Cranford Calendar

Jun
7
Fri
2019
Feast of St. Anthony at Church of the Assumption @ Church of the Assumption
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
YMCA ACHIEVERS 21st ANNUAL BANQUET JUNE 7 @ The Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
YMCA ACHIEVERS 21st ANNUAL BANQUET JUNE 7 @ The Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom  | Berkeley Heights | New Jersey | United States

The Westfield Area YMCA, in collaboration with the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and Plainfield YMCA will host the 21st Annual Achievers Banquet on Friday, June 7, from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at The Westwood, 438 North Avenue in Garwood.  The evening will include a cocktail hour with live musical performances by students; dinner and dancing; an art auction and tricky tray.  The tricky tray features over 20 items including offerings from Lord & Taylor, Plainfield Symphony, Kidoolo, Somerset Patriots and NY Broadway Tours.  At the banquet, graduating high school seniors, Achievers alumni and Connell Company scholarship recipients will be recognized with certificates distributed by Assemblywoman Linda Carter.

This year’s event features speakers and artists:

Keynote Speaker, Tobias Truvillion, is best known as an actor on In Contempt and Empire.  He is also a film producer, philanthropist, inner-city youth mentor, advocate, and arts instructor.

Banquet Guest Artist, John Stanisci, is a Marvel/DC Comic illustrator who will auction his work to benefit the Achievers program.  John has been a professional illustrator for over 18 years working for all the major comic book publishers drawing characters such as Spider Man, Batman, Catwoman, Superman, and The Hulk.

Positive Peer Pressure Speaker, Dean A. Scott, is co-founder of Cocoa Mocha Kids, an online social media resource page that reviews products for children of color. Ten-year-old Dean and mom Tasha are also the creators of The Mia London “Perfectly Perfect Pajama” Collection, the first pajama collection for children of color.

Proceeds of the 21st Annual Banquet will benefit the Achievers Program. To attend or support, please visit www.westfieldynj.org/programs/leadership-development/ or the Westfield Area YMCA Welcome Center at 220 Clark Street in Westfield.  Ad Journal or vendor table submissions are due by May 31st.  Individual or table tickets must be purchased by June 3rd.

The Westfield Area YMCA Achievers began 21 years ago as part of a national program focusing on college readiness, career development, leadership, life skills and mentoring for diverse high school students from Union County. The goal is to raise the academic standards of young people, expose students to diverse career options and inspire them to reach their goals. Achievers also participate in community service activities, celebrate their history, culture and traditions, receive college prep tutoring and essay assistance. This program is available at little or no cost to participants.

For inquiries about the banquet or how to otherwise support these leaders of tomorrow, please contact Janice A. Carthens at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x227,[email protected] or Nadya Lawrence at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x280,[email protected].

Jun
8
Sat
2019
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Program @ Union County College
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Program @ Union County College | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

On Saturday, June 8th, there will be a Household Hazardous Waste Program at Union County College located on Springfield Avenue in Cranford.  The event will be held from 9 am to 2 pm.  Items for drop off include old pesticides & herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, oil-based paints, and deck stain.  Latex Paint (wall paint) is NOT ACCEPTED.  It should be dried out and discarded in with your regular garbage.

Please visit www.ucnj.org/recycling for more information or directions.

Jun
9
Sun
2019
Pentecost Celebration – St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church
Jun 9 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Pentecost Celebration - St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Liturgies for the feast of Pentecost (the birthday of the Church) will be celebrated at 5:30 P.M Saturday (June 8) and on June 9th. at 7:30 A.M., 9 A.M., 10:30 A.M.(choral) and 12 Noon.

This feast day is celebrated with joyful music, colorful flowers, banners and more.

Join in the festivities of this day wearing something red, orange or yellow, the colors of Pentecost.

All are invited.

Celebrate Cranford @ Downtown Cranford
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Cranford @ Downtown Cranford

Mark your calendars for June 9. We’re designating it “Celebrate Cranford,” in honor of Cranford’s recent ranking as the top downtown in NJ! The event will have a Kid Zone, Fit Fest, Music, and Sloppy Joe Eating Contest! The event is sponsored by Downtown Cranford, Cranford Community Connection, Cranford Jaycees, Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce, Hanson Park Conservancy, and Cranford Municipal Alliance. The day promises to be a true celebration of everything we love about Cranford.

Sloppy Joe Eating Contest @ Downtown Cranford
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm
Feast of St. Anthony at Church of the Assumption @ Church of the Assumption
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jun
10
Mon
2019
Teen Advisory Group @ Cranford Public Library, Teen Zone
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Teen Advisory Group @ Cranford Public Library, Teen Zone | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us as we share ideas and talk about ways to improve the Teen Zone! Help plan programs, select new materials, and earn community service hours, just for showing up. Bring your friends and make new ones. Snacks will be provided.

Jun
12
Wed
2019
NEW ADULT CO-ED WALLYBALL LEAGUE LAUNCHING AT WESTFIELD AREA YMCA
Jun 12 all-day
NEW ADULT CO-ED WALLYBALL LEAGUE LAUNCHING AT WESTFIELD AREA YMCA

Similar to volleyball and played in a racquetball court, Wallyball provides an element of surprise as an ordinary volley can go a whole new direction when the ball is played off the walls. This new co-ed adult league requires three players, with at least one who is female, on the court with rosters of up to 5 people. One hour games will be held Wednesday at either 6:45, 7:45, or 8:45PM from June 19 through July 31.  In-person registration as a team or as an individual is required by 6/12 at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark Street, Westfield.  Registration will close sooner if maximum capacity is reached.  Open Wallyball will be held for interested players 7:00-9:00PM on June 5. Questions? Contact Amanda Aguirre, Director of Physical Programs, at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x258 or [email protected].

Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts
Jun 12 @ 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.

Mobile Paper Shredding Event @ Clark Public Works
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mobile Paper Shredding Event @ Clark Public Works | Clark | New Jersey | United States

Union County will host two Mobile Paper Shredding Events in June; the first on Saturday, June 1st at Union County College Cranford Campus located on Springfield Avenue (in the back parking lot by the planetarium) and then on Wednesday, June 12 at Clark Public Works located at 315 Westfield Avenue in Clark.  Both events will run from 9 am to 1 pm or until the truck(s) get filled.  Residents can bring up to four bags of confidential documents for shredding.  Please DO NOT bring material that is already shredded.

Please visit www.ucnj.org/recycling for more information or directions.

Scrap Metal Recycling
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scrap Metal Recycling @ Clark | New Jersey | United States

Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling program also continues in June.  The events are the first Thursday and Third Saturday of each month.  This month the collections will be on Thursday, June 6th and Saturday, June 15th.    There are two (2) locations in Union County for residents to drop off their metal for recycling, one in Cranford and Rahway.  All locations will be open from 9 am to 12 pm.  Residents can drop off old appliances, microwaves, air conditioners, and metal lawn furniture to name a few.

Visit http://ucnj.org/recycling/scrap-metal/ for locations and details.

Please visit www.ucnj.org/recycling for more information or directions.

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Jun 12 @ 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.

Jun
13
Thu
2019
Entrepreneurship 101 @ UCEDC
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneurship 101 @ UCEDC | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.

At one time or another, almost everyone has had the idea of starting their own business. What separates the successful businesses from the ones that crash and burn is the work done to realistically determine if the business will succeed. The excitement that comes with entrepreneurship needs to be tempered by due diligence before you move forward in your venture.

This six-week course will help guide you through the early stages of the entrepreneurial process and give you the best chance to turn your business idea into a success.

Introduction to Cannabis in New Jersey @ Union County College
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Cannabis in New Jersey @ Union County College | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

New Jersey’s medical marijuana program is expanding. Interested in understanding how it works and where it’s likely to lead? This evening workshop offered through Union County College will cover the current state of cannabis in New Jersey, including NJ’s medical marijuana program, its plans for broader legalization, and how NJ law compares to other states with cannabis markets.

Who should attend: All members of the public, including professionals, entrepreneurs, students and local government officials, are invited to attend and gain clarity into this rapidly changing industry.

Presented by Jennifer Cabrera, an attorney and Cranford resident, with guest speakers including Rani Soto of Leaflaunch and the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association.

Register here: https://www.ucc.edu/continuing-and-professional-education-and-workforce-development/instant-enrollment/

Jun
14
Fri
2019
Cranford Area Chamber Closed Board Meeting @ Cranford Community Center
Jun 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Cranford Area Chamber Closed Board Meeting @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Closed Board Meeting

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Scrap Metal Recycling
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scrap Metal Recycling @ Clark | New Jersey | United States

Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling program also continues in June.  The events are the first Thursday and Third Saturday of each month.  This month the collections will be on Thursday, June 6th and Saturday, June 15th.    There are two (2) locations in Union County for residents to drop off their metal for recycling, one in Cranford and Rahway.  All locations will be open from 9 am to 12 pm.  Residents can drop off old appliances, microwaves, air conditioners, and metal lawn furniture to name a few.

Visit http://ucnj.org/recycling/scrap-metal/ for locations and details.

Please visit www.ucnj.org/recycling for more information or directions.

June Movie Series @ Cranford Theater
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
June Movie Series @ Cranford Theater

Our partnership with Cranford Theater continues with the June Movie Series, centered around classic summer movies. Check out the schedule below and remember, tickets are only $8 for adults and $6 for kids. The movies will be shown at 11AM Saturday mornings, so why not grab lunch downtown afterwards also? Our thanks to That Suburban Life from Lindsay Lehault Real Estate for sponsoring the movie series!
• National Lampoon’s Vacation (June 1st)
• The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (June 8th)
• Troop Beverly Hills (June 15th)
• The Great Outdoors (June 22nd)
• Summer Rental (June 29th)

Square Foot Gardening At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy as we learn the basics of Square Foot Gardening with Althea Llewellyn.  Gather your blankets and chairs and meet us at Hanson Park on Saturday, June 15th at 2:00 PM for this free presentation!  It’s a simple, efficient and productive way to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers in a small space with less effort.  This innovative method of gardening was created by Mel Bartholomew.  And with this method, anyone can develop a green thumb!  Come one, come all, this presentation is appropriate for ages 6 to 106!
 
Althea Llewellyn is an environmental educator and speaker.  She is First Vice President of the Master Gardeners of Union County.  She is also a Certified Master Gardener and Certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor.
 
Hanson Park is located at 38 Springfield Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  In the event of inclement weather, we will be relocating to the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Ave.  This presentation is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy, a non-profit group dedicated to developing and maintaining Hanson Park and providing the community with educational programs and workshops.  To learn more, please visit our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com 
Square Foot Gardening At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Square Foot Gardening At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy as we learn the basics of Square Foot Gardening with Althea Llewellyn.  Gather your blankets and chairs and meet us at Hanson Park on Saturday, June 15th at 2:00 PM for this free presentation!  It’s a simple, efficient and productive way to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers in a small space with less effort.  This innovative method of gardening was created by Mel Bartholomew.  And with this method, anyone can develop a green thumb!  Come one, come all, this presentation is appropriate for ages 6 to 106!
 
Althea Llewellyn is an environmental educator and speaker.  She is First Vice President of the Master Gardeners of Union County.  She is also a Certified Master Gardener and Certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor.
 
Hanson Park is located at 38 Springfield Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  In the event of inclement weather, we will be relocating to the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Ave.  This presentation is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy, a non-profit group dedicated to developing and maintaining Hanson Park and providing the community with educational programs and workshops.  To learn more, please visit our website,www.hansonparkconservancy.com