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Free 'Movies in the Park' on July 18 and August 23 in Maplewood

July 16, 2018

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 Alliance.

The movie on July 18 will be The Incredibles, shown in Dehart Park, ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17

NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16, until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during ...

Photos: 2018 Maplewoodstock Music & Art Festival

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 Sunday, the first performance of the day was from Maplewood native Autumn ...

South Orange Summer Nights Moonlit Movies Start Wed., Aug. 15

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 PG-13)
Wed., Aug. 29 - Despicable Me ...

South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race Holds First Neighborhood Summit Meeting in 10 Years

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – This past Tuesday, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race hosted a neighborhood summit at The Woodlawn to discuss neighborhood organizing and the town’s changing demographics. This marked the first meeting of its kind in 10 years, said Program Director Audrey Rowe.

“Our goal is to build solid connections,” said Vice Chair Erin Scherzer.

South Orange Leukemia Patient Immediately Seeks Donor

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - In a recently-launched national campaign, South Orange resident Merlo Weiss seeks a stem cell or bone marrow donor. Doctors recently diagnosed the 45-year-old with an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to updates on the Gift of Life website.

Chilean, Latino or Hispanic donors are encouraged, because a shared ancestry can ...

15th Annual Maplewoodstock is this Weekend: July 14 and July 15

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 applicants in 2018, who radiate from Maplewood/South Orange to other musical ...

Maplewood 4th of July Celebration {Photos}

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

July 4th in SOMA: Celebrations, Closures and More

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 stages, a carnival midway, boardwalk games, two food courts, a ...

South Orange Holds Inaugural U.S. Naturalization Ceremony

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange celebrated 25 new U.S. citizens on Wednesday, marking the first U.S. naturalization ceremony in village history. Despite a snow cancellation this March, the South Orange Community Relations Committee (CRC) and SOMA Action helped bring the event to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). The candidates represented Antigua, Brazil, Myanmar, the Dominican ...

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