For more than thirty years, our Revelations arts education program has showcased world-renowned music, dance, and theatre performances for students in grades PreK-12. This acclaimed arts exposure program encourages young students to explore and develop their innate creative potential and make connections between live performances 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.
All Revelations tickets are $9.00 in advance, and accompanying teachers, nurses, and paraprofessionals are FREE. Check our event schedule below and book your field trip via online form or by calling our Box Office at (718) 793-8080 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Title 1 schools, please call or email us for information about free and discounted tickets. Programs and events are subject to change without notice.
We are thrilled to announce our 2022-2023 Revelations schooltime performance series. We cannot wait to welcome students and educators back to our venues for dynamic and diverse music, theater, and dance performances. Please join us in connecting students with powerful and joyful learning experiences through the arts.
Literature to Life: The Latehomecomer
FRI, MAY 3, 2023, 10:30 AM (SOLD OUT)
Born in a refugee camp in Thailand, Kao Kalia arrived in the U.S. at age six. The story follows her journey from a student struggling to speak English to a self-empowered young woman telling the untold story of her people. Recommended grades: 4-12
Doktor Kaboom! Look Out! Science is Coming!
TUE, MAY 9, 2023, 10:30 AM (SOLD OUT)
Sporting chrome goggles, an orange lab coat, motorcycle boots, and wicked cool hair, Doktor Kaboom travels the world taking audiences on an educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy, while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences. Recommended grades: 4-8
WED, MAY 10, 2023, 10:30 AM (SOLD OUT)
Experience the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Japanese Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Hear the 150-pound Taiko drums give thunderous voice to traditional and new compositions. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums—and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying and room-thumping energy! Recommended grades: K-12
The Revelations program is exclusively offered for students in grades PreK-12 so we unfortunately cannot accommodate any other groups or general public.
We are a NYC Department of Education approved Vendor. Please use vendor name QUEENS COLLEGE and vendor number COL022000 when placing a Purchase Order with the DOE.
Kupferberg’s Revelations programs 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.
Effective February 1, 2023, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or testing is NO LONGER required. However, we encourage everyone to complete their primary vaccination series and get boosted if eligible before attending. Face masks are encouraged, but not required. All guests are recommended to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside the building. Please be reminded that if you need a mask, they are available upon request at every entrance to the campus. Learn More
Día De Muertos: Mexican Myth, Legend & Ancestry
MON, NOV 7, 2022, 10:30 AM (SOLD OUT)
Bring your students and celebrate Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts! Performed by Mexico Beyond Mariachi, this bilingual, family friendly, interactive performance interweaves traditional Mexican music and dance with stories, myths, and legends. Recommended grades: K-5
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company: Celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Water Rabbit
MON, FEB 6, 2023, 10:30 AM & TUE, FEB 7, 2023, 10:30 AM (SOLD OUT)
The world renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Is known for fusing American modern dance with the grace, splendor and discipline of Asian art. Come meet majestic dragons, acrobatic lions, elegant peacocks, twirling ribbons, bamboo instruments, and much more – all included in a thrilling program that’s designed to enthrall students and honor the festive. Recommended grades: 3-12
From Cubop to Hip-Hop! The History of Afro Latin Music in NYC
THU, FEB 16, 2023, 10:30 AM
Featuring multi-instrumentalist Steven Salcedo’s Latin-Soul Group, the show will explore the history of how Afro Latin music was born out of the New York City melting pot of the 1950s and 1960s, leading to the birth of funk and hip-hop through the lens of Latin music icons Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and more. Recommended grades: 2-8
Mad River Theater Works: Freedom Flight
TUE, MAR 7, 2023, 10:30 AM
Produced by Made River Theater Works, Freedom Flight is an original play with live music that tells the tale of the most important incident in the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio. The show follows the story of Addison White, a slave who escaped from Kentucky and traveled the Railroad north to the small town of Mechanicsburg, OH. Recommended grades: 5-8