VP Records Founder Patricia Chin to be Honored at JCAL Annual Soiree

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On Thursday, October 8, 2015, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) is having its Annual Soiree Benefit honoring three extraordinary women who continue to make significant contributions to the Southeast Queens community. The evening will take place at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JCAL), beginning at 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

The honorees include Patricia Chin, founder of VP Records and longtime supporter of Caribbean artists.  Also being honored are Susan Deutsch, President of Capital Initiatives, whose work over 40 years ago led to the founding of JCAL; and Philippa Karteron, founder and CEO of Galleria Noire, community leader and longstanding board member of JCAL.

The evening will also feature a performance by David Gwirtzman, this year’s commissioned choreographer for JCAL’s Making Moves Dance Festival. Also performing are several local musicians and the children from our Saturday arts programs.

The event tickets are $100 per adult and $50 for children under 12 years old. Tickets are now on sale at the JCAL website (www.jcal.org) or by calling (718) 658-7400 x2115. The evening’s activities will take place at JCAL’s JPAC building at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY. The venue is accessible via public transportation (E and J Trans and numerous bus lines) and parking is validated only at Impark, 90-15 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica, NY.

For more information about this and any other upcoming events, please call (718) 658-7400 or visit our website at www.jcal.org.

Major benefit support is provided by Resort World Casino NYC, York College, and the Board of Directors of the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning.

About the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), founded in 1972, is a multidisciplinary arts organization based in the diverse community of Southeast Queens. JCAL has historically supported the creation and presentation of local, emerging, cutting edge and established artists. JCAL devotes its mission to offering quality visual, performing and literary arts, arts education and artist programs to encourage participation in the arts and to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Queens and the Greater Metropolitan area. Under JCAL’s management, the state-of-the-art performance venue (the former First Reformed Dutch Church of Jamaica) Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) showcases local, regional and national artists and performers.

JCAL and JPAC are housed in landmark buildings owned by the City of New York and are partially supported with public funds and ongoing general operating support provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with support from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the Queens Delegation of the New York City Council and New York City Council, Councilmember I. Daneek Miller.

JCAL receives programmatic support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation as well as corporate support from the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation.

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