Surrounded by colored leaves and chilly days, The South Mountain Reservation transforms from green lush to a orange ombre effect as beautiful as the setting sun. While COVID-19 continues to present itself all over the nation, we prepare for another year of celebrations accustomed to the essential preparedness and new daily protocols as demanded by COVID-19. Forced to cancel some of the most sought out parades of the year, Hoboken and NYC will not be holding Halloweens parades. However, many events will go on and some as thrilling and frightening as any other Halloween event.
The Village at South Orange cannot be more excited to have more of its businesses reopen and show support to the establishments that make South Orange so exceptional. With indoor dining in effect at 25% capacity and gyms reopened at the same capacity, The Village Center will see more movement as residents take delight in its town. With Summer Saturdays, The Village continues to create fun-filled summer days by playing beautiful music throughout the day from various artists. Check out the music schedule and locations to enjoy happy tunes throughout your day at The Village on South Orange’s Facebook page.
Located in the heart of South Orange, the Avenue is pivoted around live music, good cheer, shops, and nature. This spirited town brings forth a positive environment, especially during turbulent times and uncertainty. Introducing “Summer Saturdays”- residents can enjoy free live music while outdoor shopping or outdoor dining in downtown South Orange (1). Additionally, on Saturdays, South Orange residents can find “summer sidewalk sales” from many retail stores such as Kitchen A La Mode, Sparkehouse, and Sadie’s (2).
The Village at South Orange slowly reopens along with the rest of NJ and residents cannot be happier to get back to the many activities that have been on pause. With COVID-19 cases dropping along the state (1), The Village at South Orange begins to bustle with energy as outdoor dining reopens, retail businesses accept limited customers, personal care businesses take in appointments, and even yoga studios function through virtual sessions! A great beginning to this summer considering all that has occurred during spring!