Beyond Berkshire & Burroughs

Do you say MapSO? Or do you prefer SOMa? Whatever camp you're in, there's so much to do in our two towns! When we find out about family events and kid-friendly activities we think our Clinton community will want to know about, we'll post them here. And if you hear of something amazing you think we should share, simply shoot us an email at

Check back often for new adventures! 


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SOMA Shares Mask Drive

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Maplewood Girls Lacrosse

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Spring Baseball Registration 2022


Registration is now open for South-Orange Maplewood Spring Recreation Baseball. The program welcomes all children ages 5 through 15 (as of April 30, 2022), living in South Orange and Maplewood. No prior experience is needed!

Visit the South Orange Recreation website to register your player online, now through January 31st:

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Lessons Learned From "Nice White Parents"


Roadmap to Equitable School Integration: Lessons Learned from "Nice White Parents"  

The Schools Committee of South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is partnering with the Presidents' Council to sponsor a free community program called "Lessons Learned from 'Nice White Parents'" 

Join us for a virtual discussion featuring Julie Snyder, executive producer, "Nice White Parents" podcast. The webinar takes place Tuesday, April 13th at 7 pm via Zoom. Register here in advance.

"Nice White Parents" is a five-part podcast series about building a better school system and what gets in the way. 

Listen here: "Nice White Parents" podcast

  • What's the case for intentionally integrated schools?
  • What individual or institutional behavior stands in the way? 
  • What can you do to support integration?
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New Field Hockey Clinic Program


A brand-new field hockey program is starting in South Orange, open all current students in grades K - 8. Registration takes place on the South Orange Rec website

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Maplewood Library Celebrates Black History Month


Join Maplewood Library and Express Yourself Studios, LLC in exploring the work of Black Artists Faith Ringgold and Mark Bradford. These programs are for ages 6-10. For more details and registration, please visit

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2021 MLK Luminaries


Community Celebration of MLK Day

Join your neighbors for SOMA's 20th annual observance of MLK Day. Click HERE for details on the virtual program. 

You can also observe the day by participating in the SOMA tradition of displaying luminaries; click HERE for details on where to purchase luminary kits ($10 for four bags and candles). 

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Spring Baseball Registration Now Open


Registration for SOM Recreational League Baseball is now open through January 31! The SOM Baseball spring recreation baseball program is open to all South Orange and Maplewood children between the ages of 5 and 15 (as of April 30, 2021).

Registration will only take place ONLINE ONLY through the South Orange Recreation Department catalog:

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OLS Food Pantry Drive-Through Food Drive

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