Cranford Calendar

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Crater Creations @ Cranford Community Center, Room 200
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Crater Creations @ Cranford Community Center, Room 200 | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Learn about meteorites, how craters are made, and have a chance to make and measure your own crater!

About this Event

Join the staff of the Rutgers Geology Museum to learn about meteorites, how craters are made and have a chance to make and measure your own crater! Activity followed by a hands-on, space-themed craft and time to “Ask the Geologist.” This program is for children in grades 2-4.

Mars Rover Racing with the Rutgers Geology Museum, Grades 5-7 @ Cranford Community Center
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Mars Rover Racing with the Rutgers Geology Museum, Grades 5-7 @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join the staff of the Rutgers Geology Museum for an interactive activity to learn how scientists communicate with and pilot the Mars Rover from over 140 million miles away! Activity followed by a hands-on, space-themed craft and time to “Ask the Geologist.”

Aug
18
Sun
2019
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

Sep
9
Mon
2019
Are You Experienced? The Making of Jimi Hendrix @ Cranford Community Center
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Are You Experienced? The Making of Jimi Hendrix @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Jimi Hendrix as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Hendrix expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar into areas no musician had ever ventured before. Travel with Sixties Rock Historian Vinnie Bruno along Jimi’s road to superstardom: beginning with his early days as a band member on the Chitlin Circuit, to the launch of the Jimi Hendrix Experience in London, to his electrifying performances at Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, and to his final recordings at Electric Lady Studio. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.Vinnie Bruno is a Beatles Scholar and Sixties Rock Historian. He recently retired as Director of First Year Programs at LaGuardia Community College (City University of New York). He holds an MPA from Baruch College and as an adjunct professor for 25 years he taught courses in numerous disciplines including Humanities, Business and Mathematics. As a Sixties Rock Historian, he offers programs on extraordinary innovative artists who defined an era. Their creative musical landscapes captivated a generation, and their influence in popular culture still endures five decades later. Learn more about our speaker at vinniebeatles.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.

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Crafts and Drafts at Lone Eagle Brewing Fall @ Lone Eagle Brewing
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crafts and Drafts at Lone Eagle Brewing Fall @ Lone Eagle Brewing | Flemington | New Jersey | United States

What’s better than football Sundays? Sipping a craft beer while shopping a curated craft market, of course. Back for the sixth season, we welcome 16 artisans and food trucks to Crafts and Drafts. Don’t miss Atlantic City Beer Festival winner Lone Eagle Brewing in Flemington, NJ and Marketspace Vendor Events – the perfect fall pairing! Vendors are welcome to sample the brew.

This event is free to attend, family-friendly, and dogs are permitted in the tasting room only.

Address: 44 Stangl Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822

Oct
14
Mon
2019
Story Time at the Clock Scarecrows @ Eastman Plaza
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Story Time at the Clock Scarecrows @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford’s annual Scarecrow Stroll is one of our favorite events, so we’re thrilled to be hosting a scarecrow story time during it! Come join us by the clock in Eastman Plaza for some lightly spooky stories and songs. When you’re done, take a walk and check out all the amazing scarecrows downtown!

No registration required, just drop in!

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Harvest Festival @ pin Aunt Betty Frazee House
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Harvest Festival @ pin Aunt Betty Frazee House | Scotch Plains | New Jersey | United States

Annual Harvest Festival includes:
– Pony rides and petting zoo
– Haunted trail
– Face painting
– Bouncy House
– Pumpkin toss / bowl and other games
– Live music
– Food trucks

Free parking across the street at Votech and shuttle provided to the event.

Nov
3
Sun
2019
Crafts and Drafts at Beach Haus Brewery @ Beach Haus Brewery
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crafts and Drafts at Beach Haus Brewery @ Beach Haus Brewery | Belmar | New Jersey | United States

Marketspace returns to Beach Haus Brewing for Crafts and Drafts on November 3, 2019. This indoor pop-up market features 17 local artisans.

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing @ Jersey Girl Brewing
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing @ Jersey Girl Brewing | Hackettstown | New Jersey | United States

Marketspace returns to Jersey Girl Brewing for Crafts and Drafts on November 9, 2019. This pop-up handmade market features 16 local artisans inside of the brewery warehouse.

Please note: There will not be food trucks on-site for this event. Jersey Girl highly recommends a number of local restaurants for take-out or delivery. You are also welcome to bring your own food into the brewery. Free admission and children are warmly welcomed! Vendors are welcome to sample the brew.

Address: 426 Sand Shore Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum @ The Red Mill Museum
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum @ The Red Mill Museum | Clinton | New Jersey | United States

Marketspace Vendor Events joins The Red Mill Museum Village’s 10th annual Festival of Trees and Dicken’s Days to bring you the Winter Village at The Red Mill.

This three-day German-style outdoor, tented and heated, winter craft market in the heart of Clinton, New Jersey features over 40 local craft artisans, vintage peddlers, and food trucks.

The Red Mill Museum Village’s annual Festival of Trees is comprised of a decorated tree and wreath silent auction fundraiser benefiting the museum’s preservation. Guests are invited to tour 12 historic buildings on the beautifully decorated grounds of the museum while enjoying performances by Clinton’s ‘Dickens Days’ theatrical carolers.

A general admission fee of $10 (free to museum members, active Military and children ages 6 and under) will be retained by the museum for guests entering the festival and winter village. Food trucks will be available on-site. This event is family-friendly.

After visiting our German-style holiday market, step back into the Victorian era in Downtown Clinton as you visit with Father Christmas, role play with Charles Dickens and Scrooge, and board a horse-drawn carriage for a tour of the town. The tree lighting is a show stopper you don’t want to miss. Make a day of it in Clinton, NJ!

The Red Mill is the most photographed location in the state of New Jersey! Please feel free to bring your camera and take photographs.

Address: 56 Main St, Clinton, New Jersey 08809

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum @ The Red Mill Museum
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum @ The Red Mill Museum | Clinton | New Jersey | United States

Marketspace Vendor Events joins The Red Mill Museum Village’s 10th annual Festival of Trees and Dicken’s Days to bring you the Winter Village at The Red Mill.

This three-day German-style outdoor, tented and heated, winter craft market in the heart of Clinton, New Jersey features over 40 local craft artisans, vintage peddlers, and food trucks.

The Red Mill Museum Village’s annual Festival of Trees is comprised of a decorated tree and wreath silent auction fundraiser benefiting the museum’s preservation. Guests are invited to tour 12 historic buildings on the beautifully decorated grounds of the museum while enjoying performances by Clinton’s ‘Dickens Days’ theatrical carolers.

A general admission fee of $10 (free to museum members, active Military and children ages 6 and under) will be retained by the museum for guests entering the festival and winter village. Food trucks will be available on-site. This event is family-friendly.

After visiting our German-style holiday market, step back into the Victorian era in Downtown Clinton as you visit with Father Christmas, role play with Charles Dickens and Scrooge, and board a horse-drawn carriage for a tour of the town. The tree lighting is a show stopper you don’t want to miss. Make a day of it in Clinton, NJ!

The Red Mill is the most photographed location in the state of New Jersey! Please feel free to bring your camera and take photographs.

Address: 56 Main St, Clinton, New Jersey 08809

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum @ The Red Mill Museum
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum @ The Red Mill Museum | Clinton | New Jersey | United States

Marketspace Vendor Events joins The Red Mill Museum Village’s 10th annual Festival of Trees and Dicken’s Days to bring you the Winter Village at The Red Mill.

This three-day German-style outdoor, tented and heated, winter craft market in the heart of Clinton, New Jersey features over 40 local craft artisans, vintage peddlers, and food trucks.

The Red Mill Museum Village’s annual Festival of Trees is comprised of a decorated tree and wreath silent auction fundraiser benefiting the museum’s preservation. Guests are invited to tour 12 historic buildings on the beautifully decorated grounds of the museum while enjoying performances by Clinton’s ‘Dickens Days’ theatrical carolers.

A general admission fee of $10 (free to museum members, active Military and children ages 6 and under) will be retained by the museum for guests entering the festival and winter village. Food trucks will be available on-site. This event is family-friendly.

After visiting our German-style holiday market, step back into the Victorian era in Downtown Clinton as you visit with Father Christmas, role play with Charles Dickens and Scrooge, and board a horse-drawn carriage for a tour of the town. The tree lighting is a show stopper you don’t want to miss. Make a day of it in Clinton, NJ!

The Red Mill is the most photographed location in the state of New Jersey! Please feel free to bring your camera and take photographs.

Address: 56 Main St, Clinton, New Jersey 08809

Jan
6
Mon
2020
Unquiet Library: Record Art, Grades 4-6 @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Unquiet Library: Record Art, Grades 4-6 @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

We’ll be taking LP sleeves and defacing them in fun ways! Add googly eyes to both Simon and Garfunkel! Give Billy Joel a glitter mustache! Make it your own! Registration is not required, just drop in.

Jan
9
Thu
2020
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Looking for some good reading at bargain prices? The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to visit their used book sale in the Cranford Public Library’s Friendly Book Cellar in January. Items for sale include more than 10,000 adult and children’s books, as well as CDs, DVDs, and recorded books. Prices range from $.25 to $2.00, except for a few specially marked items. Saturday is Bag Day; fill a bag with books for just $8.00. The library is located at 224 Walnut Avenue. The entrance to the sale is through the side door, just off the main parking lot. The sale is wheelchair accessible. Proceeds benefit the library. For more information about the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, go to cranfordlibrary.org and click on Friends of the Library. The Library is accessible to all.

1:00pm-8:30pm Thursday, 10:00am-4:30pm Friday, 10:00am-3:30pm Saturday

Jan
10
Fri
2020
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Looking for some good reading at bargain prices? The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to visit their used book sale in the Cranford Public Library’s Friendly Book Cellar in January. Items for sale include more than 10,000 adult and children’s books, as well as CDs, DVDs, and recorded books. Prices range from $.25 to $2.00, except for a few specially marked items. Saturday is Bag Day; fill a bag with books for just $8.00. The library is located at 224 Walnut Avenue. The entrance to the sale is through the side door, just off the main parking lot. The sale is wheelchair accessible. Proceeds benefit the library. For more information about the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, go to cranfordlibrary.org and click on Friends of the Library. The Library is accessible to all.

1:00pm-8:30pm Thursday, 10:00am-4:30pm Friday, 10:00am-3:30pm Saturday

Jan
11
Sat
2020
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Looking for some good reading at bargain prices? The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to visit their used book sale in the Cranford Public Library’s Friendly Book Cellar in January. Items for sale include more than 10,000 adult and children’s books, as well as CDs, DVDs, and recorded books. Prices range from $.25 to $2.00, except for a few specially marked items. Saturday is Bag Day; fill a bag with books for just $8.00. The library is located at 224 Walnut Avenue. The entrance to the sale is through the side door, just off the main parking lot. The sale is wheelchair accessible. Proceeds benefit the library. For more information about the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, go to cranfordlibrary.org and click on Friends of the Library. The Library is accessible to all.

1:00pm-8:30pm Thursday, 10:00am-4:30pm Friday, 10:00am-3:30pm Saturday

Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 11 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Literary Café is a book chat program. The format is simple: Bring a few of your recent favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. If you don’t have a copy of the book you want to talk about, that’s okay, too. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. 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. Attend as many sessions as you’d like. Admission is free and all are welcome. Sessions take place in the Raddin Room, and are one hour long.

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 8 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Literary Café is a book chat program. The format is simple: Bring a few of your recent favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. If you don’t have a copy of the book you want to talk about, that’s okay, too. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. 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. Attend as many sessions as you’d like. Admission is free and all are welcome. Sessions take place in the Raddin Room, and are one hour long.

Sep
14
Mon
2020
Cranford Township Facilities Reopen to the Public @ Township of Cranford Municipal Building
Sep 14 all-day
Township offices and facilities will reopen to the public starting Monday, Sept. 14. The public can visit the Municipal Building, Cranford Library, and Centennial Avenue Fitness Center. The Community Center will not be open for walk-ins but clubs and civic organizations may reserve a room for meetings or activities.
  • Everyone entering a public building must wear a mask and observe other protocols like social distancing.
  • Each of the facilities has installed plexiglass dividers, safety signage, and hand sanitizer dispensers
Municipal Building
  • The building is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm; you are encouraged to call or email ahead to make certain the person you wish to see is available.
  • We ask that you leave the building once you have completed your business.
  • The Township installed secure lockboxes at the rear and Health Dept. entrances for your convenience so you don’t have to come into the building if you are dropping off items. You can use the boxes for tax payments, building, zoning and engineering applications and health forms.
  • Please use the entrance from the parking lot and go the Reception Desk.
  • For more information, telephone numbers, email addresses, or to download forms please go to www.cranfordnj.org.

Centennial Avenue Indoor Pool & Fitness Center
  • The Fitness Center will be open Monday through Friday, 5 am to 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 6 pm.
  • Maximum capacity is 22 people; if capacity is reached, members have the option to wait (one out, one in).
  • Members must scan membership card to facilitate contact tracing, if necessary.
  • The facility and equipment will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day
  • Some equipment has been removed and remaining equipment is adequately spaced.
  • Members will be required to fill out a pre-screening form upon entry and have temperature taken.
  • Arrive dressed for your workout; bring your own hand towel, water, yoga mat.
  • Locker rooms are only for hand washing and rest room. No showers.
  • No guests will be permitted; babysitting room will be closed.
  • Registration: https://register.communitypass.net/Cranford; for more information please call 908-709-7260 or email [email protected].
  • Indoor Pool: Target date for opening the indoor pool is October 5. Orange Avenue Pool will remain open from now until September 27th, 4-7 pm on weekdays, 12-6 pm on weekends and 11:15 AM – 1:30 PM during the week for lap swim by reservation only.
Cranford Library
  • The Library will begin limited open hours for browsing new books in adult, young adult, children, and media collections. This will be in a new, dedicated space inside the Walnut Avenue entrance area.
  • The area is small, so one person at a time will be allowed entry for a 10-minute period.
  • Small children will be allowed with a parent or caregiver and must be supervised.
  • Library users can check out items or request items located elsewhere in the Library at the Circulation Desk. Library staff will pull those items and deliver to the front desk.
  • Library hours will be:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 11 am to 1pm and 5 to 7 pm
  • Wednesday: 11 am to 1 pm and 7 to 9 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
  • For more information about the Library hours, programs, Grab & Go, Lending the Internet and getting a Library card please click here or call 709-7272.
Community Center
  • Community organizations and clubs are invited to reserve rooms for meetings or activities. The staff has information about maximum capacity for each room in the Community Center and will assist you in booking a room to best accommodate your group.
  • The gym and teen room remain closed and programs will not resume in person at this time.
  • To reserve a room or get more information call 908-709-7283
Nov
22
Sun
2020
Deutscher Club of Clark Winterfest @ Deutscher Club
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm