MPD Movies in the Park -- Minions
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

MPD Movies in the Park -- Minions

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Join the Police Department for this season's Summer Movie Series. Bring your favorite blankets and chairs. These events are FREE and open to the public. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED. Festivities include a bouncy house, a magician, a face painter, popcorn, drinks, and games for the children. 

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Author Discussion and Book Signing
Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

Author Discussion and Book Signing

 [words] Bookstore presents "Lucky Jim" with author Jim Hart
Lucky Jim is the memoir of writer Jim Hart, the story of how he survived a violent childhood home, created a love that was both so right and so wrong, overcame obsessive dependencies, and finally found the strength to be his true self.

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North Jersey Pride Festival 2018
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

North Jersey Pride Festival 2018

North Jersey Pride is a wonderful, family-friendly event that brings together thousands of LGBTQ community members and straight allies from all over the Garden State to celebrate diversity and promote equality. Attendance has increased an astonishing 400% year-over-year since our inaugural event! Admission is free to this all-day community celebration.

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YouthNet Teen Concert - Peace Love Punk " a concert of inclusion"
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

YouthNet Teen Concert - Peace Love Punk " a concert of inclusion"

YouthNet Teen Concert - Peace Love Punk " a concert of inclusion"

NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED • 7:30:0 PM - 9:30:0 PM
Students will come together to dance and listen to music performed by several CHS Bands
Baird Community Center • 5 Mead Street South Orange • Families Welcome

Contact Diane Malloy • youthnetplus@gmail.com

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SOMA LGBTQ Equality March 2018
Jun
3
1:45 PM13:45

SOMA LGBTQ Equality March 2018

The second annual SOMA Equality March will begin with a rally and speakers at Farrell Field on Walton Avenue in South Orange. Participants will then march approximately 1.5 miles through South Orange and Maplewood to Maplewood Town Hall, where the the rally portion will continue, with speakers and the ceremonial raising of the rainbow pride flag.

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Children's book reading
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Children's book reading

Bookstore presents Afsaneh Moradian, author of "Jamie is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way"

There are so many fun things to play with at Jamie’s new preschool—baby dolls to care for, toy cars to drive—and Jamie wants to play with them all! But the other children are confused . . . is Jamie a boy or a girl? Some toys are just for girls and others are just for boys, aren’t they? Not according to Jamie!

Jamie Is Jamie challenges gender stereotypes, shows readers that playing is fundamental to learning, and reinforces the idea that all children need the freedom to play unencumbered. A special section for teachers, parents, and caregivers provides tips on how to make children’s playtime learning time.

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DJANGO A GO GO” GUITAR FESTIVAL
May
1
to May 5

DJANGO A GO GO” GUITAR FESTIVAL

Highlighting the Festival in Maplewood will be three public performances May 2, 3 & 4, at the Woodland, each with a different theme and group of musicians. Don’t be surprised to see guest artists sit in with band at each performance.

Wednesday May 2 at 8:00 PM

“Django and the Gypsies: A Thousand Year Musical Journey”

The Stephane Wrembel Band, Josh Kaye and special guests!

The opening concert of Django A GoGo explores the evolution of this unique style on a musical journey presented by Festival founder Stephane Wrembel along with his phenomenal band and special guests.

Thursday May 3 at 8:00 PM

Daisy Castro’s Hot Club, a tribute to Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club of France

Daisy Castro, Sara L’Abriola, Pierre "KAMLO" Barré, Ari Folman-Cohen, Josh Kaye and master percussionist David Langlois on washboard.

Essential to the historic sound of Django Reinhardt was the soaring strings of legendary violinist and longtime bandmate Stephane Grappelli.  Daisy Castro is one of the few violinists who has mastered Grappelli’s singular technique so expect an amazing evening of virtuoso pyrotechnics.

Friday May 4 at 8:00 PM

Paulus Schafer and Olli Soikkeli Nuclear Gypsy Swing featuring Josh Kaye and Ari Folman-Cohen

Dutch guitarist Paulus Schafer is considered by his peers to be one of the world’s great masters in the Django style. The Wall Street Journal called Olli Soikkeli from Finland “among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django”.  Together, these two celebrated artists will provide the foundation for an all-star concert that is sure to prove an epic coda to this series of memorable performances.

 

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Documentary Film "I Am Not Your Negro" FREE ADMISSION
Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

Documentary Film "I Am Not Your Negro" FREE ADMISSION

Join the film's producer Hébert Peck Jr. for Q & A following the screening

Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. 
SPONSORED BY THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLEWOOD, SOMA FILM FESTIVAL & SOMA ACTION

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The Luminary Project
Jan
15
5:00 PM17:00

The Luminary Project

Join the celebration by lighting your candles at 5pm on the night of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

Luminary kits contain 4 white "peace" bags and 4 candles, for a $10 donation per kit.

Purchase in advance at "Words" bookstore in Maplewood • "Sparkouse Toys" in South Orange

Remaining kits sold at the:
MLK Interfaith Observance & Volunteer Fair
Jan 15th, 2pm Columbia High School Auditorium
17 Parker Ave, Maplewood.

In honor of Dr. King's life and legacy, light up the front of your home with luminaries as a sign of peace and our commitment to building the beloved community.

www.twotowns.org

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