WO breaks ground on Central Ave. apartment complex

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Valley Arts district of West Orange and Orange has been going through a resurgence in recent years, continuing Wednesday Aug. 8, with the groundbreaking of the Valley Residential project on Central Avenue. The empty lot will soon be turned into residential development, built by New Jersey Housing, Mortgage Finance Agency […]

Display your art in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council is calling for artists to participate in pop-up shows in June and August at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road. Various exhibit opportunities and options are available throughout the summer for local artists to showcase their work in a professional gallery setting in the […]

‘Walk the Valley’ with the 48-hour play project

WEST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents Luna Theater’s “Walking the Valley: 48 Hours Play Project” on Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m. This event is part of the Alliance’s Stages Festival, the state’s largest annual theater festival that provides free and discounted theater events for all ages throughout the month […]

ValleyArts celebrates ‘Roberto’ Burns with poetry and tequila

ORANGE, NJ — Every year the poetry of Robert Burns is celebrated, bringing together lovers of the craft to commemorate the life and influential work of the poetic legend. This year, on Friday, Jan. 26, ValleyArts, in partnership with Atticus Review and Garden State Kitchen, is hosting, “‘Roberto’ Burns Night,” an evening filled with poetry, […]

Meet the WOBOE candidates

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet West Orange Board of Education candidates Ken Alper and Chris Diaz on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Valley Arts, 400 S. Jefferson St. in Orange. The event will be moderated by Cindy Matute Brown. The forum is sponsored by West Orange Cares About Schools, the West Orange African […]

Luna Stage promotes creativity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — BARDBEATZ, developed by Luna Stage and Valley Arts, is a program to promote creative writing, poetry and “the art of the word.” Luna Stage is a professional equity theater located in The Valley Arts District and member of the NJ Theatre Alliance. BARDBEATZ first annual Poetry Fest is scheduled for Sunday, […]

Orange resident named curator of SOPAC gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center recently announced the appointment of Jeremy Moss of Orange as curator for the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery in the arts center. He will be overseeing the strategic direction of the gallery, as well as bringing new exhibits to the South Orange landmark that reflect […]