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Jamaica Performing Arts Center

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153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
(718) 618-6170 http://www.jamaicapac.org

February 2020

The Meeting

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5

Following the bombing of Malcolm X’s home Malcolm and Martin meet in a room inside the historic Theresa Hotel. This riveting play deals with issues that are still relevant today: war, poverty, racism, and the need for Black self-empowerment. They…

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The Meeting

February 1 @ 2:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is pleased to present "The Meeting". The Meeting is an engaging and intelligent play that depicts a fictional account of a secret meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Following…

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The New York Philharmonic’s Very Young People’s Concerts: Strings

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Join Philippe the Penguin and Musicians from the New York Philharmonic to discover different families of instruments that live within an orchestra through games, storytelling, and hands-on music-making in one fun-filled hour and…

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Immigration Stories: Mari Meade Dance Collective

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10 – $15

Mari Meade creates intricate, fully-formed worlds with epic, abstract narratives. Her company is driven by choreographic inspiration but is shaped by interactions with, and contributions from, other art forms. She created immigration stories based on recorded interviews conducted with immigrants,…

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Civil Rights Movements

February 12 @ 10:30 am
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $7

This groundbreaking assembly focuses on student involvement in the American Civil Rights movement through dance, audience participation, and a variety of interactive activities. They tackle racism, segregation, and the struggle for freedom in a safe, family friendly atmosphere of Hip…

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Classical Crossover

February 15 @ 7:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$15 – $20

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning celebration of African Americans in classical music -- with a special tribute to the late operatic superstar, Jessye Norman. Featuring piano virtuoso the Altino Brothers, with special guests -- the soprano twins, Cherisse & Cherissia Williams;…

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Black History Month International Film Festival

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10 – $15

QueensUnderground718 is proud to present the first ever Black History Month International Film Festival. Join them for this momentous occasion. If you have a movie short or movie video that you'd like to submit, you may do so by visiting:

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March 2020

Chivalrous Creativity

March 10 @ 10:30 am
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $7

Celebrate creativity!  In a world that seems dark and scary find the light and how to use it!  Through puppetry the students will explore how their own unique creativity is a force that can change the world one person at…

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April 2020

Wild Kingdom w/ Dance Entropy

April 1 @ 10:30 am
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $7

VG/DE creates interactive dances that encourage creativity, discovery and inquiry among young audience members, engaging them in arts & culture programs in their own neighborhoods and schools. "Wild Kingdom" is a nonsense amalgamation of movement, animal behaviors, facial expressions, and…

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Monstah Black: Crescent Moon Performance, Featuring Cotton and an Intimate Conversation

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $10

World-acclaimed multidisciplinary performing and recording artist, Monstah Black, expertly defies genre and gender, producing fun-drenched creations that fuse his love of dance, music, fashion and the visual arts. As part of his year-long JCAL “Peak Moments” residency, his Crescent Moon…

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May 2020

Caribbean Carnival w/ Carnival Trio

May 21 @ 10:30 am
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5 – $7

Join the Carnival Trio in this highly interactive program. Swing and sway to the music of the islands. Learn about the culture of the Caribbean, the origins of steel drum music, and how the steel drums are constructed from recycled…

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Queensboro Dance Festival

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Free (Reservations Recommended)

JCAL’s is proud to continue its Queens partnerships presenting the Queensboro Dance Festival (QDF), featuring performances by up to 10 QDF Queens-based dance companies encompassing virtually all cultures and styles, including tap, modern, hiphop, flamenco as well as Indian, Colombian,…

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Monstah Black: “Peak Moments” – Finale Extravaganza

May 30
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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TBD

The culmination of Monstah’s year-long JCAL “Peak Moments” residency -- workshops, classes, exhibits and performances -- this eye-popping Finale Extravaganza stars a plethora of models starring Monstah Black, with partner Manchildblack, as The Illustrious Blacks. Inspired by Black’s exhibit installation…

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June 2020

The New York Philharmonic’s Very Young People’s Concerts: Woodwinds

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$5

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Join Philippe the Penguin and Musicians from the New York Philharmonic to discover different families of instruments that live within an orchestra through games, storytelling, and hands-on music-making in one fun-filled hour and…

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