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.

2020 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

2020 Classical/Cultural Events


Friday, June 26
7:30pm | PNC Bank Arts Center


Cousin Brucie presents Palisades Park #7:
  • Tony Orlando
  • Little Anthony
  • Shirley Alston Reeves formerly of the Shirelles
  • Charlie Thomas's Drifters

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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 2020 Senior Concert Series are available through our Senior Mailing List, available to New Jersey residents 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 2019 season a huge success!

2020 Senior Concert Series


Thursday, June 11
1:30pm | PNC Bank Arts Center


The Lettermen with Comedian John Pizzi

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Wednesday, June 17
1:30pm | PNC Bank Arts Center


The Geator presents a blast from the past with the Trammps, the Chiclettes, & Bobby Wilson's tribute to his father Jackie Wilson

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Tuesday, June 30
1:30pm | PNC Bank Arts Center


Vinnie Medugno with The Fireflies

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Thursday, July 2
1:30pm | PNC Bank Arts Center


The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus

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