South Orange Downtown farmers market returns June 1

South Orange Downtown farmers market returns June 1

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Downtown farmers market returns for its 31st season on Wednesday, June 1, in the Sloan Street parking lot, across from the NJ Transit station. This year the market is growing, with new vendors added each week. The market will be stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, nuts, […]

Downtown After Sundown returns to South Orange

Downtown After Sundown returns to South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The popular Downtown After Sundown concert series returns to South Orange Downtown this summer. From swing to pop, jazz to R&B, just about every musical style will be represented at these free community concerts, which take place every Saturday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Spiotta Park from Memorial Day […]

SOVCA is now South Orange Downtown with Melissa Hodge at the helm

SOVCA is now South Orange Downtown with Melissa Hodge at the helm

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Aug. 2, the South Orange Village Center Alliance announced its new name — South Orange Downtown — and a major rebrand for the nonprofit organization dedicated to making the downtown business district a vibrant place to live, work and enjoy. The organization also announced that Melissa Hodge, who has been […]

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA PRIDE 2021 is a time for South Orange and Maplewood residents to come together as one in celebration of all LGBTQ-plus identities and allies collectively united. The monthlong schedule of events will shine a light on LGBTQ-plus issues with books, films, discussions, performances, picnics and parties, and recognize […]

New campaign uses humor to support Downtown South Orange

New campaign uses humor to support Downtown South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance unveiled Sept. 10 a “Back to Business” campaign designed to remind residents that downtown businesses are ready to serve the community and to reinforce the significance of supporting local businesses, now more than ever.  This isn’t the same “Shop Local” message people are accustomed to […]

Summer Saturdays feature sidewalk sales, outdoor dining in South Orange

Summer Saturdays feature sidewalk sales, outdoor dining in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance has announced Summer Saturdays. For three Saturdays in July, downtown retailers will be outside on the sidewalks offering an expanded footprint for easier, socially distanced shopping. Many will offer special sale items, raffles and promotions. The two remaining sidewalk sales will run from 11 a.m. […]

Pogany removed from SOVCA board

Pogany removed from SOVCA board

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Leslie Pogany, owner of Bunny’s Sports Bar in South Orange, was removed from the South Orange Village Center Alliance’s board of directors on June 12 following a vote via Zoom meeting. The vote was 10-2 — the nay votes were from Maurice Blackwell, who represents residents on the board, and Pogany […]

MAPSO business districts announce Small Business Saturdays in May

MAPSO business districts announce Small Business Saturdays in May

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In support of the local businesses in Maplewood and South Orange, Maplewood Village Alliance, South Orange Village Center and Springfield Avenue Partnership have started a month-long campaign to run each Saturday in May where every Saturday is a Small Business Saturday. The campaign aims to inform local residents that […]

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