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 .  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 $1,500.  Call for pricing and availability for our four and six week residencies and single day courses.

For details or to schedule your residency, email 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.

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun <em>

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Colden Auditorium at 10:30AM

“Lucy, Lucy, eats stinky food that puts us all in
a big, bad mood!” How can Ralph be so mean, Lucy wonders? Lucy is one of a kind, and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy’s defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs her help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make the right choice. This tasty new musical, based on the award-winning book by Maria Dismondy, empowers children, when faced with bullying, to always do the right thing and to be proud of themselves.

Curriculum Connections: Literature Based, Anti-Bullying, Musical, Language/Communicational Skills

Grades: 2nd – 6th

Toying with Science

Please note date changed*
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Colden Auditorium at 10:30AM

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.

Curriculum Connections: Science and Simple Machines
Grades- Suitable for all ages

Wide World of Music, Starring Ethel Ensemble 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
LeFrak Concert Hall at 10:00AM

ETHEL presents their rendition of Wide World of Music which is a fun program of contemporary compositions that have been influenced by popular or folk traditions from around the world. The program is presented in an upbeat format, to include new works from such composers as Marcello Zarvos (Brazil), Robert Mirabal (Taos Pueblo) Timo Alakotila (Finland), Carlo Mombelli (South Africa), Rodney Yazzie (Navajo Nation), Hollis Taylor (Australia) and members of ETHEL.  Audiences will hear aspects of blues, rock, and pop, as well as folk traditions from all around the world as they learn how composers throughout history have integrated aspects of folk and popular music, and how this process of stylistic integration continues in today’s concert music.

Curriculum Connections: Music and Music History
Grade: 6th – 12th

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Colden Auditorium at 10:30AM

Painter and decorator by day, Mr Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out!

With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect family treat!

Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science
Grade: 1 – 5

Chinese New Year Celebration, Starring Nai Ni Chen and Dancers

Wednesday February 28, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Colden Auditorium at 10:30AM

Usher in the year of the monkey 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

Berenstain Bears 

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Colden Auditorium at 10:30AM

Currently engaged in a critically-acclaimed, sold out off-Broadway run in NYC, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is hitting the road. Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family.

Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come.

Curriculum Connections: Literature based, Visual and Performing Arts, Communications and Language Arts, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, Relationships and Family
Grade: Pre-K – 2

Voces Del Sur

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Colden Auditorium at 10:30AM

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s newest production, Voces del Sur is a glimpse into the mysterious land of Andalucía, the Southern region of Spain known as the “cradle of flamenco.” Andalucía has been the home to a diverse group of cultures, each with its own language and traditions. Arabic, Gypsy and Sephardic Jewish influences, blending together over the centuries, are seen today in the extraordinarily rich diversity of art, literature, dance and music. From these many “voces” (voices) Flamenco Vivo’s dancers and musicians pay tribute to the unique culture of Andalucía.

Curriculum Connections : Music, Dance, Cultural History
Grades: K-12

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Friday, April 13, 2018
Colden Auditorium at 10:30AM

Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow’s day of work? A world premiere musical based upon the best-selling book!

Curriculum Connections: Team Work, Friendship, Self-Care, Critical Thinking, Emotional Literacy, Adaption, Auditory Processing

Grade: Pre-K – 3

Butterfly: Story of a Lifecycle

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Colden Auditorium at 10:30AM

We will follow Mari, a Monarch Butterfly as she grows from her tiny egg, into a butterfly, and finally on her incredible 1,500 mile journey to Mexico. With all her insect companions she will learn how Milkweed can feed, shelter, and protect her from predators.

Curriculum Connections: Science

Grades: Pre-K – 3