The division of Cultural Affairs works to support and promote the work of local artists in
collaboration with the Maplewood Arts Council (MAC). Recreation Department at Town Hall:
973-763-4202 Upcoming Events in Maplewood
Capturing Inclusive Community in Visuals and Verse 1978 Arts
April 11 - May 16
presented by South Orange Maplewood Community Coalition on Race
Workshops are free, but registration is requested by April 5th
Adults and high school students are invited to express their experience of our diverse community through handcrafted book making combined with Haiku and collage.
Professional artists will guide residents through this six week experience.
Call 973-761-6116 or go to
Community Coalition On Race
The Music Man Burgdorff
Friday and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, The Music Man is one of the most beloved musicals of all-time. Featuring the hit songs, "Goodnight My Someone", 'Til There Was You" and "Seventy-Six Trombones", The Music Man is great entertainment for the entire family.
The Strollers- The Music Man
The Quarter Mile Print Project: It's a Family Affair 1978 Arts
Sunday May 5 through Sunday May 26
Curator: Stephen McKenzie
Back in the fall on 2012, a large group of professional artists and the people of Newark pooled their artistic resources and talents to complete a monotype print that was (almost) a quarter mile long in distance. The Quarter Mile Print Project - "It's a Family Affair," as it was entitled, had been conceived as a way to bring people together for the purpose of sharing in a creative experience.
Much of the work, 230, 8X10 pieces, produced that day will be on view at 1978.
On Saturday, May 19, Gallery 1978 will host it’s own mass print making project.
For more information:
The Quarter Mile Print Show
10th Annual South Orange Maplewood Artists Studio Tour Townwide
Sunday June 2
On Sunday, June 2, visit the home studios and exhibition spaces of artists all over South Orange and Maplewood. Meet the many artists who live in these 2 towns. The tour is a project of Maplewood's Gallery 1978 and the Pierro Gallery of South Orange. For more info on the tour and the exciting pre- tour project:
Artists Studio Tour
Ongoing classes at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center
Either Monday, or Friday, 10:00 to 11:30 am, Fee $96.00. Adult.
Everyone can paint enjoy a relax morning in a gallery setting learning watercolor. Now offering a choice of 2 mornings. This is an on-going class….all levels are welcome.
Artist/ teacher, Evelyn Graves, 973-762-2834
Singalong and Jam!
Class meets Wednesdays, 8:30 – 9:30.
Get together with your peers and sing and jam! Join a growing group of musicians for a fun hour of playing classic songs. New songs and lessons are brought each week to help you grow as a musician and performer! 10 class series, $150.
Singalong and Jam!
Start a Band! Camp
Meet other musicians and start a band at a one-week camp in July. We will hold five consecutive days of three-hour rehearsals, and perform at an end of camp concert. Bring your desire to play and we will take care of the organizational side, so you can focus on being creative and cooperating in the pursuit of making music! Tuition is $250 for five classes.
Start A Band!
Intro in Adobe Lightroom 4
Sunday April 21st, 9-10:30am
Fee $40. Preregistration required.
Are you looking to do more with your images, but think that Photoshop is too much (both in tech and cost)? Then let Joy Yagid introduce you to Lightroom 4. For a mere fraction of what Photoshop costs you can have most of all the same powerful photography tools in Lightroom. This class is for people considering buying or recently bought Lightroom 4. Joy will be offering a more intensive two day workshop in the near future. Bring your own laptop if possible.
Email Joy questions and or images if you get stuck.
REGISTER NOW FOR CLASSES AT THE BURGDORFF!
Lydia Johnson Dance
Lydia Johnson Dance (LJD) teaches a unique blend of Dance Technique and Choreography. No prior
dance training is necessary. Unlike most other dance programs LJD believes that technique is best
learned as children use their creative energy to compose their own dance works.
Lydia Johnson Dance
The Performance Classroom celebrates kids' natural imagination and creativity. Students develop the
confidence to let their voice ring out in a public setting, the spirit to collaborate with their peers, and
an appreciation for the joy of performing. Whether they go on to Broadway or the board room, these
skills will last a lifetime. Plus, they'll have a ton of fun!
Music For Aardvarks
Music for Aardvarks is a refreshing alternative to the traditional music class for kids. Our informal,
spirited classes are geared toward children 3 months to 4 years old and incorporate singing, dancing,
musical storytelling, instrumental jam sessions and more. We incorporate a lot of movement in class,
so be ready for some big time fun with your little one!
Music For Aardvarks
Mimi Stella Zumba
Zumba is the Latin inspired dance fitness program that is sweeping the nation.
Join the millions of Zumba students and learn how you can burn up to 1000 calories an hour all while having fun dancing, moving and grooving to latin inspired music. No dance experienced is necessary. Classes are for all levels.
Join the Party! (tm)
1978 Maplewood Arts Center on Springfield Avenue and The Burgdorff Center For The Arts
downtown are both township supported arts spaces.
1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Maplewood Arts Center is a community space dedicated to the arts. The Center provides classes
and workshops, art shows, film programs and live performances- and provides a forum for artists
to work, exhibit and interact.
1978 Maplewood Arts
Burgdorff Center For The Performing Arts
This beautiful building located in downtown Maplewood was deeded to the Township in 1988
by Jean T. Burgdorff to be used for charitable, cultural and civic purposes. The facility has a theatre
with a capacity of 150 and a large Community Room suitable for classes, performances, receptions and other events.
MAPLEWOOD ARTS COUNCIL (MAC) MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of The Maplewood Arts Council (MAC) is to improve the quality of life in the Township of
Maplewood by helping the arts to flourish. The members of MAC shall work to further
the understanding of and involvement in arts and culture by the citizens of the township by firmly
committing themselves to achieving the following goals:
Establishing and supporting arts programs that are artistically, financially and operationally
successful as well as organizations that are diverse and accessible to all Maplewoodians;
Supporting a respected and valued community of Maplewood artists encouraged to achieve their best
and be broadly connected to community life in ways that make full use of their creativity and talents;
Promoting expanded public participation in and support for the arts;
Maintaining a network of people, businesses, organizations, institutions and communities
working in partnership to advance the arts and the arts'contributions to Maplewood's community life;
Creating and fostering high quality arts education for all Maplewoodians;
Building a local economy whose community and economic development strategies, plans and
resource allocations at all jurisdictional levels feature the arts and culture.
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
Ph: (973) 762-8120
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