Stay & Play

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!


Campout LogoSouth Orange Community Campout – Afraid to brave the woods and wild animals? Camp out right here in South Orange on Friday, September 13th. 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 by Thursday, September 12. Click here to register. The Community Campout is brought to you by the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs.

Live at SOPAC: Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. Paula’s stand-up credentials are endless: Cats, Cops and Stuff; Paula Poundstone Goes to Harvard; Look What the Cat Dragged In; and numerous television appearances including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Last Call with Carson Daly and Late Show with David Letterman. Famously, Paula provided backstage commentary during the 1992 presidential election on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and was the first woman to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Click here to purchase tickets for $35-$55.


Olde Time Baseball Game:  Saturday afternoon, 12pm at Cameron Field.The South Orange Department of Recreation is presenting a 19th century baseball game. Part game, part show, part history lesson and all fun, the Flemington, NJ Neshanock team will play against local volunteers in bare-handed baseball, wearing period uniforms and using rules from 1864 or 1873. The event will also include a short lesson on the history of the game and a recitation of “Casey at the Bat”. Come on out and support our South Orange Villagers!  For more information, contact the Department of Recreation at (973) 378-7754, ext. 1.

Live at SOPAC: Celebrate 30 years of The Machine, America’s pre-eminent Pink Floyd tribute band, with a special anniversary presentation of three classic albums, played in their entirety: The Dark Side of the Moon Wish You Were Here, Animals and an encore. Featuring the Interstellar Lights. Click here to purchase tickets for $35 to $48.


PlayDay South Orange- The greatest day of play is back! It’s the most fun you’ve ever had between two curbs. 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.

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