Eighth annual River Day draws hundreds

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A cloudy, cool day didn’t stop South Orange residents from donning rain boots and rubber gloves and heading to Mead Street for the village’s eighth annual River Day celebration, an afternoon dedicated to cleaning up the section of the Rahway River running through South Orange. Town officials, students and residents picked […]

River Day flows into its 8th year

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The weather is finally warming, flowers are blooming and birds are singing. Unfortunately plastic bags are also flying, bottles are floating and snack wrappers adorn our river’s banks. It must be time for River Day, South Orange’s annual, community gathering to clean up the village’s section of the Rahway River and […]

South Orange and Maplewood pledge to skip plastic

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Businesses, shoppers and town governments are joining forces to help SOMA kick the plastic habit on the first weekend in May. Beginning May 3, the campaign will culminate on May 6 with River Day, a cleanup of the Rahway River, which runs through both Maplewood and South Orange. The […]

River Day 2017 set for May 7

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange River Day is the annual community gathering to clean up the village’s section of the Rahway River and celebrate environmental education and awareness with food, fun, music and art. It’s a family-friendly way to connect with your neighbors and the environment. This year will include the usual volunteer river […]

Come to the river on May 1

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange River Day is an annual, community gathering to clean up the village’s section of the Rahway River, celebrate South Orange, and promote environmental education and awareness. This year’s event will include volunteer river cleanup, live music with Jonathan Fritz, exhibits, food, wild edibles walk with Dining Wild, mini-bioblitz with […]