Arts & Entertainment

Maplewoodstock Music & Art Festival Sat. July 9 and Sun. July 10

b93c80a9930a36cfcfd7_nrbq.jpg
Legendary NRBQ will bring their quirky 4-piece brand of rock, pop, and jazz styles to Maplewoodstock 2016. Credits: Maplewoodstock
ce66609a6ef8969de7eb_maplewoodstock_map.jpg
Map of Maplewoodstock; final arrangements will be made during set-up on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Credits: Maplewoodstock
4ce8a04cb82edc1ce368_maplewoodstock2.jpg
Maplewoodstock Credits: Maplewoodstock
b93c80a9930a36cfcfd7_nrbq.jpg

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewoodstock, Maplewood's annual music and arts festival in Memorial Park, is back for it's 13th year this Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10.

Nineteen bands are scheduled to perform over two days, with 12 of the 19 bands first-time performers at Maplewoodstock, according to event organizers who had " a record 106 bands apply." The festival will also feature two headliners and two featured artists.

Saturday's headliners are Railroad Earth, scheduled to perform at 8:15 p.m., and the day's featured artist is Maya Azucena, who will go on at 7 p.m., and also performed at Maplewoodstock in 2010. Azucena is back by "popular demand" according to the Maplewoodstock website.

Sign Up for E-News

Sunday's headliners are NRBQ, who will close the festival with their performance slated for 8:15 p.m., with featured artist Nicole Atkins performing immediately before at 6:45 p.m.

The full day's music schedule can be found here, with music both days beginning at noon.  A note on the Maplewoodstock website notes that the schedule is subject to change, and "if weather interrupts the schedule we pick up the schedule as per the 'clock.'  In other words, if it pours rain from 4 pm to 5:45, we pick up the schedule with whatever band is scheduled to be playing at 5:45.  However, we have a covered stage, so light or moderate rain won’t stop us."

In addition to two days of musical performances, Maplewoodstock also features art vendors, food vendors, and a Kids Zone with arts and crafts, face painting, and bouncy rides. There is also a Beer Garden which will open at noon both days, and features four local beers, wine and sangria (more details here).

Maplewoodstock takes place rain or shine. An update to the Maplewoodstock Facebook page on July 6 stated, "Looks like it's gonna be a hot weekend. And maybe a wet one. Remember, we are rain-or-shine. No rain date. We will only cancel or shut down if there is dangerous lightning, hail, or tornado."

This year, there is a new blanket and canopy policy that can be found here. Tent and canopies cannot be set up before 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, according to an update on the Maplewoodstock website.

Maplewoodstock is free to attend, and organizers expect about 7,500 people to attend, with peak crowds between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. each day.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

SOMA

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Motor Vehicle Thefts Reported, One Recovered

May 16, 2018

May 7 - Burglary; Sometime during the prior two days, entry was forced to a business on Newark Way.  The keys to a GMC van were then taken from inside the business and the van was stolen.

 

May 7 - Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 9:30 p.m., a Jeep left unattended and running in the parking lot of 7-11 on Irvington Ave was stolen. The vehicle was later recovered in ...

South Orange Police Blotter - More Than 10 Vehicle Burglaries Reported

South Orange Police Blotter as of May 14

Auto Theft - A Roland Ave resident reported that sometime between 10:30 pm, Thursday 5-10-18 & 7:30 am, Friday 5-11-18 actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2016 Mitsubishi), which was parked in his driveway of his residence at the time.

Burglary to Auto - A Vose Ave resident reported that sometime between 10:45 pm, Wednesday 5-2-18 & 8:00 ...

Maplewood Community Pool Scheduled to Open on Saturday, May 26

May 23, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Maplewood Community Pool is scheduled to open this Saturday, May 26, and be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (Memorial Day) from noon to 6 p.m., according to an update from the Maplewood Recreation Department.

For those who wish to join the pool, registration can be done in person at the Recreation Department (574 Valley St.) on weekdays from 9 a.m. to ...

South Orange-Maplewood Adult School Honors Melissa Kopecky and Sarah Lester at Annual Meeting

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School (SOMAS) honored Melissa Kopecky, Director of the South Orange Library, and Sarah Lester, Director of the Maplewood Memorial Library, at its Annual meeting on May 21, according to a press release from SOMAS.

Kopecky has been the director of the South Orange Public Library for the last 14 years, and Lester ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, May 24, 6:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Steve Sandberg and Zach Brock to Perform at ...

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_982bc8344531b1a37c85_par_440

Fri, May 25, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Carousel_image_af1b89eae735bf536426_par440_promo

Fri, May 25, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Sun, May 27, 11:00 AM

The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, Maplewood

Memorial Day Colloquy: What We Honor and How We ...

Other

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

Millburn Parents and Students Come Out to Board of Education Meeting to Push for Teacher Contract Resolution

May 24, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ -- Millburn school district parents and student representatives urged the Board of Education on Monday to quickly settle ongoing contract negotiations with the Millburn Education Association.

The prolonged deadlock between the board and the teachers’ union has lasted nearly a year has been bad for teacher morale and was beginning to take a toll on students, particularly at ...

Philip Roth's Childhood Home Still Standing in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - The house at 81 Summit Avenue in Newark's Weequahic neighborhood is otherwise unremarkable expect for a sign attached to its faux flagstone facade noting that the home has been designated a historic site -- the childhood home of celebrated author Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at the age of 85.

There were no crowds outside the home to pay homage to the prolific ...

Phase II of the Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project Set to Begin in Union

May 22, 2018

UNION, NJ – A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday morning for Phase II of the Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project which is set to begin soon.

“Phase I is complete and everyone loves it,” said Deputy Mayor Joseph Florio.  Florio said construction on the south end of Stuyvesant Avenue, from Morris Ave. to the cannon turnaround near Elmwood, should be complete by ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

Township of Maplewood: Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Proposals for Pedestrian Safety Improvements and Traffic Flow Changes

May 24, 2018

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, in the Great Hall, to present and discuss proposals for pedestrian safety improvements and traffic flow changes, including making Maplewood Avenue one-way from Baker Street to Lenox Place and reversing the direction of the NJT lot. Your presence is encouraged to apprise you of ...

Porchlight Post - Shedding Light On These Old Homes

You bought a new house (congratulations!) and its your first night in the new house. You get cozy and settle in for the night. Your husband wakes up early for work and then so do the kids. Its 5:30 a.m., and your hardwood floors creak so loudly it sounds like someone was trying to break-in. How did you not notice this before you moved in?

Or maybe you’ve been in your house for years and ...

2nd Annual Theater in The Park Returns to Founders Park in South Orange on June 3

The 2nd Annual Theater in The Park is coming to Founders Park on Sunday, June 3, from noon to 4 p.m.

Bring your blankets and chairs, grab some food and fun from one of our vendors and enjoy one or all of the performances by local talent. The event is free and open to everyone who wants to stop in and enjoy some entertainment.

Founders Park is located at 265 Valley St. in South ...