The Appel Farm Arts and Music Center

Rating: 4.8 stars   25 reviews

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Location: PO Box 888 457 Shirley Rd Elmer NJ 08318 USA

Mission: Appel Farm has a strong commitment to arts education for people of all ages, which it achieves through outstanding arts classes and professional development for teachers. It also presents music that derives from a foundation of social awareness, as well as multicultural traditions. Indeed, the Center's founders regarded the arts not only as a vehicle for self expression, but as a means and a catalyst to create community, influence social change by teaching young people about the importance of participating in the democratic process, and embracing the right to the free expression of ideas. In conjunction with this core ideology, the goals of Appel Farm are to create a warm, vibrant, supportive environment for creativity, and a place where people are accepted for who they are - a place of tolerance and respect.
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I love the music concerts at Appel Farm. Last year I saw Ann Hampton Callaway and actually got to meet her after the concert. I always have a wonderful time - it's such a unique and intimate atmosphere. One of the great things about going there is the drive. Where else in NJ can you get to see beautiful farms, and wide open spaces with horses and cows in the fields? It is surrounded by natural beauty and really de-stresses me every time I go there.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

An enriching and fun evening out with great artists in an intimate performance space.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Great presenting at very affordable prices.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Always helpful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Appel Farm is staffed by some of the area's most recognized arts promoters and leaders, and its take-notice programming is a big draw for music lovers in and out of Jersey. I've met a few kids (vocals, viola, visual art) whose talents were sharpened by the top-caliber instructors and professional musicians teaching during the summer. It's a beautiful setting, conducive for creativity, relaxation and concerts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

concerts, tours of the site

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

I had better weather

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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