Interfaith Iftar tightens community bonds

Interfaith Iftar tightens community bonds

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the South Orange-Maplewood community gathered June 19 at The Woodland in Maplewood for an interfaith Iftar, which is the festive communal meal that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan. The event was co-sponsored by the SOMA Refugee Resettlement Project and U.S. Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad of Maplewood. From left are […]

SOMA Film Festival to move to The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After two successful seasons at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, SOMA Film Festival will move the bulk of its events to The Woodland in Maplewood for its third year. The festival will take place from March 16 to 18, 2018, and with film programs being screened in the Great Hall of […]

CCR ‘Conversations’ tackles privilege

Community discusses race and privilege to raise awareness in order to address racial inequities

CCR ‘Conversations’ tackles privilege

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Led by a racially and professionally diverse set of panelists, the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race led a critical community discussion centered around the topic of privilege, and then invited attendees to come up with their own responses and solutions at a May 10 event at The Woodland in Maplewood. In […]

Get ready for a middle school dance June 10

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood and South Orange are full of opportunities to engage and enhance children’s lives — sports, art and music opportunities abound. However, most of these activities are either solitary or competitive; many are focused on younger children and they are often are segregated by gender. As children get older […]

The Campfire Flies to perform at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Campfire Flies, a group pooling the talent of some of New Jersey’s most acclaimed original bands — The Cucumbers, Speed the Plough and The Thousand Pities — will perform at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, on Friday, May 12, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. The band features acoustic […]

SOMADEMS to host Murphy, Brennan at candidates forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMADEMS will host Democratic gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Bill Brennan at the group’s third “Meet the Governor” candidates forum on Tuesday, April 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. RSVP to “We are pleased to welcome New Jersey’s Democratic candidates to the Maplewood […]

Deadheads, get ready for the Two Town Shakedown

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Deadheads and classic rock fans will have a chance to rock out to their favorite tunes when Dead Space, New Jersey’s premier Grateful Dead tribute band, performs at Two Town Shakedown, a benefit concert on Saturday, May 6, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are charged […]

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