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 […]

NJPAC gets a dynamic double shot of David Cassidy

Former Essex County resident-turned-pop star delivers good music and great memories

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It’s Saturday night inside the intimate Victoria Theater at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in downtown Newark, and the audience is clearly enjoying themselves. “New Jersey loves you, David!” shouts a trio of overly excited middle-aged ladies in unison. “I love you too!” responds the delighted entertainer, who is smiling and […]

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to play at South Orange park

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform a free summer concert at Flood’s Hill in Meadowland Park in South Orange on Wednesday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. The program features music from blockbuster films like “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” “Beauty and the Beast” and more, alongside classical favorites. This concert is sponsored […]

Celebrate the Fourth in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood invites everyone to a full day of festivities in Memorial Park, with live music, boardwalk games, face painting, a classic car show, the Zerbini Family Circus and much, much more. Opening ceremonies will be held at 8 a.m. in Ricalton Square, and the fireworks display, the final component of the daylong […]

1978 pays tribute to June Cater with new exhibit, events

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gallery 1978 remembers its good friend and mentor June Cater, who died this past April 2016, with a new exhibit, “The Head.” She gifted the building, which now houses 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, to the township of Maplewood in 2000. Cater’s legacy lives on and is embodied by this center for the […]

Music and light show on July 4

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “The Jersey Girls” will perform as part of Maplewood’s all-day July 4 concert and will be “keeping the harmony of the ’60s, ’70s and more alive!” The Jersey Girls specialize in songs that have strong vocal harmony reminiscent of the original recordings. To top things off, the show will include a light […]