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Luna Stage Launches ‘Opening Doors’ Initiative Providing Free Space for Community Artists

West Orange, NJ - Luna Stage has launched Opening Doors, a new initiative to provide artists in the Valley Neighborhood with cost-free access to the professional theatre’s spaces, resources, and staff. The program is...

Become a Docent: Volunteers Needed at Turtle Back Zoo

West Orange, NJ - Turtle Back Zoo is once again looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join its Docent Program! Enjoy the rewarding experience of becoming a Zoo Docent. Docents are volunteer educators...

West Orange Classic Film Festival Returns January 8th

West Orange, NJ - The 17th West Orange Classic Film Festival returns on January 8th to themAMC Essex Green Theatre. The Festival Theme for 2023 is "Fabulous Fables and Magical Myths” The film line-up includes: The...

Baristanet Profile: Corey Bryant

Name: Corey W. Bryant Where do you live? West Orange When did you move there? Summer 2019 Where did you grow up? Union, NJ How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I'm a private...

Luna Pay-What-You-Choose Theatre Classes Start September 20th

West Orange, NJ - Luna Stage announces fall classes for youth and adults, including scene study, improv, musical theatre, Shakespeare, creative drama for K-2, creative response team for teens, and a new stage combat...

Baristanet Profile: Wendy Fox-Warfield

Name: Wendy Fox-Warfield Where do you live? We moved from 14 years in Montclair to West Orange When did you move there? About four years ago; we are in a great neighborhood! Where did you grow up? My husband and...

SOPAC Announces New Board Leadership and Governors

South Orange, NJ - The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Board of Governors installed Douglas Newman as Board Chair and Marc Chalom as Board Vice Chair this month. In addition, Katherine Tooley, James Davis,...

Free Fun For Families – West Orange Downtown Thursdays

West Orange, NJ - The Downtown West Orange Alliance is excited to host creative programs, music, and outdoor dining on select Thursdays in the downtown this summer for residents and visitors to enjoy. The...

West Orange Requiring Public and Township Employees to Mask Indoors in Municipal Buildings

West Orange, NJ - Effective this week, West Orange, acting proactively based on CDC recommendations, is requiring the public and township employees to mask indoors upon entering municipal owned buildings. There are no...

Visit An Open Summer Garden in South Orange

South Orange, NJ - The Essex Chapter of the New Jersey Native Plant Society is pleased to present a very special event on Thursday, July 21, (Raindate: Friday, July  22). Come to see this...

Baristanet Profile: Arielle Dance

Name: Arielle Dance, PhD (Dr. Dance!) Where do you live? West Orange When did you move there? November 2021 (Previously Maplewood) Where did you grow up? Westfield How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion?...

SOPAC Is So Back!

South Orange, NJ - There were lots of smiles in South Orange Wednesday when the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), Cinema Lab, the township of South Orange Village and South Orange Downtown celebrated...

Big Changes at West Orange’s Essex Green and The Buzz About Former KMart Site

West Orange, NJ - If you haven't been to Essex Green in West Orange recently, there's a lot of change and construction at the shopping center built back in the 1950s. A Five Guys...

Two Arrested for Eagle Rock Reservation Murder

West Orange, NJ – Two men have been arrested and charged with the murder of Kelsey Steels, 31, of the Bronx who was found dead from a gunshot wound at Eagle Rock Reservation. Michael Verdel,...

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