Get ready for a middle school dance June 10

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood and South Orange are full of opportunities to engage and enhance children’s lives — sports, art and music opportunities abound. However, most of these activities are either solitary or competitive; many are focused on younger children and they are often are segregated by gender. As children get older […]

The Campfire Flies to perform at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Campfire Flies, a group pooling the talent of some of New Jersey’s most acclaimed original bands — The Cucumbers, Speed the Plough and The Thousand Pities — will perform at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, on Friday, May 12, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. The band features acoustic […]

SOMADEMS to host Murphy, Brennan at candidates forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMADEMS will host Democratic gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Bill Brennan at the group’s third “Meet the Governor” candidates forum on Tuesday, April 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. RSVP to “We are pleased to welcome New Jersey’s Democratic candidates to the Maplewood […]

Deadheads, get ready for the Two Town Shakedown

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Deadheads and classic rock fans will have a chance to rock out to their favorite tunes when Dead Space, New Jersey’s premier Grateful Dead tribute band, performs at Two Town Shakedown, a benefit concert on Saturday, May 6, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are charged […]

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 […]