Cranford Calendar

Aug
3
Sat
2019
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library
Aug 3 @ 10:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
The Literary Café, the book chat group of the Cranford Public Library, has scheduled its next summer session for Saturday, August 3, at 10:15 am, in the Library’s Raddin Room. The program format is simple: just bring a few of your favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. Sessions are one hour long. 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.
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?

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
11
Sat
2020
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 11 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library | 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.

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
8
Sat
2020
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 8 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library | 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.

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.