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.

Four Centuries in a Weekend @ Crane-Phillips House @ Crane-Phillips House
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Cranford Historical Society’s Crane-Phillips House Museum will once again participate in Union County’s

annual program, “Four Centuries in a Weekend.”  As well as viewing Cranford’s historic “little house’, Crane-Phillips,

visit us to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Cranford Historical Society.  For 90 years, the Society has worked

to “preserve and perpetuate” the history of our town.  View many of the historic archives, photographs and

memorabilia which the Society has collected and preserved throughout the years.   During the weekend long

celebration, the Society will be handing out 90th Anniversary Celebration stickers for the Four Centuries

Passbook.  In addition, visitors will receive 90th Anniversary pencils.ADMISSION IS FREE. Founded in 1927,

the Cranford Historical Society’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate the history of Cranford.

This program is made possible by a Union County HEART Grant.

St. Michael’s School Book Sale @ St. Michael’s School
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
St. Michael’s School Book Sale @ 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

Embellish Grand Opening Halloween Party @ Embellish
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Embellish Grand Opening Halloween Party @ Embellish | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Come to the Grand Opening Halloween Party that “embellish” is hosting. Bakerbabes will be here with their delicious cupcakes. We’ll have plenty of drinks and small bites. Come and see what “embellish” is all about!

Cranford Porchfest @ All Over Cranford
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cranford Porchfest @ All Over Cranford

On the day of Porchfest, Saturday, Oct.21, 24 performers will play across eight porches in Cranford. Each performer will play during a specific time slot, which can be viewed on an interactive map.

Each performer is local, with the majority from Cranford. The festival will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the Alden Street Band performing in Eastman Plaza at 5:30 to wrap up the event.

River & Rail Cantina Hosts “Cranford Jam” To Benefit Families Affected By Cancer @ River & Rail Cantina
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Jam Kancer in The Kan Foundation will hold its inaugural fundraising event at River & Rail Cantina in Cranford on October 21st (rescheduled from September 16) from 2:00pm-5:00pm. The proceeds from the festivities will help families affected by cancer.

The Jam Kancer In The Kan Foundation will offer 100 River & Rail VIP tickets for a $25 donation. The VIP ticket provides supporters a buffet of sliders, quesadillas, mini burritos, chimichangas and more, as well as two drink tickets good for house margaritas, wine and draft beer. In addition to the food and drink, all of which is being generously donated by River & Rail, there will be Kan Jam games for kids & adults with raffles/prizes offered, including Jets & Giants tickets, Jam Kancer In The Kan Kan Jam sets, a bicycle & two snowboards. Visit https://www.crowdrise.com/cranford-kancer-jam to purchase tickets for this exciting event.

Also on October 21st, River & Rail will debut “The Jammerita”, a commemorative drink comprised of 13 oz. Sauza Blue Tequilla, Agave, Fresh Lime Juice, Grand Marnier, mixed with homemade Sangria and loaded with fruit. A portion of all “Jammeritas” sold through October 31st will be donated to the Jam Kancer In The Kan Foundation.

Dittrick’s Cocktail of the Month – Limoncello Martini Tasting @ Dittrick's Wine & Liquors
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dittrick's Cocktail of the Month – Limoncello Martini Tasting @ Dittrick's Wine & Liquors | Garwood | New Jersey | United States

Come in and try Dittrick’s Cocktail of the Month – Limoncello Martini! See what all the fuss is about!

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