Cranford Calendar

Jan
27
Mon
2020
Readers Forum Book Club @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Readers Forum Book Club @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The popular Readers Forum book club meets monthly in the Cranford Public Library. New members are always welcome! Sessions are on Monday at 7:00 pm in the Fridlington Room. Questions? Call the Reference Desk at 908-709-7272, or email [email protected]. The library can’t guarantee a copy of each book for every participant, but every effort will be made to obtain multiple copies.

January’s title is “Educated” by Tara Westover (2018): An extraordinary memoir of a woman who grew up in Idaho off the grid testifying to the irrepressible thirst to learn.

Feb
29
Sat
2020
Pierogi Luncheon and Mini Tricky Tray @ Knights of Columbus
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm

Come join us for a great Pierogi Lunch and win some amazing tricky tray prizes to benefit  Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption, Inc. and Best Friend Thrift Shop!

Click the link below to register and pay:

bfdaaa.com and click on the DONATE button.

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Family St. Patrick’s Day events on March 1st and March 8th, 2020 @ Kilkenny House
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family St. Patrick's Day events on March 1st and March 8th, 2020 @ Kilkenny House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Believe it or not, we are now taking reservations for our TWO family St. Patrick’s Day events on March 1st and March 8th, 2020
 Seatings are at 12noon, 2PM and 4PM. Brian Kennedy will be performing from noon til 7pm, and Deirdre Shea’s step-dancers will be joining us for performances at all seatings. Reservations are required – call today!
908-276-3414
Mar
8
Sun
2020
Family St. Patrick’s Day events on March 1st and March 8th, 2020 @ Kilkenny House
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family St. Patrick's Day events on March 1st and March 8th, 2020 @ Kilkenny House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Believe it or not, we are now taking reservations for our TWO family St. Patrick’s Day events on March 1st and March 8th, 2020
 Seatings are at 12noon, 2PM and 4PM. Brian Kennedy will be performing from noon til 7pm, and Deirdre Shea’s step-dancers will be joining us for performances at all seatings. Reservations are required – call today!
908-276-3414
Sep
8
Tue
2020
Beyond Dance Open House @ Beyond Dance
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
9
Wed
2020
Beyond Dance Open House @ Beyond Dance
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
17
Sat
2020
A new way to Tricky Tray at St. Michael School @ St. Michael School
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a new way to Tricky Tray at St. Michael School in Cranford!

You’re invited to St. Michael School’s Tricky Tray on Saturday, October 17th, 100 Alden Street in Cranford.  Guests may enter through St. Michael’s Lane, located at the back of the school.
Doors will be open for Tricky Tray ticket purchases and drops from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks/face coverings are required inside of the school building.
Hundreds of amazing prizes including gift certificates for local dining and shopping, Apple Air Pods, Apple iPad, Amazon Echo, Toshiba 32″ Smart Television, Xbox One, and designer handbags just to name a few. Great gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
Admission is FREE.  Tricky Tray ticket prices are as follows:
  • Green Level Prizes (valued up to $149) 26 ticket sheet for $20
  • White Level Prizes (valued $150-$349) 3 tickets for $10 or 8 tickets for $20
  • Gold Level Prizes (valued $350 & above) 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20
Diamond Level Grand Prize is a $1,000 Visa Gift Card.  1 Ticket for $10 or 3 tickets for $20.
More chances to win include a 50/50 Raffle.  Ticket prices are 3 for $5 or 7 for $10. As well as a Calendar Raffle with dates at $5/each.
Winners need not be present to win.  Winning #’s will be posted on our Facebook page:
Drawing will be at 7:00 pm on Facebook Live. We invite you to host your own Viewing Parties.  For your party planning convenience, we’ve partnered with Garlic Rose Bistro of Cranford. Offering both individual small plates and family dinner options. Food orders need to be placed directly with The Garlic Rose by Tuesday, October 13th by calling (908) 276-5749.  Pick-up will be between 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 17th.
Winners may collect their prizes on Sunday, October 18th at the school.  Between the hours of 10:00am – 1:00pm or 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Winning tickets must be presented to collect prizes.
For more information please follow us on:
Or you may contact the school directly at [email protected] or call 908-276-9425
Jun
19
Sat
2021
Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Virtual Tricky Tray Fundraiser @ Kenilworth VFW
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm
Jun
26
Sat
2021
Hamsa Dance & Fitness will host a Day of Diversity @ Eastman Clock Plaza
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Hamsa Dance & Fitness will host a Day of Diversity @ Eastman Clock Plaza
Hamsa Dance & Fitness will host a Day of Diversity
featuring the students from the studio showcasing Belly Dance, African Dance, and Line Dancing.  We will be accompanied by the Groove Merchants live drummers based out of Edison, NJ.
June 26, Eastman Clock Plaza (2pm – 4:30pm)
Jul
17
Sat
2021
S.A.R.A. Rescue Tricky Tray @ Westfield Ballroom
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Jul
18
Sun
2021
S.A.R.A. Rescue Tricky Tray @ Westfield Ballroom
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aug
13
Fri
2021
Finger Cymbals Class @ Hamsa Dance & Fitness
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
23
Sat
2021
St. Michael School Cranford’s Annual Tricky Tray @ Saint Michael School
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
St. Michael School Cranford's Annual Tricky Tray @ Saint Michael School
It’s a new way to Tricky Tray at St. Michael School in Cranford!
You’re invited to St. Michael School Cranford’s Annual Tricky Tray on Saturday, October 23rd located at 100 Alden Street in Cranford.
Doors will be open for Tricky Tray ticket purchases and drops from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Masks/face coverings are required inside the school building.  Guests may enter through St. Michael’s Lane, located at the back of the school.
Hundreds of amazing prizes including gift certificates for local dining and shopping, Nintendo Switch, Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds, HP 14″ Chromebook, and designer handbags just to name a few. Great gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
Admission is FREE.  Day of event Tricky Tray ticket prices are as follows:
  • Green Level Prizes (valued up to $149), 26 ticket sheets for $20
  • White Level Prizes (valued $150-$349), 3 tickets for $10 or 8 tickets for $20
  • Gold Level Prizes (valued $350 & above), 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20
  • Diamond Level Grand Prize $1,000 Visa Gift Card, 1 Ticket for $10 or 3 tickets for $20
NEW for 2021 – Tricky Tray Pre-Sale Ticket Bundle includes: 1 set (26) Green Level Tickets, 1 set (8) White Level Tickets, 1 set (5) Gold Level Tickets.  A $60 value for only $50.  This offer is advance order only and will be available for pick-up at the event.  Payment must be received by Saturday, October 16th.  Order as many bundles as you’d like!  Please note that ticket bundles will not be available for purchase day of the event.
More chances to win at the event including a 50/50 Raffle.  Ticket prices are 3 for $5 or 7 for $10. As well as a Calendar Raffle with dates at $5/each.
Drawing will begin at 7:00 pm on Facebook Live.
Winners need not be present to win.  Winning #’s will be posted on our Facebook page:
Winners may collect their prizes on Sunday, October 24th at the school between the hours of 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Winning tickets must be presented to collect prizes.
For more information please follow us on:
Or you may contact the school directly at [email protected] or call 908-276-9425
St. Michael’s School Designer Bag Bingo & Tricky Tray @ Saint Michael's School
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
St. Michael's School Designer Bag Bingo & Tricky Tray @ Saint Michael's School
Please save the date & join us on Saturday, Oct 23, 2021, for St. Michael School Annual Tricky Tray!
FREE ADMISSION
Socially distanced ticket purchases & drops from 11 am-5 pm.
Facebook LIVE broadcast of drawing at 7 pm.
3 levels of prizes
Grand Prize Raffle
50/50 Raffle
Calendar Raffle
Prize Pick-Up on Sun. 10/24
Concert in the Park featuring the Hector Morales Salsa Band @ Warinanco Sports Center
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is proud to present “Concert in the Park,” a free musical celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month featuring the Hector Morales Salsa Band on Saturday, October 16, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. outdoors at Union County’s Warinanco Sports Center, located at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, in Roselle.

The first 150 participants will receive a free food voucher for use at the concert.

The free concert caps a month of Hispanic Heritage Month activities sponsored by the Commissioner Board, including the raising of the County’s first-ever Hispanic Heritage flag at the County Courthouse in Elizabeth, a family movie night double feature at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, a family fun day at Rahway River Park in Rahway, and a countywide virtual art exhibit.

“The Commissioner Board is proud to support Hispanic Heritage Month and encourage people from all walks of life to unite in the enjoyment of cultural events, in recognition of the leading role of the Hispanic community throughout Union County,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

“It is fitting to conclude our series of Hispanic Heritage Month in Union County with music, the great uniter of people all over the world,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados. “I am proud to be one of almost 200,000 Hispanic residents that make Union County a wonderful place to live, and I welcome this opportunity to share Hispanic culture throughout the community.”

“As a Cuban-American woman, I am proud to work with my colleagues on the Commissioner Board to help foster appreciation for the diverse cultures that contribute so much to the Union County community,” said Commissioner Lourdes Leon. “We are all looking forward to a wonderful event.”

In addition to showcasing the Hector Morales Salsa Band, Concert in the Park will feature an awards ceremony recognizing the contributions of three outstanding members of the Hispanic community in Union County: George A. Castro II, owner of the Premier Homes real estate firm in Roselle Park; Juanita Vargas, Vice President of Programs and Operations at United Way of Greater Union County; and Union County Undersheriff Amilcar “Mickey” Colon.

Food trucks will be on-site and residents are welcome to bring their own picnic.

Union County residents seeking to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus can use Union County’s free vaccination service, available at the site from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. COVID-19 tests will also be available free of charge to Union County residents.

Nov
20
Sat
2021
Shimmy For The Quake @ Virtual
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm

On August 14, 2021, the beautiful Caribbean country of Haiti was hit with a devastating 7.2 earthquake. During the weeks that followed the country felt several aftershocks.

Hamsa Dance & Fitness has teamed up with GEM (Global Empowerment Mission) & local vendor, Yumpanadas of Cranford, NJ to bring you this special event to help send much-needed supplies to the people of this country.

Join us for this online event featuring performances by our students and guest performers.

Support our Cause!