Arts in the Parks is a spectacular kid friendly professional performance series for pre and elementary school age children presented by Cultural Collaborative Jamaica. Held in historic Rufus King Park, on Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Streets Arts in the Parks gives children an opportunity to see a professional artists up close and personnel. After each performance, the children take part in an arts and crafts workshop related to the performance. For example, when we presented African Dance the workshop was mask making, a puppet show the children made puppets. Cultural Collaborative Jamaica has been able to restore additional performances and continue to offer this free program year after year for all to enjoy.

Cultural Collaborative Jamaica is a non-profit organization uniting artists, arts organizations, local businesses and educational leaders in efforts to strengthen the community and economic development in Jamaica, Queens. CCJ’s efforts focus on bringing greater exposure to the arts and cultural sector, thereby creating more focal points for the core of Southeast Queens and Jamaica’s downtown redevelopment. Our mission is, together to promote cultural arts, development and community involvement as an important element of community and economic development in Southeast Queens.