While the holidays have wound down, the winter activities have started to pick up! The Barron Arts Center next to your apartment in Woodbridge, NJ, has plenty to do to help you keep busy during these cold months.

For starters, when you visit the Barron Arts Center, you’re visiting a nationally registered historic place. Built in 1877, the Richardsonian Revival style building was once the Barron Library. Its stained-glass windows and clock tower provide an intimate setting for a multitude of arts activities, just as it once did for the many bibliophiles who visited back in the day. Now, you can enjoy a musical performance, a poetry reading, readers and forums and more.

The best part: the Barron Arts Center offers programming to the public, free of charge with the support of the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission right near your apartment in Woodbridge, NJ.

Some upcoming events and programs include Painting and Drawing classes for Kids and Adults. Offered on Saturday mornings, these 8 week session are great for any skill level. Try your hand at David Langley’s Digital Photography Weekend Workshops. Designed to take the mystery out of digital photography, this course has select weekends and limited spaces. Be sure to register early! If drawing is more your thing, check out the cartooning course offered on Sundays for children aged 8-12. You can also learn about Art History with another course for children 8-12.

The All Seasons Chamber Players will be coming to the Barron Arts Center on January 27th. They are a leading chamber music ensemble in the New York – New Jersey metropolitan area and play a mix of music from baroque to contemporary periods. Their repertoire includes new and unusual works as well as standard chamber music like duets, trios and quartets.  It will be their 27th time visiting the Barron Arts Center this year.

More new events will be coming to the Barron Arts Center near your apartment in Woodbridge, NJ, in 2017.