Maplewood celebrates Black History Month

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, the township of Maplewood has launched a coordinated initiative to highlight and promote related events and activities taking place throughout the community. Working in conjunction with local organizations such as Maplewood Memorial Library, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, SOMA Film Festival, 1978 Maplewood Arts […]

Maplewood artist releases new CD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Leon Neal, who has been a Maplewood resident for more than 20 years, performs jazz, R&B, classical and Broadway show tunes. His new jazz CD, “We Dance at Midnight,” was recently released. “We Dance at Midnight” is a collection of soulful, passionate songs that will touch your heart and make you smile, […]

Towns cry ‘never again’ as united front

South Orange, Maplewood commemorate Holocaust victims, survivors at annual interfaith event

Towns cry ‘never again’ as united front

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The uplifting ambience was augmented by the pleasant weather on Sunday, April 23, as the South Orange-Maplewood community marched to remember Holocaust victims, honor survivors, and disseminate messages of unity and acceptance. While marches are a frequent occurrence across the country amid the current political climate, the South Orange-Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance […]

‘Remember and Tell,’ SOMA commemorates the Holocaust

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 40th annual South Orange-Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service will take place Sunday, April 23, at the Morrow Memorial Methodist Church, 600 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. The event at the church begins at 3 p.m., though it is preceded by a March of Remembrance at 2 p.m., which assembles at Ricalton Square […]

The beat comes to SOMA with new drumming class

The beat comes to SOMA with new drumming class

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood residents looking to experience the big band jazz of New Orleans or the intricate tempos of traditional Brazilian music need look no further than the Burgdorff Cultural Center in Maplewood, where master musician Scott Kettner holds SOMA Beat classes on Tuesday nights now through early summer. SOMA Beat […]

One-act plays take the Maplewood stage in ‘Kabaret’

Kaleidoscope Kabaret offers the best one-act plays in NJ

One-act plays take the Maplewood stage in ‘Kabaret’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Theater Project, the New Jersey-based theater company that produces its mainstage shows in Maplewood, will hold its annual “Kaleidoscope Kabaret” of one-act plays at the Burgdorff Cultural Center from Feb. 24 through 26. This year’s event features the debut of five plays written by members of the Theater Project’s Playwrights Workshop, […]

Theater Project showcases new plays

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In line with its mission of providing writers the opportunity to present new work, in February the Theater Project is showcasing playwrights from near and far in two annual short play festivals: “Think Fast” is a competition for writers new to The Theater Project and “Kaleidoscope Kabaret” is a showcase for members […]

‘The Day the Rainbow Broke Up’ in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Author and playwright Casey Bell announces the world premiere of his children’s theater play, “The Day the Rainbow Broke Up.” The show is being produced by the Strollers Community Theater of Maplewood and performed at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood. The show tells the tale […]