Courtesy New Brunswick City Center
From small towns to larger cities, Middlesex County promotes local arts scenes and produces dynamic arts
events for its residents and visitors. Filled with countless cultural and creative opportunities, Middlesex County
includes vibrant hubs with highly active arts councils and commissions, such as those in Carteret, Metuchen,
New Brunswick, Perth Amboy and Woodbridge.
From local artistic businesses and art galleries to museums and musical venues, Middlesex County attracts visitors
looking for all types of artistic and best-in-class cultural arts programming. The award-winning Plays-in-the-Park
series held at Edison’s Roosevelt Park amphitheater attracts an audience of over 50,000 each summer. A unique
collaboration between community theater and local government since 1963, these standout theatrical productions
recreate as closely as possible the intent, stature and scope of the original Broadway productions.
The newly formed Arts Institute of Middlesex County is located in the dynamic New Brunswick Performing Arts
Center. The Institute oversees the Office of Arts and History and plays a major role in the coordination, strategic
development, and funding of programs throughout the county. Creative partnerships provide broad access to local
and county experiences that celebrate the ways our community stories interweave to create a rich and vibrant
tapestry that serves to unify us and connect us with our state and nation.
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Middlesex County has something for everyone!