Arts & Entertainment

October 12, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Columbia High School students attended the 11th Annual Sphinx Virtuosi concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, Oct. 11. The Sphinx Viruosi is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Brooklyn artist Theodore Sefcik's exhibit Reason Given is currently on display at the One River School of Art + Design. Originally from Millburn and a graduate of Millburn High School, Sefcik is an artist as well as a graphic designer. Sefcik is known for his enigmatic ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the second year, the Springfield Avenue Public Art Initiative held a Craft Beer Tasting fundraising event to raise funds for murals on Springfield Avenue, with all proceeds from the event being used to bring more murals to Springfield Avenue in Maplewood (SAM). The event was ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  The 7th Annual Maplewood Art Walk & Music Fest was held on Sunday, Sept. 30, in Maplewood Village, with streets closed to traffic during the event. Artwork on display, and for sale, included fiber art, photography and up-cycled jewelry, at the juried show. The event also ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the second year, the Springfield Avenue Public Art Initiative will hold a Craft Beer Tasting fundraising event to raise funds for murals on Springfield Avenue, with all proceeds from the event being used to bring more murals to Springfield Avenue in Maplewood (SAM). “The ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Avenue and surrounding streets in downtown South Orange were closed to vehicles on Sunday so the community could "play in the street" at the annual PlayDay event.  Thousands came out to play games, listen to live music and watch performances on the main stage, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Those catching a glimpse of the noon baseball game on Cameron Field this past Saturday, might have felt like they were stepping back in time, since this game was played as it would have been played in the 1800s. The South Orange Department of Recreation presented the 19th ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - SOMA artists Nila M. Pusin of Maplewood and Cindy Wolf of South Orange were among 20 senior citizens to receive recognition for their artistic talent at the Annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. The artists were recognized during an awards ceremony on Thursday, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It was a little cool and cloudy for a day at the pool, but Maplewood's dogs did not seem to mind as they swam and ran around at the second annual Dog Days of Summer event at the Maplewood Community Pool on Saturday. One family who was there with their Golden Retriever, Piper, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange's annual campout is back on Friday, September 14, when residents can pitch tents and brave the great outdoors locally in New Waterlands Park. The campout is free, but campsites must be reserved in advance and there must be at least one responsible adult (who is a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the second year, the Maplewood Recreation Department is ending the pool season with a free "Dog Days of Summer" event for the town's canine residents. This Saturday, Sept. 8, the dogs of Maplewood are invited to swim in the pool from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event organizers ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  Sunday was filled with music in Maplewood, with the Hilton neighborhood's second annual Porchfest and a performance by the U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus in Memorial Park. More than 30 homes participated in Porchfest, with live performances taking place on porches and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The new Turtle Back Zoo Flamingo Exhibit, which was officially opened with a celebratory ribbon cutting on Wednesday, has been dedicated as the “Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit” in honor of the West Orange family’s long-time relationship with the zoo. The Drill Family’s ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Snow leopards and Amur leopards are the centerpiece of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s newly reopened leopard exhibit, which officially reopened on Monday.  Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. was on hand Monday morning to cut the ribbon at the exhibit as part of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - This Wednesday, August 29, is the last Moonlit Movie of the summer. The South Orange Summer Night season closes with a showing of Despicable Me 3 (rated PG) at 8 p.m. on Floods Hill in Meadowland Park. Programs will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.  

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water. As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort, and the Maplewood Strollers sent an email to their community ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Last Wednesday's South Orange Summer Nights Concert, which was postponed due to inclement weather that night, is on for Wednesday night, August 8.   The concert is on Flood's Hill from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and features Stuff Bros and Marry the Sea.   The Moonlit ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ  - It's National Night Out in many communities and there are events planned in both South Orange and Maplewood for Tuesday, August 7. National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships, and provides public safety tips and information, according to their ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Dr. Victor Alcindor, long-time English Language Arts (ELA) teacher at West Orange High School (WOHS) and South Orange resident, has released his first published work, entitled “Stand Mute,” a series of poems with a recurring theme of abuse, stated a press release from Cynthia ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — On New Jersey Family’s recently published “Ultimate Bucket List,” the second annual list of not-to-miss places in New Jersey, six Essex County attractions were among those selected as bucket list destinations. New Jersey Family asked its readers to vote for their favorite ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - This Wednesday's South Orange Summer Nights has been cancelled due to anticipated thunderstorms and field conditions, according to an update on the Village of South Orange website. South Orange Summer Nights continues on Wednesday, August 1; full schedule here. Related ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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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 asandler@tapinto.net so we can include them in our photo gallery.

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  Here's everything you need to know for celebrating the July 4th holiday in SOMA.   MAPLEWOOD JULY 4TH CELEBRATION    Maplewood 4th of July celebrations take place in Memorial Park, with a full day of festivities that includes live music on two concert ...

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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 ...

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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.

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