The mission of the Somerset County Cultural Arts Center is to bring a wide variety of cultural, community, and arts events to the Brook Arts Center located in the downtown section of Bound Brook, NJ. The Brook Arts Center is attempting to become the focal point of the rejeuvenation of the downtown area following the heroic recoveries from the devastating flooding from Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and the Nor'easter of 2007. Starting in May 2009, the Somerset County Cultural Arts Center began restoring the Brook to its original 1927 grandeur so that it will once again provide a valuable forum for cultural events and entertainment for the area. Approximately 600 new chairs were acquired, and the auditorium capacity is now over 900. The Brook Arts Center is putting together a 2012 Season that will include programs for all ages and interests.