WEST ORANGE, NJ – The New Jersey Arts Incubator’s (NJAI) first annual Taste of West Orange International Food Festival on July 22 will celebrate the rich, diverse cultures represented in the West Orange community.

Held at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC) from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m., the free event is open to the public and will feature cuisine from Japan, the American South, Korea and more, plus confections such as gourmet cupcakes and Hawaiian frozen treats to satisfy the sweet tooth. Music, amusement rides, games and face painting will entertain the children.

Set on OSPAC’s five picturesque acres, the festival will also feature the Beer and Wine Garden at Crystal Lake, a popular hangout spot for adult guests seeking beer, wine or a glass of Sue’s Sangria, which has become the signature drink at all OSPAC events.

The NJAI, in partnership with the Township of West Orange, strives to provide quality entertainment for the community at OSPAC. According to NJAI, its mission is to create an environment where Essex County artists of all socio-economic and cultural origins may explore, create and communicate their craft in a supportive and nurturing environment; to present works of artistic expression by local, regional and visiting artists in an effort to foster the communications of ideas and perspectives; and to provide educational experiences to students of all ages with a special emphasis on programming for children of diverse cultures in low socio-economic backgrounds.