Mayors of Broomfield and Maruko signed the first "Friendship City" document in May, 2001. In 2005, Maruko and other smaller municipalities merged to become part of the larger community of Ueda. Broomfield's and Ueda's mayors signed an updated agreement in 2006. A Broomfield City Council memorandum authorized the agreement now in use.
The "Friendship City" Relationship states that the program's intent is to:
Since 2001, Maruko students have visited Broomfield in each odd numbered year, and Broomfield has sent ambassadors to Maruko in even numbered years. We planned for and expected the Japanese delegation in late summer, 2009. Concerns in Japan about H1N1 (the swine flu), however, caused officials there to delay their visit for a year. The 2011 trip was delayed to 2012 because of the Earthquake off the coast of Japan. Ueda was not directly impacted by the earthquake, other than the tragedy on the coast had a national impact, just as Hurricane Katrina impacted all of the US. Sharing these experiences are part of understanding each other's culture. In 2016, 9 students and 4 chaperones visited Broomfield’s sister city, Ueda, in Japan. If you'd like to be a host family for one of the 2017 students who will be coming to Broomfield from Japan in August, please click here for more information.
The Broomfield Sister Cities program is a partnership between the Cultural Affairs-City of Broomfield and the Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities.
In April 2016, ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir presented the concert “Poets, Patriots and
Pioneers: A Celebration of Women Words.” Patriots and Pioneers: A Celebration of Women
Words.” This concert featured music by local composers: Pete Simpson, Kathleen Fagre and Grace Asquith. A repeat performance was held in April at the Shepherd Episcopal Church in Centennial, CO, to serve as a fundraiser to support the Women’s Crisis Center. The 2nd annual talent show was held in July, an event very popular with performers and audiences alike. In November, “Songs for Shakespeare,” a concert with guests from Chamber Ensemble con Grazia and costumed emcees, was presented at the Broomfield Auditorium. ASTER is a small (18-20 voice) women's ensemble in Broomfield. Coming soon, BCAH is presenting ASTER in "Besame Mucho," featuring the music which was made famous by Edith Piaf, The Incomparable Hildegarde, Consuelita Velazquez, and Mahalia Jackson. Enjoy familiar tunes including La Vie en Rose, I’ll See You Again, Besame Mucho, and His Eye is on the Sparrow, as well as other gems as we tell the stories of these amazing women. This concert is appropriate for ages ten and older. It will last approximately seventy-five minutes and will be presented without intermission. Perfect for older audiences who want to reminisce or young audiences who missed out on these great songs the first time around!
ASTER Talent Show: Broadway to Bluegrass and Beyond
August 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020
Admission: Free; suggested donation of $15
Ages: 12 years and older
Tickets available at the door
For additional information, please call 303-466-2879.
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The year of 2016 was the premiere of BCAH’s Broomfield Community Players (BCP), a theatrical group for those 16 years and older. Community input indicated a desire for an adult theatrical group. BCP performed “The Importance of Being Ernest” in September to a well-attended and appreciative audience. Future planning consists of 2-3 plays a year, Improv programs, and theatrical workshops for the community.
Coming up for BCP!
Join BCP at Wonderland Brewing for its Improv events! Participate, socialize, and have fun! Check for dates on BCP's Facebook page (link provided above).
The Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities Presents the Broomfield Community Players in "Plaza Suite" by Neil Simon at the Broomfield Auditorium located at 3 Community Park Rd.
September 29 at 7 p.m.
September 30 at 7 p.m.
October 1 at 2 p.m.
To purchase tickets to 'Plaza Suite," please visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3043619
To see the official poster for this show, clickhere.
The Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities supports, fosters, and, in some cases, presents diverse programming to enrich the community of Broomfield. This page is dedicated to those programs which BCAH presents or of which BCAH is proud to be a partner.