Cranford Memorial Day Parade @ Community Center
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department is pleased to announce its annual Memorial Day Parade, with Peter Klein of the U.S. Army as Grand Marshall, will take place on Monday, May 29th.  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.  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.

Meet Local Author Alex Bernstein @ Cranford Community Center
May 31 @ 7:30 pm

Cranford resident Alex Bernstein will talk about his recently published memoir, Plrknib. In Plrknib, Alex Bernstein takes the “I’m with the band” vibe from Almost Famous and flips it into “I’m with the comics.” The author of Miserable Holiday Stories brings you back to 1980 to tell a coming-of-age story set in the breakneck world of stand-up comedy. At 16, Bernstein became the youngest regular at Cincinnati’s premiere comedy club, d.w. eye. But as the pressure to keep up with the older comics grew, he looked for something – some edge – to help him compete. And then he found one: Plrknib – the perfect joke. But using the joke came with a terrible, terrible price. Set against the bohemian, downtown comedy boom of the early ’80s, Plrknib is a breezy, bittersweet, and utterly compelling memoir about love, friendship, and finding your own punchlines. Alex will have copies of his book available for purchase and for signing. The proceeds will benefit the Cranford Public Library. Admission is free and all are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Cranford Public Library.

CHS Spring Art Show @ Cranford Public Library
Jun 1 all-day

The art teachers and art students of Cranford High School invite you to attend our annual Spring Art Exhibit at the Cranford Public Library.  The show will run from June 1st through June 13th.  There will be a closing reception on June 13th from 6:30 to 8pm.   The event is open and free to the public.


This exhibit highlights the work of over 70 student artists and represents the breadth of our Visual Arts program, including; Photography, Graphics, Drawing, Design, Painting, and Crafts.  We hope that you will take the opportunity to stop in and see the exhibit during its run at the library.


“Women, Wine & Wealth” Ladies Night @ Garretson Financial
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for wine, chocolates, refreshments and a free, informative program for women like you! Please click here to register.

The GREAT News – women are living healthier, longer, more fulfilling lives!

The Challenge – women often neglect to plan their own financial futures, which is further complicated by real life realities.

The BEST News – There are small steps and simple solutions that can help!  You can be financially confident without a degree in finance, substantial assets or making a huge time commitment. This 45-minute program provides simple solutions and guidance on small things you can do today that will help you prepare for the future.  You’ll be glad you took a little time now to think about ways to prepare for a more fulfilling tomorrow. Feel free to bring a friend, sister, mother, daughter, or anyone who might benefit.

Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Westfield Area YMCA in collaboration with the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and Plainfield Area YMCA are hosting the 19th Annual Achievers Banquet on Thursday, June 1st from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the Westwood located at 438 North Avenue in Garwood.

This year’s Keynote speakers are Candace Kelley, JD, MS – “Why We Can’t Wait” and Essynce Moore – “Positive Peer Pressure.”

The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert and a Tricky Tray with many great items.

The Westfield Area Y Achievers is a mentoring and leadership program serving Union County high school students. Achievers are encouraged to develop to their fullest potential through community partnerships and leadership development programs. Achievers benefit from mentoring, college prep, tutoring and community service programs available a little or no cost thanks to the continued support of our community.

The Achievers program is funded in large part by the Annual Banquet.  Funds raised by the banquet go directly to the program and scholarship, enabling youth to participate for little or no cost.  Your support, whether by attending the banquet, placing a journal ad by Friday, May 19th or serving as an Adult Achiever will have a meaningful and lasting impact on one of your neighbors… right here in our community.

Please visit, contact Janice A. Carthens, Senior Director Member Services at (908) 233-2700 x227, [email protected] or Nadya Lawrence, Achievers Coordinator at (908) 233-2700 x412, [email protected] for advertising details on purchasing an ad in the Ad Journal, to purchase a ticket at the banquet, or to find out how to support the leaders of tomorrow.