Bank of America Supports Family Matinee Series
(February 28, 2013 Elmer, NJ) Appel Farm Arts & Music Center is pleased to announce that Bank of America is the inaugural sponsor for the 2013 family matinee series at the Landis Theater. The pledge of $10,000 will help to bring live performances to the southern New Jersey region throughout the coming months. A recent performance at the theater attracted over 600 people to downtown Vineland, a near-capacity audience.
“The Family Matinee Series offers a creative way for families to enjoy the arts together,” said Bob Doherty, New Jersey president, Bank of America. “In addition, arts and cultural programming continues to be an important local economic driver, particularly in New Jersey communities.”
The Family Matinee Series provides an affordable and enjoyable way for families to attend live performances together. Many of the performances being presented by Appel Farm at the Landis this season are based on literary classics and will serve to reinforce learning at school and home. Broadening learning, and appreciation for cultural traditions is a goal that can be achieved through the art of theater.
Spring performances include the beloved Berenstain Bears on Sun., March 24, the Wizard of Oz Sun., April 14 and Martha Speaks on Sun. May 5. All performances are at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $12, and a three-show mini-subscription is available for $30.
“Bank of America’s support through the years has had a wide impact in the southern New Jersey region,” stated Appel Farm’s executive director Loren Thomas. “For many years it has sponsored our Arts & Music Festival, helping us to bring thousands of people to Elmer, NJ where they experience live music and beautiful crafts. We are deeply grateful for this additional gift that helps our local families to enjoy live performances in a beautiful theater.”
The Landis Theater is located at 830 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360.
Call the theater at (856) 691-1121 for further information.
About Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Appel Farm at the Landis events are produced by Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, a non-profit regional arts center serving audiences, artists, and students. Programs include an overnight summer arts camp, concerts, family matinees, a major outdoor music festival, and classes for children and adults, outreach in New Jersey public schools and a conference center. More information about Appel Farm can be found at www.appelfarm.org, or by calling (856) 358-2472.
These programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Major funding provided by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. Supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. Appel Farm at The Landis Family Matinees supported in part by Bank of America. Additional funding sources include corporations, foundations and individual contributions by friends, Trustees and alumni of Appel Farm. Appel Farm has been designated a Major Arts Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts