Cranford Calendar

May
19
Sun
2019
CHS Booster Club Second Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament @ Orange Avenue School
May 19 @ 11:00 am
CHS Booster Club Second Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament @ Orange Avenue School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford High School Booster Club will be hosting its second annual Wiffle Ball tournament on May 19, 2019, at 11:00 am at Orange Avenue School.  Teams will be comprised of three to five players Cost per team is $150. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact Karyn Delmour at [email protected] or register online at http://chs.cranfordschools.org/athletics/boosterdonations.shtml.

Annual Cranford Cookout Event @ Cranford Municipal Complex
May 19 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Annual Cranford Cookout Event @ Cranford Municipal Complex | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Welcome to our annual Cranford Cookout Event, Hosted by the Cranford Municipal Alliance!

About this Event

Residents of Cranford, New Jersey are invited to participate in our annual cookout event!

Come on out, Cranford, to our annual town-wide cookout! Eating dinner as a family has been shown to reduce risky behavior in kids, and that’s what we celebrate with our Town-Wide BBQ. We partner with Cranford Police, Cranford Fire Department, Cranford Public Works, and other town officials to feed you free burgers and dogs in hopes that you’ll be part of our mission to prevent underage substance abuse. Food, fun, family. It’s a Cranford tradition!

Get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-cranford-cookout-event-tickets-56922435537

Cranford Town Wide Free Family Cook Out @ Cranford Fire Department
May 19 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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.

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].

Jun
9
Sun
2019
Sloppy Joe Eating Contest @ Downtown Cranford
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm
Jun
22
Sat
2019
The Cranford Class of 1969 50th Reunion @ Costa's Restaurant
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Cranford Class of 1969 50th Reunion @ Costa's Restaurant | Roselle Park | New Jersey | United States
4 hours OPEN BAR
Happy hour: eggplant rollatini-calamari-clams oreganato-pizza-cheese wheel-pasta salad-roasted peppers-fresh mozzella-artichoke hearts-mushrooms-seafood salad-Black & green olives-stuffed peppers-assorted vegetables-bean salad-tossed salad-cold cuts pepperoni-ham-turkey-soppressata-carving stationHot Buffet-chicken Park-meatballs-filet of sole-cavatelli & broccoli-chicken Frances-penna vodka-ribs-sausage & peppers-paellaCake-coffee-tea-sodaEntertainer & DJ – Michael D’Amore
Lead singer of The Capris “Morse Code of Love”. One of their hits.Send check or money order MADE OUT TO either Judy Mack or Linda Kurdilla and mail to:

Cranford Class of 69
50th Reunion
C/O. Judy Loderstedt Mack
403 Manor Ave.
Cranford, N.J. 07016

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Cranford Fourth of July Celebration @ Cranford
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am
Cranford Fourth of July Celebration @ Cranford  | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The July  4th festivities will begin at 9:00am, with canoe races scheduled at the Cranford Canoe Club, 250 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. Registration at the Canoe Club will be immediately before the races at 8:30am on July 4th. Also on July 4 th , the Jaycees will conduct their Annual Firecracker Run, beginning with a one-mile Fun Run at 8:30am and a four-miler at 9:00am at Nomahegan Park, Springfield
Ave., Cranford, NJ. For more info regarding registration and the race, go to www.cranfordjaycees.com. For other information, call the Cranford Recreation & Parks Department at (908) 709-
7283.

Jul
11
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Jul
14
Sun
2019
Somerset Patriots Present Cranford Community Night @ Somerset Patriots
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm
Somerset Patriots Present Cranford Community Night @ Somerset Patriots | Bridgewater Township | New Jersey | United States

See flyer for details.

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Downtown Cranford Summer Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Cranford
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day
Downtown Cranford Summer Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Cranford

The weather is hot and so are the deals at the Downtown Cranford Summer Sidewalk Sale! Local retailers will be offering sales and promotions throughout the weekend. Come downtown and enjoy everything downtown has to offer.

Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Jul
22
Mon
2019
Concert: RIDE with Marc Berger @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Concert: RIDE with Marc Berger @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Visit the western frontier with RIDE, a concert of original music inspired by vocalist and guitarist Marc Berger’s lifelong love affair with the American West. RIDE captures the vastness and romance of the West while exploring its deep roots in the American psyche. Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

After signing his first publishing contract while in law school, Marc Berger fronted rock bands and performed regularly in New York City clubs like CBGB, Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. All through this period, he’d find ways to get into the West, picking up details from fellow wilderness junkies about off the beaten path locales and filing them away for future reference. On one of these trips, he became intrigued by the cover of The Big It, a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post. It got him thinking about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington. With co-producer Mike Ricciardi, he recorded RIDE, ten cinematic recordings reflecting his romantic connection to the American West and exploring the value of its myths to contemporary culture.

Marc’s performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival and The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song The Last One was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for years and has been quoted in the NY Times and featured on The CBS Evening News. For more information, please visit http://www.marcbergermusic.com.

No registration is required for this free event. The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016, and is accessible to all. For more information about the Cranford Public Library, visit www.cranfordlibrary.org.

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Cranford Blood Drive – Pair of NY Mets tickets to donors! @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cranford Blood Drive - Pair of NY Mets tickets to donors! @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Sign up to donate blood at our upcoming drive:
https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/209845

Jul
25
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Aug
1
Thu
2019
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1 FOR UNIQUE BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR HEALING ALL TYPES OF LOSS @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford 
Aug 1 all-day
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1 FOR UNIQUE BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR HEALING ALL TYPES OF LOSS @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford  | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford (FPCC), 11 Springfield Ave., Cranford, will hold its eight-week seminar, “Journey to Wholeness – Healing the Grieving Heart”, on Sunday evenings from Sept 15 to Nov 3, 2019. Topics of discussion will include loss in all of its different forms, and how one can cope and continue forward past their pain and suffering. Pre-registration opens on Aug 1 and is required prior to the first session.

Patti Williams, R.N. and Certified Pastoral Bereavement Counselor, and Virginia Waters, PhD. Psychologist, have been hosting this program for 19 years at FPCC, and have helped almost 3,000 people experience healing, find new purpose for their lives and feel joy once again.

Sessions will run from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Prime Time Room of the church. Note, this location is handicapped accessible. Teaching is interactive and the small groups are paired with a facilitator who has faced the same loss.

Per Williams, “This is an experience like no other. It does not matter if your loss is divorce, death, depression, loss of health or job loss; loss is loss – it must be grieved. It does not matter how long ago you experienced loss.”

The sessions include learning about the stages of grief and understanding the tasks of the grieving process, coping strategies and tools for the journey, taking good care of ourselves, dealing with changes, decisions, loneliness, holidays, anniversaries, building a support system and more.

Both of the leaders and all of the facilitators have experienced loss within their lives and share from “the inside out”. Bring family members and friends.  All faiths are welcome. You must pre-register for this life-changing event and attend the first session. Registration closes Sept 14. Call Williams to register at 908-709-1341. No fee is charged.

In the words of a recent participant, name removed for privacy purposes, “I have learned more along this heartbreaking journey than I ever thought possible. I have learned that you will never ever forget your love and that you are changed forever, but you need to give yourself permission to heal… I believe that your loved one only wants the best for you and you will be reunited one day.”

The seminar is dedicated to Patti’s late husband, the Rev. Dr. Bruce D. Williams who had a vision for this program and a desire to help others deal with their pain and suffering during their time of loss.

For more information about the program, visit www.firstprescranford.org/journey-to-wholeness-healing-the-grieving-heart/

Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Aug
6
Tue
2019
Township of Union 2019 National Night Out @ Township of Union Police Department
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Township of Union 2019 National Night Out @ Township of Union Police Department | Union | New Jersey | United States

National Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6th.

The police department would like to extend an invitation to all for the annual event which is held at police headquarters, 981 Caldwell Ave.

Hope to see everyone there.