News & Updates

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC Set to Bring Students Back Onsite

After going dark six months ago, The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC’s will welcome aspiring dancers and actors back to its studios this month. 

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bergenPAC Extends the Sunset Drive-In Concert Series

bergenPAC is proud to announce that its Sunset Drive-In Concert Series is being extended into September with three more performances. Residents are invited to enjoy a variety of fun music and comedy acts in a safe outdoor setting. The Sunset Drive-In Concert Series is a reimagined live concert experience with artists performing full sets, complete with lighting and large LED screens, in the Westfield Garden State Plaza parking lot. It’s just one ticket per vehicle.

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Save Our Stage – Four Ways You Can Help Today

Despite the incredible challenges brought on by COVID-19, our historic, nonprofit performing arts center is still determined to serve as your home for cultural entertainment and arts education.

Our theater went dark five months ago and will likely remain so into next year. The building has had a few names in its nearly 100-year existence because every time this cultural beacon’s existence was challenged, the community rallied to keep its spirit alive. This is your chance to carry on that heritage and ensure we can welcome you back through our doors for the joy of live entertainment when it is safe again.

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bergenPAC is Back With The Sunset Drive-In Concert Series

Live music returns to Bergen County! Bringing people together with the joy of live performing arts is what makes bergenPAC such an important part of the region’s cultural fabric. While COVID-19 restrictions on large indoor gatherings could cause the theater to stay dark through 2021, the show must go on!

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Marking the 30th Anniversary of ADA

This Sunday celebrates the 30th anniversary of when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. 

bergenPAC takes its ADA responsibility seriously as it ties into its nonprofit mission to make live performing arts and arts education more accessible to everyone. While the historic theater has certain limitations, bergenPAC’s staff strives to make everyone’s visit as comfortable as possible.

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The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC Virtual Summer Programs

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC online programs let children study theater, dance and music with professional teaching artists from the comfort of their homes. This is a great way to keep kids engaged, while developing important life skills, including discipline, creativity and self-confidence.

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Virtual Early Childhood Music Keeps the Fun Going This Summer

It’s never too late to develop a love for music and dance, but starting early certainly has its benefits. The Early Childhood Music program at The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC provides developmentally appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy while bonding with their parents or caregivers.

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Scholarship Program Keeps the Performing Arts School Open to Everyone

bergenPAC knows that just offering classes isn’t enough if it wants to truly deliver on its mission to make live performing arts and arts education more accessible to everyone in the community. The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC established a Scholarship Program several years ago that ensures no child who wants to develop their artistic passions will be turned away because of financial hardship.

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Go Deeper into Dance with Summer Intensives

The summer may be the time to relax, but it can also be perfect for upping the intensity. The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC’s virtual summer programs include two separate two-week dance intensives led by Dance Artistic Director Roberta Mathes.

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The Performing Arts School

The Performing Arts School provides arts education to students age 3 months to 21 years throughout Northern New Jersey. With classes in all types of performing arts, outreach programs throughout the state, and programming for children with special needs, every donation helps create more opportunities for new artists.

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