The arts are essential in building vital communities. Meaningful arts programming has the power to connect us as a society and revitalize us as individuals. Art plays a fundamental role in a well-rounded educational system as well as a prospering economy. Communities that integrate art into their culture posses a universal language with which to interpret the past and envision the future. Central Jersey has an incredibly rich and diverse cultural landscape. CJAC ensures communities have access to everything this region has to offer.

Located at the Blazing Star Cultural Arts Center, 63 Carteret Avenue.

November Calendar

Carteret Comic Exhibit 10/28 – 11/10 The annual Comic Exhibit is back! This year features East Side Mags from Montclair, NJ, and artist spotlight, Soly! Come as your favorite character, and purchase selected comics, collectibles, and artwork! A night of epic contemporary & vintage animation based on Western and Eastern art!
*See Calendar for Comic Exhibit Hours
Carteret Historical Committee Meeting: 11/03 7:00 PM
Carteret Diwali Event 11/13
1-4 PM
Plenty of unique activities, from creating your Diya to learning how to drape a Saree, tasting sweet and savory treats, and much more! An Event you wouldn’t want to miss!
Carteret Community Chorus:
Ages 17 +
Every Wednesday: 7:00 – 9:00 PM Prepping for the Holidays!
Carteret Community Theater 11/15: Meeting Open to the Public!
GSA Meeting 11/17:
LGBTQIA+
Sound Healing Workshop 11/27
12-1 PM
Must RSVP to attend; recharge with Alexandra!
*Bring your yoga mat

Carteret Sound Healing

We’re back with another Sound Healing Workshop!
Join Central Jersey Arts Council in a one-hour workshop led by Alexandra M. with healing the mind, body, and soul through tonal frequencies. Visit our website to rsvp today!

NOVEMBER 27TH, 2022 FROM 12 – 1 PM

Carteret Diwali Event

Come together to learn and celebrate Diwali

Deepavali or Diwali is known as the “Festival of Lights” and is a Hindu holiday widely celebrated in India, in South Asia, and across the Hindu Diaspora.

The word ‘Deepavali’ derives from Sanskrit and means “row of lights.” Festivities include the illumination of lights, candles, firecrackers, and diya (clay lamps) to symbolize the victory of good over evil, inner light over spiritual darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. Diwali is a time for gathering with loved ones, celebrating life, and committing to making the right decisions in life

November 13, 2022 from 1-4 PM

Plenty of unique activities, from creating your diya to learning how to drape a saree, tasting sweet and savory treats, and much more! An Event you wouldn’t want to miss!