Theater masks of the PCCC Cultural Affairs

Call for Submissions to 30th Anniversary

The Cultural Affairs Department offers a full schedule of quality cultural programming throughout the year to all residents of Passaic County. Thousands of people, young and old, enjoy the facilities of our 300 seat, state-of-the-art theater and our 1500 seat gymnasium to hear concerts, see live theater, enjoy poetry readings, meet famous artists and view films.


The Cultural Affairs Department acts as the parent organization of the following programs (click for more information):

Poetry center Logo Children in the theater Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council Art Galleries - Artist and his Sculpture
Collage of images showing Cultural Affairs activities
“Silhouette Dancers”: Inner City Ensemble
“Silhouette Dancers”: Inner City Ensemble

In its new home, the historic Hamilton Club Building, established in 1897 as a gentleman's club and purchased by PCCC in 1995, the Cultural Affairs Department is an integral part of the College's relationship with the community. The Department emphasizes diverse programs reflecting the rich ethnic makeup of Passaic County, including Latino and African American art, theater and poetry.

As a tribute to the high quality of these programs, the Cultural Affairs Department has been honored with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the New Jersey Historical Commission, the Lannan Foundation, the New Jersey State Teen Arts Program, and the Paterson Alumni Association.

The Cultural Affairs Department strives to maintain a barrier-free facility including complete access for patrons using wheelchairs, large print materials, sign-interpreted programs, and FM listening systems.