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Maplewood Chamber of Commerce
South Orange, NJ 07079

Sunday, March 29 through April15

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce

https://maplewoodchamber.org/chamber-directory/

CHS Photography Exhibition - Domareki Gallery
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
Columbia High School, 17 Parker Street, Maplewood, NJ, 07013, United States

Wednesday, April 1 through April30

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

Virtual Storytimes Begin
Maplewood Memorial Library
51 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Sunday, April 5 through April15

Maplewood Memorial Library

More information at https://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/virtual-access/2020/3/24/virtual-storytimes

SOMS School Musical
Apr 5
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
South Orange Middle School, 70 North Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ, 07079, United States

Sunday, April 5 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

Wine Glass Painting at Express Yourself Studios
Apr 5
Springfield Avenue Partnership
Express Yourself Studios, LLC 1877 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Sunday, April 5 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Springfield Avenue Partnership

Join Express Yourself Studios, Sundays 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM for Wine Glass Painting (Adults Only). Bring your favorite beverage and explore your creative side and enjoy an afternoon of creativity. No experience necessary...be inspired, the main objective is to have fun! Leave with a painted wine glass painted by you (one 20 oz.wine glass per person). Paint the inspired design of the afternoon, or your own custom design (based on a variety of pre-printed templates or one that you create). Wine Glass Painting is great for groups and organization, baby and bridal showers, or birthday parties (ask about our private sessions), $30 per person (unless otherwise noted) supplies provided (Adults Only). Purchase additional glasses for $5 each. Bringing in a group of 4 or more? Register at the Group Rate of $25 per person. To enroll in this workshop please register at least 2-days prior.

Nature Explorers Spring Camp
Apr 6
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Monday, April 6 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Essex County Parks

SPRING CAMP Monday April 6 Tuesday April 7 Wednesday April 8 12:30pm to 4:30pm OR Tuesday April 14 Wednesday April 15 Thursday April 16 For children in grades 1 through 5. Restore the bond between children and nature. Children will have the opportunity to explore nature right here at the Essex County Environmental Center. For details call the Center at 973.228.8776. Advanced registration and payment are required. Fees: $170 per child for all 3 days OR $70 per child/per day Registration Information Here: https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/spring-camp-brochure-2020-20200207144211.pdf Please note: clicking “I am attending” on Facebook is not a means of registering for Essex County Environmental Center programs. To register please call the Center directly at 973-228-8776.

Art Battle: Online Edition
Apr 6
Newark Museum
Newark Museum 49 Washington St, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Monday, April 6 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Newark Museum

This event takes place online. Our annual favorite becomes a weekly digital challenge! Create an original artwork based on a piece within the Museum’s collection. Check our social media feeds every Monday at 2pm for the latest competition challenge — winners will be featured on the Museum’s social media channels. Facebook: @newarkmuseum Instagram: @newarkmuseumart

Nature Explorers Spring Camp
Apr 7
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Tuesday, April 7 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Essex County Parks

SPRING CAMP Monday April 6 Tuesday April 7 Wednesday April 8 12:30pm to 4:30pm OR Tuesday April 14 Wednesday April 15 Thursday April 16 For children in grades 1 through 5. Restore the bond between children and nature. Children will have the opportunity to explore nature right here at the Essex County Environmental Center. For details call the Center at 973.228.8776. Advanced registration and payment are required. Fees: $170 per child for all 3 days OR $70 per child/per day Registration Information Here: https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/spring-camp-brochure-2020-20200207144211.pdf Please note: clicking “I am attending” on Facebook is not a means of registering for Essex County Environmental Center programs. To register please call the Center directly at 973-228-8776.

Ask an Astronomer: Live Q&A Session
Apr 7
Newark Museum
Newark Museum 49 Washington St, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Tuesday, April 7 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Newark Museum

Ever gaze up at the stars in wonder? This is a chance to have some of your questions answered. Ask our Museum astronomers about the exciting mysteries and science of space. Click on the following link on Tuesday 3/31 at 1pm to join the live session: https://zoom.us/j/202744989 If you have the Zoom app the Meeting ID is 202 744 989.

Grow Dome Gardening Club
Apr 7
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Tuesday, April 7 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Essex County Parks

For children ages 5 years and up Tuesdays – March 17 April 7 May 5 June 2 4pm to 5pm Fee: $10.00 per child per class Participants will get hands-on experience and learn about growing seeds and plants vegetables and flowers. Make-and-take projects at each session. Advanced registration and payment are required. https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/biodome-garden-club-spring-2020.pdf Parents: This is a drop-off and pick-up class. There are no refunds or credits for missed or cancelled classes.

CHS School in Action Night
Apr 8
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
Columbia High School, 17 Parker Street, Maplewood, NJ, 07013, United States

Wednesday, April 8 All Day

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

Nature Explorers Spring Camp
Apr 8
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Wednesday, April 8 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Essex County Parks

SPRING CAMP Monday April 6 Tuesday April 7 Wednesday April 8 12:30pm to 4:30pm OR Tuesday April 14 Wednesday April 15 Thursday April 16 For children in grades 1 through 5. Restore the bond between children and nature. Children will have the opportunity to explore nature right here at the Essex County Environmental Center. For details call the Center at 973.228.8776. Advanced registration and payment are required. Fees: $170 per child for all 3 days OR $70 per child/per day Registration Information Here: https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/spring-camp-brochure-2020-20200207144211.pdf Please note: clicking “I am attending” on Facebook is not a means of registering for Essex County Environmental Center programs. To register please call the Center directly at 973-228-8776.

Cancelled - Forest Friends Nature Club
Apr 9
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Thursday, April 9 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Essex County Parks

Forest Friends Club Spring 2020 Thursdays – March 12 April 9 May 14 June 11 4pm to 5pm For children ages 5 years and up $10 per child per session We’ll explore the forest using nets binoculars magnifiers and microscopes to investigate nature in our wooded wetland habitat. Together we hope to foster an ethic of stewardship and take part in hands-on conservation activities. Advanced registration and payment are required. https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/forest-friends-club-spring-2020.pdf Parents: This is a drop-off and pick-up class. There are no refunds or credits for missed or canceled classes.

Good Friday (District Closed)
Apr 10
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Friday, April 10 All Day

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

Wine Glass Painting at Express Yourself Studios
Apr 12
Springfield Avenue Partnership
Express Yourself Studios, LLC 1877 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Sunday, April 12 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Springfield Avenue Partnership

Join Express Yourself Studios, Sundays 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM for Wine Glass Painting (Adults Only). Bring your favorite beverage and explore your creative side and enjoy an afternoon of creativity. No experience necessary...be inspired, the main objective is to have fun! Leave with a painted wine glass painted by you (one 20 oz.wine glass per person). Paint the inspired design of the afternoon, or your own custom design (based on a variety of pre-printed templates or one that you create). Wine Glass Painting is great for groups and organization, baby and bridal showers, or birthday parties (ask about our private sessions), $30 per person (unless otherwise noted) supplies provided (Adults Only). Purchase additional glasses for $5 each. Bringing in a group of 4 or more? Register at the Group Rate of $25 per person. To enroll in this workshop please register at least 2-days prior.

Spring Recess (Schools Closed)
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Monday, April 13 through April17

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

Art Battle: Online Edition
Apr 13
Newark Museum
Newark Museum 49 Washington St, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Monday, April 13 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Newark Museum

This event takes place online. Our annual favorite becomes a weekly digital challenge! Create an original artwork based on a piece within the Museum’s collection. Check our social media feeds every Monday at 2pm for the latest competition challenge — winners will be featured on the Museum’s social media channels. Facebook: @newarkmuseum Instagram: @newarkmuseumart

Ask an Astronomer: Live Q&A Session
Apr 14
Newark Museum
Newark Museum 49 Washington St, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Tuesday, April 14 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Newark Museum

Ever gaze up at the stars in wonder? This is a chance to have some of your questions answered. Ask our Museum astronomers about the exciting mysteries and science of space. Click on the following link on Tuesday 3/31 at 1pm to join the live session: https://zoom.us/j/202744989 If you have the Zoom app the Meeting ID is 202 744 989.

Frog Pond Science Club
Apr 14
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Tuesday, April 14 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Essex County Parks

Spring 2020 Tuesdays – March 10 April 14 May 12 June 9 Or Wednesdays – March 18 April 15 May 20 June 17 4pm to 5pm $10 per child per session For 5- to 9-year-olds. Uncover and discover ecosystem interactions at the frog pond. Use nets magnifiers and microscopes to investigate. Learn from a naturalist how to protect and conserve the pond’s inhabitants. Advanced registration and payment are required. https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/frog-pond-science-club-spring-2020.pdf

Frog Pond Science Club
Apr 15
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Wednesday, April 15 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Essex County Parks

Spring 2020 Tuesdays – March 10 April 14 May 12 June 9 Or Wednesdays – March 18 April 15 May 20 June 17 4pm to 5pm $10 per child per session For 5- to 9-year-olds. Uncover and discover ecosystem interactions at the frog pond. Use nets magnifiers and microscopes to investigate. Learn from a naturalist how to protect and conserve the pond’s inhabitants. Advanced registration and payment are required. https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/frog-pond-science-club-spring-2020.pdf

Cancelled - Dinosaur Day Geology Tour and Wild Art One-Day Camp
Apr 18
Essex County Parks
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068

Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Essex County Parks

Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. Essex County Executive And The Board of Chosen Freeholders Invite Children in 2nd to 6th Grades to Participate in DINOSAUR DAY ONE-DAY CAMP Saturday April 18 2020 9:30am-3:30pm $80 per child Take a guided hike of the Walter Kiddie Dinosaur Quarry with Essex County Environmental Center Senior Naturalist David Alexander. After examining Jurassic age dinosaur tracks we’ll return to the Riker Hill Art Park Studio to create our own small-scale clay interpretation of what the dinosaurs may have looked like with artist Ivan Bratko. Held at the Riker Hill Art Park. For details call the Center at 973.228.8776. Advanced registration and payment are required. Registration Flier Here: https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/dinosaur-camp-2020.pdf Please note: clicking “I am attending” on Facebook is not a means of registering for Essex County Environmental Center programs. To register please call the Center directly at 973-228-8776.

Cancelled: Forest Regeneration Volunteer Workday
Apr 19
South Mountain Conservancy
Wildflower Preserve (10 Bear Lane, South Orange, NJ 07079)

Sunday, April 19 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

South Mountain Conservancy

South Mountain Conservancy Activities Meetup GroupSunday, April 19 at 9:30 AMCOVID-19 CRISIS CANCELS SMC ACTIVITIESGiven the increasing number of cases in the area, the SMC is cancelling all its volunteer and hiking programs un...https://www.meetup.com/somocon/events/268088445/

Wine Glass Painting at Express Yourself Studios
Apr 19
Springfield Avenue Partnership
Express Yourself Studios, LLC 1877 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Sunday, April 19 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Springfield Avenue Partnership

Join Express Yourself Studios, Sundays 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM for Wine Glass Painting (Adults Only). Bring your favorite beverage and explore your creative side and enjoy an afternoon of creativity. No experience necessary...be inspired, the main objective is to have fun! Leave with a painted wine glass painted by you (one 20 oz.wine glass per person). Paint the inspired design of the afternoon, or your own custom design (based on a variety of pre-printed templates or one that you create). Wine Glass Painting is great for groups and organization, baby and bridal showers, or birthday parties (ask about our private sessions), $30 per person (unless otherwise noted) supplies provided (Adults Only). Purchase additional glasses for $5 each. Bringing in a group of 4 or more? Register at the Group Rate of $25 per person. To enroll in this workshop please register at least 2-days prior.

Board of Education Meeting
Apr 20
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
Administration Building, 525 ACADEMY STREET, MAPLEWOOD, NJ, 07040, United States

Monday, April 20 All Day

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

Art Battle: Online Edition
Apr 20
Newark Museum
Newark Museum 49 Washington St, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Monday, April 20 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Newark Museum

This event takes place online. Our annual favorite becomes a weekly digital challenge! Create an original artwork based on a piece within the Museum’s collection. Check our social media feeds every Monday at 2pm for the latest competition challenge — winners will be featured on the Museum’s social media channels. Facebook: @newarkmuseum Instagram: @newarkmuseumart

Opening Reception: 16th Fine Arts Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
Apr 22
Walsh Gallery
Seton Hall University | 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079

Wednesday, April 22 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Walsh Gallery

Information at https://library.shu.edu/walshgallery/future-exhibitions

Member Meeting- Ignite Your Network
Apr 22
Maplewood Chamber of Commerce
South Orange, NJ 07079

Wednesday, April 22 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce

A great opportunity to network with other local businesses.

MMS HSA Board Meeting
Apr 22
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
Maplewood Middle School, 7 Burnet Street, Maplewood, NJ, 07040, United States

Wednesday, April 22 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

SOMS Math Information Night
Apr 23
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
South Orange Middle School, 70 North Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ, 07079, United States

Thursday, April 23 All Day

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

MMS Math Information Night
Apr 23
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
Maplewood Middle School, 7 Burnet Street, Maplewood, NJ, 07040, United States

Thursday, April 23 All Day

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

CHS Spring Band Concert
Apr 23
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
Columbia High School, 17 Parker Street, Maplewood, NJ, 07013, United States

Thursday, April 23 from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

CHS Principal's Roundtable
Apr 23
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
Columbia High School, 17 Parker Street, Maplewood, NJ, 07013, United States

Thursday, April 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

Cancelled: Arbor Day Workday at The Preserve
Apr 25
South Mountain Conservancy
Wildflower Preserve (10 Bear Lane, South Orange, NJ 07079)

Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

South Mountain Conservancy

South Mountain Conservancy Activities Meetup GroupSaturday, April 25 at 10:00 AMCOVID-19 CRISIS CANCELS SMC ACTIVITIESGiven the increasing number of cases in the area, the SMC is cancelling all its volunteer and hiking programs un...https://www.meetup.com/somocon/events/268353113/

SOMS NJSLA Testing - 6th Grade
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
South Orange Middle School, 70 North Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ, 07079, United States

Monday, April 27 through April30

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

Maplewood Concert Band: Celebrations!
Apr 27
Maplewood Community Music
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Monday, April 27 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Maplewood Community Music

Join the Maplewood Concert Band under the direction of Michael Jedwabnik for a special evening of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. There will also be performances by the Columbia High School Honors Wind Ensemble, as well as joint performance of Columbia Celebrations, written in memory of Avia Bearg, CHS Class of 2000. Admission is always free, donations are always graciously accepted.

CHS Final String Orchestra Chamber Concert
Apr 28
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
Columbia High School, 17 Parker Street, Maplewood, NJ, 07013, United States

Tuesday, April 28 from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

CHS Marching Band Open House
Apr 28
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
Columbia High School, 17 Parker Street, Maplewood, NJ, 07013, United States

Tuesday, April 28 from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

Essex County Kip's Castle Evening Guided Tours
Apr 28
Essex County Parks
Kip's Castle Park 22 Crestmont Rd, Verona, New Jersey 07044

Tuesday, April 28 from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Essex County Parks

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to take a tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle and learn the history of this hidden gem. The tours will be held on Tuesday, April 28th and Thursday, April 30th, Tuesday, May 5th, Thursday, May 7th, Tuesday, May 12th, and Thursday, May 14th, at 7 pm. Kip’s Castle Park is located at 22 Crestmont Road, Verona, NJ Kip’s Castle offers spectacular views of New York City. You will be able to see the beautiful stained glass windows throughout the castle. We welcome everyone to visit the Castle, learn about its history and experience the grounds in a new way through these guided evening tours. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is $10. Space is limited. Please note: Not all areas of the tour are handicap accessible. Tickets are nonrefundable. If you have need additional information, please contact Laura Lipoma at 973 433-7469.

SOMS HSA Board Meeting - 7:30 pm
Apr 28
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
South Orange Middle School, 70 North Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ, 07079, United States

Tuesday, April 28 from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

Postponed - Wild Edible Walk
Apr 30
Essex County Parks
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068

Thursday, April 30 from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm

Essex County Parks

WILD EDIBLE WALK Thursday April 30 6:15pm to 7:45pm For adults and children ages 8 and up. Take a walk along our trails with Senior Staff Naturalist David Alexander to identify and discuss the variety of forest groceries available for harvest around our local landscape. Learn some of the folklore behind the plants and as we walk and talk we’ll discuss proper identification seasonal harvest growing environment and methods of preparation. Advanced registration and minimum number of participants are required call 973.228.8776. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Fee: $30 per family (up to two adults and two children) or $10 per child $12 per adult

Essex County Kip's Castle Evening Guided Tours
Apr 30
Essex County Parks
Kip's Castle Park 22 Crestmont Rd, Verona, New Jersey 07044

Thursday, April 30 from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Essex County Parks

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to take a tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle and learn the history of this hidden gem. The tours will be held on Tuesday, April 28th and Thursday, April 30th, Tuesday, May 5th, Thursday, May 7th, Tuesday, May 12th, and Thursday, May 14th, at 7 pm. Kip’s Castle Park is located at 22 Crestmont Road, Verona, NJ Kip’s Castle offers spectacular views of New York City. You will be able to see the beautiful stained glass windows throughout the castle. We welcome everyone to visit the Castle, learn about its history and experience the grounds in a new way through these guided evening tours. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is $10. Space is limited. Please note: Not all areas of the tour are handicap accessible. Tickets are nonrefundable. If you have need additional information, please contact Laura Lipoma at 973 433-7469.

CHS Art Exhibition - Domareki Gallery
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
Columbia High School, 17 Parker Street, Maplewood, NJ, 07013, United States

Friday, May 1 through May31

The School District of South Orange & Maplewood

Stream School Weekend Workshop (Citizen Science)
South Mountain Conservancy
560 Northfield Ave (560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052)

Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

South Mountain Conservancy

South Mountain Conservancy Activities Meetup GroupSaturday, May 2 at 9:00 AMWorkshop is from 9am-5pm both Saturday & Sunday. During this workshop you will learn stream-side techniques for visual and biological assessments incl...https://www.meetup.com/somocon/events/268801081/

Cancelled: Trail Work Crew
May 3
South Mountain Conservancy
South Mountain Reservation Maintenance (, Maplewood, NJ 07040)

Sunday, May 3 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

South Mountain Conservancy

South Mountain Conservancy Activities Meetup GroupSunday, May 3 at 9:00 AMCOVID-19 CRISIS CANCELS SMC ACTIVITIESGiven the increasing number of cases in the area, the SMC is cancelling all its volunteer and hiking programs un...https://www.meetup.com/somocon/events/268562959/

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