MMS to host Dance-A-Thon fundraiser

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Middle School will hold its first Dance-A-Thon fundraiser, hosted by the student council, Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports committee and Home School Association, to raise money for the school store and other schoolwide events. The dance will be Friday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 11 p.m. at the Maplewood Middle School […]

MDR to present staged reading of ‘The Burdens’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Midtown Direct Rep kicks off its 2016-17 newly renamed staged reading series, “Theater at The Woodland,” with a presentation of “The Burdens,” written by Matt Schatz and directed by Mark Armstrong. This staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 […]

Traffic and pedestrian safety summit in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is a walking town and everyone needs to focus more energy on pedestrian safety and enforcement of traffic laws. On June 20, Mayor Vic DeLuca convened a meeting of municipal department directors, the police and fire chiefs, traffic engineers and pedestrian safety advocates to discuss what Maplewood Township can do to […]

In celebration of the 1916 Easter Rising

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Oct. 21, at 8:30 a.m, Seton Hall University is hosting an all-day conference in honor of the centenary of the Easter Rising, which signified a major milestone in the history of Irish independence. Panelists will explore the history, personalities, music, art and theater that defined this pivotal event in […]

Robert Freese exhibits shadow boxes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A series of shadow box art constructions featuring all 44 U.S. presidents, by artist Robert Freese, will be on display at the Ethical Culture Society through mid-December. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome. A graduate of Pratt Institute with a degree […]

Christie proclaims October 2016 as Discover Jersey Arts Month

BURLINGTON, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently announced that Gov. Chris Christie has officially proclaimed October 2016 as “Discover Jersey Arts Month.” Held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, Discover Jersey Arts Month is a celebration of the joy, entertainment and enrichment […]

Celebrate Maplewood Memorial Park on Oct. 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Park has been designated as one of New Jersey’s Great Public Spaces by the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association. According to the Association, “Memorial Park effortlessly blends the use and characteristics of a local park — where children meet and play — with high quality attractions that draw […]

Arts Unbound partners with school to host Arts Accessible Festival

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Art workshops, music, demonstrations and information will all be present at the first Arts Accessible Festival on Friday, Oct. 14, at Essex Junior Academy in Cedar Grove. Arts Unbound, a visual arts organization based in the Valley Arts District and serving people with disabilities and seniors, has partnered with the school […]