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JCAL and Lincoln Center partner to provide the community with free family fun – QNS.com

JCAL and Lincoln Center partner to provide the community with free family fun

Join the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and Lincoln Center at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center for the grand finale of their partnership to provide arts and world-class programming for the Queens community.

The collaboration is made possible by Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc program, which partners with cultural organizations within the five boroughs to offer free, family-friendly workshops, exhibits and performances.

More than 100 parents and children have participated in the program. Offerings included a Very Young People’s Workshop with the New York Philharmonic, which combined imaginative storytelling, music and learning for children ages 3 to 6. An Opera in your Neighborhood class with the Metropolitan Opera Guild also took place, in which children of all ages wrote, produced and performed their own creative stories for their families and distinguished audience members Borough President Melinda Katz, Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein and Lincoln Center staff.

The partnership concludes with a Jazz for Young People workshop and performance on Saturday, Dec. 12. The event begins with a 2 p.m. art workshop led by Priscilla Stadler, a local NYC artist, and ends with a 3 p.m. performance of jazz music. The concert, titled “Let Freedom Swing,” will demonstrate the ideals of American democracy through musical composition.

The event is free to the public and recommended for children ages 8 to 12 and their families. The Jamaica Performing Arts Center is located at 153-10 Jamaica Ave. Visit jcal.org for more information.

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