Cranford Calendar

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!

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Night Networking Co-Sponsored by Minuteman Press @ Minuteman Press
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Night Networking Co-Sponsored by Minuteman Press @ Minuteman Press | Westfield | New Jersey | United States
Night Networking Co-Sponsored by Minuteman Press. Members $15.00 / Non-Members $20.00.
RSVP: cranfordareachamber.com or call 908-272-6114 or click here.
Jul
20
Sat
2019
Mobile Paper Shredding Event @ Various Locations - See Event
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mobile Paper Shredding Event @ Various Locations - See Event

Union County will host one more Mobile Paper Shredding Event in June; the event will be on Saturday, June 29 at the Union County Vo-Tech School located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.  Union County will continue their Mobile Paper Shredding Program in July with events on Thursday, July 11th in Rahway River Park located off St. Georges Avenue in Rahway, and on Saturday, July 20th at the old Bristol Myers complex located at 1350 Liberty Avenue in Hillside.  All events will run from 9 am to 1 pm or until the truck(s) get filled and there is a limit of four (4) bags or boxes of confidential documents per car.  Please DO NOT bring material that is already shredded.

Scrap Metal Recycling @ Multiple Locations - See Event
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scrap Metal Recycling @ Multiple Locations - See Event

Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling program also continues in July.  The first Thursday event is canceled due to the July 4th holiday but the Third Saturday collection will be on Saturday, July 20th.    There are two (2) locations in Union County for residents to drop off their metal for recycling, one in Cranford and Rahway.  All locations will be open from 9 am to 12 pm.  Residents can drop off old appliances, microwaves, air conditioners, and metal lawn furniture to name a few.

Please visit ucnj.org/recycling for more information or directions. 

Jul
21
Sun
2019
Shop the Shore – Porta Asbury Park @ Porta Asbury Park
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shop the Shore - Porta Asbury Park @ Porta Asbury Park | Asbury Park | New Jersey | United States

There’s nothing quite like the Jersey Shore, especially when it comes to handmade and antique markets! Join us for our second season of Asbury Park pop-ups as we bring local artisans and vintage peddlers back to Porta. FREE TO ATTEND! Cash bar inside the event with our own bartenders, full menu available inside main dining room.

Address: 911 Kingsley St. Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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
23
Tue
2019
Historic section in Cranford’s Master Plan @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Historic section in Cranford's Master Plan @ Cranford Community Center

Provide HPAB with comments and suggestions on the proposed Historic Preservation Element (HPE) for Cranford’s Master Plan.  The HPE can be used by Cranford’s boards in making decisions on land use and construction.  A copy of the draft HPE can be found at www.preservecranford.com.

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts
Jul 24 @ 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.

Story Time At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am
Story Time At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Story Time At Hanson Park
 
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy and the Cranford Public Library for Story Time at the Park!  Gather your blankets and chairs and meet us at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave., Cranford as we explore our love of nature and books! 
 
Wednesday, July 10th @ 10AM is Fun in the Garden…garden-themed books with a garden craft (we’ll be using dirt and seeds, so remember to wear your play clothes).
 
Wednesday, July 24th @ 10AM is Turtle Time…turtle-themed books with the appearance of a red-eared slider turtle named Sherman.
 
Wednesday, August 7th @ 10AM is For the Love of Nature!…nature-themed books followed by a nature walk around the park.
 
Juice and cookies will be provided.  This is a free event and recommended for ages 6 and under.  No need to register, just show up!  In the event of rain, Story Time will be cancelled for the day.  For more information please visit our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com.
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

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 24 @ 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.

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!

Jul
31
Wed
2019
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 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.

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
3
Sat
2019
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event @ Union County Vo Tech School
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event @ Union County Vo Tech School | Scotch Plains | New Jersey | United States

Our next household hazardous waste event is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 9 am to 2 pm at the Union County Vo Tech School located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.  Items for drop off include old pesticides & herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, oil-based paints, and deck stain.  Latex Paint (wall paint) is NOT ACCEPTED.  It should be dried out and discarded in with your regular garbage.  Car Tires will also be collected at this event.

Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library
Aug 3 @ 10:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
The Literary Café, the book chat group of the Cranford Public Library, has scheduled its next summer session for Saturday, August 3, at 10:15 am, in the Library’s Raddin Room. The program format is simple: just bring a few of your favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. Sessions are one hour long. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Registration is not required.
Aug
4
Sun
2019
Shop the Shore – Porta Asbury Park @ Porta Asbury Park
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shop the Shore - Porta Asbury Park @ Porta Asbury Park | Asbury Park | New Jersey | United States

There’s nothing quite like the Jersey Shore, especially when it comes to handmade and antique markets! Join us for our second season of Asbury Park pop-ups as we bring local artisans and vintage peddlers back to Porta. FREE TO ATTEND! Cash bar inside the event with our own bartenders, full menu available inside main dining room.

Address: 911 Kingsley St. Asbury Park, NJ 07712