Maplewood Events

From Words: Jamie Bernstein, the oldest daughter of revered composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein will be at [words] Bookstore in downtown Maplewood on Wednesday, May 22. Jamie will be discussing and signing her new book FAMOUS FATHER GIRL. A deeply intimate and evocative memoir, FAMOUS FATHER GIRL is an intimate meditation on a  complex and sometimes troubled man, the family he raised, and the music he composed. This event is free and open to the public with no advance registration required. The event will start at 7:30 PM in  the Maplewood store, 179 Maplewood Avenue. More information 

The parade steps off at 9 a.m. at the West Parker Lot and continues up to Maplewood Avenue, thru Maplewood Village and left onto Baker Street, and left onto Valley Street to Town Hall. The ceremony is at 10:00 p.m. on the front plaza of the Maplewood Municipal Building, 574 Valley Street.

From Eventbrite: Hundreds of locals gather to cheer their ducks to victory as they bobble down the Rahway River for terrific prizes and bragging rights. Some of our prizes include: Yankee vs. Mets tickets, a 2 night stay at Great Wolf Lodge, Turtle Back Zoo Membership, and plenty of fantastic local business gift certificates. More information

From SOMA Cross Cultural Works: Join us in celebrating the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month at HAPI Fest NJ 2019. A free, family-friendly community celebration, HAPI Fest NJ will feature food, music, dance, interactive children’s workshops and activities. SOMA Cross-Cultural Works, the non-profit organization behind the highly successful cultural festivals, Diwali Fest NJ, Lunar Fest NJ and Hola Fest NJ, is proud to partner once again with the Township of Maplewood and volunteers from South Orange and Maplewood, to create an exciting free multi-cultural event for our community. HAPI Fest NJ is at its heart about honoring the long, rich cultural traditions of Asia and the Pacific Islands and providing an opportunity for all to enjoy and celebrate together as friends and neighbors. HAPI Fest NJ will be able to show the diversity of cultures, with performances such as: – Hula and Tahitian dances by Aloha Hula NYC – Shadow puppets by Chinese Theatre Works – Rondalla and ukulele musical ensembles from University of the Philippines Alumni & Friends Rondalla and the local In Tune of Maplewood – Martial arts including our local Maplewood Karate, Integrated Martial Arts and more. Given the appetite for global cultures in our communities, HAPI […]

From Supernatural Project: Sold-out shows across the country have made Supernatural: The Play one of the most talked about contemporary plays of our time. Set in none other than Brooklyn, New York in Bed-Stuy at various natural hair events, Supernatural is a funny and insightful look at Natural Hair journeys. ​The play explores the lives of seven women who are forced to confront their hair and themselves. Filled with stories of triumph, these women are guaranteed to make you laugh and will inspire you to think about what God gave you. This is one Natural Hair event with soaring testimonies you don’t want to miss! Support for Supernatural: The Play is provided by The T. Thomas Fortune Foundation and The Supernatural Project. More information