Grand opening of the Maplewood Senior Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Enjoy corned beef, cabbage and more as Maplewood Recreation officially opens the Maplewood Senior Center on Saturday, March 17, at noon at 106 Burnett Ave. Bring friends of all ages to see the space that has been created for age-friendly fitness, art classes, educational seminars, programming, special events and fun. For more […]

Registration open for SeniorStudio painting classes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs continues sponsorship SeniorStudio, a free, studio painting program specifically designed for Maplewood residents ages 60 and older. Because of increasing interest in the program, this spring year, for the first time, there will be separate classes for beginners, who have not participated in […]

Harlem Wizards Family Night is smashing success

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation thanks Maplewood Middle School, the Maplewood Police Department and the Maplewood Fire Department for their support of Harlem Wizards Family Night on Jan. 29. Teachers from MMS and their principal were awesome athletes, as were police and fire participants. The Maplewoodians gave those Wizards a run for their money! Photos […]

Participate in Maplewood senior activities

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Below are a sampling of activities being offered to Maplewood and South Orange residents at the Maplewood Senior Center, 106 Burnett Ave. A free senior fitness open house will be Thursday, Feb. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Try a free sampling of the center’s many fitness offerings with demonstrations, followed […]

Groundbreaking play about African-American sisterhood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Celebrate Black History Month with 4th Wall Theatre at the Burgdorff Performing Arts Center in Maplewood with a showing of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking play, “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.” The piece is billed as a “choreopoem” and weaves together 20 separate poems with music, movement […]

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 […]

Seniors make wreaths at Maplewood Senior Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the evergreens were flying at the Maplewood Senior Center for its first-ever wreath-making class. It was a perfect day to deck the halls as seniors got a step-by-step tutorial on creating a beautiful wreath for their own homes or for gifting. Holly berries, pine cones and greenery were […]