Examining ‘Race & Privilege’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will present a Conversations on Race session on “Race & Privilege: Raising Consciousness to Address Inequities” on Wednesday, May 10, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. A panel of professionals, including David Troutt, Jane Bleasdale, Demelza Baer and […]

Two towns’ seniors meet and mix at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On March 12, the Two Towns for All Ages program held its first social event at The Woodlands. The Meet and Mix, organized by South Orange Seniors and the Maplewood Recreation Department, was a great success with close to 90 residents from both South Orange and Maplewood attending. This first Meet and […]

Gubernatorial candidates forum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — SOMADEMS, a Democratic group serving South Orange and Maplewood, will host its second Meet the Governor Candidates Forum on Thursday, March 30, featuring New Jersey state Sen. Ray Lesniak, Tenafly Councilman Mark Zinna and small business owner Lisa McCormick. The forum will run from 7 to 10 p.m. at ABOVE Restaurant […]

‘Likely Stories’ returns March 27

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Inspired by Isaiah Sheffer’s “Selected Shorts at Symphony Space,” “Likely Stories” is an evening of storytelling at which great short stories are performed by celebrated actors. This year’s event features Jeff McCarthy, Brenda Pressley and Emily Zacharias and will take place on Monday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. at The Woodland. There […]

Maplewood Chamber’s business card exchange

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will host its annual business card exchange on Monday, March 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Admission is charged, though discounted for chamber members. Sponsorships are still available on a limited basis; the deadline for sponsors is March 20. […]

Seniors ‘Meet & Mix’ in SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A new community initiative devoted to seniors — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages — is holding its first public event on Sunday, March 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. All seniors from both towns are invited. Admission price is one canned good for the Our Lady of Sorrows food pantry. Participants […]

2017 Ideas Festival lineup is announced

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 2017 Maplewood Ideas Festival, celebrating the talent and creativity of the community, will take place from March 18 through April 1. All programs are free and open to the public. This year’s lineup includes: Saturday, March 18, at 2 p.m., at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road: Khalil Gibran Muhammad in conversation […]

Celebrate 10 years with the Maplewood Green Team

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Green Team will host a social event on Thursday, March 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the group’s 10-year anniversary. The “Party with a Purpose” will take place at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, and will include light snacks, organic wines and a tasting led by […]

Two towns receive nearly $290K of federal grant funds

Two towns receive nearly $290K of federal grant funds

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs, 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 nonprofit community organizations will receive approximately $5 million. On Feb. 8, the county announced the grant winners; the CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

‘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 […]