Spring tradition continues as Seton Village sets Clean Up, Green Up for May 7

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — To kick spring cleaning into high gear, the Seton Village Committee is organizing its annual cleaning and beautification event for the Irvington Avenue corridor on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In what has become a neighborhood tradition, local residents and Seton Hall student volunteers will team up to clean up trash and winter debris; prune plants around the neighborhood; plant new flowers and shrubs; enjoy music and food; and visit local Seton Village restaurants and businesses.

“All ages are welcome to this third annual event, which continues the progress we’ve made over the past several years by beautifying Seton Village and getting it ready for a spectacular summer,” Doug Zacker, chairperson of the Seton Village Committee, said in a press release. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for everyone to work together to make our neighborhood feel and look even more special.”

This year, two ceremonies marking neighborhood accomplishments will bookend the event.

Opening festivities for Homeowners Hub will celebrate the latest business to make its home in Seton Village. Homeowners Hub provides one-stop shopping for home repair and maintenance needs. With offices at 468 Irvington Ave., Homeowners Hub is an online concierge experience for home repair or maintenance needs.

The second event is a dedication for Carter Park, which has been refurbished with new fitness equipment obtained through a partnership between Alex McCarthy and Boy Scout Troop 60 South Orange/Maplewood; Seton Village Committee; and the village of South Orange.

The day will kick off at 10 a.m. at Carter Park, at the corner of Irvington Avenue and College Place. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and encouraged to bring gloves, small gardening tools, rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows if they have them. Refreshments will be available.

The Seton Village Committee is an advisory committee to South Orange Village and is charged with creating a thriving Irvington Avenue that attracts patrons, residents and the Seton Hall community with diverse shops and restaurants, and a safe, attractive and vibrant neighborhood.