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Honorable Mentions


Central Jersey Performing Arts Center
State Theatre New Jersey
New Brunswick

State Theatre is an 1800-seat venue that is credited as a major factor in New Brunswick’s return to economic vitality. State offers international orchestras, Broadway musicals, world-class dance, stand-up comedy, children's theater, world music, and more—annually attracting some 200,000 patrons.


South Jersey Symphony/Orchestra
Bay Atlantic Symphony
Atlantic City

Bay Atlantic Symphony is a professional orchestra that performs concerts throughout the year in southern New Jersey. The symphony performs and reinterprets a wide range of the traditional classical canon, including Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach, in addition to premiering new work. The company is also active in educational outreach projects.


North Jersey Art Museum
Newark Museum

The Newark Museum is the state's largest museum, holding fine collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. Its extensive collections of American art include works by Hiram Powers, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Frank Stella.