Maplewood Memorial Library holds month of events

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Library is set for an educational and memorable Black History Month with a month of events planned. The Main Library is located at 51 Baker St. and can be reached at 973-762-1622; the Hilton Branch is located at 1688 Springfield Ave. and can be reached at 973-762-1688. For more information, […]

Eyewitness to history: the African-American experience

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Sunday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m., explore 200 years of black history in Montclair and New Jersey through rare firsthand accounts, and primary and secondary source documents. Artifacts include a bill of sale for an enslaved person in the household, an 1800s newspaper, an 1840s New York Knickerbocker magazine, […]

‘Chained: The Musical’ to be staged at WOHS on Feb. 8

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “Chained: The Musical,” an original production by West Orange resident Gina Keys, will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the auditorium at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., beginning at 7 p.m. “Chained: The Musical” is a play-within-a-play focusing on a group of actors performing in a 17th-century historical drama […]

1978 to display Black History Month exhibit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 1978 Maplewood Arts Center will present a Black History Month exhibit, “Persistence of Past and Present, from Jan. 28 through March 12. There will be an artist reception with Lula Mae Blocton on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. For information about the artist and events surrounding this exhibit, […]

OHA celebrates history with events at Washington Manor

OHA celebrates history with events at Washington Manor

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Housing Authority, which had hosted an annual Black History Month celebration at Washington Manor on Wednesday, Feb. 24, teamed up with the Orange School District to celebrate Women’s History Month there on Tuesday, March 29. More than 20 third-graders from Park Avenue Elementary School helped recognize the ways women have […]

Gregory School celebrates Black History Month with inspirational assembly

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gregory School students and staff joined together in the gymnasium Feb. 11 for a Black History Month assembly featuring students in kindergarten, first and second grades. Kindergarten classes opened the assembly with a memorized reading of a portion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, bringing applause […]

Artist displays his pastel, ballpoint pen works at MML

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Library’s featured artist of the month, Ronald Freeman, is living proof that it’s never too late to pursue a true passion. Freeman’s art is on display through the month of February in the library. His repertoire includes a variety of techniques, including pastels, watercolors and even ballpoint pen. Freeman, a […]

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