Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Three Day Arts Symposium Coming to South Orange

South Orange, New Jersey: Seton Hall University and the Township of South Orange Village are partnering to launch a three day festival in June. The South by South Orange Festival, which will be branded as SOxSO, is scheduled for June 26th, June 27th, and June 28th. The theme will be 'Creative Collisions', and according to Seton Hall University, the festival will focus "on the intersection where art, music, ideas, education and technology meet and the creative explosions that come from collaboration and improvisation". There will be creative sessions and musical performances, as well as talks by local leaders, artists, and Seton Hall University professors. Events will take place throughout the village at local businesses and cultural hubs. In addition, a variety of community art projects will be held at Spiotta Park off of Village Plaza in Downtown South Orange, such as paintball art, a life drawing marathon, and an improv poetry scavenger hunt. The festival will kick off with the Tech(ing) Ball at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 26th at 6:00pm, which will feature software developers and jazz musicians improvising together.

A wristband for festival event admittance costs $25 per person. Those who purchase the wristband before May 29th will receive a $5 discount. The wristband does not include access to a music event that will take place on Saturday, June 27th at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Tickets to this event will cost an additional $15. Child care will be available during the festival at the Baird Community Center on Mead Street and Work and Play on Prospect Street.

Tickets to the festival events are now available, and the first 100 people to purchase tickets will receive a free SOxSO shirt. Click here to purchase tickets and to learn more. 

Festival partners include the South Orange VIllage Center Alliance, the Peco Foundation, the South Orange Performing Arts Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Transportation to South Orange is available using New Jersey Transit's Morris and Essex Line train from New York, Broad Street in Newark, East Orange, Orange, Summit, Morristown, and other areas. In addition, South Orange is served by New Jersey Transit's Bus 107 from New York, Newark, and Irvington, Bus 92 from Newark and Bloomfield, and Coach USA Bus 31 from Newark and Livingston.

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