Arts & Cultural Affairs

The South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs strengthens and supports the local arts community and provides a variety of cultural and social activities for all citizens and visitors to South Orange. Cultural Affairs programming  celebrates and presents the professional accomplishments of local and regional artists through art exhibitions, classes, art talks, performances, and festivals ensuring public access to the arts and adding richness and depth to life in South Orange.

Baird Theater
Book Arts Roundtable
Concerts/Performances
Cultural Arts Classes
The Pierro Gallery

The South Orange Arts Advisory Committee

The South Orange Arts Advisory Committee is a group that advises the Department and liaises with the community and the Village Board of Trustees. It fosters creativity and excellence in the arts to enrich the quality of life for residents, the business community, and visitors to South Orange. It recognizes the special nature of the arts community as fundamental to the identity of South Orange and promotes the town as a home to artists and as a cultural destination for the region.

The committee works on both short and long range planning regarding the arts in South Orange- It is a place for big picture thinking as well as advice on more practical matters. The committee takes on projects as needed.


South Orange Summertime Guide 2018

  1. Baird Community Center Renovation Update

    The Biber Partnership presented the most recent plans for the renovation of the Baird Community Center at the Board of Trustee meeting March 25th. Read on...
  2. Summer Playground Program Registration Begins March 16th

    Registration for the South Orange Summer Playground Program begins March 16th at 9:00 am at the Baird Community Center. Read on...
  3. South Orange Recreation & Cultural Affairs Membership for 2019 Available Online

    South Orange Recreation & Cultural Affairs membership is available online, by mail or in person at the Baird Community Center to all to South Orange residents. Read on...
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