Recreation & Cultural Affairs

The South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs is located in the Baird Community Center, a 100 year old Tudor-esque building set in Meadowland Park. The Baird houses the administrative offices for the department, the Pierro Gallery of South Orange and a variety of meeting and activity spaces. 
 
The mission of the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs is to enhance the quality of life in South Orange, by providing a well-rounded program of leisure time activities for community residents of all ages and interests.

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  1. Spring into Action - Full Day of Leisure Activities for Seniors & Active Older Adults

    So much fun and so little time! On Tuesday, May 15th, 9am-2pm, community seniors and active older adults are invited to the Baird Community Center for a day of leisure activities including art, fitness, learning and more. Read on...
  2. Parade 2016 Players at Field

    South Orange-Maplewood Baseball Softball Parade April 28th

    The annual parade celebrating the kick-off of the 2018 baseball and softball season for South Orange and Maplewood children will be held Saturday, April 28th. Read on...
  3. South Orange/SHU Digital Citizenship Collaboration

    In a partnership between Seton Hall University, the Village of South Orange, the Pierro Gallery, and South Orange Public Library. “South Orange-SHU Connected” will explore citizen engagement in our increasingly digital, technology driven society. Read on...
  4. 2014 Two Towns Triathlon for Kids Winners.jpg

    Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, June 16th

    The 5th annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids will be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, 2018 beginning at 8:00 am. Read on...
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