Cranford Calendar

Oct
21
Sat
2017
The Great Pumpkin Carve Out returns to CRANFORD, October 21, 2017 @ Hanson House
Oct 21 all-day

The Great Pumpkin Carve Out is a carved pumpkin contest (evening display) that will be held at Hanson House, 38 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ on Saturday, October 21nd with a rain date of October 28th. The contest is open to all ages with cash awards given for funniest, scariest, and most original in age groups 4-8, 9-12, 13-17 and 18-adult. Drop off your creatively carved pumpkins from 10 -3 pm at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave, Cranford on Saturday October 21nd along with a completed registration form. The carved pumpkins will be displayed at night on their own pedestals along the lighted garden pathways of Hanson Park, from 6-9 pm.

In addition to the stroll, the 1954 camp classic movie “THEM!” will bring atomically altered giant ants to Cranford, so bring you blankets for the show on a giant screen.

Registration forms are available at jcas.org or from the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford before the event or the day of event at Hanson House from- 10am – 3pm.  Pumpkins can be picked up after the event. This is a free event for the public made possible by Jersey Central Art Studios, Hanson Park Conservancy, Cranford Jaycees, and The Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

Livingston School PTA “The Hotel Cransylvania” @ Livingston Avenue School
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Livingston School PTA "The Hotel Cransylvania" @ Livingston Avenue School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join them for a spooky good time and benefit this local fundraiser.  See attached flyer.

CDC Theatre Presents The Wild Party @ CDC Theatre
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CDC Theatre Presents The Wild Party @ CDC Theatre | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

In Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, decadence and excess roar across the stage in this steamy prohibition tale based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem of the same name. This darkly brilliant show, featuring one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written, will open the 2017-2018 season at CDC Theatre in Cranford, NJ. This marks the 99th season at New Jersey’s oldest continuously producing community theatre.

“The musical is like a Jazz Age take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; a potent cocktail of an all-night party in late 1920s Manhattan.”, says director Sean Lough. Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties, The Wild Party tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness, mirroring the times in which they live, they decide to throw a party to end all parties. As the guests arrive, we meet an assortment of people living on the edge. Queenie and Burrs set out to make each other jealous, but Queenie begins to fall in love with her conquest named Mr. Black. After a long night of decadence, Burrs’ jealousy erupts and he comes to a violent end at Mr. Black’s hand. In the stark light of a new day, Queenie moves out into a brighter world, although not necessarily a brighter future, leaving the passed-out revelers in her wake. An award-winning score by Andrew Lippa provides excitement and drive for this tale of passions out of control. Capturing the sound of a bygone era with a nod to the present one, he makes us realize that moral decadence is not only limited to our past.

The production will run from October 13 through October 28 at the theatre’s 78 Winans Ave home. Additional information about the show and how to get tickets can be found by visiting www.cdctheatre.org.

Oct
22
Sun
2017
St. Michael’s School Book Sale – BAG DAY! @ St. Michael’s School
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
St. Michael’s School Book Sale - BAG DAY! @ St. Michael’s School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

St. Michael’s School, located at 100 Alden St. in Cranford,  will host their 1st Annual Book Sale.

Come browse a huge selection of new and used books.  Featuring: fiction, non-fiction, teen and young adult, children’s books, and special interest including cooking, hobbies, health, fitness and more. 

The four-day sale will take place in the school auditorium on Thurs. 10/19 (3pm-7pm), Fri. 10/20 (3pm-7pm), Sat. 10/21 (10am-7pm) and Sun. 10/22 (10am-2pm). 

Prices are $2.00/each for hardcovers, $1.00/each for paperbacks and $1.00/each for children’s books. 

Sun. 10/22 is “Bag Day”.   We’ll provide the shopping bag and you fill it for only $5.00!

Admission is free and open to the public.  Forms of payment accepted include cash, personal check, and credit cards ($10 minimum purchase).

For additional information, please visit the school’s website: http://smscranford.com/ or call the school office at (908) 276-9425

Cranford Fall Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am
Cranford Fall Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us in Downtown Cranford for our annual Fall Street Fair, sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce. Festivities include:  Vendors, Music, Food, Children’s Activities. Fun for the whole family! Free Parking.

Trinity Cranford sponsoring walkers for CROP Hunger Walk @ United Methodist Church
Oct 22 @ 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Trinity Episcopal Church will be sponsoring walkers for the CROP Hunger Walk to raise money for the global hunger ministry of Church World Services and Cranford Family Cares. Everyone is Welcome to walk and donate!

 

CDC Theatre Presents The Wild Party @ CDC Theatre
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CDC Theatre Presents The Wild Party @ CDC Theatre | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

In Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, decadence and excess roar across the stage in this steamy prohibition tale based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem of the same name. This darkly brilliant show, featuring one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written, will open the 2017-2018 season at CDC Theatre in Cranford, NJ. This marks the 99th season at New Jersey’s oldest continuously producing community theatre.

“The musical is like a Jazz Age take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; a potent cocktail of an all-night party in late 1920s Manhattan.”, says director Sean Lough. Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties, The Wild Party tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness, mirroring the times in which they live, they decide to throw a party to end all parties. As the guests arrive, we meet an assortment of people living on the edge. Queenie and Burrs set out to make each other jealous, but Queenie begins to fall in love with her conquest named Mr. Black. After a long night of decadence, Burrs’ jealousy erupts and he comes to a violent end at Mr. Black’s hand. In the stark light of a new day, Queenie moves out into a brighter world, although not necessarily a brighter future, leaving the passed-out revelers in her wake. An award-winning score by Andrew Lippa provides excitement and drive for this tale of passions out of control. Capturing the sound of a bygone era with a nod to the present one, he makes us realize that moral decadence is not only limited to our past.

The production will run from October 13 through October 28 at the theatre’s 78 Winans Ave home. Additional information about the show and how to get tickets can be found by visiting www.cdctheatre.org.

Cranford’s Annual Ducky Derby featuring the Cake Boss! @ Sperry Pond
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CRANFORD’S ANNUAL DUCKY DERBY RETURNS THIS OCTOBER


We have a special “guest” for this year’s Duck Race!
The Cake Boss TV Show will be filming an episode of “Cake Boss” at our sweet little event!

Hanson Park Conservancy’s Seventh Annual Rubber Ducky Derby is scheduled once again for Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 4 pm.  On race day, over one-thousand individually numbered rubber ducks will be released in the Rahway River at Sperry Park and tumble over the falls racing to the finish line at the North Union Ave Bridge. Numerous prizes for the fastest lucky duckies will be awarded.  The top prize is a $250.00 gift card.  

Tickets can be purchased at two locations:   Periwinkles, on North Union Avenue downtown Cranford, or the Cranford Canoe Club on Springfield Ave.   Purchase a single Duck for $5.00 or a flock of 5 ducks for $20.00. Please secure your tickets early as ducks are limited and the race has been known to sell out.

All proceeds benefit Hanson Park maintenance and educational programs. If you have not yet walked through this lovely little park, please visit this hidden gem located at 38 Springfield Ave. Have you got your Ducky?

Oct
24
Tue
2017
Cranford Chamber of Commerce Night Networking @ Kilkenny House
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cranford Chamber of Commerce Night Networking @ Kilkenny House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Bring your business cards, bring your friends. No charge, cash bar.

 

Art Studios Unite to Bring Aid to Puerto Rico @ Fire Me Up Studio
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Art Studios Unite to Bring Aid to Puerto Rico @ Fire Me Up Studio | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The owner of Fire Me Up Studio has organized this canvas painting event which has spread to include art studios across the country. See attached flyer.