River Day 2018, Sunday May 6th 

RiverDay logo and Villagers in river

River Day 2018 

Will be held on Sunday May 6th, from 11 am - 4pm at the newly renovated Skate House on the duck pond off of Mead St. (N. Ridgewood Rd and Meadowbrook Lane) in South Orange.

In addition to the usual family friendly food, fun, and music there will also be:
  • Lenape Nation traditional welcome.
  • Basic Birding, an educational walk and bird species identification with Bill Haskins.
  • SO Not Plastic information and giveaways
  • Composting demonstration by Java Compost
  • Participatory environmental art project with Denise Hayden
  • South Mountain Middle School River Curriculum projects.

Additional exhibits, activities, and details will be added as they come in so like our Facebook page at facebook.com/SORiverDay for regular updates. If you or your group are interested in exhibiting or taking part in River Day contact the environmental commission via email at environmentalcommission@southorange.org.


South Orange River Day is an annual, community gathering to clean up our section of the Rahway River and celebrate environmental education and awareness with food, fun, music, and art. It’s a family friendly way to connect with your neighbors and the environment.

Contact Us

Are you an educational, community, or environmental group, musician, restaurant, or other potential exhibitor interested in joining this event? Or maybe you just have a question which hasn't been answered here. Let us know.
Boots, Hat, Sunscreen

What To Bring

• Water proof boots, old sneakers, or footwear that you don't mind getting wet
A Liability Release Form
• Curiosity and a sense of community 

What NOT to bring

• Flip-flops, sandals or open-toed shoes
• Unattended children. Parental supervision is required. Think twice about children under 4 years old in the river

Cub Scouts in River