9/27/2016 - Hackensack Announces Construction Kickoff Ceremony for Performing Arts Center

Hackensack announces Construction Kickoff Ceremony for Performing Arts Center
Event will mark official beginning of construction on project expected to become cultural landmark 

HACKENSACK, N.J. --  Mayor John Labrosse, members of the City Council, city officials and leaders in the local business and arts communities will join together on Tuesday, September 27th at 11:00 a.m., to officially kick off construction of the new Hackensack Performing Arts Center. The City Council recently awarded a contract for the renovation of the building and it is scheduled to open in the Spring. Upon its completion, the Performing Arts Center is expected to become a cultural landmark for the city as well as a vital cornerstone of its downtown redevelopment efforts. Construction is being supported by nearly $400,000 in private donations raised by the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance as well as $2 million in city funding to renovate the existing building. 

WHO: Mayor Labrosse, City Council members, City Manager, City of Hackensack staff, Hackensack Dept. of Cultural Affairs,  Main Street Business Alliance, Community and Arts Leaders 
WHAT: Hackensack Performing Arts Center Construction Kickoff Ceremony
WHEN: Tuesday, September 27th at 11:00 a.m. 
WHERE: Site of Performing Arts Center, 102 State Street, Hackensack NJ

The event will be held outside the performing arts center in the adjacent Atlantic Street Park and it will be open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided as well as a performance by Mario Sen of Inner Gypsy.