Cranford Calendar

Aug
11
Tue
2020
Exploring Government Contracting for Your Business @ UCEDC
Aug 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Exploring Government Contracting for Your Business @ UCEDC | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

We’ll lead you through the registration processes for the federal and state procurement systems, show you exactly where to go to get a clear picture of who’s buying what and share the secrets to becoming a sub-contractor, among other essential practices.

Aug
15
Sat
2020
Scrap Metal Recycling Event – Canceled
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scrap Metal Recycling Event - Canceled

Free Scrap Metal Recycling Drop-off Cancelled for August 6 Due to Storm Damage

Union County’s free scrap metal recycling program will not be held on Thursday, August 6, due to downed wires and other debris from Tropical Storm Isaias in Cranford and Rahway.

The program will resume on its regularly scheduled date of Saturday, August 15. Free scrap metal recycling is available to Union County residents at two drop-off locations:

· Cranford – Emergency Services Building at 151 Kenilworth Boulevard.

· Rahway – Rahway River Park, at the park maintenance yard.

Both locations are open for drop-offs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month, until November 21.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-9, participants must wear face coverings, keep their windows closed, and stay in their vehicles at all times. Materials should be placed in the vehicle’s trunk, cargo area, or truck bed, easily accessible to staff, who will remove it from the vehicle.

A complete list of accepted scrap metals, and information on all Union County recycling programs, is available online at ucnj.org/recycling or call the Recycling Hotline, 908-654-9889.

Aug
26
Wed
2020
Managing Online Meetings: Looking Good and Being Safe @ Virtual Event
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm
Managing Online Meetings: Looking Good and Being Safe @ Virtual Event

The new normal means that job interviews, business conferences and even family happy hours take place on line. This presentation will help you look your best and be safe. Presented by Rafael Miranda, president of LFC Consulting, Inc. specializing in sales, service, and support of computer hardware and software. Please sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

Sep
3
Thu
2020
Free Covid-19 Saliva Test in Hillside @ Sanford Park
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to notify residents regarding our free COVID-19 walk-up test site in Hillside on Thursday, September 3rd, 4pm –7pm at Sanford Park (274 Hillside Avenue) provided by the Union County COVID-19 Mobile Test Unit. No appointment is necessary for this walk-up. Mask required. Bring a smartphone or tablet. No food/drink 30 minutes prior. Test results are available in under three days.

Sep
18
Fri
2020
Third Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Warinanco Park
Sep 18 @ 8:35 pm – 9:35 pm
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the public to participate in the County’s third annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Saturday, September 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Warinanco Park in Roselle.
Masks are required for all those in attendance and social distancing will be enforced.
The event will feature a performance by the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre and a showing of the Disney Pixar Movie CoCo which will begin at dusk. The first 250 people will receive a Union County Hispanic Heritage logo mask or fan and will be eligible for free tapas provided by “The Garden” food truck. Participants are advised to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
https://ucnj.org/press-releases/public-info/2020/08/31/residents-are-invited-to-attend-union-countys-third-annual-hispanic-heritage-month-celebration/
Sep
20
Sun
2020
Tribute to Springsteen Act — Drive-In Concert @ Union County Vocational Technical Schools Campus
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm
Tribute to Springsteen Act — Drive-In Concert @ Union County Vocational Technical Schools Campus

Tribute to Springsteen Act — Drive-In Concert at Vo-Tech In Scotch Plains on Sunday, Sept. 20th

While the real “Boss,” has not played any live shows this year, fans of his music will be able to enjoy a highly-regarded tribute act, the BStreetBand, as the Union County Freeholders present them in a drive-in concert on Sunday, September 20th, at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus on 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains. Ray Andersen and Friends will open the show, which is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in attending must reserve a spot for the free show online at www.ucnj.org/concert-register.

First-come, first-served.

Nov
7
Sat
2020
Fix You: Coldplay Tribute Band Drive-In Concert @ Union County Vocational Technical High School
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm
Fix You: Coldplay Tribute Band Drive-In Concert @ Union County Vocational Technical High School

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce a drive-in concert featuring Fix You: Coldplay Tribute, on Saturday, November 7th at 6:30 p.m. This concert will be held at Union County Vocational Technical High School, 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains. The event is free, but registration is required at ucnj.org/reserve/.  Please note the registration link will go active Wednesday, October 28th, beginning at 9 a.m. One registration per carload. Do not register each person in your car.

Due to space limitations, reservations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To help promote social distancing, no walk-ups, bikes, or chairs are permitted. Attendees must bring their own food and drinks. There will not be any food or drink available for purchase. Alcohol is prohibited. Vehicles will be arranged at least 6 feet apart with adequate social distancing. Attendees must stay in their vehicles (unless they need to use the port-a-johns). Port-a-johns will be available. Masks will be required when outside of the vehicle.

Nov
8
Sun
2020
Funk Salsa Urban Drive-In Concert @ Kean University
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm
Funk Salsa Urban Drive-In Concert @ Kean University

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce a drive-in concert featuring Funk Salsa Urban, on Sunday, November 8th at 6:00 p.m. This concert will be held at Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union. The event is free, but registration is required at ucnj.org/reserve/.  Please note the registration link will go active Wednesday, October 28th, beginning at 9 a.m. One registration per carload. Do not register each person in your car.

Due to space limitations, reservations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To help promote social distancing, no walk-ups, bikes, or chairs are permitted. Attendees must bring their own food and drinks. There will not be any food or drink available for purchase. Alcohol is prohibited. Vehicles will be arranged at least 6 feet apart with adequate social distancing. Attendees must stay in their vehicles (unless they need to use the port-a-johns). Port-a-johns will be available. Masks will be required when outside of the vehicle.

Nov
17
Tue
2020
How to Become Qualified to Bid on Government Contracts @ UCEDC
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How to Become Qualified to Bid on Government Contracts @ UCEDC | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This is your opportunity to get the clear directions you need to get started in government contracting. No matter what you are selling, somebody in the federal or state government is probably interested in buying it! You’ll start small, but some of our most successful clients started out with contracts worth just a few hundred dollars!

Dec
6
Sun
2020
Emergency Drive-up and Walk-up Food Distribution @ Warinanco Park
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am

The emergency drive-up and walk-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19 originally scheduled for Saturday, December 5th, has been rescheduled due to weather concerns. The distribution will now be held Sunday, December 6, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Warinanco Park, located in Roselle. The distribution will take place at the Skating Rink located within the park and residents should use the Park Avenue entrance.

The food distribution is open to all Union County residents. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and no registration is required. The event will take place rain or shine.

The food distribution is being coordinated by the County of Union with support from Village Super Market and Gargiulo Produce.

“Food distributions have become a lifeline for our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “This combination drive-up and walk-up distribution allow those in Union County to pick up food even if they don’t have access to a car.”

“During this time as residents face unprecedented levels of unemployment, housing issues, and food insecurity, we continue to work to provide everyone with support,” said Freeholder Sergio Granados who also serves as Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board. “We thank the Village Super Market for their partnership in this effort.”

Residents wishing to pick up food can arrive in a vehicle or walk-up to the distribution site.

Upon arrival, proof of New Jersey residency and indicate how many people reside in their household will have to be provided. Recipients will receive an emergency box of non-perishable items and fresh produce, with enough to sustain a family for several days. Please note that only one box of food will be provided per vehicle or walk-up.

This event will run in compliance with state COVID-19 orders, regarding social distancing and other protocols. All drive-up recipients must remain in their cars with windows rolled up at all times, otherwise, masks are required. Food boxes will be placed in the trunk or truck bed of the vehicle by volunteers.

Walk-up recipients must wear masks at all times and maintain social distance.  Walk-up recipients should bring a cart or be able to carry several food bags at the walk-up area.

For questions and more information, residents may call the UCDHS Director’s Action Line at 888-845-3434 or 908-558-2288.

To learn more about the Village Super Market, visit https://www.myvillagesupermarket.com/.

To learn more about Gargiulo Produce, visit http://www.gargiuloproduce.com.