Free 'Movies in the Park' on July 18 and August 23 in Maplewood

July 16, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Free "Movies in the Park" are planned for Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, August 23, a program hosted by the Maplewood Police Department in conjunction with the Maplewood Recreation Department, the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs, SOMA Film Festival and SOMA Municipal Alliance.

The movie on July 18 will be The Incredibles, shown in Dehart Park, ...

Photos: 2018 Maplewoodstock Music & Art Festival

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewoodstock was back July 14 and July 15 for its 15th weekend of live music, food, kids activities and more in Maplewood's Memorial Park.

Maplewoodstock opened at noon on Saturday with local SOMA band Amish Internet, and ended the day with the Reggae band Third World.

On Sunday, the first performance of the day was from Maplewood native Autumn ...

South Orange Summer Nights Moonlit Movies Start Wed., Aug. 15

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Starting Wednesday, Aug. 15, South Orange Summer Nights will host three weeks of Moonlit Movies.

Films are shown at 8 p.m. at Floods Hill in Meadowland Park.

Schedule is as follows:

Wed., Aug. 15 - Coco  (2017 Rated PG) 
Wed., Aug. 22 - Jumanji  (2017 Rated PG-13)
Wed., Aug. 29 - Despicable Me ...

15th Annual Maplewoodstock is this Weekend: July 14 and July 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.   

The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 applicants in 2018, who radiate from Maplewood/South Orange to other musical ...

Maplewood 4th of July Celebration {Photos}

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Local photographer Carl Patterson of CP Photography shares photos from the Maplewood 4th of July celebration on Wednesday.

Share Your July 4th Photos

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Wishing all members of the SOMA community a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Please send your July 4th photos to Anna Sandler at so we can include them in our photo gallery.

July 4th in SOMA: Celebrations, Closures and More

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  Here's everything you need to know for celebrating the July 4th holiday in SOMA.




Maplewood 4th of July celebrations take place in Memorial Park, with a full day of festivities that includes live music on two concert stages, a carnival midway, boardwalk games, two food courts, a ...

Free Kids Movies at Bowtie Cinemas in South Orange This Summer

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Free kids movies are back again this summer at Bow Tie Cinemas, starting on Tuesday, June 19, with a showing of The Angry Birds Movie.

Films will be shown at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 15 at the South Orange movie theater (1 SOPAC Way), as well as at three other New Jersey locations (Caldwell, Ridgewood, and ...

Maplewood's Hilton Neighborhood Association Celebrates 23rd Anniversary

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Hilton Neighborhood Association celebrated its 23rd Anniversary on Wednesday evening, June 20.

The event took place at the Springfield Avenue Gazebo with entertainment by the Swing Town Band. 

All photos courtesy of Carl Patterson of CP Photo Op Photography.

Columbia High School Prom Photos

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Columbia High School's prom was Monday night, and readers are being asked to share their photos.

Want your pictures featured in this story? Email them to and we’ll add them to our online gallery.

Check back for more photos later.

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South Orange Summer Nights

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The best thing since sliced bread! 

Flood’s Hill in South Orange is the place to be each Wednesday evening all summer long.  Beginning in June, enjoy arts and crafts in a scenic park setting. As the evenings get longer Music takes center stage, complete with free concerts, food trucks, arts activities and games for the kids. In July comes the popular Movies; bring ...