Cranford Calendar

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with the Easter Bunny @ The Garlic Rose
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with the Easter Bunny @ The Garlic Rose | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Adults:$18/Children:$12. Reservations a must, please call 908.276.5749. Sponsored by Arnold’s Pest Control.

Cranford Jaycees 2019 Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Orange Avenue School
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am

2019 Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13th

10:00 am SHARP @ Orange Ave. School

Free admission!
Appearance by the Easter Bunny!
Easter Egg Hunt @ Cranford Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Easter Egg Hunt @ Cranford Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Presents our third annual Easter Egg Hunt!

When- April 13, 2019
Where- 600 Lincoln Park East
Cranford, NJ 07016
Time- 1pm-3pm

*Face painting* Games* Crafts *Raffle Prizes!
Rain or Shine

Apr
27
Sat
2019
2019 Cranford River Cleanup – Rescheduled from last week.
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
May
4
Sat
2019
Collegiate League of Legends Esports Combine @ Union County College
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Collegiate League of Legends Esports Combine @ Union County College | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

We’re looking to help 20 of the best League of Legends High School gamers in New Jersey get recruited by colleges after graduation.

This event will take 20 applicants from across NJ and place them into 4 teams. On Saturday, May 4th, these teams will face off in a bracket while coached by the current Union Owls team. At the event, you’ll be playing live on stream, participating in interviews, and you’ll also receive a professional Esports headshot. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with the coaching staff of the Union Owls to learn more about what collegiate esports looks like. All of this will take place in the official Union Owls training space at Union County College in Cranford, NJ.

If you are a high schooler looking to compete in collegiate League of Legends, this is your perfect starting point to getting recruited.

To apply, or for more information, visit
www.smash.gg/LoLCombine

May
19
Sun
2019
Cranford Town Wide Free Family Cook Out @ Cranford Fire Department
May 19 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
May
29
Wed
2019
FREE LUNCHTIME LECTURE AT WESTFIELD AREA Y: LATEST THERAPIES FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE @ The Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom
May 29 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
FREE LUNCHTIME LECTURE AT WESTFIELD AREA Y: LATEST THERAPIES FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE @ The Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom  | Berkeley Heights | New Jersey | United States

The Westfield Area YMCA hosts Dr. Antonios Mammis, Functional Neurosurgeon at University Hospital Newark and Dr. Erin Feinstein, Movement Disorder Specialist at University Hospital Newark for a free lunchtime lecture 12:30-2:00PM on Wednesday, 5/29. Learn about the latest therapies for Parkinson’s Disease. Topics include medication management, diet/exercise, and surgical options. Refreshments will be served.  Y members and the community are invited, please register by 5/24.

Jean White, Westfield Area YMCA Health & Wellness Director, will also be available to discuss the “Delay the Disease: Exercise to Fight Parkinson’s Symptoms” class offered at the Y. Research has shown that physical exercise has measurable benefits for those living with Parkinson’s. This unique program, led by Y trainers with specialized certification, incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, and cardiovascular exercises to help soothe tremors, improve posture, smooth steps and increase overall well-being.

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 those who qualify.  Learn more about Westfield Area YMCA programs at www.westfieldynj.org.

Jun
7
Fri
2019
YMCA ACHIEVERS 21st ANNUAL BANQUET JUNE 7 @ The Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
YMCA ACHIEVERS 21st ANNUAL BANQUET JUNE 7 @ The Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom  | Berkeley Heights | New Jersey | United States

The Westfield Area YMCA, in collaboration with the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and Plainfield YMCA will host the 21st Annual Achievers Banquet on Friday, June 7, from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at The Westwood, 438 North Avenue in Garwood.  The evening will include a cocktail hour with live musical performances by students; dinner and dancing; an art auction and tricky tray.  The tricky tray features over 20 items including offerings from Lord & Taylor, Plainfield Symphony, Kidoolo, Somerset Patriots and NY Broadway Tours.  At the banquet, graduating high school seniors, Achievers alumni and Connell Company scholarship recipients will be recognized with certificates distributed by Assemblywoman Linda Carter.

This year’s event features speakers and artists:

Keynote Speaker, Tobias Truvillion, is best known as an actor on In Contempt and Empire.  He is also a film producer, philanthropist, inner-city youth mentor, advocate, and arts instructor.

Banquet Guest Artist, John Stanisci, is a Marvel/DC Comic illustrator who will auction his work to benefit the Achievers program.  John has been a professional illustrator for over 18 years working for all the major comic book publishers drawing characters such as Spider Man, Batman, Catwoman, Superman, and The Hulk.

Positive Peer Pressure Speaker, Dean A. Scott, is co-founder of Cocoa Mocha Kids, an online social media resource page that reviews products for children of color. Ten-year-old Dean and mom Tasha are also the creators of The Mia London “Perfectly Perfect Pajama” Collection, the first pajama collection for children of color.

Proceeds of the 21st Annual Banquet will benefit the Achievers Program. To attend or support, please visit www.westfieldynj.org/programs/leadership-development/ or the Westfield Area YMCA Welcome Center at 220 Clark Street in Westfield.  Ad Journal or vendor table submissions are due by May 31st.  Individual or table tickets must be purchased by June 3rd.

The Westfield Area YMCA Achievers began 21 years ago as part of a national program focusing on college readiness, career development, leadership, life skills and mentoring for diverse high school students from Union County. The goal is to raise the academic standards of young people, expose students to diverse career options and inspire them to reach their goals. Achievers also participate in community service activities, celebrate their history, culture and traditions, receive college prep tutoring and essay assistance. This program is available at little or no cost to participants.

For inquiries about the banquet or how to otherwise support these leaders of tomorrow, please contact Janice A. Carthens at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x227,[email protected] or Nadya Lawrence at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x280,[email protected].

Jun
9
Sun
2019
Celebrate Cranford @ Downtown Cranford
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Cranford @ Downtown Cranford

Mark your calendars for June 9. We’re designating it “Celebrate Cranford,” in honor of Cranford’s recent ranking as the top downtown in NJ! The event will have a Kid Zone, Fit Fest, Music, and Sloppy Joe Eating Contest! The event is sponsored by Downtown Cranford, Cranford Community Connection, Cranford Jaycees, Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce, Hanson Park Conservancy, and Cranford Municipal Alliance. The day promises to be a true celebration of everything we love about Cranford.

Sloppy Joe Eating Contest @ Downtown Cranford
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm
Jun
15
Sat
2019
June Movie Series @ Cranford Theater
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
June Movie Series @ Cranford Theater

Our partnership with Cranford Theater continues with the June Movie Series, centered around classic summer movies. Check out the schedule below and remember, tickets are only $8 for adults and $6 for kids. The movies will be shown at 11AM Saturday mornings, so why not grab lunch downtown afterwards also? Our thanks to That Suburban Life from Lindsay Lehault Real Estate for sponsoring the movie series!
• National Lampoon’s Vacation (June 1st)
• The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (June 8th)
• Troop Beverly Hills (June 15th)
• The Great Outdoors (June 22nd)
• Summer Rental (June 29th)

Jun
20
Thu
2019
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Business Block Party – Canceled due to weather @ Hanson House Park
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Business Block Party - Canceled due to weather @ Hanson House Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Come and learn about the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce. Share. Network. Meet your Neighbors.  will be Appetizers – Beverages – Games – Prizes. $15 Members/$20 Non-Members.  Click here to register online or call 908.272.6114 or email [email protected]
Jun
22
Sat
2019
June Movie Series @ Cranford Theater
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
June Movie Series @ Cranford Theater

Our partnership with Cranford Theater continues with the June Movie Series, centered around classic summer movies. Check out the schedule below and remember, tickets are only $8 for adults and $6 for kids. The movies will be shown at 11AM Saturday mornings, so why not grab lunch downtown afterwards also? Our thanks to That Suburban Life from Lindsay Lehault Real Estate for sponsoring the movie series!
• National Lampoon’s Vacation (June 1st)
• The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (June 8th)
• Troop Beverly Hills (June 15th)
• The Great Outdoors (June 22nd)
• Summer Rental (June 29th)

Jun
29
Sat
2019
June Movie Series @ Cranford Theater
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
June Movie Series @ Cranford Theater

Our partnership with Cranford Theater continues with the June Movie Series, centered around classic summer movies. Check out the schedule below and remember, tickets are only $8 for adults and $6 for kids. The movies will be shown at 11AM Saturday mornings, so why not grab lunch downtown afterwards also? Our thanks to That Suburban Life from Lindsay Lehault Real Estate for sponsoring the movie series!
• National Lampoon’s Vacation (June 1st)
• The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (June 8th)
• Troop Beverly Hills (June 15th)
• The Great Outdoors (June 22nd)
• Summer Rental (June 29th)

Scotch Plains Fireworks Display @ Scotch Hills Golf Course
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Scotch Plains Fireworks Display @ Scotch Hills Golf Course | Clark | New Jersey | United States

On Saturday, June 29, with a rain date June 30th, the Township of Scotch Plains will host its annual Independence Day Fireworks at the Scotch Hills Golf Course.

This year’s celebration will feature a performance by The Scotch Plainsmen, a talented group of musicians who have performed as the backup band for our own Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens during his solo performances.

The fireworks will go off at dusk and organizers note no heels will be allowed on the golf course but blankets and chairs are encouraged. The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will host a “Red, Y, and Blue” station with activities for kids from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and food vendors will be on site throughout the evening. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises.

Jul
2
Tue
2019
Cranford Fireworks Display @ Nomahegan Park
Jul 2 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
Cranford Fireworks Display @ Nomahegan Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford will be celebrating our country’s birthday this year with two special events. The first event is the annual fireworks display, which will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd followed by a second celebration, which will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

The July 2nd celebration will be held at Nomahegan Park, Cranford, NJ, beginning at 5:30 pm with food vendors, amusement rides and games. The finale will be the fireworks, which will start at 9:15 pm. Limited parking will be available at Union County College, 1033 Springfield, Ave., Cranford, NJ. However, residents are urged to walk if possible. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, there will be no rain date. The July 4th festivities will begin at 9:00 am, with canoe races scheduled at the Cranford Canoe Club, 250 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. Registration at the Canoe Club will be immediately before the races at 8:30 am on July 4th. Also on July 4th, the Jaycees will conduct their Annual Firecracker Run, beginning with a one-mile Fun Run at 8:30 am and a four-miler at 9:00 am at Nomahegan Park, Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. For more info regarding registration and the race, go to www.cranfordjaycees.com. For other information, call the Cranford Recreation & Parks Department at (908) 709-7283.

Jul
3
Wed
2019
New Providence Fireworks Display @ South Street
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Providence Fireworks Display @ South Street | New Providence | New Jersey | United States

The New Providence Independence Day Celebration, sponsored by New Providence Business and Investors Bank, returns to the borough on Wednesday, July 3, on South Street from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue, and will include fun-filled activities for all. Our hometown DJ Mike Savage will provide entertainment from his perch on South Street.

There will be “Chalk on South” (kids of all ages can get a free “bucket” of chalk to create art and messages on the street) and lots of fun for the whole family. The event begins at 7 PM and the fabulous fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. In case of rain, information will be posted on the borough website, www.newprov.org. The rain date is Friday, July 5.

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Cranford Fourth of July Celebration @ Cranford
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am
Cranford Fourth of July Celebration @ Cranford  | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The July  4th festivities will begin at 9:00am, with canoe races scheduled at the Cranford Canoe Club, 250 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. Registration at the Canoe Club will be immediately before the races at 8:30am on July 4th. Also on July 4 th , the Jaycees will conduct their Annual Firecracker Run, beginning with a one-mile Fun Run at 8:30am and a four-miler at 9:00am at Nomahegan Park, Springfield
Ave., Cranford, NJ. For more info regarding registration and the race, go to www.cranfordjaycees.com. For other information, call the Cranford Recreation & Parks Department at (908) 709-
7283.

Summit Fourth of July Celebration @ Soldiers Memorial Field,
Jul 4 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Summit Fourth of July Celebration @ Soldiers Memorial Field,    | Summit | New Jersey | United States

The City of Summit’s 72nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration will begin with a flag raising ceremony at 9:45 a.m., followed by a decorated bicycle parade for children at 10 a.m. Rides, amusements, and entertainment will continue until 1 p.m., when Memorial Field will close to set up for evening activities.

The evening festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and includes rides, entertainment, and a food truck festival. Circus Spectacular will perform circus acts at 6:15 p.m., followed by Daddy Pop in concert at 7:30 p.m. The night will close with a grand fireworks display, beginning at 9:15 p.m.

Clark Fireworks Display @ Arthur L. Johnson High School
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Clark Fireworks Display @ Arthur L. Johnson High School | Clark | New Jersey | United States

Clark’s Independence Day Celebration will be held on Wednesday, July 4 at the Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark.

The fireworks will be held from 9 to 10 p.m. at the high school’s soccer field at 365 Westfield Ave.