Newcomers Day 2021

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Hey, South Orange (Old and New) Residents! Please join us for our annual Newcomers Day where you can meet your neighbors, spend time speaking with the municipal departments and elected officials and visit and sign up to volunteer for some fabulous organizations and/or committees.  We encourage all residents to bring their families, their neighbors, or bring a friend!  For social distancing and spacing purposes, all organizations will be set up around the perimeter of the Duck Pond.

Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location:  The Skate House at Meadowland Park

Are you a Community Organization and/or Committee that would like to take part? Email the Community Relations Committee at

Participating Departments, Organizations & Committees (subject to change)

Municipal Departments
Organizations Cont'd


Building Department / Code Enforcement

Clerk's Office

Department of Health and Animal Control

Engineering / Zoning

Fire Department

Information Technology


Office of Emergency Management

Parking Authority

Police Department

Public Works

Recreation and Cultural Affairs

South Orange Rescue Squad

Tax Collector

South Orange Maplewood School District - Board of Education

Community Care & Justice

Community Relations Committee (CRC)

South Orange Environmental Commission & Green Team  

Neighborhood Associations/
Community Boards

Upper Wyoming Community Board

Village Colonials Neighborhood Association


Achieve Foundation South Orange-Maplewood

First Presbyterian & Trinity, South Orange

Founders Park Conservancy

Friends of the South Orange Public Library

Kol Rina

League of Women Voters of Maplewood South Orange

Meadowland Park Conservancy

Montrose Park Historic District Association

Oheb Shalom Congregation

Scouts BSA Troop 99

SOMA Families


South Orange Historical & Preservation Society

South Mountain YMCA

South Orange Downtown (formerly SOVCA)

South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race 

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)

Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel (TSTI)

The Friends of the South Orange Public Library

The Jespy House

The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School

The Village Theater at SOPAC*

Troop 118 Scouts BSA

* Providing giveaways and literature