"Our Mission:  To coordinate and conduct cultural and performing arts programs, including art, dance, music and theater,
for the benefit of the residents of Hanover Township."

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Coming Events:

Hanover Cabaret 2017:  On Saturday April 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. please join us for the annual Hanover Cabaret, at the Hanover Township Rec Center on Jefferson Road. This program features live entertainment with two styles of a cappella singing: modern and traditional!  Light refreshments will be served.  Admission is free, but reservations are required by emailing to (please state number of seats requested).  For more information, download the flyer here.

Hanover Wind Symphony:  The Hanover Wind Symphony is our community-based symphonic wind band, and is made up exclusively of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.  The HWS is now in its 32nd season of delighting audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. The 2016-2017 season will feature an outstanding line-up of performances:

•          October 26, 2016 - "A Night in the Big City"

•          December 11, 2016 - "Christmas Presence IX"

•          Feb 26, 2017 - "The Bickford Theatre"

•          April 5, 2017 - "Outreach Concert at Mount Olive HS"

•          May 10, 2017 - Concert at Memorial Junior School

For program details, as well as venue and schedule information, check regularly at the website of the Hanover Wind Symphony at

Art on the Wall: 

Art on the Wall is pleased to present photographic works by long-time Whippany resident John Diglio. John Diglio was the first Director of the Dumont Television Center at Montclair State University.  Quoting the staff, "His fondest memory was watching the students grow.  They came in quiet and meek, and they got reborn at a certain point, once they got the confidence... and they became leaders and creators."  All his life he liked to preserve his family's memories with photography.  He is also an opera fan and enjoys live performances not just at the Met but in many small-town opera houses in Italy, where he visits on a regular basis.  To view a sample of his photos, visit Art on the Wall in the Township Building in May and June, 2017.

"The Grand Canal in Venice," photograph by John Diglio


Local Artists, by invitation of the committee, hang their works in the public areas of the Township Municipal Building. Art work has included Original Oils, Lithographs, Watercolors, Photography, Stone Rubbings, Historical Maps, Pencil Drawings, etc.

Shows are hung for a minimum of two months, permitting viewers to see 6 artists' work each year.

Music / Dance

Concerts are hosted, coordinated and supported to offer our residents a wide diversity of performances. We have enjoyed the concerts of the
West Point Military Band, Jazz band, numerous performances by professional and amateur area musicians, singers, and actors. We have also
provide continual support the The Hanover Wind Symphony, a local organization that has, over the past 25 years, grown to perform in professional venues in Boston, Rhode Island, New York and throughout New Jersey.

Hanover Wind Symphony  on YouTube:  A selection of videos of the Hanover Wind Symphony can be found online at the HWS Official YouTube Channel.  Check it out anytime to see and hear the orchestra in live performances from the past few years.

The Cultural Arts Committee is open to township residents who wish to enhance the Arts experience for township residents. Meetings are held monthly, excluding July and August, in the Municipal Building on the 1st Thursday of each month. If you are interested in becoming a member … click here

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Recent Events:

Hanover Cabaret 2017:  On April 29, 2017, an enthusiastic audience of area residents enjoyed singing performances from two a cappella groups:   the all-male barbershop-style Morris Music Men, and Drew University’s all-female On A Different Note.  For more information about the performers, see:  






A Tribute to Count Basie:  On January 15, 2017, the CAC sponsored the Chatham Community Jazz Band, led by Director Ed Beales, in a tribute to New Jersey’s own jazz great William “Count” Basie (1904-1984).   A capacity crowd enjoyed two sets of legendary tunes in the “big band” style.