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Fun for All at South Orange's Fifth Annual PlayDay

September 20, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Avenue and surrounding streets in downtown South Orange were closed to vehicles on Sunday so the community could "play in the street" at the annual PlayDay event. 

Thousands came out to play games, listen to live music and watch performances on the main stage, learn more about community groups, try food from area restaurants, and shop with ...

Step Back in Time: Photos from Saturday's 19th Century Baseball Game in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Those catching a glimpse of the noon baseball game on Cameron Field this past Saturday, might have felt like they were stepping back in time, since this game was played as it would have been played in the 1800s.

The South Orange Department of Recreation presented the 19th century baseball game which had the South Orange Villagers facing the Neshanock Base ...

Maplewood and South Orange Artists Recognized in Annual Essex County Juried Senior Citizens Art Show

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - SOMA artists Nila M. Pusin of Maplewood and Cindy Wolf of South Orange were among 20 senior citizens to receive recognition for their artistic talent at the Annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show.

The artists were recognized during an awards ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Essex County Cedar Grove Park in ...

Maplewood's Canines Get a Dip in the Pool for a Second Year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It was a little cool and cloudy for a day at the pool, but Maplewood's dogs did not seem to mind as they swam and ran around at the second annual Dog Days of Summer event at the Maplewood Community Pool on Saturday.

One family who was there with their Golden Retriever, Piper, said said they have been looking forward to the day as Piper loves to swim and catch balls.

Register Now for the South Orange Community Campout

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange's annual campout is back on Friday, September 14, when residents can pitch tents and brave the great outdoors locally in New Waterlands Park.

The campout is free, but campsites must be reserved in advance and there must be at least one responsible adult (who is a South Orange resident and stays for the entire event) in charge of every campsite and its ...

Dog Days of Summer Returns to the Maplewood Community Pool this Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the second year, the Maplewood Recreation Department is ending the pool season with a free "Dog Days of Summer" event for the town's canine residents.

This Saturday, Sept. 8, the dogs of Maplewood are invited to swim in the pool from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Event organizers noted that "this event is for dogs to swim, not humans," and ...

Sunday Music in Maplewood: Porchfest and the U.S. Army Field Band & Chorus

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  Sunday was filled with music in Maplewood, with the Hilton neighborhood's second annual Porchfest and a performance by the U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus in Memorial Park.

More than 30 homes participated in Porchfest, with live performances taking place on porches and driveways, with styles ranging from jazz to blues to singalongs. 

The U.S. Army Field ...

Turtle Back Flamingo Exhibit Dedicated to West Orange Family

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The new Turtle Back Zoo Flamingo Exhibit, which was officially opened with a celebratory ribbon cutting on Wednesday, has been dedicated as the “Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit” in honor of the West Orange family’s long-time relationship with the zoo.

The Drill Family’s relationship with Turtle Back dates back 55 years, since building the zoo in ...

Essex County Zoo Opens Leopard Exhibit Featuring Two Species

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Snow leopards and Amur leopards are the centerpiece of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s newly reopened leopard exhibit, which officially reopened on Monday. 

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. was on hand Monday morning to cut the ribbon at the exhibit as part of his initiative to provide the highest standard of care and first-class conditions ...

Last South Orange Moonlit Movie of the Summer is this Wednesday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - This Wednesday, August 29, is the last Moonlit Movie of the summer. The South Orange Summer Night season closes with a showing of Despicable Me 3 (rated PG) at 8 p.m. on Floods Hill in Meadowland Park.

Programs will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.



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Open Auditions at 4th Wall Theatre for Sondheim on Sondheim

September 17, 2018

4th Wall Theatre, a non-union NJ theatre company, will hold open auditions for all roles in the special holiday kickoff production of its  2018-19 season, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, music, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conceived by James Lapine. 4th Wall’s production will be directed by Kate Swan with music direction by Gonzalo Valencia. The show will be presented ...