This Weekend: Jazz Festival, Mayor's 5K Run and More!

Here is a rundown of what is going on in West Orange and the surrounding towns Saturday and Sunday.


Looking for something to do this week? Here's some events around the area to check out. 

And if you know of events that are not listed here, feel free to add them below in the Comments section!


Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center Jazz Festival and Art Show

Saturday from 12:30 to 8 p.m. at OSPAC, 4 Boland Dr. 

This day of world-class jazz will be emceed by WBGO’s Gary Walker. The event will be outdoors, and include international food vendors, artisans and crafts, a health spa center, entertainment and various other activities.  

For a full schedule of events for the day and more information, go to http://www.ospac.org/home.cfm.  


Annual Berry Good Pancake Breakfast

Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Katz Civic Center, 650 Pleasant Valley Way. 

Special needs youngsters, adults, their families and friends are invited to the Berry Good Pancake Breakfast. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice and fresh berries. 

The berries are picked from the UNICO Garden for the Exceptional Child at Degnan Park. The cost is $4 per person.  There will be music and entertainment.

Co-sponsoring the event are FOOTSTEPS for the Exceptional Child and the Mayor's Program for Individuals with Special Needs.

The Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence of Ovarian Cancer

Sunday at 10 a.m. at Town Hall, 66 Main St. 

There will also be a free kids fun run beginning at 9:30 a.m. This 22nd annual West Orange Downtown Classic is put on by the support of local business. All funds raised will benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. For more information, to register or to sponsor a runner, go to http://www.walkforovariancancer.com


Harlan Coben Comes to South Orange Library

Friday at 7 p.m.  South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road., South Orange. 

Harlan Coben will read from "Seconds Away," his second novel for young adults.


Millburn Mom Reads New Book in Maplewood

Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Words Bookstore 179 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood.

Millburn mother and college professor Ingrid Steffensen will read from her first book, Fast Girl: Don’t Brake Until You See the Face of God and Other Good Advice from the Racetrack

Village, Gallery Host Art Party in the Park

Sunday between 3 and 6 p.m. at Meadowland Park, North Ridgewood Road, South Orange.

This is an open and free celebration of local art and artists, honoring South Orange native Tony Smith. 

Millburn's Annual Street Fair 

Sunday between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Millburn Avenue and Spring Street. Free admission and parking.

There will be over 150 vendors, merchants, artists and crafters lining both sides of the streets. Both streets will be closed for the day. The municipal lots will be free all day.  


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