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LOVE NOTES

Saturday, December 15, 2018
7:00 PM
$20/General Admission; $15/Students w/ID

"Monty Alexander got a standing ovation before he’d even played a note." -USA Today.

 

This holiday season, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning warmly presents LOVE NOTES, a Jazz piano concert with Monty Alexander. 

 

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New Stories of the Shell-Shocked Nut

Saturday, December 15, 2018
2:00PM

$10/General Admission: $5/Child

The East Village Dance Project works with local Jamaica students to present New Stories of the Shell-Shocked Nut, a new performance that upends the classic structure of E. T. Hoffman's Nutcracker 

taking a war veteran and a wondering child on a journey through memories of New York City.
 

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CRICK! CRACK!

Saturday, January 19, 2019
2:00PM

$10/General Admission; $5/Child

Folk tales of the African diaspora - Caribbean stories that sing, dance & shout!

Our storytelling series brings together the spice and the allure of the African-Caribbean culture, with master storyteller, Michael Manswell, and the cast of Something Positive, Inc.

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JCAL PRESENTS @ JAMAICA ARTS CENTER

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Co-Written: An evening of songs written by young people of color

Friday, December 1, 2018 
7:00 PM 
FREE

Throughout the workshops, each group shares skills and experiences in an effort to arrive at their own unique approach to creating and performing music, while simultaneously proposing new ways of activating community space. The songs that emerge from these workshops seek to empower the youth with a sense of ownership by crediting them as co-writers.  

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Thursday Night Jazz with Caroline Davis' Heart Tonic

Thursday, December 13, 2018
8: 00 PM
General Admission: $10

For the past four years, saxophonist/composer Caroline Davis has been tied up in matters of the heart. There are the metaphorical facets, including her feelings about her recent relocation to New York from her longtime home in Chicago and the emotional rigors of navigating the path of an itinerant musician within the City’s bustling jazz scene.

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Bright is the Ring of Words

Wednesday through Saturday
October 3 - October 6, 2018, 7:00 PM

Admission: $22

Writer: Book, Lyrics, and Music by Zack Aretakis
Director: Marcus S. Daniel


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?

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GUEST PRESENTERS

Hand Drums

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Wedding Cake

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IT CAN HAPPEN HERE

Sunday, September 30, 2018
7:30 - 9:30 PM

Judith Sloan's Artist Commissioning Program project, It Can Happen Here, is a reference to the Sinclair Lewis novel It Can’t Happen Here, which chronicled the fictitious election of a power-hungry politician who stirred up fear by promising a return to patriotism. Judith comes from lineage of Jewish refugees, and growing up, she often heard the phrase “it can’t happen here” in reference to Hitler and the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust. 

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ARTS & EDUCATION

2018-2019 SCHOOL ASSEMBLY 

Our year-long high-quality and diverse program, is carefully chosen to captivate students’ imaginations, empower their innovation, and provide meaningful connections between classroom objectives and the arts. These 50 minutes long performances are great educational and entertainment choices for stay-home parents as well.

 

ALL SHOWS START AT 10:30AM
$7/General Admission; $5/per student (every 8 students receive 1 free chaperon.)

 

A deposit of $50 is required at the time of the reservation. We also accept NYCDOE purchase orders and BOCES contracts.

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SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Every Saturday, students of all ages converge at JCAL to attend its diverse arts classes. Our School of the Arts help students pursue creative expression, passionate learning and artistic development. We offer more than 40 different classes for children, teens, adults & seniors to choose from.

 

Our teaching artists provide exposure to a wide variety of art forms including theater, dance, ceramics, keyboard, cartoon animation and so much more.

Registration for Fall 2018 Semester is now open.

Fall Semester: September 15 - December 8, 2018

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153-10 Jamaica Avenue

Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 658-7400 x 300

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Jamaica Performing Arts Center is located at 

153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432

and is operated by Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) 

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