The world famous Ailey company has come to include Ailey II (1974), the Ailey School, Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs and the Ailey Extension, which offers dance classes to the public on a walk-in basis.
ACMA provides performance opportunities for non-professional classical musicians (soloists and groups) via monthly recitals and occasional concert events.
Founded by Gabriela Granados, American Bolero Dance Company's mission is to preserve and present the many forms of Spanish dance and music. Its repertory encompasses Flamenco, Classical and Regional Folkloric Spanish dances, Escuela Bolera, and Zarzuela. ABDC operates its Spanish Dance School in Astoria at Sol Dance Center, offering classes for adults and children. ABDC’s ongoing Flamenco dance and music performance series “Tablao Flamenco” also takes place in Astoria at The Chian Federation.
Founded in 1977, American Composers Orchestra is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, and preservation of music by American composers. Through concerts at Carnegie Hall and other venues, recordings, educational programs, New Music Readings, and commissions, ACO identifies today‚ brightest emerging composers, champions prominent established composers as well as those lesser-known, and increases awareness of the infinite variety of American orchestral music.
American Globe Theatre (AGT) is committed to making Shakespeare's work accessible to today's audiences through an historically-based method called First Folio. The two components to its programming are mainstage productions and Shakespeare for Schools (SFS) arts education.
The AICH serves the 35,000 Native Americans in New York in the areas of the arts, job training, substance-abuse counseling, health services and youth activities. It also works to promote a broader understanding of American Indian history and culture.
The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) is a nonprofit organization committed to establishing and legitimizing Tap Dance as a vital component of American Dance through creation, presentation, education and preservation.
Andrea Del Conte Danza Espa√±a, dedicated exclusively to the flamenco, has an annual winter season at the Thalia Spanish Theatre in Queens as well as a touring program to U.S. colleges and universities. They also offer classes.
Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pm Tues & Thurs: 12 pm-7 pmThe library has two public floors, with a children's room and a young adult section, large circulating collections of talking book and braille materials that mirror collections in traditional neighborhood public libraries, specialized audio playback equipment for listening to recorded books and magazines, and adaptive technology. Fiction and nonfiction selections range from classics to bestsellers in many subject areas. There is also a meeting room for concerts, lectures and other special events. Public programs are barrier-free and are open to the public, free of charge.
Housed in a neo-Gothic structure built as a synagogue in 1849, the center hosts a range of educational and artistic projects.