|Queens College Marks Chinese New Year on February 8|
-- Free lunchtime event at Colden Auditorium features outstanding teen performers from Beijing --
QUEENS, NY, February TK, 2017—Queens College will celebrate the Chinese New Year in a program showcasing the Art Troupe of Students from the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China. Based in Beijing, the troupe is now making its 11th tour of the United States. The performers are young, but collectively, they are seasoned cultural ambassadors with centuries of training; each of the 66 teenagers on the current roster belongs to an award-winning team in a specific discipline, such as music, dance, aerobics, and martial arts.
“On behalf of Queens College, I am delighted to welcome the Art Troupe of Students from the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China,” says President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. “Presenting these talented students in performance on our campus is a wonderful way to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. I wish everyone happiness and prosperity.”
The Art Troupe performance will take place in Colden Auditorium on Wednesday, February 8, at 12: 15 pm. Admission is free and open to the public; for reservations, call (718) 793-808.
About Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College
The Kupferberg Presents 2016–2017 Season, sponsored by New York Community Bank, features a vibrant lineup of world-class cultural events, concerts, and family programs at Colden Auditorium, LeFrak Concert Hall, Goldstein Theatre, and select off-campus locations for the 2.2 million residents of New York City’s most diverse borough. Since 1961, Kupferberg Center for the Arts has provided accessible and affordable premium cultural entertainment to the New York City region. From classical and pop performances, to concerts and in-school residencies, to a wide range of family offerings, Kupferberg Center events are enjoyed by over 350,000 individuals each year. For tickets and information, visit www.kupferbergcenter.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, the college helps its nearly 20,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year in the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. Learn more at www.qc.cuny.edu.