Cranford Calendar

May
18
Wed
2022
LUCC Virtual Speaker Series: Tiffany D. Jackson @ Virtual
May 18 @ 6:30 pm
LUCC Virtual Speaker Series: Tiffany D. Jackson @ Virtual

Join us on Zoom Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30 pm for a Q&A with Tiffany D. Jackson, a New York Times best-selling, award-winning author of novels for young adults. Monday’s Not Coming, a book based on the unexplained, unresolved disappearances of Black children in America, received the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent from the American Library Association in 2019. Her novel Allegedly, about the struggle of a recently incarcerated teen girl, was an NAACP Image Award nominee. In 2021, she co-authored “The Awakening of Malcolm X,” about the activist’s adolescent years in jail, with his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz.

Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YlgBA3EwSoO-wAm0KnUI8A This event is sponsored by the Libraries of Union County Consortium.

May
19
Thu
2022
Wonder Culinary Hiring Event @ Wonder Central Kitchen
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wonder Culinary Hiring Event @ Wonder Central Kitchen

Join us at our state-of-the-art Central Kitchen for our in-person culinary hiring events scheduled every Thursday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm from April 21, 2022, through May 26, 2022.

When: Thursdays from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Where: 42 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ

We are hiring for the following full-time positions:
Cooks
Food Prep Packers
Utility Associates (Dishwashers)

Health Benefits, 401K, PTO – all benefits start on day 1 of employment. We are offering $1,000.00 sign-on bonuses.

Come in and meet our team and learn about all employment opportunities at Wonder!!
If you can’t attend on a Thursday please email [email protected] or [email protected]

Shop Rite Job Fair
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
20
Fri
2022
Relay for Life Cranford @ ORANGE AVENUE SCHOOL
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
May
21
Sat
2022
Scrap Metal Recycling @ Multiple Locations
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Scrap Metal Recycling program will continue on Saturday, May 21st.   There are two (2) locations in Union County for residents to drop off their metal for recycling, one in Cranford and one in Rahway.  The location of the Cranford drop-off is the Emergency Services/ Traffic Enforcement facility located at 151 Kenilworth Boulevard.  The Rahway drop-off is located at the Rahway Service Yard located in Rahway River Park off of St. Georges Avenue.  The program is open from 9 am to 12 pm.  Residents can drop off old appliances, microwaves, air conditioners, and metal lawn furniture, to name a few.

May
22
Sun
2022
Cranford Historic Walking Tour Using New QR Code Signs @ First Baptist Church of Cranford
May 22 @ 2:00 pm
Cranford Historic Walking Tour Using New QR Code Signs @ First Baptist Church of Cranford

Cranford Walking Tour Inaugurates Historic QR Code Signs

On Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m., the Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board (HPAB) will conduct a walking tour of historic sites with new QR (quick response) codes. The tour will also feature additional facts about the downtown and surrounding areas.

Participants will meet in front of the First Baptist Church of Cranford at 100 High Street, which is the first site on the tour. There is a suggested fee of $5, payable in cash or check (made payable to Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board or Cranford HPAB) to help fund its work.

HPAB is a volunteer advisory board appointed by the Cranford Township Committee. Its primary purpose is to help residents recognize the significance of noteworthy historic buildings, steetscapes, and districts to emphasize the importance of preserving these resources so they can be enjoyed by current and future generations. Preserving historic buildings, streetscapes, and districts helps the architectural and aesthetic character of Cranford and its neighborhoods remain intact.

Some of the things that HPAB does to accomplish its goals includes researching properties and districts and applying for Certificates of Eligibility for inclusion on the State and National Historic Registers as well as seeking to have properties and districts designated as historic by the Township.

For more information about the HPAB, visit our website at preservecranford.com.

May
23
Mon
2022
Cranford Rotary Club Annual Golf Outing @ Brooklake Country Club
May 23 all-day

There’s still time to sign up for our annual golf outing supporting local scholarships and other programs. Sponsorships are also available for non-golfers who want to support our mission. Golf fees include lunch, snacks on the course, and dinner and drinks after.

May
26
Thu
2022
Wonder Culinary Hiring Event @ Wonder Central Kitchen
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wonder Culinary Hiring Event @ Wonder Central Kitchen

Join us at our state-of-the-art Central Kitchen for our in-person culinary hiring events scheduled every Thursday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm from April 21, 2022, through May 26, 2022.

When: Thursdays from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Where: 42 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ

We are hiring for the following full-time positions:
Cooks
Food Prep Packers
Utility Associates (Dishwashers)

Health Benefits, 401K, PTO – all benefits start on day 1 of employment. We are offering $1,000.00 sign-on bonuses.

Come in and meet our team and learn about all employment opportunities at Wonder!!
If you can’t attend on a Thursday please email [email protected] or [email protected]

May
30
Mon
2022
Cranford Memorial Day Parade @ Cranford Community Center
May 30 @ 9:00 am
Cranford Memorial Day Parade @ Cranford Community Center
The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department is pleased to announce its annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 30th. Cranford VFW Post #335 has announced that Marine Corp veteran Braulio Lirenzo has been chosen to be this year’s Cranford Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshall.
Line up begins at the Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue in Cranford at 8:30am and marching commences at 9:00am ending with a traditional memorial ceremony at Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue between Riverside Drive and Central Avenue at 10 am. In case of inclement weather, services only will be held at the Cranford Community Center at 10:00am.
For further information, please call the Recreation and Parks Department at (908) 709-7283.
Roselle Park Memorial Day Service Followed by Summer Kickoff Picnic @ Casano Community Center
May 30 @ 9:00 am
Jun
2
Thu
2022
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours Networking @ Cougar Headquarters
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
4
Sat
2022
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling @ Kean University
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event of 2022 will take place on Saturday, June 4th.  It will take place at Kean University located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union.  The event will be held from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Items for drop off include old pesticides & herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, oil-based paints and deck stain.  Latex Paint/Acrylic/Enamel (wall paint) is water-based and is NOT ACCEPTED.  It should be dried out and discarded in with your regular garbage.  This event is drive-up only.  It will take place in the Kean Hall Parking Lot.

Roselle Park Pride Flag Raising Ceremony @ Veterans Memorial Library
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm
From Cranford to Ukraine with Love Benefit Concert @ Roosevelt Park
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From Cranford to Ukraine with Love Benefit Concert @ Roosevelt Park

Please join Cranford Community Connection, the organization that brings you Porchfest, for an evening of music at Roosevelt Park in Cranford on June 4 from 4pm-8pm (Rain date June 12). Gather with your friends and neighbors for this family-friendly event to support the people of Ukraine. Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic.

The exciting lineup of bands includes Binge, Kevin Harrison & True North, and Cumbersome!

The suggested donation is 10 dollars per person or 20 dollars per family. Donations are accepted via Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-cranford-to-ukraine-with-love-concert-tickets-333028175237?fbclid=IwAR0aEgW8mVjPx81vbh4cVBJ2vl9prAnQM3fmtLwB4vS-YWgx6cpolGNXwkY

or alternatively via PayPal https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/3530734

All proceeds will go to Razom for Ukraine and other local verified groups that accept medical supplies and humanitarian aid donations.

Please make sure to follow our Facebook page for all the updates!

Jun
5
Sun
2022
CVG Velocity 5K @ Lincoln School
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am
Jun
17
Fri
2022
Cranford Dramatic Club Presents A Bronx Tale @ The Cranford Dramatic Club
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm
Cranford Dramatic Club Presents A Bronx Tale @ The Cranford Dramatic Club

ABOUT:
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.

​Featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

Jun
18
Sat
2022
Cranford Dramatic Club Presents A Bronx Tale @ The Cranford Dramatic Club
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
Cranford Dramatic Club Presents A Bronx Tale @ The Cranford Dramatic Club

ABOUT:
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.

​Featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

Jun
19
Sun
2022
Leonard Snyder Memorial Father’s Day Fishing Derby @ Nomahegan Park
Jun 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Our Leonard Snyder Memorial Father’s Day Fishing Derby tradition is back!

The Nomahegan Park pond will be stocked with bass and catfish. Free bait and bobbers for all participants! Prizes by age group for the top 3 biggest fish caught.
This event is free courtesy of the Cranford Jaycees. Pre-register at bit.ly/fish-22 to save time.

Cranford Dramatic Club Presents A Bronx Tale @ The Cranford Dramatic Club
Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm
Cranford Dramatic Club Presents A Bronx Tale @ The Cranford Dramatic Club

ABOUT:
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.

​Featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

Jul
4
Mon
2022
Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler & Fun Run @ Nomahegan Park
Jul 4 all-day
Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler & Fun Run @ Nomahegan Park
The 43rd running of the Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler takes place in Cranford, NJ on July 4th, 2022 on a fast, flat, USATF certified, scenic course on tree-lined streets and bike trails.
Races include the traditional 4 miler course, the 1-mile family fun run, and a Virtual Run option. The 4-mile race features mile splits, water stops, and chip timing.
Technical race shirts and souvenir race pint glasses are available for runners.
After the race, enjoy refreshments, music, popcorn, ice pops, and face painting while listening to our DJ and watching the prize ceremony.
Registration is now open at raceforum.com/fire-4