New Jersey Youth Symphony Returns To The Mills At Jersey Gardens For Its Annual PLAYATHON

Program includes symphonic highlights from Harry Potter, The Lord of The Rings, and Star Wars.

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The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) returns to The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey's largest outlet and value retail center, for its annual Playathon on Sunday, March 26.

Nearly 500 talented young musicians will entertain shoppers with pops favorites, including symphonic highlights from Harry Potter, The Lord of The Rings, and Star Wars. In addition to the festival orchestra performance in Center Court at 3:00 p.m., two additional stages will feature NJYS jazz, woodwind, and percussion performers beginning at 12:30 p.m.

As the youth orchestra program's largest fundraiser, Playathon helps provide financial assistance for students who would not otherwise be able to participate in NJYS, as well as ensures the continuation of programs that support excellence in music education for all. This year, 25% of donations to the Playathon made on March 26 will go to support Children's Specialized Hospital to give back to other children in need in the Garden State.

To learn more, make a donation, or view the Playathon livestream, visit


American Repertory Ballet Presents PREMIERE3 At The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, June 10-11

Tripling down on its commitment to dynamic new work, American Repertory Ballet (ARB) returns to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center June 10-11 with Premiere3, an evocative and intriguing triple bill. The program features world premieres by acclaimed choreographers Ethan Stiefel and Amy Seiwert, and the company premiere of the Arthur Mitchell classic, Holberg Suite. 

International Theatre Festival Begins This Weekend At JCTC

Jersey City Theater Center will present a series of international performances as part of the Voices International Theatre Festival. The theater will present five plays from June 2 through June 15 at Jersey City Theater Center.

Christopher Riddle To Celebrate Nelson Riddle and Musical Memories at Special Talk Event

An exceptionally sentimental and very special rare event, Remembering Nelson Riddle: A Conversation/Talk Featuring Christopher Riddle, is being presented by producer Karen Morris of Sand Castle Communications, and will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 2:30pm to 4pm, at the Avon Marina Building, 2 Main Street, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ.

'Art Takes the Bench' Calls For Artists

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen and the Borough of New Milford have announced a call for three visual artists or artist teams to design and paint murals on three public benches in three public parks for the 'Art Takes the Bench!' project. 


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