Inside scoop: Productions are often in Greek with simultaneous
translation in English.
Address: 26-80 30th St., #B2, Astoria, and www.
JAMAICA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Housed in a converted church that dates to 1858, the Jamaica
Performing Arts Center has a multi-functional, state-of-the-art,
400-seat theater. Built in the early Romanesque revival style and
designed by master carpenter Sidney J. Young with the assistance
of master mason Anders Peterson, the building features a
gabled brick facade with brownstone trim, arched entryways,
asymmetrical towers, and stained glass windows.
JPAC was recently awarded the Lucy G. Moses Award, which
is the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s highest award for
achievement in preservation.
Inside scoop: JPCA is managed by the Jamaica Center for Arts &
Learning, a nonprofit cultural institution that promotes local and
international artists through workshops, visual-art exhibitions,
music, and theater. JCAL’s headquarters is in a neo-Renaissance
building which houses two 1,650-square-foot visual arts galleries,
a 99-seat proscenium theater, multiple dance studios, soundproof
music studios, and ceramics and digital art studios.
Address: 153-10 Jamaica Ave. for JPAC, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.
for JCAP, and www.jcal.org.
Jamaica Performing Arts Center