Cranford Calendar

Rubber Ducky Race @ Sperry Park
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm
Rubber Ducky Race @ Sperry Park

Annual Rubber Ducky Race

We will still be holding our 10th annual Rubber Ducky Race on October 10th, but this year, the Ducks are on us!

With the recent flooding event that impacted our community, our famous rubber ducks will NOT be for sale. Instead, they will be available for adoption, free of charge. We hope that our Rubber Ducky Race will provide some much-needed and well-deserved reprieve from the hardships that our town has suffered. 

Ducks can be adopted and picked up from Periwinkles Fine Gifts (19 N. Union Ave, Cranford). Individuals can adopt a single duck, and families can adopt a Family Flock of Five.

Unfortunately, Hanson Park itself was hit hard by Hurricane Ida. If you’d like to help, please consider ordering a Rubber Ducky Race T-Shirt or providing a donation to HPC for the replacement of bushes, ongoing maintenance, and continued beautification of the park. All donations are gratefully accepted. 

Township Candidates’ Forum @ Cranford Municipal Building
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

The Union Area League of Women Voters and the Cranford Jaycees are proud to host the 2021 Township Committee Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. There is one three-year term committee position on the ballot this year. The candidates are Republican Gina Black and Democrat Kate Rappa.

This forum is open to the public and is an opportunity for candidates to present their platforms and answer questions regarding topics of interest to the Cranford community.

The forum will be broadcast live on Tv35 and through their Facebook page (, and it will be rebroadcast on later dates as well.

As in years past, questions will be solicited from the public for consideration of topics to be discussed. Questions should be for both candidates and can be submitted via email to [email protected]com.

Cranford Halloween Parade, Costume Contest, & Pumpkin Chunkin’ @ Cranford Community Center
Oct 31 @ 12:45 pm

The 21st Annual Brian Jenkins Memorial Cranford Halloween Parade, Costume Contest, and Pumpkin Chunkin’ return on Halloween at the Community Center.

Costume contest check-in starts at 12:45 PM through 1:30 in the Community Center parking lot.
The parade then begins in the lot at 1:30 and goes downtown to North Union Ave for the Pumpkin Chunkin’ finale (weather permitting).

Costume contest categories are 0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-17, Best Duo or Trio, and Best Group.
Plus we’ll have a special online-only contest for Best Adult and Best Pet.