Cranford Calendar

May
11
Mon
2020
Teen Advisory Group @ Cranford Public Library, Teen Zone
May 11 @ 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.

May
15
Fri
2020
The Extra Mile – #CranfordExtraMile
May 15 all-day

On Friday, May 15th, join us in a one-mile virtual run/walk inspired by our Track Friday event. We encourage you to go “The Extra Mile” anywhere you’re comfortable (and permitted*), any time of the day, in honor of the high school seniors who are going the extra mile for our community.

Wear Cranford colors & sports uniforms and post pictures with the hashtag #CranfordExtraMile.

All families who register through this page (https://bit.ly/JayceesExtraMile) and make a donation (any amount within your means) to the Cranford Jaycees will be entered into a raffle for some exciting door prizes from River and Rail Cantina, one of our great longtime sponsors.

* We encourage participants to stay in their neighborhoods, only walk with family members, and follow the town’s social distancing guidelines. Participants who feel more comfortable staying on their property – or who are looking for a fun twist – can participate in “The Extra Mile Challenge” at home.

May
19
Tue
2020
WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? NOV.19 The National Alliance on Mental Illness invites all who care for a loved one with a mental health illness to join our peer-led group meetings and gain support and insight from others facing similar challenges. Time: Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford. For more info: call 908-233-1628 or email: [email protected]

May
23
Sat
2020
Blood Drive – By Appointment Only – No Walk-ins Please @ Church of the Assumption
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blood Drive
Saturday, May 23, 2020
10 am – 2 pm
Church of the Assumption
Lower Chiego Hall
113 Chiego Pl (and Westfield Ave)
Roselle Park, NJ  07204
by Appointments Only – NO WALK-INS ARE PERMITTED.
Appointments can be made by calling: 201-251-3703
PLEASE DONATE – BLOOD IS DESPERATELY NEEDED
May
25
Mon
2020
The Borough of Roselle Park Annual Memorial Day Service
May 25 @ 10:00 am
The Borough of Roselle Park Annual Memorial Day Service

The Borough of Roselle Park Annual Memorial Day Service

For the first time, the Borough of Roselle Park’s annual Memorial Day Service will be conducted virtually,  due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Monday, May 25th, 2020, at 10 a.m.

Residents can view the ceremony live on the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library’s Facebook Page, the Borough’s YouTube Channel, Verizon TV Channel 32, and on Comcast TV Channel 34.

Mayor Sig and the Borough Council have requested that all residents take a moment to honor the men and women who have died serving our country. 

The  Memorial Day Service features an invocation by the Reverend Manuel Cruz Jr. of the Community United Methodist Church, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by American Legion Post #60 Vice Commander Michael Connelly. Union County Vocational Technical High School student Angelyse Estevez will then sing the National Anthem.

Mayor Sig will then read the Honor Rolls of those who gave their lives for our country during World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Afghanistan War. The Roselle Park Fire Department will ring the bell in honor of our fallen veterans. 

The service will conclude with Benediction by Reverend Manuel Cruz Jr. of the Community United Methodist Church followed by “God Bless America” sung by Union County Vocational Technical High School Student Angelyse Estevez.

Mayor Sig and the American Legion Post #60 Vice Commander Michael Connelly will place memorial wreaths at the Doughboy monument and the Purple Heart monument at the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library after the service. American Legion Post #60 will perform the traditional gun salute.

Residents visiting the Veterans Memorial Library after the ceremony are asked to respect social distancing guidelines. 

For more information, please contact Rupen Shah at the Casano Community Center, (908) 245-0666. 

Jun
3
Wed
2020
WESTFIELD AREA YMCA HOSTS CLOTHING DRIVE @ Bauer Branch
Jun 3 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
WESTFIELD AREA YMCA HOSTS CLOTHING DRIVE @ Bauer Branch

Have you been using your quarantine to clean out your closets? Are you channeling your inner Marie Kondo? On Wednesday, June 3, from 7:30am-2:30pm, we invite you to drop off clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bedding, stuffed animals and small plastic toys on the tarp in front of the Bauer Branch, 422 East Broad Street. All goods will be sorted and shipped by A & E Clothing Corp. to second hand stores in the U.S., Central and South America and Haiti.

Proceeds benefit the Y’s financial assistance program which ensures that no one who is experiencing a bona fide financial hardship and lives or works in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside is turned away for inability to pay for Y programs or memberships.  The majority of awards enable participation in the Y’s early learning, school age and summer day camp programs.  Given the current economic situation, we anticipate the need to be great once the Y is able to reopen.

Jun
5
Fri
2020
Mushmouth at The Feast of St. Anthony @ Church of the Assumption
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
Mushmouth at The Feast of St. Anthony @ Church of the Assumption

Mushmouth at The Feast of St. Anthony
Mushmouth – NJ’s Hottest Cover Band LIVE @ the 20th Annual Feast of St. Anthony at Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park. Playing songs other cover bands fear!

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8 PM

Jun
8
Mon
2020
Teen Advisory Group @ Cranford Public Library, Teen Zone
Jun 8 @ 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
11
Thu
2020
CHNJ’s Annual Gala…Night of Broadway Stars! @ NJ Performing Arts Center
Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm

To purchase tickets or sponsorship please click the link below:

Night of Broadway Stars

or contact ToniMarie DiPietro at [email protected]

THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020
NJ Performing Arts Center
One Center Street • Newark, NJ
Cocktail attire


5:30 PM
Cocktail Reception and Raffles

7:30 PM
Showtime

9:30 PM
Dessert Reception


On this special night, Broadway’s biggest stars come together under the direction of lyricist and composer Neil Berg for an event like no other. We invite you to join us for a spectacular show as we celebrate the homeless kids who are now independent young adults, and those still trying to make their way. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable evening of magical moments!

Ways in which you can join the celebration…

TICKETS Includes admission to the cocktail reception, show, and dessert reception.

DONATION We understand if you can’t make it and appreciate any gift you can offer. Many of our supporters contribute to this event as their annual gift.

AD JOURNAL Show your support for Covenant House New Jersey by placing an ad for your organization.

SPONSORSHIP We have sponsorships available for individuals and companies starting at $2,500.

Jun
12
Fri
2020
Cranford Area Chamber Closed Board Meeting @ Cranford Community Center
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Cranford Area Chamber Closed Board Meeting @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Closed Board Meeting

Jun
16
Tue
2020
WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

WHO SUPPORTS THE CARETAKER? NOV.19 The National Alliance on Mental Illness invites all who care for a loved one with a mental health illness to join our peer-led group meetings and gain support and insight from others facing similar challenges. Time: Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford. For more info: call 908-233-1628 or email: [email protected]

Jun
17
Wed
2020
2020 Night to Shine VIRTUAL GALA and CONCERT
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm

2020 Night to Shine VIRTUAL GALA and CONCERT
presented by Eastern Bank

 Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The night will be a celebration of people with autism

Welcome to the 7th annual Night to Shine VIRTUAL Gala and Concert shining a light on achievements in autism! Although we prefer to see everyone in person, we don’t want to miss an opportunity to celebrate and display the accomplishments of people with autism and those who are tirelessly working on their behalf to ensure people with autism live life to the fullest!

When: Wednesday, June 17 at 8 pm ET
Where: Online link will be sent to your email before the event

Details:

  • Doug Flutie and the Flutie Brother’s Band performance, a debut song from our Flutie Foundation Virtual Choir, and an amazing performance from viral singing sensation Lavender Darcangelo!
  • Presentation of the Carol Ann Iverson Award to Lavender with a very special appearance from her favorite performer!
  • Silent Auction opens on June 8
  • Live Auction opens on June 17 during the event

We will update you via email and text before the event with exciting details.

Jun
18
Thu
2020
Thinking of Moving? Let Them Show You the Way Webinar.
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm

Register at https://pages.kw.com/barbara-lewis/569150/br7r7ul50o7naq7r4p0g.html

Jun
20
Sat
2020
Scrap Metal Recycling Event @ Union County College
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scrap Metal Recycling Event @ Union County College

Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling program will start on Saturday, June 20th.   The location of the Cranford drop off has been changed to Union County College, for the month of June only.  Program is open from 9 am to 12 pm.  Residents can drop off old appliances, microwaves, air conditioners, and metal lawn furniture to name a few.

Jun
21
Sun
2020
Leonard Snyder Memorial Cranford Jaycees Virtual Fishing Derby
Jun 21 all-day
Leonard Snyder Memorial Cranford Jaycees Virtual Fishing Derby

** Register at bit.ly/JayceesFish **
The Cranford Father’s Day tradition continues with the annual Leonard Snyder Memorial Fishing Derby brought to you by the Cranford Jaycees. This year, you can fish anywhere and anytime on Father’s Day, June 21st. To enter the competition, register at the link above, and post a picture of your catch with its measurements right here on this event page. We’ll announce winners by age group on 6/22.

While we can’t all meet at Nomahegan Park this year, there may be a few extra fish in the pond, should you choose to fish there. 😉 Wherever you fish, please follow all social distancing guidelines.

Jun
25
Thu
2020
Cranford VFW Blood Drive @ Cranford Community Center
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come out and save a life.. 15 mins will make a huge impact on an individual who really needs it..

Please make an appointment:
https://tinyurl.com/CranfordVFW

For questions or to sign up please contact:
Genevieve Toscano 732 – 672 – 5281 or [email protected]

Jun
27
Sat
2020
Mobile Paper Shredding Events @ Union County Vo Tech School
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mobile Paper Shredding Events @ Union County Vo Tech School

Union County is also kicking off their Mobile Paper Shredding Events in June with a weekend of shredding!  The events will be held on Saturday, June 27th, and Sunday, June 28th at the Union County Vo Tech School located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. 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 per vehicle for shredding.  Please DO NOT bring material that is already shredded.

Jun
28
Sun
2020
Mobile Paper Shredding Events @ Union County Vo Tech School
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mobile Paper Shredding Events @ Union County Vo Tech School

Union County is also kicking off their Mobile Paper Shredding Events in June with a weekend of shredding!  The events will be held on Saturday, June 27th, and Sunday, June 28th at the Union County Vo Tech School located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. 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 per vehicle for shredding.  Please DO NOT bring material that is already shredded.

Jul
4
Sat
2020
Cranford Jaycees #VirtualFirecracker Four Miler & Fun Run 2020
Jul 4 all-day
Cranford Jaycees #VirtualFirecracker Four Miler & Fun Run 2020

The Fourth of July Firecracker Road Race is going virtual for its 41st year! Run or walk the Firecracker Four-Miler, One Mile Fun Run, or Open Run at the location of your choice (following all safety regulations).

Register at https://raceforum.com/fire-4
– High school students & younger: $18 + $2 processing fee, includes souvenir race shirt
– Adults: $30 + $2 processing fee, includes souvenir race shirt, plus pint glass (limited to the first 400 entrants).
Register by 6/22 to guarantee t-shirt pickup before the race.

All proceeds go towards the Jaycees Scholarship Fund and other beneficiaries from our general fundraising fund.

Join our livestream here starting at 8:15 AM including the National Anthem and with the traditional canon blast at 9:00 AM to start the race.

Submit your time for scoring. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, plus new categories. To register and for more info, go to https://raceforum.com/fire-4.

Questions? Email [email protected] More details on our website at cranfordjaycees.org/road-race

We know the Firecracker is a big part of Cranford’s Fourth of July tradition. Stay tuned for details on some fun ways we’re working on to preserve as many of its aspects as possible. Thanks as always for your support!

Jul
10
Fri
2020
Cranford Area Chamber Closed Board Meeting @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Cranford Area Chamber Closed Board Meeting @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Closed Board Meeting