Cranford Calendar

June Movie Series @ Cranford Theater
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
June Movie Series @ Cranford Theater

Our partnership with Cranford Theater continues with the June Movie Series, centered around classic summer movies. Check out the schedule below and remember, tickets are only $8 for adults and $6 for kids. The movies will be shown at 11AM Saturday mornings, so why not grab lunch downtown afterwards also? Our thanks to That Suburban Life from Lindsay Lehault Real Estate for sponsoring the movie series!
• National Lampoon’s Vacation (June 1st)
• The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (June 8th)
• Troop Beverly Hills (June 15th)
• The Great Outdoors (June 22nd)
• Summer Rental (June 29th)

Scotch Plains Fireworks Display @ Scotch Hills Golf Course
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Scotch Plains Fireworks Display @ Scotch Hills Golf Course | Clark | New Jersey | United States

On Saturday, June 29, with a rain date June 30th, the Township of Scotch Plains will host its annual Independence Day Fireworks at the Scotch Hills Golf Course.

This year’s celebration will feature a performance by The Scotch Plainsmen, a talented group of musicians who have performed as the backup band for our own Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens during his solo performances.

The fireworks will go off at dusk and organizers note no heels will be allowed on the golf course but blankets and chairs are encouraged. The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will host a “Red, Y, and Blue” station with activities for kids from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and food vendors will be on site throughout the evening. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises.

Cranford Fireworks Display @ Nomahegan Park
Jul 2 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
Cranford Fireworks Display @ Nomahegan Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford will be celebrating our country’s birthday this year with two special events. The first event is the annual fireworks display, which will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd followed by a second celebration, which will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

The July 2nd celebration will be held at Nomahegan Park, Cranford, NJ, beginning at 5:30 pm with food vendors, amusement rides and games. The finale will be the fireworks, which will start at 9:15 pm. Limited parking will be available at Union County College, 1033 Springfield, Ave., Cranford, NJ. However, residents are urged to walk if possible. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, there will be no rain date. The July 4th festivities will begin at 9:00 am, with canoe races scheduled at the Cranford Canoe Club, 250 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. Registration at the Canoe Club will be immediately before the races at 8:30 am on July 4th. Also on July 4th, the Jaycees will conduct their Annual Firecracker Run, beginning with a one-mile Fun Run at 8:30 am and a four-miler at 9:00 am at Nomahegan Park, Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. For more info regarding registration and the race, go to For other information, call the Cranford Recreation & Parks Department at (908) 709-7283.

New Providence Fireworks Display @ South Street
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Providence Fireworks Display @ South Street | New Providence | New Jersey | United States

The New Providence Independence Day Celebration, sponsored by New Providence Business and Investors Bank, returns to the borough on Wednesday, July 3, on South Street from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue, and will include fun-filled activities for all. Our hometown DJ Mike Savage will provide entertainment from his perch on South Street.

There will be “Chalk on South” (kids of all ages can get a free “bucket” of chalk to create art and messages on the street) and lots of fun for the whole family. The event begins at 7 PM and the fabulous fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. In case of rain, information will be posted on the borough website, The rain date is Friday, July 5.

Summit Fourth of July Celebration @ Soldiers Memorial Field,
Jul 4 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Summit Fourth of July Celebration @ Soldiers Memorial Field,    | Summit | New Jersey | United States

The City of Summit’s 72nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration will begin with a flag raising ceremony at 9:45 a.m., followed by a decorated bicycle parade for children at 10 a.m. Rides, amusements, and entertainment will continue until 1 p.m., when Memorial Field will close to set up for evening activities.

The evening festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and includes rides, entertainment, and a food truck festival. Circus Spectacular will perform circus acts at 6:15 p.m., followed by Daddy Pop in concert at 7:30 p.m. The night will close with a grand fireworks display, beginning at 9:15 p.m.

Clark Fireworks Display @ Arthur L. Johnson High School
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Clark Fireworks Display @ Arthur L. Johnson High School | Clark | New Jersey | United States

Clark’s Independence Day Celebration will be held on Wednesday, July 4 at the Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark.

The fireworks will be held from 9 to 10 p.m. at the high school’s soccer field at 365 Westfield Ave.

Kykuit Walking Tour and Lunch – Rockefeller Estate @ Cranford Recreation Day Tour to Kykuit , The Rockefeller Estate
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kykuit Walking Tour and Lunch - Rockefeller Estate @ Cranford Recreation Day Tour to Kykuit , The Rockefeller Estate | Sleepy Hollow | New York | United States

Calling all Cranford Tourologists to spend the day on a spectacular walking tour to
Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate, Sleepy Hollow, NY

A majestic paradise with sweeping river views!
Kykuit was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His business acumen made him, in his day, the richest man in America. Now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this extraordinary landmark has been continuously and meticulously maintained for more than 100 years.

Your Classic Tour includes the main floor of the house, art galleries, inner garden, golf room and coach barn. 2 hours 15 minutes including the shuttle bus ride. Round trip transportation, the Classic Tour and lunch included.

Fee PP $88 (Limited space available)
Day Tours are organized by Cranford Recreation Staff.

*Departure from Orange Avenue Pool Parking Lot-8:00 AM.

Notes: We recommend all Kykuit tours for ages 10 and up. They are not recommended for ages 5 and under, Strollers and backpack carriers are not permitted inside the house, but can be stored in the free lockers provided at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor. Neither the Classic Tour nor the Landmark Tour is wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the terrain. Historic Hudson Valley events are held rain or shine. All attendees must sign waiver.
Reservations booked directly through Cranford Recreation Center online or via phone. 908-709-7283