Cultural Partners

Oratorio Society of Queens

Oratorio Society of QueensThe Oratorio Society of Queens is the oldest on-going performing arts institution in the borough. Its inception in the Spring of 1927 preceded the completing of the subway (the #7 line) in 1931 and the building of the Triboro Bridge in 1940. Through the "Great Depression" and WWII, the chorus continued to rehearse and perform, contributing to the stability of our city by helping us all to live "life as usual" in the most extraordinary of times. Our presence as a cultural institution in this borough for over 80 years is an indication of the success with which we have met the cultural needs of our fellow citizens. Approximately 125 members share the exhilaration of preparing and performing great works of music and promoting musical excellence in Queens. Annual Holiday Concert of Handel's "Messiah", Christmas favorites and Chanukah songs and an Annual Spring Concert of the great choral masterpieces, operatic highlights and the best of America's musical heritage with Maestro David Close and The Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens.

The Paper Bag Players

The Paper Bag PlayersTHE PAPER BAG PLAYERS, founded in 1958 by Judith Martin, are a company of adults who create and perform original theater for children ages 4 through 9. Their shows combine short plays, dances, audience participation, mime, painting and drawing on stage, and wonderful ragtime music played live at every performance. The subject matter of the shows reflects a child's everyday experiences—with a dash of the fantastic thrown in! Common household objects, cardboard boxes and brown kraft paper brightened with poster paint and crayon, become their sets, props and costumes.

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Arts on Stage

Arts on StageArts On Stage was created in 1990 as a way to bring use entertainment as a tool for promoting teamwork, self-discipline, self-esteem and physical fitness. Over the past twenty years, Arts On Stage has presented performances and workshops in senior centers, community centers, city shelters and children's hospitals in addition to more traditional venues such as performing arts centers, civic houses, opera houses, festivals and theme parks. While today's children are faced with a dizzying array of high-tech entertainment options, a select number of traditional diversions have yet to lose their mystique. Arts On Stage has kept children's entertainment relevant with a unique blend of old-world artistry and state of the art techniques that result in a breathtaking display of spectacular performances.

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Nearby Dining

The Bayside Diner
Newly Renovated and under new management!
207-07 Northern Blvd.
(718) 229-0243

Ben's Kosher Restaurant
Bay Terrace Shopping Center
211-37 26th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11360
(718) 229-2367

Kids love Ben's new Childrens' Menu

Bourbon Street Restaurant & Catering
40-12 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361
Reservations: (718) 224-2200
Free fruit platter for tables of 4 or more

Colbeh Mediterranean Grill & Sushi Bar
At The Andrew Hotel
Glatt Kosher and Organic
75 North Station Plaza
Great Neck, NY 11021
Both street and municipal lot parking available.
FREE bottle of wine with parties of 4 or more

Fiamma 41
214-26 41st Avenue
Bayside, NY 11361

10% off your bill when you
present your ticket stub

By Russo’s on the Bay
4437 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, NY 11363

Bring our Playbill ad in for a
Free glass of house wine with
Your entrée. FREE parking.

Greek Islands
253-17 Northern Blvd.
Little Neck, NY 
(718) 279-5922

Bring in your ticket stub to receive a complimentary dessert with your meal. If it's authentic Greek food you want, you won't find many places where it is as good as this.

Laterna Restaurant
47-20 Bell Blvd.
Bayside, NY 11361
Live Greek Music Every Fri., Sat., Sun.

Bring your ticket stud in for a FREE glass of wine
with dinner. FREE parking.

Marbella Restaurant
220-33 Northern Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361
Mon. - Thurs. 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Fri. - Sun. 11:00 AM - Midnight
Tel: 718-423-0100-1
Fax: 718-423-0102

Mediterranean Grill
A Taste Of The Mediterranean
160-24 Willets Point Blvd.
Whitestone, NY 11357
(718) 281-4210

Bring your QPAC ticket stub and receive a complimentary dessert with purchase of dinner entrée.

Outback Steakhouse
Bay Terrace Shopping Center
23-48 Bell Blvd.
Bayside, NY 11360
(718) 819-0908

The most superb Spanish and
continental cuisine. 10% off your bill with ad in playbill.

Veranda Restaurant & Cafe
208-01 Northern Blvd., Bayside, NY
A seasonal American Bistro
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 11pm

Bring in your ticket stub to receive a complimentary fruit platter dessert.