This Friday night The Bridge Teen Center presents a very special treat: for the first time ever, the Big Room stage will be graced by a professional ballet company, School of Ballet 5:8, as they perform a live showcase of “Beyond The Nutcracker”. This is an incredible experience you will not want to miss. After the performance, special hours at the Thrift Store will take place for students to do some holiday shopping (Cash and Card will be accepted). After the shopping is done, students will be able to wrap their presents in the Art Studio to get a head start on the holiday preparations. Test your holiday “scent” knowledge and be ready for other fun holiday games! Don’t forget to grab your food sample from Dunkin Donuts on this jolliest of Friday Nights.

Advance sign-up is NOT required. Drop-in anytime Friday night during open hours 7:30 - 10:30pm. Open to teens in 7th - 12th grade with a Bridge student membership. Not a member? Apply for a FREE student membership right here.

We strongly recommend all parents/drivers watch our short video highlighting our Friday Night Parking Lot Best Practices to help keep everyone safe.

No outside food or beverages permitted. All students must be dropped off and picked up promptly.

Fridays this semester are sponsored by Moraine Valley Community College.


Important Attendance Policy:

Out of respect to our volunteers, please be sure you can attend the programs you sign up for. Confirmation calls or text messages are made 48-72 hours prior to every program. If you do not respond to our confirmation call within 24 hours of the program, a student on the waiting list will fill your spot. If a student is a "no show" for 2 or more programs, they will be automatically placed on the waiting list for other programs they have signed up for during that semester. 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations.