The weekend of September 20th and 21st will hereby be known as STAY AND PLAY WEEKEND!
What's Stay and Play Weekend you may ask? Well, it's a whole weekend of fun, entertaining and informational activities here in South Orange! Here's a breakdown of what's in store on September 20th and 21st:
Saturday, Sept. 20thNewstead 5K: this is the 12th year for the Newstead 5K, which raises money for the Achieve Foundation to support our public schools. Residents from all over South Orange and Maplewood will run or walk around the beautiful hilly streets of Newstead for a great cause. Please visit their website to sign up to participate or sponsor this great event which starts at 9:00 AM.
Historic Baseball Game: A 19th-century-style baseball game sponsored by The GateWay South Orange, featuring old-time uniforms and rules, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20, 12:00 Noon at Cameron Field, our baseball field where Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig once played. South Orange Recreation and the South Orange Historic Preservation Commission are presenting the event, billed as "part game, part show, part history lesson and ALL fun"!
Eaglemania: After a day of living Life in the Fast Lane, Take it Easy at SOPAC at 8:00 PM to hear the world's greatest Eagles tribute band, Eaglemania! It will definitely be One of These Nights!
Sunday, Sept. 21stNewcomer's Day: If you're new to town, or even if you've been here awhile but you would like to meet some long-time neighbors, Village leaders and representatives of Village and community volunteer groups, come to the South Orange Public Library at 65 Scotland Road for Newcomer's Day! Starting at 1:00 PM, Village President Alex Torpey will give a general welcome and department heads will talk about what's new in the Village. After the event, you can come down to PlayDay and learn more about our local organizations by visiting the PlayDay Community Area.
In-Site Exhibition: IN-SITE: the Intersection of Art and Architecture, is presented by the Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation and Pierro Gallery of South Orange. Villagers can meet the artists at a 3 p.m. reception near the Tony Smith sculpture, TAU, in Meadowland Park. A cake honoring Smith's birthday will be served. IN-SITE explores the connections between art and architecture, while broadly nodding to the work and principles of Tony Smith, a world-renowned artist and native of South Orange who's art focuses on space and form.
And, of course, from 1:00-6:00 PM on Sunday, don't forget to visit PlayDay!!