Arts & Cultural Affairs

The South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs strengthens and supports the local arts community and provides a variety of cultural and social activities for all citizens and visitors to South Orange. Cultural Affairs programming  celebrates and presents the professional accomplishments of local and regional artists through art exhibitions, classes, art talks, performances, and festivals ensuring public access to the arts and adding richness and depth to life in South Orange.

Baird Theater
Book Arts Roundtable
Concerts/Performances
Cultural Arts Classes
The Pierro Gallery

The South Orange Arts Advisory Committee

The South Orange Arts Advisory Committee is a group that advises the Department and liaises with the community and the Village Board of Trustees. It fosters creativity and excellence in the arts to enrich the quality of life for residents, the business community, and visitors to South Orange. It recognizes the special nature of the arts community as fundamental to the identity of South Orange and promotes the town as a home to artists and as a cultural destination for the region.

The committee works on both short and long range planning regarding the arts in South Orange- It is a place for big picture thinking as well as advice on more practical matters. The committee takes on projects as needed.


South Orange Summertime Guide 2018

  1. South Orange-Maplewood Baseball Softball Parade April 27th

    The annual parade celebrating the kick-off of the 2019 baseball and softball season for South Orange and Maplewood children will be held Saturday, April 27th. Read on...
  2. SOMA Flag Football Fall Registration Begins May 1

    Registration for the fall 2019 season of SOMA Flag Football begins May 1 and ends May 19. SOMA Flag Football is for South Orange and Maplewood children ages 8-16 (as of August 1, 2019). Read on...
  3. Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, June 15th

    The 6th annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids will be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 15, 2019 beginning at 8:00 am. Read on...
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