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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Watershed Literary Events presents An Evening of Poetry with Alicia Mountain and Kenneth Hart

Alicia Mountain

Home town poets Alicia Mountain and Kenneth Hart, both alumni of Columbia High School, are the featured readers this fall at Watershed Literary Events, a spoken word series sponsored by Cultural Affairs in South Orange.

ALICIA MOUNTAIN was raised in South Orange, NJ, and graduated from Columbia High School in 2006. Her poems have been published widely, in The Nation, Shenandoah, Poetry Daily, Sixth Finch, Poetry Northwest, Guernica, Puerto del Sol, The Southampton Review...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Mounds Piles & Massings

Kathryn Vajda

The Pierro Gallery is pleased to collaborate with the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall on a new exhibition curated by South Orange resident and member of the SO Arts Advisory Council, Greg Leshé. The exhibition takes place September 9- October 10, 2019.

The exhibition looks at the human impulse to stack, pile and amass groupings of objects as both creative action and critical inquiry. The participating artists investigate a variety of themes within the notion of accumulation including; consumer waste and...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

2nd Annual Kenny Graham Round-Robin Doubles Invitational Announced

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The South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs announces the 2nd annual tennis competition in honor of Kenneth Allen Graham, a dedicated lifelong resident of South Orange and a true ambassador for the game of tennis.

The tournament will be Saturday, September 28 (Rain Date September 29) on the 'Kenny Graham Courts' in Meadowland Park adjacent to the Baird Community Center.

Tournament events:

  • Men's 45 and Over Doubles, 8:00-11:00 am/Finals 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Women's 45 and Over...
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Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

South Orange Community Campout, Friday, September 13th

Campout 2019-CivicRec

Afraid to brave the woods and wild animals? Camp out right here in South Orange on Friday, September 13th.

Reserve a "campsite" for the Community Campout and spend a night with family and friends in New Waterlands Park. This event is free but you must reserve your campsite in advance. Every campsite MUST have at least one RESPONSIBLE ADULT in charge ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

SOM Baseball 10U Cougars Win Summer League Campionship

10U Cougars Elated

The SOM Baseball Cougars 10U team won the New Providence Green League Championship on July 28th in a thriller vs. Chatham.

In a game with lots of offense, the Cougars came to bat in the top of the 6th inning trailing 7-4.  With their season on the line, the Cougars loaded the bases.  Dylan Maguire drew a key walk, cutting the Chatham lead to 2 runs and then,...

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Posted on: August 24, 2019

19th Century Baseball Game in South Orange Saturday, September 14th

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The South Orange Department of Recreation is presenting a 19th century baseball game on Saturday, September 14, 2019 starting at noon on Cameron Field in South Orange.

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 t...

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