Here at STAGES, we continue to evaluate and assess our commitment to celebrating diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we recognize that – like many other organizations – our programming schedule over the years has been directly influenced by the Christian holiday calendar. Earlier this fall, we created more space in our calendar for young people, their families, and our staff to observe a wider array of additional holidays without missing out on STAGES programming. A list of holidays appears below. 

We are excited to learn about more of the traditions and celebrations that make the STAGES community unique, and we are committed to recognizing and celebrating different cultures throughout the year.

STAGES administrative offices, and all programs/activities will be CLOSED on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr Day
*President’s Day
*Patriot’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Indigenous Peoples Day
Veterans Day
All of Thanksgiving Week
The last 2 weeks of December (including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve)

*President’s Day and Patriot’s Day begin the February and April school vacation weeks, respectively. STAGES will be closed on these days, with the exception of any M-F vacation daycamp programs taking place.

STAGES administrative offices may be open on the following holidays – but there will be no rehearsals, class meetings or performances; and, staff members observing any of these holidays are excused from work:

Passover (first night)
Ramadan (first night)
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
Hanukkah (first night)

We invite feedback from the STAGES community about this list, including any omissions, or suggestions about how we can make our program more welcoming for our young people and their families. Contact us any time!