Garden State Arts  Foundation

Children Events

FREE School Children's Performances
Children's performances offer students from kindergarten to 8th grade the opportunity to attend a live theatrical production. As economic downturns create a challenge for families to invest in the performing arts experience, our goal is to increase children's exposure to music, art and theater through stage productions held at various venues throughout New Jersey.

In 1998, the Foundation began taking the show "On The Road" to reach school children who are unable to attend performances at the Arts Center. Mercer, Cape May, Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Atlantic county school children have had the opportunity to attend performances in their own backyard as part of the Foundation's continued outreach program.

If you would like additional information you may call us Monday through Friday 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at (732) 442-9200.

2018 Children's "On The Road" Events


Schedule(s) to be determined

Cultural Events

FREE Classical/Cultural Performances
As part of the Foundation's continued outreach program and its commitment to the residents of New Jersey to provide cultural experiences to all, FREE classical/cultural programs are offered at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel during the summer concert season.

The performances are open to all residents of New Jersey. What a great way to introduce young people to the tradition of classical music, jazz and pops. Beginning in 1999, the Foundation has presented world-class performances such as those listed below:

Past Performances:

  • Canadian Brass
  • New Jersey Symphony
  • New York Pops with Skitch Henderson
  • Peter Nero and the Philly Pops
  • The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
  • The New York Philharmonic
  • US Army Field Band
  • Westfield Symphony Orchestra

2018 Classical/Cultural Events


Friday, May 18
7:30pm | PNC Bank Arts Center

Dick Fox's Doo Wop Extravaganza
with The Brooklyn Bridge, The Coasters, Johnny Tillotson,
Chris Montez, The Knockouts, The Devotions and
Bobby Wilson in a special tribute to his father Jackie Wilson

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Friday, June 1
7:30pm | PNC Bank Arts Center

Cousin Brucie's
British Invasion!
with Petula Clark, Mike Pender of the Searchers,
Peter Asher and Jeremy Clyde

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Senior Events

Senior performances are presented FREE of charge by the Garden State Arts Foundation for New Jersey's senior citizens and residents with special needs.

Performances by such notables as Crystal Gayle, Michael Feinstein, Bobby Rydell, Michael Amante, Marvin Hamlisch, Al Martino, Rita Moreno, Charo, Bobby Vinton, Frankie Avalon and Tony Orlando are just a few of the top names offered to our senior audiences.

Tickets for the 2018 Senior Concert Series are available through our Senior Mailing List only. To find out how you can attend, click on "How Can I Attend" next to the event.

Thank You for joining us and making our 2017 season a huge success!

2018 Senior Concert Series


Thursday, May 17
1:30pm | PNC Bank Arts Center

Sinatra Forever

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Wednesday, May 23
1:30pm | PNC Bank Arts Center

The Texas Tenors

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Tuesday, May 29
1:30pm | PNC Bank Arts Center

Jerry (The Geator) Blavat presents:

Pop, Doo Wop & Rock n Roll with
Frankie Avalon, The Vogues and more!!

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