Local Happenings


There are many fun events planned by our local communities over the next few weeks. Here are a few local happenings for you and your family to enjoy.


Local HappeningsHalf TimeHalf Time, playing at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, is a true story that follows 10 ordinary seniors who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. Only after making the cut do they learn they’ll bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop. Thursday, May 31 – Sunday, July 1


Girls Night Out in Maplewood Village – Don’t miss this annual fun night of shopping, dining, sipping, music, promotions and more sponsored by Allison Ziefert of Keller Williams MidTown Direct. Visit the event booth at the corner of Highland Place and Maplewood Avenue for a map of participating businesses. Thursday, June 7 6:00pm


Maplewood South Orange Book Festival – Join best selling authors at the 2nd annual Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival taking place at The Woodland in Maplewood. All proceeds will benefit the Maplewood and South Orange Libraries. Friday, June 8 – Saturday, June 9. View the schedule and purchase tickets here.


Music Under the June Moon – Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the Chamber Music Society of North Jersey playing under the historic Olmsted Oak in Essex County Anderson Park. Anderson Park, 274 Bellevue Avenue, east of North Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair. Saturday, June 9 8:00pm


North Jersey Pride Festival – Enjoy live music, 80+ vendors, and a five-star food court featuring local culinary artisans. This festival brings together thousands of LGBTQ community members and straight allies from all over the Garden State to celebrate diversity, equality and respect for all. Sunday, June 10 12:00 – 6:00pm at Maplewood Memorial Park


Baton – In this timely and provocative new play, Ava, an African-American woman living in New York, is forced to revisit feelings from the past while on a date. This free play is being held in Vaughn-Eames Hall at Kean University in Union. Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17


Paint and Sip in the Crane House GardensThe experienced instructors of Van-Go Paint Parties will guide the group step-by-step through a painting that depicts the historic herb gardens. Saturday, June 30 from 6:00 – 8:00pm in the herb gardens behind the Crane House & Historic YWCA in Montclair.


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