Learn how to certify your small business

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County is hosting a workshop on “Understanding the Certification Process” on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This free event will also include a breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Workshop topics include the New Jersey process to become certified as a […]

Maplewood community celebrates Hindu Festival of Lights

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of South Asia’s cultural and artistic diversity, the township of Maplewood and three local volunteer organizations — SOMA Masala, SOMAsian and SOMA Cross-Cultural Works — hosted the first Diwali Fest NJ at The Woodland in Maplewood on Sunday, Oct. 22. Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, is an annual celebration […]

Diwali Fest in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of South Asia’s cultural and artistic diversity, the township of Maplewood and three local volunteer organizations — SOMA Masala, SOMAsian and SOMA Cross-Cultural Works — will host the first Diwali Fest NJ at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. The […]

Third annual Robert J. Miller Oysterfest is here

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Get Naked In The ’Wood! Tickets are on sale now for the third annual Robert J. Miller Oysterfest for melanoma awareness. This popular event, in partnership with the township of Maplewood, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 9 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The […]

Maplewood Health Dept. hosts events for community health

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department will host a free bone density screening on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. for all Maplewood residents at the Maplewood Community Pool, 187 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood. On Monday, Aug. 21, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Maplewood will host a blood drive at The Woodland, […]

Interfaith Iftar tightens community bonds

Interfaith Iftar tightens community bonds

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the South Orange-Maplewood community gathered June 19 at The Woodland in Maplewood for an interfaith Iftar, which is the festive communal meal that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan. The event was co-sponsored by the SOMA Refugee Resettlement Project and U.S. Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad of Maplewood. From left are […]

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 […]

Middle schoolers, get out your party dresses and clip-on ties

Middle schoolers, get out your party dresses and clip-on ties

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Middle school students in the South Orange-Maplewood School District looking for an engaging activity that doesn’t require leaving town need look no further than the Middle School Dance, a new event open exclusively to residents of Maplewood and South Orange on Saturday, June 10, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, […]

CCR ‘Conversations’ tackles privilege

Community discusses race and privilege to raise awareness in order to address racial inequities

CCR ‘Conversations’ tackles privilege

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Led by a racially and professionally diverse set of panelists, the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race led a critical community discussion centered around the topic of privilege, and then invited attendees to come up with their own responses and solutions at a May 10 event at The Woodland in Maplewood. In […]

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