AT the Center

NECS offers after school, weekend and summer programs for young people ages 8 – 18 providing classes in arts and performance, Science and technology as well as tools for leadership and empowerment, collaboration, creative problem-solving, self-expression, confidence and opportunities to engage in social action.

Through collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of local organizations, artist and families, NECS delivers programs that are creative, experiential, promotes problem solving skills, social emotional learning and a sense of citizenship. NECS employs a caring team of adult mentors that develop and provide innovative curriculum that weaves character development into all aspects of our programs.

Performance Arts

Children’s Theatre Company of Peekskill (CTC)

Drama, dance, music and character education all rolled up into an Award winning Children’s Theatre Company program dedicated to “Building Character on Stage.” CTC is dedicated to introducing children and youth to the incomparable magic of theatre. CTC is committed to developing in each child a keen sense of citizenship alongside their artistic achievements. CTC Peekskill has been in operation since 2006 and have been written up in various newspapers including the New York Times.

Every fall, NECS registers 20-28 young artists to join the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) in a 4-month process of rehearsals and workshops in character education. In February, CTC premieres their theater production to a packed house of audience members of diverse ages and socio-economic backgrounds. CTC carefully chooses shows that have social relevance to the participants lives. CTC Peekskill boasts 13 successful seasons! Our productions over the years have addressed, racial issues, bullying, environmental issues, gender equality, and Native American history with the aim to educating the children and audiences to the truth of the oneness of humanity.

CTC SCHEDULE 2019/2020 – Auditions/open house October 5, 10:30 AM. Season resumes October 12 – February 15. Check back in September for 2019/2020 schedule and to register.

leadership and empowerment


The Virtues Program (AGES 8 – 10)

Girl Rising Leadership and Empowerment (AGES 11 – 14)

Race Unity Circle for Youth (AGES 15 – 18)

NECS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions can be made payable to New Era Creative Space and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. To Make a Donation CLICK HERE or mail donation to New Era Creative Space, 1016 Brown St., Peekskill NY 10566