Cranford Calendar

Sep
12
Thu
2019
Introduction to Buying a Franchise @ UCEDC
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Buying a Franchise @ 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. Are you considering entrepreneurship as a career option, but want a proven business model to get your goals more quickly and safer? If you have answered ‘Yes’ to either of these questions, then the franchise workshop is for you! Presented by one of North America’s Top Franchise Consultants, this session will include:

• Common myths and truths about franchising – it’s not just food and retail

• Remarkable ownership options like professional advisory services, facilitation, light manufacturing, social entrepreneurship, education, home services, passive owner models and regional master license options for the true builder

• Government regulations for franchises and much more.

Sep
13
Fri
2019
AILEY FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT WESTFIELD AREA YMCA @ Westfield Area YMCA
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
AILEY FAMILY FUN NIGHT  AT WESTFIELD AREA YMCA @ Westfield Area YMCA | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to host a multi-generational evening of West African Dance and Jazz provided by Ailey Arts in Education.  This family-fun community event will be held on Friday, September 13 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Main Y Facility, located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield.

Ailey Arts in Education is a division of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with a goal of inspiring audiences to explore their own creativity and experience the joy of dance.  Proceeds of the Family Fun Night will benefit the Westfield Area YMCA Achievers Program.

Achievers is a college readiness, career development, leadership, life skills and mentoring program for diverse high school students in Union County offered at no cost.  Participation includes a Westfield Area YMCA teen membership and test prep classes.

Register online at westfieldynj.org or in person at the Westfield Area YMCA, 220 Clark Street.  For more information on either the Ailey Family Fun Night or the Achievers Program, contact Nadya Lawrence at [email protected] or 908-301-YMCA (9622) x280.

Sep
14
Sat
2019
VFW Post 335 Annual Picnic @ VFW Post 335
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
VFW Post 335 Annual Picnic @ VFW Post 335 | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Come support your post, color guard and have a great time too! See flyer for more details.

Sep
15
Sun
2019
WESTFIELD AREA YMCA 5K RUN FOR EVERYONE @ Main Y Facility
Sep 15 @ 9:30 am
WESTFIELD AREA YMCA 5K RUN FOR EVERYONE @ Main Y Facility | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

The Westfield Area YMCA has announced that registration is open to run, walk, roll, sponsor or volunteer at the 5K Run for Everyone. The event will be held Sunday, September 15 at 9:30AM and supports special needs programs at the Y.

The start and finish for the 5K Run for Everyone will be in front of the Main Y Facility at 220 Clark Street. Awards will be given to the top three overall male & female, the top three male & female in each age group and the top three male & female hand cyclists. Participants will have a chance to win prizes and refreshments will be served. Registrants by 8/30 are guaranteed shirts, others as available. Online registration is open through 9/13. Walk-in registrations at the Main Y Facility are available 8:00AM-2:00PM on 9/14 and 8:00- 9:00AM on 9/15. A free Kids Run for ages 8 and under will be held at 9:00AM from Roosevelt School to the Main Y.  Registration is required, and all participants will receive a ribbon.

Past proceeds established the Dragonfly Program which offers physical, recreational and social programs for young adults with special needs for free or at minimal cost. This year’s proceeds will continue to support Dragonfly and inclusion camp for children with special needs while helping launch a new socialization program entitled Crafty Crew, adding a second yoga class, a new cooking class and expanding the  gardening program to help provide produce to the local food pantry.

Businesses and individuals are invited to sponsor, volunteer or participate with friends, family or coworkers.  Tax-deductible sponsorshipsare available at various levels. Sponsors by 8/23 will be on shirts and banners.

For details and registration, visit www.westfieldynj.org/get-involved/5k-run-for-everyone, the Westfield Area YMCA Welcome Center at 220 Clark Street, Westfield, or call 908-301-YMCA (9622).

Fanny Wood Day Street Fair
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fanny Wood Day Street Fair @ Fanwood | New Jersey | United States

Fanny Wood Day is much more than just a street fair. Besides the many food and craft vendors, this year’s Fanny Wood Day will host a wide array of activities including the return of kid-friendly activities in the KIDS ZONE such as a trackless train, petting zoo, pony rides, and numerous kiddie rides.

Fun games & activities from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. – Visit us at the south side train station parking lot in the Kids Zone. Free activities with the YMCA include: Paint your own “Y” T-shirt, Make your own slime, Corn hole games, Soccer goal kicks- Obstacle course.

If contests aren’t your thing, grab some delicious food from one of the many food exhibitors and trucks. We have Mammas on the Go, Catlike Reflexes Truck, Manny’s Fresh Squeezed Lemonade & Ices, Good Donut Shop, Athens Delight, Dani’s Kettle Corn, Kona Ice, Viva La Crepe, Jersey Pickles, Top Tea, Pasquale’s Zeppoles, & Mr. Softee & more!

On the main stage live music all day such as The Golden Dimes, Bryan Hansen Band and Billy Wilkins. Throughout the fair contests are being held- ice cream eating, scavenger hunt, bagel toss, water balloon toss, and more.

Fanny Wood Day has something to offer everyone, so kick back for some serious people-watching, stroll the many interesting booths, visit the local merchants, eat some great food while listening to music and enjoy a beautiful day in Fanwood.

 

Organizer Email: [email protected]
Organizer Phone: 201 998 1144
Event Website: https://www.jcpromotions.info/calendar/event/fanwood-new-jersey-402
Yoga Day & Mala Bead Workshop At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am
Yoga Day & Mala Bead Workshop At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Please join us at Hanson Park (38 Springfield Ave., Cranford) as we celebrate Global Mala on Sunday, September 15th.  Global Mala is a celebration of mindfulness with a goal of wrapping the world in peace (the word mala means garland).  We will kick off the day at 10:30 AM with a free yoga class with Bridget Briant of YogaToGo.  Our Mala Workshop will begin at 12:00 PM with participants making prayer bead necklaces.  This workshop is $25 per person with a $10 deposit due by September 3rd.  Please go to YogaToGoNJ.com to register and pay.  This is a perfect opportunity to take in the beautiful surroundings of Hanson Park.  And don’t forget your yoga mat!
 
Bridget Briant is a classically trained yoga instructor who attained certification in 2002 at Nicole’s Yoga Center in Garwood, NJ.  She has studied many forms of yoga including Hatha, Ashtanga, Kriya, Raja and Kundalini.  She started teaching children in 2002 and adults at Rutgers University in 2003. Her style has evolved into a practical form of yoga, as her classes are tailored to meet the needs of her clients.
 
This Global Mala celebration is presented by the Hanson Park Conservancy (HansonParkConservancy.com) and YogaToGoNJ.com.  For more information please visit our websites or like us on Facebook.
Crafts and Drafts at Lone Eagle Brewing Fall @ Lone Eagle Brewing
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crafts and Drafts at Lone Eagle Brewing Fall @ Lone Eagle Brewing | Flemington | New Jersey | United States

What’s better than football Sundays? Sipping a craft beer while shopping a curated craft market, of course. Back for the sixth season, we welcome 16 artisans and food trucks to Crafts and Drafts. Don’t miss Atlantic City Beer Festival winner Lone Eagle Brewing in Flemington, NJ and Marketspace Vendor Events – the perfect fall pairing! Vendors are welcome to sample the brew.

This event is free to attend, family-friendly, and dogs are permitted in the tasting room only.

Address: 44 Stangl Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822

Cornhole Tournament/ BBQ Fundraiser hosted by the Cranford Honorary PBA @ Garwood Knights of Columbus
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm
Cornhole Tournament/ BBQ Fundraiser hosted by the Cranford Honorary PBA @ Garwood Knights of Columbus | Garwood | New Jersey | United States

$30 per person includes food, entry and cash prizes to winners. Food voucher only $15 for people not playing, soda and water included. Cash bar available. Payments can be made at the Garwood Knights or call Don at 908.482.9949.

Sep
18
Wed
2019
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts
Sep 18 @ 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.

Union County Means Business Expo @ Warinanco Sports Center
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Union County Means Business Expo @ Warinanco Sports Center

Attend the Union County Business EXPO to network with local businesses and showcase your own talents!   

  •  Connect with decision-makers in an intimate, upscale, and accessible marketplace.
  • Create powerful foundations with small business owners and executives.
  • Capture more contacts, leads, and business

Complimentary Food Tastings Featuring

  • Clubhouse at Galloping Hill
  • Tavern at Ashbrook
  • Café at Warinanco Sports Center

For Further Information
Please Contact Deana Mesaros at (908) 659-7412 or via email at [email protected]

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Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Sep 18 @ 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.

Sep
19
Thu
2019
WESTFIELD AREA YMCA OFFERS ADULT BEGINNER STRING INSTRUMENT LESSONS @ Main Y Facility
Sep 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
WESTFIELD AREA YMCA OFFERS ADULT BEGINNER STRING INSTRUMENT LESSONS @ Main Y Facility | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

Always wanted to learn to play a string instrument? Warren Cohen, Artistic Director of the NJ Intergenerational Orchestra, will teach the basics of learning how to play a violin or cello including the proper technique for holding the instrument and producing good tone. Knowing how to read music is not required, and an instrument is provided to each participant. The class will meet for eight Thursdays beginning September 19 from 12:30 to 2:00PM.  This program is available to Westfield Area Y members and the community.  There is a maximum class size of 10 students, and registration will not be accepted after September 16. Register in person at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark Street, Westfield or online at www.westfieldynj.org. Questions? Contact Health & Wellness Director, Jean White at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x246 or [email protected].

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Rahway Culture Crawl @ Downtown Rahway
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Rahway Culture Crawl @ Downtown Rahway

Culture Crawl is a one-day explosion of arts, culture, dance, and music – taking place in downtown Rahway, New Jersey. We line the streets with musicians, visual artists, performing artists, filmmakers, craft artisans and so much more stationed throughout the downtown- in our restaurants, salons, retail shops and more. This festival is FREE to attend and FREE to participate! Take one of the two NJ Transit train lines that bring you to Rahway and it will drop you right in the heart of the action!

Don’t worry if the weather doesn’t cooperate, everything moves indoors if it rains. You won’t have to miss a thing!

During Culture Crawl, the downtown is divided up into different areas or Zones, containing dancers, musicians, visual artists, performing artists, filmmakers, craft artisans and other features within its footprint.

Sep
25
Wed
2019
Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club Accepting New Members for the 2019 Season @ Cranford Clay Courts
Sep 25 @ 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
Sep 25 @ 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.

Sep
27
Fri
2019
Hackettstown Oktoberfest 2019 – See Details for times.
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day
Hackettstown Oktoberfest 2019 - See Details for times. @ Hackettstown | New Jersey | United States

2019 DATES:
Friday, September 27th 5PM-8PM
Saturday, September 28th 12PM-8PM
Sunday, September 29th 12PM-6PM

Join us as we celebrate the 4th annual Hackettstown Oktoberfest!
Czig Meister Brewing Company, Homebrew University Main Street, Man Skirt Brewing and Bea McNally’s Irish Pub and Eatery will host activities, contests, craft vendors, music, drinks and food at their Platz through regular operating hours.

This Oktoberfest is a family friendly event; there’s a kids’ costume contest category and other non-alcohol related activities. (The Stein Carry Race is with water; grain bag toss, etc. Other drinks will be available as well.)

SIGN-UP For contests will be available at each Platz (brewery) corresponding to location. Sign-up begins at 12 PM.

Vendor Registration is open through Marketspace Vendor Events!
BID Members, Handmade, and Vintage Vendors REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2CF1idY

PLATZ LOCATIONS
Czig Meister Brewing Company (106 Valentine St.)
Man Skirt Brewing (144 Main St.)
Homebrew University Main Street (160 Main St.)
Bea McNallys Irish Pub (109 Grand Ave.)

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Kykuit Walking Tour and Lunch – Rockefeller Estate @ Cranford Recreation Day Tour to Kykuit , The Rockefeller Estate
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kykuit Walking Tour and Lunch - Rockefeller Estate @ Cranford Recreation Day Tour to Kykuit , The Rockefeller Estate | Sleepy Hollow | New York | United States

Calling all Cranford Tourologists to spend the day on a spectacular walking tour to
Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate, Sleepy Hollow, NY

A majestic paradise with sweeping river views!
Kykuit was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His business acumen made him, in his day, the richest man in America. Now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this extraordinary landmark has been continuously and meticulously maintained for more than 100 years.

Your Classic Tour includes the main floor of the house, art galleries, inner garden, golf room and coach barn. 2 hours 15 minutes including the shuttle bus ride. Round trip transportation, the Classic Tour and lunch included.

Fee PP $88 (Limited space available)
Day Tours are organized by Cranford Recreation Staff.

*Departure from Orange Avenue Pool Parking Lot-8:00 AM.

Notes: We recommend all Kykuit tours for ages 10 and up. They are not recommended for ages 5 and under, Strollers and backpack carriers are not permitted inside the house, but can be stored in the free lockers provided at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor. Neither the Classic Tour nor the Landmark Tour is wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the terrain. Historic Hudson Valley events are held rain or shine. All attendees must sign waiver.
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Reservations booked directly through Cranford Recreation Center online or via phone. https://register.communitypass.net/Cranford 908-709-7283

Oct
2
Wed
2019
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Oct 2 @ 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.

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Cranford Town Wide Garage Sale @ All over Cranford
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cranford Town Wide Garage Sale @ All over Cranford

The Project Home of Cranford’s annual Town Wide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Those who register will have the address of their sale and a brief description of what they have to offer included on the website listing that will be posted for those wishing to find sale locations.  To participate, registration is available online  https://www.cranfordprojecthome.org, or by mailing in the completed registration form, which can also be found on the website, or send a note with your name, address, telephone number and brief description of what you are selling, along with a check for $25 to Project Home of Cranford, PO Box 724, Cranford, NJ 07016. Only your address and what you are selling will be posted to the site for shoppers to see.

Oct
6
Sun
2019
Autism Speaks Union and Morris County Walk @ Nomahegan Park
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am
Autism Speaks Union and Morris County Walk @ Nomahegan Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Event Details

Our strength as a community is powered by love and built on the commitment of individuals like you. Start a team, join a team or come on your own. Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of people living with autism.

DATE

Sunday, October 6, 2019

LOCATION

Nomahegan Park 1033 Springfield Ave Cranford, NJ 07016

SCHEDULE

10:00am – Registration Opens11:15am – Mission Moment 11:30am – Walk Start