WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Slide the City, the new attraction at the 2016 West Orange Street Fair, has pledged a giveback to the West Orange Scholarship Fund when a special code is used during the reservation process.

20% of ticket sales will be donated to the Fund when making reservations using the promo code WEAREWESTORANGE. There are several options for the type of reservation which can be made, including one slide, three slides or unlimited sliding. For more information on the pricing, click here.

Perry Bashkoff, one of the organizers for the event, said, "This is simply a win-win for West Orange."

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Reaction to the first ever Slide the City event in New Jersey has been continuing since the Town Council passed the resolution for the attraction on March 22.

“I’m thrilled the slide is coming to our town, the first in New Jersey,”  Mayor Robert Parisi said. “It’s a great opportunity for the community to come together for a day of fun, visit the street fair and celebrate all West Orange has to offer.”

Megan Brill, Director of the Downtown West Orange Alliance, says the organization is excited to have Slide the City on board this year. “The street fair is a great event and last year we had well over 50 different resident businesses and community groups participating," she said.  “The slide is a great addition and I think it'll be good for West Orange, I really do." 

Brill also wanted to make it clear that the unlimited sliding option will only be available in the morning, which leaves plenty of time to see the rest of the Fair. Reservations for that or other times of the day are available on the reservations site

"We hope people enjoy the slide, and then go from there to enjoy the car show, the food vendors and the rest of the Fair after they are done," added Brill.

Brill also noted that this year there will be no shuttle busses this year. Instead, eight-seater golf carts will be used to get people from 80 Main Street to the Street Fair.

While the Slide has gotten much attention over the past week, organizers are still looking for participation in those other areas of the Fair. With over 5000 people expected to come to the celebration, any company or organization interested in becoming Sponsors for the Fair can download the form here.

Crafters and Artists interested in showing their goods can download the application here. to be part of the Fair.

Likewise, Food Vendors interested in being a part of the Fair can download the application here.

For more information on any of the above, contact Meg Brill at MBrill@downtownWO.com