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​Middlesex County has a vibrant arts, history and cultural community that celebrates it.

From local theater, to museums to top-notch cultural arts programming, Middlesex County has something for everyone. Located in the center of New Jersey and home to a population that is among the most diverse in the United States, Middlesex County attracts visitors looking for all types of artistic and cultural pursuits.  

The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders are committed to increasing the presence of the arts throughout our County. To that end, the Board established the Middlesex County Arts and Cultural Trust Fund and approved a strategic Regional Cultural Plan to guide investment of significant resources in the County’s arts, culture and history assets.  The Plan serves as a roadmap to guide the County through 2020 to achieve its aspiration that: All residents of Middlesex County have the opportunity to access and participate in the arts, culture and history that enrich their lives.
  
                                  

 The Middlesex County Office of Arts & History offers folklife programming, multicultural events, special projects, podcasts and publications. Programs are held at the County's East Jersey Old Town Village and at the Cornelius Low House, the County museum, both in Piscataway. The Office also helps produce programming for local arts and culture groups. These events happen throughout the County. 

One of the County's standout theatrical productions is its annual Plays-in-the-Park series, which attracts more than 50,000 fans each summer to the amphitheater in Roosevelt Park in Edison. Plays-in-the-Park is dedicated to producing musicals that recreate or resemble, as closely as possible, the intent, stature and scope of the original Broadway productions. The series represents a unique collaborative partnership between community theater and local government since 1963. The program is sponsored by the Middlesex County Freeholders and the County Office of Parks and Recreation.

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