What is PlayDay South Orange?

PlayDay is the one day when everyone gathers together to celebrate and play in the street of the South Orange Village Center. This is the largest public event in South Orange and will allow our entire community to literally play in the street with athletic tournaments, fitness activities, table games, street games, inflatable games, art installations, music, food and dance.

Who organizes PlayDay?

PlayDay South Orange is produced by the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) in conjunction with the Village of South Orange and many other partners and sponsors.

When is this event? Is there a rain date?

Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 1pm to 6pm. Please note that wristband sales end at 5pm and lines for inflatables will close at 5:30pm. The rain date is Sunday, September 23.


Encompassing South Orange Avenue from Ridgewood Avenue to Valley Street, Sloan Street, Village Plaza and everything in between, the event is a great way for local businesses, organizations and individuals to contribute to our communal spirit, health and well being.

Does it cost money to come to this event?

PlayDay South Orange is free and open to the public.

Please note that some activities such as inflatables, mini golf and rock wall require a wristband which can be purchased at the event.  Wristbands are $10 per person for the entire duration of the event. Zipline and Euro Bungee require a special Extreme Ticket that costs $5 per turn. Wristband and ticket sales end promptly at 5pm.

What about parking?

PlayDay South Orange does not use any of the parking lots in the Village, so you’ll be able to park using off-street lots.  As this event is on a Sunday, the metered parking areas are free.

Can I get there via public transportation?

Of course, as the event takes place right outside the NJTransit South Orange station and bus stops are close by too.

Can I bring a dog?

Yes, although South Orange Village ordinances apply. Dogs must be on a leash and you must pick up after your dog. Please note: this will be a congested event and you might want to think twice about bringing your dog.

Are there restrooms?

Yes, there will be several portable toilets in the old Village Hall parking lot and several locations in town offer toilet facilities.

Will there be food and drink available?

Absolutely!  Many of South Orange’s fine dining establishments will be at PlayDay ready to serve you so you can fuel up and get back to playing in the street.

Can I make a donation to help fund the event?

Yes! we gladly take donations so that we can keep providing this event free to the community.

Individuals can make donations of any amount or become Friend Sponsors for $250. Friend Sponsors receive:

  • Your name featured on recognition banner on the main stage
  • Linked logo or name featured on SOVCA website: www.sovillagecenter.org and www.playdaysouthorange.org
  • Mention in press release and media event announcing sponsor partnerships
  • Targeted social media campaign through Facebook and Twitter
  • Logo / Name and description in event guide
  • Event T-shirt

Email bob@sovillagecenter.org for more information.

For more information and details please contact:

Bob Zuckerman
Executive Director
973.763.6899 extn: 6899


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