Classes, Culture, Libraries

South Orange and Maplewood offer a wide variety of classes and cultural opportunities for adults. Many are held at the libraries, or at other public locations in the towns.

Location Guide:

The Baird
5 Mead St, S. Orange
(973) 378-7754  
Website: The Baird

 Dehart Community Center
120 Burnett Ave.
(973) 763- 0750

The Pierro Gallery (inside The Baird)
5 Mead St., S. Orange
(973) 378-7833
Website:Pierro Gallery website
South Orange Public Library
65 Scotland Rd.
(973) 762- 0230  
Website:  SOPL

 Maplewood Memorial Library
Website: Maplewood libraries
 Main Library – 51 Baker St.
(973) 762-1622
 Hilton Branch – 1688 Springfield Ave.
(973) 762-1688

The Burgdorff Cultural Center
10 Durand Rd, Maplewood
(973) 763-9357
Website: Burgdorff Center

 Maplewood Senior Center
 106 Burnett Ave., Maplewood
(973) 763- 0750

The Woodland
(formerly The Women's Club)
60 Woodland Rd, Maplewood
(973) 843-7157
Website: The Woodland


The Pierro Gallery
Located inside The Baird, the Pierro Gallery holds several exhibits throughout the year.

Founded in 1994, the Pierro Gallery of South Orange (PGOSO) presents the work of diverse, established, and emerging visual artists in a non-commercial, user-friendly venue. Through its programs and exhibitions, PGOSO enhances the cultural environment of South Orange and the surrounding communities aiming to educate, enrich and engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds. PGOSO is a facility of the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs.

The Gallery produces up to seven exhibitions a year. Established and emerging artists are featured with special sensitivity to regional artists but without precluding consideration of work by any visual artist.

 The South Orange Maplewood Adult School - SOMAS
Founded in 1933 as a beacon of hope during the Great Depression, The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School is a nonprofit, educational organization that offers a wide array of affordable, quality classes, lectures and trips. More than 150 courses and lectures are offered in the fall and spring, with a modified schedule in the summer. These courses enrich the mind, exercise the body and feed the soul. Choices include art, music, business and finance, fitness and recreation, languages and technology.  For upcoming classes and registration information : SOMAS website