Cranford Calendar

Aug
6
Tue
2019
Roselle Park “National Night Out” @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Borough of Roselle Park presents the 19th “National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park, Chestnut Street.

National Night Out is a community-building event that aims to include everyone in Roselle Park. The event is sponsored by the Roselle Park Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch program, a group that wants to do more than just crime prevention, but instead create a “community network to provide a safer place to live.” 

The Roselle Park Police Department, Fire Department, and Union County EMS invite you and your family to learn about safety. Some of the safety topics will be bike, water, crime, and fire safety. You can also enjoy live music, games, and free giveaways. Police cars and trucks, as well as fire trucks will join the National Night Out, so that children can learn more about the vehicles.

The evening should truly be an affair for the whole family to enjoy. Do not forget to turn your porch light on that evening to show your support against crime. 

For more information, please call Detective Rich Cocca at 908-245-6187 or [email protected].

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Crater Creations @ Cranford Community Center, Room 200
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Crater Creations @ Cranford Community Center, Room 200 | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Learn about meteorites, how craters are made, and have a chance to make and measure your own crater!

About this Event

Join the staff of the Rutgers Geology Museum to learn about meteorites, how craters are made and have a chance to make and measure your own crater! Activity followed by a hands-on, space-themed craft and time to “Ask the Geologist.” This program is for children in grades 2-4.

Mars Rover Racing with the Rutgers Geology Museum, Grades 5-7 @ Cranford Community Center
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Mars Rover Racing with the Rutgers Geology Museum, Grades 5-7 @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join the staff of the Rutgers Geology Museum for an interactive activity to learn how scientists communicate with and pilot the Mars Rover from over 140 million miles away! Activity followed by a hands-on, space-themed craft and time to “Ask the Geologist.”

Aug
17
Sat
2019
Clear the Shelters Day 2019 Kitten Adoption @ Pet Supplies Plus
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cause 4 Paws will be at Pet Supplies Plus in Garwood for Clear the Shelters Day 2019! Come on down and meet your new #BestFriend!

Aug
18
Sun
2019
Scotch Plains Mayor’s 0.5k Race – The Anti-5K @ Stage House Tavern
Aug 18 all-day
Scotch Plains Mayor’s 0.5k Race – The Anti-5K @ Stage House Tavern | Scotch Plains | New Jersey | United States

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Grab your couch potato-loving friends on Sunday, August 18th and join Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith in our 2nd Annual Scotch Plains 0.5k Race!

Beginning in Town Center, with a shotgun start (ok not a real shotgun – there are laws) the “race” will take you in a 547-yard circle. Go too fast and you are sure to get dizzy! But don’t drag your feet, a pint of beer courtesy of Stage House Tavern (obvious age restrictions apply) or a cup of ice cream from Mr. Softee await you at the finish line.

Proceeds to benefits the METAvivors of NJ chapter of the national organization of METAvivor. This nonprofit supports men and woman battling Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer.

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
24
Sat
2019
“How Trees Work” At Hanson Park @ Hanson Park
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
“How Trees Work”
 
Please join us at Hanson Park on Wednesday, August 21st at 10:00 AM for “How Trees Work,” an educational program for 3rd-5th graders.  During this free, hour-long class, students will learn all about trees from Master Tree Steward, Dean Talcott.  Some of the topics covered will include: why leaves fall, the types of trees in NJ, how to tell the age of a tree and all about maple sugaring.  A round of Tree Jeopardy will be played, all while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the park.
 
Hanson Park is located at 38 Springfield Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  This program is recommended for children in third through fifth grade.  Registration is not required.  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 
Sep
28
Sat
2019
Parenting to Win Your Child’s Heart @ Cranford Alliance Church
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Parenting to Win Your Child's Heart @ Cranford Alliance Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Alliance Church is holding a parenting seminar September 28 from 9 am to 3 pm at the church on Saturday, September 28. The seminar will be led by Drs. Ron and Wanda Walborn. Lunch will be provided and registration is $15.

Ron & Wanda, married for 35 years, have 4 adult children and growing numbers of grandchildren.  Ron is the Dean of Alliance Theological Seminary, NYC and Board Member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance US.  Wanda is the Dean of Spiritual Formation at Nyack College and the Director of Empower Women Worldwide.

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
14
Mon
2019
Lightbridge Academy October Open House @ Local Lightbridge
Oct 14 @ 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Lightbridge Academy October Open House @ Local Lightbridge | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Visit your local Lightbridge Academy during Open House Week from October 14th – October 18th. If you enroll for the first time during the week of the Open House, you will also receive one week free! The Solution for Working Parents offers programs for infants, toddlers and Pre-K students. The center has Seedlings Early Childhood Education Curriculum in addition to sign language, music, Spanish, and STEM education. Lightbridge Academy has interactive whiteboard and iPad technology in addition to offering families ParentView Internet Monitoring and a Parent eCommunication app to stay connected all day long. There is also an extended day schedule, large outdoor play areas and state-of-the-art security systems. Learn more by visiting our website.

Oct
15
Tue
2019
Lightbridge Academy October Open House @ Local Lightbridge
Oct 15 @ 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Lightbridge Academy October Open House @ Local Lightbridge | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Visit your local Lightbridge Academy during Open House Week from October 14th – October 18th. If you enroll for the first time during the week of the Open House, you will also receive one week free! The Solution for Working Parents offers programs for infants, toddlers and Pre-K students. The center has Seedlings Early Childhood Education Curriculum in addition to sign language, music, Spanish, and STEM education. Lightbridge Academy has interactive whiteboard and iPad technology in addition to offering families ParentView Internet Monitoring and a Parent eCommunication app to stay connected all day long. There is also an extended day schedule, large outdoor play areas and state-of-the-art security systems. Learn more by visiting our website.

Oct
16
Wed
2019
Lightbridge Academy October Open House @ Local Lightbridge
Oct 16 @ 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Lightbridge Academy October Open House @ Local Lightbridge | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Visit your local Lightbridge Academy during Open House Week from October 14th – October 18th. If you enroll for the first time during the week of the Open House, you will also receive one week free! The Solution for Working Parents offers programs for infants, toddlers and Pre-K students. The center has Seedlings Early Childhood Education Curriculum in addition to sign language, music, Spanish, and STEM education. Lightbridge Academy has interactive whiteboard and iPad technology in addition to offering families ParentView Internet Monitoring and a Parent eCommunication app to stay connected all day long. There is also an extended day schedule, large outdoor play areas and state-of-the-art security systems. Learn more by visiting our website.

Oct
17
Thu
2019
Lightbridge Academy October Open House @ Local Lightbridge
Oct 17 @ 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Lightbridge Academy October Open House @ Local Lightbridge | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Visit your local Lightbridge Academy during Open House Week from October 14th – October 18th. If you enroll for the first time during the week of the Open House, you will also receive one week free! The Solution for Working Parents offers programs for infants, toddlers and Pre-K students. The center has Seedlings Early Childhood Education Curriculum in addition to sign language, music, Spanish, and STEM education. Lightbridge Academy has interactive whiteboard and iPad technology in addition to offering families ParentView Internet Monitoring and a Parent eCommunication app to stay connected all day long. There is also an extended day schedule, large outdoor play areas and state-of-the-art security systems. Learn more by visiting our website.

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Lightbridge Academy October Open House @ Local Lightbridge
Oct 18 @ 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Lightbridge Academy October Open House @ Local Lightbridge | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Visit your local Lightbridge Academy during Open House Week from October 14th – October 18th. If you enroll for the first time during the week of the Open House, you will also receive one week free! The Solution for Working Parents offers programs for infants, toddlers and Pre-K students. The center has Seedlings Early Childhood Education Curriculum in addition to sign language, music, Spanish, and STEM education. Lightbridge Academy has interactive whiteboard and iPad technology in addition to offering families ParentView Internet Monitoring and a Parent eCommunication app to stay connected all day long. There is also an extended day schedule, large outdoor play areas and state-of-the-art security systems. Learn more by visiting our website.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk & Family Fun Activities @ Nomahegan Park
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk & Family Fun Activities @ Nomahegan Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us on October 19th, 2019 for the 21st Annual Red Ribbon Day and Drug Prevention Walk! Our event is a countywide kickoff celebrating Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Week throughout Union County. Red Ribbon is celebrated locally and nationally to increase awareness and support for substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery. Join us the day of and walk to prevent drug abuse. Immediately following the Walk we will kick off our Family Fun Day with many activities for kids and informational health exhibitors.

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.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Cranford 2019 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin’ @ Cranford Community Center Parking Lot
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm
Cranford 2019 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin' @ Cranford Community Center Parking Lot | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford 2019 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

Oct
30
Wed
2019
Connecting with your Teen: Difficult Conversations and Setting Boundaries @ Westfield Memorial Library
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Connecting with your Teen:  Difficult Conversations and Setting Boundaries @ Westfield Memorial Library | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

Here2Help Mental Health Coalition Announces 3nd Library Forum: Connecting with your Teen:  Difficult Conversations and Setting Boundaries

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains-Westfield Here 2 Help Mental Health Coalition will offer its third library forum aimed at providing useful information regarding common stress and anxiety concerns. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 30 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad Street.

As a parent or guardian of a teenager, do you struggle to find a way to connect?  Are you looking for ways to elicit answers to questions that contain more than one word?  Are you trying to find strategies to handle difficult conversations and situations?  At Here2Help’s 3rd library event Connecting with your Teen: Difficult Conversations and Setting Boundaries, our experts will identify parenting styles, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and provide empirical research about outcomes.  Angelo D’Amico, M.A., LAMFT from High Focus Centers in Cranford will discuss and lead a panel of experts about setting healthy boundaries, detaching with love and empathic support.

Originally organized by the Westfield and Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCAs, the mission of the Here2Help Mental Health Coalition is to improve community awareness and understanding of mental health issues through education, basic skills training and resource information and to help break down barriers that prevent people from seeking care.  Coalition members include Caring Contact, High Focus Centers, Imagine, Jewish Family Service, Prevention Links, Resolve Community Counseling Center, representatives of area school districts, municipalities, clergy and other concerned citizens and organizations. Information about Here2Help can be found at www.here2helpnj.org and on their Facebook page, here2helpnj.  Both are filled with timely and important mental health-related resource information.

Admission is free, seating is limited.  Please register at https://H2Hlibrarymentalhealthforum.eventbrite.com

 For more information on Here 2 Help, please contact Bonnie Cohen, [email protected], 908-301-9622 x240 or Tracy Crane, [email protected], 908-889-8880 x116.

Nov
2
Sat
2019
The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show  @ Trailside Nature and Science Center
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show  @ Trailside Nature and Science Center | Mountainside | New Jersey | United States

Union County residents and visitors are invited to explore the fascinating world of rocks, minerals, fossils, gems and jewelry at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 from noon to 5:00 p.m. on both days. Admission to the event is free.

The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show presents an excellent opportunity for visitors of all ages to learn about the world of rocks and gems through the many exhibits and displays,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Whether you’re a geology enthusiast or simply have a casual interest, this event offers something for everyone.”

Geologists young and old can enjoy a wide variety of specimens on display for free and purchase items for sale. Children can purchase geodes, arrowheads and fluorescent minerals, while adults may enjoy the jewelry, fine gems and collector-grade pieces.

Sponsored jointly with the New Jersey Mineralogical Society and the New Jersey Lapidary Society, the Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will host more than 20 vendors selling minerals, rocks, gemstones, jewelry, sea shells and fossils from around the world.

For more information about the Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show or other programs offered this fall at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Nov
3
Sun
2019
BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run @ Bloomingdale Avenue School
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am
BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run @ Bloomingdale Avenue School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Please join us for the SIXTH ANNUAL BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run!  This family-fun event raises money for both Bloomingdale Avenue (K-2) and Orange Avenue (3-8) Schools in Cranford!