Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Morning, Noon, and Night at St. James's Gate in Maplewood

March 13, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin at 8 a.m. this Saturday, March 17, at St. James's Gate and continue until last call late that night.

A special St. Patrick's Day menu will be served, which has traditional Irish dishes like shepherds pie, Irish stew and fish and chips.

There will be plenty of live music, with bagpipers playing throughout the ...

South Orange and Maplewood Share Snow Storm Photos

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — TAPinto SOMA wants your snow storm photos!

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Matt Peyton Photography Opens Studio on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Despite the massive Nor’easter that wreaked havoc the day before, the community came out to enjoy Gigi's cupcakes and champagne and to celebrate the grand opening and official ribbon cutting for Matt Peyton’s new photo studio on Springfield Avenue.

The entire Maplewood Township Committee -- Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, Nancy ...

South Orange Middle School's 8th Grade Chorus Has First Performance with South Orange Symphony

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - On Sunday, Feb. 11, members of the South Orange Middle School (SOMS) 8th grade chorus performed with the South Orange Symphony. 


South Orange choir members sang two patriotic songs with the orchestra and "Home on the Range," without the orchestra, shared Jacob Ezzo, SOMS Choral Director. 


The SOMS choral students ...

Maplewood Middle School Musical Showcases Student Talent On Stage and Off

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If you visit a rehearsal at Maplewood Middle School (MMS) for their spring musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, you'll find the usual bustle of students practicing scenes on stage, working on sets and props, and for those who have downtime, doing their homework in the auditorium seats.

While at first-glance this description may sound similar to that of ...

Voting Ends Feb. 20 for Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards: 4 Nominations for South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Three arts organizations based in South Orange have been nominated for Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards, and South Orange itself has been nominated for Favorite Downtown Arts District.

“We are thrilled that South Orange has been nominated as best Downtown Arts District for the first time," said Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the ...

New Retail and Restaurants Coming to South Orange, and Recent Closings

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the last two Development Committee meetings, Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the South Orange Village Alliance (SOVCA), provided updates about restaurant and store openings and closings, as well as potential new tenants coming to South Orange.

Here is a list of what places are coming soon, just opened, or closed:

Buy Rite liquor store on Valley Street held ...

Over 25 Camps Share What's Hot this Summer at the Second Annual SOMA Summer Camp Fair

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Families from South Orange and Maplewood got the chance to learn about more than 25 area summer camps on Saturday, at the second annual SOMA Summer Camp Fair, hosted by Susie Adamson and Bonnie Ramsey of Adamson Ramsey Homes.

At the fair, which was held at Winchester Gardens, parents and kids could meet with representatives from a variety of camps, and learn more ...

4th Wall Theatre Presents 'for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf' in Maplewood Feb. 16 to Feb. 18

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - 4th Wall Theatre will celebrate Black History Month with Ntozake Shange’s ground-breaking play for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, with performances at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts (10 Durand Rd., Maplewood) on Feb. 16, Feb. 17, and Feb. 18.

The piece, which is characterized as a “choreopoem," ...

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Upcoming Events

Tue, March 20, 7:00 PM

Bow Tie South Orange Cinemas, South Orange

18th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Wed, March 21, 7:00 PM

Bow Tie South Orange Cinemas, South Orange

18th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality


Wed, March 21, 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

SOMA Film Festival Starts Friday Night, March 16

March 16, 2018

The 3rd annual SOMA Film Festival is finishing up the final touches before they kickoff this weekend's event at The Woodland, Bow Tie Cinemas in South Orange, and Maplewood Theater.  

With 16 screening programs there is something for everyone. The popular Kids Program is back for two engagements with both sold out as is the Opening Night Party and Screening. 

Tickets are still ...