Bossa Brasil to play Papillon 25 in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Jazz musician Mauricio de Souza will be performing with his Brazilian jazz group, Bossa Brasil, at Papillon 25 in South Orange on Thursday, July 14, from 8 to 11 p.m. The group features Mauricio de Souza on drums, Anton Dener on alto sax, Jerry Weir on vibes and Anthony Perez on […]

County plans month of festivities to celebrate parks and recreation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs announced a month-long schedule of activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. The public is invited to enjoy “Wellness on the Waterfront,” which includes exercise demonstrations, concerts, movies, and arts and crafts at the South Mountain Recreation Complex […]

Manta Rays to host dive-a-thon to support St. Hubert’s

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Manta Rays diving team with be holding a dive-a-thon at the Maplewood pool on Saturday, July 9, to help raise money for St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. Divers will dive from 9 to 10 a.m.; raffles, games and adoption will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Dogs and cats will […]

Get pumped for Maplewoodstock 2016

Headliners NRBQ, Railroad Earth get ready for local show

Get pumped for Maplewoodstock 2016

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewoodstock, Maplewood’s annual free music festival, will return to Memorial Park for its 13th year July 9 and 10, once again bringing together renowned cult-favorite performers and undiscovered local talent for the community to enjoy. This year’s event will be headlined by NRBQ and Railroad Earth, two bands that have developed fiercely […]

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 […]