WEST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Robert Parisi has announced several exciting programs and events coming up in West Orange, so get your calendars out and prepare to enjoy all that West Orange has to offer its community.

9th Annual Spring Street Fair

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On Sunday, May 26, the Downtown WO Alliance hosts its annual event featuring over 100 artists, crafters and vendors. There will be food, live music, and entertainment for children and adults from 11 am-5 pm on Main Street from Northfield to Mount Pleasant. For more information contact the Downtown WO Alliance at (973) 325-4109 for details or visit downtownwestorange.org.

Turtle Back Zoo 50th Anniversary Celebration

It's all happening at the zoo on Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 am- 4 pm and Sunday, June 9 from 11 am-5 pm. as Turtleback Zoo holds its 50th Anniversary Celebration weekend.  There will be special animal presentations, activities and entertainment, all included with zoo admission. Visit turtlebackzoo.org or call (973) 731-5800 for more information.

Sign Up Now for the Junior Police Academy

The West Orange Police Department is holding its13th Annual Junior Police Academy for West Orange youths aged 11-14.  JPA will run June 24 - 28. Participants will enjoy physical training, learn about police work, go on field trips and have fun. JPA is free but there are requirements.  Contact the Community Services Unit at (973) 325-4038 for more information.

Downtown Music & Food Festival

Bring your beach blanket and chair to Colgate Park on Friday, June 28 for the 4th Annual Downtown Music & Food festival. Enjoy delicious dishes from downtown restaurants and listen to three great bands from 6:30-9:30 pm. Free admission. Contact the Rec Dept at (973) 325-4150 or the Downtown WO Alliance at (973) 325-4109 for details.

West Orange Medical Reserve Corps Offers Volunteer Training

The West Orange Health Department is offering volunteer training for volunteers with medical credentials as well as non-medical volunteers to assist in times of emergency. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) maintains a list of trained people to call when staff is not sufficient to meet the needs of the community. Call (973) 325-4120 or register online atwestorange.org/mrcsignup.