First Baptist Church of Red Bank plans to hold a rummage sale Saturday. Featuring “racks filled with ladies and men’s slick styles, children’s fine fashions, electronics, furniture, appliances and lots of gadgets,” the sale opens at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m.
First Baptist is located at the corner of Maple Avenue and Oakland Street. For more information, call 732 747 0671. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
A press release from the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library:
The Friends of the Red Bank Public Library are organizing the 9th Annual Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale for Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration is open and will continue until 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 5.
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)
Or are you in the market for stuff, and don’t mind if it’s used?
The folks behind a venture called Treasure Circle will hold an event in Red Bank on Saturday that may be of interest.
Scenes from Saturday’s first-ever boroughwide yard sale in Shrewsbury: One family was selling off posters of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe; another had Edison Victrola records for sale beside a TiVo device; and a woman was seen wrangling a dressmaker’s dummy into the back of her car. Click “read more” for redbankgreen’s POV of the event. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
Attention Fair Haven and Red Bank residents: You’ve got less than two weeks to get your, um, stuff together for the community-wide yard sales in your respective boroughs. Both are daylong events scheduled for Saturday, May 2.
The eighth annual Red Bank Townwide Yard will once again benefit the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library; details and registration forms, are available here. Information about the Fair Haven Town Wide Yard Sale is available here. (Photos by Susan Ericson.)
Born in the final year of the Baby Boom, the Antique Center of Red Bank, said to be the oldest continually operating antiques cooperative in America, turns 50 this month.
The late Nan Johnson, an antiques lover who found herself with too much stuff after redecorating her Lincroft home, launched the venture with 12 dealers in an old Red Bank clothing factory in 1964, and it eventually grew to comprise three massive buildings anchoring the borough’s Antiques District.
Now scaled back to two spaces run by her son, Guy Johnson, above, the center plans a celebration this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with refreshments and bargains at 195 and 226 West Front Street. Dozens more photos can be seen at redbankgreen‘s Flickr page. (Click to enlarge)
Hard to believe, but it’s been a whole seven years since a fightin’ little community intelligencer known as redbankgreen and local firebrand Audrey Oldoerp jumpstarted the concept of the Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale into being, abetted by a whole lot of savvy sidewalk shoppers on the lookout for that elusive bottom-of-the-box bargain, folding-table find or garage-corner Grail.
In fact, do the math and you’ll realize that the RBTWYS, once upon a time a post-Labor Day lollapalooza, migrated to the merry month of May right about the time that the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library took over the reins. And on Saturday, the borough becomes a border to border bargain-hunter’s bonanza once again.
More than 100 participating households are expected to set sale between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm, and an updated list of registered addresses should be viewable on the Friends Facebook page the morning of the event. Or, stop outside the library building on West Front Street to pick up a map of sale participants.
There’s a rain date of Saturday, May 10, too — but if all goes according to schedule on May 3, you’ll find even more than you bargained for if you head due east…
First up, this Saturday: the Lincroft Village Green Association holds its 10th annual Lincroft Community Yard Sale at homes throughout that corner of Middletown from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
By JOHN T. WARD
Following a layoff that eliminated half the staff at the Red Bank Public Library earlier this week, the facility has cancelled all children’s story times and other kids’ programming and won’t open this Saturday, when a much-anticipated book reading was scheduled.
By JOHN T. WARD
The Red Bank Public Library has put its entire staff on notice of possible layoffs in the face of a looming budget shortfall.
Library director Virginia Papandrea confirmed to redbankgreen Tuesday morning that all 10 staffers, including three part-timers, were advised by letter dated Friday that they could be laid off unless the facility can fill an operating budget shortfall estimated at $131,000.
The move comes as the library faces a whopping payout of more than $70,000 in unused sick time to a retiring employee and a drop in the sum that the borough is obligated under state statute to pay into the facility from property tax collections.
A working nickelodeon, below, and old seltzer bottles are among the thousands of items that lure shoppers back in time at the Antique Center of Red Bank. Dozens more photos can be seen at redbankgreen‘s Flickr page. (Photo by Alexis Orlacchio. Click to enlarge)
By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO
Looking at it, shoppers at the Antique Center of Red Bank might not guess the glossy oak casing of the 117-year-old Regina Upright Nickelodeon was once caked with numerous layers of paint that had chipped and peeled over its lifetime. Standing near the front of the dimly lit emporium, light gleams off its intricate carvings.
The restored music box again flawlessly performs the task it was built for: insert a nickel into the side slot, and watch a music disc slowly rotate behind a glass pane, producing a melody of delicate chimes. Taped to its window is a small, handwritten note that reads, Not for sale.
Its too special, said store owner Guy Johnson, who found the player at a garage sale in Shrewsbury. It had been sitting in the owners basement before they decided to sell it, and thank God they did, he said.
But while Johnson may have saved the Regina, whether Red Bank’s vaunted antiques district can be saved is an open question. About a year ago, the home of Monmouth Antiques Shoppes, across West Front Street from the Antique Center, was knocked down to make room for the MW West Side Lofts, a residential and retail project now under construction. That left a huge hole not only in the space it had long occupied, but in an antiques district that vendors have struggled to keep going.
More than 100 homes participated in the annual event. (PhotoS by Alexis Orlacchio.)
By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO
Shoppers searched the yards of their neighbors collectible-littered lawns in pursuit of their perfect possessions Saturday during the sixth annual Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale.
It is a beautiful day, and people love a good bargain, said Friends of the Red Bank Public Library President Beth Hanratty.
A weekend of belly-busters and bargains awaits visitors to Red Bank’s International Flavour Festival on Sunday, above, and the Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday, below. (Photo by Alexis Orlacchio. Click to enlarge)
By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO
Friday, April 26:
LINCROFT: Score some points at the Hoops for Hope basketball tournament to support the Community YMCAs Strong Kids Campaign and Dreams for Kids at Brookdale Community College. The night consists of a series of basketball matches between the Dreams for Kids All-star team, featuring current and former NFL players, and community teams including the Red Bank Police Department, Red Bank Charter School, Red Bank Catholic Girls Varsity Basketball Team and the Monmouth University Womens Basketball Team. Other activities include a VIP reception with the NFL athletes, NFL store, student performers, gift and silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle and community organization booths. Tickets prices vary and family packs are available; purchase them online or at the door. Hoops for Hope runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Robert Collins Arena. Newman Springs Road.
RED BANK: The Electric Baby continues its run at Two River Theater. The drama follows three pairs a middle-aged couple, a hopelessly devoted lover and the apple of her eye, and a Romanian mother and Nigerian father caring for their child who discover the ways in which their lives are connected. The play, by Stefanie Zadravec, runs through May 5. Tickets are $24-$42 and the show begins at 8 p.m. 21 Bridge Avenue.
RED BANK: Sing your heart out at Rock N Roll Karaoke, a weekly happening hosted by the band from NYC’s Arlene’s Grocery. Attempt to master the vocals and music of classic rock favorites at The Downtown. The event begins at 10 p.m. 10 West Front Street.
A video promo for ‘The Electric Baby,’ which opens tonight at the Two River Theater. Author and motivational speaker Selwyn Collins, below, makes an appearance at the Red Bank Public Library on Saturday.
By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO
Friday, April 19:
LINCROFT: Presented by Make it Better for Youth and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, Breaking the Silence, Celebrating Our Voices concludes the Day of Silence, a national student-led action in honor of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and their families and friends taking a stand against bullying, harassment, abuse and more. Performances by Kailynn Barbour, poet, blogger and 2012 recipient of the Lionel Cuffie Award for Activism and Excellence, and the New Jersey Gay Mens Chorus begin at 7 p.m. 1475 West Front Street.
RED BANK: The Electric Baby births at Two River Theatre. The drama follows three different pairs a middle-aged couple, ahopelessly devoted lover and the apple of her eye, and a Romanian mother and Nigerian father caring for their child who discover the ways in which their lives are connected. The play, by Stefanie Zadravec, runs through May 5. Tickets are $24-$42 and the show begins at 8 p.m. 21 Bridge Avenue.
First up, this Saturday: the Lincroft Village Green Association holds its ninth annual Lincroft Community Yard Sale at homes throughout that corner of Middletown from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A week later, on April 27, comes the Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale, a borough-spanning extravaganza of household goods recycling
By JOHN T. WARD
Several thousand CDs collected by a North Jersey man who had “heartbreakingly awesome taste” in classical music and jazz have been donated to the Red Bank Public Library just in time for a fundraiser for the financially strapped facility.
Library officials, who recently had to cut hours of operation for budgetary reasons, hope to put some, if not all, of the collection up for sale as part of the annual book sale fundraiser scheduled for February 2. In the interim, they’re looking for volunteers who know their Rachmaninoff from Rahsaan Roland Kirk to help sort the cache.
Off-and-on drizzles and downpours made for a damp day for participants in townwide yard sales in Red Bank and Fair Haven Saturday.
Still, redbankgreen found plenty of plucky sellers and buyers.
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We’ve got the fifth Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale, this one making a migration from fall to spring.
We’ve got one of the inaugural events of this year’s weeklong Paint the Town Pink festivities to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.
And capping it all off, rain or shine, is the first-ever Red Bank International Flavour Fest, an outdoor celebration of the wide variety of cuisines available year-round at Red Bank restaurants.
And Mother Nature appears to be in a mood to cooperate.
Details, as they used to say when that was still a two-syllable word, are just below.