Attend a free dance performance at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dancing at The Woodland featuring members of the NYC based Lydia Johnson Dance Company will offer a free performance to the public on Sunday, July 17, at 7 p.m. The Woodland is located at 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Performing on the open floor of The Woodland’s great hall, dancers will present […]

Jazz great Jeff Bradshaw to headline annual Jazz & Brew Fest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Arts Incubator recently announced that talented trombonist Jeff Bradshaw will headline the 13th annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest. This year’s festival will feature an eclectic array of performers across varied styles and genres, from jazz legends to R&B royalty. With R&B/jazz sensation Alyson Williams, West Orange greats Nat […]

Maplewood fireworks to go up tonight

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After being rained out last night on Monday, July 4, Maplewood Township will host its fireworks tonight, Monday, July 5, at 9 p.m. in Memorial Park to celebrate American independence. No wristbands need be purchased for this event, but there will also be no refunds for those who purchased wristbands in anticipation […]

DWOA hosts fun summer to introduce you to the downtown

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown West Orange Alliance has a slew of activities planned for this summer, with each program featuring a new section of downtown West Orange every Thursday. Each Thursday event will be free, fun and family-friendly. Check the DWOA website for an updated schedule of events. Scheduled for Thursdays during the […]

Apply to design a piano for Playin’ Around South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center is accepting applications for the 2016 Playin’ Around South Orange public art project. SOPAC, in cooperation with other community partners, is seeking local artists/teams to paint pianos for a public art project. The artists will be required to paint the piano in/around SOPAC or an […]

Quilt exhibition inspires poetry reading

Quilt exhibition inspires poetry reading

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Inspired by the Nubian Quilter’s exhibition of quilts, “Common Heritage: Uncommon Quilts,” at the Crane House and Historic YWCA in Montclair, the Montclair Historical Society, the Friends of the West Orange Public Library and West Orange Arts Council teamed up on Sunday, June 26, to host a poetry reading in response to […]

MML book sale returns this July

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library are holding a one-day Bag-of-Books Sale on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with entry via the library until 1 p.m. and then via the parking lot only. The sale takes place in Memorial Hall at the library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. For $8 […]

Community Coalition on Race presents XrootsFest on July 16

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presents XRootsFest, an annual multicultural heritage festival that is one the most diverse and interactive events in the area. Returning for its third season — previously called the Cultural Heritage Festival — XRootsFest will take place at Flood’s Hill in South Orange’s Meadowland Park […]