Middletown Arts Center Offers “Day Off” Program for Children

Spring break arts enrichment classes available to elementary students from Middletown and surrounding communities

The Middletown Arts Center (MAC), located at 36 Church Street in Middletown, N.J., will host its popular “Day Off” program April 14-18 and  April 21-25. The MAC offers families from Middletown and surrounding communities affordable half or full day of schedules for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Children will be entertained by the MAC’s professional instructors during a variety of arts and crafts, music, dance, theater and other activities. Classes are held throughout the secure 23,000 square-foot facility, which includes art workshops, a theater, dance studio, computer lab, and gallery.

Morning or afternoon sessions are available. The cost for members is $20, non-members $25. For a full day session, the cost for Middletown Arts Center members is $40, non-members $50. For an additional $7 per hour, before care begins at 7 a.m. and after care is available until 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call 732-706-4100 for more information and to register.

“The arts in schools are generally limited to an average of a few classes of instruction per week. This time includes setup and cleanup, leaving sometimes a mere 20 minutes for children and teachers to explore the arts,” said Maggie O’Brien, Executive Director of the Middletown Arts Center. “The Middletown Arts Center’s “Day Off” program, classes and camps are special opportunities for our staff to provide quality, arts enrichment to children who crave creativity beyond their classrooms.”

About the Middletown Arts Center
The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) is an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility run by the nonprofit Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council and is dedicated to bringing quality arts programming and events to Middletown and surrounding communities. The MAC offers enrichment programs and entertainment for all ages and abilities.  Visit www.middletownarts.org for more information. The MAC can also be found on Facebook at Middletown Arts Center and Twitter @MiddletownArts.