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

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

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

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 […]

50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 6, Joan Crystal, Cynthia Thompson and the Maplewood Garden Club will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for volunteer and community service. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients include relatively long-time residents of Maplewood,” Maple Leaf Awards Chairwoman Mary Devon O’Brien said in a press release. […]

Maplewood river cleanup and community picnic

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is holding its annual Rahway River Cleanup on Earth Day weekend. The cleanup will be Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Park; the rain date is Sunday, April 22. This year, there will be a community picnic, so stop by for some nourishment and […]