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Break-A-Thon at Cunningham Park
On Saturday, June 1st, Champions Martial Arts,
had a Break-A-Thon and BBQ at Cunningham park.
They raised $17,431 for Operation CR - Child Rescue.
Operation CR is a nonprofit organization, that helps feed starving
children, their goal is to feed one million children around the world.
How did they do it?
Champions Martial Arts students broke one board for every $10
donated to Operation CR, they broke thousands.
Champions Martial Arts Instructors and Masters provided a BBQ for
all students who participated in this charity.
New York State Senator John Liu stopped by to praise and thank
everyone for being a part of this great cause.
From left to right: Michael Ro, Andrew Oh, Tiffany Chen, William Dobie III,
Senator John Liu, George Chen, Yongbin Shen, Christopher Kim.
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FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES NEW
DIRECTOR JON YANOFSKY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Following a nationwide search, Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens
College is proud to welcome Jon Yanofsky as its new director who will lead
the organization as it continues to inspire and connect the larger Queens
community. Jon’s first day was May 6th, 2019.
Jon Yanofsky is a performing arts and nonprofit professional with over
25 years of experience in the field. Before coming to Kupferberg, he served
as the director of the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn
College (2013-18), as well as the director of marketing for Jazz at Lincoln
Center (2009-12). Jon also served as the executive director of the Paramount
Center for the Arts (2003-09), where he led the organization through a
successful rebuilding effort as well as a capital renovation campaign.
Jon has also worked as a freelance consultant for clients such as BRIC/
Celebrate Brooklyn and the Irish Arts Center, and served on various panels
and workshops, including the Doris Duke-funded Jazz Audiences Initiative,
Chamber Music America’s National Conference, the Mid-Atlantic Arts
Foundation grant review, NYSCA grant review, and the Association of
Performing Arts Presenters Emerging Leadership Institute.
Jon discusses his new role leading Kupferberg Center’s upcoming
programs. He says, “I am thrilled to join the Kupferberg staff and community
at this exciting time in the organization’s trajectory. The Kupferberg’s role as
a strong and visible leader in Queens, Western Long Island, and the larger
New York City arts and cultural community is an incredibly compelling
aspect of the job. I look forward to continuing the great tradition of the
performing arts at Queens College, and to furthering our programs for
artists and communities to connect in shared meaningful experiences
around the performing arts.”
He received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz,
graduating with honors with a double major in Sociology and African
About Kupferberg Center for the Arts
Sponsored by New York Community Bank, The Kupferberg Presents
2019-2020 season 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
world-class cultural entertainment to the NYC region. From classical and
pop performances, to concerts and school residences, to a wide range
of family events, over 350,000 individuals attend events at Kupferberg
Center for the Arts each year. For tickets and information, visit www.
kupferbergcenter.org or call the box office at (718) 793-8080. The box
office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and up to one hour prior to all performances.