Stay and Play Weekend

It’s the one weekend you don’t want to head out of town. Stick around, stay and play and enjoy South Orange with your neighbors from September 13-15!


South Orange Community Campout- Like the woods but not enough to camp out? Grab your tent and camp gear and head over to the New Waterlands Park between 4 and 7 p.m to set-up for an evening under the moonlight. Bring your family and friends to watch a movie, dine al fresco and play games aplenty. The department will provide volleyball, kickball and Frisbee equipment. Campers are welcome to bring their own games as well. Bagels, juice and coffee will be served in the morning.

The event is free but advance registration is required. The Community Campout is brought to you by the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs.


Achieve Newstead 5K- The 17th annual Newstead 5K race powered by D&I will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, from the South Mountain School Annex (112 Glenview Road). The race benefits The Achieve Foundation to support our local schools. In addition to the 5K race, the event also includes a two-mile walk and a fun run for kids.

Join friends and family in support of Achieve’s mission to raise funds for exemplary public education for students and teachers in the School District of South Orange & Maplewood. Register today!


PlayDay South Orange- The greatest day of play is back! On Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 6 p.m., PlayDay South Orange returns even bigger than its first successful year. Thousands will enjoy street games, fitness activities, inflatables, live music, art, dance, and food from local eateries. (Rain date Sunday, Sept. 22.) All events will take place on South Orange Avenue, Sloan Street, Village Plaza and designated spaces in between. Some activities will require a purchased wristband.

PlayDay is produced by the South Orange Village Center Alliance in conjunction with the Village of South Orange.


SEP 13, 2019 to SEP 15, 2019
All Weekend


Downtown South Orange
South Orange, NJ 07079

More Info:

Website: www.playdaysouthorange.org
Email: info@sovillagecenter.org