Cultural Events Calendar

Dec 3
2 pm
FREE CONCERT

Summit Symphony in Concert

Conducted by Michael Avagliano, the Summit Symphony will perform Symphony No. 1 by Jean Sibelius; Pelleas et Melisande by Gabriel Faure; and the Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms.

FREE

Summit High School
125 Kent Place Blvd., Summit NJ
summitsymphony.org

  • Entire venue is wheelchair-accessible, with entrance ramps and elevators.

Dec 9 – Dec 18 weekends
Fri Dec 9 & 16 at 8pm | Sat Dec 10 & 17 at 1pm and 8pm | Sun Dec 11 & 18 at 2pm
MUSICAL THEATRE (live in-person)

Elf, the Musical

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Tickets: $25 online; $30 at the door

CDC Theatre
78 Winans Ave., Cranford NJ
908-276-7611
cdctheatre.org

  • Wheelchair-accessible venue

Dec. 10
12 noon – 1:30 pm
FREE DANCE WORKSHOP (Live in-person)

Beginner Hip-Hop Masterclass with Bo Belza

Come find your groove at this beginner-level masterclass with teacher, dancer and choreographer Bo Belza. Signed with MSA Talent Agency, Bo ad has danced for artists such as BTS, Jonas Brothers, Travis Scott and at the VMAS.

Class is FREE. Sneakers suggested.

To register, email Taina.Bey@theconnectiononline.org

The Connection
79 Maple St., Summit
theconnectiononline.org

Dec. 11
3 pm
CONCERT

Concord Singers Holiday Concert: What Can I Give

The Concord Singers will perform of choral selections centering around the message of “giving joyfully with our indomitable spirit, and with our whole heart.” Matthew Zabiegala conducts, with Robert Long on piano. Concord Singers, a women’s community chorus, performs varied music, including works composed and/or arranged by women.

Calvary Episcopal Church
31 Woodland Ave., Summit

Tickets: $20 (pay at the door via Square, cash, or check) concordsingers.org

Dec. 16
7:30 pm
FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT (Live in-person)

Annual Holiday Concert by Westfield Community Concert Band

The Westfield Community Concert Band presents its 32nd annual Holiday Concert with special guests, the Edison Intermediate School Broadway Singers. Concert will feature both traditional and contemporary holiday-season selections. Celebrate the season!

Free public concert

Edison Intermediate School Auditorium
800 Rahway Ave., Westfield
908-337-9073
westfieldcommunityband.com

  • Site is wheelchair-accessible.

Dec. 17
12 noon – 1:30 pm
FREE DANCE WORKSHOP (Live in-person)

Beginner Graham Masterclass with Sierra Sanders

Come explore the technique of American dance legend Martha Graham in this beginner-level masterclass with artist and educator Sierra Sanders. Sierra was a member of Graham 2 and received her Teacher’s Certification in Graham Technique from the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. Ages 10+.

Class is FREE.

To register, email Taina.Bey@theconnectiononline.org

The Connection
79 Maple St., Summit
theconnectiononline.org

Dec 18
3 pm (Live in-person)
HOLIDAY CONCERT & TOY DRIVE

Choral Art Society of NJ

Conducted by Martin Sedek and joined by professional soloists, the Choral Art Society will perform the Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio and other holiday choral gems by Kirby Shaw, Samuel Adler, Martin Sedek, Donald Fraser and more. There will also be a toy drive at this concert – please consider bringing a wrapped toy (for a child ages 2-12) to the concert for donation to children in need. See website below for full details.

Tickets: $25 advance or $30 at the door | Students & seniors $20 advance or $25 at the door | Under 12 FREE

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
414 East Broad St., Westfield, NJ
908-209-5435
casofnj.org

  • Wheelchair-accessible venue.
  • All programs are large print.
  • For other accommodations, please call

Ongoing

ART EXHIBIT

56th Annual New Jersey Art Show (2022 Virtual Exhibit – view any time)

The New Jersey Senior Art Show is an exhibit of artworks created by both professional and non-professional artists, ages 60 and up, from all 21 counties across the state. The show comprises all first-place artworks (in each media category) from every county’s senior art show, previously held this year. The 2022 NJ Senior Art Show includes works by 16 Union County artists. Ten of these Union County artists received a state-level award.

See the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show here.

The NJ Senior Citizen Art Show is a co-sponsored project of Mercer County’s Division of Culture and Heritage and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

2022 CONCERT Performance
Video (watch any time)

Steeple Concerts – Masterworks at St. Paul’s

Enjoy a beautiful pre-recorded concert conducted by Mark Hyczko, with orchestra and chorale performing Symphony No. 2 for Chorus and Orchestra, “Lobgesang,” by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1837).

This concert was performed live at St. Paul’s Church, Westfield.

Click here for this concert performance.
FREE