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May 28 all-day
Library Closed
May 30 all-day
Cranford Memorial Day Parade @ Cranford Community Center
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department is pleased to announce its annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 30th.  Line up begins at the Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue in Cranford at 8:30am and marching commences at 9:00am ending with a traditional memorial ceremony at Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue between Riverside Drive and Central Avenue at 10 am.  In case of inclement weather, services only will be held at the Cranford Community Center at 10:00am.  For further information, please call the Recreation and Parks Department at (908) 709-7283.

Cranford High School Art Display at the Cranford Public Library @ Cranford Public Library
Jun 1 all-day

Works by Cranford High School art students will be on display at the Cranford Public Library from June 1 to June 14.  The art work will be on display during regular library hours.  Library hours are: Monday to Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Included in the display are drawings, paintings, photos, and graphic pieces, as well as three-dimensional works.


Paul Casale Art Scholarship @ Jersey Central Arts Studio
Jun 1 all-day
@ Cranford Community Center
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to enjoy an evening of traditional Italian music featuring La Bella Musica. La Bella Musica is headed up by mandolinist Franco Digangi, a native of Italy, and rounded out by Mark Sample on second mandolin, Gail Sample on flute, and Ben Larkey on guitar. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.

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    The Township, located in the heart of Union County, was incorporated in 1871 and through the years the business district and neighborhoods sprang up around the train station and the Rahway River. Today, the downtown, the river and the train station remain valued amenities to more than 22,000 residents in the four square mile township.

    By 1885, there were 76 residents commuting daily from Cranford to New York City. Today, close to 1,000 people take the train every day from Cranford’s Train Station.

    Cranford is a close knit community where many of its residents are actively involved in schools, sports, civic and community organizations. The Township is proud of its recreational facilities that include two outdoor pools, an indoor pool and fitness complex, bike path, canoe club, tennis courts, sports fields and parks. Cranford has a first rate K-12 school system.

    The Township operates under a Committee form of government with five commissioners elected at-large for three year terms. The commissioners decide who will serve as mayor and deputy mayor for a one-year terms. Four of the commissioners have oversight assignments for the various departments and municipal operations. The Township is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Township Administrator and department heads.