Two of New York City’s multi-award winning, internationally-acclaimed performers, Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso, will celebrate the historic centennial of Frank Sinatra’s legacy in The Sinatra Century at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, April 10 at 8:00p.m. Backed by the incredibly talented Diva Jazz Orchestra, the unique vocal and musical stylings of […]
Lainie Kazan, award-winning movie, television and Broadway actress, is also a popular cabaret singer who will soon be starring in the much anticipated sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, to be released just days before she appears live at QPAC in Lanie Kazan and Dick Capri on Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 PM. Ms. […]
Queensborough Community College (CUNY) is one of 15 community colleges across the country to be named a top producer of 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholars. This most recent award now designates Queensborough as a Fulbright Scholar Top Producing Institution. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s […]
Two Queensborough students, Yueli Chen and Yi (Jane) Jiang, have been named Gold Scholars on Coca-Cola’s 2016 Community College Academic Team. Support for the program is provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Yueli and Jane were among the 50 community college students selected from 1,900 applications […]
Come join the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub with a band of hilarious Irish American comedians who debunk as well as validate all of the Irish myths and stereotypes. These talented and rambunctious “hooligans” will bring their laugh-a-minute performance to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, March 13 at 8:00PM. The Irish […]
The results are in for the fall 2015 NYSMATYC and AMATYC mathematics contests! Each semester, the Math Team participates in math competitions, including those given by the CUNY Math League, the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC), and the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). Queensborough’s students take the exams on […]
Competing in the American Mock Trial Regional Tournament at the John P. Cohalan Court Complex in Central Islip New York, Queensborough’s Mock Trial Team edged Tufts University to break a tie for the Spirit of the American Mock Trial Association’s (AMTA) Award. The event was hosted by the Suffolk Academy of Law on February 6 […]
Like a dark prism, the black and white photographs in this exhibit present a richly textured portrait of a disturbed and complex man, Charles Henschke, the uncle and godfather of renowned photographer Marc Asnin, whose photo-essay, Uncle Charlie will open February 18 at the QCC Art Gallery. The exhibit will be the first presentation of […]
A young band member runs late for formation, carrying a Sousaphone that nearly dwarfs him; the Morgan State band in Baltimore does its low-bowing warm-up drills with flair; and, in New Orleans a majorette high steps with style to lead the way during a parade. These are just three of the many striking images in […]
By David Gonzalez (This story was originally published in The New York Times on Dec. 30, 2015) There is something about the spectacle of a marching band that has entranced Jules Allen. Sure, the sun gleaming off trumpets and the sound of drums echoing in the air are impressive. So, too, is the majestic sight […]
The Doo Wop Project that dazzled audiences last spring with its classic sound and tight harmonies is coming back, by popular demand, to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on November 15 at 3:00 p.m. This outstanding group of musicians* features the blockbuster talents of Charl Brown, Dominic Nolfi and their fellow Motown: the Musical […]
Charles D. Miller III’s enduring fascination with West African culture began with his first trip there in 1968, when he visited Dahomey (now Benin), Togo and Ghana to undertake zoological research for several museums and universities. He can still recall the feeling he had when he first scooped up a handful of the red laterite […]
“We are extremely proud to welcome three such distinguished, renowned artists whose powerful works represent the fascinating cultures of people and places around the world.” Faustino Quintanilla, Executive Director of the QCC Art Gallery.
As reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education (September 25, 2015 issue) Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Professor in the Department of History and Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, is also a Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She is working with seven colleges across […]
50 Years: The Gold Standard in Entertainment Luminaries of the stage and screen will open the 50th Anniversary Season of the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), beginning September 27. Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz has captivated millions of theatre lovers with his iconic songs from Broadway musicals such as Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, and The […]
Queensborough Community College is the recipient of a NASA research grant in the amount of $750,000 entitled “CUNY-NASA Solar and Atmospheric Research Program and Education Partnership (CUNY-NASA SOLARPREP) ”. Queensborough is one of four community colleges across the nation to receive the award, which is designed to provide student training and expand course offerings to […]
he exhibit Doors of Memory/Porte della Memoia at the QCC Art Gallery, showcases a collection of 25 original photographs of old doors and windows taken in Avella, Italy.
Artist Elisa C. Merino has replicated the East Village apartment of the late Colombian poet, journalist, artist and activist Ricardo León Peña (1968-2011) in the installation exhibit, “Cartographía Umbrella House NY in Memoriam Ricardo León Peña Villa,” now at the QCC Art Gallery through September 8, 2015.
Hyo Jung Shin, Class of 2015, is a recipient of the 2015 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship. She is one of 10 recipients selected from more than 2,000 applicants worldwide to receive the award of $7,500 towards a Baccalaureate degree. She is the first ever student at Queensborough Community College to receive this highly […]
QPTV received top honors from the 2015 Alliance for Community Media National Hometown Media Competition for “QPTV Presents: Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) “Cherry Poppin’ Daddies”. The program won in its category for Excellence in Public Access. “Queens Public Television (QPTV) was given the opportunity to record Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center (QPAC) headliner, Cherry Poppin’ […]