Jackson Heights, Queens is one of New York City’s most diverse neighborhoods. It’s where many immigrants start their American life in the United States.
It is one of the places in New York City where many of us can find the sights, sounds and smells of our birth countries. If you haven’t been “home” in a long time, a visit to Jackson Heights may very well bring tears to your eyes, because it feels like home for people from many nations.
New York City’s Little Colombia is in Jackson Heights along 37th Avenue. There are Ecuadorian, Argentine, and Mexican communities east of 77th St. There are South Asian communities around 73rd and 74th St.
Jackson Heights is represented in the New York City Council by Francisco Moya, Costa Constantinides and Daniel Dromm. It is represented in U.S. Congress by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the nationally famous “AOC.” It is the NYPD 115th Precinct.
In the Summer of 2020, Jackson Heights Open Streets include all of 34th Ave, and 37th Ave between 75th & 79th St.
In Jackson Heights
Festivals in Jackson Heights
37th Avenue and Northern Blvd are the main parade streets in Jackson Heights.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ New York City’s biggest Halloween children’s parade marches down 37th Avenue
Sunday, October 27, 2019 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ See the rich dances, costumes and traditions that make up our Bolivian Heritage on 37th Avenue
Sunday, August 4, 2019 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ New York City’s Ecuadorian Parade marches on Northern Blvd
GALA Friday, July 26, 2019 PARADE & FESTIVAL Sunday, July 28, 2019 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ New York City’s celebration of our Colombian heritage includes a wreath laying, gala, parade and street fair after party
GALA Friday, July 12, 2019 PARADE Sunday, July 14, 2019 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ This Colombian flower festival is New York’s version of the Feria de las Flores (Flower Festival) in Medellín, Colombia
Sunday, June 23, 2019 Dominican parade celebration JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ Show your Dominican pride
Sunday, October 21, 2018 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ Celebrate our Indigenous heritage and freedom from slavery with our folkloric dances: Caporales, La Diablada, Morenada, Tinku and more on 37th Avenue
Sunday, September 23, 2018 37th Avenue Jackson Heights, Queens ~ Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan culture.
Sunday, August 5, 2018 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ The Ecuadorian Parade on Northern Blvd is NYC’s big Ecuadorian festival ~ Sunday, August 12, 2018 FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens ~ The Ecuadorian Arts Fair is in the Hall of Science
GALA Fri, July 20, 2018 WREATH Sat, July 21, 2018 MASS Sat, July 21, 2018 PARADE Sun, July 22, 2018 JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ The Colombian Parade is New York City’s big Colombian Independence celebration