Cranford Calendar

Mar
31
Wed
2021
FAMILY “CHASE THE STARS” QR CODE SCAVENGER HUNT @ Cranford
Mar 31 all-day
RELAY FOR LIFE OF CRANFORD IS BRINGING YOU A FUN FAMILY EVENT!!!
You are invited to participate in a FAMILY “CHASE THE STARS” QR CODE SCAVENGER HUNT to find 12 STAR’s that are hidden around town.
The Star’s are hiding in many of Cranford’s wonderful businesses.
It will be a beautiful weekend …. get out and about and search for STARs tomorrow!!!
It is FREE to play and everyone who participates and returns the team form will be entered into a raffle that will be LIVE at 11 am on APRIL 3rd on Facebook. (DONATIONS TO RELAY TO LIFE OF CRANFORD ARE SUGGESTED)
HOW THIS WORKS:
2)Once You sign up you will be directed to the RIDDLES and TEAM FORM.
3)Go find the STARS. 🙂
4)When you find the STAR, there will be a QR code that you will need to scan. Once you scan that QR code, you will get a CODE to write on your TEAM FORM.
5) Once finished, send the TEAM FORM with all the CODES written (as well as your TEAM NAME) to [email protected] for a chance to win a great prize.
6)Tune in on APRIL 3rd at 11 am to Facebook to see who the winners are in the LIVE raffle.
Holy Wednesday Services at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Mar 31 all-day
Holy Wednesday Services at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Share the scripture readings and prayers of the daily offices of Morning and Evening Prayer. Conclude your day with the Ignition examen (a prayerful review of the day past) in the context of the beautiful cadences of Compline. Instructions for in-person preregistration and online access are on the Trinity website home page. Everyone is welcome.

8:30 AM: Morning Prayer, 5:00 PM Evening Prayer, & 8:00 PM Sung Compline (all online)

 

 

 

WESTFIELD AREA YMCA AND JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS TEAM UP FOR A “DAY OF GIVING” @ Jersey Mike’s Subs
Mar 31 all-day
WESTFIELD AREA YMCA AND JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS TEAM UP FOR A “DAY OF GIVING” @ Jersey Mike’s Subs | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

The Westfield Area YMCA is partnering with Jersey Mike’s Subs located at 144 East Broad Street in Westfield for the 11th annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. The campaign culminates in the Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 31.  On that day, the Westfield Jersey Mike’s location will donate 100% of the day’s sales to help send a kid in need to camp or child care at the Westfield Area YMCA this year.  “The Y is thankful and appreciative of Jersey Mike’s continued generosity,” stated Bonnie Cohen, Westfield Area YMCA Director of Communications and Development.

Since the first nationwide fundraiser in 2011, Jersey Mike’s annual Month of Giving has raised more than $32 million for local charities.

Thanks to the Y’s financial assistance program, no one experiencing a bona fide financial hardship that lives or works in Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside, or Westfield is turned away for inability to pay.  The majority of awards enable participation in the Y’s early learning, school-age, and summer day camp programs.  For more information, please visit www.westfieldynj.org.

Blood Drive @ Cranford Community Center
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 31, 2021

2 pm – 8 pm

Cranford Community Center
220 Walnut Ave. Cranford, NJ
Please sign up: nybc.org/njdrive
Sponsor code: 13721

or call/text Genevieve 732–672–5281 for an appointment.

Please remember to eat, drink and bring your donor ID card

Apr
1
Thu
2021
FAMILY “CHASE THE STARS” QR CODE SCAVENGER HUNT @ Cranford
Apr 1 all-day
RELAY FOR LIFE OF CRANFORD IS BRINGING YOU A FUN FAMILY EVENT!!!
You are invited to participate in a FAMILY “CHASE THE STARS” QR CODE SCAVENGER HUNT to find 12 STAR’s that are hidden around town.
The Star’s are hiding in many of Cranford’s wonderful businesses.
It will be a beautiful weekend …. get out and about and search for STARs tomorrow!!!
It is FREE to play and everyone who participates and returns the team form will be entered into a raffle that will be LIVE at 11 am on APRIL 3rd on Facebook. (DONATIONS TO RELAY TO LIFE OF CRANFORD ARE SUGGESTED)
HOW THIS WORKS:
2)Once You sign up you will be directed to the RIDDLES and TEAM FORM.
3)Go find the STARS. 🙂
4)When you find the STAR, there will be a QR code that you will need to scan. Once you scan that QR code, you will get a CODE to write on your TEAM FORM.
5) Once finished, send the TEAM FORM with all the CODES written (as well as your TEAM NAME) to [email protected] for a chance to win a great prize.
6)Tune in on APRIL 3rd at 11 am to Facebook to see who the winners are in the LIVE raffle.
Maundy Thursday Services At Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Apr 1 all-day
Maundy Thursday Services At Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Share the scripture readings and prayers of the daily offices of Morning and Evening Prayer. Enter into the Great Three Days with the institution of the Lord’s Supper and the stripping of the Altar. Help keep the vigil through the night by prayerfully watching a video feed of the stripped altar in the church and the reserved sacrament in the chapel. Instructions for in-person pre-registration and online access are on the Trinity website home page. Everyone is welcome!

8:30 AM: Morning Prayer(online), 5:00 PM Evening Prayer(online), 7:00 PM Maundy Thursday (Triduum I) (in-person & online) (masks & pre-registration are required for in-person.) & 8:30 PM – 6:30 AM(4/2/21) Maundy Thursday Vigil.

 

 

 

Return to Play/50th Anniversary Mudturtle Rugby Fundraiser Fun Run @ Virtual
Apr 1 all-day
Return to Play/50th Anniversary Mudturtle Rugby Fundraiser Fun Run @ Virtual
DESCRIPTION

The Union County Rugby Football Club, located in New Jersey, has been in operation since 1974 and touts over 1,000 club members from kindergarten age to adult. We offer both touch and tackle rugby teams that play year-round. The Club will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in three short years, and we are beginning to fundraise and draw awareness to this monumental event. In addition to the 50th, we are also preparing to start a modified season, our first since we lost 2 full seasons to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Since we were not able to gather on the field last year, we have decided to host a virtual race encompassing all of the rugby clubs in NJ to foster some friendly competition and to get people excited for the possible restart of competitive play this Spring.

Challenge yourself to one (or multiple) of the virtual race options by logging your total accumulated mileage over a time frame of your choosing. (doesn’t have to be done all at once & you can walk, run, or bike!)

If you sign up for 2 races at the same time you will receive a 10% discount on your registration automatically.

The Home Field Loop: 13.1 miles covers the same distance you would if you were to travel between all of the pitches Union County Rugby plays home games on. This would take you from Rahway River Park in Rahway to Madison Avenue Park also in Rahway, to Unami Park in Cranford, to Warinaco Park in Roselle, and back to the start at Rahway River Park.

The River Run: 42 miles is the combined distance of the two mightiest waterways running through Union County, the Rahway River, and the Elizabeth River.

The Jersey Cup: 257 Miles is a daunting task, but covers the same distance you would if you hopped in your car to tour all of the home pitches of New Jersey’s NINE rugby clubs. This route goes south to north and would take you from Jersey Shore to South Jersey to Monmouth to Princeton to Union to Bayonne to Morris to Montclair to North Jersey. This event has its own special medal and shirt that are different from the Home Field Loop and The River Run.

 

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Register for any of the challenges
  • The event has just begun! You have until June 30, 2021, to submit results!
  • Log your workouts and distances on the results page (click here)
  • We’ll ship your awesome race swag to your door!
THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CRANFORD MAUNDY THURSDAY @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm
THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CRANFORD MAUNDY THURSDAY @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 1: 7:00 PM in the main sanctuary. This worship service will commemorate
Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples before His passion, through reflections on traditional scriptures
and communion. The service will be live-streamed to Facebook and YouTube.

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Ave.,
Cranford is offering multiple opportunities to join in worship during the Easter season. Services include both
traditional and unique worship experiences, both in-person and online. COVID-19 precautions will be followed
and include a temperature check at the main entrance, collecting contact information for contact tracing, and
socially distanced seating. Masks are required for the entire service. HEPA air purifiers will be running. The
handicapped entrance on the Cleveland Plaza side is open and available for use.  Services will be
live-streamed to Facebook and YouTube.

Apr
2
Fri
2021
FAMILY “CHASE THE STARS” QR CODE SCAVENGER HUNT @ Cranford
Apr 2 all-day
RELAY FOR LIFE OF CRANFORD IS BRINGING YOU A FUN FAMILY EVENT!!!
You are invited to participate in a FAMILY “CHASE THE STARS” QR CODE SCAVENGER HUNT to find 12 STAR’s that are hidden around town.
The Star’s are hiding in many of Cranford’s wonderful businesses.
It will be a beautiful weekend …. get out and about and search for STARs tomorrow!!!
It is FREE to play and everyone who participates and returns the team form will be entered into a raffle that will be LIVE at 11 am on APRIL 3rd on Facebook. (DONATIONS TO RELAY TO LIFE OF CRANFORD ARE SUGGESTED)
HOW THIS WORKS:
2)Once You sign up you will be directed to the RIDDLES and TEAM FORM.
3)Go find the STARS. 🙂
4)When you find the STAR, there will be a QR code that you will need to scan. Once you scan that QR code, you will get a CODE to write on your TEAM FORM.
5) Once finished, send the TEAM FORM with all the CODES written (as well as your TEAM NAME) to [email protected] for a chance to win a great prize.
6)Tune in on APRIL 3rd at 11 am to Facebook to see who the winners are in the LIVE raffle.
Good Friday Services at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Apr 2 all-day
Good Friday Services at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Share the scripture readings and prayers of the daily offices of Morning and Evening Prayer. Journey though the traditional Stations of the Cross as depicted by Benedictine liturgical artist Martin Erspamer. Commemorate our Lord’s saving death, venerate the life-giving cross, and pray fervently for the needs of the whole world at the Good Friday Liturgy. Instructions for in-person preregistration and online access are on the Trinity website home page. Everyone is welcome!

8:30 AM: Morning Prayer(online), 12:00 PM Stations of the Cross (In-person outdoors) (masks & pre-registration are required for in-person.) 5:00 PM Evening Prayer(online), 7:00 PM Good Friday Liturgy (Triduum II) (online)

 

 

 

The Chelsea at Fanwood Easter Egg Dying Contest @ The Chelsea at Fanwood
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop off your BEST DECORATED EGG at our front door FRIDAY, APRIL 2nd 10-11 AM for a chance to win a $25 GIFT CARD.

You MUST include your name and phone number. Winners announced at 11:30 AM on our Facebook page.

Apr
3
Sat
2021
FAMILY “CHASE THE STARS” QR CODE SCAVENGER HUNT @ Cranford
Apr 3 all-day
RELAY FOR LIFE OF CRANFORD IS BRINGING YOU A FUN FAMILY EVENT!!!
You are invited to participate in a FAMILY “CHASE THE STARS” QR CODE SCAVENGER HUNT to find 12 STAR’s that are hidden around town.
The Star’s are hiding in many of Cranford’s wonderful businesses.
It will be a beautiful weekend …. get out and about and search for STARs tomorrow!!!
It is FREE to play and everyone who participates and returns the team form will be entered into a raffle that will be LIVE at 11 am on APRIL 3rd on Facebook. (DONATIONS TO RELAY TO LIFE OF CRANFORD ARE SUGGESTED)
HOW THIS WORKS:
2)Once You sign up you will be directed to the RIDDLES and TEAM FORM.
3)Go find the STARS. 🙂
4)When you find the STAR, there will be a QR code that you will need to scan. Once you scan that QR code, you will get a CODE to write on your TEAM FORM.
5) Once finished, send the TEAM FORM with all the CODES written (as well as your TEAM NAME) to [email protected] for a chance to win a great prize.
6)Tune in on APRIL 3rd at 11 am to Facebook to see who the winners are in the LIVE raffle.
Spring Hop @ Downtown Cranford
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for the Spring Hop on April 3rd from 12-2! To take part, just purchase a Spring Hop bag from Think D’sign Print. Children will be able to pick up eggs at 15 downtown businesses, and they may be the lucky winners of a Golden Egg! The proceeds from this event support the CHS Class of 2022.

Bags can be ordered through Think D’sign Print, and supplies are limited! Go here to order your bag: https://tdpnj.com/cranforddmc/shop/home.

Holy Saturday Service at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
Holy Saturday Service at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Share the scripture readings and prayers of the daily offices of Morning and Evening Prayer. Journey through the traditional Stations of the Cross as depicted by Benedictine liturgical artist Martin Erspamer. Commemorate our Lord’s saving death, venerate the life-giving cross, and pray fervently for the needs of the whole world at the Good Friday Liturgy. Instructions for in-person preregistration and online access are on the Trinity website home page. Everyone is welcome!

8:00 PM: Paschal Vigil – Part 1 (Triduum III), Holy Saturday, (In-person outdoors) Held in the parking lot behind the Church (bring a folding chair) (masks & pre-registration are required for in-person.)

 

 

 

Apr
4
Sun
2021
Easter Sunday Services at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Apr 4 all-day
Easter Sunday Services at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Celebrate Eucharist with the rising sun and refuse to forget the risen conquering Son. (Anthony Rafaniello, Trinity Music Director, will lead us in song). ‘Join’ Father Andy in the sanctuary of the church for a streamed Rite II Holy Eucharist with Anthony Rafaniello leading our singing from the organ console. Instructions for in-person preregistration and online access are on the Trinity website home page. Everyone is welcome!

6:30 AM: Paschal Vigil – Part 2 (Triduum III) (In-person outdoors) Held on the North Ave lawns outside the Church (bring a folding chair) (masks & pre-registration are required for in-person.), 10:00 AM Easter Sunday, (online)

 

 

 

THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CRANFORD TRADITIONAL EASTER SERVICE @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am
THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CRANFORD TRADITIONAL EASTER SERVICE @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

TRADITIONAL EASTER SERVICE, April 4: 10 AM in the main Sanctuary. Glorious music and beautiful
flowers symbolizing rebirth will enrich the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. Bring a flower to
participate in flowering the cross outside. Some will also be provided. Space is limited and reservations
are recommended. Reserve at firstprescranford.org/easter.

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Ave.,
Cranford is offering multiple opportunities to join in worship during the Easter season. Services include both
traditional and unique worship experiences, both in-person and online. COVID-19 precautions will be followed
and include a temperature check at the main entrance, collecting contact information for contact tracing, and
socially distanced seating. Masks are required for the entire service. HEPA air purifiers will be running. The
handicapped entrance on the Cleveland Plaza side is open and available for use.  Services will be
live-streamed to Facebook and YouTube.

Apr
6
Tue
2021
Hanson Park Conservancy Covid-19 Memorial Bench Fundraiser @ Virtual
Apr 6 all-day

Dear Friends of Hanson Park Conservancy,

Please help HPC honor those we’ve lost to COVID-19 by contributing to a Memorial Bench.
COVID-19 has taken the lives of over 150 residents of Cranford. HPC would like to honor those lives by placing a Memorial Bench next to the Butterfly Garden –– a beautiful and serene place for remembrance and reflection.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to this memorial. Please contribute any dollar amount that you wish towards this memorial, which remembers our fellow residents. The bench is expected to be installed later this year and will include a plaque in tribute to those we’ve lost.

The unique Hanson Park benches are hand-made by a craftsman in upstate New York. They were chosen as part of the original design which envisioned a passive environmentally sensitive park along the Rahway River.
Tax-exempt contributions can be made by mailing a check directly to HPC PO Box 542, Cranford, NJ 07016, visiting our website at www.hansonparkconservancy.com, or through our Facebook page.

We’d like to thank the entire community of Cranford for always supporting HPC.
Feel free to visit the park at 38 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ. Details on the bench installation will be provided at a later date.

Hops for Homes @ Virtual
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm

The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, which helps prevent homelessness, is running a fundraiser. Aimed primarily at young kids, Hops for Homes invites them to raise funds by hopping for a minute. The attached flyer in PDF and jpeg forms provides the information necessary for setting up fundraising pages and following the culminating event on April 6, and contact information for questions. Reminiscent of the “a-thons” of old, this one’s sponsors donate a flat rate to kids who hop for a minute; and hoppers can hop from their homes, schools, parks, and playgrounds!

https://theelizabethcoalition.networkforgood.com/projects/123824-hops-for-homes

Apr
10
Sat
2021
Cranford Town-Wide Garage Sale @ Cranford, NJ
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Cranford Town-Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 9 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine. All garage sale hosts are required to follow the current health guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.

All registered garage sale hosts will have their address and highlights of what they are selling included on the TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE participating homes list that will be published on Friday, April 9 on both our website and Facebook page. No names are included in the listing.

The registration fee is $25. All proceeds from this event go to Project Homes’s mission of helping families remain in the community by working through Cranford Family Care to distribute funds to those in need.

Online registration will be open until April 6, 2021. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by April 2, 2021. A completed registration form and a $25 check made payable to Project Home of Cranford should be sent to P.O Box 724 Cranford NJ 07016.

https://www.projecthomeofcranford.org/2021-townwide-garage-sale

Drive-Thru Food Collection @ Cranford United Methodist Church
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Drive-Thru Food Collection @ Cranford United Methodist Church
Join us for the next Drive-Thru Food Collection event from 10 am to 2 pm in the church’s parking lot, as the pandemic rages on and our neighbors are still struggling to keep food on the table.
Place your bags of non-perishable food in your trunk, drive up, pop your trunk and volunteers will remove them, no contact needed! Your food donations will be delivered to Cranford Family Care (https://www.facebook.com/CranfordFamilyCares), St. Joseph’s Social Services, and other local organizations serving families in need. Last month we delivered 8 vans loaded full to the brim!
Here are examples of especially needed items: Cooking oil, tuna, boxed milk, spices, salt, pepper, tea and coffee, sugar, flour, crackers, soup, cereal, canned vegetables, rice in 1-2 lb. packages (not large bags), cake mix and frosting, dish detergent, soap and paper goods.
There is also a special need for bags of fresh produce, for example, apples, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, ginger, garlic, celery, jicama, beets, and other hardy fresh produce.
Can’t make that date? There are bins placed outside the entrance to the church off of the parking lot where donations can be dropped at any time.
Mark your calendars for the next two food drives: April 10 and May 8. Same time, the same location.