Arts & Entertainment

March 23, 2019

I A congenial group gathered before the screening of two films to socialize, and partake in some beverages and light snacks. Following this, two films were screened. The first, named The Passage, is a story about brothers, fathers and sons, and the wild places that define us. Filmed along the ...

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If you're unable to attend the welcome party and screening at The Woodland last night or want to enjoy more events at the SOMA Film Festival, here are a couple of programs that are on tap for this weekend. Festival Favorites Program The Woodland Saturday, March 23, @ noon Enjoy some of ...

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Artwork by students from schools in Maplewood and South Orange is on display at the Livingston Mall until Friday. Marshall Elementary Art Teacher Jessica Fong had 18 students in the exhibition: Cormac Anderson-Hart, Liesel Loikits, Eva Maloney, Elliott Peterson, Esme Levy, Hadley Anania, Felix ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo African Adventure, opened at the West Orange-based zoo in May 2016, recently earned an Excellence in Design award at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA) convention held in Atlantic City. Elsewhere in Essex County, the ...

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  MAPLEWOOD, NJ - St. James Gate has a FULL, FUN Packed day planned for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The festivities start at 8am and finish late into the evening! First up from 8am until 12 Noon, everyone is invited to St. James Gate Publick House for a traditional Irish Breakfast, along ...

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NATIONAL -- Daylight Saving Time adds 1 hour to standard time (at 2 a.m.) to make better use of daylight and conserve energy. It is observed in over 70 countries worldwide, although the beginning and end dates vary from country to country. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not observe ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Giraffe Tours return to Turtle Back Zoo Saturdays and Sundays in March at 2 p.m. Tickets to these special tours include: 30 - 45 minute Behind the Scenes Tour Meet and greet the Giraffe Keeper Admission to the zoo for the day (for non-Zoological Society ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — If you go see “My Very Own British Invasion” without even knowing what it’s about, here’s the thing: the core message literally broadcasts itself on the theater’s sound system as you take your seats in a mélange of hits from the 1960s British Invasion rock bands. Iconic music ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex Ed, the resident groundhog at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather forecast on Saturday. Ed did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, meaning that warmer spring weather will arrive on time. According to folklore, if it’s cloudy when the groundhog ...

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UNION, NJ - A photograph by Columbia High School student Maxwell Edwards was one of the artworks on display Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Arts Administrators of New Jersey's 31st Annual High School Art Exhibit. Art from students from 36 New Jersey high schools, representing over 10 counties, was on ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Award-winning author Joe Strupp recently released his second book, Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (And Donald Trump) Are Destroying News And How We Can Save It. The book is a non-fiction review of the current state of news, and according to Strupp, "details what is ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs will present a “Young People’s” classical music concert on Sunday, Jan. 20, according to a press release from Andrew Fishman of the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs. The concert will be performed by the Maplewood ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ – Three SOMA arts organizations have been nominated for Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards, and South Orange also has a nomination in the category "Favorite Downtown Arts District." In addition to South Orange's nomination for Downtown Arts District, the other nominees ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19.  The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with ...

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NEW YORK, NY – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  Wondering where to go for a meal or a last minute bottle of wine? While most stores and restaurants are closed on Christmas Day -- Tuesday, December 25 -- here are some places that are open for business in Maplewood and South Orange: MAPLEWOOD Bagel ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — There are so many SOMA homes with amazing decorations for the holiday season, from homes decorated with strands of twinkling lights to oversized inflatables of Santa and snowpals filling front yards. Here are homes with great holiday decorations you won't want to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - So often a particular phrase will be heard this time year, usually when a high-school age youth opens that gift from a distant aunt and finds a sweater he wouldn't dare wear, and his mother says, "It's the thought that counts." Too often, says Larry Temkin, distinguished ...

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MAHWAH, NJ -  Film and animation students from Columbia High School (CHS) won two awards at Ramapo College of New Jersey's 4th Annual High School Film Festival. The festival took place on Dec. 8, and included 36 original films submitted by students.  Students entered original films in a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Saturday, Dec. 15, is the third and final day when the "little houses" of Dickens Village are open for viewing in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village. While the houses remain throughout the holiday season, this Saturday is the last chance to visit with Santa, take a horse ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Saturday was a day of holiday festivities in Maplewood, beginning with Breakfast with Santa at three local restaurants: Cedar Ridge Cafe, Village Trattoria, and St. James's Gate. Saturday afternoon was Springfield Avenue's 6th Annual Holiday Celebration, which included live music ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Saturday brought another Hometown Holiday celebration to downtown South Orange, featuring visits and photos with Santa in the firehouse, the Elf Parade on South Orange Avenue, and the annual tree lighting ceremony. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum welcomed all to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – A lively group, mostly comprised of members of Congregation Beth Ephraim, gathered in Ricalton Square for the lighting of the candle on the fifth night of Hanukkah. The communal celebration of the holiday was attended by Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, several members of the Maplewood ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There are three holiday celebrations this Saturday, Dec. 8, in South Orange and Maplewood. Here's what's going on: SOUTH ORANGE'S HOMETOWN HOLIDAY From the South Orange Village website: Join us on Saturday, December 8th for Hometown Holiday. Our annual ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Get ready to laugh, because there are two nights of comedy at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts (10 Durand Rd.) this weekend. FRIDAY, DEC. 7 - JERSEY 'PROV II - THIS TIME IT'S PERSONAL Friday night is Jersey 'Prov II - This Time It's Personal with two shows of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season and continues nightly through December 31, with the exception of December 24 and 25, when the lights spectacular will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The 'Holiday Lights ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Riding a bright red Maplewood Fire Engine, Santa, accompanied by two firefighters, arrived at Dickens Village in Ricalton Square on Saturday afternoon. Santa was greeted by admirers both young and old before being escorted by Dickens Village co-chair Ellen Davenport to settle ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season. The 'spectacular' takes place weekends in November, then takes place every night in December.  Holiday Lights Spectacular dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 23-25, November ...

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Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried ...

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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. To have your photos added to the gallery here or to share your favorite spots to find fall ...

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