Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Maplewood resident takes home the prize.
Sue Juter of Maplewood was the happy winner of a new iPad2, donated by local businesses Every L'il Thing Florist (1573 Springfield Avenue) and Inc Pics (1608 Springfield Avenue), as part of the Springfield Avenue Partnership’s celebration of Black History Month. Sue and her family are frequent visitors and shoppers in Maplewood’s Springfield Avenue District. Participating in the recent iPad2 presentation were Partnership Board Members Susan Donlan (Parteaz, 1860 Springfield Avenue ), Pauline Lacey (Le Petit Academy, 1529 Springfield Avenue), Sheila Turner-Cartlidge (Astah’s Art Gallery, 1897 Springfield Avenue), winner Sue Juter and Jim Nering, President of the Partnership. For more information about programs and services provided by …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Springfield Avenue business hosted multi-age event.
Hair Chalet Multicultural Designs in Maplewood hosted a free Art Workshop for children of all ages on Saturday, in honor of Black History Month. Check out Patch's photos of children making keepsake plates.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Weekend event at Maplewood Memorial Library
On Saturday, the Maplewood Memorial Library hosted a reception with live music to celebrate its Black History Month art exhibits. Artists Cathleen McCoy Bristol and Ahmondylla Best were featured. Music was provided by Cedric Miller and student drum circle.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
There are plenty of programs for children of all ages in February.
Thursday, February 14
The Maplewood Memorial Library is hosting Look Inside Look Outside: The World Through African American Artists' Eyes, which explores the world from the perspective of black artists. Participants will learn about famous artists and create their own works of art in the library's craft workshops, which are offered throughout the month. People can also join the Look Inside/Look Outside Reading Club and have the opportunity to earn prizes. Signup for the reading club is in the children's room. The events will be fun for all ages, and the craft programs are available for children ages 6 and up unless stated otherwise. The schedule for the month is shown below: Alma Thomas Crafts Drop in anytime to make a ripped paper collage. All ages Wed 2/27…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A traditional take on the holiday.
If you believe in keeping it classic on Valentine's Day, Every Li'l Thing Florist on Springfield Avenue has got just the thing. A lush bouquet of red, red roses, accented with baby's breath and fresh, green eucalyptus leaves, are a great choice for any special person in your life. Every Li'l Thing is co-sponsoring the Springfield Avenue Partnership's iPad Giveaway this year for Black History Month. For more information, visit the SAP website or Facebook page. There's still time to order a bouquet for your sweetheart. For more suggestions, see Patch's other highlighted Valentine's Day bouquets from Lotus Petals and Jerry Rose Florist. Every Li'l Thing: 1573 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, (866) 456-6747, (973) 763-6747.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Here's a look at events still to come this month in Maplewood.
Tuesday, February 12
The Springfield Avenue Partnership is celebrating Black History Month with a full roster of fun and educational activities and events for the whole family, presented by local business owners. Enter to win an iPad2 donated by Every L'il Thing Florist (1573 Springfield Ave.) and Inc Pics (1608 Springfield Ave.). Enter by Feb. 28 online at SpringfieldAvenue.com. “For the past several years, the businesses of the Springfield Avenue District have recognized the contributions of the black community around the world, and right here in Maplewood,” said Sheila Turner-Cartlidge, owner of Astah’s Fine Art Gallery on Springfield Avenue and a member of the Partnership’s Board of Trustees. “The creative events and activities that are the heart of …
Friday, February 1, 2013
February brings full roster of events, including iPad2 Giveaway
The Springfield Avenue Partnership invites community residents and visitors to celebrate Black History Month on the Avenue by participating in fun and educational activities and events being presented by local business owners for children, families and adults. The Partnership provided a grant of $100 as a supporting sponsor to any district business or community institution in the special improvement district that scheduled an event as part of the Black History Month celebration. The Partnership is also encouraging people to enter a Black History Month promotion for a chance to win an IPad2 donated by Every L'il Thing Florist (1573 Springfield Avenue) and Inc Pics (1608 Springfield Avenue). The contest is free to enter by visiting the …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The work of Emma Amos is highlighted; exhibit begins Feb. 2
The following information is from 1978 Arts Center. Gallery 1978 on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood kicks off its 11th Annual Black History Month Exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 2, featuring the work of acclaimed artist Emma Amos. The exhibit runs through March 24; an opening reception will be held Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Amos is an internationally renowned artist whose work is included in the collections of MOMA, NJ State Museum and the Newark Museum. Her art combines printmaking and textiles. Some of her paintings are bordered with African fabrics and her own quilting or weavings and have been seen as a connecting link to European tapestries and the African diaspora. The exhibit is curated by Nette F. Thomas and Evelyn Graves. …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Jackie Jones, Newark Arts High School and Rutgers alum, sings at Astah's in Maplewood on Feb. 25.
Good news, jazz fans. “An evening of Jazz” featuring Jackie Jones is coming up on Saturday, February 25, in Maplewood at Astah's Fine Arts. More good news: The concert is free. A graduate of Newark Arts High School and Rutgers University, Jones has electrified audiences locally and internationally, performing jazz songs with stylings influenced by Billie Holiday, Sara Vaughn and Nancy Wilson. This free event is sponsored by the Springfield Avenue Partnership and hosted at Astah’s Fine Art Gallery, 1897 Springfield Avenue from 6-8 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Miles Dean rode his horse cross country. Lisa Winkler, formerly of Maplewood, wrote the book.
We've all heard the phrase "making history come alive." But, in the case of school teacher Miles Dean, it's really true. A new book — A Black Cowboy’s Ride Across America — tells the story. Not content with being just teacher of history, Dean — who has taught language arts and history at Chancellor Avenue Elementary School — decided to ride his horse across country over the course of more than six months from late September 2007 through early Apirl 2008, beginning at the African Burial Ground in New York City and ending in California. Dean had become enthralled with the history of black cowboys starting with the first time he saw Sidney Poitier in Buck and the Preacher in 1972. The movie showed black riders protecting settlers and fighting…