Rocket Improv offers fun and highly interactive classes that teach the foundations of comedic improvisation including teamwork, listening, support, character work, and the golden rule of improv, "Yes and!"
A One-Person Comedy about depression and finding new joy in the most unexpected places.
JULY 19 – THE GREG BUFFORD GROUP CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER
Join this quintet of superb musicians as they pay tribute to music icon Wonder. Featuring vocalist Ty Stephens, Miho Nobuzane on synth, pianist Alva Nelson, Bill Dotts on bass and renowned jazz performer Greg Bufford on drums.
July 13 and 14
Don’t miss the 16th annual Maplewoostock - Antibalas will headline Day 1, with Sister Sparrow featured on Day 2, prior to headliners (and closing act) Turkuaz.
For full lineup please visit www.maplewoodstock.com
NOTE: Schedule subject to change. If weather interrupts the schedule we pick up the schedule as per the “clock.” In other words, if it pours rain from 4 pm to 5:45, we pick up the schedule with whatever band is scheduled to be playing at 5:45. However, we have a covered stage, so light or moderate rain won’t stop us.
Maplewoodstock also offers a Kid Zone with things like:
Happy Faces Face Painting
Pick up a bottle of wine and local take out and enjoy being outside in the summer with friends, family, and neighbors in celebration of our LGBTQ community. FREE and open to all. Donations will be accepted for RAIN Foundation of Essex County which provides emergency homeless shelter and social services to homeless LGBTQ youth in Newark.
Gregory Omar Osborne takes us down memory lane with standards and personal stories of being an outsider that many LGBTQ persons can relate to. Through song, Gregory will inspire and lead us to just 'live our lives, damn it.'
Saturday, June 22 • 7pm - 10 & Sunday, June 23 • 2pm - 5pm
Ticketed event; proceeds benefit Progressive Theatre Company; contact: www.progressivetheater.com
Carl Ellis Photography and Photo Booth Studios are offering a Family Photo special for LGBTQ families throughout June! Make an appointment and come prepared. I'll pose you and photograph you for about 15 minutes. I call this my supermini session. Afterward, I'll send you a link of about 8-10 images to choose your best. No worries if we didn't notice the crumbs in your beard or the chocolate stain on your daughters dress. I'll retouch it out! As well as any other faux pas. We keep this session simple. A plain white wall in my studio works best, but we can also step outside for some color. You'll receive the session and a 5x7 print for $30. If that's not enough for you, choose a larger package and enjoy a 25% discount! I'm holding June 22nd as Family Day. Walk-ins are welcome! For all other dates, please book your appointment right from my website. Happy Pride from my family to yours!
Garden State Equality in partnership with SOMA Two Towns for All Ages
Intergenerational table (dinner) and showing of GenSilent at The Woodland, Maplewood
FREE, open to all, dinner provided, reservations required: https://www.gardenstateequality.org/sagetable_maplewood
Moore will be speaking on and signing purchased copies of his memoir NO ASHES IN THE FIRE, a New York Times Notable Book of 2018 and cited by the New York Times Book Review as an Editor's Choice. A celebration of radical black love, this memoir tells Moore's life story, not just as a window into his own experiences, but as a testament to the lives of the black queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals who have come before him. Moore reveals not just the pain of growing up as a gay black man but also the supreme joy that comes from finding your calling and embracing your true self. This event is free and open to the public, with no advance registration required.
Opening Reception : Sunday, June 9th, 2-5pm
The first watercolor classes for adults began In 2002 and they have been going strong since then. This year 26 talented watercolor artists, students of these classes, will showcase their work for the month of June.
Juneteenth, an African American holiday marking the end of slavery, will be celebrated on
Sunday, June 9 th , 2019 at the Durand-Hedden House, 523 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood, in
collaboration with the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising! "Drag the Past into the future!"
North Jersey Pride and Vanguard Theater Company present an extravagant, exuberant, effusive evening of talent, love and laughter as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. "Drag the Past into the Future!" Online tickets, $40. $50 at the door.