Cranford Calendar

Oct
28
Mon
2019
‘Open for Business – Open for Everyone: Diversity and Inclusion Symposium’ @ Hamilton Stage
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
‘Open for Business – Open for Everyone: Diversity and Inclusion Symposium’ @ Hamilton Stage | Rahway | New Jersey | United States

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to participate in the first Open for Business – Open for Everyone: Diversity and Inclusion Symposium scheduled for Monday, October 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street in Rahway.

Seating is limited for the free symposium, and registration is required online at ucnj.org/lgbtq.

“The Freeholder Board is proud to offer programs that increase job creation and support business development for all people,” said, Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The culture of equality creates trust, innovation and results in business growth.”

The free full-day symposium will focus on internal policies and practices to create an inclusive working environment for employees, LGBTQ+ 101 cultural competency training, understanding New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD), and best practices for being open for business to serve all people.

The scheduled panelists and speakers represent New Jersey government, corporate sector, small business, and workplace diversity.  Guests will have an opportunity to engage in important discussions with experts in their respective fields to foster a diverse, inclusive, accepting, welcoming space for employees and customers.

“The Diversity and Inclusion Symposium empowers business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to learn strategies that attract LGBTQ employees and customers to help meet their business goals,” said Freeholder Rebecca Williams, liaison to the Union County LGBTQ Ad Hoc Committee. “There is a cost to businesses when employees have to hide in plain sight. There is also a realized loss when customers are uncertain if they’ll be served by a business. This symposium offers participants an opportunity to join the equality movement and empowers you to be visibly open for business for all people.”

Organized by the Office of LGBTQ Affairs in partnership with Union County Means Business, the Office of Business Development, and UCEDC, the mission of the symposium is to realize the value of being open for business and open for everyone.

UCEDC is a private, non-profit economic development corporation, dedicated to boosting local economies and strengthening communities through business development and job creation.

Union County Means Business, administered by the Office of Business Development under the Department of Economic Development, is an economic development initiative of the Freeholder Board with the support of community partners.

Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, under the Department of Economic Development, was established by the Freeholder Board in 2018 and is the first and only county government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs provides a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and serves as a catalyst for advocacy, awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.

For more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, contact Danni Newbury, Coordinator, at 908-527-4742 or [email protected] or visit ucnj.org/LGBTQ.

Nov
3
Sun
2019
Crafts and Drafts at Beach Haus Brewery @ Beach Haus Brewery
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crafts and Drafts at Beach Haus Brewery @ Beach Haus Brewery | Belmar | New Jersey | United States

Marketspace returns to Beach Haus Brewing for Crafts and Drafts on November 3, 2019. This indoor pop-up market features 17 local artisans.

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing @ Jersey Girl Brewing
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing @ Jersey Girl Brewing | Hackettstown | New Jersey | United States

Marketspace returns to Jersey Girl Brewing for Crafts and Drafts on November 9, 2019. This pop-up handmade market features 16 local artisans inside of the brewery warehouse.

Please note: There will not be food trucks on-site for this event. Jersey Girl highly recommends a number of local restaurants for take-out or delivery. You are also welcome to bring your own food into the brewery. Free admission and children are warmly welcomed! Vendors are welcome to sample the brew.

Address: 426 Sand Shore Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum @ The Red Mill Museum
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum @ The Red Mill Museum | Clinton | New Jersey | United States

Marketspace Vendor Events joins The Red Mill Museum Village’s 10th annual Festival of Trees and Dicken’s Days to bring you the Winter Village at The Red Mill.

This three-day German-style outdoor, tented and heated, winter craft market in the heart of Clinton, New Jersey features over 40 local craft artisans, vintage peddlers, and food trucks.

The Red Mill Museum Village’s annual Festival of Trees is comprised of a decorated tree and wreath silent auction fundraiser benefiting the museum’s preservation. Guests are invited to tour 12 historic buildings on the beautifully decorated grounds of the museum while enjoying performances by Clinton’s ‘Dickens Days’ theatrical carolers.

A general admission fee of $10 (free to museum members, active Military and children ages 6 and under) will be retained by the museum for guests entering the festival and winter village. Food trucks will be available on-site. This event is family-friendly.

After visiting our German-style holiday market, step back into the Victorian era in Downtown Clinton as you visit with Father Christmas, role play with Charles Dickens and Scrooge, and board a horse-drawn carriage for a tour of the town. The tree lighting is a show stopper you don’t want to miss. Make a day of it in Clinton, NJ!

The Red Mill is the most photographed location in the state of New Jersey! Please feel free to bring your camera and take photographs.

Address: 56 Main St, Clinton, New Jersey 08809

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum @ The Red Mill Museum
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum @ The Red Mill Museum | Clinton | New Jersey | United States

Marketspace Vendor Events joins The Red Mill Museum Village’s 10th annual Festival of Trees and Dicken’s Days to bring you the Winter Village at The Red Mill.

This three-day German-style outdoor, tented and heated, winter craft market in the heart of Clinton, New Jersey features over 40 local craft artisans, vintage peddlers, and food trucks.

The Red Mill Museum Village’s annual Festival of Trees is comprised of a decorated tree and wreath silent auction fundraiser benefiting the museum’s preservation. Guests are invited to tour 12 historic buildings on the beautifully decorated grounds of the museum while enjoying performances by Clinton’s ‘Dickens Days’ theatrical carolers.

A general admission fee of $10 (free to museum members, active Military and children ages 6 and under) will be retained by the museum for guests entering the festival and winter village. Food trucks will be available on-site. This event is family-friendly.

After visiting our German-style holiday market, step back into the Victorian era in Downtown Clinton as you visit with Father Christmas, role play with Charles Dickens and Scrooge, and board a horse-drawn carriage for a tour of the town. The tree lighting is a show stopper you don’t want to miss. Make a day of it in Clinton, NJ!

The Red Mill is the most photographed location in the state of New Jersey! Please feel free to bring your camera and take photographs.

Address: 56 Main St, Clinton, New Jersey 08809

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum @ The Red Mill Museum
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum @ The Red Mill Museum | Clinton | New Jersey | United States

Marketspace Vendor Events joins The Red Mill Museum Village’s 10th annual Festival of Trees and Dicken’s Days to bring you the Winter Village at The Red Mill.

This three-day German-style outdoor, tented and heated, winter craft market in the heart of Clinton, New Jersey features over 40 local craft artisans, vintage peddlers, and food trucks.

The Red Mill Museum Village’s annual Festival of Trees is comprised of a decorated tree and wreath silent auction fundraiser benefiting the museum’s preservation. Guests are invited to tour 12 historic buildings on the beautifully decorated grounds of the museum while enjoying performances by Clinton’s ‘Dickens Days’ theatrical carolers.

A general admission fee of $10 (free to museum members, active Military and children ages 6 and under) will be retained by the museum for guests entering the festival and winter village. Food trucks will be available on-site. This event is family-friendly.

After visiting our German-style holiday market, step back into the Victorian era in Downtown Clinton as you visit with Father Christmas, role play with Charles Dickens and Scrooge, and board a horse-drawn carriage for a tour of the town. The tree lighting is a show stopper you don’t want to miss. Make a day of it in Clinton, NJ!

The Red Mill is the most photographed location in the state of New Jersey! Please feel free to bring your camera and take photographs.

Address: 56 Main St, Clinton, New Jersey 08809