Cranford Calendar

May
19
Sun
2019
3C Worship: Coffee, Conversation & Communion @ Calvary Lutheran Church
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
3C Worship: Coffee, Conversation & Communion @ Calvary Lutheran Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

A discussion-based worship. How do you interpret the Bible lessons of the day and apply them to your life? Come to share or just to listen. This is Christ’s church, and there is a place for you here.

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
1st Annual Celebration of Colors and Pride Month @ Roselle Park High School
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1st Annual Celebration of Colors and Pride Month @ Roselle Park High School | Roselle Park | New Jersey | United States

The Borough of Roselle Park is proud to announce first annual Celebration of Colors “A celebration of Pride for everyone” on Sunday, May 19 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Roselle Park High School’s Herm Shaw Field.

Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invites everyone to participate in A family-friendly event to celebrate family, equality, diversity and community, the event includes a special guest speaker, performances, entertainment, giveaways, games by the recreation committee, education stations from statewide LGBTQ organizations, and free unlimited fun for all age groups.

The event also includes a “Celebration of Colors.” The event serves as a medium to unite and celebrate a diverse community. It is a color run without the ‘run,’ where everyone will receive a bag of nontoxic color powder to color each other and hoping they leave the event with a stronger commitment to celebrating our Borough’s diverse community.

In addition, the event will also feature showing 1988 hit movie “Hairspray”. Please bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the show. There will be food vendors on site for your convenience.

Thank you, Roselle Park 24/7 and WellCare Health Plans Inc. for your generous donation and supporting our event.

To participate, sponsor or for more information, please call 908-245-0666 or [email protected].

May
20
Mon
2019
Rotary Club of Cranford 29th Annual Golf Tournament @ Echo Lake County Club
May 20 @ 10:30 am
Rotary Club of Cranford 29th Annual Golf Tournament @ Echo Lake County Club | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Rotary Club’s Annual Golf Tournament offers you the opportunity to enjoy a fun day of golf and fellowship while supporting
worthy causes. In 2019, the proceeds of the Golf Tournament will benefit Shining Stars Network and the Cranford Rotary Charitable Fund.
Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Check-in after 10:30 a.m. Lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Click here to print or download brochure.

May
21
Tue
2019
The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community @ McManus School Auditorium
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community @ McManus School Auditorium | Linden | New Jersey | United States

The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community

Union County residents can learn about the local impacts of the national opioid crisis first-hand from representatives of the Union County Prosecutor, Sheriff, Police Division and other professionals by attending a free public meeting hosted by the Public Safety Committee of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders titled, The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the McManus School auditorium, at 300 Edgewood Road in Linden. Admission is free and no pre-registration is required.

“Opioid abuse impacts the entire community, and that is why we are providing the public with an open discussion about the scope and nature of opioid abuse in Union County, and an assessment of the tools that are available to fight it,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “I encourage all concerned citizens to come and learn how public resources are deployed to fight this epidemic.”

“Although the most recent numbers are encouraging, now is the time to bear down and get to the root of the crisis,” said Freeholder Christopher Hudak, who is the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. “We are looking forward to hearing from professionals on the front lines of the battle against opioid abuse, and sharing this information with the public.”

The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community will include:

  • Overview of facts and trends about the opioid epidemic in Union County
  • Details about the County Prosecutor’s Operation Helping Hands program and CLEAR, a collaborative program including the Union County Department of Public Safety, the Office of the Union County Sheriff, the nonprofit organization Prevention Links, and the Union County Department of Human Services
  • Prevention Links presentation on prevention, treatment and recovery featuring personal stories and Recovery Coaches
  • Information on Naloxone lifesaving assistance presented by First Responders
  • Office of the Union County Sheriff K-9 demonstration and discussion about the impact of fentanyl on drug detection
  • Discussion of statewide efforts to combat the opioid epidemic by representatives from the New Jersey Department of Health and Department of Human Services

A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

For more information contact Karen Dinsmore, Assistant Director, Union County Department of Human Services, [email protected] or 908-527-4809.

Lettuce Bowl Workshop At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lettuce Bowl Workshop At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, May 21st from 6:30-7:30 PM for our Lettuce Bowl Workshop at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave. in Cranford.  In this “make it & take it” workshop we will be using a selection of lettuce, herb, and flowering annuals to create a 12-14 inch container garden to bring home for your patio or deck.  All supplies will be provided, however, it is suggested that participants bring their own garden gloves. Sign-up early on our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com, as registration is limited to the first 15 people.  The cost is $15 for members of the Hanson Park Conservancy ($20 for non-members).  The registration deadline is May 17th.  Payment is due at time of registration and non-refundable.  This program is rain or shine.

May
22
Wed
2019
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts
May 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Clay Courts Club, located on Springfield Avenue in Cranford, is currently accepting new members for the 2019 Season.

The Club offers a long outdoor tennis season, with the courts usually open from April into December in recent years, depending upon weather conditions.

In addition, the club enjoys the distinction of being the only outdoor tennis club in the area with a lighting system for night play on the Club’s well-maintained three har-tru (soft) courts.

The culture and communal aspect of the club offers members the somewhat unique opportunity to “find a game” without needing to bring a partner, particularly on weekday and weekend mornings. There are several social events throughout the season, Monday night open mixed doubles and clinics on Sunday afternoons at 4pm.

Membership in the Cranford Clay Courts Club is open to both resident and
non-residents. For more information in joining or participating in Team Tennis,
visit www.cranfordtennis.com.

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
May 22 @ 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.

Hello Dolly! @ Saint Michael School
May 22 @ 7:00 pm

St. Michael’s School in Cranford presents “Hello Dolly!” Performances on Wed. 5/22 & Thurs. 5/23 @ 7pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door $10/adult, $5/student or Senior.

May
23
Thu
2019
Mid-Week Worship @ Calvary Lutheran Church @ Calvary Lutheran Church
May 23 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Mid-Week Worship @ Calvary Lutheran Church @ Calvary Lutheran Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Spoken worship and Holy Communion. An opportunity for rest and reflection during the week. This service usually lasts about 45 minutes. Dress as you feel comfortable. This is Christ’s church, and there is a place for you here.

Entrepreneurship 101 @ UCEDC
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneurship 101 @ UCEDC | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.

At one time or another, almost everyone has had the idea of starting their own business. What separates the successful businesses from the ones that crash and burn is the work done to realistically determine if the business will succeed. The excitement that comes with entrepreneurship needs to be tempered by due diligence before you move forward in your venture.

This six-week course will help guide you through the early stages of the entrepreneurial process and give you the best chance to turn your business idea into a success.

Hello Dolly! @ Saint Michael School
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

St. Michael’s School in Cranford presents “Hello Dolly!” Performances on Wed. 5/22 & Thurs. 5/23 @ 7pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door $10/adult, $5/student or Senior.

May
24
Fri
2019
Rock Yoga, Beer & Burgers @ Alluem Yoga
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Rock Yoga, Beer & Burgers @ Alluem Yoga | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

YAASSSSSS!!!!!! Warm weather is coming our way and we’re kicking off the summer! ROCK YOGA, BEER & BURGERS!!! (Non-alcoholic & veggie options included.) Rock out with Kelly in class at 6 pm and stick around as we BBQ out on the patio!
Just want to do class, no prob! Can’t make it to class? No biggie!

Pop in to hang with us down by the river! Bring yourself, bring your love, bring your family, bring your favorite brew, bring a side dish/salad/dessert for the community table! Register online for class or let us know you’re coming! Additional $10 for BBQ at the door.

May
25
Sat
2019
BLOOD DRIVE @ Church of the Assumption
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

BLOOD DRIVE SPONSORED BY: Church of the Assumption & Knights of Columbus.

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

LOWER CHIEGO CHURCH HALL, 113 CHIEGO PLACE ROSELLE PARK, NJ 07204.

Appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome.

All Donors will receive the following free health screenings: Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Temp, Iron, Pulse & Blood Type.  Donor Guidelines: * Weigh at least 110 lbs.

Cause 4 Paws Cat Adoption @ Pet Supplies Plus
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cause 4 Paws Cat Adoption @ Pet Supplies Plus | Garwood | New Jersey | United States

What’s better than spending Memorial Day weekend at the beach? Spending Memorial Day weekend getting to know your new best friend! Lots of best friends-in-waiting will be at Pet Supplies Plus – Garwood NJ today, 5/25, from 11-2. Ringo, Joy, Jared, Baloo & Livingston are just a few.

FREEHOLDERS TO CUT RIBBON ON NEW SPRAY PARK AT WHEELER PARK @ Wheeler Park
May 25 @ 1:00 pm
FREEHOLDERS TO CUT RIBBON ON NEW SPRAY PARK AT WHEELER PARK @ Wheeler Park | Linden | New Jersey | United States

The Union County Freeholder Board proudly invites families and residents to the grand opening of the Wheeler Park Spray Park—the largest of its kind in the County system—in Linden on Saturday, May 25th.

Doors are open from 11 a.m-7 p.m., and admission is free to the state-of-the-art facility. The Freeholders will hold a ribbon cutting marking the opening of the Spray Park at 1 p.m. All residents are invited to attend. In the event of a postponement due to weather, the ribbon cutting will be held the next day, Sunday, May 26th, at 1 p.m.

Wheeler Park is located at Route 1 and 9 between South Wood Avenue and South Stiles Street. Parking for the spray park is off W. Stimpson Avenue. Hours for the spray park are:  Monday-Friday: 12-6 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, holidays 11a.m.-7 p.m.

Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski stated:

“With the opening of the spray park, the Freeholder Board has completed yet another step in a process that is not only renovating our parks system but also providing more recreational opportunities for our residents,” Kowalski said. “The Wheeler Park Spray Park is an impressive facility that generations of our residents will enjoy.”

Freeholder Christopher Hudak, a resident of  Linden who championed the project, said:

“We have built what will become a countywide attraction for our families to enjoy.  This Freeholder Board has continued to make upgrades to Wheeler Park, transforming it into one of the County’s best recreational facilities. We are looking forward to marking a great day for Linden and the County of Union as a whole.”

The spray park, which is the largest of eight spray facilities the County maintains in its parks system,  contains 33 above ground attractions, including water cannons, a full-size dragon, slides, fake palm trees, dump buckets, a psychedelic spray bus, and a multi-function pirate ship and surf shack.

The spray park encompasses 11,000 square feet of the total 49,000 square foot area, and also contains picnic tables, ample space for lounging, gazebos for shade, artificial turf areas, and plenty of free-play space.

A new 24,000 square foot building, which replaces the old Wheeler Pool building, contains lockers, bathrooms, changing space, vending machines and mechanical and electrical facilities.

An entrance and ticketing building near the parking lot will house nurse and lifeguard quarters. The Spray Park was designed by USA Architects and constructed by Billy Contracting and Restoration Inc. of Pine Brook, NJ.

As Freeholder Hudak noted, the spray park announcement is among the latest in a series of high-profile improvements at the park in recent years, including the opening of a new skate park, new softball and soccer turf fields with lights, and a new playground.  The park was also enabled for Wi-Fi in 2014.

Wheeler Park was developed in 1925 by the Union County Park Commission and was designed by the Olmsted Brothers, the noted engineering firm that designed a series of historic landmark parks in urban areas. Their list of projects includes Central Park in New York City and ten others in the Union County parks system.

May
27
Mon
2019
Memorial Day Observance – St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church
May 27 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am
Memorial Day Observance - St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Liturgy for the day will be celebrated at 8 A.M. All active members and veterans of the Armed Forces will be remembered at the Liturgy.
All are invited to attend this Liturgy before your holiday celebration.

All are invited.

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.