Cranford Calendar

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Monster Dash 5K and Fun Run! @ Nomahegan Park Cranford, NJ US 07016
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am
Monster Dash 5K and Fun Run! @ Nomahegan Park Cranford, NJ US 07016 | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Project Home of Cranford is holding there 5K Monster Dash and Family Fun Run on Sunday, October 27.

All proceeds go to Cranford Family Care.

Running in costume are welcomed and registration is through https://www.projecthomeofcranford.org/monster-dash/

Autumnal Dog Costume Contest @ Temple Sha’arey Shalom
Oct 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Autumnal Dog Costume Contest @ Temple Sha’arey Shalom | Springfield Township | New Jersey | United States

Temple Sha’arey Shalom, Springfield will be hosting it’s first costume contest for dogs! Prize categories – scariest, funniest , most creative. Registration time – 12:30 pm. Doggie parade and prizes – 2:00 pm. $10.00 entry fee. Refreshments will be sold.

Cranford 2019 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin’ @ Cranford Community Center Parking Lot
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm
Cranford 2019 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin' @ Cranford Community Center Parking Lot | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford 2019 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin’
1:00 pm Gathering & Registration (Cranford Community Center Parking Lot)

1:30 pm Judging
2:00 pm Parade
2:30 pm Pumpkin Chunkin (Gazebo at Fire Department)
Awards to follow

Oct
28
Mon
2019
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 28 all-day
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford

It’s back, the biggest downtown event of the year! The 12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll will take place Oct. 16 – 31, with the Night Stroll scheduled for Oct. 18. If you’d like to register for the event, please click here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nlqmyscab&oeidk=a07egiuifc9904581a9. Registration is free and open to local residents, as well as Cranford organizations, businesses, and schools.

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‘Open for Business – Open for Everyone: Diversity and Inclusion Symposium’ @ Hamilton Stage
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
‘Open for Business – Open for Everyone: Diversity and Inclusion Symposium’ @ Hamilton Stage | Rahway | New Jersey | United States

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to participate in the first Open for Business – Open for Everyone: Diversity and Inclusion Symposium scheduled for Monday, October 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street in Rahway.

Seating is limited for the free symposium, and registration is required online at ucnj.org/lgbtq.

“The Freeholder Board is proud to offer programs that increase job creation and support business development for all people,” said, Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The culture of equality creates trust, innovation and results in business growth.”

The free full-day symposium will focus on internal policies and practices to create an inclusive working environment for employees, LGBTQ+ 101 cultural competency training, understanding New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD), and best practices for being open for business to serve all people.

The scheduled panelists and speakers represent New Jersey government, corporate sector, small business, and workplace diversity.  Guests will have an opportunity to engage in important discussions with experts in their respective fields to foster a diverse, inclusive, accepting, welcoming space for employees and customers.

“The Diversity and Inclusion Symposium empowers business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to learn strategies that attract LGBTQ employees and customers to help meet their business goals,” said Freeholder Rebecca Williams, liaison to the Union County LGBTQ Ad Hoc Committee. “There is a cost to businesses when employees have to hide in plain sight. There is also a realized loss when customers are uncertain if they’ll be served by a business. This symposium offers participants an opportunity to join the equality movement and empowers you to be visibly open for business for all people.”

Organized by the Office of LGBTQ Affairs in partnership with Union County Means Business, the Office of Business Development, and UCEDC, the mission of the symposium is to realize the value of being open for business and open for everyone.

UCEDC is a private, non-profit economic development corporation, dedicated to boosting local economies and strengthening communities through business development and job creation.

Union County Means Business, administered by the Office of Business Development under the Department of Economic Development, is an economic development initiative of the Freeholder Board with the support of community partners.

Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, under the Department of Economic Development, was established by the Freeholder Board in 2018 and is the first and only county government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs provides a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and serves as a catalyst for advocacy, awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.

For more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, contact Danni Newbury, Coordinator, at 908-527-4742 or [email protected] or visit ucnj.org/LGBTQ.

Oct
29
Tue
2019
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 29 all-day
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford

It’s back, the biggest downtown event of the year! The 12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll will take place Oct. 16 – 31, with the Night Stroll scheduled for Oct. 18. If you’d like to register for the event, please click here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nlqmyscab&oeidk=a07egiuifc9904581a9. Registration is free and open to local residents, as well as Cranford organizations, businesses, and schools.

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Oct
30
Wed
2019
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 30 all-day
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford

It’s back, the biggest downtown event of the year! The 12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll will take place Oct. 16 – 31, with the Night Stroll scheduled for Oct. 18. If you’d like to register for the event, please click here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nlqmyscab&oeidk=a07egiuifc9904581a9. Registration is free and open to local residents, as well as Cranford organizations, businesses, and schools.

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Check, Change, Control Cholesterol @ Westfield Area Y
Oct 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Check, Change, Control Cholesterol @ Westfield Area Y | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

Free and open to the community.  The “Check, Change, Control Cholesterol” initiative developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) includes 7 simple steps that every person can adopt for healthy living. The Atlantic Medical Group has partnered with the AHA in developing tools and resources to better educate, engage and influence patients to better manage their cholesterol and lipids and their overall cardiovascular risk. Presenter is Dr. Robert D. Fishberg, a longtime Westfield resident who works as a clinical cardiologist with Associates in Cardiovascular Disease and Atlantic Medical Group. Register by 10/29.

Pints for Polio! @ Thirsty Turtle
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pints for Polio! @ Thirsty Turtle | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Pints for Polio!! Join the Cranford Rotary Wednesday, October 30th from 6-10 pm at the Thirsty Turtle- Cranford to hoist a pint and raise money to eradicate Polio. Please mention you are with the Rotary fundraiser when ordering. October is PolioPlus month and we are “this close” to eradicating Polio form our World. If you can’t join us on the 30th, Rotary Club of Westfield, NJ is hosting a night at The Station Oct 21 in Garwood and Rotary Club of Union, NJ is hosting the night of October 22 at Tiff’s Burger & Alehouse. Come have some fun and raise a pint and funds for a great cause!!

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Oct 30 @ 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.

Connecting with your Teen: Difficult Conversations and Setting Boundaries @ Westfield Memorial Library
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Connecting with your Teen:  Difficult Conversations and Setting Boundaries @ Westfield Memorial Library | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

Here2Help Mental Health Coalition Announces 3nd Library Forum: Connecting with your Teen:  Difficult Conversations and Setting Boundaries

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains-Westfield Here 2 Help Mental Health Coalition will offer its third library forum aimed at providing useful information regarding common stress and anxiety concerns. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 30 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad Street.

As a parent or guardian of a teenager, do you struggle to find a way to connect?  Are you looking for ways to elicit answers to questions that contain more than one word?  Are you trying to find strategies to handle difficult conversations and situations?  At Here2Help’s 3rd library event Connecting with your Teen: Difficult Conversations and Setting Boundaries, our experts will identify parenting styles, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and provide empirical research about outcomes.  Angelo D’Amico, M.A., LAMFT from High Focus Centers in Cranford will discuss and lead a panel of experts about setting healthy boundaries, detaching with love and empathic support.

Originally organized by the Westfield and Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCAs, the mission of the Here2Help Mental Health Coalition is to improve community awareness and understanding of mental health issues through education, basic skills training and resource information and to help break down barriers that prevent people from seeking care.  Coalition members include Caring Contact, High Focus Centers, Imagine, Jewish Family Service, Prevention Links, Resolve Community Counseling Center, representatives of area school districts, municipalities, clergy and other concerned citizens and organizations. Information about Here2Help can be found at www.here2helpnj.org and on their Facebook page, here2helpnj.  Both are filled with timely and important mental health-related resource information.

Admission is free, seating is limited.  Please register at https://H2Hlibrarymentalhealthforum.eventbrite.com

 For more information on Here 2 Help, please contact Bonnie Cohen, [email protected], 908-301-9622 x240 or Tracy Crane, [email protected], 908-889-8880 x116.

Oct
31
Thu
2019
Halloween Party @ Cranford Rehab & Nursing
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Halloween Party @ Cranford Rehab & Nursing | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Music! Haunted House (not too haunted), Fun, Refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Rain or shine.

Nov
1
Fri
2019
Cranford High School to Perform The Fantasticks @ Cranford High School
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm
Cranford High School to Perform The Fantasticks @ Cranford High School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford High School Performing Arts Department will present the classic musical The Fantasticks on November 1 and 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford High School Auditorium. An open dress rehearsal for senior citizens will take place on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Halloween Ice Skate and Costume Party @ Warinanco Sports Center
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 10:00 pm
Halloween Ice Skate and Costume Party @ Warinanco Sports Center | Kenilworth | New Jersey | United States

Save the date for our annual spooky skate.

Prizes for the best costume!
First Place -20 Skate Sessions
Second Place – 5 Skate Sessions
Runners Up- 1 Skate Session

Divisions- Adult (18+), Young Adult (13-17), Youth (12 and under)

Event entry- $5 for children/seniors and $6 for adults. Skate rental $6.

Nov
2
Sat
2019
Food Truck Festival & Vendor Fair @ St Theresa's School
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Food Truck Festival & Vendor Fair @ St Theresa's School | Kenilworth | New Jersey | United States

Food truck festival featuring “the Benjamins”. There will be a vendor fair, the magic of David Carsaro, 50/50’s as well as a kids zone area.

Cranford High School to Perform The Fantasticks @ Cranford High School
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm
Cranford High School to Perform The Fantasticks @ Cranford High School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford High School Performing Arts Department will present the classic musical The Fantasticks on November 1 and 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford High School Auditorium. An open dress rehearsal for senior citizens will take place on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Nov
3
Sun
2019
BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run @ Bloomingdale Avenue School
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am
BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run @ Bloomingdale Avenue School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Please join us for the SIXTH ANNUAL BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run!  This family-fun event raises money for both Bloomingdale Avenue (K-2) and Orange Avenue (3-8) Schools in Cranford!

Crafts and Drafts at Beach Haus Brewery @ Beach Haus Brewery
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crafts and Drafts at Beach Haus Brewery @ Beach Haus Brewery | Belmar | New Jersey | United States

Marketspace returns to Beach Haus Brewing for Crafts and Drafts on November 3, 2019. This indoor pop-up market features 17 local artisans.

Nov
5
Tue
2019
“Dine Out to Donate” at the Cranford Station House @ Cranford Station House
Nov 5 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
"Dine Out to Donate" at the Cranford Station House @ Cranford Station House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us as we “Dine Out to Donate” at the Cranford Station House on either Tues. 11/5 or Wed. 11/6 from 7am-5pm. Serving breakfast, brunch or lunch. Please present flyer to your server to ensure a portion of your bill will be donated back to Church of the Assumption.

Nov
6
Wed
2019
“Dine Out to Donate” at the Cranford Station House @ Cranford Station House
Nov 6 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
"Dine Out to Donate" at the Cranford Station House @ Cranford Station House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us as we “Dine Out to Donate” at the Cranford Station House on either Tues. 11/5 or Wed. 11/6 from 7am-5pm. Serving breakfast, brunch or lunch. Please present flyer to your server to ensure a portion of your bill will be donated back to Church of the Assumption.