Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Discover Jersey Arts — a project dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey, and co-sponsored by the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts — recently announced that voting in the 2019 People’s Choice Awards is under way. […]

CHS filmmakers win at SOMA and Montclair film festivals

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At the 2018 Montclair Emerging Filmmaker Competition, Columbia High student filmmakers and animators won in the following categories: In Narrative, Aidan Romanaux and graduate Ralph Ravix won the grand prize with the film “Choice”; In Animation, Sophie Goodman-Merel won the grand prize with the film “SuperHero Convention,” which had already won another […]

SOMA Film Fest to return for third year

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA FilmFestival returns for its third season with an impressive slate of films that will both entertain and enlighten, according to a recent press release. The festival takes place Friday, March 16, through Sunday, March 18, and for the first year at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood with […]

Local venues nominated for arts awards

BURLINGTON, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently opened the polls for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards. Celebrating the extraordinary work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse cultural community for 10 years, the contest invites arts lovers to lend their support for their favorite […]

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 […]

SOMA Film Festival to screen free program for children

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Film Festival, in partnership with the South Orange and Maplewood public libraries, is offering a free screening of its successful “Kids Program” this July. The inaugural “Kids Program” screened to a soldout Maplewood Theater in March at this years’ festival. The program had all original content from local […]

SOMA Film Festival to move to The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After two successful seasons at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, SOMA Film Festival will move the bulk of its events to The Woodland in Maplewood for its third year. The festival will take place from March 16 to 18, 2018, and with film programs being screened in the Great Hall of […]

‘Outdoor Movies Indoors’ begins at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This Sunday, Feb. 19, on the eve of Monday’s Presidents Day holiday, the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with The SOMA Film Festival will show the movie “Moonrise Kingdom” at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This event is free to the public. Directed by Wes […]