Cranford Calendar

Sep
19
Thu
2019
Adult Beginner String Instrument Lessons @ Westfield Area Y
Sep 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Adult Beginner String Instrument Lessons @ Westfield Area Y | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

Warren Cohen, Artistic Director of the NJ Intergenerational Orchestra, will teach the basics of learning how to play a violin or cello including the proper technique for holding the instrument and producing good tone. Knowing how to read music is not required, and an instrument is provided to each participant. The class will meet for eight Thursdays beginning September 19 from 12:30 to 2:00PM.  This program is available to the community.  There is a maximum class size of 10 students.  Register by 9/16.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Saint Michael’s Youth Ministry Program Fall Flower Sale @ St. Michael's School
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saint Michael's Youth Ministry Program Fall Flower Sale @ St. Michael's School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Giant Mums. Potted Mums. Hanging Mums. And More! All funds benefit the program.

Cranford Community Paint Out 2019
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cranford Community Paint Out 2019 @ Cranford | New Jersey | United States

It is that time again! Registration is open for September 21st 2019!! We look forward painting with you!

Sep
22
Sun
2019
Saint Michael’s Youth Ministry Program Fall Flower Sale @ St. Michael's School
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saint Michael's Youth Ministry Program Fall Flower Sale @ St. Michael's School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Giant Mums. Potted Mums. Hanging Mums. And More! All funds benefit the program.

Schmitts’ Quest for the Cure 6th Annual 5k @ Nomahegan Park
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am
Schmitts’ Quest for the Cure 6th Annual 5k @ Nomahegan Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Cure Diabetes 5K at Nomahegan Park is held annually to rally support to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, a disease that impacts many people in our communities. Through the growing number of race participants and the generosity of many of our event sponsors and volunteers, we are proud of our partnership and commitment to JDRF.org, the beneficiary of this event.

The Cranford Cure Diabetes 5K is a USATF Sanctioned Event run on a certified course through Nomahegan Park and is part of the USATF-NJ Grand Prix Series.

Race day tee-shirts and goodie-bags will be given to participants during registration that opens at 7:30am (while supplies last). Post-race refreshments will be available and awards given across many categories including: Top 3 Male and Female overall; Top 3 Male and Female Cranford Residents; Top 3 Male and Female Runners with Type 1 Diabetes along with top 3 teams and numerous age group categories.

To show our appreciation, every participant who wears a TUTU will receive a special prize.

30th Annual Westfield FestiFall @ Downtown Westfield
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
30th Annual Westfield FestiFall @ Downtown Westfield
Join us on Sunday, September 22nd for our 30th Annual FestiFall Street Fair. There will be an outdoor marketplace, Kidzone with rides, games & activities, fantastic festival food and so much more!
There is still space available for chamber members at a greatly reduced rate.
Pooch Plunge @ Centennial Ave. Pool
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:15 pm
Pooch Plunge @ Centennial Ave. Pool | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

No human swimming. Dogs Only!

Music at the Clock @ Downtown Cranford
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Music at the Clock @ Downtown Cranford

Join us downtown on September 22 from 1-4PM and rock out at the clock! Local bands Alden Street Band and The Lovehandles will be performing that Sunday.

Sep
24
Tue
2019
Union County to Hold Second Annual Pulaski Day Flag @ Union County Court House
Sep 24 @ 4:30 pm
Union County to Hold Second Annual Pulaski Day Flag @ Union County Court House | Elizabeth | New Jersey | United States

The Union County Freeholder Board is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Pulaski Day Flag Raising on Tuesday, September 24, at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Union County Court House, located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth. The event is free and all residents are invited to attend.

The event is being co-sponsored by the General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee of St. Theresa from Linden.

“Union County is home to many Polish-Americans,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The Freeholder Board is proud to acknowledge the contributions of this very active and hard-working community to our county over the years, by flying the Polish Flag over the County Seat.”

The Polish-American Community will be celebrating what has come to be known as “Pulaski Day” throughout late September and early October. With various celebrations in several municipalities, the festivities culminate in a parade down 5th Avenue in Manhattan. The Pulaski Day parade one of the oldest ethnic parades in New York.

“Our County is made stronger by its diversity and inclusion,” said Freeholder Christopher Hudak. “I invite all residents from the County of Union to attend the Union County Pulaski Flag Raising. As a Freeholder of Polish descent, I am especially proud of the accomplishments of the Polish-American community across the country and especially within Union County.”

The flag-raising will include refreshments and food.

The event is being coordinated through the County’s Office of Community Engagement and Diversity. For more information please contact the Office Coordinator Nathalie Hernandez at [email protected] or 908-527-4880.

 

Sep
25
Wed
2019
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Sep 25 @ 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.

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Cranford Jaycees September Blood Drive @ Cranford Community Center
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Cranford Jaycees September Blood Drive @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

To schedule an appointment: tinyurl.com/GiveBloodNJBS. Sponsor Code: 16077.

16 year olds must have NJBS Parental Consent signed. Remember to eat, drink and bring ID!

Oct
2
Wed
2019
Day Trip to NYC High Line @ Westfield Area Y
Oct 2 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
Day Trip to NYC High Line @ Westfield Area Y | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

This trip includes round trip bus transportation and a guided tour with lunch “on your own.”  The bus leaves the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA parking lot at 8:45AM and returns at 4:00PM. Available to the community. Register by 9/30.

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Oct 2 @ 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.

Oct
6
Sun
2019
Peacemaking Sunday! @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford 
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Peacemaking Sunday! @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford  | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

First Presbyterian Church of Cranford is proud to announce that the Rev. Liz Alexander has accepted their invitation to preach on Peacemaking and World Communion Sunday on October 6, 2019.  Rev. Alexander needs no introduction to long time First Presbyterian Church members and friends.  A Cranford native, Liz served as Interim Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Cranford from January 2014 to June 2016.  Rev. Alexander’s last call was as Interim Pastor at the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church in Edison, NJ. Since retiring in the spring of 2019, Liz has been putting additional energy into advocacy work, particularly in the areas of criminal justice reform and peacebuilding.

VFW Post 335 Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month @ VFW Post 335
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
VFW Post 335 Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month @ VFW Post 335 | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Come color a breast cancer coloring page to raise awareness. Pencils will be provided.

Oct
7
Mon
2019
Kilkenny House Golf Outing @ Shackamaxon Country Club
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am
Kilkenny House Golf Outing @ Shackamaxon Country Club | Scotch Plains | New Jersey | United States

Includes: Breakfast, golf, hot dog on turn, course refreshments, prizes, lunch/refreshments/awards at Kikenny House after golf. Scramble format – Sponsorships available. Portion of proceeds to benefit local charities.

Oct
9
Wed
2019
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Oct 9 @ 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.

Oct
11
Fri
2019
LOL Comedy Event @ Kenilworth VFW
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm
LOL Comedy Event @ Kenilworth VFW | Kenilworth | New Jersey | United States
Please support one of our own by purchasing tickets to a Comedy show at the Kenilworth VFW on Friday, October 11th to raise funds for Art Bilenker, who in addition to being a long time Cranford dentist was also a true highlight of the Jaycee’s Firecracker 4 miler each year where as a Jaycee, he served as the host and emcee at the end of the race, celebrating the winners, handing out prizes, and entertaining all the runners and their supporters with trivia games and all-around goofiness.

On July 4th, 2017, on his way to the race, Art suffered a catastrophic injury when he got out to inspect the generator in his pickup truck and the truck rolled over him, paralyzing him from the neck down. As you can imagine, he and his family have had to endure a great deal since then, and members of the Jaycees, along with two veterans organizations, Project Help and Vet Rest are doing what we can to offset some of the financial burden placed upon the Bilenker family.

The flier provides information on how to purchase tickets online, but I am also available if you’d like to purchase them locally and can be reached at 908-787-2085 or [email protected] If you order two, I’ll even drop them off at your house. For those of you know and love Cranford like I do, this is what our community is all about. Thank you for your support!

 

Oct
12
Sat
2019
OctoberFest Bar Crawl @ Cranford
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OctoberFest Bar Crawl @ Cranford

New Bar Added! New Drink Specials! New Food Specials!

3pm – 5pm: Kilkenny House
4pm – 6pm: Thirsty Turtle
5pm – 7pm: Cranford Hotel
6pm – 8pm: Bar Americana
7pm – 9pm: Riverside Inn (“The Dive”)
8pm – 10pm: River & Rail

Stop by Urban Burger and Puff & Stuff anytime for a special discount the day of the crawl!

Oct
16
Wed
2019
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 16 all-day
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford

It’s back, the biggest downtown event of the year! The 12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll will take place Oct. 16 – 31, with the Night Stroll scheduled for Oct. 18. If you’d like to register for the event, please click here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nlqmyscab&oeidk=a07egiuifc9904581a9. Registration is free and open to local residents, as well as Cranford organizations, businesses, and schools.

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