Maplewood’s Fourth of July promises to be grand

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood invites you to an all-day, fun-filled Fourth of July. This year’s celebration will be bigger and better with the addition of new initiatives, the return of events and attractions introduced last year, and perennial 4th of July favorites. Enjoy a full day of festivities in Memorial Park with food vendors, an […]

Don’t miss WOAC’s second pop-up exhibit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — French photographers Vincent Benoit and Jean Minthe are exhibiting at the West Orange Arts Center’s second pop-up show. Both are avid hikers whose photographs capture the wildlife and landscape of the parks in Essex and Morris counties. Come see their work and meet Benoit and Minthe, along with Betsy Meyer-Donadio and […]

Excellence in music highlighted at West Orange High School

Excellence in music highlighted at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifty-three West Orange High School seniors recently received their Tri-M Music Honor Society cords for graduation as several outstanding musicians were recognized for excellence in music. It was an exciting year for the music department at West Orange High School. Highlights included a national championship for the marching band, a sold-out […]

WOAC pop-up show is huge success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — From left, Arshad Aziz, Bengt Erik Akerblom, Patricia Mitrano and Phillipa Scott participate in West Orange Arts Council’s pop-up show, which offers local artists a way to work together to install, promote and achieve more exposure for their work and meet the local community in a quick, collaborative venue. The show […]

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series takes center stage

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Don’t miss the 2017 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series. The free concert features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts in Brookdale Park and nine cultural festivals. “The Essex County free SummerMusic Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic parks […]

SO band to play LouFest 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — LouFest 2017, held in St. Louis, Mo., from Sept. 8 to 10, promises to deliver on a diverse lineup and impressive guest experience, especially with the addition of South Orange’s Robert Randolph & The Family Band. LouFest 2017 will be held on the Upper Muny Grounds and Festival Plaza, the recently […]

Parent coordinator brings Scouting back to Irvington

Parent coordinator brings Scouting back to Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Darlene Reeves founded the Determined to Achieve parents support network to provide much-needed services and socializing for children with developmental disabilities and their families, after her own daughter was diagnosed with a cognitive disorder. Now Reeves has breathed life back into the town’s Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies organizations […]

Summer concert series in Springfield Avenue Gazebo

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs in conjunction with the Springfield Avenue Partnership have announced the lineup for the 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Springfield Avenue Gazebo. This year’s performers reflect a diverse mix of styles ranging from reggae and salsa to indie rock and traditional jazz. Beginning Friday, June 22, […]