ProgStock’s Inaugural Venue
ProgStock will take place October 13-15, 2017 at the Union County Performing Arts Center (or UCPAC) located at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, New Jersey 07065.
The historic Union County Performing Arts Center landmark was originally a vaudeville-era silent movie house. First opened in 1928, this is a beautifully restored multipurpose facility that is the centerpiece of the recently established arts district of Rahway, New Jersey. UCPAC is playing a vital role in the cultural renaissance of the community. UCPAC is run by a non-profit organization staffed by professional, hard-working employees and is supported by an outstanding volunteer corps and its local community of residents.
ProgStock’s “Host” Hotel (and more!)
We at ProgStock truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we’ve gone through the process of choosing a “host” hotel for our festival. After diligently evaluating a wide array of excellent hotels in and around Rahway, we’ve chosen what we believe is a true gem of a hotel: the APA Hotel Woodbridge located at 120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, New Jersey 08830.
This hotel is where the artists, staff, and special guests of ProgStock will stay throughout the weekend, and it will also provide the ballroom and hospitality for our Late Night events on Friday and Saturday nights. It is a very short and easy drive from the theater, and provides free wi-fi and free parking for everyone. We’ve negotiated a special nightly rate for ProgStock attendees, so come stay at this amazing hotel with us! The rate ($139/night) will apply to all three nights of the festival, from check-in on Friday, October 13 through check-out on Monday, October 16. You can call the APA Hotel Woodbridge directly and ask for the ProgStock nightly rate, or you can book online here:
Of course, you can choose from any of the numerous great hotels in and around Rahway…whatever suits you best! But, another good choice is the “sister hotel” of the APA Hotel Woodbridge, the Crowne Plaza Edison located at 2055 Lincoln Highway, Edison, New Jersey 08817.
This hotel has also joined the ProgStock family and will offer a special nightly rate ($129/night) for all three nights of the festival. It’s a little further down the road, but is still quite close to everything…and it will also provide free wi-fi and free parking to everyone. You can call the Crowne Plaza Edison directly and ask for the ProgStock nightly rate, or you can book online here:
Getting To/From the Venue/Hotels
For those folks who will not have their own vehicle with them at the festival…there are many options for getting between the venue and hotels. First, as always, you can carpool with friends (you will see plenty of old ones, and make plenty of new ones, at this festival!) and get where you need to be. Hands down, that’s most likely going to cover all the needs you have in this department. There’s always taxicabs, which will be quite aware of the festival and easy to grab (and our staff will help you, if needed). But also keep in mind that Uber and Lyft are available, too…it’s a commuter town, after all! Estimates between the UCPAC and the APA Hotel are in the neighborhood of $10 (car) and $15 (SUV). Between the UCPAC and the Crowne Plaza those estimates are in the neighborhood of $18 (car) and $25 (SUV). Share any of those rides with friends, and you’ll do just fine!