Cranford Calendar

Aug
15
Wed
2018
Summer Concert Series – Amir Vahab Trio @ Cranford Community Center
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm
Summer Concert Series - Amir Vahab Trio @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Wednesday, August 15 at 7:30 pm at the Cranford Community Center. Honored as a peacemaker and virtuoso, Amir Vahab is a composer/vocalist and lecturer specializing in a wide variety of traditional Persian instruments: the tanbour, ney, daf, tar and oud. Amir is noted for his expertise in Persian culture and history, and for the spirituality present in his music and teachings. His songs weave fiery instrumentals and melodies of the ancient lands of the Middle East that include Persian, Turkish, Azeri and beyond.

Aug
16
Thu
2018
Alluem Yoga Rocks the Streets! @ Post Office Plaza
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Alluem Yoga Rocks the Streets! @ Post Office Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Mark your calendars! We’re hitting the streets and it’s the best party of the summer!!!! Join Gina and the Alluem Street Team for this unique experience of yoga, music and community on a hot summer night! This event is FREE and open to all! No need to pre-register! Just show up that day! Practice! Sample! Shop!

Post Office Plaza (Eastman St. & Miln St.).
Road will be closing at 5:30pm – class at 6:00pm!

More details and sponsors to come!
Rain Date August 23rd.

Aug
26
Sun
2018
Cranford Summer Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cranford Summer Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us in Downtown Cranford for our annual Summer Street Fair, sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce. Festivities include:  Vendors, Music, Food, Children’s Activities. Fun for the whole family! Free Parking.

Sep
12
Wed
2018
Benefits for NJ Veterans @ Cranford Community Center
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Benefits for NJ Veterans @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Veterans and dependents of veterans: The Cranford Public Library presents a valuable healthcare information session. David Brimmer, MS, of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, will visit the Cranford Community Center to speak about health care benefits available to veterans and dependents. He will also discuss the process for filing a claim for VA Service-Connected Disability Compensation.

The VA New Jersey Health Care System honors America’s veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. With two main campuses and ten community-based outpatient clinics in NJ, they have been a lifeline for those in need as part of the Veterans’ Health Administration, serving U.S. veterans for over 150 years.

No registration is required for this free event.

Sep
15
Sat
2018
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Community Center
Sep 15 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Literary Café is a book chat program. The format is simple: Bring a few of your recent favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. If you don’t have a copy of the book you want to talk about, that’s okay, too. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library! Registration is not required. Attend as many sessions as you’d like. Admission is free and all are welcome. Sessions take place in the Raddin Room, and are one hour long.

The Theater Project: “Making Sense of the Universe” @ Cranford Community Center
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Theater Project: "Making Sense of the Universe" @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Theater Project will present a staged, script-in-hand reading of an original play from its Playwrights Workshop, including a discussion between the audience and the author. Theatergoers will enjoy Making Sense of the Universe… One Comedy at a Time!, a collection of short plays of comic absurdity by Luigi Januzzi, author of 27 published plays. The Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Avenue.

Headquartered at the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood, The Theater Project is an acclaimed professional theater group and the winner of two New Jersey Tony Awards. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Sep
24
Mon
2018
Cranford Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Networking @ Ambeli's Greek Taverna
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cranford Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Networking @ Ambeli's Greek Taverna  | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Bring your business cards, bring your friends. $15.00 Members, $20.00 Future Members. Guest Speaker: Nancy Burke, Business Development and Marketing Manager – The Industry-Business Institute at Union County College. She will speak about training programs for businesses available from the Industry-Business Institute at Union County College, many of which are grant funded by the NJ Department of Labor.

 

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Oct
13
Sat
2018
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Community Center
Oct 13 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Literary Café is a book chat program. The format is simple: Bring a few of your recent favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. If you don’t have a copy of the book you want to talk about, that’s okay, too. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library! Registration is not required. Attend as many sessions as you’d like. Admission is free and all are welcome. Sessions take place in the Raddin Room, and are one hour long.

Oct
14
Sun
2018
Cranford Fall Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cranford Fall Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us in Downtown Cranford for our annual Summer Street Fair, sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce. Festivities include:  Vendors, Music, Food, Children’s Activities. Fun for the whole family! Free Parking.

Cranford’s Annual Duck Derby @ Sperry Park
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm
Cranford’s Annual Duck Derby @ Sperry Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

CRANFORD’S ANNUAL DUCKY DERBY RETURNS THIS OCTOBER

Hanson Park Conservancy’s Eighth Annual Rubber Ducky Derby is scheduled once again for
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 4 pm. On race day, over one-thousand individually numbered
rubber ducks will be released in the Rahway River at Sperry Park and tumble over the falls
racing to the finish line at the North Union Ave Bridge. Numerous prizes for the fastest lucky
duckies will be awarded. The top prize is a $250.00 gift card.

Tickets can be purchased at two locations: Periwinkles, on North Union Avenue downtown
Cranford, or the Cranford Canoe Club on Springfield Ave. Purchase a single Duck for $5.00 or a
flock of 5 ducks for $20.00. Please secure your tickets early as ducks are limited and the race
has been known to sell out.

All proceeds benefit Hanson Park maintenance and educational programs. If you have not yet
walked through this lovely little park, please visit this hidden gem located at 38 Springfield Ave.
Have you got your Ducky?

Oct
17
Wed
2018
11th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 17 @ 12:00 am – Oct 31 @ 12:00 am
11th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford

They’re back! It’s time for one of the anticipated events of the year, the Scarecrow Stroll. Come downtown and check out over 100 scarecrows lining the streets. The scarecrows are created by families, kids, groups, organizations, classes, and businesses. Make sure you bring your ballot and vote for your favorite.

If you’d like to register for the Scarecrow Stroll, click here. 

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Oct
19
Fri
2018
Scarecrow Night Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Scarecrow Night Stroll @ Downtown Cranford

It was such a success last year, we’re doing it again! Join us downtown for a Night Stroll, where you can see the scarecrows at their spookiest. Make sure you have a ballot with you so you can vote for your favorites.

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Oct
20
Sat
2018
The New Jersey Cranberry @ Cranford Community Center
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm
The New Jersey Cranberry @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Bounce berry, bitter berry, marsh apple – did you know that these are all names for the cranberry? Learn more at The New Jersey Cranberry, a Public Scholars Project lecture sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities featuring teas and food scholar Judith Krall-Russo. This fascinating look at one of New Jersey’s iconic foods will take place on Saturday, October 20 at 1:00pm at the Cranford Community Center, located at 220 Walnut Avenue.

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Oct
28
Sun
2018
Cranford 2018 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin’ @ Cranford Community Center Parking Lot
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm
Cranford 2018 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin' @ Cranford Community Center Parking Lot | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford 2018 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

Prizes for Best Costumes in Age Groups

0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-16 and for Adult/Child, Group, Pull Float, and Pets

Please enter only 1 prize category per person (or creature)

Nov
10
Sat
2018
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Community Center
Nov 10 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Literary Café is a book chat program. The format is simple: Bring a few of your recent favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. If you don’t have a copy of the book you want to talk about, that’s okay, too. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library! Registration is not required. Attend as many sessions as you’d like. Admission is free and all are welcome. Sessions take place in the Raddin Room, and are one hour long.

Nov
16
Fri
2018
1st Annual Holiday Shop @ Clark
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1st Annual Holiday Shop @ Clark | Clark | New Jersey | United States

Holiday Shopping Event – this coming Friday, Nov. 16th 6:00-9:30 pm, see attached flyer for further info.

This is a great way to shop for your holiday gifts and also help give back to a great cause, Relay for Life. Check out the various vendors and a local animal rescue group in attendance. Hope to see you there.

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Small Business Saturday @ All Small Businesses
Nov 24 all-day
Small Business Saturday @ All Small Businesses

Get a start on your holiday shopping while also supporting our small businesses. Mark your calendars for a day that will be filled with sales, promotions, and events at your favorite local businesses.

Dec
1
Sat
2018
The 2nd Annual Marketspace at Westfield @ Downtown Westfield
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The 2nd Annual Marketspace at Westfield @ Downtown Westfield | Westfield | New Jersey | United States
Happy Holidays! The Marketspace at Westfield will be open during the first *THREE* consecutive weekends in December. This downtown storefront will feature a revolving selection of local, handmade wares and vintage collectibles. FREE TO ATTEND!
Address: 177 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090 (former Children’s Place)
Saturday & Sunday
December 1 & 2
December 8 & 9
December 15 & 16
10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Don’t miss live entertainment, DIY craft classes for kids, and complimentary photos with Santa at The Marketspace at Westfield 2018!
Dec
2
Sun
2018
The 2nd Annual Marketspace at Westfield @ Downtown Westfield
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The 2nd Annual Marketspace at Westfield @ Downtown Westfield | Westfield | New Jersey | United States
Happy Holidays! The Marketspace at Westfield will be open during the first *THREE* consecutive weekends in December. This downtown storefront will feature a revolving selection of local, handmade wares and vintage collectibles. FREE TO ATTEND!
Address: 177 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090 (former Children’s Place)
Saturday & Sunday
December 1 & 2
December 8 & 9
December 15 & 16
10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Don’t miss live entertainment, DIY craft classes for kids, and complimentary photos with Santa at The Marketspace at Westfield 2018!
Dec
8
Sat
2018
The 2nd Annual Marketspace at Westfield @ Downtown Westfield
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The 2nd Annual Marketspace at Westfield @ Downtown Westfield | Westfield | New Jersey | United States
Happy Holidays! The Marketspace at Westfield will be open during the first *THREE* consecutive weekends in December. This downtown storefront will feature a revolving selection of local, handmade wares and vintage collectibles. FREE TO ATTEND!
Address: 177 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090 (former Children’s Place)
Saturday & Sunday
December 1 & 2
December 8 & 9
December 15 & 16
10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Don’t miss live entertainment, DIY craft classes for kids, and complimentary photos with Santa at The Marketspace at Westfield 2018!