Cranford Calendar

Apr
28
Thu
2022
Wonder Culinary Hiring Event @ Wonder Central Kitchen
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wonder Culinary Hiring Event @ Wonder Central Kitchen

Join us at our state-of-the-art Central Kitchen for our in-person culinary hiring events scheduled every Thursday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm from April 21, 2022, through May 26, 2022.

When: Thursdays from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Where: 42 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ

We are hiring for the following full-time positions:
Cooks
Food Prep Packers
Utility Associates (Dishwashers)

Health Benefits, 401K, PTO – all benefits start on day 1 of employment. We are offering $1,000.00 sign-on bonuses.

Come in and meet our team and learn about all employment opportunities at Wonder!!
If you can’t attend on a Thursday please email [email protected] or [email protected]

Apr
29
Fri
2022
Used Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library
Apr 29 all-day
Used Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library

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 from Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30, 2021. Browse through thousands of books at low prices. This sale is open to all, and registration is required.

Attendees are invited to sign up for a one-hour session, starting on the hour. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION ONLY; reservations for multiple sessions will be canceled except for the first session booked.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/used-book-sale-tickets-275158816427

Only cash and checks are accepted; no credit or debit cards. For the safety of attendees and volunteers, masks must be worn at all times.

Roselle Park Arbor Day Ceremony @ Sherman Elementary School
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am
Roselle Park Arbor Day Ceremony @ Sherman Elementary School

On Friday, April 29th, the Borough of Roselle Park will be celebrating Arbor Day 2022 with its
annual Arbor Day Ceremony beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Sherman Elementary School, located at
375 East Grant Avenue. The annual tree-planting ceremony will be followed by the distribution
of seedlings to attendees.

This year’s ceremony will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. Arbor Day’s roots
lie in Nebraska when in 1872, a journalist by the name of Julius Sterling Morton moved to
Nebraska City and purchased 160 acres of land. There, he planted a wide variety of trees and
shrubs and would spread his knowledge of trees in his work as editor of the state’s newspaper.
He proposed a day where everyone could reflect the appreciation of all trees, and Arbor Day
was born.

“The Borough’s Arbor Day Ceremony is a fantastic event every year,” said Mayor Joe
Signorello. “This year we will be planting a Redbud tree and distributing 500 seedlings to
everyone who attends – it’s a great way to create environmental awareness here in Roselle
Park. I encourage all residents to attend to get hands-on experience with tree planting.”
This event is free to attend and open to all Roselle Park residents. For more information, please
call 908-245-0666.

Apr
30
Sat
2022
TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE SPRING 2022 @ Cranford
Apr 30 all-day
TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE SPRING 2022 @ Cranford

Find some great bargains as homes throughout Cranford hold sales between 9 and 4. The sale benefits Cranford Family Care and is on rain or shine.

Used Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library
Apr 30 all-day
Used Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library

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 from Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30, 2021. Browse through thousands of books at low prices. This sale is open to all, and registration is required.

Attendees are invited to sign up for a one-hour session, starting on the hour. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION ONLY; reservations for multiple sessions will be canceled except for the first session booked.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/used-book-sale-tickets-275158816427

Only cash and checks are accepted; no credit or debit cards. For the safety of attendees and volunteers, masks must be worn at all times.

Cranford Schools Friends of Performing Arts – Arts Day @ Downtown Cranford
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cranford Schools Friends of Performing Arts - Arts Day @ Downtown Cranford

Arts Day and the Cranford Film Festival are this Saturday, April 30 in the downtown.
The day begins at noon and features performing artists from Cranford High School and other
groups from Cranford. Have a student starting in the performing arts? Come see how their talent
will grow by high school!

Some of the works by Cranford High School fine arts students will be displayed around town.
There also will be an auction for donated art pieces by photographer Frank Little and sports art
by Kessler’s Corner.

Arts Day is free and ends with a community drum circle at 3:45/4pm Anyone can participate!
Afterwards, the Cranford Film Festival shows its best of fest, starting at 6pm at the Cranford
Theater. Some tickets are still available at CranfordFilmFestival.org. If tickets sell out, you can
still see the films virtually.

Arts Day is a collaboration between Downtown Cranford and the Cranford Schools Friends of
Performing Arts and is sponsored by realtor Julie Murphy. The Cranford Film Festival is a
fundraiser for CSFOPA, a booster parents group for the Cranford School District’s performing
arts.

Here is the schedule of performers for Arts Day:
At the clock:
Noon: Shining Stars
12:45 pm: CHS jazz band
1:30 pm: the Cranford Dramatic Club
2:15 pm: Celebration Singers
3 pm: CHS Madrigals, West End Blend/ Noteworthy
3:45/4: Drum Circle

Eastman Plaza, by post office:
12:15 pm: Yvette’s Dance Studio
1pm: Hamsa Dance
1:45 pm: CHS dance
2:30pm: CHS improv
3:15pm: Beyond Dance

Come enjoy your downtown and reconnect with the performing arts!

“MAKE IT A PLAY DATE” AT THE WESTFIELD AREA YMCA’S FREE HEALTHY KIDS DAY @ Westfield Area YMCA
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
“MAKE IT A PLAY DATE” AT THE WESTFIELD AREA YMCA’S FREE HEALTHY KIDS DAY @ Westfield Area YMCA | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

“MAKE IT A PLAYDATE” AT THE WESTFIELD AREA YMCA’S FREE HEALTHY KIDS DAY ON APRIL 30

The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to host Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 30. This event is free for members and the community to encourage healthy, safe interaction and activity for all.  Activities are outdoor or virtual at the Main Y Facility, located at 220 Clark Street, Westfield.

Free outdoor activities from 1:00-3:00 pm include:

  • Storytime with a campfire and s’mores
  • Family Yoga
  • Outdoor games including corn hole, T-Ball, Gaga, and more
  • Vehicles and visits from the Westfield Police and Fire Departments
  • Healthy snacks

Then, join us inside from 4:00-6:30 pm for Family Swim!

If possible, we ask that you bring a can for the Westfield Food Pantry which especially needs rice, “meals in a can” (Chili, ravioli, etc.), pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, peanut butter and pancake mix.

This Healthy Kids Day is a culmination of Healthy Kids Week where members can participate in Healthy BINGO where they can fill a square for each completed healthy physical or mental activity. Once a straight or diagonal line has been filled, turn in your card for a prize!  The week will be full of healthy snacks, virtual fitness classes, and the opportunity to write letters or draw pictures to send to socially isolated individuals.  A Mental Health Resource Table will be set up in the Main Y Facility lobby for members and guests to obtain valuable information.

For details, please visit www.westfieldynj.org or call 908-301-9622.

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 YMCA programs and memberships for those who qualify.

Vigil in Support of the People of Ukraine @ 9/11 Memorial Park
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
Cranford Film Festival @ The Cranford Theater
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cranford Film Festival @ The Cranford Theater

Get ready for the 2nd Annual Cranford Film Festival!
Saturday, April 30, 2022
at the Cranford Theater
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Lights, Camera, Action! The 2nd Annual Cranford Film Festival is almost here. This year’s selection of films includes celebrity cameos from Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Kevin Smith (Clerks), Fred Melamed (A Serious Man, Lovesick, Law & Order), Linda Purl (Happy Days, Matlock), and Norm Lewis (Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon- Broadway) and there’s something for everyone’s taste: comedy, suspense, drama, animation, issue-driven films, and music videos. In addition, we have 8 Cranford-related films, either set in Cranford or directed, produced, or performed by a Cranford resident!

This year, we will have a live screening of the “Best of the Fest “ (including all 8 Cranford-related films) at the Cranford Theater on Saturday, April 30th from 6 – 10 pm, as well as the complete festival selection of 45 films available for viewing online from April 23 – May 8. Along with the in-theater screening on April 30th, we’ll also be hosting a pre-party at Ciao Amici from 4 – 6 with filmmakers in attendance. There will also be two Q&A sessions with filmmakers at the live in-theater screening.

May
1
Sun
2022
Cranford Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wild Earth Fest and Touch-A-Truck @ Trailside Nature & Science Center
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wild Earth Fest and Touch-A-Truck this Sunday, May 1st, from 11:00AM to 5:00PM at the Watchung Reservation. Wild Earth Fest is an outdoor family event featuring live animals, kids’ activities, nature education, food, music and more. It will be at Trailside Nature and Science Center, located at 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside.

Touch-A-Truck is an outdoor, kid-friendly event featuring specialized vehicles from various governmental agencies throughout Union County. It will be in the lower Loop parking lot, located in the Watchung Reservation.

Admission is $5.00 per person and includes both events. Children ages six-and-under are free.

May
4
Wed
2022
Holocaust Day of Remembrance @ Hillside Avenue School
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
May
5
Thu
2022
Wonder Culinary Hiring Event @ Wonder Central Kitchen
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wonder Culinary Hiring Event @ Wonder Central Kitchen

Join us at our state-of-the-art Central Kitchen for our in-person culinary hiring events scheduled every Thursday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm from April 21, 2022, through May 26, 2022.

When: Thursdays from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Where: 42 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ

We are hiring for the following full-time positions:
Cooks
Food Prep Packers
Utility Associates (Dishwashers)

Health Benefits, 401K, PTO – all benefits start on day 1 of employment. We are offering $1,000.00 sign-on bonuses.

Come in and meet our team and learn about all employment opportunities at Wonder!!
If you can’t attend on a Thursday please email [email protected] or [email protected]

May
6
Fri
2022
Cranford Woman’s Club Sip & Shop @ Downtown Cranford
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cranford Woman’s Club Sip & Shop @ Downtown Cranford

Please join us in downtown Cranford for an evening of Sipping and Shopping!

Registration will be at the Wine Garden Tent on Alden Street from 5-7 pm and again from 7-9 pm. The price is $30 per ticket and includes your goody bag! Inside you will find a wristband, 4 drink tickets to be used at our world-renowned wine garden, and special coupons/offers exclusive to sip and shoppers. You do not want to miss this great event and fundraiser!

Please be sure to pre-register for the time slot you desire. The time slot is only for access to the wine tent to avoid overcrowding and ensure a great experience, all shoppers are encouraged to shop the entire 4 hours of the event. This event will sell out quickly, so do not wait to purchase your tickets.

You may also pick up your pre-paid goody bag the day before, May 5th from 5-7pm at 7 Balmiere Parkway. This way you don’t waste a single minute of your Sip & Shop adventure!

We all know how important it is to support our local businesses now more than ever and we would love for our Cranford merchants to feel the love throughout this special evening. We are eternally grateful to them and to the Downtown Management Corp (DMC) for their constant support of CWC. We could not pull of this beloved event without them. Proceeds to benefit Cranford Woman’s Club philanthropic and scholarship fund.

NOTE: Tickets must be exchanged for admission.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-shop-in-downtown-cranford-spring-2022-tickets-313994625377

May
7
Sat
2022
Floraphile Garden Club of Cranford’s Garage Sale/Plant Sale Fundraiser @ Floraphile Member
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, wouldn’t it be great to find Mom, Grandma, Auntie, all the ladies on the list, a special, one-of-a-kind gift and support a good cause?! Well you can, on Saturday, May 7th from 9:00AM-2:00PM, the Floraphile Garden Club of Cranford will be hosting their Garage Sale/Plant Sale Fundraiser at 469 Brookside Ct. in Cranford. The Floraphiles have created special succulent planters for the occasion! Come on out to find a great selection of plants, vintage jewelry, household goods, clothes, toys and much more! This a rain or shine event! Proceeds from this fundraiser support the Floraphile Garden Club and their involvement in numerous community service projects.

Founded in 1950, the Floraphile Garden Club has been an active and integral part of the Cranford community for over 70 years. We have members of all ages and gardening abilities. Community service is one of the core tenets of the group. Besides giving back to the First Aid Squad, members participate in the yearly clean-up and beautification of Girl Scout Park, Orange Ave. Pool and the Cranford Community Center. The Floraphiles have also offered horticultural therapy programs and have started hosting garden workshops for seniors and now youth programs through Cranford’s Recreation & Parks Department. Members participate in many exciting workshops, informative presentations, charitable projects and garden tours. If you are interested in learning more about the Floraphile Garden Club, please like us on Facebook or Instagram.

CHS Project Graduation Food Truck Event @ Nomahegan Park
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
CHS Project Graduation Food Truck Event @ Nomahegan Park
CHS Project Graduation Food Truck Event
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Nomahegan Park, Cranford, NJ
**Wristbands required to enter**
Advance purchase: $5.00 per person (children 5 and under free). Cost at gate/day of $7.
Your wristbands will be available for pick up prior to the event at a TBD time and location.
Questions? Contact us at: [email protected]
Sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmFGSXcHhWvvFcfBCXd1k3eYtmSZryNm8qH_uiHojNEu_XWw/viewform
May
11
Wed
2022
Raconteur Radio Presents Sherlock Holmes & The Final Problem @ Cranford Community Center
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Raconteur Radio Presents Sherlock Holmes & The Final Problem @ Cranford Community Center

We are thrilled to welcome back Raconteur Radio for another in-person radio play! Join us at the Cranford Community Center on Wednesday May 11 at 7pm. Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature/film, and pop culture parodies for live audiences at traditional and improvised venues throughout the Tri-State area. They’ve been called “family friendly guerrilla theater” by the New York Times and one of “the 7 best things to do in NJ” by the Newark Star-Ledger. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

May
12
Thu
2022
Wonder Culinary Hiring Event @ Wonder Central Kitchen
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wonder Culinary Hiring Event @ Wonder Central Kitchen

Join us at our state-of-the-art Central Kitchen for our in-person culinary hiring events scheduled every Thursday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm from April 21, 2022, through May 26, 2022.

When: Thursdays from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Where: 42 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ

We are hiring for the following full-time positions:
Cooks
Food Prep Packers
Utility Associates (Dishwashers)

Health Benefits, 401K, PTO – all benefits start on day 1 of employment. We are offering $1,000.00 sign-on bonuses.

Come in and meet our team and learn about all employment opportunities at Wonder!!
If you can’t attend on a Thursday please email [email protected] or [email protected]

Garretson Financial Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Event @ Garretson Financial
May 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
14
Sat
2022
Street Savvy Cycling Clinic @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On Saturday, May 14th, the Borough of Roselle Park will host its 2nd Annual Street Savvy
Cycling Skills Clinic and Helmet Giveaway. This event is presented by 5th Ward Councilman,
Jay Robaina, and New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition Program Director, Paul Mickewicz, who will
instruct the clinic.

Paul will lead riders through bike handling skills such as starts, stops, scanning, signaling,
hazard avoidance, turning, yielding, and more so residents know what to look for and can be a
street savvy cyclist when bike riding in Roselle Park. Safe Kids Union County and Children’s
Specialized Hospital will also be providing free helmets to those without one.

Mayor Joe Signorello anticipates an even greater turnout for this year’s event. “After the
success of our first cycling clinic last summer, I’m excited to continue this program for cyclists of
all ages, especially children,” he said. “Learning how to ride a bike is the first step, but knowing
how to be safe while riding is incredibly important. I hope residents will take advantage of this
fantastic opportunity! Thank you to Councilman Robaina and everyone who is making this clinic
possible.”

The Street Savvy Cycling Clinic will take place on Saturday, May 14th from 1-4 p.m. at Michael
Mauri Gazebo Park, located at 16 East Grant Avenue. Riders should come prepared with road-
ready bikes and a properly fitted helmet. For more information, please contact the Casano
Community Center at (908) 245-0666.

This event is made possible in part by Bob’s Bicycle Service, the New Jersey Division of
Highway Traffic Safety, the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, Safe Kids Union County,
Children’s Specialized Hospital, Union County Division of Youth Services, and the Union County
Board of Commissioners.