MEND to honor community partners at gala

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — MEND, a nonprofit working to alleviate hunger in Essex County, is hosting a celebratory dinner on Thursday, March 8, at The Woodland in Maplewood. In addition to raising funds and awareness, the gala will honor two community partners that have supported MEND as it works to serve its more than 140,000 food-insecure […]

Celebrate Asian culture at Lunar Fest NJ

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Cross-Cultural Works will host Lunar Fest NJ, to celebrate the Year of the Dog, on Sunday, March 4, from noon to 6 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This free event, which will have food, music, dance and children’s activities, will feature a Chinese lion dance, Korean drums […]

James Hunter to perform at Rent Party

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s favorite monthly live music event will present Daptone Records recording artist James Hunter on Friday night, Feb. 23, at The Woodland. Proceeds from the show will help fight hunger in Maplewood-South Orange. Tickets are available at It has been 10 years since the Englishman burst onto the scene with his […]

TSTI to host Queen-themed Purim party

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, will hold an adults-only Purim party on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. It will feature a new Purim shpiel, a retelling of the Book of Esther, with the theme, “She Will Rock You.” It will be […]

Maplewood to review applications for police chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — According to Mayor Vic DeLuca in a Feb. 10 email to the News-Record, two members of the Maplewood Police Department have applied for the position of police chief: acting Chief Jimmy DeVaul and Lt. Kevin Kisch. The Township Committee will interview each candidate on Saturday, March 3. On Monday, March 5, the […]

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 […]

Holiday celebration at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Kick off this festive season on Saturday, Dec. 9, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, with a child-friendly holiday celebration. The event will feature the Holiday Jam for children ages 8 and younger. Fast becoming a SOMA tradition, the 11 a.m. show will feature antics from a magic elf, fresh […]

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