Arts and Culture in South Orange, New Jersey

  • Class Act Performing Arts Studio: This studio offers classes in dance, voice, and drama for young people of all ages and skill levels; (973) 789-0191; 128 Irvington Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079.
  • Maria Priadka School of Dance: MPSD offers dance classes for tots to teens to adults, from beginner to advanced; (973) 762-7709; 50 S Orange Ave # 205, South Orange, NJ 07079.
  • Mark Murphy's Music School: This school offers music education and instruction; (973) 378-2540; 25 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ 07079.
  • Pierro Gallery:  Founded in 1994, PGOSO presents the work of diverse, established, and emerging visual artists in a non-commercial, user-friendly venue. Through its programs and exhibitions, PGOSO aims to enhance the cultural environment of South Orange; (973) 378-7715; 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079.
  • South Mountain YMCA: Community-focused nonprofit established in 1844 with recreational programs & services for all ages; (973) 762-4145; 13 Jefferson Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040.
  • South Orange Performing Arts Center: This contemporary venue showcases a variety of performing arts, including theater, music, and dance; (973) 275-1114; 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079.
  • South Orange Cultural Affairs: The South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs is located in the Baird Community Center, a 100 year old Tudor-esque building set in Meadowland Park. The mission of the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs is to enhance the quality of life in South Orange, by providing a well-rounded program of leisure time activities for community residents of all ages and interests. These range from ballet for children to adults, basketball drills, a comic book caper studio, and much more. To view all programs and activities, click here; (973) 378-7754; 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079.
  • State Repertory Opera: Founded in 1975 with a mission to help diverse New Jersey audiences experience opera performances sung by young New Jersey residents who will be tomorrow's luminaries in the opera world; (973) 763-4030; 363 W South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079.
  • Walsh Gallery: This gallery aims to enhance the intellectual life of Seton Hall University and the greater community through dynamic, interdisciplinary exhibitions of exemplary artistic and cultural value; (973) 761-9000; Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079.