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RED BANK: FACES ON PARADE

hol-72663hol-0087Autumn delivered a gorgeous day and the marchers brought their best scary, funny and pretty faces to Sunday’s annual Red Bank Halloween Parade.

We’ve got close to 100 photos. See anyone you know? You might want to look twice, just to be sure. (Photos by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)

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RED BANK: IT’S ALL JAKE FOR ALBUM DROP

Jake TavillRFH senior Jake Tavill celebrates the release of his debut solo recording INDIGO CHILD — and on a school night, yet — during a Sunday night multi-bill upside The Downtown.

When we first met Jake Tavill in the paperless pages of redbankgreen, he was an 11 year old actor platooning in the role of Young MacDuff — and under the direction of the usually wordless wizard of mischief TELLER, no less — in Two River Theater’s bloody-good production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Now a 17 year old senior at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, the native Rumsonite has focused in recent years on making music — honing his keyboard skills, finding his singing voice, and writing songs that draw inspiration from the work of classic rockers, bluesmen and R&B masters who made their mark long before he was born. As detailed here in a recent redbankgreen profile, the result was Indigo Child — a fully fleshed and professionally recorded set of songs that our Music Desk described as “loaded with funky beats, horn arrangements and mellow vocals.”

This Sunday evening, after the last of Red Bank’s Halloween Parade revelers has scurried back to home and hearth, Jake Tavill commandeers the second floor of The Downtown for an album release party that includes several of his fellow local musicians, and the live debut of the really-big Indigo Child Big Band.

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RED BANK: COMMENTARY AND CLASSICS

The Romantic Piano with David Dubal 5.30.13Emmy winning broadcaster, producer, educator and keyboardist David Dubal is the guest on Sunday, October 19, as the latest in the Monmouth Conservatory of Music’s free series of public-welcome performances.

Even as the White Street Municipal Parking Lot throngs with Halloween Parade participants on Sunday afternoon, right across the way preparations are being made for the latest entry in what remains one of the genuine best-kept-secrets of local cultural life — the free and always fascinating series of public-welcome concerts at Monmouth Conservatory Of Music.

Beginning at 4 pm, the October 19 edition of the long-running offering welcomes a particularly intriguing guest artist on October 19: David Dubal, the radio host, essayist, music professor and pianist whose encyclopedic expertise and engaging interview skills have netted him a Peabody, a Deems Taylor Award, and an Emmy (if not yet a Grammy).

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RED BANK: A HALLOWEEN HIKE FOR THE AGES

halloween 2011 10 Listen up, citizens of Gotham: the Red Bank Halloween Parade hits the street this Sunday for its 67th annual edition, filled with witches and goblins of all ages, and some spectacular floats, too. (Photos by John T.Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By TOM CHESEK

halloween 2011 5The year was 1948, and the place was Red Bank, New Jersey — where just a couple of months earlier, “Auld Lang Syne” bandleader Guy Lombardo’s speedboat took the trophy race in the National Sweepstakes Regatta on the Navesink. As the summer heat turned to October chill, thoughts were turning to the looming Dewey-vs.-Truman Presidential election; to a World Series that entered a fortunate few homes for the first time by the miracle of television; and to an altogether different hometown event: the Red Bank Halloween Carnival.

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RED BANK: ALL’S FAIR OUT ON THE STREET

RB St FairStrolling street performers, busking troubadors and “Fair Fare” favorites are under the sun this Sunday, September 7, as the Red Bank Street Fair transforms the downtown district into a merry midway.

Is it a last-tango taste of that warm-weather interlude marked by Riverfests and Sidewalk Sales and music/movies in the park? Or, is it an early harbinger of that autumnal season of Oysterfests and Halloween Parades and Town Lighting singalongs?

The world may truly never get to the bottom of that controversy — but rather than brooding about it, why not enjoy the moment and stroll on over to the Red Bank Street Fair, the annual block party benefit for the Red Bank Fire Department that pitches its tents this Sunday, September 7. Between the hours of 11 am and 5 pm, the northernmost blocks of Broad Street and the easternmost portion of Monmouth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, and commandeered by an event that promises “over 200 artists, crafters and vendors including many of your favorites.”

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SCARY FUN IN RED BANK

The 64th in an annual series, Sunday’s Red Bank Halloween parade featured a barn-and-silo float from Red Bank Charter School plus a mix of reliably scary and fun costumes.

redbankgreen was there, natch. Were you? See if we got your picture!

SPOOKY STREET PARADE

A great Red Bank tradition continued Sunday with the annual Halloween parade from East Bergen Place to White Street. Dustin Racioppi took these photos for redbankgreen.

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HALLOWEEN PARADE I: THE PIX

A svelte elephant, a dog-eating shark, a human Chia pet and a number of fairy princesses took place in the annual Red Bank Halloween Parade Sunday. redbankgreen has the pix.

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HALLOWEEN PARADE II: THE INSIDE SCOOP

The ghost of famed WBOO reporter Scoop Haunter showed up at the Red Bank Halloween Parade with his video camera Sunday looking for the real story.

Here are his chilling discoveries…

HALLOWEEN IN oRBit

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All costumed up and wondering where Halloween revelers will be mingling tonight? Check out Red Bank oRBit for guidance.

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The lineup includes a Halloween Extravaganza/metal tribute to the Bee Gees (those are the culprits, called Tragedy, at right); costume parties at Ross’ Dockside and Elements in Sea Bright; and a parade in Asbury Park featuring one of the Village People.

And the eerie vibe continues Saturday with a reading of Orson Welles’ ‘War of the Worlds’ at Brookdale.

Full details only at Red Bank oRBit, you Jersey Devils, you.

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SILLY SEASON COMES TO RED BANK

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Red Bank’s annual Halloween Parade, pulled together as usual by the Parks & Rec department, filled Broad Street with a whole lotta cute and scary under a brilliant autumn sky Sunday afternoon.

As is the custom, the event wrapped up in the White Street municipal parking lot for distribution of treats and judging of costumes and floats. But not before a bunch of guys in monkey suits heading to a wedding found themselves mistaken for parade participants (see below).

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SEA BRIGHT, LINCROFT HAVE THEIR DAYS

thompsonYou never know who’ll be popping up this Sunday, when Thompson Park Day returns to the spacious park located just off Newman Springs Road.

Despite the best efforts of professional sports leagues and TV programmers to lure us all back into the great indoors, the extended season of fresh-air fun simply refuses to crawl into its burrow here on the Greater Red Bank Green. And this weekend promises two more all-ages events, designed to highlight civic pride and some wonderful natural assets in Sea Bright and Lincroft.

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WEEKEND: POP-UP CHILLS, TOP-DOWN THRILLS

halloween 2011 1The 66th annual Red Bank Halloween Parade assembles on East Bergen Place Sunday afternoon for its colorful walk downtown. Below, the Ghoul Scouts of Brookdale Haunted Theater commandeer the BCC PAC building for two weekends of wild walk-throughs. (Click to enlarge)

Friday, October 18:

haunted-theater-a-haunted-attraction-nj_4009LINCROFT:  The real-life horrors of Hurricane Sandy’s dark and drear aftermath forced even the ghouls and goblins to take a back seat last year — but undead and undaunted, they rise again for another seasonal go, as Brookdale Haunted Theater takes over the Performing Arts Center for two big weekends, in a presentation created and performed by past and present members of the school’s Theater Club program. For a ticket price of $10 ($8 seniors, $5 kids and students), patrons are ushered into the PAC’s auditorium (parking lot 2 on the Lincroft campus), split into groups of 10 to 15, and guided through a winding corridor that features live-action dioramas, scarifying skits and the dreaded POP-UP, which is to horror as the PUN is to humor. The creepy crew runs tour groups through its backstage maze of interactive fright environments beginning 7 pm, Friday through Sunday nights (October 18 to 20 and 25 to 27), with “Not-So-Haunted” Scareless tours for younger crowds running from 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Brookdale staff and students with current ID will be admitted for a bargain-dungeon price of $5, during a special “private screaming” session on Thursday, October 24. Tickets available at the creaking door; more info at (732) 224-2411.

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A MILLION PENNIES EQUALS $10K, FOR RBPL

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National Friends of the Library Week is October 20-27 this year — and the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library are kicking it off in style, by organizing a “Million Penny Project for the Red Bank Public Library” as a community-wide fundraiser.

The year-long project will raise much needed funds to support the Library (the math: a million pennies equals $10,000). Receptacles will be placed at the Library (84 West Front Street), and at several other locations around Red Bank to collect the change, which will be counted each week by TD Bank on West Front Street.

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A FULL SLATE OF WEEKEND DIVERSIONS

Bill Normyle leads a Red Bank Ghost Tour in 2010. See below for details of the current edition.

A quick rundown of things to do this weekend…

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
Heads Up for 180

October is the time for women’s awareness issues; breast cancer and domestic violence share the month. At 180 Turning Lives Around, volunteers hope to give purple its due in the midst of so much pink.

“Purple is the color that signifies the bruises and shame that come from abuse inflicted by someone that you love and trust,” said Barbara Lovell-Napoli, assistant director of development at 180. Monmouth County has the second-highest incidence of domestic violence in New Jersey, Lovell-Napoli said, and the most effective tool for prevention is awareness.

Each year, former clients put on a gallery show based on 180’s art therapy program. For 2012, it’s called “Heads Up!” and opens tonight at U Gallery. On display through October 24 a will be artwork from survivors and artists who support 180’s mission.

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SPOOKTACULAR TRADITION CONTINUES

A couple of pop stars and a walking pumpkin made cameos at the 2011 edition of the Red Bank Halloween Parade. (Click to enlarge)

By: REBECCA DESFOSSE

Get your costumes ready for Red Bank’s annual Halloween Parade, now in its sixty-fifth year. Set for this Sunday, the parade, hosted by the borough Parks and Rec department, will include costume- and float-judging, with prizes to be awarded.

Last year, the folks from the Red Bank Charter School built a barn and silo for  float. That will be hard to top.

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YOU’RE TWO WEEKS EARLY, SPIDEY

A rather large spider that anchored its web to a lamppost on Broad Street in Red Bank Thursday triggered discussion among passersby about an apparent proliferation of large arachnids this season.

The web’s location, within view of the White Street intersection, would give the spider a bug’s-eye view of the 65th annual Red Bank Halloween Parade. But the parade isn’t until Sunday, October 21, spidey. (Click to enlarge)

LITTLE SILVER: A WINDOW ON TRADITION

The eighth-grade class at the Markham Place School in Little Silver spent the day Wednesday carrying on a school tradition: painting the windows of downtown businesses for Halloween. 

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FORECAST: PRETTY BLACK & WHITE

rb dog 101614A dog waited in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked on Broad Street in downtown Red Bank Thursday afternoon, windows open to the mild autumn air.

Expect more of the same weather Friday and Saturday, with lots of sunshine and temperatures peaking at about 69 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The outlook for Sunday is mostly sunny, with a high near 55 – perfect for the annual Halloween parade in Red Bank. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

LITTLE SILVER: CROP WALK TURNS 34

CROP WalkPut on your walking shoes and join the hundreds of volunteers expected to take part in the 34th annual Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk, making a “CROP circle” from RBR High School this Sunday, October 19. (File photo) 

It’s as much of an autumn tradition on the greater Red Bank Green as the Halloween Parade, the Guinness Oysterfest and the Town Lighting concert — and while it doesn’t make quite as much joyful noise as the aforementioned, the annual Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk has been a part of local life for 34 years.

As to the question of how long this public-welcome, recreational fundraiser for community food drive efforts will keep on walking the walk, the event’s website makes it abundantly clear that it “CAN’T STOP***WON’T STOP***As long as there is hunger in the world there will be CROP Walks.”

Departing from (and returning to) the parking lot of Red Bank Regional High School on Sunday afternoon, October 19, the event invites all members of the community to “join your friends, family and neighbors as we walk to end hunger one step at a time.” Hundreds of walkers, strollers and rollers of all ages are expected to take part in what’s become a multi-generational affair; a five-mile circuit (with other options for participants — read on) that gets underway, rain or shine, beginning at 2 pm.

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WEEKEND: HENRY, HOCKEY, & HEEBIE JEEBIES

Staged by Michael Sexton of the Shakespeare Society, the Bard’s Henry V opens a three-week run at Red Bank’s Two River Theater Friday night. (Photo by T Charles Erickson. Click to enlarge)

We’ve got a solid block of entertaining and educational diversions available on the Green this weekend. Getting right to it…

Thursday, October 25

7 p.m. – Middletown Public Library will host a free wedding planning workshop and presentation by Rachael Citron of Glass Slipper Wedding and Events. Q&A session will follow. Register online or call 732-671-3700×320. 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown.

7:30 p.m. – Executive Hockey Editor for the Associated Press and Fair Haven resident Tim Sullivan will present details on this year’s Eastern Conference Finals between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils. Hosted by River Road Books, the event takes place at the Nauvoo Grill Club. Contact River Road Books to reserve: 732-747-9455. 121 Fair Haven Road, Fair Haven.

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A JAM SESSION WITH THE VIXENS AT RBMS

Red Bank’s own Stacie Rivera (aka Racie O’Madly) skates with the Broad Street Betties at the borough middle school this Friday night. Below, the Red Bank Roller Vixens at the 2011 Halloween parade. (Above photo by Gary Courtney)

By TOM CHESEK

There’s the Career Track, the Mommy Track — and the place where it all equalizes, the flat track of 21st century Roller Derby.

A handful of times each year, a gung-ho group of area women put aside their daytime personas as working moms, professionals, stay-at-homes and students — slipping into adopted identities like Shamrock Shake Her, Rinky Tuscadero and KourtKnee KarBashUin, and skating onto a modular wooden oval as the Red Bank Roller Vixens.

According to team co-founder Stacie Rivera, it’s a passionate, unpaid pursuit that came together “out of selfish desire. We felt that Red Bank would really support it, with the town’s eclectic mix of people.”

A bookkeeper by trade — and therefore a natural choice to have been “volunteered” as the team’s official treasurer — Rivera will be among the Vixens taking the track on Friday, January 20, when the Broad Street Betties meet the Train Stop Trixies in an intra-league exhibition bout at Red Bank Middle School.

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IN oRBit: DEATHLY GOOD HALLOWS

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DON’T go in the house. DON’T look in the basement. And whatever you do, DON’T part with a single discretionary dollar before you visit Red Bank oRBit.

This Halloweekend, the stakes are high, the moon is full (more or less) and the night is neverending, thanks to Daylight Savings Time and a general desire to wring some fun out of 2009 in the late innings. And the oRBit desk has looked to The Orb event calendar for guidance, separating the tricks from the treats, the boutique chocolate from the dollar-store candy corn.

We’ve got the dish and the details on the parades and the parties; the movie marathons and musical madness; the live-action chills and the lantern-lit tours. We’ll take you to our favorite walk-through spookhouse in an abandoned police station, to a costume bash that turns one of the area’s most venerable hotels into a recreation of The Shining — with stops at a satanic sideshow, a zombified Beatles tribute, and even a formal ballet based on Dracula.

It’s all here in the cobwebbed outer limits of  Red Bank oRBit — with more to follow on Friday, as we round up the weekend’s NON-Halloweeny offerings, including a daytripping visit by the “real” Stephen Colbert!

CURLEY RELENTS ON FIRE POLICE TRUCK

Curley_fire_truckCouncilman John Curley tosses candy from a fire truck during the 2006 Halloween parade.

Citing a “major budget crisis,” Red Bank Councilman John Curley last night raised, and then backed away from, a suggestion that the borough hold off on the purchase of a new $90,000 fire police truck for six months.

“I know I’m going to lose votes over this, but it’s a conscience thing,” Curley said by way of introducing his request that the council impose a moratorium on any new spending until the final 2008-’09 budget is passed.

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