Cranford Calendar

Aug
15
Thu
2019
Cranford Downtown Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford
Aug 15 all-day
Cranford Downtown Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Restaurant Week returns to Downtown Cranford this August! Your favorite downtown dining destinations will be offering prix fixe menus from August 11th – 16th. Stay tuned for a look at the menus.

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1 FOR UNIQUE BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR HEALING ALL TYPES OF LOSS @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford 
Aug 15 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/

Aug
16
Fri
2019
Cranford Downtown Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford
Aug 16 all-day
Cranford Downtown Restaurant Week @ Downtown Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Restaurant Week returns to Downtown Cranford this August! Your favorite downtown dining destinations will be offering prix fixe menus from August 11th – 16th. Stay tuned for a look at the menus.

Alluem Yoga Rocks the Streets! @ Post Office Plaza
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Alluem Yoga Rocks the Streets! @ Post Office Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Mark your calendars! We’re hitting the streets and it’s the best party of the summer!!!! Join Gina and the Alluem Street Team for this unique experience of yoga, music and community on a hot summer night! This event is FREE and open to all! No need to pre-register! Just show up that day! Practice! Sample! Shop!

Post Office Plaza (Eastman St. & Miln St.).
Road will be closing at 5:30pm – class at 6:00pm!

More details and sponsors to come!
Rain Date August 23rd.

Kenilworth Fire Department Carnival @ St Theresa's School
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Kenilworth Fire Department Carnival @ St Theresa's School | Kenilworth | New Jersey | United States

See picture.

Aug
17
Sat
2019
Clear the Shelters Day 2019 Kitten Adoption @ Pet Supplies Plus
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cause 4 Paws will be at Pet Supplies Plus in Garwood for Clear the Shelters Day 2019! Come on down and meet your new #BestFriend!

Blood Drive @ New Vision Theatres
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Blood Drive @ New Vision Theatres

New Vision Theatres and Vitalant we are the 2nd largest nonprofit blood center in the nation. We have teamed up to sponsor a community blood drive to support our community Hospitals on the above date and time. All participating blood donors will receive one free New Vision Theatre Ticket compliments of New Vision Theatre ( Mr. Craig Dougherty ) Owner. All blood donors must weigh a minimum of 110 lbs., bring photo ID and be in generally good health. Please have a meal and plenty of water at least 1 hour prior to donating. All 16 and 17-year-olds must be accompanied with a parent or legal guardian both parent and teenager must present a required photo ID. Parental consent form must be signed at the event which will be provided by Vitalant employee on site. Thank you kindly for your consideration.

Kenilworth Fire Department Carnival @ St Theresa's School
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Kenilworth Fire Department Carnival @ St Theresa's School | Kenilworth | New Jersey | United States

See picture.

Aug
18
Sun
2019
Scotch Plains Mayor’s 0.5k Race – The Anti-5K @ Stage House Tavern
Aug 18 all-day
Scotch Plains Mayor’s 0.5k Race – The Anti-5K @ Stage House Tavern | Scotch Plains | New Jersey | United States

See website for time.

Grab your couch potato-loving friends on Sunday, August 18th and join Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith in our 2nd Annual Scotch Plains 0.5k Race!

Beginning in Town Center, with a shotgun start (ok not a real shotgun – there are laws) the “race” will take you in a 547-yard circle. Go too fast and you are sure to get dizzy! But don’t drag your feet, a pint of beer courtesy of Stage House Tavern (obvious age restrictions apply) or a cup of ice cream from Mr. Softee await you at the finish line.

Proceeds to benefits the METAvivors of NJ chapter of the national organization of METAvivor. This nonprofit supports men and woman battling Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Shop the Shore – Porta Asbury Park @ Porta Asbury Park
Aug 18 @ 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

Aug
20
Tue
2019
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Night Networking Co-Sponsored by Ye Olde Rathskeller @ Ye Olde Rathskeller
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Night Networking Co-Sponsored by Ye Olde Rathskeller @ Ye Olde Rathskeller | Cranford | 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.
Aug
21
Wed
2019
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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
22
Thu
2019
Annual Lego Night – Rescheduled @ Downtown Cranford
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Annual Lego Night - Rescheduled @ Downtown Cranford

It’s back – Downtown Cranford’s Annual Lego Contest! This contest is for all of the creative kids out there, with prizes for the winners in each age group. We hope you can join us for this great event that brings out the kids in all of us.

Aug
24
Sat
2019
“How Trees Work” At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
“How Trees Work”
 
Please join us at Hanson Park on Wednesday, August 21st at 10:00 AM for “How Trees Work,” an educational program for 3rd-5th graders.  During this free, hour-long class, students will learn all about trees from Master Tree Steward, Dean Talcott.  Some of the topics covered will include: why leaves fall, the types of trees in NJ, how to tell the age of a tree and all about maple sugaring.  A round of Tree Jeopardy will be played, all while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the park.
 
Hanson Park is located at 38 Springfield Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  This program is recommended for children in third through fifth grade.  Registration is not required.  In the event of inclement weather, we will be relocating to the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Ave.  This presentation is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy, a non-profit group dedicated to developing and maintaining Hanson Park and providing the community with educational programs and workshops.  To learn more, please visit our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com 
Aug
25
Sun
2019
Cranford Summer Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cranford Summer Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us in Downtown Cranford for our annual Summer Street Fair, sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce. Festivities include:  Vendors, Music, Food, Children’s Activities. Fun for the whole family! Free Parking.

Aug
28
Wed
2019
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 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
29
Thu
2019
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1 FOR UNIQUE BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR HEALING ALL TYPES OF LOSS @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford 
Aug 29 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/

Sep
3
Tue
2019
FIND WHAT MOVES YOU THIS FALL AT THE WESTFIELD AREA YMCA @ Main Y Facility
Sep 3 all-day
FIND WHAT MOVES YOU THIS FALL AT THE WESTFIELD AREA YMCA @ Main Y Facility | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

The Fall “back to school” season is a great time for everyone to learn and grow at the Westfield Area YMCA!  Register now for the Fall 1 session beginning September 3.

Classes are available for novice and experienced swimmers of all ages.  The YMCA group swim lesson program helps foster a sense of achievement as each swimmer progresses, resulting in more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming.  Free swim level assessments are available.

Fall Leagues and team offerings include T-Ball (ages 4-6 yrs.), Ultimate (elementary and middle school) and Flyers Cross Country (grades 2-8). New this year is a fall season for the 3rd and 4th grade mini-travel basketball league.  Basketball Clinics are in store for athletes ages 4-grade 7 in preparation for Winter basketball leagues, also registering now!  New youth sports classes include Racquetball, Games, Travel Basketball Prep and Sport Sampler.  Teens can attend the new Stretch and Conditioning class and Agility Training.

Adults and youth can register for Tae Kwon Do and dance classes.  Adults can also take advantage of land and water group exercise classes.  New group exercise classes this session include: Barre Fusion, Cardio Kickbox, H.I.T.T. It with Yoga and Total Body Circuit.   New for active older adults is a Beginner String Instrument class on Thursdays from 12:30-2:00PM and Basics of Playing a Bridge Hand on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00PM. A day trip to New York City’s High Line is scheduled for October 2.

The Westfield Area YMCA continues to offer programs for special populations including people with special needs and those who have specific health issues such as Parkinson’s, Osteoporosis and Arthritis.

For information on all the classes, programs, leagues and events offered at the Westfield Area YMCA, visit www.westfieldynj.org or the Main Y Facility Welcome Center located at 220 Clark Street, Westfield. The Welcome Center can also be reached at 908-301-YMCA (9622).

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.