Cranford Calendar

Nov
24
Sun
2019
Preventive Veterinary Care Clinic @ Pet Supplies Plus
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Nov
27
Wed
2019
Mush Annual Thanksgiving Eve Bash! @ Crossroads
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm
Mush Annual Thanksgiving Eve Bash! @ Crossroads | Garwood | New Jersey | United States

The Mush returns for Thanksgiving Eve at the Crossroads! Come join us for the return of this wondrous event!

Special guests: John Policano, Sal Coffaro and Joe DeGregorio

RADIO PETTY – The Ultimate Tom Petty Tribute Show opens at 8 pm, with the Mush hitting the stage at 10:15.

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Track Friday @ Ray White Track
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am
Track Friday @ Ray White Track

On the day after Thanksgiving, join fellow Cranford residents, family and friends on the Ray White Track at Memorial Field for Track Friday 2019.

Track Friday is held on the day after Thanksgiving, a day commonly known for mega sales and commercialism. Participants are encouraged to redirect some of their Black Friday dollar s to charitable causes, while also spending time with their community and burning off some Thanksgiving calories.

There is no registration fee to participate for Track Friday; all members of the community are invited. Instead, we encourage everyone to make a donation of any amount to a charity of their choice through our MightyCause team page.

Please support a charity listed on our Leaderboard, or add your own campaign by clicking “Join Team” below.

This year, the Jaycees have added The Valerie Fund to the Team Leaderboard. The Valerie Fund is a New Jersey-based 501(c)(3) that has provided tremendous support to families in our community affected by pediatric cancer.  Please consider a donation to The Valerie Fund or any of the charities on the Leaderboard.

See you at the Ray White Track on November 29th at 11 AM!

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Holiday Pet Photos @ Pet Supplies Plus - Garwood NJ
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Holiday Photos at Pet Supplies Plus, Garwood. A portion of the proceeds to benefit HeARTs Speak.

Hosted by Valerie Bruder Photography and Pet Supplies Plus – Garwood NJ.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Cranford Jaycees Kids Holiday Party @ Cranford Community Center
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Kids Holiday Party:
Sat 12/7 at the Community Center. Another give back. Beat the stress,aggravation and cost of the mall Santa pics and come bring your kid(s) to get their picture with Santa in Cranford.
The Cranford Jaycees Kids Christmas Party @ Cranford Community Center
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Cranford Jaycees Kids Christmas Party @ Cranford Community Center

Free pictures with Santa. Canned food donation encouraged for Cranford Family Care.

Jan
11
Sat
2020
Cranford Community Blood Drive Sponsored by Cranford Jaycees @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cranford Community Blood Drive Sponsored by Cranford Jaycees

Saturday, January 11, 2020 10am – 4pm

Cranford Community Center
220 Walnut Street
Cranford, NJ

 Appointments appreciated.  To schedule an appointment go to http://tinyurl.com/GiveBloodNJBS  sponsor code is 16077

WALK-INS Welcome!

 All donors at NYBC January drives will be entered into a sweepstake for a trip for 2 to Cancun.

Jan
19
Sun
2020
Cranford Jaycees 2020 AFC/NFC Fundraiser @ Thirsty Turtle
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Cranford Jaycees are pleased to present the 2020 AFC NFC Fundraiser, held on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the Thirsty Turtle. All money raised will benefit the Art Bilenker family. Art Bilenker is a longtime member of the Cranford Jaycees, town resident, dentist, and military veteran who was paralyzed in 2017. Funds raised will help supplement his at-home medical costs.

The AFC NFC Fundraiser will occur from 3:00-6:00pm, during the first game (the AFC Championship).

Ticket cost is $40 advance, $45 at the door. Advance ticket sales end Sunday, January 12, 2020. Only 45 tickets remain. Tickets can be purchased via Paypal, [email protected] (please select the family/friends payment option). In the event the fundraiser sells out, any tickets purchased after will be refunded to the purchaser.

Included with ticket:

  • Unlimited Miller Lite and Yuengling draft beer from 3:00-6:00pm (sorry, no pitchers).

  • Unlimited select appetizers from 3:00-4:30pm (3 serving locations).

  • 1 craft beer chip redeemable for a select menu on tap.

  • $10 coupon off a future visit to Thirsty Turtle.

  • 10% off Thirsty Turtle food menu items after 4:30pm.


There will also be Super Bowl/AFC/NFC Box Pools, daily fantasy-style contests, and raffle items.

A selection of this year’s raffle items include donations from the New York Giants, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, New York Red Bulls, Sky Blue FC, Seton Hall Men’s Basketball, New York Islanders, New York Lizards Lacrosse, State Theatre of New Jersey, and Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Feb
16
Sun
2020
Flying Wellness Pop Up Trapeze Yoga Demonstration @ You Me Trapeze
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Flying Wellness Pop Up Trapeze Yoga Demonstration @ You Me Trapeze

Join us for an afternoon of flying using the Yoga Trapeze and Aerial hammocks.
This event is Free for everyone (kid-friendly ages 5+), however, you need to sign up to reserve your spot.
There will be vendors sampling food & juices as well as raffles, from 12-3 pm.

Click here to reserve your spot.

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/165793554840059/

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Cause 4 Paws Cat Adoption @ Pet Supplies Plus
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Find your new Furever Friend at Pet Supplies Plus in Garwood NJ!

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
26
Thu
2020
Project Home of Cranford – Ladies Night Out @ The Westwood
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Project Home of Cranford - Ladies Night Out @ The Westwood | Garwood | New Jersey | United States

More information coming soon.

May
15
Fri
2020
The Extra Mile – #CranfordExtraMile
May 15 all-day

On Friday, May 15th, join us in a one-mile virtual run/walk inspired by our Track Friday event. We encourage you to go “The Extra Mile” anywhere you’re comfortable (and permitted*), any time of the day, in honor of the high school seniors who are going the extra mile for our community.

Wear Cranford colors & sports uniforms and post pictures with the hashtag #CranfordExtraMile.

All families who register through this page (https://bit.ly/JayceesExtraMile) and make a donation (any amount within your means) to the Cranford Jaycees will be entered into a raffle for some exciting door prizes from River and Rail Cantina, one of our great longtime sponsors.

* We encourage participants to stay in their neighborhoods, only walk with family members, and follow the town’s social distancing guidelines. Participants who feel more comfortable staying on their property – or who are looking for a fun twist – can participate in “The Extra Mile Challenge” at home.

Jun
21
Sun
2020
Leonard Snyder Memorial Cranford Jaycees Virtual Fishing Derby
Jun 21 all-day
Leonard Snyder Memorial Cranford Jaycees Virtual Fishing Derby

** Register at bit.ly/JayceesFish **
The Cranford Father’s Day tradition continues with the annual Leonard Snyder Memorial Fishing Derby brought to you by the Cranford Jaycees. This year, you can fish anywhere and anytime on Father’s Day, June 21st. To enter the competition, register at the link above, and post a picture of your catch with its measurements right here on this event page. We’ll announce winners by age group on 6/22.

While we can’t all meet at Nomahegan Park this year, there may be a few extra fish in the pond, should you choose to fish there. 😉 Wherever you fish, please follow all social distancing guidelines.

Jul
4
Sat
2020
Cranford Jaycees #VirtualFirecracker Four Miler & Fun Run 2020
Jul 4 all-day
Cranford Jaycees #VirtualFirecracker Four Miler & Fun Run 2020

The Fourth of July Firecracker Road Race is going virtual for its 41st year! Run or walk the Firecracker Four-Miler, One Mile Fun Run, or Open Run at the location of your choice (following all safety regulations).

Register at https://raceforum.com/fire-4
– High school students & younger: $18 + $2 processing fee, includes souvenir race shirt
– Adults: $30 + $2 processing fee, includes souvenir race shirt, plus pint glass (limited to the first 400 entrants).
Register by 6/22 to guarantee t-shirt pickup before the race.

All proceeds go towards the Jaycees Scholarship Fund and other beneficiaries from our general fundraising fund.

Join our livestream here starting at 8:15 AM including the National Anthem and with the traditional canon blast at 9:00 AM to start the race.

Submit your time for scoring. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, plus new categories. To register and for more info, go to https://raceforum.com/fire-4.

Questions? Email [email protected] More details on our website at cranfordjaycees.org/road-race

We know the Firecracker is a big part of Cranford’s Fourth of July tradition. Stay tuned for details on some fun ways we’re working on to preserve as many of its aspects as possible. Thanks as always for your support!

Aug
14
Fri
2020
Summit Selections Wine Tasting @ Dittrick’s Wines & Liquors
Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Summit Selections Wine Tasting @ Dittrick’s Wines & Liquors
“Wine tasting hosted by local distributor Summit Selections. Summit Selections is a family-owned and operated Wine and Spirits distributor based in New York but resides right here in Westfield, NJ. The Meyer family began their journey distributing wine throughout NYC in 2012 and recently has decided to start distributing in New Jersey, making their long-awaited wine offerings available to friends and family throughout Union County. The Meyer family specializes in discovering independent wine producers from emerging and established regions with an emphasis on organic and sustainable winemaking practices. Summit Selections is focused on representing niche producers that have a strong commitment toward wines of authenticity, uniqueness, and a sense of place. Believing in wines that are of family ownership, renowned quality, and exhibit the characteristics true to the countries and regions from which they reside. Come see what delicious wines the Meyer Family has to offer this Saturday from 4-6 pm at Dittrick’s Wines & Liquors!”
 
Scu do, Prosecco Brut – NV 
Prosecco has long been one of our favorite alternatives to Champagne, and this delicious bottle is a great reminder of why. Light, dry, subtly citrusy, and endlessly drinkable, Scu Dò comes to us from a collection of small independent growers in Northern Italy’s Valdobbiadene, a sub-region of the Veneto. We think it’s some of the best bubblies on the market: excellent for sipping, savoring, or toasting.
Produttori di Govone, Barbera d’Alba – 2018   
The Barbera grape makes deliciously likable red wines: They’re full of bright, red-berried fruits, and they’re lively and fresh on the palate. Govone is unoaked, allowing the grape’s full character to shine through. Enjoy this with cured meats, cheeses, and briny olives.
Aug
15
Sat
2020
Rischio Reale Organic Collection Wine Tasting @ Dittrick’s Wines & Liquors
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
10
Thu
2020
Free COVID-19 walk-up test site in Garwood @ Garwood Fire Department
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free COVID-19 walk-up test site in Garwood @ Garwood Fire Department

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to notify residents regarding our free COVID-19 walk-up test site in Garwood Borough on Thursday, September 10th, 10am-Noon at the Garwood Fire Department (415 South Avenue) provided by the Union County COVID-19 Mobile Test Unit. Masks required. Appointment required. https://ucnj.org/walkup

Sep
17
Thu
2020
Cranford Jaycees Fall Blood Drive @ Cranford Community Canter
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cranford Jaycees Fall Blood Drive @ Cranford Community Canter

Our annual fall blood drive will be on Thursday, 9/17 at the Cranford Community Center. Help us get at least 50 donors, which will unlock a $500 donation to our scholarship fund.

Pre-register at: http://bit.ly/JayceesFallBloodDrive

Sep
18
Fri
2020
Cranford Jaycees 8th Annual Oktoberfest – Order now for delivery on 10/3 @ Virtual
Sep 18 all-day
Cranford Jaycees 8th Annual Oktoberfest - Order now for delivery on 10/3 @ Virtual

This year, the Cranford Jaycees are bringing Oktoberfest to you! Choose from our kits or a la carte options of food, drinks, glass mugs, and more. We’ll deliver everything to your home on or by Saturday, October 3rd. Proceeds benefit the Cranford First Aid Squad. This event typically provides 20% of their annual budget, so please help us help them!

https://cranford-jaycees-oktoberfest.squarespace.com/