After more than thirty years showcasing world-renowned music, dance, and theatre performances, our Revelations arts education program has expanded, and now includes exciting in school residencies for K-12 students. Our Revelations arts exposure performances continue to be a mainstay and revered by those who continue to join us year after year.

Our workshops and educational materials encourage children to explore and develop their innate creative potential and make connections between live performance and classroom studies. Each Revelations field trip program includes free Student and Teacher Guides, which are linked to school curriculum and New York City and State Learning Standards.

This year’s line-up of Revelations’ performances at Kupferberg Center feature powerful messages of love, courage, and what makes math fun! Read on to learn more about the exciting shows we have in store.

All Revelations tickets are $8.00. Book your field trip by calling 718-793-8080 or emailing boxoffice@kupferbergcenter.org .  Programs and events are subject to change without notice.

Title 1 schools, please call our box office for information about free and discounted tickets.

Save with school purchase order use NYC DOE vendor number COL0220000

Ordering Information for In School Residencies:

Pricing for Kupferberg Center for the Arts’ In School Residencies varies based on specific program and length.  Eight weeks residencies are $2,500.  Call for pricing and availability for our four and six week residencies and single day courses.

For details or to schedule your residency, email boxoffice@kupferbergcenter.org or call 718-793-8080.

Accelerating the Arts and Revelations: Arts Education for Young People are made possible by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and the Kupferberg Foundation.  Additional funding is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.

Thunderbirds-Native American Indian Dance and Music


Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Colden Auditorium at 10:00AM & 11:45AM

This performance is in association with Arts on Stage NY.

Native Americans share their traditions with your students through stories, songs and dance as part of a Thanksgiving celebration.

This performance is in association with Arts on Stage NY helps students to understand & appreciate the culture and contributions of Native–Americans.

Thunderbird’s repertoire includes the traditional Fancy Dance, Old Time Dance and Women’s Dance, as well as a variety of other distinct regional tribal dances.

Through the rhythms and movements of authentic traditional Iroquois dances and songs the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers invite students to discover the rich cultural legacies alive among today’s Native Americans.

Students will learn about the clothing, musical instruments and customs of many tribes.

Don’t miss out this special treat for Thanksgiving Celebration.

Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, History, Multi-Cultural, Music, Dance, Theater, Arts

Chinese New Year Celebration, Starring Nai Ni Chen and Dancers


Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Colden Auditorium at 10:30AM

This performance is in association with Arts on Stage NY.

Usher in the year of the pig with a performance by the world renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Acrobatic dancers with colorful costumes and musicians playing ancient melodies fill the stage with eye-popping jumps and splits in a not-to-be-missed extravaganza.

Curriculum Connections: Dance, Multi-Cultural Studied, Social Studies, Music
Grade: K – 8

Toying with Science


Thursday, March 21, 2019
Colden Auditorium at 10:30AM

This performance is in association with Arts on Stage NY.

Toying with Science is a fast-paced, varied and dynamic program.  It combines circus skills, mime, original music, and audience involvement in the exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums, and simple machines.  Garry and his audience investigate basic scientific information and delve into the imaginations of scientists who have played important roles in the exploration and discovery of concepts that define our world.  Garry brings a number of science-based toys to life with motion, music, humor, and insight

Curriculum Connections: Science and Simple Machines

Grade: Suitable for all ages.

African Circus Zuma– From America’s Got Talent


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Colden Auditorium at 10:00AM & 11:45AM

This performance is in association with Arts on Stage NY.

Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Performers trained in Kenya and Tanzania before going on tour with the company. Students are invited to take a musical journey into African-American History.

Traditional African dances, South African gumboot dancers, Gabonese tumblers, percussionists, jugglers, acrobats and contortionists in this performance packed with non-stop action and incredible feats.

Join us for a special powerful and educational performance that celebrates BLACK HISTORY MONTH and the beauty of African culture and traditions!

Cirque Zuma Zuma performance at Queens College in association with Kupferberg Center for the Arts is sure to impress audiences of all ages to celebrate African roots, culture and rhythm!

Curriculum-Connection: Multi-Cultural, Social Studies, Dance, Music, Acrobatics, Health, Physical Fitness, Circus Arts.

Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream


Monday, March 11, 2019
Colden Auditorium at 10:00AM & 11:45AM

This performance is in association with Arts on Stage NY.

Ellis Island served as the portal for immigrants coming into the USA from 1892 to 1954. Before its closing, an estimated 12 million people passed through on their way to a new life in America. This musical geared towards young audiences captures the essence of their journey.

Six professional actors dressed in period clothing weave this intriguing tale with dialogue and songs of their experiences traveling into America. They were filled with hopes and excitement to begin new lives, and some encountered obstacles along the way.

This performance at Queens College in association with Kupferberg Center for the Arts is a wonderful supplement to the school curriculum.

Ellis Island artfully tells the story of how our ancestors began to call America their home. Today, many US citizens are descendants of those same immigrants. Because it relates to current events, audiences are in rapt attention as they relate to characters in the show.

Curriculum Connection: History, Social Studies, Reading, Family Values, Visual Arts

Chinese Acrobats- Direct from China


Monday, March 18, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Colden Auditorium at 10:00AM & 11:45AM

This performance is in association with Arts on Stage NY.

Direct from China, an award-winning spectacle of acrobats and dance company touring 30 countries each year. These circus performers display martial arts, traditional music, dance, acrobatics and an illusion.

Students will learn the beauty of Chinese culture through traditional Chinese dance, colorful costumes, and both ancient and contemporary music & theater. This performance will leave the audience breathless.

This performance at Queens College in association with Kupferberg Center for the Arts is a wonderful introduction to Chinese culture & Chinese New Year Celebration!

These amazingly supple and lightning-fast performers provide astonishing displays of acrobatic wizardry that “reach literally breathtaking heights of skill.” The New York Times

Curriculum Connections: Chinese History, Geography, Culture, Social Studies, Music, Dance, Theater, Circus Arts

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Colden Auditorium at 10:00AM & 11:45AM

The Cat in the Hat is a children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and first published in 1957.

This performance at Queens College in association with Kupferberg Center for the Arts is a Classic Literature which inspires students to read and to be part of NYC READS 365!

The story centers on a tall anthropomorphic cat, who wears a red and white-striped hat and a red bow tie.

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hatis the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure… but what will mom find when she gets home…?

Join the Cat in the Hat as he makes learning to read a joy! It’s a rainy day and Dick and Sally can’t find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza!

This beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss, which also features timeless Dr. Seuss characters such as Fish and Thing 1 and Thing 2, is fun to read aloud and easy to read alone.

Written using 236 different words that any first or second grader can read, it’s a fixture in home and school libraries and a favorite among parents, beginning readers, teachers, and librarians.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

Curriculum Connections : Music, Dance, Reading, Comprehension, Storytelling

Junie B. Jones- The Musical


Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Colden Auditorium at 10:00AM & 11:45AM

This performance at Queens College in association with Kupferberg Center for the Arts for K, 1, 2, Grades will inspire Students To Read and to be part of NYC READS 365!

JUNIE B. JONES- a musical- NY Times bestselling Junie B. Jones book series, Barbara Park, author of the Junie B. Jones series won seven Children’s Choice Awards, and four Parents’ Choice Awards.

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend Lucille doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher Mr. Scary thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal”, and first grade has never been more exciting.

Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your audience members’ hearts just as the books captivated an entire generation of students.

For more than 20 years, the precocious Junie B. has kept kids laughing and reading, selling more than 60 million books across the globe. As Junie B. would say, “Wowie, wow, wow!”

Curriculum Connections:  Literature, English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Theater, Music, Visual Arts

Calpulli Mexican Dance with Audience Participation

Monday, May 6, 2019
Colden Auditorium at 10:00AM & 11:45AM

Calpulli Mexican Dance-Students will Learn Mexican Dance On Stage!

Calpulli Danza Mexicana Breathtaking Show-Viva Mexico!

Cinco De Mayo is an opportunity for Mexican-Americans to share traditions with friends of different heritage.

With vivid colors, passions and rhythms of traditional Mexican dance, this dance company presents traditional Mexican music and dance to young audiences worldwide.

The company’s performances feature an array of regional dances, some dating back as far as 500 years. Portraying the rich diversity of Mexican cultural heritage, the didactic setting will engage and entertain audiences of all ages.

Join us at Queens College in association with Kupferberg Center for the Arts for a breathtaking show to celebrate the rich, regional dance traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history. VIVA MEXICO!

Curriculum Connections: Multi-Cultural, Social Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theater

Butterfly: Story of a Lifecycle


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Colden Auditorium at 10:00AM & 11:45AM

Science, Art & Music Combined!

Each stage of the journey is brought to life by giant puppets, fun songs and dances. Science takes center stage in this microscopic look at the insect world. Hudson Vagabond Puppets, known for larger-than-life puppetry and masks, examines the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. The amazing metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar to adult butterfly culminates in an incredible 1,500 mile round-trip journey to Mexico.

Don’t miss this unforgettable show at Queens College in association with Kupferberg Center for the Arts!

Curriculum Connections: Science, Art, Music, Dance and Theater