Somerset County

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Dance

  • Arthur Murray Dance Studios
    301 Route 22 East
    Green Brook, NJ 08812
    732-968-7600

Arts & Music

  • The Brook Arts Center
    10 Hamilton Street
    Bound Brook, NJ 08805
    732-469-7700

    Brook Arts Center, one of only eight surviving vaudeville houses and dating back to 1927, offers live performances and silent movies, hosts educational and fundraising events, and serves as an arts incubator.

  • Camera Naturalists Photography Club
    190 Lord Stirling Road
    Somerset County Environmental Education Center
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    908-766-2489

  • Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra
    Nash Theatre, Raritan Valley Community College
    118 Lamington Rd
    Branchburg, NJ 08876
    908-421-0462

    The Central Jersey Symphony is a community orchestra of 60 players, made up of amateur and professional musicians from all walks of life. The CJSO musicians are a fair representation of the community.  The mission of the Central Jersey Symphony is to enrich the community by inspiring a love of music through exciting performances, innovative programming, and educational outreach.  Performing at the Nash Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, the CJSO accomplishes this mission by:

    *Presenting the rich repertoire of orchestral classical music, including contemporary works and works of lesser-known composers. 
    *Enhancing audience appreciation of orchestral music through interaction with musicians and composers. 
    *Creating performance opportunities for New Jersey artists, both amateur and professional.

  • Farmstead Arts Center
    450 King George Road
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    347-927-8748

    Located at the Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead, Farmstead Arts Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, develop and operate the Farmstead as an historical site, an educational resource and as a venue for community arts and culture.

  • Fleetwood Museum of Art & Photographica
    614 Greenbrook Road
    North Plainfield, NJ 07063
    908-756-7810

    The Museum is housed in the Vermeule Community Center, an early 19th century mansion, located on a beautiful eight-acre Green Acres tract on Greenbrook Road, at the corner of Clinton Avenue in North Plainfield. The museum contains over 800 cameras, illustrating the 150 year evolution of camera design, and examples of many of the photographic processes which evolved during that period. The MISSION of the museum is to preserve and display these artifacts and to use them to stimulate interest in the art and science of photography.

  • Matheny School & Hospital Arts Access Program
    P.O. Box 339/Main Street
    Peapack, NJ 07977
    908-234-0011 x1440

    The Arts Access Program offers facilitated experiences in drama, music, painting, sculpture, dance and writing to individuals with severe disabilities.

  • Notables Singers
    P.O. Box 5244
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    973-216-4911

    Notables is a group of about 20 women who sing and perform "America's Favorite Music" in sounds in Broadway, jazz and pop. Notables is led by a professional musical director and accompanied by a pianist and instrumentalist (clarinet and bass). The group performs primarily in Somerset and Morris Counties and central New Jersey for a wide variety of audiences at a venues such as libraries and senior residences, and is available for bookings for private groups.

  • Printmaking Center of New Jersey
    440 River Road
    Branchburg, NJ 08876
    908-725-2110

    More than thirty five years ago, the Printmaking Council was formed to support the fine art of printmaking statewide. The Printmaking Council offers many ongoing activities and programs. The Roving Press reaches thousands of students each year, by providing on-site arts education to schools and organizations throughout the state. Subjects include photography, printmaking, papermaking and book arts, and are available for children and adults. 
    Professional artists and novices alike enroll in classes and workshops. In addition to classes, Printmaking Council members can rent time in the professional studios for a fee. The Printmaking Council of New Jersey also houses a gallery which hosts seven exhibitions each year both in-house and at other venues. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

  • Raritan Valley Choral Society
    P.O. Box 6044
    Hillsborough, NJ 08844-6044
    908-781-6351

    The Raritan Valley Choral Society, founded in 1990 in Hillsborough, New Jersey, is a chorus of varying ages, backgrounds and careers. The chorus is open to all residents of the region and offers a wide range of musical experiences. The Riverside Singers, an auditioned unit within the chorus, performs for special events requiring a smaller chorus, Christmas caroling in Hillsborough and Montgomery annually.

  • Raritan Valley Community College Art Gallery
    Branchburg Campus
    118 Lamington Road
    Branchburg, NJ 08876
    908-526-1200

    The RVCC Art Gallery hosts monthly exhibits of faculty, student and guest artists September through May, in addition to a holiday show and sale. All shows are free and open to the public; check the website for dates and times.

  • Raritan Valley Symphonic Band
    P.O. Box 6064
    Hillsborough, NJ 08844
    908-359-3136

    Three formal concerts are held yearly and one or more informal outdoor "Pops" concerts are held in the summer. All concerts are free and usually held at the Hillsborough High School auditorium. The band sponsors clinics and other musical events that are open to the public. Concerts are provided also for civic, patriotic and other events by smaller ensembles within the Band.

  • Somerset Hills Children's Chorus
    88 Claremont Road
    Bernardsville, NJ 07924
    908-766-0602 ext. 29

    The Somerset Hills Children's Chorus is a choral program for children in grades 3 through 10, divided into three ensembles: an Advanced Chorus for grades 6-10, a Preparatory Chorus for grades 4-6 and Musicianship Class for 3rd graders. In addition to public concerts in December and the spring, the Chorus performs throughout the year for various community and corporate functions. It participates in educational music activities, such as children’s choral festivals, music conventions and collaborations with other professional music ensembles. The Advanced Chorus also takes part in domestic and international tours.

  • Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission Art Gallery
    20 Grove Street
    Somerset County Administration Building
    Somerville, NJ 08876
    908-231-7110

  • Somerset County Photography Club
    C/O David McRitchie
    410 West Maple Avenue
    BoundBrook, NJ 08805
    732-469-8481

  • Somerset County Vocational Technical School Theatre
    Vogt Avenue
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807
    908-526-8900

    A 600-seat theatre in Bridgewater offering theater, concerts, and dance performances, this venue produces the "Jazz in Bridgewater" Concert Series and Jazz Weekend, as well as hosting concert performances by the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

  • Somerset Valley Orchestra
    1124 Route 202 South, Suite B-11
    The Centre at Raritan
    Raritan, NJ 
    908-725-4938

    Three major concerts are performed each year, which feature soloists and direct musical conversation between the conductor and the audience.

  • Somerset Valley Players
    689 Amwell Road
    Rte. 514
    Neshanic, NJ 08844-3317
    908-369-7469

    This community theatre provides quality entertainment to the public as well as arts education to young people.  Year-round entertainment, children's programs and free senior citizens evenings are offered. Open auditions are held frequently.

  • The Brook Arts Center
    10 Hamilton Street
    Bound Brook, NJ 08805
    732-469-7700

    Brook Arts Center, one of only eight surviving vaudeville houses and dating back to 1927, offers live performances and silent movies, hosts educational and fundraising events, and serves as an arts incubator.

  • The Center for Contemporary Art
    2020 Burnt Mill Road
    Bedminster, NJ 07921
    908-234-2345

    The Center for Contemporary Art (formerly known as the Somerset Art Association) is a vital regional art center with a comprehensive studio art school, professional exhibition program and important community outreach component.

  • The Children's Museum of Somerset County
    The PeopleCare Center, 120 Finderne Avenue
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807
    908-725-4677

    Through educational exhibits and programs, the Children's Museum of Somerset, NJ hopes to inspire every child's natural curiosity and creativity, and to nurture a love of learning. The museum also showcases the talents of young adults in the county.

  • The Nash Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College
    Route 28 & Lamington Road
    North Branch, NJ 
    (908) 725-3420

  • The Planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College
    Route 28 and Lamington Road
    North Branch, NJ 08876
    908-231-8805

    Discover a world of wonder and exclitement when you journey into the planetarium, where you will find laser concerts and star shows.  The planetarium also hosts field trips, as well as the Science Education Institute.

  • USGA Museum
    77 Liberty Corner Road
    Far Hills, NJ 07931
    908-234-2300

    A visit to the Museum is certain to provide an experience that is fun and educational for everyone – even for visitors who may never have held a golf club in their hands before. Whether you are an avid golfer, a scholar of the game’s history, a casual sports fan, or simply someone interested in the history of American culture, the USGA Museum aims to provide an experience that is truly unique and memorable.

  • Vermeule Art Center
    Clinton Avenue and Vermeule Place
    North Plainfield, NJ 07063
    908-754-1408

    The Vermeule Art Center offers member classes in watercolor and other types of painting, needlecraft and quilting, as well as hosting field trips and demonstrations.

  • Villagers Theatre
    475 DeMott Lane
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    732-873-2710

    Year-round presentations, offering seven main stage productions, four Black Box productions, four KidsVill productions, one TeensVill production, Summer Theatre Arts Program, and numerous special events.

  • Watchung Arts Center
    18 Stirling Road, at the Watchung Circle
    Watchung, NJ 07069
    908-753-0190

 

 

 

 

 


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