‘A Composer’s Vision’ in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, Feb. 12, at noon, Grigory Smirnov, the organist at First Presbyterian and Trinity Church in South Orange, will discuss his musical process in “A Composer’s Vision: How Composers Develop Their Work.” The event will be moderated by pianist Beatrice Long. Smirnov earned a bachelor’s of music degree in composition […]

Metro YMCA ranked in top 5 percent of U.S. nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the sixth year straight, the nation’s largest charity evaluator has awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. “Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive four-star evaluations, […]

‘Information Void’ draws 200 attendees

‘Information Void’ draws 200 attendees

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the threats to reproductive health care access becoming ever more real, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex, a program on Thursday, Jan. 26, “The Information Void: A Discussion of Reproductive Health Education,” drew a crowd of 200 people ready to take action. The program, sponsored by more than 20 organizations […]

interACT’s ‘Rasheeda Speaking’ runs this weekend

interACT’s ‘Rasheeda Speaking’ runs this weekend

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — interACT Theatre Productions presents “Rasheeda Speaking,” a Pocket Theatre Production benefiting the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, for three performances this weekend at the Baird, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. Performances on Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee on Feb. […]

CHS teens learn about preventing dating abuse

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner, according to a release from NCJW/Essex. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey. One such program took place […]

Celebrate Black History Month at 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This weekend at Gallery 1978 in Maplewood, enjoy discussions with featured artist Lula Mae Blocton and 2016 artist in residence Juan Antonio Picasso, a Cuban artist, to celebrate Black History Month. On Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m., meet and visit with Picasso, who will discuss his art, its influences and symbolism, […]

Seton Hall professor receives major social work award

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work professor Richard Blake has received a major award from the National Association of Social Workers New Jersey Chapter. Blake was honored at the annual Social Work Gala on Oct. 27 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, according to a recent […]

South Mountain Y launches annual support campaign

YMCA goes where no man has gone before with campaign

South Mountain Y launches annual support campaign

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It is that time of year again: the South Mountain YMCA’s annual fundraiser! This year’s theme is space and the Y hopes to raise $165,000 by year’s end to support its many programs and events. The South Mountain YMCA is one of six Y branches that make up the Metro YMCA of […]