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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

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January 2018

An Art Exhibition for the Culture

January 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 6, 2018

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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VOYCE is pleased to present "An Art Exhibition for the Culture" like no other. Join them! Artists interested in having their work exhibited should contact [email protected] by December 26th.

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JCAL’s First Fridays: Exposing Politics: A Play of Acts (All Political)

January 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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With a new administration and all the bells and whistles in flux, Exposing Politics: A Play of Acts (all political) puts this in flux political atmosphere in context and perspective, which is taken to a new level of style and…

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Thursday Night Jazz: The Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

January 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

Immanuel Wilkins is an American Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, and Band Leader. While growing up in the Philadelphia area, he played in his church and dedicated himself to teaching jazz music in places such as the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing…

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MLK Honors 2018

January 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Atiles & Associates is pleased to present MLK Honors 2018. Join them as they honor remnants of "The Dream" among us. This year's honorees include: Carl Clay, Black Spectrum Theater; Donald Atkins, The Eagle Academy; Jacques Leandre, Rosedale Jets; Adrienne…

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February 2018

JCAL First Fridays: Hooray for Hollywood: Songs of the Glamorous Life

February 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Explore the music of Frank Loesser, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Maury Yeston with cabaret artist Jackie Schiffer! Developed a love for the stage early-on, Jackie Schiffer is a versatile actor, singer, and arts educator, who has appeared on many of…

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Thursday Night Jazz: Earprint

February 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

With an ear aimed firmly toward the underground, EARPRINT is a four-part chordless creative collective who make music that is at least nominally for listening. Though they’re not out to save the world, or even modern jazz, they aim to…

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Jerome Foundation’s New Artist Fellowship at JCAL Info Session

February 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Please join Jerome Foundation’s President Ben Cameron for an overview of this NEW Artist Fellowship program! Please rsvp to attend at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DRMX6RN To find the guidelines, access the application, and more, go to: https://www.jeromefdn.org/apply/artist-fellowship Application Deadline: Tuesday, May…

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March 2018

JCAL First Fridays: No Rest In This Skin + Oxana Chi & Layla Zami + J. Expressions Popup Bookshop

March 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Celebrating the upcoming International Women’s Day, March First Friday lines up four inspiring female artists from diverse backgrounds: Takia “Judah” Parham, a United States Army Combat Veteran, theatre artist and poet, will present her poem where she seeks to expose…

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The Delightful Festival: Caribbean (Jamaican) Delights

March 3, 2018 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latino Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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Thursday Night Jazz: Maria Grand

March 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Upon her moving to New York City in 2011, Maria Grand quickly became the protégée of legendary musicians such as Billy Harper, Antoine Roney, as well as NEA Jazz Master Von Freeman. In just a few years, she became one…

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Caribbean (Trinidadian) Delights

March 10, 2018 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latino Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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The Delightful Festival: Asian (Indian) Delights

March 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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April 2018

JCAL First Fridays: Ida & Vuelta: Basilio Georges

April 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Tonight’s riveting performance comes to you in the form of “Ida y Vuelta” or “Round Trip”, a modern style of flamenco dance. Over the past 30 years, modern flamenco has been influenced and has incorporated elements of syncopation, jazz and…

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The Delightful Festival: Asian (Filipino) Delights

April 7, 2018 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latino Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica’s vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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Thursday Night Jazz: Adam O’Farill

April 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Adam O'Farill was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Born to a deep musical legacy- his grandfather, the legendary Afro-Cuban composer/arranger, Chico O'Farrill, his father, the GRAMMY award-winning pianist/composer/activist Arturo O'Farrill, and his mother, pianist and educator Alison Deane- O'Farrill…

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The Delightful Festival: African (Ghanaian) Delights

April 14, 2018 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latino Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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The Delightful Festival: African (Nigerian) Delights

April 21, 2018 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latino Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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The Delightful Festival: Latino (Dominican) Delights

April 28, 2018 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latino Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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Peace & Love

April 30, 2018
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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As we travel through time and space in this fragile world, the events of today make it clear that in order to survive we must take the road less traveled. It is my belief that artists are the ones who…

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May 2018

JCAL First Fridays: eSKay Arts Collective

May 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The eSKay Arts Collective is a collaboration of artists who share resources to exploit their talents and support each other. Founded by Shannon Reynolds and Kelly Flansburg in 2016 they’ve already reached a high level of success performing around the…

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The Delightful Festival: Latino (Cuban) Delights

May 5, 2018 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latino Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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Thursday Night Jazz: Sam Harris

May 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Sam grew up in Dallas, Texas. He studied classical piano with Janet Jones and competed regularly on the local and statewide level. While attending Booker T. Washington High School for the Arts, he discovered jazz and began taking lessons with…

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A Raisin in the Sun

May 31, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Walter and Ruth Younger, their son Travis, along with Walter's mother Lena (Mama) and Walter's sister Beneatha, live in poverty in a dilapidated one-bedroom apartment on Chicago's south side. Walter is barely making a living as a limousine driver. Though…

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June 2018

JCAL First Fridays: Tom Do Brasil (Sound of Brazil)

June 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Clarinetist and singer Kristen Mather de Andrade will perform our favorite Brazilian music along with the best Brazilian musicians in the NY. Andrade founded the group Tom do Brasil in 2012 to study the Portuguese language but branched out via…

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Thursday Night Jazz: An Evening of Carnatic Music

June 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Featuring three emerging virtuosos in Carnatic music; Roopa Mahadevan on vocal, Anjna Swaminathan on violin, and Abhinav Seetharaman on mridangam, this concert promises to bring you the authentic Carnatic music experience. Roopa Mahadevan is a versatile vocalist rooted in South…

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July 2018

JCAL Musical Summer Camp 2018

July 9, 2018
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$200

Spend your summertime putting on a show! With this morning drama intensive camp, you can be a part of building it all from scratch. Write the story, act out the characters, and sing and dance your heart out. Hone your…

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September 2018

Social Justice Art Exhibit (Through October 4th)

September 14, 2018 - October 4, 2018
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Council Member Rory I. Lancman -- in conjunction with a cadre of other elected officials -- is pleased to present a Social Justice Art Exhibit. Feature artists include: Wanda Best; Rochdale Village Art Class; Kulwant Bain; Chrystal Ice; Johnathan Hendrickson;…

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Social Justice Art Exhibit

September 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Council Member Rory I. Lancman -- in conjunction with a cadre of other elected officials -- is pleased to present a Social Justice Art Exhibit. Feature artists include: Wanda Best; Rochdale Village Art Class; Kulwant Bain; Chrystal Ice; Johnathan Hendrickson;…

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Making Moves Dance Festival – Community Build Program

September 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Entering its 9th year, the expanded 2-day multi-stage/multi-site Making Moves Dance Festival presents emerging and established choreographers and dance companies performing original works and offering master workshops, showcases and discussion session. Artist Workshops, Showcases, Round-table Discussions, and Professional Development

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October 2018

Bright is the Ring of Words

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 6, 2018

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$22

Jack Austin aspires to be the world's greatest composer, but what is the price that needs to be paid for such greatness? Can any relationship survive, or any person live up to the dreams of an enigma run wild? Writer:…

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Bright is the Ring of Words

October 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 6, 2018

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$22

Jack Austin aspires to be the world's greatest composer, but what is the price that needs to be paid for such greatness? Can any relationship survive, or any person live up to the dreams of an enigma run wild? Writer:…

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Bright is the Ring of Words

October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 6, 2018

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$22

Jack Austin aspires to be the world's greatest composer, but what is the price that needs to be paid for such greatness? Can any relationship survive, or any person live up to the dreams of an enigma run wild? Writer:…

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Bright is the Ring of Words

October 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 6, 2018

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$22

Jack Austin aspires to be the world's greatest composer, but what is the price that needs to be paid for such greatness? Can any relationship survive, or any person live up to the dreams of an enigma run wild? Writer:…

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Morgan Guerin

October 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Multi-Instrumentalist Morgan Guerin is currently studying at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Before starting college, Morgan was a member of the Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra and has performed at the Atlanta Jazz Festival annually since 2011. Morgan…

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November 2018

Savoy! Dancing Through the Swing Era

November 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Take on a journey through the swing era following Lillian Carlyle, an inspiring dancer from Hollywood. Tap your feet to authentic vintage fashions and jazz music from the 1920-40s by Big Band greats such as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman…

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Sasha Berliner

November 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Sasha Berliner is a musician, composer, producer, and band leader from San Francisco, CA. Sasha started playing drums at eight years old. She pursued a jazz emphasis at her high school, Oakland School for the Arts, where she picked up…

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December 2018

Caroline Davis’ Heart Tonic

December 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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For the past four years, saxophonist/composer Caroline Davis has been tied up in matters of the heart. Her focus is multi-tiered, however. There are the metaphorical facets, including her feelings about her recent relocation to New York from her longtime…

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January 2019

The Artists Co-Op 2018

January 5, 2019
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) proudly presents ARTISTS CO-OP 2018. Once a membership based program, JCAL's Artist Co-Op has been reborn as the center's annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and…

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The Artists Co-Op 2018: Closing Reception and Talk

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) proudly presents ARTISTS CO-OP 2018. Once a membership based program, JCAL’s Artist Co-Op has been reborn as the center’s annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and…

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Nick Dunston’s Atlantic Extraction

January 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Nick Dunston is a bassist, composer, scholar, and cross-disciplinary collaborator. His performances have spanned a variety of venues and festivals across countries in North America and Europe. He's performed with artists such as Tyshawn Sorey, Matt Wilson, Jeff Lederer, Amirtha…

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JCAL Winter/Spring Registration (Classes Begin January 12th)

January 12, 2019
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Every Saturday, students of all ages converge at JCAL to attend its diverse arts classes. JCAL's School of the Arts help students pursue creative expression, passionate learning and artistic development. We offer more than 40 different classes for children, teens,…

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Tap w/ Omar Edwards

January 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The legendary tap dancer Omar Edwards will be offering a free tap class on Saturday as part of JCAL's School of the Arts programs. Omar Edwards and the K 360 Club Band will be appearing in JCAL's Headliner Series on April…

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February 2019

Jazz with Keith Jordan

February 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Born in Brooklyn, raised in Jamaica, Queens, jazz musician Keith Jordan writes, produces and perform music in the tri-state area. He also teaches music at Francis Lewis High School in Queens. “I used to go to Queens College and get…

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Kassoumaii an African Cultural Celebration Kevin McEwen and Kofago Dance Ensemble

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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10:00 am Afrobeat kids class (7 and up) 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Traditional West African Dance class (teen and up) 6:00 - 6:45 Kofago Dance Ensemble showcase and talk back with Kevin McEwen. West African dance and culture (Senegal…

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Jasper Dütz

February 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Multi-instrumentalist, gamer, and composer Jasper Dütz aims to project and promote creative sincerity not only in music, but in all mediums of art. As a performer, he seeks to push the boundaries of all his instruments and speak with a…

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CEP’s 4th Annual Love is L.O.V.E. Benefit

February 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10 – $20

The Caribbean Equality Project is hosting its 4th annual Love is L.O.V.E.: Living Our Values Equally benefit, a celebration of Queer Caribbean love and liberations at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, This dynamic event will showcase the intersections…

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March 2019

International Women’s Month Celebration

March 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Join JCAL to celebrate the International Women’s Month with three female spoken words artists Joanne T. Dolman, Selina Hernandez, and Cassandra Nwokah! Joanne is a Philippine-American stage performer, writer and spoken word who will perform her poems that investigate racism;…

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The Delightful Festival: Asian (Indian) Delights

March 23, 2019 @ 6:15 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latinx Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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Spring Into the Arts w/ JCAL

March 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$50

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) invites you to Spring into the Arts, JCAL’s first Spring Fundraiser and Art Auction on March 29, 2019, from 7–10pm, to raise dedicated funds for our scholarship program. Works from Margaret Rose Vendryes’…

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The Delightful Festival: Caribbean (Jamaican) Delights

March 30, 2019 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latinx Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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April 2019

JCAL First Fridays: Rising Stars of Classical Music

April 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Donations Welcome

Program: LiYu Chen - Bach Sonata No. 2 in D minor Allemande and Corrente LiYu Chen - Elgar Salut d’amour LiYu Chen - Sarasate Zigeunerweisen Qing Yu Chen and Li Yu Chen - Leclair Sonata No. 5 for two violins…

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The Delightful Festival: Caribbean (Guyanese) Delights

April 6, 2019 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latinx Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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Abdulrahman Amer

April 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Abdulrahman Amer, a trombonist and composer, is attending the Manhattan School of Music (class of 2019) on a full scholarship. Abdulrahman, named a 2016 jazz finalist in Youngarts, is currently an alumnus of the Banff Jazz Workshop for creative music…

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The Delightful Festival: African (Nigerian) Delights

April 13, 2019 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latinx Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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21 in ’21

April 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Please join Elizabeth Crowley and "21 in '21" on April 15th in South East Queens for a panel discussion on diversity with Council Member Adrienne Adams, District Leader Roslin Spigner, & TWU Local 100 Director of Campaigns & Elections Michele Gilliam. We’ll also be joined by…

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The Delightful Festival: Caribbean (Trinidadian) Delights

April 20, 2019 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latinx Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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Janessa Clark: I Shall Ride This Storm into the Ocean

April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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I Shall Ride this Storm into the Ocean is a solo work for one woman. Journeying deep into themes of feminism, identity, gender roles, agency, subjugation, and perseverance one dance will enter into the ring embodying and articulating a banner…

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The Delightful Festival: Latinx (Puerto Rican) Delights

April 27, 2019 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latinx Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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Emmett Wigglesworth: Jazz…Rhythm & Blues…Gospel Music…to make you see…with written notes from a trip around the world

April 30, 2019
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Resident of Jamaica Queens for more than 20 years, Emmett Wigglesworth is a muralist, painter, sculptor, fabric designer and poet who has been creating for over six decades. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, where he attended the College of Art…

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May 2019

Spring Into Action! Writers Empowerment Series

May 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

Spring Into Action! Writers Empowerment Series is an interactive panel discussion with authors, Guy Jazzy Rainey and Julia D. Shaw. Hear their perspectives on writing, get tips on publishing, principals of success and overcoming obstacles. There will be an interactive…

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The Delightful Festival: Latinx (Colombian) Delights

May 4, 2019 @ 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 Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latinx Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and…

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Mother’s Day Movie & Dinner

May 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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New York State Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman invites you to join her for a celebration of the incredible mothers in our community. Join her for a Mothers Day Movie & Dinner. Seating is limited. Please RSVP at (718) 723-5412.

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Shooter

May 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 13, 2019

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
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ACP Jamaica Awardee Y? Guyadin invites all to join his creative team for open runs of his in-progress project, Shooter, an experimental theatre project in which participants confront the complex power dynamics between victim and perpetrator, role-playing as the “shooter”…

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College Access Workshops

May 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is pleased to announce the kick-off of its College Access Workshops. Join them so you can: meet distinguished alumni; meet former admissions officers; dispel "myths" about the application process; get a better understanding…

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Shooter

May 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 13, 2019

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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ACP Jamaica Awardee Y? Guyadin invites all to join his creative team for open runs of his in-progress project, Shooter, an experimental theatre project in which participants confront the complex power dynamics between victim and perpetrator, role-playing as the “shooter”…

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Shooter

May 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 13, 2019

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

ACP Jamaica Awardee Y? Guyadin invites all to join his creative team for open runs of his in-progress project, Shooter, an experimental theatre project in which participants confront the complex power dynamics between victim and perpetrator, role-playing as the “shooter”…

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June 2019

Grand Opening and Reception for JCAL’s CO-WORK Space

June 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) proudly announces the opening of its newly refurbished artist Co-Work space! JCAL renovated its recently vacated 5th floor space and turned it into an affordable co-working space for local artists, creatives, and…

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Shooter

June 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 13, 2019

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

ACP Jamaica Awardee Y? Guyadin invites all to join his creative team for open runs of his in-progress project, Shooter, an experimental theatre project in which participants confront the complex power dynamics between victim and perpetrator, role-playing as the “shooter”…

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JCAL First Fridays: Pride Month Celebration

June 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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This Pride Month First Friday performance will present the new works by multimedia performance artist, videomaker Tara Mateik and choreographer, dancer Brandon Coleman. Tara’s new project “Without a Cigarette and a Blindfold” returns to the set of Jackie Susann's Valley…

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Shooter

June 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 13, 2019

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

ACP Jamaica Awardee Y? Guyadin invites all to join his creative team for open runs of his in-progress project, Shooter, an experimental theatre project in which participants confront the complex power dynamics between victim and perpetrator, role-playing as the “shooter”…

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Kalia Vandever

June 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

Kalia Vandever is a trombonist, composer, and educator living in Brooklyn. She recently received her BA in Jazz Studies from The Juilliard School in 2017. Music has taken her to Austria, Italy, and Australia as well as many cities throughout…

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July 2019

Milford Graves Full Mantis

July 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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Jason Moran & Tyshawn Sorey

July 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$20

The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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Camille Thurman w/ the Darrell Green Trio

July 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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Giveton Gelin

July 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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Jonathan Finlayson

July 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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Tomoko Omura

July 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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Chris Morrissey

July 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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Jarawa Brian Gray

July 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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Flamenco Latino

July 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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Roopa Mahadevan

July 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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Pheeroan akLaff

July 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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September 2019

JCAL School of the Arts Open House

September 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Come to experience #jcal's School of the Arts in dance, acting, voice, keyboard, guitar, digital arts, studio art, ceramic art, and cartooning. ALL FREE!

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October 2019

Where-In: Ifeatuanya (Ify) Chiejina + Julian Phillips

October 10, 2019
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 9, 2019

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) presents the Where-in: 2019 ARTWorks, Inc Two Fellow Artist-in-Residence Show featuring the works of Ifeatuanya (Ify) Chiejina and Julian Louis Phillips. These two fellow artists were participants in FY19 ARTWorks, Inc., a professional…

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2nd Thursday Night Jazz at JCAL w/ Tivon Pennicott

October 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

He has collaborated with such visionaries as Roy Hargrove and his RH Factor project, and Ari Hoenig as a core member of his band and key player on The Pauper & the Magician (AH-HA, 2016) and NY Standard (Fresh Sound…

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Monstah Black – “Workshop for Professional Artists”

October 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Monstah Black teaches movement material based on phrases in development for The Illustrious Blacks 2020 tour and future projects.

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Where-In: Ifeatuanya (Ify) Chiejina + Julian Phillips

October 24, 2019
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 9, 2019

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) presents the Where-in: 2019 ARTWorks, Inc Two Fellow Artist-in-Residence Show featuring the works of Ifeatuanya (Ify) Chiejina and Julian Louis Phillips. These two fellow artists were participants in FY19 ARTWorks, Inc., a professional…

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Non-Profit Networking Mixer

October 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Council Members Adams, Richards and Miller invite you to join them for a non-profit networking mixer. Come out for tips on organizational development, funding and support. For more information, call (718) 971-9089.

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November 2019

Where-In: Ifeatuanya (Ify) Chiejina + Julian Phillips

November 7, 2019
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 9, 2019

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) presents the Where-in: 2019 ARTWorks, Inc Two Fellow Artist-in-Residence Show featuring the works of Ifeatuanya (Ify) Chiejina and Julian Louis Phillips. These two fellow artists were participants in FY19 ARTWorks, Inc., a professional…

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2nd Thursday Night Jazz at JCAL w/ Melvis Santa

November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

Melvis debuted as a solo artist in 2012 with the recording of her album Santa Habana, which was nominated to the CUBADISCO Awards that same year. Based in New York since 2014, she continues to make a mark as a…

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Artist Co-Op 2019

November 25, 2019
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 25, 2020

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) proudly presents ARTIST CO-OP 2019. Once a membership based program, JCAL's Artist Co-Op has been reborn as the center's annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC.…

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Artist Co-Op 2019

November 28, 2019
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 25, 2020

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) proudly presents ARTIST CO-OP 2019. Once a membership based program, JCAL's Artist Co-Op has been reborn as the center's annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC.…

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December 2019

Artist Co-Op 2019

December 12, 2019
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 25, 2020

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) proudly presents ARTIST CO-OP 2019. Once a membership based program, JCAL's Artist Co-Op has been reborn as the center's annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC.…

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2nd Thursday Night Jazz at JCAL w/ The Anna Webber Septet

December 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

Anna Webber is a New York-based flutist, saxophonist, and composer whose interests and work live the overlap between avant-garde jazz and new classical music. Her new album, Clockwise, featuring a septet comprised of several of the most creative musicians working…

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Artist Co-Op 2019

December 26, 2019
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 25, 2020

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) proudly presents ARTIST CO-OP 2019. Once a membership based program, JCAL's Artist Co-Op has been reborn as the center's annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC.…

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January 2020

Artist Co-Op 2019

January 9
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 25, 2020

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) proudly presents ARTIST CO-OP 2019. Once a membership based program, JCAL's Artist Co-Op has been reborn as the center's annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC.…

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2nd Thursday Night Jazz at JCAL w/ Jeremy Dutton

January 9 @ 8:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10

Jeremy Dutton has performed with Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton, Vijay Iyer, Taylor Eigsti, Camila Meza, Jacky Terrasson, Joel Ross, Mike Moreno, Charles Altura, James Francies, Benito Gonzalez, Keyon Harrold, Maria Grand, Matt Stevens, Andre Hayward, Philip Dizack, Matt Penman, Stefon…

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Artist Co-Op 2019

January 23
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 25, 2020

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) proudly presents ARTIST CO-OP 2019. Once a membership based program, JCAL's Artist Co-Op has been reborn as the center's annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC.…

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February 2020

2nd Thursday Night Jazz at JCAL w/ Luis Perdomo

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

Ever since Luis Perdomo came to New York in 1993 from Venezuela, Perdomo has emerged as one of the most in-demand sidemen, appeared in more than 200 records – from Ravi Coltrane to Ray Barretto, and by his six critically-…

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The Transit Series: John Smith – Artist Reception

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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The Transit Series is an exhibition of paintings by John Smith, open from February 1–29, 2020. Miller Gallery public hours are Monday–Saturday, 10AM–6PM. Artist's Statement: "As an artist, I want to be able to communicate my daily experiences of people…

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