Ray Rapcavage, developer of 22 proposed townhomes in Red Bank, is planning a charity garage sale this Saturday on the Clay Street side of the site, which also fronts on Harding Road and Hudson Avenue. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Red Bank chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County, Rapcavage tells redbankgreen.
The sale features “hundreds of items” stored in the garages that front on Clay, Rapcavage said, including building supplies — such as windows, barn flooring and columns — as well as bicycles, children’s clothing, and toys. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A hearing on Rapcavage’s building proposal is scheduled resume at the zoning board meeting on December 3. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Excerpts from the Performing Arts Ensemble’s production of “The Nutcracker” will be featured this Sunday during a Big Holiday Show at the Middletown Arts Center.
While the upcoming Town Lighting ceremony in downtown Red Bank remains the event that officially keynotes the season’s festivities around the Greater Green, there’s already plenty going on to tantalize the appetites of those who can’t wait until after the Thanksgiving turkey is sawed into — and this Sunday, the Middletown Arts Center is the scene for a soup-to-nuts extravaganza that goes straight to the main course.
The annual Holiday Gift Gallery returns to the Monmouth Museum with a Friday evening reception.
While the Santa Express has yet to hit the tracks of the Greater Red Bank Green, one of the season’s earlybird vehicles of hyperlocal holiday cheer makes its annual appearance beginning this Friday evening, when the Monmouth Museum hosts the opening of its annual Holiday Gift Gallery in Lincroft.
It’s introduced with a free reception from 6 to 9 pm at the Nilson Gallery of the museum, located on the campus of Brookdale Communiy College, the traditional setting for the NJ Emerging Artists series of exhibitions, and an appropriate place in which to feature a one-of-a-kind selection of artworks, crafts, jewelry, ceramics and seasonal decorations handmade by some of the Garden State’s most creative people.
Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.
Brandon Soto, age 18, from Thompson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 30, 2015 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for receiving stolen property. He was released pending a court date.
John Scalzo, age 20, from Davis Lane in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on October 31, 2015 by Patrolman Richard Fulham for Possession of under 50 grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court appearance.
Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste are Black Violin — and they’re coming to the Count Basie Theatre for an unusual engagement that includes a Tuesday night show for the public a pair of special school-show sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
The name’s actually a bit misleading, as the duo known as Black Violin consists of a violinist (Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester) and a virtuoso of the viola (Wil Baptiste), joined in live performance by turntable master Dwayne “DJTK” Dayal and a touring drummer.
But in a fast-moving career that’s seen them engaging audiences from coast to coast and more than 30 countries, Wil and Kev have yet to strike a false note in settings that have ranged from President Obama’s Inaugural Ball, three Super Bowls and a U.S. Open to the hipster-approved festival circuit, and a regular schedule of sessions for school-age kids.
Which brings Team BV to the stage of Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre for the first time this week.
Alim Godsey tears up some yardage, above, as undefeated Red Bank Regional won its first postseason football game in years with a 30-0 shutout of South Plainfield at home Friday night. Shore Sports Zone caught all the action on video, which you can see here.
Also on the SSZ reel: watch defending state champion Rumson-Fair Haven crush Rahway, 43-6 as Bulldogs quarterback Mike O’Connor, right, ran for two touchdowns of 50-plus yards.
Both the Bucs and the Dawgs advanced toward a possible showdown in the Group 3 championship. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)
The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of November 5 to November 12, 2015. This information is unedited.
Theft occurring at Water St.—Drug Store on 11-6-15. Victim reported that unknown person(s) removed money from her wallet. Ptl. Michael Zadlock.
Criminal Mischief occurring at Bridge Ave. on 11-7-15. Victim reported that unknown person(s) threw a brick at parked car causing cracks in windshield and dents in the hood of vehicle. Ptl. Patrick Kennedy.
Theft occurring on 11-9-15 at Shrewsbury Avenue business. Victim reported that unknown black male entered business through rear door and stole an employee’s wallet which contained debit card and cash, then fled on bicycle. Ptl. David Smith
Director Jessica Stone joins actors Michael Urie and Christopher Fitzgerald in a promotional video for ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,’ the musical comedy opening at the Two River Theater this weekend.
By TOM CHESEK
It was an early feather in the cap for modern master Stephen Sondheim, representing his first project as both composer and lyricist. Its book, based as it is upon some nearly 1,800-year old works by the Roman dramatist Plautus, was co-authored by TV writer Larry Gelbart on the way to his 1970s series success M*A*S*H. And, as befits a show whose breakout number is called “Comedy Tonight” (“something appealing, something appalling, something for everyone…”), it is one raucously irreverent musical toga party.
First seen by Broadway audiences in 1962, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum proved custom-fit to the larger-than-a-rhinoceros talents of the late great Zero Mostel — with the comic heavyweight starring as Pseudolus, a savvy slave in ancient Rome whose schemes to win his freedom (by helping his master win the fair maiden next door) take a classically farcical turn. The role also proved to be an express ticket to a Tony nomination for whoever filled that toga — from Mostel and old-school wiseguy Phil Silvers to (in its most recent revival) Nathan Lane, and even a well-received turn by Whoopi Goldberg that demonstrated the triumph of the Funny over etched-in-stone casting conventions.
With that in mind, when Red Bank’s Two River Theaterturned to director Jessica Stone (last season’s Absurd Person Singular) for some fresh ideas on this 55-year-old favorite — going up in previews this Saturday on the Bridge Avenue stage — the determination was made that “when in Rome,” do as the Romans did: by casting each and every part with a male performer.
Councilman Mike DuPont, with his wife, Doreen, beside him, addresses Democratic supporters on election night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Red Bank Republicans blasted incumbent Councilman Mike DuPont as a “sore loser” Thursday for seeking a recount of his apparent two-vote loss in last week’s election.
DuPont is scheduled to appear before a judge in Superior Court in Freehold Friday on his petition for a recount, which Republicans say would constitute an “unprecedented” fourth counting of votes from the November 3 squeaker.
An entrance to Bellhaven Natural Area on Locust Avenue. A proposed playground would be sited within the of loop the path shown above. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
A controversial plan for a spray park in Red Bank’s Bellhaven Natural Area has all but officially sputtered out.
The borough-owned riverfront lot at the western end of Locust Avenue is still envisioned as the site of a much-needed West Side playground, according to Councilwoman Linda Schwabenbauer, the governing body’s liaison to the parks and recreation department.
But a spray park or a splash pad that shoots jets of water skyward? That’s done, she tells redbankgreen.