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Live Artist Talk!

Artist Talk:

Process->Project: What Comes Out of Our Sketchbooks.

March 18th, 2021 6pm

Not all artists work or think alike. Join this live-streamed event on March 18th, as artists from Process > Project will talk about their creative process and sketchbook practice. Tune in to see segments from the artists and participate in a live Q&A with the curators, Rejin Leys and Damali Abrams.

"Process->Project: What Comes Out of Our Sketchbooks" is on view online and at JCAL's Miller Gallery until March 20th.

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Riddim Section Presents:


March 24th, 7pm

JCAL's new music series, Riddim Section, continues this month—drawing life directly from the cultures across Queens. This month, Riddim Section presents the Reggae band "Steppaz". The innovative band was established in 2013 to fill a void in the New York entertainment scene. This band offers a diverse and versatile approach to music with their ability to perform Reggae, Jazz, Soul, Pop and everything in between. RSVP for free to watch Steppaz live below!


JCAL Talks

Featuring Rhonda Binda

March 31st, 2021 7pm

On March 31st, 2021 at 7pm, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning will present the second installment of JCAL Talks, a speaker series spotlighting Queens-based thought leaders in arts and culture, education and politics, and civic and community life.

Our featured guest will Rhonda Binda, Deputy Queens Borough President and former executive director of the Jamaica Center BID. Presented as a 60-minute live-stream to JCAL’s YouTube and Facebook platforms, Ms. Binda will be in conversation with JCAL Interim Executive Director Leonard Jacobs, followed by a curated Q&A.

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Open Call: Making Moves Dance Festival 2021 ~ To Life! Deadline: April 17th, 2021

JCAL invites NYC-based dance companies and choreographers to apply via open call for the 12th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival 2021 ~ TO LIFE! (MMDF2021). Submission deadline is April 17th, 2021; early submission is encouraged. MMDF2021 offers paid performance opportunities for 9 choreographers on the outdoor stage of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept.17th, 2021 and Saturday, Sept.18th, 2021. Choreographers working in all dance genres are encouraged to apply.

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2nd Thursday Night Jazz Presents:

Amirtha Kidambi

April 1st 2021 7pm


This month's 2nd Thursday Night Jazz has been rescheduled to April 1st, 7pm. RSVP below to watch Amirtha Kidambi's duo in action.

Amirtha Kidambi is invested in the creation and performance of subversive music, from free improvisation and avant-jazz, to experimental bands and new music. María Grand is a saxophonist, composer, educator, and vocalist.

In this duo, they explore the timbral and expressive combinations of their voices and saxophones through collaborative compositions.


Watch Now: JCAL School Assembly/ Family Matinee Series

A Celebration of Spring

March 15th - March 21st

We're excited to present "A Celebration of Spring", the second program of the JCAL School Assembly/Family Matinee Series. Storyteller Monica Peterson aims to delight listeners with magical tales of seasonal festivities and inspiring stories of national holidays and heroes. In addition, she weaves true accounts of women whose determination and courage altered history. Viewing Link: Password: GiantsandFairies

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JCAL Reading and Discussion

American Politics and Community Today

Next session: March 23rd, 7pm

The first session of our new Reading and Discussion series kicked off last week, sparking an insightful dialogue about politics and the current state of civic thought. We'd love to see you at the next one! The reading material includes works from classic authors like Ralph Ellison, Danielle Allen and Benjamin Kunkel. Register below!

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10 Minute Film Festival

April 16th - April 17th 7:30 pm

JCAL Youtube

The dates are set and RSVPs are open for JCAL's 10 Minute Film Festival. A three-member jury will select films that will be streamed on JCAL's YouTube channel, awarding prizes totaling in over $1000. RSVP for the free event below, or submit your film here.


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