This is a one person exhibition of acrylic paintings by South Orange artist Cathleen McCoy Bristol who says of her artistic practice, "The more I celebrate the differences in people, the more similarities I find."
Join our poetry circle to listen to and read together the well-known and lesser known Black poets of history and of the present.
Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to see "America's Jazz Band" FREE at Columbia High School! The Jazz Ambassadors is the United States Army’s premier big band. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. They have performed in all 50 states as well Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and Europe, and in joint concerts with the Boston Pops, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and at Carnegie Hall. Concerts include something for everyone, from classic big band standards to instrumental and vocal solo features, patriotic favorites, contemporary jazz works, and original compositions. For this concert only, several Columbia High School jazz musicians will sit in with the band! While the concert is free, you must have a ticket to attend. You can get your ticket here. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cultural Affairs will be screening the film Central Park Five film which deals with the notorious case of five teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman in NYC’s Central Park. Panel Discussion immediately following film will include:
Filmmaker Sarah Burns
Kevin Richardson one of the wrongly convicted Central Park 5
Jennifer Sellitti NJ Office of the Public Defender Director of Training and Communications
Christina Swarns is former litigation director of NAACP legal defense fund and attorney in charge at the office of the appellate defender
From two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Lynn Nottage, Intimate Apparel follows Esther, a black seamstress in 1905 New York who must use her gifted hands and her sewing machine to refashion her dreams and make them anew from the whole cloth of her life's experiences.
No school, no problem! Join us for a double screening of The Muppets Movie (2011) at 10 AM and Muppets Most Wanted (2014) at 1:30 PM. In between, at 12:00 PM, we will be having pizza and hot dogs (while supplies last). The first movie screening will be a sensory-friendly presentation and throughout the event, we will have a sensory-friendly art space available. Bring a blanket. Registration is required. You can register here.
Jazz drummer Greg Bufford and his band pay tribute to one of the most revered and iconic singers of her era, Billie Holiday.
Two repeat, live theatrical performances with a race-related talk-back discussion on the last day led by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race
Join us for our first ever Black History Month movie night!
Graham Russell Gao Hodges, author and professor of History and Africana & Latin American Studies at Colgate University discusses his most recent book, BLACK New Jersey: 1664 to the Present Day.
Young People’s Concert featuring Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals by Camille St. Säens.
A 15 member ensemble made up of talented local artist will take the Woodland stage and tell stories through their instruments and with of the narration of local notables.
As apart of Dickens Village, Maplewood Community Music is proud to present Swing Town!
We welcome back one of our favorite bands, Shark Hat! Shark Hat played at the very first Rent Party show and they remain near and dear to our hearts. Next up, we're welcoming two bands for the very first time to the Rent Party stage! We're very excited to welcome Megan Jean & The Klay Family Band and Forget the Whale to the Rent Party stage for the first time.
An annual family-friendly holiday show. The concert – titled “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – will feature songs about “wonder,” an audience sing-along, guest groups, classic carols with a twist, and modern favorites from The Eagles, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, and Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”).
La Cinémathèque Film Club, in partnership with Maplewood Department of Cultural Affairs, brings winner of the 1997 Brussels International Film Festival, La Promesse, to The Burgdorff for one night only.
Love the sounds of the holiday season? Then you won't want to miss Broadway's Charlie Pollock & Friends as they entertain with classic carols and cheer.