Fair Lawn Community Center
George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation

Arts, Theater and Events

Upcoming Events

The Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation located at 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ is proud to announce the following
Upcoming Performance/Event listings for October - December 2018                                                   


“PARADE” presented by Old Library Theatre

October 12-14 and October 19-21, 2018

Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm

Sunday matinees at 2 pm

In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ.  Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate.  His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who find the strength and love to become his greatest champion.  For information and ticket sales call 973-OLT-4420 or visit

“The “Island” Mikado”
presented by Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm

This new version, written and produced by The Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, sets the opera in the present day, on the (fictitious) Island of Palan.  The opera contains all the original music and follows the original story with a change to the character names.  A "backstory" has been created to help make the new version more enjoyable: Several years before the action, Harriette, a very wealthy woman, arrives on the Island of Palan, befriends the Goveneur, falls for his son, Christopher but he flees rather than be forced to marry her. Christopher then meets Blossum and they immediately fall in love, however she and her two sisters (Lily and Rose) are wards of Nico, and Nico has decided to marry Blossum.  Nico, Jimmy and Bobby had previously fled the USA on tax evasion charges arriving in Palan, a well know place for money laundering.  They become part of the local society.  The chorus of men and ladies are tourists enjoying the Island of Palan.  For information and ticket sales visit

Dave Rowe and Kendall Morse      
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8 pm 
For information and ticket sales call 201-384-1325 or visit 


“12 Angry Jurors” presented by St. Anne Stages

November 8-11, 2018

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm

Sunday matinee at 3 pm 

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father.  “He doesn’t stand a chance,” mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room.  It looks like an open-and-shut case – until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts.  Twelve Angry Jurors is a heightened courtroom thriller that puts you on the edge of your seat while powerfully exploring what it means to live in a democracy. 
For information and ticket sales visit


“Arsenic & Old Lace” presented by Old Library Theatre

November 29 - December 2, 2018

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm

Sunday matinee at 2 pm

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life, he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement.  Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene - his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure - but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years!  For information and ticket sales call 973-OLT-4420 or visit


“A Holiday Portrait” presented by North Jersey Concert Band

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8 pm

Please join us as we perform a variety of Christmas and Hanukkah selections from traditional to contemporary, classical to pop and music compilations from around the world.  All tickets: $10.  Tickets available at or at the box office the evening of the performance.


Dom Flemons and the Rix (Rick Nestler & Rik Palieri)    
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8 pm 
For information and ticket sales call 201-384-1325 or visit 


“Singing the Holidays” presented by Skyline Theatre Company

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3 pm
This nostalgic, fun and charming musical celebration of the holidays is the perfect family event in the setting of a 1960’s TV holiday special!  Full of the singing and dancing to the music we reminisce and love during the holiday season… including an audience sing-a-long!  The perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the season!  For information and ticket sales call
800-474-1299 or visit

General Note: All programming subject to change. Doors to the theater open one hour before show time and any available tickets can be purchased at the Theater Box Office at that time. For further information and upcoming event listings please check the Community Center website at or and click on the Community Center.

We welcome and continue to take both private and corporate bookings for use of our Theater, Atrium Lobby and conference room facilities. For rental information please call the Office of Corporate and Cultural Planning at 201-794-5346 or email us at

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Business Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Excluding holidays)

Community Center Hours:

Mon. through Fri. - 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office of Corporate & Cultural Planning
Name: Robin Schamach 
Title: Corporate & Cultural Planner
Address: Fair Lawn Municipal Building
8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410

Phone: 201-794-5346 
Fax: 201-703-4257


Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm  
Monday to Friday


Personalized Theater Seats

Donation: $100

Have your name, family name, business or organization displayed on a seat in our state of the art theater.

You supply the inscription and we will design the theater seat plaque.

For information please call (201) 794-5372