QPAC LIVE! Virtual Events

QPAC LIVE! is a virtual entertainment streaming arts broadcast. As a means of celebrating cultural diversity, performing artists featured in the weekly live program, reflect NYC's multi-ethnic communities. Through moderated performances, sessions and workshops QPAC LIVE! offers the global community - free of charge - a dynamic, creative atmosphere. QPAC's outreach on social media makes the arts accessible to one of its largest and most diverse audiences! Beginning in the fall, the broadcast will provide QCC's students a platform to showcase not only their musical talents, but also allow for live debates, poetry readings, discourse on academic research projects, recognition of academic milestones, photography, etc. QPAC LIVE! can be seen on Facebook & YouTube on Fridays. QPAC LIVE! is a program of the Queensborough Performing Arts Center.

Friday, July 31, 2020, 7 p.m. EST
A Band Called Honalee: The Music of Peter, Paul & Mary
This modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary, provide a musical oasis for the soul, allowing us to experience this timeless music once again. Music & live Q&A


QPAC's Facebook page


QPAC's YouTube channel

Queensborough Performing Arts Center Presents:

QPAC LIVE! A Digital Live Broadcast

Friday, July 31, 2020, 7 p.m. EST
A Band Called Honalee: The Music of Peter, Paul & Mary
This modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary, provide a musical oasis for the soul, allowing us to experience this timeless music once again. Music & live Q&A

Saturday, August 22, 2020, 8PM EDT FREE
The QPAC Virtual Talent Show – Episode One
Cheer on these brave performers, who have been developing their skills in pursuit of appearing in the ultimate talent showcase. Be there as we unearth new talent and kick start the careers of a variety of performers who took part in QPAC’s Virtual Talent workshop. Variety performance, & live Q&A with the participants.

Friday, August 28, 2020, 7PM EDT FREE
The Sinatra Songbook with Nicolas King
Showbiz veteran Nicolas King takes on “The Chairman of the Board” with this thrilling musical tribute. King has been performing since the age of 4 and was first seen on Broadway in Beauty & The Beast, A Thousand Clowns and Hollywood Arms all before age 12. With over two dozen national TV commercials, NYC cabaret and world-wide live performances, Nicolas takes your requests and participates in a & live Q&A.

Friday, September 4, 2020, 7PM EDT FREE
Steven Brinberg and Simply Barbra
Steven Brinberg is the premier Barbra Streisand impressionist, performing his incredible show Simply Barbra, to international acclaim both on stage and on television. Join us as we celebrate Barbra, and the 50th anniversary of the film Hello Dolly. While, there are a number of performers who imitate Barbra, what sets Brinberg apart from his peers is his ability to deliver a performance that embodies the voice, style and grace of this superstar. Music & live Q&A

Sunday, September 13, 2020, 7PM EDT
Singer, dancer and actor Ben Vereen is an entertainment legend. From humble beginnings, he graduated from the High School of Performing Arts, made his theater debut at 18 and gained prominence for his performances in the original Broadway productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, for which he received a Tony Award nomination, and Pippin for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. His film credits include Funny Lady and All That Jazz and starred in numerous television programs including Star Trek: The Next GenerationThe NannyLaw & Order and is well known for the role of “Chicken” George Moore in Alex Haley’s landmark TV miniseries Roots for which he received an Emmy nomination. Music & live Q&A, Streaming $35

Friday, September 25, 2020, 7PM EDT FREE
George Bugatti
George has been dubbed “Hollywood’s Hippest Crooner,” and Tony Bennett says that he’s one of his favorite singers! Bugatti is one of the most sought after entertainers in Las Vegas. Singer/Songwriter/Pianist and show producer, he’s an international powerhouse. In addition to singing Jazz and Broadway standards, George also performs great standards from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Music & live Q&A

Friday, October 2, 2020, 7PM EDT FREE
REZA! Edge of Illusion Preview
Reza takes the art of illusion to new extremes, delivering incredible cutting-edge magic, masterful comedic timing, and interactive and inspirational moments with a rock-concert style feel. This is the streaming event that will appeal to magic fans of all ages! Magic & live Q&A

Sunday, October 11, 2020, 7PM EDT
SPECIAL EVENT: Gunnar & Matthew Nelson
Gunnar Nelson and Matthew Nelson, twin sons of Ricky Nelson, and grandsons of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, enjoyed enormous success as Nelson. Their 1990 album After the Rain was released on June 26 of that year, and within three months its first single (Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection, went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Singers, songwriters, and guitarists, these rock royalty artists are in the Guinness book of world records, for being part of a family of 3 generations of number one hit makers! Join us as we share the music, the stories and the laughs! Music & live Q&A, Streaming, $35

Friday, October 16, 2020 8PM EDT FREE
Disco Love with Gregory Ruben
What started out as a way to uplift a friend during a difficult time, turned into a viral phenomenon. Gregory Ruben has a knack for making his followers laugh out loud, and feel pure joy reminiscing about going out when disco was king. From getting dressed, the intoxicating ambience of the pulsing music and lights to watching the sun come up after dancing all night, Gregory’s stories are hysterical and uplifting for anyone who knew what socializing was all about. Music & live Q&A

Friday, October 23, 2020 (To Be Determined)

Friday, October 30, 2020 (To Be Determined)

Sunday, November 8, 2020, 7PM EST
Film credits include the summer blockbuster The Nice Guys, alongside Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, Oliver Stone’s Academy Award winning Platton, Academy Award winning Crash,There’s Something About MaryArmageddonPitch BlackThe Chronicles of Riddick and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.  Currently, Keith David stars in the OWN (Oprah) Network drama series Greenleaf, which is in its 5th season! Noted for his deep commanding voice, Keith is also an Emmy Award winning voice over artist and an accomplished singer, earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Broadway’s Jelly’s Last Jam. His latest venture is a joyful, swinging and theatrical journey into the music and life of one of America’s greatest artists, Nat King Cole. Music & live Q&A, Streaming, $35

Friday, March 5, 2021, 7pm, EST
Dinner, Dancing and Live Entertainment
(Almost) Everything you need for a super fun night! BYOF (Bring your own food), pour yourself a drink, make new friends (breakout rooms by interest for socializing), live DJ for dancing, live entertainment, games and prizes! Limited spots available. More details to come. Streaming, $35​

Information For QCC Faculty

QPAC has taken steps toward a variety of live-streaming options. One of our most successful initiatives is QPAC LIVE!, an entertainment live-streaming broadcast. While the medium has changed, the mission remains the same: connecting communities through live experiences.

We are anxious to start working with you, in celebrating our students' academic accomplishments and talents. The QPAC LIVE! broadcast allows us to effectively showcase the work of our students, and the work of our distinguished faculty. The following are only some of the ways to use this live broadcast:

Research presentations
Capstone projects
Live debates
Oral presentations
Artwork/photography presentations
Musical presentations
Choreography projects
Mathematical problems of the week
Poetry jams
Acting monologues
Departmental recognitions/presentations
Academic discourse
Literary discussions

QPAC LIVE! provides a public forum to highlight pedagogy, QCC, its students and faculty. Now, we can be seen by one of the largest and most diverse audiences. Right now, QPAC LIVE! can be seen on Facebook & YouTube on Fridays, at 4pm EST. Suggestions for the broadcast may be sent to boxoffice@qcc.cuny.edu. It is not too soon to begin to make suggestions for the fall. Considering that we will broadcast once a week, we have already begun to keep a schedule of programming requests.

You can watch this special broadcast two ways:

View Past Live Performances at QPAC

Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone:

Hermans Hermits Starring Peter Noone
Watch their QPAC performance on YouTube

Keith David Celebrates the Music of Nat King Cole

Keith David Celebrates the Music of Nat King Cole
Watch his QPAC performance on Vimeo

Satisfaction: A Rolling Stones Experience (Part 1):

Satisfaction: A Rolling Stones Experience (Part-1)

Watch their QPAC performance on YouTube

Satisfaction: A Rolling Stones Experience (Part 2):

Satisfaction: A Rolling Stones Experience (Part-2)

Watch their QPAC performance on YouTube

Black Stars of the Great White Way

Black Stars of the Great White Way

Watch their QPAC performance on Vimeo