Cranford Calendar

Nov
23
Sat
2019
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church | New Jersey | United States

Every Saturday and Sunday till December 15 or until they run out. Home delivery is available via email requests to [email protected]

Cranford Elks Lodge #2006 Shop n Sip @ Cranford Elks Lodge
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cranford Elks Lodge #2006 Shop n Sip @ Cranford Elks Lodge | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Get some holiday shopping done on November 23 at the Cranford Elks Shop and Sip from 12:00-5:00. There will be over 20 vendors and free admission.

American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker @ Union County Performing Arts
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm
American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker @ Union County Performing Arts | Rahway | New Jersey | United States

American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, thrilling choreography and a cast of more than 100. A holiday tradition for more than 50 years (1964), American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker is one of the longest, continuously running Nutcracker productions in the nation. ARB’s professional company will be joined by select students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the story of a young girl named Clara and how a mysterious gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes.

Nov
24
Sun
2019
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church | New Jersey | United States

Every Saturday and Sunday till December 15 or until they run out. Home delivery is available via email requests to [email protected]

American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker @ Union County Performing Arts
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm
American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker @ Union County Performing Arts | Rahway | New Jersey | United States

American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, thrilling choreography and a cast of more than 100. A holiday tradition for more than 50 years (1964), American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker is one of the longest, continuously running Nutcracker productions in the nation. ARB’s professional company will be joined by select students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the story of a young girl named Clara and how a mysterious gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes.

A Special Thanksgiving Program for Children Ages 4-7 @ The Crane's Philip House
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm
A Special Thanksgiving Program for Children Ages 4-7 @ The Crane's Philip House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Children will listen to stories and make a wreath to bring home. Cookies and juice will be served. The program is free and all are welcome. Please rsvp to 908.276.8062.

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Track Friday @ Ray White Track
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am
Track Friday @ Ray White Track

On the day after Thanksgiving, join fellow Cranford residents, family and friends on the Ray White Track at Memorial Field for Track Friday 2019.

Track Friday is held on the day after Thanksgiving, a day commonly known for mega sales and commercialism. Participants are encouraged to redirect some of their Black Friday dollar s to charitable causes, while also spending time with their community and burning off some Thanksgiving calories.

There is no registration fee to participate for Track Friday; all members of the community are invited. Instead, we encourage everyone to make a donation of any amount to a charity of their choice through our MightyCause team page.

Please support a charity listed on our Leaderboard, or add your own campaign by clicking “Join Team” below.

This year, the Jaycees have added The Valerie Fund to the Team Leaderboard. The Valerie Fund is a New Jersey-based 501(c)(3) that has provided tremendous support to families in our community affected by pediatric cancer.  Please consider a donation to The Valerie Fund or any of the charities on the Leaderboard.

See you at the Ray White Track on November 29th at 11 AM!

Santa Arrives to Light the Cranford Christmas Tree @ Gazebo
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm
Santa Arrives to Light the Cranford Christmas Tree @ Gazebo | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Morning Events:
11:00 a.m. Daisies Tree Decorating
11:30 a.m. Brownies Tree Decorating
12:00 p.m. Jr. & Sr. Cadets Tree Decorating
1:00 p.m. Tree will be ready for display
Hot Chocolate provided by Cranford Jaycees

Evening Events:
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Celebration Singers
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cranford Madrigal &; Brass Ensemble
6:00 p.m. – Santa Arrives to light the Christmas Tree
6:00 p.m. to last child – Photos with Santa
Santa leaves for the North Pole.
Hot Chocolate provided by Cranford Jaycees

Nov
30
Sat
2019
The Celebration Singers and Breakfast with Santa @ Applebee's
Nov 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
The Celebration Singers and Breakfast with Santa @ Applebee's | Clark | New Jersey | United States

Join The Celebration Singers and have Breakfast with Santa, a flapjack fundraiser, on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 8 – 10 a.m. at the Applebee’s in Clark. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on The Celebration Singers website. This fundraiser helps the 501c3 choir sustain its ability to contribute to the cultural life of the community through music.

For more information, follow them at www.facebook.com/CelebrationSingers or contact them at celebrationsingersnewjersey@gmail.com or 908-552-4656.

Funding for the Celebration Singers is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council for the Arts, Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church | New Jersey | United States

Every Saturday and Sunday till December 15 or until they run out. Home delivery is available via email requests to [email protected]

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church | New Jersey | United States

Every Saturday and Sunday till December 15 or until they run out. Home delivery is available via email requests to [email protected]

Dec
3
Tue
2019
“Holiday Floral Demonstration” featuring floral designer Kerry Patel @ Cranford Community Center
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm
"Holiday Floral Demonstration" featuring floral designer Kerry Patel @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center for a Holiday Floral Demonstration featuring floral designer, Kerry Patel.  Kerry will be demonstrating holiday tablescape and wreath ideas that are easy to replicate for your own holiday party. From a sophisticated focal centerpiece to small accent florals, Kerry will talk about how to dress up your home and dining table with seasonal fresh florals.  At the end of the evening, participants will have a chance to win the beautiful arrangements made during the event.  As we enter the holiday season, come learn new ways to decorate in this fun, educational demonstration!
 
Kerry is the owner of Kerry Patel Designs, a fine art floral design and styling studio based in Madison, designing romantic, evocative florals and tablescapes for small, intimate weddings and events. Her designs evoke emotion through their lush blooms and textured elements taking one on a visual and sensorial journey with each design. 
 
The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  A suggested donation of $5.00 will be collected at the door.  No registration is required, but seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  This presentation is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy.  To learn more please visit our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com or like us on Facebook. 
Dec
6
Fri
2019
Borough of Roselle Park Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Borough of Roselle Park Proudly Presents

Santa’s Parade of Lights &

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invite you to celebrate the magic of the season with Santa’s Parade of Lights and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Gala on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Yes, the Parade is back! Residents, groups, and organizations are welcome to participate in the parade by decorating their vehicles with holiday lights and ornaments. The vehicle parade assembly will begin 5:30 p.m. at the Sherman Elementary School located at 375 East Grant Avenue. The Parade will depart from the school at 6:00 p.m. on East Grant Avenue to Michael Mauri Gazebo Park followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting and performances.

Beginning at 5:00 p.m. come out and bring your Holiday spirit to enjoy fun-filled family activities at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park located at the corner of Chestnut Street and Grant Avenue in Roselle Park. Activities include an ice skating rink, pony ride, a family photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, performances by the students of the Roselle Park School District, and live entertainment. Children can enjoy free activities; refreshments and a special holiday treat, compliments of the Roselle Park Local PBA 27 (while supplies last).

To participate in Santa’s Parade of Lights or for more information, please call Casano Center Director, Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.

The Roselle Park community wishes to thank: Roselle Park Local PBA 27, the Casano Community Center, DPW, RP Fire Department, RP Police Department, Union County EMS, and Roselle Park Dunkin Donuts for their support and donations.

Santa’s Parade of Lights @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Borough of Roselle Park Proudly Presents

Santa’s Parade of Lights &

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invite you to celebrate the magic of the season with Santa’s Parade of Lights and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Gala on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Yes, the Parade is back! Residents, groups, and organizations are welcome to participate in the parade by decorating their vehicles with holiday lights and ornaments. The vehicle parade assembly will begin 5:30 p.m. at the Sherman Elementary School located at 375 East Grant Avenue. The Parade will depart from the school at 6:00 p.m. on East Grant Avenue to Michael Mauri Gazebo Park followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting and performances.

Beginning at 5:00 p.m. come out and bring your Holiday spirit to enjoy fun-filled family activities at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park located at the corner of Chestnut Street and Grant Avenue in Roselle Park. Activities include an ice skating rink, pony ride, a family photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, performances by the students of the Roselle Park School District, and live entertainment. Children can enjoy free activities; refreshments and a special holiday treat, compliments of the Roselle Park Local PBA 27 (while supplies last).

To participate in Santa’s Parade of Lights or for more information, please call Casano Center Director, Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.

The Roselle Park community wishes to thank: Roselle Park Local PBA 27, the Casano Community Center, DPW, RP Fire Department, RP Police Department, Union County EMS, and Roselle Park Dunkin Donuts for their support and donations.

 

Celebrate the Season with The Celebration Singers @ St. Michael's Church
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm
Celebrate the Season with The Celebration Singers @ St. Michael's Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

For 81 years The Celebration Singers have been entertaining the greater Union County community and audiences across the globe during international tours. Join them on December 6 and 7, 2019 at 8 PM for a winter concert celebrating the songs of the season.

Comprised of over 100 singers ranging in age from 9-90, this community choir’s commitment to artistic excellence and its engaging and dynamic style provides its diverse singers and audiences with a compelling musical experience. Over the years, the choir membership has included families of all generations. Several current members of the Adult Choir were previous Children’s Choir members and singers in the Youth Choirs include children of Adult singers. It’s a multi-generational community, which enhances the breadth of genres and cultures from which they draw upon in their programs.

“It’s a unique opportunity to direct a group of singers ranging in age and ability who all come together once a week for two hours dedicated to creating beautiful music. For some, it’s the only time in their busy lives when they can express themselves through art – it’s a beautiful and truly meaningful opportunity.” Said Joe Elefante, Artistic Director of The Celebration Singers.

Tickets for their winter concert “Let the Light Shine” are $20 for adults and $15 for children and seniors. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.celebration-singers.org or at the box office located at St. Michael’s Church located at 40 Alden Street, Cranford, NJ 07016.

For more information, follow them at www.facebook.com/CelebrationSingers or contact them at celebrationsingersnewjersey@gmail.com or 908-552-4656.

Funding for the Celebration Singers is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council for the Arts, Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church | New Jersey | United States

Every Saturday and Sunday till December 15 or until they run out. Home delivery is available via email requests to [email protected]

Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce @ Garlic Rose
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce @ Garlic Rose | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Breakfast with Santa at the Garlic Rose, 28 North Avenue, W. Cranford. For reservations, which are a MUST please call
908-276-5749. Adults $18/Children $12

 

 

Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford Annual Holiday Boutique @ Historic Crane-Phillips House
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford Annual Holiday Boutique @ Historic Crane-Phillips House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

All are welcome to Green Thumb Garden Club’s Annual Holiday Boutique at HISTORIC CRANE-PHILLIPS HOUSE,
December 7th, Saturday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
December 8th , Sunday, 10:00am – 3:00pm

The Club’s long tradition of crafting “Boxwood Trees” (diminutive fresh trees decorated in miniature) have long captured the imagination of boutique attendees. Expertly decorated wreaths will be available to deck the halls and front doors. Green Thumb also offers beautiful fresh arrangements for every size and space in every home. Signature long-lasting fresh green Porch Pots (suitable for outdoors), specialty ornaments, and baked goods will be available as well as miniature arrangements that make for wonderful hostess gifts. The garden club will once again be selling our Landmark Series of noteworthy Cranford buildings and homes. Please join Green Thumb Garden Club members at our new Holiday Boutique Venue (previously Hanson House).

Proceeds from the sale are used to beautify township plantings that are maintained by Green Thumb, as well as the new waterfall in the atrium of the Cranford Community Center.

Green Thumb will take “pre-orders” of the Boxwood Christmas Trees or Porch Pots until Dec 4th. Visit our Facebook page for more details.

Celebrate the Season with The Celebration Singers @ St. Michael's Church
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
Celebrate the Season with The Celebration Singers @ St. Michael's Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

For 81 years The Celebration Singers have been entertaining the greater Union County community and audiences across the globe during international tours. Join them on December 6 and 7, 2019 at 8 PM for a winter concert celebrating the songs of the season.

Comprised of over 100 singers ranging in age from 9-90, this community choir’s commitment to artistic excellence and its engaging and dynamic style provides its diverse singers and audiences with a compelling musical experience. Over the years, the choir membership has included families of all generations. Several current members of the Adult Choir were previous Children’s Choir members and singers in the Youth Choirs include children of Adult singers. It’s a multi-generational community, which enhances the breadth of genres and cultures from which they draw upon in their programs.

“It’s a unique opportunity to direct a group of singers ranging in age and ability who all come together once a week for two hours dedicated to creating beautiful music. For some, it’s the only time in their busy lives when they can express themselves through art – it’s a beautiful and truly meaningful opportunity.” Said Joe Elefante, Artistic Director of The Celebration Singers.

Tickets for their winter concert “Let the Light Shine” are $20 for adults and $15 for children and seniors. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.celebration-singers.org or at the box office located at St. Michael’s Church located at 40 Alden Street, Cranford, NJ 07016.

For more information, follow them at www.facebook.com/CelebrationSingers or contact them at celebrationsingersnewjersey@gmail.com or 908-552-4656.

Funding for the Celebration Singers is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council for the Arts, Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church | New Jersey | United States

Every Saturday and Sunday till December 15 or until they run out. Home delivery is available via email requests to [email protected]