Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

QUICK GLANCE: Founded in 1967, the group has 75 members.

GJDC’s work expands economic opportunity and improves quality of life for the ethnically and economically diverse residents of Jamaica and for the region at large, which benefits from rational, well-planned, and sustainable metropolitan growth. They are still seeking vendors for the Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 21, between 160th Street between Jamaica and 90th avenues. Sponsors for the event include Zucker Hillside Hospital, Transitional Services for New York and Down Earth Farmers Market.

• October 12, 6:30-8:30 pm, Mobile Library Day Book Exhibition

Join The J. Expressions Reading (W)riting Remedy Series for their Mobile Library Event! Featuring books from J. Expressions’ along with authors and publishers in the area, including Lockett Down Productions, 108 Press and Three Legged Elephant Publishing. Attendees are also free to drop-off and donate their own books or books they would like to give away.

• October 14, 10 am – 3:30 pm, Stewed Cabbage Cooking Demonstration

Join the Jamaica Farmers Market Culinary Demonstrators as they walk participants though how to make Stewed Cabbage. All participants who stay for the full demonstration will receive a $2 Health Bucks Coupon to spend in the Farmers Market.

• October 19, 6:30-8:30 pm, Revelations and Restoration Poetry Reading

Join J. Expressions for their third event of a four part series, The Revelations and Restoration Poetry Reading. Poets will read from their work inspired by the themes of revelation and restoration.

• October 21 11 am-4 pm, 17th Annual Harvest Festival

A day filled with family fun. Watch a captivating magic show performed by Madeleine the Magician, decorate a pumpkin of your own to take home, or watch a live cooking demonstration, all while enjoying live music from a local band Prest 4 Time.

• October 21, 11:30 am-1 pm, Sweet Potato Baked Pie Contest

Create your own special version of a Sweet Potato pie and enter for a chance to win up to $200. • October 26, 6:30-8:30 pm, Eat a Scroll Salon Panel Art and Health

A discussion on writing, art and health featuring visual artist and poet Wanda Best, multimedia artist and writer Damali Abrams, and poets Trace DePass and Mariahadessa Ekere Talie.

90-04 161st Street, Jamaica, NY 11432

President: Hope Knight


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