President's Report for March 2021

Student Affairs

Enrollment Management Update

 

  • Fall 2021 recruitment began in late January. As of mid-February, the Office of Admissions has admitted 7,274 freshmen and 76 transfer students. New Student Engagement and Admissions staff are hosting recruitment events virtually starting in March and have been attending virtual events with local high schools.  Information sessions and 1:1 counseling sessions will continue, via Zoom, throughout the spring to support fall enrollment.

 

  • Academy Advisement is preparing for another enrollment cycle as they finalize advisement caseload for Spring 2021.  They will be advising students through virtual platforms and will begin peak advisement for continuing students in March followed by new students for the Fall 2021 enrollment cycle. Academy Advisement will continue to collaborate with various student support services such as Financial Aid, Counseling, Career services, to engage with students through social media using QCC's Instagram Live feature.​

 

Student Resources

 

  • Faculty and staff are asked to encourage our students to avail themselves of the valuable and free resources through the QCC Advocacy Resource Center (formerly Single Stop). Services provided include (but not limited to) public benefits screening, financial coaching, legal assistance, tax preparation services, housing assistance, food pantry referrals, and more.

 

  • 2021 Student Government Elections will take place from Wednesday, April 7th through Wednesday, April 14th Please encourage students to consider running for the 2021-2022 Student Government Elections.  For more information, interested students can contact Ms. Gisela Rivera, Director of Student Leadership & Development, at GRivera@qcc.cuny.edu or Mr. Raymond Volel, Student Life Specialist, RVolel@qcc.cuny.edu in the Office of Student Activities.

 

  • Representatives from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will help students prepare and e-file their income tax return virtually during a webinar Zoom session at no cost. Zoom sessions will be held every Wednesday and Friday, beginning February 17, 2021 and ending on April 14, 2021.  Pre-registration is required.  As such, students should call the Advocacy Resource Center (formerly Single Stop) at (718) 631-6347 or e-mail ARC@qcc.cuny.edu.  Session days and times are as follows:  Wednesdays between 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wednesdays between 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Fridays between 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, and Fridays between 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

 

 

  • The 2021 Abbey Duncan Brownfield Scholarship Programis now accepting applications. The program provides financial support to students pursuing careers in the brownfield industry in New York City. For more information, including eligibility requirements and application deadline, please visit their website.

 

  • The Finch College Alumni Community College Transfer Scholarship application period is now open for all eligible female students. The scholarships, worth $5000, are awarded to second-year female community college students who will graduate from QCC at the conclusion of spring 2021 and transfer to a four-year university for fall 2021. For additional information, including eligibility requirements and application deadline, visit their website.

 

  • Emergency funding is available to students who face a financial crisis that puts at risk their continued enrollment toward their QCC degree. Supported through a grant from The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, the funds provide one-time, emergency grants to students in good standing with short-term financial emergencies to enable them to remain in school, rather than being forced to leave or drop out. Please refer students with short-term financial emergencies to Ms. Amawati Gonesh via e-mail at AGonesh@qcc.cuny.edu.  Additional information can be found online at our QCC Scholarship Website.

 

  • The Senator Jose Peralta NYS DREAM Act (DREAM Act)allows undocumented and other eligible students to apply for New York State financial aid. The NYS DREAM Act application is used to determine student eligibility under the provisions of the NYS DREAM Act. Students who meet the NYS DREAM Act's eligibility requirements for high school attendance, high school completion, in-state SUNY or CUNY tuition, and citizenship or immigration status will be able to apply for one or more NYS student financial aid programs. Students who qualify under the NYS DREAM Act can separately apply for NYS student financial aid programs. The program is administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation.

 

  • The Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fundis now available for eligible students to apply. The award shall consist of the yearly undergraduate tuition for in-state students as set by the university. For additional information, including eligibility requirements and deadline date, please visit their website.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • The Department of Art & Design, in collaboration with the Mindfulness Club and the Office of Student Activities, will be holding an “Art & Mind” event on Thursday, March 11th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Featuring Professor Suzan Gonzalez from the Department of Art & Design Department, for this session, we will define mindfulness and see how it can be used with art as a tool to alleviate stress.  We will practice different exercises combining mindfulness and art.  These exercises are simple and easy and can be used anywhere. You will need 5 pieces of paper and a pen or pencil or marker.  This event is free to attend but, all attendees must register in advance.  To Register, please visit: here

 

  • On Friday, March 19th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, the Tzu Chi Center, Mindfulness Club, QCC Music Department, and the Office of Student Activities present:  “Music Without Borders: A Pianist Journey with Mindfulness”.  Music arranged for piano solo from French Impressionism and 19th century German classic songs based on two sets of poems, and Argentinian Tango by a New Yorker and Ragtime by a black female composer from 20th century will be performed.  Mindful listening, appreciation and connection with poetry, racial/gender issues as well as compassion will be shared.  Featuring Dr. Joanne Chang, the New York-based classical pianist, has performed extensively worldwide on five continents as a recitalist, soloist with orchestras, and in various chamber music ensembles. In 1995, she gave her recital debut in Australia, and subsequently performed at Die Stiftung Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, as well as at major concert halls in the United Kingdom, Taiwan, China, Switzerland, South Africa, US, and at the prestigious Carnegie Zankel & Weill Halls in New York City.  Chang has also established herself as an interdisciplinary researcher (music and psychology). She has a few publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals such as Psychology of Music, Medical Problems for Performing Artists, and Journal of Performance and Mindfulness.  Currently, Joanne Chang is a Professor at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York.  This event is free to attend but, attendees must register in advance.  To register, please visit Tzu Chi Center

Academic Affairs

Dr. Kerri-Ann M. Smith, Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI), is examining the curricula of various departments in order to develop recommendations and guidelines to ensure our curricula are in alignment with anti-racist practices, while reflecting the rich cultural and socioeconomic heterogeneity of our student population. The Faculty Fellow for DEI has partnered with Marketing to amplify the voices and work of Black faculty during Black History Month, while showcasing the dynamic contributions our faculty make to the college, and to the extended community.

 

Announcements:

 

As the Faculty Fellow for Research Activities, Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine will serve as the campus Research Integrity Officer (RIO), responsible for promoting Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) through training and education at the college and for implementing CUNY’s Research Misconduct policy

 

Dr. Lall-Ramnarine will also represent the college in the following roles: The College Conflicts Officer (CCO); The Export Control Administrator (ECA); The Research Agreement Point Person (as liaison with the CUNY Office of Research and the point of contact for QCC faculty, staff and students involved in unfunded research.); The QCC representative on the CUNY Office of Research Faculty Advisory Council (ORFAC) and The CUNY Council of Administrators for Research Success (CARS)

 

Dr. Anissa Moody (Social Sciences) will continue as the QCC IRB HRPP Coordinator. For questions regarding IRB protocol and the IDEATE system, please contact Dr. Moody at Amoody@qcc.cuny.edu.

 

The Office of Research is requiring faculty to submit a brief Research Activity Notification form each semester to ensure research compliance with CUNY and funding agencies, and to notify faculty of research opportunities.

 

Upcoming Events                                                                        

 

  • Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops: Friday, February 26th at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 10th at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 15th at 9 a.m., Monday, May 3rd at 1 p.m. All faculty members and students who are involved in a research project on campus are required to complete the RCR CITI online training and the in-person/synchronous workshop. The workshops will be presented by Dr. Regina Sullivan. RSVP here.
  • Undergraduate Research Brown Bag Lunch Discussions: The UR Brown Bag Lunch Discussions will be on March 17th (12:10 pm, on Zoom) and April 28th (12:10 pm on Zoom). We are looking for speakers who would like to share their UR experiences with their colleagues. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Joan Petersen (JPetersen@qcc.cuny.edu).
  • The 2021 Spring Student Symposium will be held on Friday, April 23rd  from 10 am to 3 pm. Please save the date. The call for abstracts will be sent out soon.

 

Academic Momentum

 

STEM Waiver for the Winter Session 2021

 

Nearly 500 applications were received and processed for the STEM tuition waiver program for the winter 2021 session:  214 STEM courses were taken and students earned 577 STEM credits at a total cost of $121,700.  90% of the students completed their courses, with only 10% of the students withdrawing. Of those who completed their courses 68% received an A, 23% received a B, 7% received a C, with the remaining 2% receiving grades of D or F.

 

Grants Awarded – January 21 – February 19, 2021

 

Business Department

 

  • Blackstone Charitable Foundation: $300,000, Mooney, Dr. Christine, “Blackstone Launchpad ‘Powered by Techstars’

 

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Leaning: ​

 

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) is hosting a series of Common Read events from March 1-12 based on George Takei's They Called Us Enemy, a graphic memoir showing the impact of internment on the Japanese-American family and community. Common Read is a high impact practice that promotes integrative learning across the curriculum through multi-disciplinary approaches to a common text. The events provide an opportunity for increased social and academic engagement while supporting the learning that takes place in the classroom. More information about Common Read is available here​.​ 

 

The Office of Educational Technology will offer a new cohort of the eLearning Institute between April 9 – May 6, 2021. The application will be sent to all faculty by the end of February. After the successful completion of the eLearning Institute, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion issue by the Office of Academic Affairs. We strongly recommend all faculty to visit the OET web site to see a complete listing of all upcoming Distance Learning Webinars and Professional Development Opportunities.  Office of Educational Technology

 

Currently, the Office of Educational Technology is offering Drop-in Virtual Office Hours through Blackboard Collaborate. 

 

Faculty can join the OET Virtual Office to speak with an IT Academic Specialist, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ​

 

 

Continuing Education and Workforce Development

 

  1. QCC Collaboration with New York Jobs CEO Council to create new talent pipelines. Through collaboration with the New York Jobs CEO Council, led by Dr. Gail O. Mellow and Dr. Karrin Wilks, QCC offered Software Engineering micro-credential to CUNY students senior and community college students to help them learn the skills they need to succeed in today’s evolving economy. The first cohort of 75 students from CUNY community and senior colleges received training for micro-credentials in competencies required by 28 largest leading NYC firms. The 2nd cohort of 75 students will finish training in early April. QCC’s training course, developed with input from experts at TIAA and Tishman Speyer. Graduates of these free, short, intense programs earn micro-credentials that they can add to their resumes. This will boost their appeal to future employers and their competitiveness in a tight local labor market.

 

  1. QCC received the Upskilling Award funded by Bank of New York Mellon Corporation to help unemployed, underemployed, and incumbent workers to upskill or re-skill and return to work. This award will allow CEWD to offer 6 sections of free Software Engineering Micro-Credential training course to a total of 150 students and connect them to internships and/or full employment. The grant period is effective April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

 

  1. QCC received funding from the New York Community Trust to offer a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate training program to a total  of 50 students. The grant period is effective February to June 2021.

Office of Institutional Advancement

Annual Fund Campaign

Faculty and staff may choose to support faculty development, merit scholarships, the QCC Food Pantry, the Coronavirus Community Fund or another key service or program that resonates deep within them. The link to give online is here and you can make your selection from the drop-down menu. Checks must be made payable to the QCC Fund, Inc. and mailed to Queensborough Community College, Office of Institutional Advancement, Room A-508, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364.  During these unprecedented times, your gift will make both an immediate and life-long impact on Queensborough students.

 

Fight Campus Hunger Virtual Game Night – Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The grassroots student fundraiser, in partnership with the SGA, MSA and CETL, is raising funds for the food pantry on campus. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College are ALL welcome to participate and/or become fundraising champions by posting the following message on their social media:  Help Us Fight Campus Hunger - Please Support the Queensborough Food Pantry.  The suggested minimum contribution for students is $5 and for alumni/faculty/staff to participate/sponsor a student player is $10.

 

To register, please click here.

 

All funds raised support the Queensborough Food Pantry.

 

Art Gallery

 

Virtual Exhibitions:

QCC Art Gallery

 

SPIRITS OF THE RED SAVANNA - Art and Culture of the Bamana People of Mali

A selection of objects that will be featured in the Gallery’s spring 2022 exhibition explores the diversity of the art forms of the Bamana people of Mali in West Africa. The Bamana people are known worldwide for their beautiful art forms consisting of sculpted wooden objects, forged iron figures, intricately woven textiles, leather goods, and ceramics. The objects made are together a reflection of the Bamana way of life and their understanding of the world. 

 

Virtual Artist Talk:

 

Speakers: Julia Rothenberg, Associate Professor of Sociology, QCC

 

Peter Pacheco, Artist, Between Flesh and Brick, 2019

 

This prerecorded Q&A, led by Dr. Julia Rothenberg, focuses on the social and political environment and how Pacheco's career in nursing influenced his art throughout the pandemic. Peter Pacheco shown his work in the QCC Art Gallery's 2019 exhibit, Between Brick and Flesh. In October 2020, Pacheco was in the group exhibition, “A Room of Your Own,” at the Lithuanian Alliance of America, NYC, NY.

 

Currently can be viewed on Gallery’s website and YouTube:

 

QCC Art Gallery Virtual Artist Talk Series: Peter Pacheco (October 16, 2020) - YouTube

 

 

Kupferberg Holocaust Center

 

Queer Art, Curatorial Collaboration & Social Justice: A Conversation with Carmen Hermo and Levi Narine,​ member of the curatorial team for “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: 50 Years After Stonewall”

 

Monday, March 8, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST
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Join Kat Griefen, Coordinator for Queensborough Community College’s Gallery and Museum Studies Program and Lecturer in the Art & Design Department, for conversation between Carmen Hermo and Levi Narine,​ member of the curatorial team for “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: 50 Years After Stonewall.” Co-sponsored by the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Gallery and Museum Studies Program in the Art & Design Department at Queensborough Community College.

 

Graphic Internment 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST
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Join two faculty members from Queensborough Community College’s English Department for a conversation about the internment of Japanese-Americans in the United States during WWII. John Yi, Lecturer, will discuss QCC’s 2020-21 Common Read text, George Takei’s graphic novel, They Called Us Enemy, while Dr. Aliza Atik, Associate Professor, will review Mine Okubo’s Prisoner 13660. This lecture is part of the 2020-21 Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities Colloquium entitled, “Internment & Resistance: Confronting Mass Detention and Dehumanization and both books are related to the KHC’s original exhibition, “The Concentration Camps: Inside the Nazi System of Incarceration and Genocide.”

 

 

This event is co-sponsored by Queensborough Community College’s Art & Design Department and the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL).

 

Peacebuilding through Awareness & Improvisation, Part 1
Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. EST
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Featuring Heather Huggins, Assistant Professor, Department of Speech Communication & Theatre Arts at Queensborough Community College at the City University of New York.

 

La Convivencia: Exploring Sephardic Music’s Traditions of Peace and Coexistence
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 12:10 p.m. EDT
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Featuring Merima Ključo, accordion, and Jelena Milušić, voice, with guest artist Mirna Lekić, piano

The musical project, La Convivencia, is inspired by the powerful message of coexistence. It is based on Sephardic traditions of different countries visited by Sephardic Jews, traveling through history after the expulsion from Spain. La Convivencia contains three parts:

 

  • A cycle of five songs based on traditional Sephardic melodies and lyrics.
  • A cycle of five songs dedicated to Flory Jagoda, the Bosnian expert in the field of Sephardic music.
  • Movements from Ključo’s acclaimed composition, “The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book,” with guest pianist Mirna Lekić.

 

Used to peaceful coexistence, Sephardic Jews observed the traditions of their home countries, and infused Jewish culture into the music of their adopted lands. This resulted in musical similarities. For example, Bosnians and Sephardic Jews use the same scales and rhythms. They share the same emotion in their songs, the same pleasures, and the same pain. In the end, they share the same country, the same customs, the same food… and they learn from each other.  LaConvivencia reminds us that we need to do more in emphasizing the values of respect across all faiths and it inspires us to be peaceful ambassadors of its message of acceptance for all. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Music at Queensborough Community College, the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.

 

KHC Exhibit Talk: LGBTQI+ People in the Nazi Concentration Camps
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT
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Join Dr. Danny Sexton, Associate Professor of English at Queensborough Community College at the City University of New York, for a conversation about the different ways the Nazis persecuted gay, lesbian, and transgender people throughout World War II, including how these communities were singled out for abuse in the concentration camp system. This lecture will also include a special look at the KHC’s original online exhibition, The Concentration Camps: Inside the Nazi System of Incarceration and Genocide.

 

KHC Exhibit Talk: Women in the Nazi Concentration Camps
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT
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Join Dr. Azadeh Aalai, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Queensborough Community College at the City University of New York, for a discussion about the intersection between gender and persecution, including how victimization varied for male versus female Jews. The role women played not only as victims but also as perpetrators and rescuers during the Holocaust will be explored, with a specific focus on the concentration camp experience. This lecture will include a special look at the KHC’s original online exhibition, The Concentration Camps: Inside the Nazi System of Incarceration and Genocide.

 

Remembering the Town Known as Auschwitz: Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EDT
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Join the KHC for our annual Rabbi Isidoro Aizenberg Memorial Lecture to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year’s event features Tomasz Kuncewicz, Director, and Maciek Zabierowski, Head of Learning & Special Projects, from the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oswiecim, Poland who will discuss the complexities of educating people about the Holocaust in a town that is synonymous with the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination and concentration camp in what was formerly Nazi-occupied Poland during WWII. The Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation was established in 1995 in order to rebuild a Jewish cultural, spiritual, and educational center in Oswiecim. In September 2000, the Auschwitz Jewish Center opened its doors to visitors from all over the world. It is a non-governmental organization, which exists to serve as a guardian of Jewish memory, as well as to educate the public about the Holocaust. Since August 2006, the Center has been affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York, USA.

 

Indigenizing Institutions: A Conversation with Curator and Museum Worker, Taylor Payer 
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT
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Join Kat Griefen, Coordinator for QCC’s Gallery and Museum Studies Program and Lecturer in the Art & Design Department, for a conversation with Taylor Rose Payer, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. Taylor assists with developing relationships between the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College Library, and Native American and Indigenous communities built around collaborative and collections-based research. She earned her M.A. in Public Humanities from Brown University and B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from Dartmouth College. While in undergrad, Taylor interned at the Hood where she developed a deep interest in collections, art, and museum education. Since then, Taylor has had various curatorial, research, and education roles at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Portland Art Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the All My Relations Arts Gallery. Co-sponsored by the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Gallery and Museum Studies Program in the Art & Design Department at Queensborough Community College.

 

Voices from Srebrenica: Survivor Narratives of the Bosnian Genocide
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT
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In the hills of eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina sits the small town of Srebrenica–once known for silver mines and health spas, now infamous for the genocide that occurred there during the Bosnian War. In July 1995, when the town fell to Serbian forces, 12,000 Muslim men and boys fled through the woods, seeking safe territory. Hunted for six days, more than 8,000 were captured, killed at execution sites and later buried in mass graves. In honor of Genocide Awareness Month, join us for a special conversation with the authors of Voices from Srebrenica: Survivor Narratives of the Bosnian Genocide, who will discuss the practical and ethical challenges of working with heavily traumatized survivors; why it’s crucial to document their lives before, during, and after the war; as well as the how and why the tragic lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant. Featuring Hasan Hasanović, head of research at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial and himself a genocide survivor, and Ann Petrila, professor of practice and coordinator of Global Initiatives at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.

This event is presented in partnership with The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University; The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati; The Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; and The Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the US Military Academy at West Point.

For a full listing of the KHC’s spring 2021 events calendar, as well as links to the recordings for each of our fall 2020 programs, please visit the KHC website by Clicking HERE

 

KHC VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

 

The Concentration Camps: Inside the Nazi System of Incarceration and Genocide

 

This new, original exhibition at the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center surveys the scope and brutality of the Nazi system of incarceration and genocide, underscoring the horrific consequences of intolerance, racism, and authoritarianism. Approximately 44,000 concentration camps and ghettos existed across Nazi-occupied Europe and North Africa during World War II. These incarceration sites, which Adolf Hitler used as a mechanism to terrorize and eliminate non-Aryan groups (those seen as “subhuman,” “useless eaters,” and not part of the pure, white, Germanic race), ranged from small barns to compounds with populations of a medium-sized city. These extensive networks of ghettos, transit camps, women’s camps, forced labor camps, and extermination camps, to name a few, played a central role in the Holocaust—the annihilation of six million Jews—as well as the mass murder of millions more Poles, Roma and Sinti, homosexuals, people with disabilities, social outcasts, Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as other political and religious opponents. In addition to the exhibit’s text, images, and artifacts, personal testimonies from local Holocaust survivors offer painful insights into these excruciating landscapes of degradation and dehumanization. Dr. Cary Lane, KHC 2020-21 Curator-in-Residence and Associate Professor of English at QCC, curates this exhibit.

 

Visit KHC website to view the virtual exhibit.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The KHC is physically closed and all programming will be held virtually for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

 

Visit the Education page of the KHC website for a complete listing of our comprehensive library guides and to view recorded events from our past NEH colloquia

 

 

Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC)

 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. EST
Name That Tune on QPAC LIVE!

 

Join us for a new twist on the classic game – Name That Tune!

 

The fabulous DJ Bucciarelli hosts the show, with special appearances by Executive Director Susan Agin, to test your knowledge of music for a family fun night. Compete against friends or relatives around the corner or across the country! A different theme each time. There is an on-line scoring sheet and an Amazon Gift Card for the winner! Donations are appreciated and are used to support QPAC! Any amount accepted (and appreciated). You will not want to miss these exciting interactive games on-line.

 

Friday, March 12, 2021 – 8:00 p.m. EST
QPAC and Gregory Ruben Present: THE VIRTUAL HOUSE PARTY
(Almost) everything you need for a super fun night! BYOF (Bring your own food), pour yourself a drink, make new friends, and enjoy a Live DJ, Live performance, comedy, games and prizes! Limited spots available at each price level.

 

  • $20: Interactive ticket. Be eligible to win prizes, play trivia, use the chat feature, and engage with Gregory, if selected. You are not required to put on your video, however, the more beautiful faces we see, the more fun we will have!

 

  • $10: Viewing ticket. You are purchasing a Viewer's Only ticket. That means that you will be able to see all of the entertainment scheduled for this event, however, you will NOT be eligible to win prizes, play trivia, or interact with Gregory. You will be able to chat with fellow YouTubers utilizing the YouTube chat feature. Since you are watching us on YouTube, other guests will not see you.

 

 

Friday, March 19, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. EST

Joe Posa as Joan Rivers!

Award-winning actor and celebrity impersonator, Joe Posa, is bringing his acclaimed Joan Rivers tribute show to QPAC Live! Be here as Joan Rivers' FAVORITE Joan impersonator brilliantly recreates the comedy legend's look, mannerisms and signature frenetic energy. Mr. Posa, who has performed as Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, and others, was also Susan Lucci’s, character double on All My Children, as well as Tina Fey’s, Liz Lemon’s character double on 30 Rock. Mr. Posa is a cast member of an Evening at LaCage and, as a professional dancer, he interprets the movements and subtleties of each of his character recreations. Since Ms. Rivers passing in 2014, Mr. Posa has been committed to keeping Joan’s memory alive by recreating the comic genius’s act in venues throughout the United States and Mexico.

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. EST
Name That Tune on QPAC LIVE!

 

Join us for a new twist on the classic game – Name That Tune!

The fabulous DJ Bucciarelli hosts the show, with special appearances by Executive Director Susan Agin, to test your knowledge of music for a family fun night. Compete against friends or relatives around the corner, or across the country! A different theme each time. There is an on-line scoring sheet and an Amazon Gift Card for the winner! Donations are appreciated, and go to support QPAC! Any amount accepted (and appreciated). You will not want to miss these exciting interactive games on-line.

 

Friday, April 9, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. EST

It Takes Two: Patrick & Debra Dean Lawler

Patrick & Debra’s artistry and music is known up and down the East Coast. From Maine to Key West, as they’ve been bringing their unique sound and hospitality to popular establishments for decades! Strangers, who attend their shows, leave as friends. Their music style is soothing to the ears and the heart. This most dynamic performing duo perform a unique blend of music ranging from the classics, to jazz, popular, Motown, Broadway and beyond. Surely, with a such a wide selection of music, Patrick & Debra are sure to play some of your all-time favorites.

 

Gotta Dance – Kids Edition!

 

QPAC’s Broadway Dance-Along Winter Workout Challenge for Kids!

 

March 13, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

March 20, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

April 10, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

QPAC invites children, ages 8-14, to participate in a new dance workout offered on Saturdays. 

 

QCC FREE Student Dance Workshop:

 

Wednesdays

 

March 10, 2021 – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

March 17, 2021 - 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

March 24, 2021 – 12:300 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.