Arts Unbound hosts Arts Accessible Festival in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Arts Unbound, in collaboration with Essex Junior Academy, a school in the Essex Regional Educational Services Commission, and Cedar Grove Superintendent Laurie Newell, will host Arts Accessible, a festival celebrating inclusion and the arts on Friday, Oct. 14. The festival unites New Jersey support coordination agencies, senior centers, and schools specializing […]

Craft beer tasting event to benefit the nonprofit Parks Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Essex County Parks Department invites the public to participate in “Ales N’ Tails Oktoberfest” at the Turtle Back Zoo. Visitors will be able to sample more than 50 craft beers during a festive evening benefiting the Essex County Parks Foundation. “Ales N’ Tails Oktoberfest” will be Saturday, Oct. 1, from […]

Manno to help students become ‘Renaissance men’

Manno brings his personal love of art to SOMSD students

Manno to help students become ‘Renaissance men’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District’s new supervisor of fine arts, James Manno, was approved for his position at the Aug. 22 Board of Education meeting, along with three other administrators. Strong community relationships and an emphasis on the importance of the arts are two tenets Manno plans to bring to the table. […]

Let’s get cooking with Bittman at Words

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columnist and cookbook author Mark Bittman will be speaking and signing copies of his newest cookbook, “How To Bake Everything,” at Words Bookstore in Maplewood on Thursday, Oct. 6, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Bittman will be joined in conversation with food critic and writer Peter Meehan. Bittman is a former New York […]

South Orange Train Station celebrates its centennial

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Train Station celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. To commemorate this historic occasion, South Orange Village and NJ Transit are hosting a centennial celebration this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sloan Street in front of the station. Built in 1916 by architect Frank J. […]

‘King of the Mountains’ to kickoff Luna Stage season

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will open its 2016-2017 season with the world premiere of “King of the Mountains,” by Ben Clawson. Audiences journey back to 1903 Yosemite and have a seat at the campfire as President Teddy Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir go head to head. This historic camping trip was a milestone […]

South Orange Library celebrates 150 years of service

Villagers party with the library at sesquicentennial bash

South Orange Library celebrates 150 years of service

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — While “sesquicentennial” may be difficult to say, “Happy birthday, SOPL” was something even the youngest villagers were able to say Sept. 17, at the South Orange Public Library’s 150th Birthday Bash. Villagers of all ages joined library staff, village officials and other local government members to celebrate the library’s past 150 […]

‘Un-Common-Place’ at CHS explores life experiences

‘Un-Common-Place’ at CHS explores life experiences

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With a deliberately ambiguous title, three local artists took unique approaches to exploring common experiences in the exhibit “Un-Common-Place,” which is on display through Sept. 30 at the Domareki Gallery in Columbia High School. The exhibit, curated by CHS art teacher Ellen Weisbord, features the work of Sybil Archibald and Russell Christian, […]