Cranford Calendar

Jan
16
Wed
2019
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Kick Off Party @ The Thirsty Turtle
Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Kick Off Party @ The Thirsty Turtle | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

$15 Members/$20 Future Members. Appetizers/ Cash Bar. RSVP: cranfordareachamber.com or call 908.272.6114.

 

 

Jan
30
Wed
2019
Third Annual Multi Chamber Event (Nine Chambers are included) @ Galloping Hill Caterers
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Third Annual Multi Chamber Event (Nine Chambers are included) @ Galloping Hill Caterers | Union | New Jersey | United States

$40 Members/$50 Non-members/$15 extra at the door. Buffet Dinner/Cash bar. Limited to 250 – Register Early. To register go to CranfordAreaChamber.com.

Feb
11
Mon
2019
St Michael School Dine Out @ Kilkenny House
Feb 11 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
St Michael School Dine Out @ Kilkenny House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Please Join Us at
The Kilkenny House
112 South Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016
Monday, February 11, 2019, From 11:30 am

Closing Please present this flyer to ensure a portion of your food bill will be donated back to
Saint Michael School of Cranford’s 8th Grade Class

Feb
17
Sun
2019
Pancake, Egg & Sausage Breakfast @ Church of the Assumption
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pancake, Egg & Sausage Breakfast @ Church of the Assumption | Roselle Park | New Jersey | United States
Pancake, Egg & Sausage Breakfast
Where:  Church of the Assumption, 113 Chiego Pl., Roselle Park
When:  Sunday, Feb. 17th, 2019,  8am-Noon
$10
Tickets will be sold at all masses on 2/9 & 2/10
You can pay at the door also…
Feb
23
Sat
2019
Blood Drive Honoring Michael Sot sponsored by Garwood KofC @ Church of St Anne
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Blood Drive Honoring Michael Sot sponsored by Garwood KofC @ Church of St Anne | Garwood | New Jersey | United States

The Garwood Knights of Columbus welcome friends and our local communities to donate and help save lives in Honor of Michael Sot. We like to thank Michael’s parents and family for allowing us to Honor Michael.

Michael Thomas Sot was a loving, smart, responsible and always caring son, brother, cousin, nephew, grandson and friend to all who knew him! Michael was a 2017 Arthur L. Johnson HS Honors graduate and lifelong Clark resident. At 20 yo he was a college sophomore at The College of New Jersey majoring in Math. He joined the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Early December 2, 2018, he was a designated driver for an off-campus frat event when tragedy struck. He, three frat brothers, a sorority sister, and another college student were hit by an alleged impaired driver. Two days later, Michael died. During his hospitalization and the other victims care, they needed multiple life-sustaining blood transfusions. Volunteering your blood could help so many like Michael. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Did you know 1 in 7 people entering the hospital need blood? Only 10% of the eligible population donates blood.
When you donate blood, it doesn’t just help people during disasters. From surgery to fighting cancer to giving birth, blood donations are used to save around 12,000 lives a day. A lot of the medical care we take for granted wouldn’t exist without blood donations.

Blood Drive held at St. Anne’s Garwood. Park in the lot and follow signs to Bethlehem Room.

https://vitalant.org

Must be at least 16 years old (16- and 17-year-olds must bring a signed permission form from a parent or guardian
https://www.vitalant.org/Donate/Donor-Eligibility.aspx

Cause 4 Paws Cat Adoption @ Pet Supplies Plus - Garwood NJ
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cause 4 Paws Cat Adoption @ Pet Supplies Plus - Garwood NJ | Garwood | New Jersey | United States

Come join us at Pet Supplies Plus – Garwood NJ to meet your new Furever Friend!

Feb
24
Sun
2019
You Me Trapeze Grand Welcoming @ Renzo Gracie Garwood
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
You Me Trapeze Grand Welcoming @ Renzo Gracie Garwood | Garwood | New Jersey | United States

Celebrating our Grand Welcoming at Renzo Gracie Garwood

Join us Sunday, February 24th 8am-4pm for free classes, chair massages, card readings, giveaways & raffles sponsored by local businesses.

We recommend you reserve your spot for flight classes as space is limited using the link below.

https://tinyurl.com/youmetrapeze

 

Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford

Mark your calendars – Restaurant Week is back! Over 10 downtown restaurants will be participating in Restaurant Week, from Sunday, February 24th – Friday, March 1st with prix fixe dinner menus. Follow us on social media to see the list of participating restaurants, as well as the menus they’re offering. This is a great opportunity to try a new place or revisit some of your favorites.

Feb
25
Mon
2019
Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford

Mark your calendars – Restaurant Week is back! Over 10 downtown restaurants will be participating in Restaurant Week, from Sunday, February 24th – Friday, March 1st with prix fixe dinner menus. Follow us on social media to see the list of participating restaurants, as well as the menus they’re offering. This is a great opportunity to try a new place or revisit some of your favorites.

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford

Mark your calendars – Restaurant Week is back! Over 10 downtown restaurants will be participating in Restaurant Week, from Sunday, February 24th – Friday, March 1st with prix fixe dinner menus. Follow us on social media to see the list of participating restaurants, as well as the menus they’re offering. This is a great opportunity to try a new place or revisit some of your favorites.

Feb
27
Wed
2019
Brian L Lehrer / Luke’s Warriors 2 at the Snow Bowl @ MetLife Stadium
Feb 27 all-day
Brian L Lehrer / Luke’s Warriors 2 at the Snow Bowl @ MetLife Stadium | East Rutherford | New Jersey | United States

I will be competing in the NY Giants Snow Bowl, a flag football tournament at MetLife Stadium that raises money to benefit Special Olympics NJ.

My team, Luke’s Warriors, is playing in honor of Luke Brown, a courageous Cranford kid whose family we share a special bond with.  Myself and more than 30 other local dads have been practicing every Sunday morning ‘on the frozen tundra’ of my old high school field in preparation for my first Snow Bowl on Saturday, March 16th.

Please help support Special Olympics New Jersey by making a donation.

Thanks so much!  Your contribution, big or small, helps 25,000 athletes throughout the state reach their goals.

Special Olympics NJ came to Cranford High School to film one of our practices with the other local team.  WARNING:  It’s awesome and heart-warming.

Donate at https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/1823512

Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford

Mark your calendars – Restaurant Week is back! Over 10 downtown restaurants will be participating in Restaurant Week, from Sunday, February 24th – Friday, March 1st with prix fixe dinner menus. Follow us on social media to see the list of participating restaurants, as well as the menus they’re offering. This is a great opportunity to try a new place or revisit some of your favorites.

Feb
28
Thu
2019
Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford

Mark your calendars – Restaurant Week is back! Over 10 downtown restaurants will be participating in Restaurant Week, from Sunday, February 24th – Friday, March 1st with prix fixe dinner menus. Follow us on social media to see the list of participating restaurants, as well as the menus they’re offering. This is a great opportunity to try a new place or revisit some of your favorites.

Community Meeting on Immigrant Trust @ Union County College, Elizabeth Campus, Kellog Building K-517
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm
Mar
1
Fri
2019
Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Cranford Winter Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford

Mark your calendars – Restaurant Week is back! Over 10 downtown restaurants will be participating in Restaurant Week, from Sunday, February 24th – Friday, March 1st with prix fixe dinner menus. Follow us on social media to see the list of participating restaurants, as well as the menus they’re offering. This is a great opportunity to try a new place or revisit some of your favorites.

Mar
9
Sat
2019
Mushmouth Returns to Crossroads @ Crossroads
Mar 9 @ 7:45 pm
Mushmouth Returns to Crossroads @ Crossroads | Garwood | New Jersey | United States

Come the see the long-awaited return of Mushmouth! Special guests:

Sal Coffaro on drums
Marty Hoff on the sax

Mar
13
Wed
2019
Project Home of Cranford – Ladies Night Out @ The Westwood
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Project Home of Cranford - Ladies Night Out @ The Westwood  | Garwood | New Jersey | United States

Project Home of Cranford Ladies Night Out to benefit Cranford Family Care.

Ticket price $50 per person (which includes sit down dinner, soda, coffee/tea, dessert and wine). Raffles sold separately for baskets and 50/50.

Please register by February 28th. To register, go to www.projecthomeofcranford.org for more information. Payment can be mailed to:
Project Home of Cranford, PO Box 724, Cranford, NJ 07016.

*Please write your check out to “Project Home of Cranford”. Please include your name, email address, phone number and the names of everyone in your party (or who you would like at your table)

Thanks for supporting Project Home of Cranford.

Mar
21
Thu
2019
St Michael School Dine Out @ The Thirsty Turtle
Mar 21 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
St Michael School Dine Out @ The Thirsty Turtle | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Please Join Us at
The Thirsty Turtle

Please present this flyer to ensure a portion of your food bill will be donated back to
Saint Michael School of Cranford’s 8th Grade Class

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Raritan Valley Rail Coalition invites public to presentation on Gateway Project @ Cranford Community Center
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm
Raritan Valley Rail Coalition invites public to presentation on Gateway Project @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Jerry Zaro, the New Jersey Trustee to the Gateway Development Program, will discuss and update the public about the project. NJ Transit officials invited

CRANFORD, NJ—-The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC), a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Rail line, will sponsor a free presentation on the Gateway Project, beginning at 7:00 p.m, Tuesday, March 26th at the Cranford Community Center.

“It cannot be understated: the Gateway Project, and related work, which has been long postponed, comprise the most significant economic impact project in the nation. It is urgent to New Jersey, the northeast, and in fact the entire country, that Federal funding be secured and the project proceeds expeditiously,” said Bruce Bergen, a former Union County Freeholder who is the Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition. “The regional economy would be dealt a catastrophic blow if one of the two existing tunnels, which have seriously deteriorated, fails or is forced to close for a substantial period of time for repairs.”

All are welcome to attend the free event. The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Avenue in Cranford, with onsite parking.

Jerry Zaro, an attorney with Sills, Cummis and Gross P.C. in Newark, serves as Chairman of the Gateway Development Corporation (GDC) and will be the featured speaker. The GDC oversees the Gateway Project, the multibillion-dollar infrastructure initiative to build new rail tunnels under the Hudson River, rehabilitate the already-existing 108-year-old tunnels (which were badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy), build a new Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River, expand New York’s Penn Station, and related projects. It would be the largest current infrastructure project in the United States.

Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp noted: “Reliable train service, including a one-seat ride to New York, is key to the continued revitalization of New Jersey’s urban centers, and the economic well-being of our residents and businesses. Funding must be secured to complete these initiatives, rebuild our roads and bridges and keep our cities moving forward.” Plainfield has two train stations on the Raritan Valley Rail line.

Peter Palmer, former Somerset County Freeholder, and current RVRC Trustee said that commuters continue to suffer from delays and cancelations from an over-burdened and antiquated train system in dire need of upgrades. Somerset County has five train stations along the Raritan Valley Rail line.

“Our residents who rely on train service are being pushed to their limits,” said Palmer. “Further delay in making desperately-needed improvements to train service will damage regional economic development. The Rahway Rail Coalition will continue to advocate as strongly as possible on their behalf.

Bette Jane Kowalski, Chair of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and an RVRC Trustee, is promoting Union County’s efforts on the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition this year as part of the Board’s 2019 initiatives. Union County has eight stations on the Raritan Valley line, including one in Cranford, where Freeholder Kowalski resides.

“We have heard from many residents who have been personally impacted by the delays and cancellations,” said Freeholder Kowalski. “We will continue to make our voices heard for the completion of the Gateway Project and the restoration of the one-seat ride for direct service to New York.”

Hunterdon County Freeholder J. Matthew Holt, an RVRC Trustee, stated: “Both the Gateway Project and restoration of the one-seat ride on the Raritan Valley rail are crucial to the economic vitality of our region. Making these improvements would not only make the commute better, but bring economic benefits to the region—including increased home values, and increased commerce.” There are four train stations along the Raritan Valley rail line in Hunterdon County.

George Ververides, Director of County Planning for Middlesex County, and RVRC Trustee said: “Middlesex County strongly supports the completion of the Gateway Project and the restoration of the one-seat ride on the Raritan Valley Rail line. Transit delays are impacting productivity and the economy. It is also a public safety issue and major quality of life issue as well for residents who commute.”

The Gateway Project improvements are in the heart of the Northeast Corridor, the most heavily used passenger train line in the United States, which accounts for 20 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). It’s estimated that 10 percent of U.S. GDP depends on transit between New York and New Jersey alone.

The Northeast Corridor carries more than 800,000 passengers in 2,000 trains daily across eight states and Washington D.C. A 2016 Amtrak report found that implementation of the full Gateway project could generate $3.87-worth of economic benefits for every $1 spent.

The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, which represents Union, Somerset, Middlesex and Hunterdon Counties, was created nearly two decades ago to campaign for a one-seat ride on the Raritan Valley Line, which has 23,500 passengers daily, making it NJ Transit’s third most-used rail line. While track connectivity existed into New York, Raritan Valley riders always had to get off in Newark and switch trains because their diesel engines were not allowed into the tunnels under the Hudson River.

That changed in 2014 when NJ Transit began using dual-mode locomotives that could switch from diesel to electric power, making it possible to have a direct ride into New York City. NJ Transit introduced limited, one-seat ride service during off-peak hours in January 2015, but then suspended it last year.

The Coalition, which also consists of a Mayors’ Alliance and of County and State officials, can be reached on email at [email protected], is on the web at raritanvalleyrail.com/, on Facebook at facebook.com/raritanvalleyrail/, and Twitter at twitter.com/rvrailcoalition.

Mar
27
Wed
2019
Dr. Daisy Century: Wisdom of Sojourner Truth @ Cranford Community Center
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm
Dr. Daisy Century: Wisdom of Sojourner Truth @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Dr. Daisy Century: Wisdom of Sojourner Truth
Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
Dr. Daisy Century, a historical interpreter, educator, actor, author and singer, brings to life one of the world’s most influential and accomplished women. Escaping the brutality of slavery in 1826, Isabella Baumfree took on the name Sojourner Truth and began her travels as a preacher. Believing the causes of women’s rights and abolition to be intertwined and equally important, Truth spoke publicly on suffrage, and gave her most significant speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in 1851. Don’t miss Dr. Century’s commanding performance as an American icon.

Dr. Century performs historical interpretations of the lives of brilliant and influential women, including Harriet Tubman, Bessie Coleman and Madam C.J. Walker. She holds a B.A. in Biology from Claflin University, a Masters in Science Education from South Carolina State University and an Ed.D from Temple University. A natural teacher and talented actor, Dr. Century has inspired students in the Philadelphia School System for over twenty years with her historically accurate performances. She also writes under the name Emily Nelson, and has published two books: Belle and Ms. Emmaline’s Little Book of Wit and Wisdom.
No registration is required for this free event.