Fusion band that fuses traditional Colombian music, including vallenato and cumbia.

See below for more details on all of the above events!

Sign up for free Yoga and Zumba and Exercise Classes and More!

Sign up with Emblem Health quickly and for free at or sign up on the day at any of the events.


Queens World Film Festival

The Queens World Film Festival proudly collaborates with the Jackson Heights Green Alliance to return to the 78th Street Play Street in Jackson Heights for engaging indie films under the stars.

Join us for innovative, provocative and international animated, documentary and narrative films. Bring a chair or just pull up a piece of curb and enjoy films from around the world and around the corner.

Please note that Indie films take on challenging themes and our films are at least a PG-13 and may not be suitable for children under 13.

Dates and themes:June 27: Best of the QWFF: International Animations

July 25: Best of the QWFF: International Documentaries

August 8: Best of the 2015 FEST!

Paint the Picnic Tables on Sunday!

On Sunday from 10AM to 12PM, local artist and teacher Deborah Wasserman will be leading a group of local children in a session to paint the picnic tables and freshen them up for the Summer. Anyone may participate in this free art class, but please bring a smock for your children as they will be working with oil paints!

Summer Sundays 2015!

The concert series will take place on the 78th Street Play Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Boulevard alongside Travers Park. All concerts begin at 4:00 p.m. every Sunday from June 21st to August 30th.


FlicNic Movies on the Plaza are back this summer!

QWFF Poster 2015

The Queens World Film Festival returns to 78th Street Plaza with FlicNic – engaging indie films under the stars. Join us for innovative, provocative and international animated, documentary and narrative films. Bring your own chair or just pull up one of our plaza chairs and enjoy films from around the world and around the corner. Please note that Indie films take on challenging themes and our films are at least a PG-13 and may not be suitable for children under 13.
See our calendar and the list below for the screening program.Program starts around 8pm.
June 27: Best of the QWFF: International Animations
July 25: Best of the QWFF: International Documentaries
August 8: Best of the 2015 FEST!
For the full QWFF roadshow this summer, check out their events calendar.

Free fitness, yoga and cooking classes are back starting June 6

The Live Healthy program from Emblem Health organized by our friends at Queens Community House is back on 78th Street Plaza this summer.
Mimi-for-Me Yoga Studio and Kiki Morris Traditional Tribal Fitness return to the plaza with free classes on Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, July and August. Join us this Saturday, June 6 for the first yoga class. We will have Zumba the last Thursday of the month. Cooking demonstrations will also be held once per month. Check our calendar for all the dates, and to register for free here.

Queens World Film Festival begins on March 17th

Don’t miss the 5th annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) which kicks off on Tuesday, March 17 and runs through Sunday, March 22, with daily screenings at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City and at PS 69 in Jackson Heights!

The QWFF has been a committed partner to 78th Street Plaza bringing us the FlicNic outdoor movie series every summer.

For tickets and festival schedule see