Cultural Institutions

African Poetry Theatre
The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides a range of cultural, educational, recreational and social programs.

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc.
176-03 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, New York 11432-5503
Phone: (718) 523-3312
Fax: (718) 523-1054
African Poetry Theatre Web Site

Black Spectrum Theatre Company
To stimulate social and cultural consciousness through the production and presentation of message-oriented theatre and films, and to help children and youth develop into responsible citizens through affordable theatre arts.

Black Spectrum Theatre
Roy Wilkins Park
119-07 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 718-723-1800
Fax: 718-723-1806
Black Spectrum Theatre Web Site

Jamaica Arts Council (JAC)
The Jamaica Arts Council is dedicated to supporting the growth of the arts in southeast Queens.
114-73 178th Street
Jamaica, New York 11434
(718) 657-2605

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is a non-profit organization that offers visual, performing and literary arts, arts education and artists’ programs to encourage participation in the arts and to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Queens and the Greater Metropolitan area.

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 658-7400
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning Web Site

Jamaica Performing Arts Center
153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, New York 11432
(718) 618-6170
Jamaica Performing Arts Center Web Site

King Manor Museum
Founded in 1900, King Manor Association of L.I., Inc. operates King Manor as a historic house museum to preserve and interpret the home and legacy of Rufus King. Our mission is to involve and educate children and adults in local and national history through an innovative presentation of King Manor and its collection in the context of life in Jamaica and the United States in the early 19th century. he only historic house museum in Southeast Queens, King Manor serves a largely minority and immigrant community and engages its audiences through historic site tours, interactive exhibits, lectures, public programs, and school and community outreach. Collections management, preservation, and architectural, archaeological and historical research are continuous activities at the museum. The King Manor Museum’s goal is to make history relevant and immediate, and to foster an awareness of the roots of the present and a deeper appreciation of history as an on-going process.

King Manor Museum
Rufus King Park
Jamaica, New York 11432
(718) 206-0545

Southeast Queens Artist Alliance (SEQAA)
The Southeast Queens Artist Alliance is comprised of visual artists and writers. Our mission is to nurture local talent and to support quality cultural programming by artists who want to share their work with people in the community and beyond. At the same time, we want to participate in the ongoing discussions in the neighborhood around development and gentrification, and the role of art and culture in our community.

Artists and writers are invited to join our Facebook group for information on art opportunities and other professional resources.

For more information, e-mail:

York College Performing Arts Center

York College Performing Arts Center
94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11451
Phone: (718) 262-3750
York College Performing Arts Center Web Site