Recreation & Cultural Affairs


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The South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs is located in the Baird Community Center, a 100 year old Tudor-esque building set in Meadowland Park. The Baird houses the administrative offices for the department, the Pierro Gallery of South Orange, the Baird Preschool and a variety of meeting and activity spaces. 
The mission of the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs is to enhance the quality of life in South Orange, by providing a well-rounded program of leisure time activities for community residents of all ages and interests.
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    Art Talk with Ulysses Grant Dietz

    The Pierro Gallery and the Seton Hall Graduate Program in Museum Professions, presents : Like an Egyptian! An illustrated Survey of Egyptian Revivals in Decorative Arts History” with Ulysses Grant Dietz. Read on...
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    Stop & Shop Sponsors Fall Season of South Mountain Soccer to Benefit Local Athletes

    The South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will receive a generous donation of $1,500 from the Stop & Shop of South Orange, making Stop & Shop the exclusive and first ever sponsor of South Mountain Soccer for the Fall 2016 season. Read on...
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    South Orange Train Station Centennial Celebration

    We're shutting down Sloan Street for a roaring twenties party! Read on...
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    Construction of New Building Entrance to Begin at the Baird

    On or about August 29th, construction will begin on the new entrance to the Baird, home of the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, located at 5 Mead Street. Read on...
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