SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) wants everyone to come play in the streets this Sunday, September 15th from 1 to 6pm.

Play Areas and Event Map

To help maximize your play, SOVCA has released an event map so you don’t miss out on any of the amazing Play Areas located throughout downtown South Orange. Download your event map here: PlayDay 2019 Event Map

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Everyone’s favorite Play Areas will be back this year including: the Extreme Play Area, the Inflatable Zone, Carnival Games, Street Games, the Ninja Warrior Challenge, the Y Zone and the Art Experience. And new this year: the SuperTwister and BubbleMania!

Some activities will require the purchase of a wristband. A $10 wristband will get you all-day access to all of the inflatable Play Areas as well as miniature golf. A $20 Extreme wristband not only gets you access to inflatables and mini-golf, but also all-day access to our Extreme Play Area which includes the bungee jump, rock climbing wall and the SuperTwister!

PlayDay Main Stage

The PlayDay Main Stage has added a fashion show featuring the hottest trends from Sadie’s, Mod Studio,  Fitting Room Gala and our newest retail boutique, Marble Rose. You’ll also find performances by Mark Murphy’s Music, Studio 509, Maria Priadka’s School of Dance and a special Lion King performance by the South Mountain Y. We’re kicking off the stage festivities at 1:30pm with a good old-fashioned wetdown. Make your way down to the stage to throw water balloons at the South Orange Rescue Squad’s brand new truck. It’s the Rescue Squad’s special way of welcoming the truck to the community.    

And adding to the excitement this year is the opportunity to meet and beat the Seton Hall Pirates Basketball team. You’ll find them in the Street Games area from 1:00 to 1:30pm and in the Y Zone from 1:30 to 2:30pm.

Visit our online schedule for details: PlayDay 2019 Schedule of Events

Street Closures and Parking

The streets will be open to pedestrians and closed to vehicles for an amazing day of play. Attendees are encouraged to use the 3rd Street Garage for parking, other public lots will be open and road closures and detours will be clearly marked. Street Closures and Parking Map

PlayDay Sponsors

SOVCA also thanks the many generous sponsors who make PlayDay possible. This year’s Play Area Sponsors include Stop & ShopNatalie Farrell of Weichert Realtors, Atlantic Health System, Overlook Medical Center, and Matters Magazine.

Our Supporting Sponsors are Mark Murphy Music, Jeff Lake Camp, The Gateway, The Darmanin Group of Keller Williams, BCB Bank, Seton Hall University, Provident Bank, EEA Industries, Sparkhouse Toys, , Robert Northfield of Keller Williams Realty, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, the South Mountain YMCA, Bricks for Kidz, SOPAC and Miti Miti.

And our Friend Sponsors: Eventage, Bunny’s Sports Bar, Thurman McKoy of Farmer’s Insurance, Class Act Performing Arts Studio, Town Hall Delicatessen, The UPS Store, Studio 509, Mission Driven Fundraising, Peerless Beverage Co., US Foods, Little Stages, Scalora Landscape Services, Realty Management Systems, LLC and Exxon of South Orange.

Additional details can be found at You can view the event guide here.

PlayDay is presented by the South Orange Village Alliance and is a part of Stay and Play Weekend, which runs from September 13th through September 15th.