Cranford Calendar

May
27
Mon
2019
Cranford Memorial Day Parade 2019 @ Cranford Community Center
May 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Cranford Memorial Day Parade 2019 @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

In the spirit of the National Memorial Day Program, the Cranford Memorial Day Committee will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, 2019. Members of the Governing body of Garwood will participate in the parade and all residents are encouraged to attend.

The parade will assemble at 8:30 a.m. at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey. Marching will start at 9 a.m. The parade will finish with services at approximately 10 a.m. at Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue. In case of inclement weather, services only will be held at the Community Center.

St. Michael Church Memorial Day Parish Picnic @ St. Michael Church
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

St. Michael Church will host its third annual Memorial Day Parish Picnic, Monday, May 27, 12:00-3:00 p.m. following the township memorial service. The picnic will take place alongside the church on Miln Street. There will be food, music, games, crafts, and fun for all ages!

There will also be a collection for Operation Chillout at the picnic.

May
29
Wed
2019
FREE LUNCHTIME LECTURE AT WESTFIELD AREA Y: LATEST THERAPIES FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE @ The Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom
May 29 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
FREE LUNCHTIME LECTURE AT WESTFIELD AREA Y: LATEST THERAPIES FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE @ The Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom  | Berkeley Heights | New Jersey | United States

The Westfield Area YMCA hosts Dr. Antonios Mammis, Functional Neurosurgeon at University Hospital Newark and Dr. Erin Feinstein, Movement Disorder Specialist at University Hospital Newark for a free lunchtime lecture 12:30-2:00PM on Wednesday, 5/29. Learn about the latest therapies for Parkinson’s Disease. Topics include medication management, diet/exercise, and surgical options. Refreshments will be served.  Y members and the community are invited, please register by 5/24.

Jean White, Westfield Area YMCA Health & Wellness Director, will also be available to discuss the “Delay the Disease: Exercise to Fight Parkinson’s Symptoms” class offered at the Y. Research has shown that physical exercise has measurable benefits for those living with Parkinson’s. This unique program, led by Y trainers with specialized certification, incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, and cardiovascular exercises to help soothe tremors, improve posture, smooth steps and increase overall well-being.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  Learn more about Westfield Area YMCA programs at www.westfieldynj.org.

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
May 29 @ 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.

May
30
Thu
2019
Entrepreneurship 101 @ UCEDC
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneurship 101 @ 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.

At one time or another, almost everyone has had the idea of starting their own business. What separates the successful businesses from the ones that crash and burn is the work done to realistically determine if the business will succeed. The excitement that comes with entrepreneurship needs to be tempered by due diligence before you move forward in your venture.

This six-week course will help guide you through the early stages of the entrepreneurial process and give you the best chance to turn your business idea into a success.

Farm Yoga Event: A Yoga Practice in the Fields at Dreyer Farms @ Dreyer Farms
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Farm Yoga Event: A Yoga Practice in the Fields at Dreyer Farms @ Dreyer Farms | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Farm Yoga Event: A Yoga Practice in the Fields at Dreyer Farms
with Gina Pachkowski
Thursday, May 30th – 6:30-8:30 pm

Join Alluem Yoga at Dreyer Farms for an evening of yoga and farm fresh food to get you grounded and back to the earth! Breathe the fresh air in a yoga class with Gina, then enjoy a taste from the delicious Dreyer Farms! There will be a light bite to eat, some sweet treats, and juice samples with Fresh Press Juice Co.!! All are welcome! Register here to save your spot!
Pay at the farm (831 Springfield Ave, Cranford) upon arrival – $25 per person – cash or check.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Oceanic Global.
Learn more at the event or visit:
www.oceanic.global/jake-price/
Bring your own mat & blanket/towel to place under your mat. We’ll be in the dirt, but don’t worry…you’ll also be receiving free soap samples from Forevergreen so you can clean yourself up later!

Jun
5
Wed
2019
Yoga on the Green @ Shackamaxon Country Club
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga on the Green @ Shackamaxon Country Club | Scotch Plains | New Jersey | United States

Yoga on the Green 
with Gina Pachkowski
​Saturday, June 5th – 6:00-7:00pm

Come support the Westfield High School Girls Ice Hockey Team!
​Please join us for our third annual Yoga on the Green at Shackamaxon Country Club!  
All levels welcome to this course side class with Gina Caruso Pachkowski! Overlook the rolling greens under the big blue sky!  Visit the Westfield High School Girls Ice Hockey team website to purchase tickets, event-related tank tops, money-saving packages, and an optional poolside dinner following Yoga. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $30, but we are encouraging everyone to buy their tickets in advance. We expect to sell out! All ages welcome. Dinner registration will be unavailable after 9 pm on May 20th. Online yoga registration will be unavailable after 9 pm on June 4th.  In person registration for yoga only will still be available at the event on Wednesday. (100 Tillinghast Turn, Scotch Plains) Bring a mat!
 *Rain date June 6th
Te Register, visit:
www.westfieldhighschoolgirlsicehockey.com

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Jun 5 @ 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.

Jun
6
Thu
2019
Entrepreneurship 101 @ UCEDC
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneurship 101 @ 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.

At one time or another, almost everyone has had the idea of starting their own business. What separates the successful businesses from the ones that crash and burn is the work done to realistically determine if the business will succeed. The excitement that comes with entrepreneurship needs to be tempered by due diligence before you move forward in your venture.

This six-week course will help guide you through the early stages of the entrepreneurial process and give you the best chance to turn your business idea into a success.

Jun
7
Fri
2019
YMCA ACHIEVERS 21st ANNUAL BANQUET JUNE 7 @ The Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
YMCA ACHIEVERS 21st ANNUAL BANQUET JUNE 7 @ The Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom  | Berkeley Heights | New Jersey | United States

The Westfield Area YMCA, in collaboration with the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and Plainfield YMCA will host the 21st Annual Achievers Banquet on Friday, June 7, from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at The Westwood, 438 North Avenue in Garwood.  The evening will include a cocktail hour with live musical performances by students; dinner and dancing; an art auction and tricky tray.  The tricky tray features over 20 items including offerings from Lord & Taylor, Plainfield Symphony, Kidoolo, Somerset Patriots and NY Broadway Tours.  At the banquet, graduating high school seniors, Achievers alumni and Connell Company scholarship recipients will be recognized with certificates distributed by Assemblywoman Linda Carter.

This year’s event features speakers and artists:

Keynote Speaker, Tobias Truvillion, is best known as an actor on In Contempt and Empire.  He is also a film producer, philanthropist, inner-city youth mentor, advocate, and arts instructor.

Banquet Guest Artist, John Stanisci, is a Marvel/DC Comic illustrator who will auction his work to benefit the Achievers program.  John has been a professional illustrator for over 18 years working for all the major comic book publishers drawing characters such as Spider Man, Batman, Catwoman, Superman, and The Hulk.

Positive Peer Pressure Speaker, Dean A. Scott, is co-founder of Cocoa Mocha Kids, an online social media resource page that reviews products for children of color. Ten-year-old Dean and mom Tasha are also the creators of The Mia London “Perfectly Perfect Pajama” Collection, the first pajama collection for children of color.

Proceeds of the 21st Annual Banquet will benefit the Achievers Program. To attend or support, please visit www.westfieldynj.org/programs/leadership-development/ or the Westfield Area YMCA Welcome Center at 220 Clark Street in Westfield.  Ad Journal or vendor table submissions are due by May 31st.  Individual or table tickets must be purchased by June 3rd.

The Westfield Area YMCA Achievers began 21 years ago as part of a national program focusing on college readiness, career development, leadership, life skills and mentoring for diverse high school students from Union County. The goal is to raise the academic standards of young people, expose students to diverse career options and inspire them to reach their goals. Achievers also participate in community service activities, celebrate their history, culture and traditions, receive college prep tutoring and essay assistance. This program is available at little or no cost to participants.

For inquiries about the banquet or how to otherwise support these leaders of tomorrow, please contact Janice A. Carthens at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x227,[email protected] or Nadya Lawrence at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x280,[email protected].