Cranford Calendar

15th Annual Arbor Day @ Aldene Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm

The Borough of Roselle Park will hold its 15th Annual Arbor Day celebration, with the donation of a Flowering Dogwood tree to provide shade and beauty to the school for years to come.  Mayor Sig, the Borough Council, Principal Mrs. Scully, School Superintendent Pedro Garrido along with the students from the Aldene Elementary School will celebrate and plant the tree with a short ceremony on Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m.

To further celebrate Arbor Day, 100 Seedlings, obtained by the Borough through the New Jersey Forest Service’s Community Forestry Program, will be distributed to students at the closing of the ceremony.

A Mayoral Proclamation will be presented to the Department of Public Works in honor of the occasion.

Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invites everyone to join in on this celebration of the beauty of nature.

To participate, sponsor, or for more information, please call the Casano Community Center Director Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.

Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Westfield Area YMCA is hosting Pocketbook Bingo on Friday, April 26 from 7:00-9:30 pm at Holy Trinity Parish Center, 512 Westfield Avenue in Westfield.  The community is welcome to enjoy a great evening out and chances to go home with designer pocketbooks all for a good cause!  Only adults ages 18+ will be admitted.  A contribution of $35 benefits the Y’s direct financial assistance program and includes 10 games of Bingo, a door prize ticket, dessert, and coffee. Participants can bring their own hors d’oeuvres and BYOB. Pocketbooks include Michael Kors, Coach and Kate Spade. There will be a raffle for an MZ Wallace Soho Tote and a 50/50 raffle. Extra games and daubers will be available.

The Westfield Area YMCA Annual Support Campaign ensures that no one experiencing a bona fide financial hardship that lives or works in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside is turned away for inability to pay.  The majority of awards enable participation in the Y’s early learning, school age and summer day camp programs.

This event sold out last year! Register in advance at the Welcome Center located at the Main Y facility, 220 Clark Street or online at — click “Register Online,” and search “pocketbook.” Please contact Bonnie Cohen, [email protected] or call (908) 301-9622 with any questions.


Pictured: BINGO! Participants enjoy last year’s sold out Pocketbook Bingo event benefiting the Westfield Area YMCA’s financial assistance program.

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Thanks to the support of our generous donors, the Westfield Area YMCA provides nearly $400,000 in financial assistance to people in need who live or work in our service area each year. The majority of awards are provided for child care and day camp services. Please give for a better us.

Roselle Bank’s 1st Time Homebuyer Workshop @ Roselle Bank
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Roselle Bisare hosting a 1st time homebuyer event in their Cranford branch.

Cranford Spring Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cranford Spring Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us in Downtown Cranford for our annual Fall Street Fair, sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce. Festivities include:  Vendors, Music, Food, Children’s Activities. Fun for the whole family! Free Parking.

Annual Cut a Thon for Cranford Family Care and Project Home @ THE MANE EVENT SALON
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Annual Cut a Thon for Charity!!!
Sunday, April 28 at 12 noon
Walk-ins Welcome
All proceeds go directly to Cranford Family Care and Project Home
18.00 wash and cut at

The Mane Event
107 N. Union Ave 

SMS’s Pre-Cinco de Mayo Dine Out @ River and Rail Cantina
May 2 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
SMS's Pre-Cinco de Mayo Dine Out @ River and Rail Cantina | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us for a Pre-Cinco de Mayo Dine Out at The River and Rail Cantina! Please present flyer to your server to ensure a portion of your food bill will be donated back to SMS!


Introduction to Entrepreneurship @ UCEDC
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Introduction to Entrepreneurship @ UCEDC | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.

This class is a high-level overview of topics covered in Entrepreneurship 101. We’ll guide you through the assessment process and introduce you to the tools you’ll need to start and grow your business. You’ll be better prepared to:

• Determine if you have the traits necessary to be a business owner
• Identify your strengths and weaknesses and how they fit with business ownership
• Assess the feasibility of your business idea within your targeted market
• Conduct market research, business planning, and financial projections

Collegiate League of Legends Esports Combine @ Union County College
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Collegiate League of Legends Esports Combine @ Union County College | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

We’re looking to help 20 of the best League of Legends High School gamers in New Jersey get recruited by colleges after graduation.

This event will take 20 applicants from across NJ and place them into 4 teams. On Saturday, May 4th, these teams will face off in a bracket while coached by the current Union Owls team. At the event, you’ll be playing live on stream, participating in interviews, and you’ll also receive a professional Esports headshot. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with the coaching staff of the Union Owls to learn more about what collegiate esports looks like. All of this will take place in the official Union Owls training space at Union County College in Cranford, NJ.

If you are a high schooler looking to compete in collegiate League of Legends, this is your perfect starting point to getting recruited.

To apply, or for more information, visit

Brookside PTA 5K @ Brookside Place School
May 5 @ 9:00 am
Brookside PTA 5K @ Brookside Place School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Please join us for the 2019 Brookside PTA 5K on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Brookside Place School to promote an active healthy lifestyle.

Victorian Hat Box Tea Fundraiser @ Cranford Historical Society, Hanson House
May 5 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Cranford Historical Society Presents Our Third “Victorian Hat Box Tea” Fundraiser
Featuring Guest Speaker: Gail Alterman/Costume Curator

Hats and Victorian dress are optional. Enjoy an afternoon of fun, laughter, and good company while enjoying a Spot of Tea, Tea Sandwiches and Dessert.

Two Hat Boxes filled with items and a Victorian Floral Chandelier will be raffled off as well as a 50/50 raffle and a Door Prize.

RSVP by April 13, 2019, as seating is limited to only 24. Along with your RSVP, please submit a donation of $25 (per person). Checks to be payable to the Cranford Historical Society.

Proceeds to benefit the Hanson House, Crane-Phillips House Museum grounds as well as the Society’s High School History Award fund.

Our featured talk – “To Tell The Truth – Historic Costume on the Screen,” by Costume Curator Gail Alterman, will focus on those costume dramas we all know and love. Gail will discuss historical dress and how it is used in select television shows. She will compare and contrast their accuracy and how well they play to character. Shows may include Poldark, Outlander, Victoria, Mrs. Maisel, and The Crown.

If you have a favorite show that you would like included, please comment on our Facebook page and it may be added to the discussion: