Cranford Calendar

Apr
19
Fri
2019
Good Friday Observance at St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church
Apr 19 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Good Friday Observance at St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Good Friday will be observed at St. Michael Church with the following:

8 A.M. Morning Prayer

3 P.M. Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death

7:30 P.M. Living Station of the Cross, presented by members of the parish’s youth ministry

All are invited

Good Friday Stations of the Cross at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Apr 19 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Good Friday Stations of the Cross at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Stations of the Cross is a series of images and related prayers covering events that Jesus Christ went through on the day of his crucifixion on Mount Calvary. Stations helps Christians make a spiritual connection to the suffering Christ endured on his Passion. It is typically a path of 14 numbered images arranged around the nave of a church. Worshipers stop at each station in order for specific prayers and reflections.

Good Friday Service @ Calvary Lutheran Church
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Good Friday Service @ Calvary Lutheran Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

A day to remember the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us, so that our sins may be forgiven. Our Tenebrae Service or Service of Darkness is a somber service concluding with a “Strepitus” or loud noise symbolizing the earthquake and agony of creation at the death of Christ. This is Christ’s church, and there is a place for you here.

Good Friday Taize Service at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Good Friday Taize Service at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Taize form of worship utilizes short repetitive chants and periods of silence to nurture a quiet meditative space for us to encounter God. The church will be specially decorated for the service with Taize-inspired elements to create an environment of intimacy. All are welcome!

Apr
20
Sat
2019
Holy Saturday Observance at St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church
Apr 20 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Holy Saturday Observance at St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Holy Saturday will be celebrated with the following:
8 A.M. Morning Prayer
8:30 A.M. Blessing of the Food
8:30 P.M. Liturgy of the Great Vigil of Easter.
This Liturgy will include, Lighting of the New Fire and Blessing of the Paschal Candle, singing of the Exsultet, Liturgy of the Word, Singing of the Gloria, Proclamation of the Gospel, Blessing of the Water and Liturgy of the Eucharist.

All are invited.

2019 Cranford River Cleanup
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Cranford Spring Movie Series @ Cranford Theater
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am
Downtown Cranford Spring Movie Series @ Cranford Theater | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

New Vision Theatres and Downtown Cranford invite you to join us every Saturday in April at 11 a.m. for our Spring Movie Series.

Tickets are $8 for Adults and $ for children.

APRIL 6 – THE SANDLOT
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
APRIL 13 – KICKING AND SCREAMING
Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father’s competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids’ soccer team, and soon finds that he’s also taking on his father’s dysfunctional way of relating.
APRIL 20 – THE BAD NEWS BEARS
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
APRIL 27 – LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Thank you also to That Suburban Life from Lindsay Lehault Real Estate for sponsoring the series!

Apr
21
Sun
2019
Easter Worship Sunrise Service @ Cranford United Methodist Church
Apr 21 @ 6:30 am
Feast of the Resurrection of Lord (Easter) @ St. Michael Church
Apr 21 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Feast of the Resurrection of Lord (Easter) @ St. Michael Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The feast of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Easter) will be celebrated with the following:
7 A.M. Morning Prayer
Liturgies of the Eucharist will be celebrated at
7:30 A.M. 9 A.M. 10:30 A.M.(choral) and 12 Noon -in the church
10:40 A.M and 12:10 P.M. in the Sports Center of the Parish School
All are invited to come and celebrate this joyful day.

EASTER “SONRISE” SERVICE @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am
EASTER "SONRISE" SERVICE @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

EASTER “SONRISE” SERVICE, April 21: 8 AM in the Narthex of the church. Weather permitting,
everyone is welcomed to come and worship outside and bask in the spring air while celebrating Jesus’
resurrection with an “unplugged” acoustic version of Easter Worship.

Easter Eucharist at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Easter Eucharist at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

All are invited to the Easter Rite I Eucharist service at Trinity Cranford. Come hear the story of the joy that came on that resurrection morning. A story that continues to change the world and people’s lives. ALLELUIA! All are Welcome.

Easter Sunday Worship @ Calvary Lutheran Church
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Easter Sunday Worship @ Calvary Lutheran Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Jesus is alive! And through him, God has given us all new and eternal life. Join us as we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin and death. This worship includes Bible lessons, a sermon, and spoken liturgy. Holy Communion is offered to all. This is Christ’s church, and there is a place for you here.

Children’s Easter Worship @ Calvary Lutheran Church
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Children’s Easter Worship @ Calvary Lutheran Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Jesus is alive! Join us for stories and songs celebrating Jesus rising from the dead! After the service, there will be an Easter egg hunt in the courtyard. Don’t forget your baskets!

Easter Eucharist at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Easter Eucharist at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

All are invited to the Easter RITE II service/music at Trinity Cranford. Come hear the story of the joy that came on that resurrection morning. A story that continues to change the world and people’s lives. ALLELUIA! All are Welcome.

Easter Worship @ Cranford United Methodist Church
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am
TRADITIONAL EASTER SERVICE @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am
TRADITIONAL EASTER SERVICE @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

TRADITIONAL EASTER SERVICE, April 21: 10 AM in the main Sanctuary. Full choirs, glorious music and
beautiful flowers symbolizing rebirth will enrich the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. All are invited
forward at the end of the service to sing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.

After the Easter festivities, everyone is invited back the following week for a special celebration:
A Celebration of the Helen K Baldwin Nursery School: On April 28 at 10 AM in the main Sanctuary, we
will celebrate the 63 years of Helen K. Baldwin’s service to Cranford and beyond. Teachers, parents,
current students and alums are encouraged to attend so that we can rejoice together, thanking this
wonderful school for their services.

Easter Sunday Worship @ Calvary Lutheran Church
Apr 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Easter Sunday Worship @ Calvary Lutheran Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Jesus is alive! And through him, God has given us all new and eternal life. Join us as we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin and death. This worship includes Bible lessons, a sermon, and spoken liturgy. Holy Communion is offered to all. This is Christ’s church, and there is a place for you here.

Apr
23
Tue
2019
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder with Marta McDowell @ Cranford Community Center
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder with Marta McDowell @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM as we welcome Marta McDowell, author of The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books at the Cranford Community Center.  Garden historian, Marta McDowell will take us on an entertaining journey with the beloved Little House series as we explore Wilder’s deep relationship to the landscape. Throughout, you’ll learn details about Wilder’s life and inspirations, discover how to visit the real places today, and even learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the stories. The plants, animals, and landscapes are so integral to the stories, they are practically their own characters. It is a world of prairie, forest, farm and garden. Join us as we explore the natural history, places, and plants of this beloved American children’s author.
 
Marta McDowell lives, writes and gardens in Chatham, NJ.  She teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and has worked as a horticulturist at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit.  She has been a featured speaker at locations ranging from the Arnold Arboretum to the Philadelphia Flower Show. She also wrote All the Presidents’ Gardens, a New York Times bestseller, and Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life. McDowell’s garden is included in the Smithsonian’s Archive of American Gardens.  
 
The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  McDowell will have copies of her book available for purchase and signing.  Cash or check only.  This event is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy. The program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required, but seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  For more information please go to our website www.hansonparkconservancy.com.
 
This history program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
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Apr
24
Wed
2019
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts
Apr 24 @ 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
Apr 24 @ 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.