Playin’ Around South Orange returns!

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Playin’ Around South Orange kicks off for the fourth year in a row on Saturday, Aug. 27, at noon, bringing live music and art in the form of hand-painted pianos and outdoor performances to seven separate South Orange locations. The SOPAC-presented project runs from Aug. 27 through Sept. 25 with Wednesday-night […]

Security takes center stage in Baird seminar

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange resident Andre Preoteasa held a security seminar at the Baird on July 28, at which attendees had a conversation about how to approach home video security. The conversation was led by a panel, including Sgt. Adrian Acevedo of the South Orange Police Department, Lonnie Scher of Accutronic Systems Inc. […]

Arts Unbound presents the presidential election with ‘Politico: Access Ability’

ORANGE, NJ — This fall, four local art institutions — Arts Unbound in Orange, SOPAC in South Orange, The Pierro Gallery at the Baird in South Orange and Valley Arts in Orange — will mount interrelated exhibitions in which artists give voice to some of the sizeable issues that are informing the November presidential election. […]

Security seminar in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A free South Orange Security Seminar, hosted by Andre Preoteasa, will be held Thursday, July 28, at 8 p.m. at the Baird, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. The seminar will focus on home video security systems featuring a panel of experts, including representatives from the South Orange Police Department, a […]

Blood drives coming to South Orange and Belleville

SOUTH ORANGE / BELLEVILLE, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will conduct two local blood drives on Thursday, July 7. The drive will be at the Baird Community Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be at Walgreens, 597 Washington Ave. in Belleville, from 2 to 8 p.m. […]

Community Coalition on Race launches Shekere Maker workshops

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race has partnered with local visual and performing artist Ahmondylla Best to launch the 2016 Shekere Maker Project. The inaugural series will enable residents to learn the unique process of making a West African shekere instrument from start to finish, as well as how to […]

‘Big River’ opens this weekend in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — InterACT Theatre Productions presents the musical “Big River” this month at the Baird Center in South Orange. The cast and crew, led by director and set designer Nicholas J. Clarey, are thrilled to perform the musical version of Mark Twain’s timeless story about Huckleberry Finn for three weekends starting this Friday, […]

Blood drives in South Orange, Newark

SOUTH ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will be conducting a blood drive in Newark on Sunday, May 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mantena Global Care, 294 Ferry St., and another blood drive in South Orange on Monday, May 23, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Baird, 5 […]