Cranford Calendar

May
21
Tue
2019
Lettuce Bowl Workshop At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lettuce Bowl Workshop At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, May 21st from 6:30-7:30 PM for our Lettuce Bowl Workshop at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave. in Cranford.  In this “make it & take it” workshop we will be using a selection of lettuce, herb, and flowering annuals to create a 12-14 inch container garden to bring home for your patio or deck.  All supplies will be provided, however, it is suggested that participants bring their own garden gloves. Sign-up early on our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com, as registration is limited to the first 15 people.  The cost is $15 for members of the Hanson Park Conservancy ($20 for non-members).  The registration deadline is May 17th.  Payment is due at time of registration and non-refundable.  This program is rain or shine.

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Square Foot Gardening At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy as we learn the basics of Square Foot Gardening with Althea Llewellyn.  Gather your blankets and chairs and meet us at Hanson Park on Saturday, June 15th at 2:00 PM for this free presentation!  It’s a simple, efficient and productive way to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers in a small space with less effort.  This innovative method of gardening was created by Mel Bartholomew.  And with this method, anyone can develop a green thumb!  Come one, come all, this presentation is appropriate for ages 6 to 106!
 
Althea Llewellyn is an environmental educator and speaker.  She is First Vice President of the Master Gardeners of Union County.  She is also a Certified Master Gardener and Certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor.
 
Hanson Park is located at 38 Springfield Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  In the event of inclement weather, we will be relocating to the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Ave.  This presentation is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy, a non-profit group dedicated to developing and maintaining Hanson Park and providing the community with educational programs and workshops.  To learn more, please visit our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com 
Jun
28
Fri
2019
The Chelsea at Fanwood Tricky Tray Fundraiser 2019 @ The Chelsea at Fanwood
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, June 28th 5-7pm

$10 per person donation
Light food and spirits
RSVP by June 24th to Kim Wolf at 908-654-5200.

We are also seeking gi basket donations. Promote your business!

A benefit for Alzheimer’s New Jersey!

Oct
13
Sun
2019
Hanson Park Conservancy’s 9th Annual Duck Race @ Sperry Park
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm
Hanson Park Conservancy's 9th Annual Duck Race @ Sperry Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Hanson Park Conservancy’s 9th Annual Rubber Ducky Derby is scheduled once again for Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4 pm. On race day, over one-thousand individually numbered rubber ducks will be released in the Rahway River at Sperry Park, Cranford NJ 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
25
Fri
2019
Pumpkin Decorating at The Chelsea @ The Chelsea at Fanwood
Oct 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Bring the KIDS to The Chelsea at Fanwood for Pumpkin Decorating!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
EVERYTHING IS SUPPLIED!
RSVP BY OCT. 21, 908-654-5200. LIMITED SEATING.

Dec
3
Tue
2019
“Holiday Floral Demonstration” featuring floral designer Kerry Patel @ Cranford Community Center
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm
"Holiday Floral Demonstration" featuring floral designer Kerry Patel @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center for a Holiday Floral Demonstration featuring floral designer, Kerry Patel.  Kerry will be demonstrating holiday tablescape and wreath ideas that are easy to replicate for your own holiday party. From a sophisticated focal centerpiece to small accent florals, Kerry will talk about how to dress up your home and dining table with seasonal fresh florals.  At the end of the evening, participants will have a chance to win the beautiful arrangements made during the event.  As we enter the holiday season, come learn new ways to decorate in this fun, educational demonstration!
 
Kerry is the owner of Kerry Patel Designs, a fine art floral design and styling studio based in Madison, designing romantic, evocative florals and tablescapes for small, intimate weddings and events. Her designs evoke emotion through their lush blooms and textured elements taking one on a visual and sensorial journey with each design. 
 
The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  A suggested donation of $5.00 will be collected at the door.  No registration is required, but seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  This presentation is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy.  To learn more please visit our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com or like us on Facebook. 
Jan
14
Tue
2020
“Medicinal Plants of the Civil War” @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm
“Medicinal Plants of the Civil War” @ Cranford Community Center
“Medicinal Plants of the Civil War” at the Cranford Community Center
 
Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center as we welcome Garden Historian Lesley Parness for a very special presentation, “Medicinal Plants of the Civil War.” Could plants have played a role in the outcome of the Civil War?  Learn how important plants were in every aspect of this conflict, on battlefields and home fronts of both the North and the South.  Over 30 plants will be discussed and their medicinal properties noted.  “Receipts,” or recipes are included for popular herbal remedies such as horehound lozenges and witch hazel tonic.  Audiences are often surprised to learn how many “Civil War” plants they are already growing, and the haunting historic images create a compelling tale of interest to history buffs as well as gardeners alike!
 
Lesley Parness is the retired Superintendent of Horticultural Education at New Jersey’s Morris County Park Commission where she oversaw programming at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum and Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center.  She is a member of the Herb Society of America, The Council on Horticultural and Botanical Literature, and Garden State Gardens, a consortium of New Jersey’s public gardens of which she is a Founding Member. 
 
The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  The program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required, but seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  This presentation is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy.  To learn more please visit our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com or like us on Facebook.   
 
This history program is made possible in part by a 2019 HEART (History,Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
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Feb
22
Sat
2020
Tax Preparation Workshop for Seniors @ Chisholm Community Center
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tax Preparation Workshop for Seniors @ Chisholm Community Center

Join Representative Malinowski for a presentation on what seniors need to know before filing their 2019 taxes. The workshop will feature various resources and programs seniors can use to prepare their taxes before the April deadline.

The Congressman’s constituent services representatives will also be in attendance to provide assistance to anyone struggling with IRS, Social Security, or Medicare issues.

When
 Saturday, February 22nd, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Where: Chisholm Community Center, 100 S. Springfield Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081

RSVP: If you’re interested in attending, please call 908-547-3307 or click here to RSVP!

Mar
24
Tue
2020
Gardening to Attract Native Pollinators @ Cranford Community Center
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center for the presentation, “Gardening to Attract Native Pollinators” with Virginia Lamb. Come learn how you can attract and foster native pollinator populations in your community through plant selection and organic gardening methods. Native pollinators such as butterflies, bees and hummingbirds are vital to maintaining diverse, resilient ecosystems and play a critically important role in agricultural and horticultural plant (and food) production. The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Ave. in Cranford, NJ. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required, but seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This presentation is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy. To learn more, please visit our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com or like us on Facebook.

Apr
28
Tue
2020
Stained Glass Stepping Stone Workshop @ Cranford Community Center
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00 PM for our Stained Glass Stepping Stone Workshop at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. in Cranford.  In this “make it & take it” workshop participants will be instructed on how to make their own beautiful stained glass and cement stepping stone for their garden. All materials will be provided, however, it is suggested that you wear “crafting” clothes. Sign-up early on our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com, as registration is limited to the first 20 people.  The cost is $15 for members of the Hanson Park Conservancy ($20 for non-members). Payment is due at time of registration and is non-refundable.