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 […]

Slow Food to hold indoor farmers market in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Slow Food Northern NJ and Maplewood Loves Wellness will sponsor an indoor winter farmers market on Sunday, Feb. 5, from noon to 4 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The snow date is the following Sunday on Feb. 12.   This indoor market is an opportunity to meet local […]

‘Children of Eden’ on stage at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Front and Center for Performing Arts will present the musical “Children of Eden,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John Caird, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, this weekend. Showtimes are Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 and 7 p.m.; […]

Maplewood Recreation events

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation and Cultural Affairs has lots of new programs and classes for the new year. A self-defense and safety awareness program for ages 5 through 15 will meet Wednesdays through March 29 at The Woodland. The class for students ages 5 through 8 will meet from 5 to 5:40 p.m. and […]

Studio B’s Bizarre Bazaar returns

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Forty talented artists, crafters and collectors will gather at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, for the 2016 Studio B Holiday Bizarre Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The artists selected for this highly curated event will bring their handmade jewelry, fine art, sewn and knitted […]