July 2, 2018

It’s called “The Arc” and it’s opening in the Kaufman Arts District of Long Island City, Queens:

the Arc in Long Island City

If the project stays on schedule, by 2019, Billboard reports that there will be two separate performance areas inside.

One venue will have a capacity of 389 people, and another will accommodate 1,690. Former Webster Hall executive Vice President, Rich Pawelczyk has been hired as Chief Operating Officer and he will be in charge of bookings, as well as brand sponsorship and strategic media partnerships.

More from Billboard:
“The Arc is set in a 1931 vintage building that features multiple performance spaces, a state-of-the-art recording studio, a sound stage and high-grade acoustics that organizers say “will rank among the finest in the world.” Taking up a full city block, the venue will include a media center for streaming, a 24-hour café featuring the cuisine of 600+ local food vendors and spaces for local talent and community collaborations.”

“A project of this size and magnitude doesn’t happen too often in New York City,” said Pawelczyk, which he estimates is only 12 minutes from Midtown Manhattan via car or subway.

“The building itself is the connective tissue to all the things we hope to be doing,” he says. “It has a beautiful Douglas Fir wood arc in the ceiling, which is one of the reasons we named the venue The Arc, as well as the career arc for artists playing in our smallest space and then our larger space and then doing some of the digital properties we’re going to be rolling out in conjunction with the brick and mortar.”

Bill Pearis, writing for brooklynvegan.com wrote more about the Arc opening. Please check out his story here: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/new-venue-recording-studio-the-arc-coming-to-long-island-city/

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