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Maplewood and South Orange Events for Memorial Day Weekend - and What's Closed

May 24, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There is a lot going on in the two towns this Memorial Day weekend, as well as some closures on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

SATURDAY, MAY 26

The Maplewood Community Pool opens at noon for the 2018 season. (The South Orange Community Pool is opening June 2, details here.)

Downtown After Sundown presents "Jazz on ...

20th Annual Duck Race is this Monday, May 28

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA is getting ready for the Annual Duck Race on Memorial Day - Monday, May 28 - directly following the Memorial Day parade and ceremony.

This Maplewood tradition will be back for its 20th year, with hundreds expected to attend to watch and to cheer their ducks to victory as they bobble down the Rahway River for prizes and bragging rights.

There are ...

Uniacke Named Bridges Outreach Executive Director as Bhatt, Tulloch Announce Retirement

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, Inc. Executive Director Lois Bhatt and Deputy Executive Director Bethany Tulloch have announced their retirement and, effective May 29, Richard J. Uniacke will begin his tenure as the Summit-based nonprofit's new Executive Director.

Uniacke, who will become just the organization's third executive director in three decades, was ...

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Offers Sponsorship Opportunities for Distinguished Service Award Dinner in June

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will hold its Distinguished Service Award Dinner on Friday, June 15 at Orange Lawn Tennis Club. This year’s honoree is Sarah Lester.

Lester has served as the Director of the Maplewood Memorial Library since 2012. According to a press release from the Chamber of Commerce, "among her many accomplishments, Sarah initiated ...

TAPinto Sponsors Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate those who have fought the disease and the science and energy behind the ...

Aspiring Kindness Foundation Presents Major Gift to South Orange Rescue Squad

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Aspiring Kindness presented the South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS) with a check for $17,000 on Sunday, April 22.

Aspiring Kindness, a non-profit organization, was created on the tenth anniversary of the tragic fire that occurred on January 19, 2000, in a Seton Hall University dormitory and in memory of the three students whose lives were taken that day; ...

Sunny Skies for the South Mountain YMCA Healthy Kids Day Celebration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA celebrated Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, with lots of sun, activities, and healthy snacks, which were provided by the Stop and Shop of South Orange and Trader Joe's of Millburn,

The afternoon of fun included a climbing wall, an obstacle course, laser tag, bounce houses, and slides.

There was also an opportunity for kids to visit to the ...

Go Red for Women Luncheon Inspires Heart Health in Northern New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of women attended April’s ninth annual Northern New Jersey Go Red luncheon at ...

Essex County Announces Partnership with Nine Local Charitable Organizations

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the Arthritis Foundation, the Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and ...

Summit's Central Church, Willis Mission Fund Award $20,000 Grant to Bridges Outreach

SUMMIT, NJ -- Bridges Outreach has been awarded a $20,000 grant to provide case management services to individuals in Newark who are experiencing homelessness by the The Lena Willis Mission Fund of Central Presbyterian Church of Summit.

The grant will provide seven individuals with access to job readiness, internships, employment and rental assistance and ultimately, independence. Each ...

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