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Work and Play is more than just a coworking space. We are a community, supporting each other as we build our individual businesses. We brainstorm, collaborate, learn and educate. We all like to grow professionally, and we offer workshops to both our members and the community at large. This...

We are a community of entrepreneurs, independent contractors and telecommuters. We network, collaborate, and put our heads down to work. We’ve got desks, chairs, coffee and a fridge, and Jackie & Son’s is just next door. If you’ve ever been interested to see what coworking is like,...

We are excited for our new partnership with Fierce Females! Working together, our teams will provide compelling educational seminars, fun networking events, and an easy way to engage and enroll in all. This partnership is the logical next step arising from working together effectively in the...

Hi! It’s Deborah, founder of Work and Play and co-founder of General Store. Healthy living has become an important part of my own personal work/life balance. I try to live by the mentality that I learned with the Beachbody 21 Day Fix program: Live healthy...

My kids are counting down the days to Father’s Day on June 17th. It may just be because that’s the weekend the pool hours expand to weekdays, but it’s making me anxious. Anxious because it means I need to start thinking about a present for...

Work and Play’s Open Play is returning for one day only on Saturday, May 12th as part of South Orange’s Moms Day Out! Drop in play for children ages 0-5 with a caregiver will run from 10am – 12pm. $8 per child with advanced registration....

This week, Sarah and I gave the commuting thing a try when we ventured into NYC for the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (aka GCUC). And good thing we did, because we won an award!! Work and Play was voted Best Niche Coworking Space for our...

General Store is four months old, and oh how it's grown! You can now shop hundreds of local stores and makers online at SOMaGeneralStore.com! Many of our members offer 2-DAY DELIVERY to South Orange and Maplewood! We call it STORE-TO-DOOR EXPRESS! And be sure to...