Cranford Calendar

Jul
22
Mon
2019
Concert: RIDE with Marc Berger @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Concert: RIDE with Marc Berger @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Visit the western frontier with RIDE, a concert of original music inspired by vocalist and guitarist Marc Berger’s lifelong love affair with the American West. RIDE captures the vastness and romance of the West while exploring its deep roots in the American psyche. Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

After signing his first publishing contract while in law school, Marc Berger fronted rock bands and performed regularly in New York City clubs like CBGB, Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. All through this period, he’d find ways to get into the West, picking up details from fellow wilderness junkies about off the beaten path locales and filing them away for future reference. On one of these trips, he became intrigued by the cover of The Big It, a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post. It got him thinking about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington. With co-producer Mike Ricciardi, he recorded RIDE, ten cinematic recordings reflecting his romantic connection to the American West and exploring the value of its myths to contemporary culture.

Marc’s performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival and The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song The Last One was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for years and has been quoted in the NY Times and featured on The CBS Evening News. For more information, please visit http://www.marcbergermusic.com.

No registration is required for this free event. The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016, and is accessible to all. For more information about the Cranford Public Library, visit www.cranfordlibrary.org.

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 24 @ 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.

Jul
25
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Jul
31
Wed
2019
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 31 @ 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.

Aug
1
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Aug
3
Sat
2019
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library
Aug 3 @ 10:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
The Literary Café, the book chat group of the Cranford Public Library, has scheduled its next summer session for Saturday, August 3, at 10:15 am, in the Library’s Raddin Room. The program format is simple: just bring a few of your favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. Sessions are one hour long. 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.
Aug
6
Tue
2019
Cranford National Night Out @ Cranford Police Department
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cranford National Night Out @ Cranford Police Department | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Police Department will be participating in the 36th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Patrolman Robert F. Hand Plaza and on the front lawn of the Cranford Police Department headquarters.

The event provides an excellent opportunity for residents to interact with members of the Cranford Police Department in an informal setting. Residents and visitors may also obtain information about the Department’s many youth, educational, safety and public awareness programs.

Numerous police and emergency vehicles will be on display, including marked police cars, command post truck, police motorcycle, emergency services unit utility vehicles, and equipment from the Union County Office of Emergency Management, New Jersey Transit Police Department, and Norfolk Southern Railroad Police Department. Public Safety personnel will be on hand to answer questions or demonstrate equipment.

For the 11th year in a row, a blood drive will also be held during National Night Out.

A DJ, face painter, and entertainment will be on site to provide entertainment for children and adults, and AAA and other organizations will be handing out literature and giveaways.

As the event gets closer we will publish a schedule and list of other activities and participants.

Aug
7
Wed
2019
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Aug 7 @ 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.

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Aug
12
Mon
2019
Teen Advisory Group @ Cranford Public Library, Teen Zone
Aug 12 @ 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.