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IN oRBit: THURSDAY SIGHTS, SUNDAY BITES

noworbiting_icon2 carlymcilvainesmall1 Today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit finds us wandering the streets of the downtown and Left Bank biz districts, guided only by the star called Red Bank RiverCenter, as the promotional partnership plots the second in a monthly series of Third Thursday shopping events.

Here in the Jersey Shore’s favorite beach-free destination, it’s a way of “pushing the envelope of the summer season well beyond Mach” — with in-store discounts and dining specials (of which we’ve got the updated details) plus a slate of Street Life-style live entertainment (of which classically trained soprano songthrush Carly McIlvaine, pictured here, is a returning favorite).

Turning the corner, we wind up at Sunday, where RiverCenter and St. James School join forces for the first-ever Taste of Red Bank event. It’s a pay-one-price, self-guided tour through the small-world smorgasbord that is the borough’s culinary streetscape — and we’ve got a full rundown of the 30 participating purveyors of foodstuffs for all you galavanting gourmets.

Finally, we take it down to Asbury town, where the salty old city plays host to not one but two vintage proto-punk bands in the coming nights — the always intriguing New Model Army from the UK, and the forever young Youth Brigade from the LA. There’s even a special screening of the Brigade’s documentary Let Them Know this evening, and you’ll read all about it, provided you’re pointed at Red Bank oRBit!

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GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...