Cranford Calendar

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.

Jul
11
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Jul
14
Sun
2019
Somerset Patriots Present Cranford Community Night @ Somerset Patriots
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm
Somerset Patriots Present Cranford Community Night @ Somerset Patriots | Bridgewater Township | New Jersey | United States

See flyer for details.

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Downtown Cranford Summer Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Cranford
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day
Downtown Cranford Summer Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Cranford

The weather is hot and so are the deals at the Downtown Cranford Summer Sidewalk Sale! Local retailers will be offering sales and promotions throughout the weekend. Come downtown and enjoy everything downtown has to offer.

Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Jul
22
Mon
2019
Concert: RIDE with Marc Berger @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Concert: RIDE with Marc Berger @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Visit the western frontier with RIDE, a concert of original music inspired by vocalist and guitarist Marc Berger’s lifelong love affair with the American West. RIDE captures the vastness and romance of the West while exploring its deep roots in the American psyche. Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

After signing his first publishing contract while in law school, Marc Berger fronted rock bands and performed regularly in New York City clubs like CBGB, Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. All through this period, he’d find ways to get into the West, picking up details from fellow wilderness junkies about off the beaten path locales and filing them away for future reference. On one of these trips, he became intrigued by the cover of The Big It, a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post. It got him thinking about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington. With co-producer Mike Ricciardi, he recorded RIDE, ten cinematic recordings reflecting his romantic connection to the American West and exploring the value of its myths to contemporary culture.

Marc’s performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival and The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song The Last One was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for years and has been quoted in the NY Times and featured on The CBS Evening News. For more information, please visit http://www.marcbergermusic.com.

No registration is required for this free event. The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016, and is accessible to all. For more information about the Cranford Public Library, visit www.cranfordlibrary.org.

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Cranford Blood Drive – Pair of NY Mets tickets to donors! @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cranford Blood Drive - Pair of NY Mets tickets to donors! @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Sign up to donate blood at our upcoming drive:
https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/209845

Jul
25
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Aug
1
Thu
2019
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1 FOR UNIQUE BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR HEALING ALL TYPES OF LOSS @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford 
Aug 1 all-day
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1 FOR UNIQUE BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR HEALING ALL TYPES OF LOSS @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford  | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford (FPCC), 11 Springfield Ave., Cranford, will hold its eight-week seminar, “Journey to Wholeness – Healing the Grieving Heart”, on Sunday evenings from Sept 15 to Nov 3, 2019. Topics of discussion will include loss in all of its different forms, and how one can cope and continue forward past their pain and suffering. Pre-registration opens on Aug 1 and is required prior to the first session.

Patti Williams, R.N. and Certified Pastoral Bereavement Counselor, and Virginia Waters, PhD. Psychologist, have been hosting this program for 19 years at FPCC, and have helped almost 3,000 people experience healing, find new purpose for their lives and feel joy once again.

Sessions will run from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Prime Time Room of the church. Note, this location is handicapped accessible. Teaching is interactive and the small groups are paired with a facilitator who has faced the same loss.

Per Williams, “This is an experience like no other. It does not matter if your loss is divorce, death, depression, loss of health or job loss; loss is loss – it must be grieved. It does not matter how long ago you experienced loss.”

The sessions include learning about the stages of grief and understanding the tasks of the grieving process, coping strategies and tools for the journey, taking good care of ourselves, dealing with changes, decisions, loneliness, holidays, anniversaries, building a support system and more.

Both of the leaders and all of the facilitators have experienced loss within their lives and share from “the inside out”. Bring family members and friends.  All faiths are welcome. You must pre-register for this life-changing event and attend the first session. Registration closes Sept 14. Call Williams to register at 908-709-1341. No fee is charged.

In the words of a recent participant, name removed for privacy purposes, “I have learned more along this heartbreaking journey than I ever thought possible. I have learned that you will never ever forget your love and that you are changed forever, but you need to give yourself permission to heal… I believe that your loved one only wants the best for you and you will be reunited one day.”

The seminar is dedicated to Patti’s late husband, the Rev. Dr. Bruce D. Williams who had a vision for this program and a desire to help others deal with their pain and suffering during their time of loss.

For more information about the program, visit www.firstprescranford.org/journey-to-wholeness-healing-the-grieving-heart/

Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Aug
6
Tue
2019
Township of Union 2019 National Night Out @ Township of Union Police Department
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Township of Union 2019 National Night Out @ Township of Union Police Department | Union | New Jersey | United States

National Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6th.

The police department would like to extend an invitation to all for the annual event which is held at police headquarters, 981 Caldwell Ave.

Hope to see everyone there.

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Aug
15
Thu
2019
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1 FOR UNIQUE BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR HEALING ALL TYPES OF LOSS @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford 
Aug 15 all-day
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1 FOR UNIQUE BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR HEALING ALL TYPES OF LOSS @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford  | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford (FPCC), 11 Springfield Ave., Cranford, will hold its eight-week seminar, “Journey to Wholeness – Healing the Grieving Heart”, on Sunday evenings from Sept 15 to Nov 3, 2019. Topics of discussion will include loss in all of its different forms, and how one can cope and continue forward past their pain and suffering. Pre-registration opens on Aug 1 and is required prior to the first session.

Patti Williams, R.N. and Certified Pastoral Bereavement Counselor, and Virginia Waters, PhD. Psychologist, have been hosting this program for 19 years at FPCC, and have helped almost 3,000 people experience healing, find new purpose for their lives and feel joy once again.

Sessions will run from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Prime Time Room of the church. Note, this location is handicapped accessible. Teaching is interactive and the small groups are paired with a facilitator who has faced the same loss.

Per Williams, “This is an experience like no other. It does not matter if your loss is divorce, death, depression, loss of health or job loss; loss is loss – it must be grieved. It does not matter how long ago you experienced loss.”

The sessions include learning about the stages of grief and understanding the tasks of the grieving process, coping strategies and tools for the journey, taking good care of ourselves, dealing with changes, decisions, loneliness, holidays, anniversaries, building a support system and more.

Both of the leaders and all of the facilitators have experienced loss within their lives and share from “the inside out”. Bring family members and friends.  All faiths are welcome. You must pre-register for this life-changing event and attend the first session. Registration closes Sept 14. Call Williams to register at 908-709-1341. No fee is charged.

In the words of a recent participant, name removed for privacy purposes, “I have learned more along this heartbreaking journey than I ever thought possible. I have learned that you will never ever forget your love and that you are changed forever, but you need to give yourself permission to heal… I believe that your loved one only wants the best for you and you will be reunited one day.”

The seminar is dedicated to Patti’s late husband, the Rev. Dr. Bruce D. Williams who had a vision for this program and a desire to help others deal with their pain and suffering during their time of loss.

For more information about the program, visit www.firstprescranford.org/journey-to-wholeness-healing-the-grieving-heart/

Aug
17
Sat
2019
Blood Drive @ New Vision Theatres
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Blood Drive @ New Vision Theatres

New Vision Theatres and Vitalant we are the 2nd largest nonprofit blood center in the nation. We have teamed up to sponsor a community blood drive to support our community Hospitals on the above date and time. All participating blood donors will receive one free New Vision Theatre Ticket compliments of New Vision Theatre ( Mr. Craig Dougherty ) Owner. All blood donors must weigh a minimum of 110 lbs., bring photo ID and be in generally good health. Please have a meal and plenty of water at least 1 hour prior to donating. All 16 and 17-year-olds must be accompanied with a parent or legal guardian both parent and teenager must present a required photo ID. Parental consent form must be signed at the event which will be provided by Vitalant employee on site. Thank you kindly for your consideration.

Aug
22
Thu
2019
Annual Lego Night – Rescheduled @ Downtown Cranford
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Annual Lego Night - Rescheduled @ Downtown Cranford

It’s back – Downtown Cranford’s Annual Lego Contest! This contest is for all of the creative kids out there, with prizes for the winners in each age group. We hope you can join us for this great event that brings out the kids in all of us.

Aug
29
Thu
2019
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1 FOR UNIQUE BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR HEALING ALL TYPES OF LOSS @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford 
Aug 29 all-day
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1 FOR UNIQUE BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR HEALING ALL TYPES OF LOSS @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford  | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford (FPCC), 11 Springfield Ave., Cranford, will hold its eight-week seminar, “Journey to Wholeness – Healing the Grieving Heart”, on Sunday evenings from Sept 15 to Nov 3, 2019. Topics of discussion will include loss in all of its different forms, and how one can cope and continue forward past their pain and suffering. Pre-registration opens on Aug 1 and is required prior to the first session.

Patti Williams, R.N. and Certified Pastoral Bereavement Counselor, and Virginia Waters, PhD. Psychologist, have been hosting this program for 19 years at FPCC, and have helped almost 3,000 people experience healing, find new purpose for their lives and feel joy once again.

Sessions will run from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Prime Time Room of the church. Note, this location is handicapped accessible. Teaching is interactive and the small groups are paired with a facilitator who has faced the same loss.

Per Williams, “This is an experience like no other. It does not matter if your loss is divorce, death, depression, loss of health or job loss; loss is loss – it must be grieved. It does not matter how long ago you experienced loss.”

The sessions include learning about the stages of grief and understanding the tasks of the grieving process, coping strategies and tools for the journey, taking good care of ourselves, dealing with changes, decisions, loneliness, holidays, anniversaries, building a support system and more.

Both of the leaders and all of the facilitators have experienced loss within their lives and share from “the inside out”. Bring family members and friends.  All faiths are welcome. You must pre-register for this life-changing event and attend the first session. Registration closes Sept 14. Call Williams to register at 908-709-1341. No fee is charged.

In the words of a recent participant, name removed for privacy purposes, “I have learned more along this heartbreaking journey than I ever thought possible. I have learned that you will never ever forget your love and that you are changed forever, but you need to give yourself permission to heal… I believe that your loved one only wants the best for you and you will be reunited one day.”

The seminar is dedicated to Patti’s late husband, the Rev. Dr. Bruce D. Williams who had a vision for this program and a desire to help others deal with their pain and suffering during their time of loss.

For more information about the program, visit www.firstprescranford.org/journey-to-wholeness-healing-the-grieving-heart/

Sep
5
Thu
2019
St. Michael School Book Sale @ St. Michael School
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
St. Michael School Book Sale @ St. Michael School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Come join us for our annual book sale. See flyer for additional details.

Sep
6
Fri
2019
St. Michael School Book Sale @ St. Michael School
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
St. Michael School Book Sale @ St. Michael School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Come join us for our annual book sale. See flyer for additional details.

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Cranford Volunteer First Aid Squad Yard Sale @ Cranford First Aid Squad
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cranford Volunteer First Aid Squad Yard Sale @ Cranford First Aid Squad | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford First Aid Squad is there for Cranford residents and visitors in all kinds of weather, on holidays and when most of us are asleep. Here’s a chance to support them for all they do. The CFAS is holding a yard sale on Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm at the squad headquarters on Centennial Avenue. They promise something for everyone!

St. Michael School Book Sale @ St. Michael School
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
St. Michael School Book Sale @ St. Michael School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Come join us for our annual book sale. See flyer for additional details.