Cranford Calendar

Jan
29
Wed
2020
Multi Chamber Networking Event @ Galloping Hill Caterers
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Multi Chamber Networking Event @ Galloping Hill Caterers | Union | New Jersey | United States

$40 Members/$50 Non-members/$15 extra at the door. Buffet Dinner/Cash bar. Limited to 275 – Register Early. Click here to register. 

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Feb
1
Sat
2020
Black History Month Flag-Raising Ceremony @ Union County Courthouse
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm
Black History Month Flag-Raising Ceremony @ Union County Courthouse | Elizabeth | New Jersey | United States

The month of February will kick off with a Black History Month flag-raising ceremony in front of the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth at noon on Saturday, February 1st.

Art Opening Saturday @ The Artist Framer
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Feb
3
Mon
2020
Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

In a one-night-only appearance, master flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq will join us for a lecture and performance: “Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement.” Our guest will discuss and perform jazz pieces by artists who contributed to the formation and progress of the civil rights movement. Born in Montclair, NJ, Galen has performed domestically and internationally for over 30 years, traveling to universities, concert halls, festivals, and libraries around the globe. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

A Langston Hughes Song Revival @ UCPAC
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Langston Hughes Song Revival @ UCPAC | Rahway | New Jersey | United States

On Monday, February 3rd, a production of A Langston Hughes Song Revival will be shown at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage located at 360 Hamilton Street in Rahway from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. This show consists of an hour of Langston Hughes poetry set to music by African American composers Margaret Bonds and Florence Price. Call the UCPAC box office for ticket information at 732-499-8226.

More information at https://www.tapinto.net/towns/union/sections/arts-and-entertainment/articles/free-performance-of-a-langston-hughes-song-revival-feb-3

Feb
5
Wed
2020
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Feb
6
Thu
2020
Women’s Healthy Heart Social @ The Chelsea at Fanwood
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please RSVP by February 1st to (908) 654-5200
$10 Suggested Donation to benefit the Fanwood First Aid Squad

Feb
7
Fri
2020
Celebration Singers Annual Fundraiser & Dessert Cabaret! @ Union Elks Lodge 1583
Feb 7 @ 7:15 pm

Community Choir Holds Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser & Dessert Cabaret

For 81 years, The Celebration Singers, a local multi-generational community choir has entertained audiences within Union County and across the globe. On February 7 & 8, 2020, they will hold their Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser & Dessert Cabaret at Union Elks Lodge 1583, 281 Chestnut Street in Union, NJ.  Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and guests can immediately start placing their tricky tray tickets in for the prizes. The show, “Are We There Yet?”, begins around 8 p.m. and features songs about places performed by members of its adult choir.

Artistic Director Joe Elefante, along with Collaborative Pianist, James Lubrano artfully cast the showcase which features a musical review of solos, duets, trios, as well as small and full ensemble pieces.  Co-Hosts Kathy Gordon and Daniel Frieri emcee the evening. Their witty humor and playful banter are sure to bring a smile to your face and fill the room with laughter and enjoyment.

“I love singing with the choir throughout the year, especially for our Cabaret – it’s a chance to feature our singers’ vocal talents individually”, said, President Nicole Pepe. “The tricky tray and 50/50 gets bigger and bigger every year. We’ve had guests leave with $1,000+ in their pockets and vacations to Florida, the Hamptons, and even tickets to a Knicks game!”

In addition to door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and exciting tricky tray baskets, homemade desserts, and a cash bar will also be available.  Tickets are Adults – $25, Seniors – $20, and a 10% discount with advanced purchases of full tables of 10.

For ticket reservations visit: www.celebration-singers.org.  For questions or seating requests call 908-552-4656 or email [email protected].

Funding for the Celebration Singers is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council for the Arts, Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

Adult Snowball Bash to Support Project Graduation @ Kenilworth VFW
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm
CHS PTSA and CHS Project Graduation 2020 present the Adult Snowball Bash!
 
Come out for a night of food from ‘Jimmy Max’, live music by ‘9 South’, a great Tricky Tray filled with prizes and more!!
 
The fun starts Friday, February 7th, at 7:30 pm.
 
Early Bird Tickets are now on sale through January 7th.
 
See attached flyer for details on how to purchase tickets.
 
More info: [email protected]
Feb
8
Sat
2020
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 8 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Literary Café is a book chat program. The format is simple: Bring a few of your recent favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. If you don’t have a copy of the book you want to talk about, that’s okay, too. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library! Registration is not required. Attend as many sessions as you’d like. Admission is free and all are welcome. Sessions take place in the Raddin Room, and are one hour long.

@ UCPAC
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 @ UCPAC | Rahway | New Jersey | United States

On Saturday, February 8th, The Freeholder Board will present the Chester Holmes award before the production of Raisin: A Musical at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage in Rahway from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. This is a musical adaptation of the Lorraine Hansberry play “A Raisin in the Sun”. Call the UCPAC box office for ticket information at 732-499-8226.

Feb
10
Mon
2020
Free “Lunch and Learn” event 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade and its reverberations in our lives today @ Union County Administration Building
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm
Free “Lunch and Learn” event 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade and its reverberations in our lives today @ Union County Administration Building

On Monday, February 10th, at noon the Freeholder Board will recognize the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade and its reverberations in our lives today with a free educational “Lunch and Learn” event. This event will take place in the Freeholder meeting room on the 6th floor in the Union County administration building in Elizabeth. For more information, please email Nathalie Hernandez at [email protected].

Teen Advisory Group @ Cranford Public Library, Teen Zone
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Teen Advisory Group @ Cranford Public Library, Teen Zone | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us as we share ideas and talk about ways to improve the Teen Zone! Help plan programs, select new materials, and earn community service hours, just for showing up. Bring your friends and make new ones. Snacks will be provided.

Feb
12
Wed
2020
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Feb
14
Fri
2020
Cranford Area Chamber Closed Board Meeting @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Cranford Area Chamber Closed Board Meeting @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Closed Board Meeting

Feb
18
Tue
2020
WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? NOV.19 The National Alliance on Mental Illness invites all who care for a loved one with a mental health illness to join our peer-led group meetings and gain support and insight from others facing similar challenges. Time: Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford. For more info: call 908-233-1628 or email: [email protected]

Feb
19
Wed
2020
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Feb
22
Sat
2020
5th Annual CFEE Trivia Night @ VFW Hall of Kenilworth
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
5th Annual CFEE Trivia Night @ VFW Hall of Kenilworth | Kenilworth | New Jersey | United States

Save the date!!! More info to come.

Feb
24
Mon
2020
Foreign Film Series @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Foreign Film Series @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join the Friends of the Cranford Public Library for captivating international films! February’s film will be shown in Swedish with subtitles. Please contact the Cranford Public Library at (908) 709-7272 for details.