Jamaica Performance Center Can’t Afford Shows

29 May

Via DNA Info: A state-of-the-art performance center in Jamaica hosts only a few shows a month and is often closed because the city does not provide it with enough money to operate, the center and Jamaica officials say.

The Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC), a former church that underwent a $22 million renovation, opened in 2008 with the hope of turning a struggling neighborhood into an arts destination.

But instead of hosting music and dance performances and neighborhood events, the center sits unused most days of the week, and has been unable to put on as many shows as it had hoped, its representatives said.

“It’s a beautiful facility and the community waited for it to open,” said Yvonne Reddick, district manager of Community Board 12. “But they are not having enough events and unfortunately it sits closed.”

Jamaica Performance Center Got $22M Refurb, But Can’t Afford Shows – DNAinfo.com.


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