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Directions to The Baird


5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079
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From Garden State Parkway North
To exit 142 (stay at the extreme right at the toll booth prior to the exit). Take Route 78 East to the first exit (54) which allows you to make a U-Turn and get on Route 78 West.
Follow the "78 West" directions below.

From Garden State Parkway South
To exit 145 to Route 280 West.
Follow 280 West directions below.

From New Jersey Turnpike North & South
To exit 15W to Route 280 West. Follow 280 West directions below.


280 West
To exit 10. Take first left at traffic light onto Northfield Avenue. Proceed three traffic lights to Gregory Avenue. Make a left onto Gregory Avenue. Gregory Avenue turns into Wyoming Avenue in South Orange and ends at South Orange Avenue. Turn left onto South Orange Avenue.

As you near the bottom of the hill, there is a traffic light at the intersection of Ridgewood Road. Turn left onto North Ridgewood. Make your first right turn onto Mead Street. You will see the Duck Pond and baseball field on your right and tennis courts and the Baird Center are on the left. Immediately after you pass the tennis courts there is an entrance to the parking lot for the Baird Center.


280 East
To exit at Mount Pleasant Avenue. Make a right onto Mt. Pleasant Ave. and go to the first traffic light. Make a left onto Gregory Avenue. Gregory Avenue turns into Wyoming Avenue in South Orange and ends at South Orange Avenue. Turn left onto South Orange Avenue.

As you near the bottom of the hill, there is a traffic light at the intersection of Ridgewood Road. Turn left onto North Ridgewood. Make your first right turn onto Mead Street. You will see the Duck Pond and baseball field on your right and tennis courts and the Baird Center are on the left. Immediately after you pass the tennis courts there is an entrance to the parking lot for the Baird Center.


78 West
To exit 50B. Proceed onto Vauxhall Road and go three traffic lights to intersection with Valley Street (town houses on corner). Turn right onto Valley Street. Continue on Valley Street through Maplewood, into South Orange to the intersection of South Orange Avenue.

Go through this intersection and make the first left hand turn after you cross over South Orange Ave. onto Taylor Place. Turn right at the stop sign onto Vose Avenue. Turn left onto Mead Street. Just beyond the railroad tressel you will see the Baird Center on the right.. The parking lot entrance is just beyond the basketball courts.


78 East
To exit 49B- Maplewood Exit. Follow the signs to Valley Street jughandle (approximately 3/10 mile once you are off the exit ramp and onto Springfield Avenue). Make right onto jughandle (to effectively make a left hand turn onto Valley Street). Continue on Valley Street through Maplewood, into South Orange to the intersection of South Orange Avenue.

Go through this intersection and make the first left hand turn after you cross over South Orange Ave. onto Taylor Place. Turn right at the stop sign onto Vose Avenue. Turn left onto Mead Street. Just beyond the railroad tressel you will see the Baird Center on the right.. The parking lot entrance is just beyond the basketball courts.


NJ TRANSIT "MIDTOWN DIRECT" FROM PENN STATION TO SOUTH ORANGE STATION
-approx. 30-40 minute ride, no transfers.

From other locations in New Jersey, follow same directions for NJ Transit.
Take the Morris and Essex (MNE) Line, Gladstone Branch to South Orange train station.

It is approximately a seven minute walk from the train station to The Baird housing, the Pierro Gallery and other venues:

Leaving the train station building, turn left and walk half block to South Orange Avenue. Cross over South Orange Avenue (at Eden Gourmet). Turn left, walking under the train trestle, go approximately two blocks to the Village Auto Center. Make a right on the paved path. This will bring you into Meadowland Park (you will see tennis courts and the pool.) Continue to the end of this path, you will see The Baird Center diagonally across to your right.