Lots of great art on the horizon at 1978

Lots of great art on the horizon at 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, located at 1978 Springfield Ave., has a slew of upcoming events and exhibitions to delight local art lovers. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. and by appointment at 1978artscenter@gmail.com. For more about this exhibit and 1978, visit www.1978artscenter.org. “A Retrospective of the Art of […]

Maplewood Library to hold sixth annual Ideas Festival

Maplewood Library to hold sixth annual Ideas Festival

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Library’s Ideas Festival, celebrating the talent and creativity of this commlmmunity, is modeled on the New Yorker Festival, but all events are free and open to everyone. Presenters have ties to the SOMA community, either by living here, having grown up here or having a close connection to someone local. […]

Parnassian Society to present ‘New Works/New Voices’

Parnassian Society to present ‘New Works/New Voices’

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For a second year in a row, Columbia High School’s theater group, The Parnassian Society, has partnered with the American Theater Group, now in residence at the South Orange Performing Arts Center; The Stages Festival; and New Jersey Theatre Alliance to present “New Works/New Voices,” original short plays written […]

Vanguard to present ‘Runaways’ in Montclair

Vanguard to present ‘Runaways’ in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Saturday, March 30, at 8 p.m., Vanguard Theater Company will present a concert version of the musical “Runaways” to raise awareness about youth homelessness. The First Congregational Church in Montclair, 40 S. Fullerton Ave., will host the concert, which Vanguard presents in partnership with Covenant House, Toni’s Kitchen, the Human Needs […]

‘Introspection’ at WO Arts Center

‘Introspection’ at WO Arts Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Center will present Rosario D’Rivera’s “Introspection,” a show examining one’s own consciousness, thoughts and feelings. The process relies exclusively on observation of one’s mental state, while in a spiritual context, it may refer to the examination of one’s soul. The exhibit will run from April 1 to […]

BOE recognizes outstanding students, teachers

BOE recognizes outstanding students, teachers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Feb. 25 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education recognized several students and employees for their recent accomplishments. Columbia High School senior Danielle Samake received an honorable mention at the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference. A National Merit Scholarship Program certificate of merit awarded to Michael A. Vernon, […]

District jazz concert swings at West Orange High School

District jazz concert swings at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual district jazz concert, held Feb. 26 at West Orange High School, showcased the talents of music students excelling in jazz from grades six through 12. The Edison Knights, Roosevelt Roughriders and Liberty Lion jazz bands performed several numbers with student solos highlighted throughout. Sixth-grade guitarist Jack Kimmel stunned the […]

Kelly International Day picnics around the world

Kelly International Day picnics around the world

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was a beautiful day to picnic around the world, and Kelly Elementary School fifth-graders did just that at their annual International Day celebration on Feb. 22. Under the direction of music teacher Deborah Rees, the Fifth Grade Choir performed songs in multi-part harmonies that represented countries like Israel, Ghana, Cuba, […]

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