beachThe scene at Sea Bright public beach earlier this summer. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

With the astronomical phenomenon known as the autumn equinox occurring at 11:09p EDT tonight, fall begins, displacing the summer of 2010 into the archives of history.

Around the Green, this summer was a hot one, with a couple of power outages and a short-lived water emergency. But it was a fun one, too, say local residents and visitors who were asked by redbankgreen: How was your summer, and do you have a favorite memory? See what they had to say below. billy-deyback “It was long. My favorite memory is traveling with no cash and making music with Crusty Fungus, my band.” — Billy Deyback, 20

meadow-maguire “I had fun playing softball.” — Meadow Maguire, 8

esteban-von-strubenburg “My summer was life-changing, and I believe I found my truest self. My favorite memory is taking a spontaneous trip to Woodstock, New York, and meeting a girl I truly love.” — Esteban Von Strubenburg, of Middletown

alicia-zink “I’d say my summer was good but it went by the quickest it’s ever gone by. My favorite memory was our vacation in Long Beach Island. That was fun.” — Alicia Zink, of Atlantic Highlands

andrew-kelly “My favorite part of the summer was seeing Avenged Sevenfold live at PNC.”  — Andrew Kelly, 17

anne-wilkins “My Summer was warm and muggy just like the rest of the area, and lots of lovely days at the beach in Belmar.” — Anne Wilkins, of Wall

tim-soden “It was real good. The best part was Warped Tour, seeing a lot of good bands.”  — Tim Soden, of Little Silver

kevin-rogers “It was pretty good. Seeing my friend throw up is my best memory.” — Kevin Rogers, of Red Bank

greta-buerkle “Our summer was very hot, and my favorite memory of it would be going to Cape May.” — Greta Buerkle, of Weehawken.