Cranford Calendar

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

SMS Dine-In at The Thirsty Turtle @ The Thirsty Turtle Cranford
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SMS Dine-In at The Thirsty Turtle @ The Thirsty Turtle Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us on Thurs. 3/21 from 5-10pm at The Thirsty Turtle in Cranford. Please be sure to present the flyer to your server to ensure that a portion of your bill will be donated back to St. Michael’s School’s 8th grade.

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Spring Bar Crawl! @ Various Locations in Cranford
Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spring Bar Crawl! @ Various Locations in Cranford

NOW OFFERING LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS AND HOODED SWEATSHIRTS ALSO!!

Spring Bar Crawl!

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

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

You will be prompted for your size on the checkout page.

BINGE March Madness Tour @ Kilkenny House
Mar 23 @ 9:30 pm
BINGE March Madness Tour @ Kilkenny House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

We’re back at Kilkenny 6 days after St. Paddy’s Day and in the midst of the NCAA March Madness games. Come on down to celebrate the start of Spring with good friends, a few pints and your favorite cover band! Plenty of TVs there to watch the games too!

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.

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Downtown Cranford Spring Movie Series @ Cranford Theater
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am
Downtown Cranford Spring Movie Series @ Cranford Theater | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

New Vision Theatres and Downtown Cranford invite you to join us every Saturday in April at 11 a.m. for our Spring Movie Series.

Tickets are $8 for Adults and $ for children.

APRIL 6 – THE SANDLOT
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
APRIL 13 – KICKING AND SCREAMING
Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father’s competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids’ soccer team, and soon finds that he’s also taking on his father’s dysfunctional way of relating.
APRIL 20 – THE BAD NEWS BEARS
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
APRIL 27 – LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Thank you also to That Suburban Life from Lindsay Lehault Real Estate for sponsoring the series!

Apr
9
Tue
2019
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Night Networking @ Investors Bank
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Night Networking @ Investors Bank | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
No charge for Members / $10 Non-Members (This is a rescheduled event from March 19th).
This event is sponsored by Investors Bank. Refreshments wil be served.
RSVP a must: [email protected] or 908.272.6114.

 

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Downtown Cranford Spring Movie Series @ Cranford Theater
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am
Downtown Cranford Spring Movie Series @ Cranford Theater | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

New Vision Theatres and Downtown Cranford invite you to join us every Saturday in April at 11 a.m. for our Spring Movie Series.

Tickets are $8 for Adults and $ for children.

APRIL 6 – THE SANDLOT
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
APRIL 13 – KICKING AND SCREAMING
Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father’s competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids’ soccer team, and soon finds that he’s also taking on his father’s dysfunctional way of relating.
APRIL 20 – THE BAD NEWS BEARS
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
APRIL 27 – LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Thank you also to That Suburban Life from Lindsay Lehault Real Estate for sponsoring the series!

Apr
20
Sat
2019
Downtown Cranford Spring Movie Series @ Cranford Theater
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am
Downtown Cranford Spring Movie Series @ Cranford Theater | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

New Vision Theatres and Downtown Cranford invite you to join us every Saturday in April at 11 a.m. for our Spring Movie Series.

Tickets are $8 for Adults and $ for children.

APRIL 6 – THE SANDLOT
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
APRIL 13 – KICKING AND SCREAMING
Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father’s competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids’ soccer team, and soon finds that he’s also taking on his father’s dysfunctional way of relating.
APRIL 20 – THE BAD NEWS BEARS
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
APRIL 27 – LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Thank you also to That Suburban Life from Lindsay Lehault Real Estate for sponsoring the series!

Apr
26
Fri
2019
Shop Local Cranford – $26 on the 26th @ Downtown Cranford
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shop Local Cranford - $26 on the 26th @ Downtown Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Show your support for our Downtown businesses on April 26th! Spend at least $26 on 4/26 at local businesses – shop for gifts, go out for lunch, treat yourself to a manicure or massage. Hold on to your receipts and then you can take part in an after party at A La Mode Creamery Inc from 5-7PM. The after party will have complimentary treats, and people can be entered to win a gift card to local downtown businesses. So mark your calendar for April 26th and let’s celebrate everything our businesses have to offer!

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Downtown Cranford Spring Movie Series @ Cranford Theater
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am
Downtown Cranford Spring Movie Series @ Cranford Theater | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

New Vision Theatres and Downtown Cranford invite you to join us every Saturday in April at 11 a.m. for our Spring Movie Series.

Tickets are $8 for Adults and $ for children.

APRIL 6 – THE SANDLOT
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
APRIL 13 – KICKING AND SCREAMING
Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father’s competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids’ soccer team, and soon finds that he’s also taking on his father’s dysfunctional way of relating.
APRIL 20 – THE BAD NEWS BEARS
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
APRIL 27 – LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Thank you also to That Suburban Life from Lindsay Lehault Real Estate for sponsoring the series!

Marine Corps Vet to receive a Recycled Ride™ from GEICO and Benner’s Auto Body @ River and Rail Cantina
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Marine Corps Vet to receive a Recycled Ride™ from GEICO and Benner’s Auto Body @ River and Rail Cantina | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

Marine Corps Vet to receive a Recycled Ride™ from GEICO and Benner’s Auto Body on April 27

Gerrek Marasigan, a Marine Corps veteran and naturalized citizen, recently returned to the United States from the Philippines. Gerrek considers his relocation back to New Jersey in October 2018 as a fresh start because there are more opportunities here than in the Philippines. He is currently enrolled in a labor workforce development course focusing on Supply Chain Management and is completing a certification course to become a Sterile Processing Technician. He has already passed two certification programs. Gerrek is preparing for a secure job future so he can petition to bring his partner and their three-year-old daughter to the U.S.

“We can all be together and have our lives uplifted,” said Marasigan. “I would not want to burden my family with financial and transportation needs.”

Operation Rebound in New Jersey nominated Marasigan.

What: GEICO donates vehicles to the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides™ program to help individuals, families or organizations in need of a hand. Brenner’s Auto Body and its employees have volunteered their time and labor to refurbish the vehicle to a like-new condition, and Enterprise provides a donation to Recycled Ride recipients.

Click the following links for additional information on GEICO, Brenner’s Auto Body, Enterprise, Operation Rebound, and the NABC Recycled Rides™ program.

Where: River and Rail Cantina
230 South Ave E.
Cranford, N.J. 07016

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

On-Site GEICO contact: Andrew Amaducci 732-433-2777 [email protected]

Apr
28
Sun
2019
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 
Cranford

May
2
Thu
2019
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!

 

May
4
Sat
2019
Bike Fest @ Milk Money
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bike Fest @ Milk Money | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Drop off a bike or wagon between 10-1 on Saturday, May 4th. The sale will run from 1-4 that day (50-50 split). We will do our best to sell in BikeFest or on social media, but if not, we will need you to pick it up. Please lmk if you plan to drop off.
May
6
Mon
2019
Cranford Lacrosse Day at Kilkenny @ Kilkenny House
May 6 all-day

Mark your Calendar for Monday, May 6th to dine at Cranford’s Kilkenny Resturant and Pub. Enjoy your lunch or dinner while helping Cranford Lacrosse Club raise money for our programs. Kilkenny will generously donate 10% of your bill to the club. Just let your server know that you are participating in Cranford Lacrosse Club Day at the Pub.

The club would like to thank Kilkenny for their support.

Click here for our flyer: Kilkenny Cranford Lacrosse Club Day

May
7
Tue
2019
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Night Networking @ Bar Americana
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Night Networking @ Bar Americana | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Appetizers/Cash Bar. Member $15/Non-Member $20. RSVP:[email protected]net
or Call 908.272.6114.

 

May
9
Thu
2019
SMS’s Ice Cream Social Fundraiser @ Cranford Vanilla Bean Creamery
May 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The event taking place after the St. Michael School Spring Concert so approximately 8 pm!

May
10
Fri
2019
Sip & Shop in Downtown Cranford @ Downtown Cranford
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sip & Shop in Downtown Cranford @ Downtown Cranford

Please join us in downtown Cranford for an evening of Sipping and Shopping! There will be refreshments, discounts, goody bags, music, and so much more! Don’t miss this great event and fundraiser! Proceeds to benefit Cranford Woman’s Club philanthropic and scholarship fund.

May
14
Tue
2019
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Food Truckfest – Canceled @ CEC Research (Parking Lot)
May 14 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Food Truckfest - Canceled @ CEC Research (Parking Lot) | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Five local food trucks will be there offering a variety off lunch items. Come join us for a relaxing lunch on the lawn. For information, directions of weather updates please call 908.272.6114.