Registration now open for SeniorStudio painting class

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Recreation Department is again sponsoring SeniorStudio, a free, studio painting program specifically designed for township residents ages 60 and older with no previous art experience. Registration is now open for the fall semester. Since space is limited, interested students are encouraged to register soon, either in-person at DeHart Community Center […]

Twilight concerts in Memorial Park

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs in conjunction with the Maplewood Village Alliance has scheduled two late summer concerts in the Memorial Park amphitheater. Sunday, Aug. 13, will feature a performance of classical Indian music featuring a quartet of musicians playing traditional Indian instruments. This will be followed three weeks later on […]

Transgender flag raising in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In response to President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. Military in any capacity, South Orange will be hosting a transgender flag raising downtown to show that “everybody belongs here.” The flag raising will take place Thursday, Aug. 3, at […]

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at SOPL

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Public Library presented the Shakespeare Theater of NJ’s Next Stage Ensemble performing “The Taming of the Shrew.” The ensemble’s annual summer performance at SOPL was attended by a delighted audience of all ages and was underwritten by PNC Bank. Pictured, Ryan Woods plays Petruchio and Shannon Uphold plays Kate. […]

Closing reception at 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — 1978 Arts Center will toast to its annual Friendship Show with a closing reception on Sunday, July 30, from 5 to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Make an appointment to see this exhibit by contacting or 862-250-2850. 1978 Arts Center is located at 1978 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood. For […]

Old-time music at the pool

Old-time music at the pool

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Music group America’s Sweethearts performed favorites from the World War II era poolside at the Ginny Duenkel Pool in West Orange on July 16. In this program for seniors, the performers styled their hair and clothing after the 1940s and brought smiles to the faces of all seniors present. Photos Courtesy […]

‘The Origins of Sound Recording’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The National Park Service recently released an online exhibit and videos that share the latest historical research into the beginnings of recorded sound technology. The web presentation, titled “The Origins of Sound Recording,” is available at Recent research calls attention to the work of mid-1800s French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de […]

Call for Hispanic and Latino artists, artisans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — ¡Bienvenidos a las Artes! Welcome to the Arts! The West Orange Arts Council will host its first Hispanic art exhibition to celebrate Hispanic and Latino art from Friday, Sept. 15, to Saturday, Oct. 14, in the West Orange Arts Center and West Orange Public Library. There will be an opening reception […]