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161-04 Jamaica Ave,
Jamaica, NY 11432, USA

©2018 by Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)

WHAT’S HAPPENING 

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THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ

October 2019 - June 2020, 8:00 PM (one set) $10/General Admission
Jamaica Arts Center. 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
 

The 2019-2020 season series features some of today’s finest international emerging jazz musicians. Opening gig in October is the three-time Grammy Award winner Tivon Pennicott, with season include the best vocalist from Cuba Melvis Santa; the new Avant-garde voice Anna Webber; rising start drummer Jeremy Dutton; amazing improviser and pianist Luis Perdomo; Latvian singer Arta Jekabsone; Jamaican trumpet Giveton Gelin; vibraphonists Chris Dingman; and Thana Alexa, a Croatian jazz singer.

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

FALL SEMESTER

September 14 - December 7, 2019

 

Saturdays at JCAL are days for exploring one’s creative side. JCAL’s School of the Arts offers weekly hour-long classes on everything from ceramics to Hip Hop dance to comic book creation to acting, singing, and so much more. Kids, teens, adults, and seniors all have options to hone their skills and have fun with dance, music, theater, digital arts, and visual arts.   

SATURDAY FAMILY MATINEES

October 2019 - June 2020

Saturday 2:00 PM
$5 for all

 

The Saturday Family Matinee Series provides the family with much-needed quality theatrical and musical experiences. The series aims to introduce young kids to the magic of live performance with shows suitable for the whole family.  

CELEBRATING A CREATIVE JAMAICA
Annual Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7 - 10 PM
at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY

 

Join the Board of Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning for a spectacular evening filled with live performances and special guests.

  

Honoring

Obba Babatundé, Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee

Marilyn Booker, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

and Jumaane D. Williams, Public Advocate of the City of New York

EXHIBITIONS

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OPENING RECEPTION: October 10, 7:00 PM

ARTIST CO-OP 2018

ON VIEW: October 10, 2018  - January 10, 2019

WHERE-IN:

ARTWorks Two Fellow Artist Show 

Oct 10 - Nov 9, 2019 

Artist Reception:

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019, 6 - 9 PM

 

Where-in: 2019 ARTWorks, Inc Two Fellow Artist Show presents the work of Ifeatuanya (Ify) Chiejina and Julian Louis Phillips. The exhibition culminates their creative endeavors and celebrates the work that they have created during their artist-in-residence at JCAL.

ARTIST CO-OP
2019

November 21, 2019  - January 25, 2020

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. The goal of the exhibition seeks to reflect the diversity, talent, and quality of work in the Visual Arts of Queens.

ARTWORKS
Group Show 2019

September 12 - October 5, 2019

Opening Reception:

Thursday, Sept 12, 2019, 6 - 9:00 PM


The inaugural exhibition culminating the first year of the ARTWorks, Inc., a professional development program of an artist residency & training seminar series.

VOLUMES:
Milford Graves

July 12 - August 24, 2019

This exhibit documented Graves'
research into the rhythms of the human heart that so inform his music. The exhibition is organized by the Queens Museum, curated by Sophia Maria Lucas. The installation was originally produced in conjunction with the Queens International 2018, is part of the Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival at the Jamaica Arts Center.

MOODS and EXPRESSIONS

August 23 - September 30, 2018

MOODS AND EXPRESSIONS, A Caribbean Sensation that celebrates Caribbean artists living in metropolitan, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, with some of whom were seen in the documentary film “Plight Of The Caribbean Artists.”

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_NEWEXPERIENCE

May 10 - July 18, 2018

Digital art and design exhibit in partnership with the Cynda Media Lab and the Fashion Institution of Technology.
 

LOVE & PEACE

Feb 15 - April 30, 2018 

EMMETT WIGGLESWORTH

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.

CONTACT US

161-04 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432, USA

(718) 658-7400

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