Trick or treat in Spooky Spiotta

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange will hold its annual Halloween festival on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Spooky Spiotta Park. The costume contest will commence at 5 p.m. The free event will feature Wanda the Giant Witch, music, games, prizes for the costume contest winners, and trick or treating with […]

Take the pledge: ‘SO Not Plastic’

Take the pledge: ‘SO Not Plastic’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Environmental Commission, South Orange Green Team and the South Orange Village Center Alliance have partnered to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics in the town. During the past year, these groups worked with local businesses to identify alternatives to single-use plastic takeout containers. To take it a step […]

SO Village installs ‘parklet’ in downtown

SO Village installs ‘parklet’ in downtown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Some South Orange residents may have noticed the new hangout spot on W. South Orange Avenue, where a wooden deck has been built containing tables and an area for shoppers to relax and meet their neighbors. This “parklet” was built as a collaboration between the village, the South Orange Village Center […]

Playin’ Around South Orange returns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Playin’ Around South Orange is back! South Orange Performing Arts Center, the village of South Orange, Seton Hall University and South Orange Village Center Alliance recently announced that the application process for visual artists is now open for the fifth annual Playin’ Around South Orange, a public art project that features […]

SOVCA provides 2016 overview, looks ahead at 2017

Village president ‘fuming’ over defunding of Main Street NJ

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance’s leaders presented their organization’s proposed 2017 budget to the South Orange Board of Trustees at the board’s Jan. 9 meeting. In addition, they listed the group’s many accomplishments in 2016 and requested a five-year extension. Though the budget is not yet set, as it stands […]

Pop ’n Shop returns to village for holiday season

Pop ’n Shop returns to village for holiday season

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey’s finest shopping experience returns for the holidays with 40-plus vendors. Pop ’n Shop, a temporary retail outlet, features finely crafted jewelry, apparel, body products, accessories, art and other unique gift items made by many of this area’s finest local artisans and craftspeople. The store will be open from Thursday, […]