Cranford Calendar

Sep
24
Tue
2019
Union County to Hold Second Annual Pulaski Day Flag @ Union County Court House
Sep 24 @ 4:30 pm
Union County to Hold Second Annual Pulaski Day Flag @ Union County Court House | Elizabeth | New Jersey | United States

The Union County Freeholder Board is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Pulaski Day Flag Raising on Tuesday, September 24, at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Union County Court House, located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth. The event is free and all residents are invited to attend.

The event is being co-sponsored by the General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee of St. Theresa from Linden.

“Union County is home to many Polish-Americans,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The Freeholder Board is proud to acknowledge the contributions of this very active and hard-working community to our county over the years, by flying the Polish Flag over the County Seat.”

The Polish-American Community will be celebrating what has come to be known as “Pulaski Day” throughout late September and early October. With various celebrations in several municipalities, the festivities culminate in a parade down 5th Avenue in Manhattan. The Pulaski Day parade one of the oldest ethnic parades in New York.

“Our County is made stronger by its diversity and inclusion,” said Freeholder Christopher Hudak. “I invite all residents from the County of Union to attend the Union County Pulaski Flag Raising. As a Freeholder of Polish descent, I am especially proud of the accomplishments of the Polish-American community across the country and especially within Union County.”

The flag-raising will include refreshments and food.

The event is being coordinated through the County’s Office of Community Engagement and Diversity. For more information please contact the Office Coordinator Nathalie Hernandez at [email protected] or 908-527-4880.

 

Sep
25
Wed
2019
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Cranford Jaycees September Blood Drive @ Cranford Community Center
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Cranford Jaycees September Blood Drive @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

To schedule an appointment: tinyurl.com/GiveBloodNJBS. Sponsor Code: 16077.

16 year olds must have NJBS Parental Consent signed. Remember to eat, drink and bring ID!

Oct
2
Wed
2019
Day Trip to NYC High Line @ Westfield Area Y
Oct 2 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
Day Trip to NYC High Line @ Westfield Area Y | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

This trip includes round trip bus transportation and a guided tour with lunch “on your own.”  The bus leaves the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA parking lot at 8:45AM and returns at 4:00PM. Available to the community. Register by 9/30.

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Oct
6
Sun
2019
Peacemaking Sunday! @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford 
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Peacemaking Sunday! @  First Presbyterian Church of Cranford  | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

First Presbyterian Church of Cranford is proud to announce that the Rev. Liz Alexander has accepted their invitation to preach on Peacemaking and World Communion Sunday on October 6, 2019.  Rev. Alexander needs no introduction to long time First Presbyterian Church members and friends.  A Cranford native, Liz served as Interim Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Cranford from January 2014 to June 2016.  Rev. Alexander’s last call was as Interim Pastor at the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church in Edison, NJ. Since retiring in the spring of 2019, Liz has been putting additional energy into advocacy work, particularly in the areas of criminal justice reform and peacebuilding.

VFW Post 335 Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month @ VFW Post 335
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
VFW Post 335 Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month @ VFW Post 335 | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Come color a breast cancer coloring page to raise awareness. Pencils will be provided.

Oct
7
Mon
2019
Kilkenny House Golf Outing @ Shackamaxon Country Club
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am
Kilkenny House Golf Outing @ Shackamaxon Country Club | Scotch Plains | New Jersey | United States

Includes: Breakfast, golf, hot dog on turn, course refreshments, prizes, lunch/refreshments/awards at Kikenny House after golf. Scramble format – Sponsorships available. Portion of proceeds to benefit local charities.

Oct
9
Wed
2019
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Oct
11
Fri
2019
LOL Comedy Event @ Kenilworth VFW
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm
LOL Comedy Event @ Kenilworth VFW | Kenilworth | New Jersey | United States
Please support one of our own by purchasing tickets to a Comedy show at the Kenilworth VFW on Friday, October 11th to raise funds for Art Bilenker, who in addition to being a long time Cranford dentist was also a true highlight of the Jaycee’s Firecracker 4 miler each year where as a Jaycee, he served as the host and emcee at the end of the race, celebrating the winners, handing out prizes, and entertaining all the runners and their supporters with trivia games and all-around goofiness.

On July 4th, 2017, on his way to the race, Art suffered a catastrophic injury when he got out to inspect the generator in his pickup truck and the truck rolled over him, paralyzing him from the neck down. As you can imagine, he and his family have had to endure a great deal since then, and members of the Jaycees, along with two veterans organizations, Project Help and Vet Rest are doing what we can to offset some of the financial burden placed upon the Bilenker family.

The flier provides information on how to purchase tickets online, but I am also available if you’d like to purchase them locally and can be reached at 908-787-2085 or [email protected] If you order two, I’ll even drop them off at your house. For those of you know and love Cranford like I do, this is what our community is all about. Thank you for your support!

 

Oct
16
Wed
2019
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 16 all-day
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford

It’s back, the biggest downtown event of the year! The 12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll will take place Oct. 16 – 31, with the Night Stroll scheduled for Oct. 18. If you’d like to register for the event, please click here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nlqmyscab&oeidk=a07egiuifc9904581a9. Registration is free and open to local residents, as well as Cranford organizations, businesses, and schools.

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Current Drug Trends & What We See in Cranford @ Cranford High School
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm
Current Drug Trends & What We See in Cranford @ Cranford High School | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

All parents of middle and high school students are encouraged to attend.

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a support group for people who are actively looking for work and/or want to invigorate their job search. The group meets in the library Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Oct
17
Thu
2019
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 17 all-day
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford

It’s back, the biggest downtown event of the year! The 12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll will take place Oct. 16 – 31, with the Night Stroll scheduled for Oct. 18. If you’d like to register for the event, please click here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nlqmyscab&oeidk=a07egiuifc9904581a9. Registration is free and open to local residents, as well as Cranford organizations, businesses, and schools.

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Overlook Medical Center Healthy Avenues Van at the Y @ Westfield Area Y
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Overlook Medical Center Healthy Avenues Van at the Y @ Westfield Area Y | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

Free for members and the community. Topics and screenings include breast health education, blood pressure and glucose screenings. Register directly with Gabrielle Guider at Atlantic Health System, Overlook Medical Center, at 908-522-2579. The van is parked outside the Main Y Facility.

Oct
18
Fri
2019
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 18 all-day
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford

It’s back, the biggest downtown event of the year! The 12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll will take place Oct. 16 – 31, with the Night Stroll scheduled for Oct. 18. If you’d like to register for the event, please click here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nlqmyscab&oeidk=a07egiuifc9904581a9. Registration is free and open to local residents, as well as Cranford organizations, businesses, and schools.

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Oct
19
Sat
2019
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 19 all-day
12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll @ Downtown Cranford

It’s back, the biggest downtown event of the year! The 12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll will take place Oct. 16 – 31, with the Night Stroll scheduled for Oct. 18. If you’d like to register for the event, please click here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nlqmyscab&oeidk=a07egiuifc9904581a9. Registration is free and open to local residents, as well as Cranford organizations, businesses, and schools.

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4 Centuries In A Weekend @ Crane-Phillips House Museum
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
4 Centuries In A Weekend @ Crane-Phillips House Museum | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Historical Society’s Crane-Phillips House Museum at 124 North Union Avenue will once again participate in Union County’s Annual “Four Centuries in a Weekend.” The museum will be open on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday, October 20th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. This year’s theme is “Saving The Past and Moving Forward to Technology of the Present.”

The Crane-Phillips House Museum, a Victorian Cottage, modest home of the 1870’s, shows what life was like without plumbing or electricity. During Four Centuries in a Weekend, visitors will see how implements in the kitchen and throughout the house have evolved through technology and pictures will be at each implement showing the technology of today. All of the inventions in the past are hands on to all who would like to try them to see what it was like to do household chores, etc. Also, Trustees and Volunteers will be on hand to give a tour of each room in the unique living museum which is on the National and State Registry.

Materials for the weekend tour are available from the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs Office and will be at all sites. The materials include a booklet featuring photos and info about each site with a map showing the locations. For more info, please call the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550 or visit http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/historic-sites-map/

Harvest Festival @ pin Aunt Betty Frazee House
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Harvest Festival @ pin Aunt Betty Frazee House | Scotch Plains | New Jersey | United States

Annual Harvest Festival includes:
– Pony rides and petting zoo
– Haunted trail
– Face painting
– Bouncy House
– Pumpkin toss / bowl and other games
– Live music
– Food trucks

Free parking across the street at Votech and shuttle provided to the event.

The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless Annual Fundraiser Event – Taste of Operation Warm Heart Inbox @ Agape House of Worship
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless Annual Fundraiser Event - Taste of Operation Warm Heart Inbox @ Agape House of Worship | Roselle | New Jersey | United States

Join us for an afternoon of great food, fun and entertainment. See the flyer for more details.