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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

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161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
(718) 658-7400 http://www.jcal.org

October 2013

Gimme S.O.M.E. “Voices of Jamaica Queens”

October 19, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning; Art, Food & Soul; and the Five Boro Story Project are pleased to present Gimme S.O.M.E. -- Saturday Open Mic Events. This Gimme SOME will present the "Voices of Jamaica Queens", a celebration…

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November 2013

First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica

November 1, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $10

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning and the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District are pleased to present First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica. Join other young urban professionals -- 25 and up -- who work, shop, live and dine in…

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Know Your Child Support Rights!

November 6, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Men, do you play child support? Do you know your child support rights? Get the facts! Come to a presentation and Q&A session. Space is limited to the first 100 people! Call (212) 875-4124 or email your name and phone…

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December 2013

First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica

December 6, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $10

First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica invite young urban professionals 25 and up who work, shop, live and dine in the downtown Jamaica area to help liven up the nightlife in downtown Jamaica. Come on out for an evening of free…

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Holiday Vibes

December 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free w/ RSVP

JCAL's Gimme S.O.M.E.; Art, Food & Soul; and Eccord Copper are pleased to present Holiday Vibes. It's the holidays, so let's end the year off with good vibes! Don't miss this open mic, with music performances by Jos.IRS, and DJ…

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January 2014

The African Diva Project Exhibition

January 15, 2014 - February 28, 2014
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Distinguished Lecturer of Fine Arts, Dr. Margaret Rose Vendryes, brings her African Diva Project series to the Miller Gallery at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning.  Each square canvas in her series is modeled after a 12-inch LP album…

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February 2014

First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica

February 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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First Friday of Each Month
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning and the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District are pleased to present First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica. Join other young urban professionals — 25 and up — who work, shop, live and dine in…

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A Better Jamaica’s Cinema en Espanol – “Like Water for Chocolate”

February 8, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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A Better Jamaica is pleased to present a new film series -- Cinema en Espanol. Join us as we salute Jamaica's Spanish speaking population by presenting a series of Spanish language films -- with English subtitles for those who simply…

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March 2014

Cinema En Español – “Innocent Voices”

March 8, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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A Better Jamaica is pleased to present a new film series -- Cinema en Español. Join us as we salute Jamaica's Spanish speaking population by presenting a series of Spanish language films -- with English subtitles for those who simply…

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May 2014

First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica

May 2, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $10

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning and the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District are pleased to present First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica. Join other young urban professionals — 25 and up — who work, shop, live and dine in…

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June 2014

JCAL Musical Summer Camp 2014

June 2, 2014
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Register today for weekday Summer Camp at JCAL! From July 7 – August 15, 2014, students ages 5 through 14 will sing, dance, draw, and write in this daytime program. July 7 – August 15, 2014 (2 sessions) For ages…

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JCAL Summer Dance Intensive

June 2, 2014
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Interested in a dance intensive program this summer? A three to six weeks intensive with emphasis on building a strong technical dance foundation through daily instruction in classical ballet and Graham based modern, directed by Kerri Edge. Program hours are…

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Maldita Pared

June 6, 2014
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 26, 2014

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) presents ‘Maldita Pared’, a photographic exhibition by Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks.  MALDITA PARED is an installation that features a large, projected wall piece that will invite visitors to write “within” the projected courtyard of one of Herranz-Brooks’ most provocative…

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First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica

June 6, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $10

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning and the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District are pleased to present First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica. Join other young urban professionals — 25 and up — who work, shop, live and dine in…

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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning “Arts Center Workshops”

June 7, 2014
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Need more art in your life? Then sign up for a Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning workshop.

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Make Music New York: “Ms. Reign” and “Kuf Knotz”

June 21, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Make Music New York Inc. is a NYC-based nonprofit that organizes two annual, participatory musical celebrations: Make Music New York on June 21st, the summer solstice, and Make Music Winter on December 21st, the winter solstice. Now in its eighth…

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July 2014

We Be Rational

July 11, 2014
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2014

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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We Be Rational is the debut exhibition of fashion illustrations by Stephanie PhaFa Roy. The exhibit features sixty original drawings of a diverse range of women of color, whose aesthetics, voice and diversity is rarely celebrated in the world of…

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August 2014

Artists Co-Op: Local Color

August 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 13, 2014

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Art is all around, from around, from architectural details to the pattern on the hem of a shirt. The exhibition "Local Color" takes a closer look at detail, meaning, metaphor and materials used by 12 artists with ties to Queens.…

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Local Color Art Exhibition

August 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 30, 2014

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Art is all around, from architectural details to the pattern on the hem of a shirt. LOCAL COLOR  takes a closer look at detail, meaning, metaphor and materials used by 12 artists with ties to Queens. LOCAL COLOR is part…

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First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica / Local Color Exhibit Opening

August 1, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $10

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning and the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District are pleased to present First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica. Join other young urban professionals — 25 and up — who work, shop, live and dine in…

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JCAL Art Center Fall Workshop Registration

August 9, 2014
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Now's the time to register for the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning's Fall workshops!    

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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning “Arts Center Workshops”

August 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Need more art in your life? Then sign up for a Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning workshop.  

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September 2014

Art Center Workshops Open House

September 6, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Join us on September 6th for our annual Open House to experience the variety of activities we offer with pop corn, cotton candy, and fun hands-on activities. Art Center Workshops (ACW) offers more than 40 different workshops for children, teens…

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Queens Arts Fund Grant Information Session

September 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Queens Arts Fund (QAF) offers grants to Queens-based individual artists and non-profit organizations offering distinctive arts and cultural programming that directly serves the citizens of Queens. Queens Arts Fund grant applications are now available. The application deadline is October 9th. All…

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HQ for Planning Jamaica Flux 2015: Anna Lise Jensen’s “Jamaica Musicians Trail”

September 26, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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In order to make the 2015 Jamaica Flux more meaningful and successful, its guest project director, Heng-Gil Han, is curating an intermediate exhibition “HQ for Planning Jamaica Flux 2015” opening up the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning’s William P.…

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October 2014

First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica: The Pink Party

October 3, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning and the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District are pleased to present First Fridays in Downtown Jamaica. Join other young urban professionals — 25 and up — who work, shop, live and dine in…

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November 2014

Halloween at JCAL

November 1, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning's staff and volunteers transform their 1895 landmark Renaissance style headquarters into a fun-filled haunted house for children and families.

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HQ for Planning Jamaica Flux 2015: Ed Woodham’s “Art in Odd Places” (Postponed Until November 22nd)

November 8, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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In order to make the 2015 Jamaica Flux more meaningful and successful, its guest project director, Heng-Gil Han, is curating an intermediate exhibition “HQ for Planning Jamaica Flux 2015” opening up the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning’s William P.…

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HQ for Planning Jamaica Flux 2015: Adam Brent’s “Jamaica” (Call to Confirm Time)

November 8, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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In order to make the 2015 Jamaica Flux more meaningful and successful, its guest project director, Heng-Gil Han, is curating an intermediate exhibition “HQ for Planning Jamaica Flux 2015” opening up the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning’s William P.…

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Adam Brent on Jamaica Flux

November 8, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Adam Brent creates sculptural installations that combine architectural and organic elements to explore issues of nature, reflection, interiors and structure. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1995 and his MFA in sculpture from Parsons…

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HQ for Planning Jamaica Flux 2015: Ed Woodham’s “Art in Odd Places”

November 22, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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In order to make the 2015 Jamaica Flux more meaningful and successful, its guest project director, Heng-Gil Han, is curating an intermediate exhibition “HQ for Planning Jamaica Flux 2015” opening up the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning’s William P.…

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December 2014

Cultural Capsules: An International Art and Design Exhibition

December 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 15, 2015

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Human perceptions of place are shaped by internal influences such as memory, desire, and the senses, as well as by external cultural forces such as history and the media. Cultural capsules is an international exhibition featuring artwork to tell the…

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Cultural Capsules Opening Reception

December 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Human perceptions of place are shaped by internal influences such as memory, desire, and the senses, as well as by external cultural forces such as history and the media. Cultural capsules is an international exhibition featuring artwork to tell the…

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Jamaica Center BID Reading Series

December 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Center BID is proud to present the 1st annual Jamaica Center Reading Series! The ten day reading series will provide an opportunity for local writers, readers, poets, and residents to participate in a community event that showcases New…

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January 2015

Quilting Our Personal Expressions

January 30, 2015
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Quilt-N-Queens is a southeast Queens based group of African American women who share a passion for the art of quilt making. This exhibit will showcase the various personal view points of each individual artist through their ability to create the…

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The Untold Epic Story: African Heritage of NY State in Living History

January 30, 2015
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The story is an interdisciplinary art exhibit, engaging audiences in a sophisticated educational theatre performance, in the tradition of the African Griot. With a robust, interactive tactile experience, the audience is taken through a spectacular journey to explore, examine, and…

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Memory

January 30, 2015
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Ms. Hazel Louise Woods-Sanders collection will adorn the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning as she will be memorialized though this contribution of art. Exhibit Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00…

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February 2015

Y Roads Open House

February 3, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Y Roads is a partnership between the Greater YMCA of New York and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow that is designed to support young people who are neither employed nor in school get themselves on a path to success. The Young…

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Quilting Our Personal Expressions Opening Reception

February 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Quilt-N-Queens is a southeast Queens based group of African American women who share a passion for the art of quilt making. This exhibit will showcase the various personal view points of each individual artist through their ability to create the…

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The Black That I Am

February 25, 2015
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$25

The Black That I Am explores questions on issues of blackness, gender, sexuality, and nationalism. It is the personal journey of a black Caribbean immigrant navigating various foreign territories and feeling attached and non-attached throughout. Each monologue is intended to…

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JCAL Youth Dance Company

February 28, 2015 @ 2:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning will be holding auditions for it's youth dance company, on February 28th. 

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March 2015

In Situ: Women Artists in Place

March 6, 2015
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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In celebration of Women's History Month, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning proudly presents an art exhibition featuring ten women artists: Nicole Awai, Lenore Brown, Nina Buxenbaum, Mildred Borras, Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks, Kimberly Mayhorn, Anh Nguyen, Alexandria Smith, André St.…

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Opening Reception for “In Situ: Women Artists in Place”

March 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Don't miss the opening reception for "In Situ: Women Artists in Place". In celebration of Women's History Month, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning proudly presents an art exhibition featuring ten women artists: Nicole Awai, Lenore Brown, Nina Buxenbaum,…

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JCAL Art Center Workshops Begin!

March 7, 2015
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Interested in the arts? Have kids who are interested in the arts? Then sign up for JCAL's spring workshops!  

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The Jamaica Arts Leaders Program

March 11, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is looking for visionary artists & thinkers to be part of the next big arts scene unfolding in the southeast Queens neighborhood of Jamaica. What is this all about? Jamaica. The next exuberant art…

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April 2015

The Jamaica Arts Leaders Program

April 8, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is looking for visionary artists & thinkers to be part of the next big arts scene unfolding in the southeast Queens neighborhood of Jamaica. What is this all about? Jamaica. The next exuberant art…

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In Situ Artist Highlight – Lenore Browne

April 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
Free

Lenore Browne is a native New Yorker and has resided in Harlem for over 30 years. Upon receiving her first manual film camera after her high school graduation, Lenore grew a passion for taking photos and creating black and white…

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In Situ Artist Highlight – Nina Buxenbaum Artist Talk

April 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Nina Buxenbaum was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to a politically active, multi-racial household. She began her work as an exploration of images of African American women in our society.  She uses the "Topsy-Turvy doll" as a metaphor of…

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IN SITU – “A Talk with the Artists”

April 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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In celebration of Women's History Month, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning proudly presents a visual arts exhibition featuring ten women artists. The exhibit IN SITU, is currently on display in the JCAL Miller Gallery and will remain on…

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May 2015

IN SITU – “A Talk with the Artists”

May 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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In celebration of Women's History Month, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning proudly presents a visual arts exhibition featuring ten women artists. The exhibit IN SITU, is currently on display in the JCAL Miller Gallery and will remain on…

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Gun Country

May 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Don't miss this special performance and true stories from those whose lives have been touched by guns!

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Gun Country

May 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Don't miss this special performance and true stories from those whose lives have been touched by guns!

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“In Situ” Closing Reception

May 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning proudly presented an art exhibition featuring ten women artists: Nicole Awai, Lenore Brown, Nina Buxenbaum, Mildred Borras, Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks, Kimberly Mayhorn, Anh Nguyen, Alexandria Smith, André St.…

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June 2015

Metempsychosis: Transmigration of the Soul

June 4, 2015
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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This exhibition is co-presented in partnership between Queens College and the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. It showcases three students in mixed media, primarily ceramics. The installations are inspired by the Daghlian Collection of Chinese Arts in Queens College,…

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The Delightful Festival: African (Nigerian) Delights

June 5, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Delightful Festival is a celebration of the immigrant communities that make Jamaica such a vibrant place to live and work. Join us as we kick off the festival with African Delights. To be followed on subsequent June weekends by…

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The Delightful Festival: African (Ghanaian) Delights

June 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Delightful Festival is a celebration of the immigrant communities that make Jamaica such a vibrant place to live and work. Join us as we kick off the festival with African Delights. To be followed on subsequent June weekends by…

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The Delightful Festival: Asian (Indian) Delights

June 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Delightful Festival — African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights and Latino Delights — is a celebration of the immigrant communities that make Jamaica such a vibrant place to live and work. Join us for this June series that celebrates…

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The Delightful Festival: Asian (Bangladeshi) Delights

June 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Delightful Festival — African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights and Latino Delights — is a celebration of the immigrant communities that make Jamaica such a vibrant place to live and work. Join us for this June series that celebrates…

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The Delightful Festival: Caribbean (Haitian) Delights

June 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Delightful Festival — African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights and Latino Delights — is a celebration of the immigrant communities that make Jamaica such a vibrant place to live and work. Join us for this June series that celebrates…

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The Delightful Festival: Caribbean (Jamaican) Delights

June 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Delightful Festival — African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights and Latino Delights — is a celebration of the immigrant communities that make Jamaica such a vibrant place to live and work. Join us for this June series that celebrates…

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September 2015

Artists Co-Op II

September 10, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Once a membership based program, Artists Co-Op has been reborn as JCAL's annual exhibition featuring local and emerging artists. Featuring Salimah Ali, Sharela Bonfield, Luis Caraos, Joyce Chen, Carol Crawford, Karen Fitzgerald, Jean Foos, Linda Ganjian, Mary Giancoli, Marvenia Knight,…

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October 2015

Building Community Capacity

October 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs' new initiative, Building Community Capacity, takes a collaborative and comprehensive approach to building cultural capacity in targeted low-income neighborhoods. Please RSVP to cbinfo@culture.nyc.gov by Thursday, October 8.

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AOL Exhibit [II]: What’s Your Art?

October 27, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

V.O.Y.C.E. Inc. and The Jamaica Center Business Improvement District are pleased to present "AOL Exhibit : What's Your Art?" Send submissions to voyceincorporated@gmail.com.

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November 2015

Lincoln Center Education: Shine & The Moonbeams

November 7, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Lincoln Center is pleased to partner with the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning to bring engaging performances, workshops, and programs from its resident organizations to children and families in Queens. Come out to enjoy “Shine & The Moonbeams”. Recommended…

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Chamber Music Society: Chamber Music Beginnings – Musical Moods

November 21, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Lincoln Center is pleased to partner with the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning to bring engaging performances, workshops, and programs from its resident organizations to children and families in Queens. Come out to enjoy the Chamber Music Society’s “Chamber…

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December 2015

Southeast Queens Grant Fair for Artists

December 2, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. is pleased to present a Southeast Queens Grant Fair for Artists. Come and earn about grants and opportunities available to artists in Queens. A panel discussion will include representatives from the New York…

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Artists Co-op Opportunity

December 5, 2015
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Once a membership based project, JCAL's Artists Co-op has been reborn as the center's annual exhibition featuring emerging artists from around the borough. Submissions are being accepted now through March 1st.

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January 2016

The Jamaica Arts Leaders Town Hall

January 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Join the Jamaica Arts Leaders* for the Jamaica Arts Leaders Town Hall. Hosted in partnership with JCAL, the Town Hall gives a public voice to what artists need in Jamaica by engaging the community in conversation, shining a light on the community's…

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James Sanders’ Southeast Queens Artist Circle

January 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. is pleased to present a Southeast Queens Artist Circle. Come on out to learn about grants and opportunities available to artists in Queens. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Jihan Joseph at (718)…

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February 2016

Black Royals

February 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2016

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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On loan from the African American Museum of Nassau County, this exhibit shows images of Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, also known as the "grandmother of European royalty" and 400 years earlier, Queen Philippa of Hainault who was mother of…

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WEUSI.com

February 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 24, 2016

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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This exhibit showcases work by WEUSI Artist Collective members. Reminiscent of the Black Arts Movement, the selected work highlights the continuing relevance of African American imagery in a more contemporary context. WEUSI.com artists include: Che Baraka / Stanwyck E. Cromwell…

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The Delightful Festival – African (Ghanaian) Delights

February 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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A Better Jamaica is pleased to announce the return of The Delightful Festival! This year's Delightful Festival (http://www.thedelightfulfestival.com) kicks off with African (Ghanaian) Delights. Join us as we celebrate the cultural contributions Jamaica's Ghanaian immigrant community with: an hour of delightful…

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WEUSI.com Reception

February 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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This exhibit showcases work by WEUSI Artist Collective members. Reminiscent of the Black Arts Movement, the selected work highlights the continuing relevance of African American imagery in a more contemporary context. WEUSI.com artists include: Che Baraka / Stanwyck E. Cromwell…

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Ghosts of Amistad

February 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Join us as we explore the Amistad slave ship rebellion 177 years later with a screening of the documentary film, based on Marcus Rediker's The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking-Penguin, 2012). This film documents his…

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Weusi.com Artist Talk

February 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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This exhibit showcases work by WEUSI Artist Collective members. Reminiscent of the Black Arts Movement, the selected work highlights the continuing relevance of African American imagery in a more contemporary context. WEUSI.com artists include: Che Baraka / Stanwyck E. Cromwell…

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March 2016

The Delightful Festival: Caribbean (Jamaican) Delights

March 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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A Better Jamaica is pleased to present the next evening of The Delightful Festival! Join us on the evening of Saturday, March 12th for Caribbean (Jamaican) Delights. We'll celebrate the cultural contributions of Jamaica's immigrant community with: an hour of…

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April 2016

JamaicaFlux: Workspaces and Windows 2016 Opening Day Schedule

April 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Jamaica Flux 2016 is a large-scale exhibition of research-driven, site-specific art installed in everyday locations along Jamaica Avenue. The nineteen commissioned artists and groups include: hannes bend, Adam Brent, Aurora De Armendi, Ayana Evans, Nicholas Fraser, Samantha Holmes, Anna Lise…

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July 2016

First Friday Residency Series

July 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 7, 2016

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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All local visual and performing artists are invited to attend the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning's First Friday Residency Series and to apply for one month of free studio space. Apply online at http://www.jcal.org. Attend the free public receptions…

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Artists Co-op III

July 17, 2016
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Artists Co-op III is Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning’s third annual exhibition of work by artists who are based in Queens. Selected by a panel of fellow artists through an open call, Artists Co-op III aims to showcase the…

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August 2016

Bernice Johnson Reunion 2016 Workshops

August 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$35 – $75

Alumni and Friends of the Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center are getting together for a day of festivities, fun and family! Join them! There will be something for everyone: workshops, panel discussion, lunch, class photos, mix and mingle, performances, an…

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September 2016

JCAL ACW (Art Center Workshop) Open House & Registration

September 10, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The ACW Open House invites the community to tour the dance studios, art classrooms, and Black Box Theater within the 5 floors of our historically landmarked building. Performance and demonstrations by our Fall instructors, will be held throughout the day,…

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Emmett Wigglesworth: It is Not Enough to See, One must See Through to Find Truth

September 16, 2016
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating until November 25, 2016

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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JCAL is proud to present a solo exhibition by artist Emmett Wigglesworth. This retrospective includes paintings, silkscreens, oil pastels, and sculpture from a career spanning over six decades, and a newly commissioned piece for JCAL. Composed of a 10' canvas…

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Opening Reception for Emmett Wigglesworth Exhibition

September 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is proud to present a solo exhibition by Queens-based artist Emmett Wigglesworth. This retrospective includes paintings, silkscreens, oil pastels, and sculpture from a career spanning over six decades, cumulating in a newly commissioned piece…

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La Casita

September 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Partnering with Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc, JCAL presents La Casita, an afternoon of dance, music, and spoken word in the neighborhood. Poet Rich Villar hosts, with performances by Nano Stern (Chilean Music) and Spirit Ensemble (African Diaspora dance workshop and performance).…

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Queens Council on the Arts 2017 Queens Arts Fund Information Session

September 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) announces the 2017 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) funding cycle that supports the hard work and contributions of the borough’s creative citizens with grants for their programming. Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations producing cultural…

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October 2016

Emmett Wigglesworth Artist Talk & Demonstration

October 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is proud to present a solo exhibition by Queens-based artist Emmett Wigglesworth. This retrospective includes paintings, silkscreens, oil pastels, and sculpture from a career spanning over six decades, cumulating in a newly commissioned piece…

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Thursday Night Jazz at JCAL – Rob Reddy’s Bechet: Our Contemporary

October 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

Rob Reddy's Bechet: Our Contemporary is an ensemble whose repertoire is based on the legacy, life and music of the American soprano saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Sidney Bechet. Reddy will be joined by trumpeter John Carlson, trombonist Josh Roseman, violinist Charlie…

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Saturday Dance Workshops w/ Dance Theatre of Harlem at JCAL

October 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 19, 2016

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$200 – $560

JCAL partners with Dance Theatre of Harlem Dancing Through Barriers' Arts Education Program to provide dance workshops for Saturdays this Fall for students ages 9 yrs old and up; intermediate to advance levels. Advanced beginner level students are welcome to join!…

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November 2016

First Friday Residency Series

November 4, 2016 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The JCAL First Friday Residency Series aims to provide an inviting and nurturing environment for artists in need of a platform to exhibit their work. Musicians, Poets & Writers, Performers, Visual Artists are welcome to submit concepts of unfinished work…

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Thursday Night Jazz at JCAL – Veronica Nunn

November 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

Neo Jazz artist Veronica Nunn's original work additionally incorporates elements of soul and R&B in order to produce something uniquely her own. She believes that all music is emotion based, and uses her music to express her own emotions and…

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Emmett Wigglesworth in Conversation w/ Christie Mitchell

November 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Please join artist Emmett Wigglesworth in Conversation w/ Christie Mitchell. Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is proud to present a solo exhibition by Queens-based artist Emmett Wigglesworth. This retrospective includes paintings, silkscreens, oil pastels, and sculpture from a career spanning…

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Jamaica Is…Focus Groups: Artists

November 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Department of Cultural Affairs Building Community Capacity Program of Southeast Queens (AKA Jamaica Is...) will be hosting focus groups in different locations around Jamaica, Queens to learn about your experiences and needs in the arts and culture to inform…

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December 2016

Undissed and Very Able

December 2, 2016
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating until January 14, 2017

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) will be presenting Undissed and Very Able, a photography exhibition created by the members of the Progressive Visions Photo Club. Based in Woodside, Queens, the Progressive Visions Photo Club is made up of a…

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Female Adapter

December 2, 2016
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating until January 6, 2017

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) is proud to present a solo exhibition by multimedia artist Faith Holland as the culmination of her yearlong New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Studio Residency Program in partnership with JCAL. Holland…

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“Undissed and Very Able” Opening Reception

December 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) will be presenting Undissed and Very Able, a photography exhibition created by the members of the Progressive Visions Photo Club. Based in Woodside, Queens, the Progressive Visions Photo Club is made up of a…

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First Fridays

December 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The JCAL First Friday Residency Series aims to provide an inviting and nurturing environment for artists in need of a platform to exhibit their work. Musicians, Poets & Writers, Performers, Visual Artists are welcome to submit concepts of unfinished work to be refined…

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Thursday Night Jazz at JCAL – Kanoa Mendenhall Trio

December 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

Kanoa Mendenhall grew up listening to jazz, and was highly influenced by her father, jazz pianist Eddie Mendenhall. By age thirteen, she was playing regularly in the Monterey and San Francisco Bay areas, and has recorded and/or performed with musicians…

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State Senator James Sanders’ Housing Conference

December 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) will host a housing conference where attendees can: - Get important updates about affordable housing and other developments re-shaping Jamaica - Learn how to apply for affordable housing in New York…

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JCAL Holiday House Party 2016

December 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Calling all artists! One and all are invited to attend the JCAL Holiday House Party 2016. RSVP to house party@jcal.org

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EtM Choreographer + Composer Public Program: Ursula Eagly + Cenk Ergün

December 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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This is the first public program for the 2016-17 EtM Choreographer + Composer Residencies in partnership with Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. Queens-based choreographer Ursula Eagly and NYC composer Cenk Ergun's collaboration is described as "extreme bubblegum dance tunes…

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