Thursday, April 9, 2020

AN UPDATE FROM bergenPAC

An Update From Our CEO

Dear Friends of bergenPAC,

I want to share with you what has been happening at bergenPAC, but first I hope you and your families are doing well. While we would love to have you coming to the theater, it is so important that we all do our part to help the community stay safe by continuing to remain at home as much as possible.

However, as we have all learned, technology can keep us connected and engaged while we have to stay at home. I am happy to say this means we have been able to continue our nonprofit mission to make live performing arts and arts education more accessible to everyone in the community.

Our renowned Performing Arts School brought all its classes online. We have programs in dance, theater and music for all ages and abilities. If you have a child who has never taken a class with us because perhaps it was inconvenient timing, I invite you to now join us now so they can stay engaged and explore the fun of performing arts. It is not too late to enroll in sessions already underway or brand new offerings. And, in keeping with our belief that no child should ever be turned away because of financial hardships, scholarships are available. To learn more about the Virtual Performing Arts School at bergenPAC, please visit bergenpac.org/onlineclasses.

We have also continued our partnership with the Westfield Garden State Plaza to present free family entertainment. We now livestream events on their Facebook page every Saturday at 10 a.m. I hope you and your families tune in and enjoy.

I know there is nothing like the magic of live entertainment. When the time is right, we look forward to welcoming you back to the theater. But for now, if you can, please stay safe at home. For the latest information on our performance schedule, school and how you can help us stay strong and continue serving our community in so many wonderful ways, please visit bergenpac.org/covid-19-update.

Sincerely,

Dominic Roncace
bergenPAC President & CEO