Star-studded Broadway cabaret to benefit homeless families

Star-studded Broadway cabaret to benefit homeless families

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A star-studded lineup of Broadway actors and singers extraordinaire, including two-time Tony nominee Kate Baldwin, will lend their talents to raise funds for Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless of Essex County, a Montclair-based family shelter and housing assistance program. The cabaret and comedy event, “When I Think of Home,” will be […]

SOMA speaker series to focus on needs of older residents

SOMA speaker series to focus on needs of older residents

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages recently announced a speaker series focusing on the legal needs and concerns of older residents. Two Towns has joined the Essex Coalition for the Conversation Of Your Life, a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, to educate residents about important […]

Django A Gogo returns to Maplewood

Django A Gogo returns to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning musician Stephane Wrembel, in association with The Woodland in Maplewood and The Town Hall in New York City, presents Django A Gogo 2019, a week-long celebration of legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, from Tuesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 27. Wrembel, most known for his Grammy Award-winning composition “Bistro Fada” […]

‘Likely Stories’ will be March 25 at The Woodland

‘Likely Stories’ will be March 25 at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “Likely Stories,” the show in which actors read short stories on stage, returns Monday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. For 15 years, “Likely Stories” has brought Maplewood and South Orange the exuberance, hilarity and profundity of short stories that challenge audience members to experience […]

Rent Party lineup brings some big voices

Rent Party lineup brings some big voices

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rent Party, the area nonprofit that works to combat hunger in the South Orange-Maplewood community, holds monthly concerts at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Admission is charged and all proceeds go to help fight hunger. On Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m., hear Shemekia Copeland, with special guests Shark Hat, […]

MEND’s 2019 Green Bean Gala this March

MEND’s 2019 Green Bean Gala this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — MEND is hosting its annual fundraiser, the Green Bean Gala, on Saturday, March 9, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The Green Bean Gala is a cocktail reception that will feature gourmet tasting stations, specialty drinks, music and dancing, and live and silent auctions. Named […]

CCR to explore ‘BLACK New Jersey’ with author

CCR to explore ‘BLACK New Jersey’ with author

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on race will hold a Black History Month event featuring Colgate professor Graham Russell Gao Hodges, author of the recently published book “BLACK New Jersey: 1664 to the Present,” on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road […]

PROGRESS: Maplewood shows progress in 2018

PROGRESS: Maplewood shows progress in 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In 2018, Maplewood saw a lot of growth, both in its culture and physically. In addition to new businesses and residents coming to town, Maplewood upgraded infrastructure, invested in safety and showed pride in its diversity. Maplewood made national news on June 7, when it installed New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks […]

Maplewood Rec announces partnership with Denise Hayden

Maplewood Rec announces partnership with Denise Hayden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation and Cultural Affairs recently announced a new partnership with Funky Fun Art. Maplewood Community Services Director Melissa Mancuso met Funky Fun Art owner Denise Hayden at a senior event in South Orange last year. In December, the two women sat down to discuss offering new art programming in Maplewood. They […]

MPD addresses ‘Force Report’ at forum

Community meeting centers on Maplewood PD’s high rate of force reports

MPD addresses ‘Force Report’ at forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Officials and residents gathered at The Woodland on Jan. 14 to discuss the “Force Report,” NJ Advance Media’s 16-month investigation and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey used force from 2012 through 2016, the recent years with the most complete data. According to the report, the Maplewood Police […]

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