SEPTEMBER 2021 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Please check websites for last minute changes to scheduled events.
Wednesdays through October 27, 2021
South Orange Farmers Market, 2-7 pm
Sloan Street Parking Lot
Farmers Market: Farmers Market- Get your fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, nuts, bread and much more every Wednesday through 10/27/21 from 2-7 pm in the Sloan Street Parking Lot.
Mondays through November 22, 2021
Maplewood Farmers Market, 2 - 7 pm
1866 Springfield Avenue (corner of Yale Street and Springfield Avenue)
Every Monday through 11/22/21 from 2-7 pm
Thursday, September 3
Village Sunset Series: Baker Street Trio, Maplewood Village, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Come enjoy the sounds of music in Maplewood Village with the Baker Street Trio
MEUS HARVEST PARTY, MEUS, 98 Baker Street, Maplewood, 6 to 9 pm
Let us send summer into hibernation with a bang, and with the utmost gratitude. You are cordially invited to an evening dedicated to the close of the growing season, a “Harvest Party,” if you will. Free. Mask Required.
Saturday, September 4
South Orange Summer Saturdays, Spiotta Park, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Music by Howlin Poets. Free
Howlin’ Poets are a funk-blues/rock band born out of a merger between two local bands, The Disciples and Orange Jam. The Howlin’ Poets rely on a strong rhythmic groove while hinting at influences of soul, rock, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Based in the Oranges area of Essex County, NJ, Howlin Poets are a band to watch with their high energy performances of soulful, rockin’, funky covers and original songs. For more information go to the South Orange Downtown site at www.southorangedowntown.org.
Village Sunset Series: Music by High Disciple, Maplewood Village, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Come enjoy the sounds of music in Maplewood Village with High Disciple
Sunday, September 5 (Rain date: 9/6)
Porchfest Music Festival, Maplewood's Hilton Neighborhood Area, 1-5 pm
Just as in previous years, this free event will feature numerous porches around the Hilton neighborhood of Maplewood with a wide array of music and entertainment throughout the afternoon. Free. For the day's schedule, please visit https://maplewoodporchfest.com/
Wednesday, September 8
Driving Safely while Aging: The Older and Wiser Driver, on ZOOM, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Learn safe driving strategies to compensate for vision, cognitive and physical changes that come with aging. This presentation can touch on the CarFit program, which aims to help senior drivers make sure their vehicle “fits” them, which enhances comfort and, in turn, safety behind the wheel. Free.
Thursday, September 9
Maplewood Pool Party for Maplewood and South Orange Older Adults 55+, Maplewood Community Pool, 12-3 pm
$10. For tickets and more information, call 973-763-0750 or register online at maplewood.recdesk.com
Maplewood Greenhouse Sign-up, Maplewood Municipal Building, Sign-in sheet will be available at 4 p.m. Allocations of spaces will begin at 6 p.m.
MASKS REQUIRED. Seasonal Rental fee: $30 from October to May
Friday, September 10
Band of Strays- Free Concert Downtown Maplewood, Downtown Maplewood,
6:30 - 9:30 pm. Come enjoy the sounds of music in Maplewood Village with the Baker Street Trio. Free.
Friday to Sunday, September 10 thru 12
SOMA Film Festival, The Woodland
60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, Various time schedules
The festival begins with an opening night soirée and screening, ends with a closing night award ceremony and showcases over 100 great films (long and short) in between.
For a schedule and ticket price information, please visit https://www.somafilmfestival.com/2021-schedule, https://maplewoodvillagenj.com/calendar/soma-film-festival
Saturday, September 11
Village Sunset Music Series - Music by Rudy Crew, Maplewood Village,
6:30 - 8:30 pm. Free. https://maplewoodvillagenj.com/
South Orange Summer Saturdays, Spiotta Park, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Music by Stuff Bros (Rootsy & Soulful Americana). Free. For more information go to the South Orange Downtown site at www.southorangedowntown.org.
September 11th Program, South Orange Public Library, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event will include Mourning Meditation, Music by the South Orange Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, A Capella with CHS Unaccompanied Minors and readings, remembrances, and Partner Painting where library will offer materials for patrons to express themselves with art through words, drawing, and crafts. For more details and to register for Partner Painting, please visit https://www.sopl.org/events/month/2021-09/ or call the library at 973-762-0230.
Sunday, September 12
South Mountain YMCA Duck Race, Maplewood Memorial Park, 10 - 11 am
For tickets and program details, visit https://www.metroymcas.org/south-mountain-ymca/duck-race/
Monday, September 13
Maplewood Garden Club Speaker's Program
Subject: Landscaping with Colorful Native Plants
Speaker: Dr Randi Eckel-founder of the mail-order native plant nursery Toadshade Wildflower Farm.
We have so many native plants to choose from – there is a plant for every place! Join us for a look at the fantastic diversity of native plants that can brighten up and enhance our gardens, meadows and forests. Through proper plant selection you can both beautify and greatly enhance the natural environment. Randi will show us how to use native plants in Landscape Design and elevate gardens to a higher purpose. For link, visit https://maplewoodgardenclub.org/
Tuesday, September 14
SOMA on the Move: Route #1-The Village Art Trail, Outside Baird Center in South Orange, 11:00 AM, Free
SOMA on the Move is a series of mapped walking routes to encourage people to get out, get exercise and take a look around our beautiful towns. On this date, we will do Route #1: The Village Art Trail. Please view all our walking tours on https://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/soma-on-the-move
Friday, September 17
Village Sunset Music Series - Los Traficantes del Amor, Downtown Maplewood, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Los Traficantes del Amor- Hailing from a region north of Delores Hidalgo, these self-proclaimed ranchero musicians draw on a variety of Latin influences to create a rich tapestry of music. Citing Los Lobos, Santana, Celia Cruz and even Ricky Martin as sources, Los Traficantes play both soothing and danceable music. https://maplewoodvillagenj.com/
Motor City Revue - The Ultimate Motown Tribute
SOPAC: 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, 8 - 9 pm
The Motor City Revue is an 11-piece Motown tribute band that will have you dancing and singing along to the songs immortalized by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Supremes and countless others. Come and enjoy Peace, Love and Soul! $25 - $35
Saturday, September 18
Community Day: Fiesta Latin @ the Newark Museum of Art (Rain Date: 9/25)
Kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month at our festive outdoor celebration! Featuring live music, dance, and a variety of hands-on activities, there will be fun for the whole family! Learn how to dance salsa, express yourself through metalwork, contribute to a Frida Kahlo-inspired community project, enjoy a traditional Ecuadorian folk dance performance, and so much more! Many of our community partners will be on-site with activities and information. Don’t forget to pick up something delicious from our visiting food trucks! Pick up a travel passport by the museum’s entrance, collect 3 stamps at different activities during the day, and receive a surprise!
Go to the website for more information. https://www.newarkmuseumart.org/fiesta
Maplewood Flu Clinic, Maplewood Town Hall Parking Lot, 574 Valley Street (entrance on Park Road), 9am - 1pm
Flu Shots for Maplewood Residents: Free for those 65+. Maplewood residents 18+: $20 (exact cash or check). Walk ups are welcome! For more info, contact the Maplewood Health Department.
Sunday, September 19
Family Fun in the Garden at Durand-Hedden House, 523 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, 1-4pm, Free
Visitors can learn about the many plants grown in the Herb Garden and wander the sloping meadow of Grasmere Park. Children’s activities, from old-fashioned games to crafts, will keep young ones entertained. Free
Monday, September 20Prostate Cancer: Screening and Prevention, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Join us to learn more about a personalized approach to prostate cancer prevention, screening and treatment. Pre-registration is required for all virtual classes and programs. To register, visit www.atlantichealth.org/events or call 1-800-247-9580. For all inquiries regarding Community Health, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-844-472-8499.
Tuesday, September 21
SOMA on the Move: Route #2-Notable Buildings of Maplewood Village, Ricalton Square-Maplewood, 11:00 am
SOMA on the Move is a series of mapped walking routes to encourage people to get out, get exercise and take a look around our beautiful towns. On this date, we are doing Route #2: Notable Buildings of Maplewood. Go to https://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/soma-on-the-move for a description of the walking tour.
Wednesday, September 22
Brown Bag, DeHart Community Center
120 Burnett Avenue, Maplewood, 12-2pm
SOMA Two Towns and ADAPT/WISE invite you to come dispose of your unused/expired prescription medications safely at a secure Mobile Dropbox. Free consultation with a pharmacist. Information on the importance of properly disposing of unused/expired medications. Information about resources in your community. Masks are required throughout the duration of this event even if you are vaccinated. Refreshments, giveaways, and free raffle. Free. For more information, contact SOMA Two Towns at email@example.com or call 973-558-0863.
Thursday, September 23
LOS LOBOS AT SOPAC, SOPAC:
1 SOPAC Way South Orange, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Los Lobos has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards and made fans around the world. Music embodies the idea of America as a cultural melting pot in styles like son jarocho, norteño, Tejano, Folk, Country, Doo-wop, Soul, R&B, Rock ’n’ Roll and Punk all come together to create a new sound that’s greater than the sum of its parts.
Tickets: $59-$79 https://www.sopacnow.org/events/los-lobos-2021/
Medicare & State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Virtual on ZOOM, Link below @ 11:00 AM
Navigating Medicare : Please join the SHIP of Essex County for a virtual presentation, hosted by SOMA Two Towns. Do you have questions about your Medicare options? Is your health and prescription drug coverage right for YOU? Join the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for an overview presentation on Medicare. Learn to understand the different parts of Medicare and how to get the best value for your money. This session is helpful to those planning for the future and those already enrolled in Medicare.
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81291221065?pwd=c2R2NStZQXoyZFlrNk1uWDdvZ0ZDdz09 Meeting ID: 812 9122 1065, Passcode: 376276
Friday, September 24
Latinx Heritage Month Dance Party, 6 - 10 pm
As part of Maplewood’s Latinx Heritage Month celebrations, there will be a dance party in the village at Maplewood Ave and Highland Place with a DJ from 6-10pm.
Late shopping at Cannaboss Lady, Kimaya Kama, My CBD Organics, Retail Therapy, and Words Bookstore.
Saturday, September 25
Village Sunset Music Series - Music by Tori Erstwhile, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Come enjoy the sounds of music in Maplewood Village with the Baker Street Trio
In the Heights: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Movie Night
New Waterlands Field off 3rd Street, 7:00 PM
The creator of “Hamilton”, director of “Crazy Rich Asians”, and South Orange Village invite you to the movie event of the summer where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big, “In the Heights”. This movie, first a Broadway play sensation, is set in NYC’s Washington Heights neighborhood just outside the 181 Street subway stop. It vibrantly depicts the hopes and aspirations of the community and how they navigate the complexities of life with wonderful performances and invigorating music. A definite must see! Bring a low chair, a blanket, a picnic basket, and your dancing shoes. Presented by the South Orange Village Cultural Affairs. Free
Tuesday, September 28
SOMA on the MOVE: Route #3: South Orange Historic Walking Tour, Outside Baird Center in South Orange, 11:00 AM, Free
SOMA on the Move is a series of mapped walking routes to encourage people to get out, get exercise and take a look around our beautiful towns. On this date, we are doing Route #3: South Orange Historic Walking Tour. For more details about the tour, please go to https://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/soma-on-the-move
Wednesday, September 29
Smart Features for Mature Drivers and It's Uber-Easy to get a LYFT, on Zoom, Link below, 6:30 pm
SOMA Two Towns and Automobile Association of America sponsors Smart Features for Mature Drivers. Looking for a new car? Check out features for safety, ergonomics & comfort to help you remain mobile and safe on the road.
AAA will also present IT'S UBER-EASY TO GET A LYFT! Learn how to maintain your mobility if you choose not to drive (for any reason) by learning how to download and utilize the Uber or Lyft apps.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88563609689?pwd=QnJUTWMxNnlia2l4dk5MN1pTMi9vdz09, Meeting ID: 885 6360 9689, Passcode: 327967
Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26
South Orange Summer Saturdays: 5th Annual 24 Hours of Music Jamboree Weekend, September 25th and 26th.
Downtown South Orange and at various locations. Check website for details.
To end the summer with the smooth continuous sounds of live music, come out and enjoy bands playing around town beginning on Saturday, September 25 through 9:30 pm on Sunday September 26th. During the day on Saturday, live band performances will begin at noon and end at 10:00 pm that night when live-streaming begins. On Sunday, Darryl Clark Tribute Bands will perform from noon to 9:30 pm. Those bands include the Peter Lin Jazz Jam, DC Fusion Band, and the Nat Adderly, Jr Trio. For more information, check the South Orange Downtown site at www.southorangedowntown.org.
Thursday, September 30
Make the Right Medicare Decisions for 2022 with Nancy Schwartz*, on Zoom from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, see link below.
Your health care needs change from year to year. So do Medicare plans, premiums, benefits, and in-network providers. Test your Medicare IQ and your ability to make the right Medicare decisions for 2022. Ms. Schwartz will guide you through busting open Medicare myths that cost you money and reliable care (FAQs), what’s new for 2022, how to find the right coverage at the best price and will answer your burning Medicare questions! Free presentation. *Nancy Schwartz is a Maplewood resident and licensed insurance broker. SmartMedicare.com