If you thought you knew all that Orange had to offer, think again! HANDS, Inc. invites you to tour the strikingly rich multicultural community nested in the Valley of West Orange and Orange.
Tour dates for the summer season are:
• Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:00 pm
• Tuesday, May 21st, 6:00 pm
• Saturday, June 15th, 12:00 pm
• Tuesday, July 23rd, 6:00 pm
• Tuesday, August 20th, 6:00 pm
• Tuesday, September 17th, 6:00 pm
The free, narrated one hour walk welcomes newcomers and current residents to tour former industrial and commercial buildings rehabilitated by HANDS now occupied by local artists, innovators, entrepreneurs and arts-based non-profit organizations. In addition to learning about the work of HANDS, you’ll discover why it is known as “Hat City,” see some hidden gems and get a peek at the growing artist community.
Note-worthy cultural anchors include Luna Stage Theatre Company, featuring critically-acclaimed, thought provoking productions, the new ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery and the three-star Creole style restaurant/live music venue, Hat City Kitchen. Stops include a community earth oven, hydroponic greenhouse, a youth arts studio, No Name Hat Factory formerly owned by the Stetson brothers, and much more.
RSVP: contact Jessica Mathelier email@example.com