Join OMNY Taiko for an interactive Taiko performance! Taiko (太鼓, literally “big drum”) is a type of Japanese percussion that has been played for well over 1,000 years. Traditionally, taiko were used in religious ceremonies, festivals, and as theatrical accompaniment. Kumi-daiko, or ensemble drumming, was created in the 1950s. In kumi-daiko, many drummers play different-sized drums to create complex rhythms and stylized performances. This style of taiko drumming has become extremely popular and taiko groups have formed all across the world.
This program is for all-ages! Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.
The Cranford Carve-Out is back for its 8th year on Saturday, 10/22 at Hanson Park. Stroll along the pumpkin-lighted garden paths from 5:30-9 PM to see the amazing carved pumpkins on display. Hosted by Jersey Central Art Studios (JCAS) with support from the Cranford Jaycees and the Hanson Park Conservancy. Rain date 10/29.
This is a FREE event and is open to all ages. Individuals can drop off their carved pumpkins from 10 am until 3 pm on the 22nd at Hanson Park along with a completed registration form (available at jcas.org/carve-out-
Cash awards will be given for funniest, scariest, and most original and will be grouped by ages; 4-8, 9-16, and 17 and up.
Also, a big screen outdoor showing of a surprise favorite movie will start at dark. Bring your blankets! The movie, stroll, and contest are all free, and hot cider will be available for purchase.
The JCAS is a group of artists and citizens dedicated to raising awareness of the arts and the artistic process, as well as integrating the arts into the community through education, events, and economic development. The JCAS sees art as a vital component to our lives and one that will also enrich our community.