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Making Moves Dance Festival 2020

Switchin' It Up

September 25 -September 26th


JCAL’s Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 will feature 11 New York City-based professional choreographers, from new and early-career artists to emerging and underrepresented talents.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JCAL will present the 11th annual festival as a virtual experience. Each dance company will deliver its performance, on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, on JCAL’s digital platforms. 


To help you and your families stay active and creative, we are offering #jcalPOPUPclasses online. These programs are geared towards school-aged audiences but are made with all age groups in mind. The classes cover music, dance, art, drama, and STEM.

Visit our Youtube page to view our whole collection of classes!

2nd Thursday Night Jazz

Check out our regular 2nd Thursday Night Jazz, which has continued via live stream. While nothing beats a live performance with in our landmark buildings, it's a chance to support these musicians as they share their music on a more intimate scale.

Watch the most recent Youtube live stream performance by vocalist Thana Alexa.  

Friday Nights @ JAC

Friday Nights @JAC is an incubator series for creative individuals and emerging artists who need a stage to perform to new audiences. This series is supported by Councilman I. Daneek Miller, Dist. 27.


See recent performances by J La Sol, Bria Monet, and Ashley Keiko on our Youtube page.

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Queer Caribbeans of NYC: Stonewall 50

Online Exhibition

August 8 - September 7, 2020

The first-ever multimedia historical retrospective showcasing the racial and cultural intersections of Caribbean LGBTQ rights activists and the diversity of NYC's immigrant history.

Artist Registry

Check out our ongoing, open gallery for artists! The JCAL Artist Registry is online catalog of images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City.


Connection and creativity are vital for building strong communities. American Stories is JCAL's  online platform for snapshots of life and creativity from across the U.S. as well as right here in NYC and Queens. Participate through Instagram or submit through our website.


Get the latest insights and updates on JCAL's programs! Browse through interviews with featured artists and teachers and learn more about our upcoming events.

Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean: A Focus on the Taíno

Monday, June 22, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30PM

A lecture that look at the history, culture, and contemporary issues of the Taíno People. This lecture presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

Puerto Rico Update with Prolibertad

Thu., June 25, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

A panel discussion about the island and its people today, particularly in pandemic period after the disaster. 

Film & Music: Sounds of Siberia

Monday, June 29, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30PM

In this online concert film presentation, viewers will be taken on a journey to the expanse of Siberia by Yuliyana Krivoshapkina and Nachyn Choreve


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Check out our list of COVID-19 Grants and Resources for Artists

Read the latest guidance from the New York City government

Visit your City Councilmember's website for local resources

(Southeast Queens, District 27)

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