MMPC to cut ribbon on Flagpole Hill project

MMPC to cut ribbon on Flagpole Hill project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the installation of Phase 1 of its first major landscape project, Flagpole Hill, in Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 17, at noon on Flagpole Hill at the WWI Memorial opposite the train station on Dunnell Road. Based on original plans by […]

Durand-Hedden remembers the Great War

Durand-Hedden remembers the Great War

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One hundred and one years ago, the United States declared war on Germany, joining the First World War, and the impact was felt in the small town of Maplewood. Join Durand-Hedden on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn more about the Great War. More than 100 men from […]

Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy begins restoration

Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy begins restoration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy, in partnership with the township of Maplewood, has completed Phase 1 of the Flagpole Hill border restoration, its first major landscape project in Memorial Park. Flagpole Hill is an adaptation of an original 1923 plan for the border of the park along Dunnell Road across from the […]

Interns keep Memorial Park neat, healthy, sustainable

Interns keep Memorial Park neat, healthy, sustainable

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In the center of Maplewood are 25 acres of recreation space; playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, softball fields, and a duck pond can all be found in Maplewood Memorial Park. The town’s Department of Public Works is normally tasked with maintaining the park, but this summer the Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy’s internship […]

Find peace in the park with Maplewood Meditates

Find peace in the park with Maplewood Meditates

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Do you want to attain clarity, feel less stressed, tap into your innate creativity, sleep better, become more focused and productive, and have greater health and wellness in your life? If so, then beginning a practice of meditation can be the place to start. Anne Sussman and Kate Smith will lead a […]

U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus to perform free concert in Maplewood

U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus to perform free concert in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood will present a free concert featuring The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus in the Memorial Park Amphitheater on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. Featuring more than 90 musicians and vocalists, the combined ensemble will perform a program which includes patriotic favorites, popular songs and […]

Maplewood celebrates Pride

Town installs New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks in show of LGBT solidarity

Maplewood celebrates Pride

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Cheers echoed across Valley Street in Maplewood on Thursday, June 7, not from a Little League baseball game at Memorial Park, but from the lawn of Town Hall as Maplewood Township unveiled New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks at the intersection of Valley Street and Oakview Avenue, adjacent to Maplewood Town Hall […]

Crossing cultures with the CCR at XRootsFest

Crossing cultures with the CCR at XRootsFest

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presented the fifth annual XRootsFest in Maplewood Memorial Park on June 2. The event featured musicians, dancers, food vendors, merchants and more. An area for children was set up with a bounce house and other activities; alongside it was an “Edu-tainment” tent, where various cultural […]

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