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"Bringing the Arts to Life"

The Northwoods Arts Council (NAC) is a non-profit organization formed in 1993. Its mission is "Bringing the Arts to Life" in Hackensack and surrounding communities. The council is a dedicated group of volunteers who work to enrich our lives by offering quality, arts-related events each year.

NAC has presented winter and summer theater shows, band concerts, jazz festivals, art & book festivals, poetry recognition events, Sculpture in the Park, and has provided scholarship money to graduating high school seniors. It is through the passion of volunteers and generous donations of supporters, that the NAC accomplishes its mission.


2018 Events



Josh Duffee and his Big Band Returns

Friday, July 6 & Saturday, July 7, 2018: Josh Duffee and his Big Band will return for a two day music festival,  “The Kings of Swing Play Carnegie Hall.”  The festival will pay tribute to the famous Carnegie Hall Jazz Concerts of the Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller orchestras in 1938 and 1939 in New York City.

Featured soloists will include Lynne Hart on Clarinet for the Benny Goodman Concert, and David Budimir on Trombone for the Glenn Miller Concert. 

Concerts will be performed at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Hackensack Community Building.  Refreshments will be available, plus a dance floor for those of you who will find it impossible to stay in your seats! Watch this space for ticket information – coming in Spring, 2018.

Northwoods Arts & Book Festival

Saturday, August 11:  Northwoods Art and Book Festival, featuring artists and authors in the Hackensack Community Building, Union Congregational Church, and along Lake Avenue East. The 2018 festival will bring back its popular exhibits, food and activities, with some very exciting new additions. 

Applications for the Arts & Book Festival available here.

If you or anyone you know that would be interested in applying for our Arts & Book Festival please contact us.

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