West Orange community gathers to celebrate Kwanzaa

West Orange community gathers to celebrate Kwanzaa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Dec. 28, the West Orange African Heritage Organization held its annual Kwanzaa celebration at Washington Elementary School. The celebration was held on the third day of Kwanzaa: Ujima, collective work and responsibility. This year’s theme was “Return, Reclaim, Restore and Rejoice,” for “Return to our roots, Reclaim our forgotten […]

East Orange hosts first citywide Kwanzaa Celebration

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange hosted its citywide Kwanzaa Celebration from Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. One day was set aside during this period to recognize each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa: “Umoja” or unity on Wednesday, Dec. 26, in City Hall, featuring Principal Baruti Kafele; “Kujichagulia” or self-determination on Thursday, […]

Town celebrates Kwanzaa with WOAHO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A mix of African music and American hits, and the aroma of traditional food filled the Washington Elementary School Gymnasium as vendors displayed colorful paintings, jewelry and apparel for the community, united to celebrate Kwanzaa. The West Orange African Heritage Organization hosted the 19th annual Kwanzaa celebration on Dec. 29, the […]

Celebrate Kwanzaa in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange community will celebrate its 19th annual Kwanzaa festivities on Friday, Dec. 29, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Washington Elementary School, 289 Main St. This free event will include refreshments, live music, African dancing, vendors and more. This event is child-friendly. For more information, call 973-671-1158.

West Orange to celebrate Kwanzaa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization will hold its 18th annual Kwanzaa celebration on Thursday, Dec. 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Washington Elementary School, 289 Main St. in West Orange. The event will include refreshments, music, African dancing, vendors and lots of fun. Admission is free and there is […]

Senior citizens holiday party in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Senior Citizen Holiday Party will be Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Manor Restaurant, 111 Prospect Ave. in West Orange. Tickets will be sold from Monday, Dec. 12, to Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. until noon at the West Orange Office of […]

Studio B’s Bizarre Bazaar returns

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Forty talented artists, crafters and collectors will gather at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, for the 2016 Studio B Holiday Bizarre Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The artists selected for this highly curated event will bring their handmade jewelry, fine art, sewn and knitted […]

WOAHO holds holiday party

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization will host a special holiday event on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at SuzyQues BBQ & Bar, 34 South Valley Road in West Orange. There will be a DJ and food. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate and brighten the season for […]

Keeping pets safe and healthy during the holiday season

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Festive celebrations, food and decor are hallmarks of the holiday season. But the most wonderful time of the year also can pose safety concerns for dogs, cats and other household pets. Consider the following tips for keeping pets safe, healthy and happy throughout the holiday season: Secure the Christmas tree. Cats […]