Mayor's Update - February 14, 2024


23-A North Main Street  •  Cranbury, NJ 08512

Dear Neighbors,

Aside from yesterday’s wintery mess, February is offering us much to recognize and celebrate! This month starts Black History month where we honor and remember important African Americans and their memorable contributions to this nation. Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year has brought us the year of the Dragon, symbolizing power, nobility, honor, good fortune, and success. A little closer to home, many are celebrating a very Happy Valentines day and Presidents Day shortly after. The respect and joy in our community is only enhanced by events like these!

At Monday night’s township meeting, Cranbury Housing Authority offered us an informative presentation on the history of the CHA, it’s approach to building affordable housing and its commitment to Cranbury Township. The committee voted to approve funds from the Community Development Block Grant to support the CHA’s efforts towards renovations, and we thanked them for their dedication to Cranbury.

Also, at Monday nights meeting, I reported out on the immense success of the Cranbury School Jazz Band as well as the Princeton High School Jazz Bands at the National Jazz festival in Philadelphia. Cranbury residents, Owen Barry and Dylan Mckenzie were both awarded 3 medals each; 2 judges awards and one superior musician award! Congratulations to each of these stars, their instructors and band members!

Events to Look Out For:

February 15 (Thursday)- Favorite Food and Libations of Presidential Families at Cranbury Library starting at 2:00pm. To register click here.

February 17 (Saturday)- Lunar New Year at Cranbury Library from 1:00-3:00pm. To register click here.

February 20 (Tuesday)- Cranbuddies Open House at Cranbury School starting at 5:00pm. For more information click here. If interested in attending please fill out this Google Form

February 24 (Saturday)- Practical Travel Photography at Cranbury Library starting at 2:00pm. To register click here.

February 26 (Monday)- De-mystifying local government presented by Committee Member Michael Ferrante at the scheduled Township Committee Meeting.

March 1 (Friday)- Career Day at Cranbury School from 9:30 am-12:30pm. For more information, click here.

March 7-9 (Thursday-Saturday)- Cranbury School Musical… Little Mermaid, JrFor more information click here.

March 14-16 (Thursday-Saturday)- Beauty and the Beast spring musical at Princeton High School. For more information click here.

Kindergarten Registration
The Cranbury School Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is officially open to parents. Access the online registration portal which will be located on our website

Meeting Cancellation
Parks Committee Meeting- 2/14/24

Agenda for upcoming meetings
Environmental Commission- 2/20/24
Municipal Alliance Commission- 2/20/24
Board of Recreation Commissioners- 2/21/24

Commission Approved Minutes
Township Committee Meeting- 1/8/24
Township Committee Meeting- 1/27/24

Enjoy the short week and extended Presidents Day Weekend!

Eman El-Badawi
Mayor of Cranbury Township



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