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Photos: Best Places for Fall Foliage in SOMA and New Jersey

November 10, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in South Orange and Maplewood, and TAPinto SOMA is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage.

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Annual SouthNEXT Festival This Weekend

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - SouthNEXT is back for its fourth annual collision of inspirational ideas this weekend, Nov. 10 and Nov. 11.

SouthNEXT, which is described by organizers as "New Jersey’s festival that explores our similarities by celebrating our differences," returns again to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on Nov. 10, and for the first time, ...

Sneak Peek at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day 2018 Parade Balloons

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford.

Christmas magic was made as the balloons came to life in front of an informal gathering of more than 1,000 ...

Halloween Around Town: Maplewood Village Parade and Founders Park Movie Night

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treaters could be found in every SOMA neighborhood on Wednesday night, in addition to community events in Maplewood and South Orange.

Crowds came out for the annual Maplewood Halloween Parade to take part in the costume contest and to trick-or-treat at the merchants. The Maplewood Lions Club were back for the second year with ...

TAPinto SOMA Readers Share Their Halloween Photos and Traditions


Please send photos of yourself, your children, your pets, and your home dressed up for Halloween to and we’ll share them in this photo gallery.

Does your family or neighborhood have Halloween traditions - please share those as well, so we can include them in the update to ...

Don't Miss the Halloween Decorations at These South Orange and Maplewood Houses

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - SOMA houses decorated for Halloween never disappoint, and this year is no exception with giant spiders, inflatable cats, and ghosts and goblins of all kinds to be found creeping from porches and haunting front yards. Below is a list of more than 20 of the spookiest homes in South Orange and Maplewood with Halloween decorations you don't want to ...

Three Ways to Celebrate Halloween in SOMA on Wednesday, Oct. 31

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Here are three ways to celebrate Halloween in SOMA this Wednesday, Oct. 31.


South Orange celebrates Halloween with their annual Halloween Festival from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday in "Spooky Spiotta Park," featuring an appearance from Wanda the Witch, music, games, trick-or-treating at local merchants, and a ...

What to Watch This Weekend: Spook-tacular Movies For Every Age

One of the best things about Halloween other than the candy is the movies that come on. This Halloween, don't get tricked into thinking some of these movies are age appropriate. Some of these scary movies will be a treat!

Age 0-3

Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie is the perfect movie for your little one. There is nothing that is scary but still gives the halloween mood. This is ...

Annual 'Strut Your Mutt' Parade in South Mountain Dog Park this Saturday, Oct. 21

MAPLEWOOD AND MILLBURN, NJ -  This weekend, Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest, will be held at three locations, including the South Mountain Dog Park.

The South Mountain Dog Park event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., with registration at 1:15 p.m. 

“The Essex County Dog Parks have become popular ...

Improvements Underway at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and accessibility of the entrance at the intersection of Beaufort Avenue and Homestead Drive, are ...


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Vendors wanted for JESPY House Holiday Craft Fair

November 12, 2018

JESPY House is looking for vendors to participate in a Holiday Craft Fair that will take place Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 11am-3pm. It will be held at the Judi House, 110 Irvington Avenue, South Orange, NJ.

Vendors selling various products are needed. The cost is $15.00 per table. JESPY asks that vendors be willing to gift 5% of their profits back to JESPY House. A portion of JESPY's ...