Queensborough Performing Arts Center - Fundraising
Interested In Supporting The Arts?
QPAC has grown to be an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The vital role that QPAC continues to play in our community is largely due to your support.
Now in its fifty-first year of programming, the Queensborough Performing Arts Center continues to grow, increasing its number of public and academic offerings. Over the last year, subscriptions were up 18%, enrollment in our after-school enrichment programs increased by 50%, and ticket sales reflected a broader customer base with sales reported from outside New York including Texas, Ohio, Michigan, Philadelphia and Illinois. Your participation and support of our center, helps us improve existing programs and develop new ones as interests change and new goals are set.
The following programs have been designed to support QPAC in the fashion to which our customers are accustomed. We hope that one of these offerings might appeal to you, and ignite your generosity. Please call us for information on additional planned giving opportunities 718.631.6311.
A Christmas Carol
Friday, December 9, 2016, 7pm
All the splendor, magic and joy of the holiday season is here! It’s the North Country Center for the Arts’ National Touring Company production of Charles Dicken’s classic tale A Christmas Carol. Bursting on stage in spectacular fashion, this fabulous Christmas gift of a show is overflowing with music, laughter, a couple of really scary ghosts and one extremely grumpy old man. Gather the whole family together and come join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley and Mr. Humbug himself, Ebenezer Scrooge, for an amazing theater experience you will never forget. Celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with this brand new, original production filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiments. (40% of the purchase price will be donated to the QCC Fund, Inc. to benefit QPAC.)
$40, $35buy tickets
New Shanghai Circus
Friday, March 24, 2017, 8pm
In acts that often trace their origins to the harvest festivals of 2000 years ago, this youthful and graceful company spends a swift 2 hours in a range of demanding performances that are a refreshing alternative to the Western tradition. Following a six-week run on Broadway, these fearless performers bring us a new spellbinding show with astonishing athletes that defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats. Performers with boundless energy, bring you over 2000 years of Chinese circus traditions. (50% of the purchase price will be donated to the QCC Fund, Inc. to benefit QPAC.)
“The New Shanghai Circus is providing entertainment in abundance.” New York Times
$40, $35buy tickets
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 3pm
Rarely do you get a chance to experience some of the best things in life, together in one place. ARTRAGEOUS provides you with exactly that - an “all-in” interactive art and music experience. In a wildly creative celebration of the arts, singers and dancers perform the music of Ray Charles, John Lennon, Frank Sinatra and many others, while paint jumps to life unveiling larger than life art in just minutes! Never before has there been a show where you can participate in an experience that includes a team of artists, singers and dancers, with an element of audience involvement and interaction. Following the show, audience members can participate in a moderated auction to sell the art created live on-stage. A portion of the proceeds generated by the sale of the art, is tax deductible. A wonderful and energetic afternoon for those who love the arts!
“You’re the best.” Harrison Ford. “Go see this show.” CBS
$42, $39buy tickets
Lights, Camera, Music!
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 3pm – QPAC FUNDRAISER
QPAC and The Astoria Symphony Orchestra team up to celebrate the music composed for the big screen with live stage performances. Enjoy great American cinema like never before with the scores from some of the most notorious feature films of our time performed live. Video clips of some of the biggest movies in Hollywood history will be projected overhead. Accompanying the Symphony are vocalists Megan Pachecano, soprano and Tommy Wazelle, tenor. Performing live classic movie music to video, the program includes Salute to Cinema, Magnificant Seven, As Time Goes By, I Got Rhythm, I Dreamed A Dream (from Les Misérables), Let It Go (from Frozen), Maria/Tonight (from West Side Story), the Star Wars Theme and others. People of all ages can enjoy these beloved films in a whole new way – with thrilling scores that fill the concert hall!
$40 all seats
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