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Linda Jacobs of Maplewood has Photography Exhibit at Summit Library Through May 31

April 23, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ -The Summit Free Public Library and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey have collaborated to bring “Vantage Points,” a collection of photography by Linda Jacobs, in 'The Gallery' at the Summit Free Public Library. The exhibition runs through May 31.

Jacobs, who is a resident of Maplewood, received a Bachelor of Science in Design and ...

Congressman Lance Visits Paper Mill Playhouse's 'Theatre for Everyone' Program

MILLBURN, NJ - On Monday afternoon, April 17, the weekly class held in the Black Box Theatre at the Paper Mill Playhouse had a special visitor: Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7). Lance was there to observe the direct impact of National Endowment of Arts (NEA) funding for the "Theatre for Everyone" program, which provides classes to students ages 7 to 18 with all types of ...

An Interview with Maplewood's Carl Patterson of CP Photo Op Photography

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Carl Patterson is a local Maplewood photographer with a diverse portfolio specializing in events and news coverage.

Originally born in Virginia, Patterson made the move to New York when he was 3 years old. Throughout his adult life, he worked as a correctional officer at both Rikers and Tombs Municipal Jails in New York, serving as part of New York’s Boldest.

Paterson ...

First Annual Maplewood - South Orange Book Festival to be Held June 9 and June 10

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - This June 9 and June 10 the first Maplewood - South Orange (MAPSO) Book Festival will be held, bringing together "authors, readers and book lovers from all over New Jersey, as well as New York City," stated festival organizers.

The book festival will feature authors "in conversation," panels, and a dedicated children's ...

Free Summit NJ Intergenerational Orchestra Concert with NJSO’s Sweet Set for May 7

SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, featuring New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's Associate Concertmaster Brennan Sweet as guest artist, will perform a free concert May 7.  at 3 p.m., at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School.

The orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director Maestro Warren Cohen, will be performing Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 1, ...

Maplewood's Durand-Hedden House and Garden to Host Three Events

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Durand-Hedden House and Garden, Maplewood’s historic house museum, has three upcoming programs, all which take place on selected Sundays.

Sunday, April 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

From Fleece to Cloth: Shearing, Spinning, Weaving

Explore how cloth is made at this fun, interactive Durand-Hedden House event. Cloth begins with thread, often spun from wool; and ...

Million Dollar Quartet Review: Another Smash Hit by Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - Get ready to tap your feet and scream like a teenager (even dance in the aisles) when you see the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet. The rockabilly rhythms are guaranteed to keep you moving in your seat.

The fun begins with the opening number, Carl Perkins’ (‘Blue Suede Shoes”) performed by the multi-talented James Barry, who also the musical director in ...

Essex County Fishing Derby Dates Announced

Newark, NJ – Essex County will once again host fishing derbies in its parks this spring. The free events will be held in seven locations in the Essex County Park System.

“Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System in a different and fun way. You’ll have a great time creating your own ‘big fish’ ...

Maplewood Hosts 33rd Annual Spring Egg Hunt In Memorial Park

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Saturday April 8, Maplewood’s 33rd Annual Spring Egg Hunt took place at Memorial Park.

With a slight breeze in the air and a bright, late morning sun, volunteers spread out hundreds of colored eggs on the park’s fresh green grass. The eager crowds ranging from at least 200 parents, children, and families surrounded the area designated for the ...

Rescheduled Maplewood Spring Egg Hunt is on for Saturday, April 8

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Due to rain and drenched fields, Mapewood's annual Spring Egg Hunt, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 1,was postponed to Saturday, April 8.

The egg hunt will be held on April 8 from noon to 2 p.m. in Memorial Park (580 Valley St.) with music, snacks, and some great prizes, according to event organizers.

All are invited ...

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Wed, April 26, 8:00 PM

Ricalton's (Snug), S. Orange

Roll Call Comedy Lab

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Fri, April 28, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

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Sat, April 29, 1:00 PM

Ellis Island Immigrant Museum, Jersey City

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Fun for the Whole Family at Greater Newark Conservancy's Spring Block Party on May 6

April 24, 2017

A large assortment of flowers and vegetables. Activities and crafts for kids and families to enjoy. Community organizations showcasing their services. It’s time to welcome the season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Spring Block Party & Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Conservancy’s Outdoor Learning Center, 32 Prince ...