Dickens Village is back to delight Maplewood

Dickens Village is back to delight Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One of Maplewood’s flagship events, Dickens Village brings to life various scenes from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in miniature houses arranged in Ricalton Square. Peek inside and see fireplaces, stockings and antique toys. Each little house reveals something unique and different. This community tradition opens in December and runs each Saturday […]

Watershed Literary Events presents Michael Lally and friends

Watershed Literary Events presents Michael Lally and friends

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Watershed Literary Events, a spoken-word series sponsored by the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs in South Orange, will host its final virtual reading of 2021 on Sunday, Dec. 5,  at 2 p.m., featuring Michael Lally and friends. The event is free and open to the public; to attend, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86405802744.   […]

West Orange author reads her book to students at Kelly School

West Orange author reads her book to students at Kelly School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local author Tiberah Berhanu visited Kelly Elementary School on Nov. 17 to read her new book, “My Uncle Is an Alien,” to third-grade students. Students in Jennifer Imperial’s and Jaclyn Gill’s third-grade classes gathered around Berhanu as she read her first children’s book to them. The book revolves around the question: […]

SOPAC announces its Dec. 1 Laughs in the Loft lineup

SOPAC announces its Dec. 1 Laughs in the Loft lineup

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center is back with another installment of Laughs in the Loft, a monthly stand-up comedy series. Hosted by comedian Joe Larson, each show features several comedians. The next performance is Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at https://www.sopacnow.org/events/laughs-in-the-loft/.  The lineup includes: Ophira Eisenberg, the […]

Pushcart Players presents ‘Miracles’ right in your home

Pushcart Players presents ‘Miracles’ right in your home

VERONA, NJ — Pushcart Players, New Jersey’s Emmy-nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences, will present “Holiday Tales: A Season of Miracles” in virtual online presentations in late November and December. This magical musical warms the hearts of family audiences with the true spirit of the December holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, and […]

Local author fulfills dream of publishing book after taking South Orange–Maplewood Adult School class

Local author fulfills dream of publishing book after taking South Orange–Maplewood Adult School class

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Charlotte McAllister Attenborough made a longtime dream come true this year when she wrote her first book. A product of a class she took at the South Orange–Maplewood Adult School on children’s writing, “Zakir, Get Outta the Street!” tells the story of a young boy who has to walk […]

Luna Stage reopens with ‘#RIFT’ this December

Luna Stage reopens with ‘#RIFT’ this December

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will reopen its building for in-person performances with “#RIFT: The Live Culmination,” by Gabriel Jason Dean, directed by Luna artistic director Ari Laura Kreith. Through the lens of two real-life brothers — one a convicted murderer, the other a playwright; one a member of the alt-right, the other a […]

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