Summer arrived on the Greater Red Bank Green (and, possibly, elsewhere) with the solstice Saturday evening, and redbankgreen found no shortage of local folks ready to demonstrate their joy with an ecstatic jump.
Among them, as you’ll see if you scroll all the way to the end, was an infant and her family with something special to celebrate. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge. Jump to feel young.)
How happy are you that the summer of 2016 has arrived? redbankgreen photographer Trish Russoniello wandered the Greater Red Bank Green Monday morning, hours before the solstice, asking strangers to express their feelings in a jump. Not only did almost everyone she approached agree, but all — including Gabrielle and Bryan, seen above in Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank — literally leapt at the opportunity.
Click to see 16 more airborne odes to joy. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge. Jump to feel young.)
5:30 p.m.: Rasheen Johnson, left, of Red Bank, with Matthew Huston of Shrewsbury at Patterson Park in Shrewsbury. Johnson said his goals this summer were to “lose weight, get some color, feel good.”
Still with the jumping? Well, yeah. After all, this is the first day of summer, and the longest day of the year. Who wouldn’t want to leap at the very thought? Especially with Sol Searching prodding people to jump like youre nine years old and just got out of school for the summer.
To enlarge the photo display, start it, then click the embiggen symbol in the lower right corner. To get back to redbankgreen, hit your escape key.
Ahhh, hot and sparkling at the Jersey Shore: This is the payoff, isn’t it, for all those blasted snowstorms we endured over the winter?
For those who were otherwise engaged, the summer solstice occurred at 7:28a Monday, marking the start of a season that, for those of an outdoorsish bent, is as important to one’s mental health as it is to the regional economy.
To mark the day, redbankgreen‘s Dustin Racioppi and Trish Russoniello roamed the Green, cameras in hand, and captured some juicy slices of life, from people at play to a high school graduation to some of the many ways folks find to stay cool between Red Bank and Sea Bright.
Enjoy the pix, folks. And here’s to a terrific summer.