Meadowland Park Conservancy to celebrate National New Jersey Day

Meadowland Park Conservancy to celebrate National New Jersey Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Continuing its popular tradition of celebrating obscure national recognition days each month, the Meadowland Park Conservancy is celebrating National New Jersey Day on Tuesday, July 27, at 6 p.m. at Flood’s Hill in South Orange.  The event is free and open to anyone from the area who is proud to live […]

SOMA community celebrates Juneteenth

SOMA community celebrates Juneteenth

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood community came together at Flood’s Hill in the village to celebrate Juneteenth with a barbecue, beer garden and performances. Despite some light drizzle, the festive atmosphere couldn’t be dampened. Photos Courtesy of Sheena Collum

South Orange holds moving Memorial Day ceremony

South Orange holds moving Memorial Day ceremony

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Village held its annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 31, recognizing all those service men and women who have given their lives in defense of the United States.  “The best way we can honor our fallen soldiers is to take care of their surviving brothers and sisters both today […]

Meadowland Park Conservancy gets twisted

Meadowland Park Conservancy gets twisted

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — To celebrate National Pretzel Day and continue its new tradition of recognizing offbeat national recognition days, the Meadowland Park Conservancy in South Orange welcomed a happy, masked and socially distanced crowd to the area around the Skate House. Due to rain on the original date of Sunday, April 25, the event […]

South Orange and Maplewood community mourns COVID-19 deaths

South Orange and Maplewood community mourns COVID-19 deaths

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Members of the South Orange–Maplewood community gathered in Meadowland Park on March 21 to remember the more than 530,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the United States — including 47 in SOMA. This event was hosted by South Orange Village, Maplewood Township, SOMA Justice and the Meadowland Park Conservancy.

South Orange residents certainly love their pups and their park

South Orange residents certainly love their pups and their park

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As part of its mission to add more experiences and public interaction in South Orange’s largest open space, the Meadowland Park Conservancy hosted a “Love My Pup … Love My Park!” event at the base of Floods Hill on Sunday, March 21, under perfect blue skies and springlike weather.  The event […]

Village wins grant for organic maintenance at Floods Hill

Village wins grant for organic maintenance at Floods Hill

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Environmental Commission won a $5,000 grant to test organic field maintenance at Floods Hill, a playing field heavily used by many community groups. The grant is from the StonyFIELDS #PlayFree initiative, a program from the organic farming company Stonyfield Organic, which is working with communities across the country […]

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