Cranford Calendar

Sep
30
Fri
2022
Feast Of Saint Michael 2022 @ Saint Michael School
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day
Feast Of Saint Michael 2022 @ Saint Michael School
The Feast of Saint Michael 2022
Thursday 9/29 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday 9/30 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 10/1 – 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday 10/2 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Located in the Parking Lot of Saint Michael School.
Oct
1
Sat
2022
Feast Of Saint Michael 2022 @ Saint Michael School
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day
Feast Of Saint Michael 2022 @ Saint Michael School
The Feast of Saint Michael 2022
Thursday 9/29 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday 9/30 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 10/1 – 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday 10/2 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Located in the Parking Lot of Saint Michael School.
Paper Shredding Event @ Various Locations
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Paper Shredding Event @ Various Locations

Hours of Operation 9 am to 1 pm*
Please bring material in PAPER BAGS (if possible)
*Shredding Program will end prior to 1 pm in the event the shredding truck(s) reaches capacity
Previously shredded paper will not be accepted

Rules to Remember

*Shredding Program will end prior to 1 pm in the event the shredding truck(s) reaches capacity

In an effort to accommodate all those wishing to participate, there is a limit of 4 bags or boxes per car weighing no more than 10lbs. each.

  1. The material should be brought in Paper Bags whenever possible (not leaf bags)
  2. PLEASE DO NOT BRING SHREDDED PAPER • NO WET PAPER
  3. This event is garbage-free: boxes and plastic bags will be returned
  4. Limit papers to confidential/sensitive materials only

Union County Residents Only • Please No Businesses

Oct
2
Sun
2022
Feast Of Saint Michael 2022 @ Saint Michael School
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day
Feast Of Saint Michael 2022 @ Saint Michael School
The Feast of Saint Michael 2022
Thursday 9/29 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday 9/30 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 10/1 – 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday 10/2 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Located in the Parking Lot of Saint Michael School.
Oct
3
Mon
2022
Westfield Area YMCA Blood Drive @ Westfield Area YMCA
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Westfield Area YMCA Blood Drive @ Westfield Area YMCA

Westfield Area YMCA to host Blood Drive October 3 

The Westfield Area YMCA will host a Blood Drive on Monday, October 3 from 12:00pm until 7:00pm at the Main Y Facility, located at 220 Clark Street, Westfield. Your single donation can be used to save multiple lives!  It is highly recommended that donors reserve a time online at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins will only be able to donate if times are available.

For information on all Westfield Area YMCA programs and services, visit www.westfieldynj.org or call the Welcome Center at 908-301-YMCA (9622). The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Financial assistance is available for YMCA programs and memberships for those who qualify.

Oct
7
Fri
2022
Once On This Island at CDC Theatre @ The Cranford Dramatic Club
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm
Once On This Island at CDC Theatre @ The Cranford Dramatic Club

Cranford’s CDC Theatre will open its’104th season with the Tony Award-winning musical Once On This Island from the award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Anastasia, Ragtime). This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, earned eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book, and Score. The musical is the story of the fearless young girl, Ti Moune, in search of her place in the world. As an orphan, chosen by the Gods, she is taken into a simple and loving family. Though content, she feels she was destined for something more. After an accident caused by a terrible storm, Ti Moune falls for a handsome stranger whom she tries desperately to nurse back to health, and she is ready to risk it all for love. This sets her on the ultimate quest to answer the age-old question, can love conquer death? The show will run from Friday and Saturday nights from October 7-22 with a matinee on Sunday, October 16. To find the best ticket selections and prices visit cdctheatre.org. Group ticket rates are also available.

 

Oct
8
Sat
2022
Porchfest @ All Around Town
Oct 8 @ 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Once On This Island at CDC Theatre @ The Cranford Dramatic Club
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm
Once On This Island at CDC Theatre @ The Cranford Dramatic Club

Cranford’s CDC Theatre will open its’104th season with the Tony Award-winning musical Once On This Island from the award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Anastasia, Ragtime). This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, earned eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book, and Score. The musical is the story of the fearless young girl, Ti Moune, in search of her place in the world. As an orphan, chosen by the Gods, she is taken into a simple and loving family. Though content, she feels she was destined for something more. After an accident caused by a terrible storm, Ti Moune falls for a handsome stranger whom she tries desperately to nurse back to health, and she is ready to risk it all for love. This sets her on the ultimate quest to answer the age-old question, can love conquer death? The show will run from Friday and Saturday nights from October 7-22 with a matinee on Sunday, October 16. To find the best ticket selections and prices visit cdctheatre.org. Group ticket rates are also available.

 

Oct
10
Mon
2022
Bring Your Device for some Free Advice @ Westfield Area YMCA
Oct 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Bring Your Device for some Free Advice @ Westfield Area YMCA

Bring Your Device for some Free Advice at the Westfield Area YMCA on October 10

Presented by Westfield High School Senior Tech Buddies Club, the Westfield Area YMCA will host “Bring Your Device for some Free Advice” at the Main Y, 220 Clark Street on Columbus Day, Monday, October 10 from 12:30-1:30pm.  Whether you have questions about your cell phone, laptop, Ipad or other device, these tech-savvy teens are ready to help!

Just bring your device and questions to the Y.  Light refreshments provided.  The event is free but registration is requested by October 3 online or in-person.

For information on all Westfield Area YMCA programs and services, visit www.westfieldynj.org or call the Welcome Center at 908-301-YMCA (9622).

Oct
14
Fri
2022
15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 14 all-day

15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll

Welcome to the 15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll! Check-in will be at Eastman Plaza, Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-6 pm. At check-in, you will receive: a nametag, pole assignment & zip-ties to secure your scarecrow. Please review the guidelines here: https://files.constantcontact.com/d614685a001/45571ac2-cf1c-4e05-9860-2068d1bd8253.pdf.

Once On This Island at CDC Theatre @ The Cranford Dramatic Club
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm
Once On This Island at CDC Theatre @ The Cranford Dramatic Club

Cranford’s CDC Theatre will open its’104th season with the Tony Award-winning musical Once On This Island from the award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Anastasia, Ragtime). This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, earned eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book, and Score. The musical is the story of the fearless young girl, Ti Moune, in search of her place in the world. As an orphan, chosen by the Gods, she is taken into a simple and loving family. Though content, she feels she was destined for something more. After an accident caused by a terrible storm, Ti Moune falls for a handsome stranger whom she tries desperately to nurse back to health, and she is ready to risk it all for love. This sets her on the ultimate quest to answer the age-old question, can love conquer death? The show will run from Friday and Saturday nights from October 7-22 with a matinee on Sunday, October 16. To find the best ticket selections and prices visit cdctheatre.org. Group ticket rates are also available.

 

Oct
15
Sat
2022
15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 15 all-day

15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll

Welcome to the 15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll! Check-in will be at Eastman Plaza, Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-6 pm. At check-in, you will receive: a nametag, pole assignment & zip-ties to secure your scarecrow. Please review the guidelines here: https://files.constantcontact.com/d614685a001/45571ac2-cf1c-4e05-9860-2068d1bd8253.pdf.

Cranford PD and Cranford PAL Youth Sports Equipment Donation Drive Level the Playing Field @ Cranford Community Center
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cranford PD and Cranford PAL Host Donation Drive 10/15- Level the Playing Field

Did you know that 1 in 5 underserved households are not getting their kids involved in athletics because of the rising price of sporting equipment? Leveling the Playing Field is nonprofit that collects and redistributes equipment to expand access and equity within youth sports and recreation programs in under-resourced communities. LPF expanded to a third warehouse location in Philadelphia during Fall 2021 to ensure that all kids in the Greater Philadelphia area can get off the sidelines!

We will be collecting on Saturday October 15, 2022 at the Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Ave Cranford NJ from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please drive to the rear of the building an volunteers will unload your vehicle or you can park and drop it off in the lobby. So clean out your garages and clear the yard of used sporting equipment so that kids who are less fortunate are able to enjoy them! To learn more about LPF, please visit www.levelingtheplayingfield.org or contact Detective John Rattigan at [email protected] or Lt. Matthew Nazzaro at [email protected]

LPF accepts new and gently used sporting equipment donations to directly redistribute to kids in need.  We appreciate you making sure your donations are still in SAFE, FUNCTIONAL condition.  Have a question about the condition of your gear?  Contact LPF directly at [email protected]

FOOTBALL
Flag football belts
Footballs
Football cleats
Football
gloves
Football pads
Football helmets (5 yrs ornewer)
Kicking tees

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL
Aluminum/Wood Bats
Bags
Bases (rubber & soft)
Baseballs
Catchers Gear
Cleats
Gloves (batting & fielding)
Helmets (5 yrs or newer)
Pants
Pitching/Batting Nets
Pitching Machines
Softballs
Soft Balls
T-Ball Sets
Umpire Gear
Whiffle Balls
Whiffle Bats

BASKETBALL
Basketballs
Basketball shoes
Basketball hoops/goals
Mini basketballs
Basketball Shorts

GOLF
Golf bags
Golf balls
Golf clubs

FIELD HOCKEY
Balls
Goggles & gloves
Goalie Gear
Sticks

HOCKEY
Bags
Gloves
Goalie Equipment
Helmets
Hockey Pucks
Pads
Shorts/Pants
Skates
Socks
Sticks (any type/size)

LACROSSE
Balls
Fiddle Sticks (plastic)
Goals
Goggles
Gloves
Helmets
Pads
Sticks (any type/size)

RACQUET SPORTS
Ball Hoppers
Nets
Tennis Balls
Tennis Racquet Covers
Tennis Racquets
Badminton Sets
Pickleball Sets
Squash Sets

PLAYGROUND/FITNESS
Agility Equipment
Ball Pumps
Boxing/Karate Pads
Cones
Corn Hole
First Aid Kits
Free Weights
Frisbees
Gymnastics Equipment
Hula Hoops
Jump Ropes
Ladder Golf
Kickballs
Mouth-guards (still inpackage)
Pinnies
Playground Balls
Resistance Bands
Roller Skates/Blades (5 yearsold or less)
Swim Equipment
Weighted Plates
Whistles
Yoga/Fitness Mats

VOLLEYBALL
Knee Pads
Nets
Volleyballs

SOCCER
Soccer Balls
Cleats
Goalie Gloves
Goals
Shin Guards
Socks
Shorts

We are UNABLE to accept the following:
Bikes
Bicycle Helmets
Bicycle/SkateboardElbow/Knee Pads
Clothing
Croquet Sets
Exercise Machines
Fishing Gear
Uncertified Football Helmets
Hats
Partial sets of uniforms
Protective Cups/Jock Straps
Racquetball Equipment
Scooters
Skis & Snowboards
Trophies
Used Running Shoes

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Release by Lt. Matthew R. Nazzaro

Cranford Police Department

[email protected]

908-709-4313

OMNY Taiko Concert @ Cranford Community Center
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OMNY Taiko Concert @ Cranford Community Center

Join OMNY Taiko for an interactive Taiko performance! Taiko (太鼓, literally “big drum”) is a type of Japanese percussion that has been played for well over 1,000 years. Traditionally, taiko were used in religious ceremonies, festivals, and as theatrical accompaniment. Kumi-daiko, or ensemble drumming, was created in the 1950s. In kumi-daiko, many drummers play different-sized drums to create complex rhythms and stylized performances. This style of taiko drumming has become extremely popular and taiko groups have formed all across the world.

This program is for all-ages! Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/omny-taiko-concert-tickets-381348432427?aff=erelpanelorg

Once On This Island at CDC Theatre @ The Cranford Dramatic Club
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm
Once On This Island at CDC Theatre @ The Cranford Dramatic Club

Cranford’s CDC Theatre will open its’104th season with the Tony Award-winning musical Once On This Island from the award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Anastasia, Ragtime). This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, earned eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book, and Score. The musical is the story of the fearless young girl, Ti Moune, in search of her place in the world. As an orphan, chosen by the Gods, she is taken into a simple and loving family. Though content, she feels she was destined for something more. After an accident caused by a terrible storm, Ti Moune falls for a handsome stranger whom she tries desperately to nurse back to health, and she is ready to risk it all for love. This sets her on the ultimate quest to answer the age-old question, can love conquer death? The show will run from Friday and Saturday nights from October 7-22 with a matinee on Sunday, October 16. To find the best ticket selections and prices visit cdctheatre.org. Group ticket rates are also available.

 

Oct
16
Sun
2022
15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 16 all-day

15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll

Welcome to the 15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll! Check-in will be at Eastman Plaza, Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-6 pm. At check-in, you will receive: a nametag, pole assignment & zip-ties to secure your scarecrow. Please review the guidelines here: https://files.constantcontact.com/d614685a001/45571ac2-cf1c-4e05-9860-2068d1bd8253.pdf.

Once On This Island at CDC Theatre @ The Cranford Dramatic Club
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm
Once On This Island at CDC Theatre @ The Cranford Dramatic Club

Cranford’s CDC Theatre will open its’104th season with the Tony Award-winning musical Once On This Island from the award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Anastasia, Ragtime). This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, earned eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book, and Score. The musical is the story of the fearless young girl, Ti Moune, in search of her place in the world. As an orphan, chosen by the Gods, she is taken into a simple and loving family. Though content, she feels she was destined for something more. After an accident caused by a terrible storm, Ti Moune falls for a handsome stranger whom she tries desperately to nurse back to health, and she is ready to risk it all for love. This sets her on the ultimate quest to answer the age-old question, can love conquer death? The show will run from Friday and Saturday nights from October 7-22 with a matinee on Sunday, October 16. To find the best ticket selections and prices visit cdctheatre.org. Group ticket rates are also available.

 

Oct
17
Mon
2022
15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 17 all-day

15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll

Welcome to the 15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll! Check-in will be at Eastman Plaza, Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-6 pm. At check-in, you will receive: a nametag, pole assignment & zip-ties to secure your scarecrow. Please review the guidelines here: https://files.constantcontact.com/d614685a001/45571ac2-cf1c-4e05-9860-2068d1bd8253.pdf.

Oct
18
Tue
2022
15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 18 all-day

15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll

Welcome to the 15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll! Check-in will be at Eastman Plaza, Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-6 pm. At check-in, you will receive: a nametag, pole assignment & zip-ties to secure your scarecrow. Please review the guidelines here: https://files.constantcontact.com/d614685a001/45571ac2-cf1c-4e05-9860-2068d1bd8253.pdf.

Oct
19
Wed
2022
15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 19 all-day

15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll

Welcome to the 15th Annual Scarecrow Stroll! Check-in will be at Eastman Plaza, Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-6 pm. At check-in, you will receive: a nametag, pole assignment & zip-ties to secure your scarecrow. Please review the guidelines here: https://files.constantcontact.com/d614685a001/45571ac2-cf1c-4e05-9860-2068d1bd8253.pdf.