- Category: News
RED BANK, NJ - The Rally for our 30th Anniversary Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk took place this past Monday at the First Baptist Church in Red Bank with a welcome from Rev. Tyrone Choate to the more than 80 attendees, most of whom were soaked by a rare thunderstorm as they heard about the one billion in our world who are chronically hungry and who have to walk in all kinds of weather for their basic needs. CROP Teen Leaders from area high schools presented a short skit about the brains, heart & courage it takes to stand up and help hungry neighbors in our local towns and around the world.
With our 30th Walk we hope to go over a 2 million dollar mark for our 30 years of walking in the Red Bank Area. Our goal this year is to raise $130,000 to assist local and global partners and to collect over 8,000 pounds of food to distribute to area pantries.
Sunday Oct. 17th. Walk with the Crowd That Walks to End Hunger One Step At A Time!
- Category: News
RED BANK, NJ - This street festival anticipates a great time had by one and all and is fashioned after the 56 year old Galway Oyster Festival which celebrates the opening of the Oyster season.The event is scheduled for September 26th, 12-7 PM, in Downtown Red Bank in the White Street Parking Lot, with entrances on White Street and Monmouth Street. It will be a huge food and music festival which will showcase Red Bank’s excellent restaurants as well as entertain thousands with great, live music! It will also be a family friendly event.
Headlining at the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is the fabulous Irish rock band “2U – The World’s 2nd Best U2 Show” along with Peter Karp and Sue Foley, McLean Avenue, Brian Kirk and the Jirks, Robert Ender and more…
These talented musicians will be performing on two stages with a mix of Irish music, blues and rock and roll.
The event will also be a culinary feast! There will be tons of GUINNESS and fresh OYSTERS plus 25 of Red Bank’s favorite restaurants will be serving a variety of specialty menu items including everything from Mini-Ruebens to Lobster Rolls.
Wine and lighter beers will also be available for purchase.
Proceeds from the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival will benefit the Jane H. Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, The Cancer Institute of NJ Foundation
and Red Bank RiverCenter.
Admission is $5.00 for anyone over 13.
- Category: Monmouth County
UPPER FREEHOLD, NJ – Walnford Day returns Sunday, October 3 from 11:00am-5:00pm at Historic Walnford in Upper Freehold. This hands-on experience of history will feature many family friendly activities including historic demonstrations and exhibits.
Begin your visit with an exploration into the past by browsing a time line covering the last 250 years. Visitors will also be asked to write down their predictions of what the year 2060 will hold. Then, take a tour from cellar to attic of the Waln family’s elegant home, which dates back to 1774. Take a break in the parlor to enjoy flute and harpsichord duets or relax with a horse drawn wagon ride around the grounds, both offered from 1:00-4:00pm. Visit the NJ Blacksmiths Association demonstration as they work shaping steel, or tour Walnford’s working gristmill as it grinds corn into meal.
Waln House kitchen
Children will enjoy games comparable to those played in the 18th and 19th centuries, and play dress up while trying on garments similar to those worn in the 18th century. You can even try out a quill pen to see what writing a letter would have been like centuries ago. Then wander into the kitchen and view all the hard work that went into preparing every day meals.
- Category: Monmouth County
Ocean Township, NJ - On Saturday, September 25, 2010, Prevention First will host the 11th Anniversary of Chess Fest in Convention Hall in Asbury Park. ChessFest is a family fun event and one of the many important programs that supports Prevention First’s mission of keeping children healthy, safe and drug-free. This year’s event is planned to benefit the more than 200 children and adults who are expected to participate. Since its inception eleven years ago, the focus of ChessFest has been on local children, attracting youth from Monmouth and surrounding counties. The primary goal of this event is for children to develop an interest in an activity that engages their mind and lowers the chances that they will engage in substance abuse or violent behavior. Chess helps children learn valuable life lessons including strategic thinking, delayed gratification and conflict resolution skills. More than just an enjoyable game, chess is a healthy activity that aids in the development of logic, reasoning and problem-solving abilities, memory and concentration, visualization skills, critical thinking, patience and determination.
Instruction will be given for those children who do not know how to play the game, and free chess sets and boards will be distributed from the New Jersey State Chess Federation to the first 100 children to register. Chess masters and experts from around the area will play simultaneous chess games with children participating in the event for awards and trophies.
Onlookers are invited to join the festivities and watch the featured event, the “Human Chess Game,” which will begin at 12:30pm. This unique and fun game features children and chess masters as actual playing pieces on a life-sized chessboard!
- Category: Arts & Culture
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The morning sun as it rises over the paddock. The sleekest of thoroughbred racers at ease, enjoying breakfast or a bath. The anticipation at the bugle’s blow, and the faces in the crowd — from famous celebrities to the folks next door — who make it all possible to take in a day of world-class racing on the Jersey Shore.
The energy, beauty and community of a season at Monmouth Park Racetrack is captured by official track photographer Bill Denver in “Racing at the Shore,” a solo exhibit of images going on display at the Blue Bay Inn in Atlantic Highlands. The exhibit kicks off with an opening reception on Thursday, September 16, a benefit for the Jockey Through Life Scholarship Fund at Brookdale Community College. (photo credit: BILL DENVER/ Equi-Photo)
For more than 25 seasons, Bill Denver of Equi-Photo has documented that scene as official photographer for Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. And, beginning with a special cocktail reception on Thursday, September 16, the veteran lensman will offer a unique look inside the daily life of this iconic Monmouth County attraction, with an exhibit of recent photography entitled Racing at the Shore.