The South Orange Train Station is celebrating its 100th birthday this year! To mark the special occasion, the South Orange Village and New Jersey Transit are hosting a 1920s-themed Centennial Celebration this Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The station was built in 1916 by architect Frank J. Nies in the Renaissance Revival style. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Today, it’s the busiest stop on the Morris & Essex Line with more than 4,000 boarders each day.
Attendees are encouraged to wear period attire, as they sip on classic cocktails and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Dancing to live jazz music will follow a brief yet formal ceremony at 7 pm.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.sostation100.com for $25 or $30 at the door. All ticket sales proceeds will go directly to a newly established “Fund for South Orange Station,” dedicated to improving and beautifying the South Orange Station as it begins its second century of service.