redbankgreen was there to capture the event in pixels, right down to the spectacular fireworks finale. Click ‘read more’ for additional photos. (Photos by Mariah Woodbury. Click to enlarge.)
Hundreds of Fair Havenites spent the afternoon and evening in the open air of Fair Haven Fields Saturday, enjoying the fourth annual Fair Haven Day, an event begun in 2012 to commemorate the borough centennial.
Kids limboed, danced to the Jukebox Criminals and built ice cream sundaes; adults enjoyed a range of culinary offerings, as well as beer and sangria; and the whole thing was capped once again with a spectacular fireworks show.
redbankgreen was there, camera in hand, to capture the vibe for those who missed it, or just want to relive it. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge.)
It was a morning of flying ponytails, the occasional tutu and exultant finishes as hundreds of girls, joined by other runners of both genders, completed the Girls on the Run 5k in Fair Haven Saturday morning.
The race, one of many organized nationally by the Junior League, is the culmination of a 10-week program aimed at teaching girls in grades 3 through 8 life skills and confidence.
redbankgreen grabbed dozens of photos. Check them out to see if you know any of these future world-beaters. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Naturalist Jeff Dement, center above, of the American Littoral Society will lead a walk & talk centered on the trees and other life in Fair Haven Fields Natural Area Saturday. The free event kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Ridge Road preserve. Hikers are asked to leave their dogs at home. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
What started as a way to celebrate Fair Haven’s centennial two years ago appears to have settled into an annual tradition, as the borough threw a townwide party in Fair Haven Fields Saturday, capping a day of food and music with a spectacular fireworks show. redbankgreen was there, natch. (Photos by Susan Ericson and Dan Natale. Mouseover to pause slideshow.)fh day 061414 8061414 fh day5061414 fh day061414 fh day2061414 fh day3061414 fh day6061414 fh day7061414 fh day9061414 fhday8061414 fhday10061414 fhday11061414fh day4fh day 061414 1fh day 061414 2fh day 061414 3fh day 061414 4fh day 061414 5fh day 061414 6fh day 061414 7fh day 061414 9fh day 061414 10fh day 061414 11fh day 061414 12fh day 061414 13fh day 061414 14fh day 061414 15fh day 061414 16fh day 061414 17fh day 061414 18fh day 061414 19fh day 061414 20
Seven-year-old Anna Gredell, above, took careful notes as Jeff Dement (center in photo at right) of the American Littoral Society detailed elements of a holly leaf at the Fair Haven Fields Natural Area Wednesday afternoon.
The occasion was one of several ‘tree walk and talk’ tours that the society, in conjunction with local conservationists, offers each year at the 40-acre borough-owned preserve. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
They liked it so much in their town’s centennial year that they decided to do it again. The residents of Fair Haven threw themselves a townwide picnic Saturday, a day of food, music and community under the sun that ended with a smashing fireworks show. redbankgreen was there, natch. Recognize any faces?
By SARAH KLEPNER
The Fair Haven Fields Natural Area Committee is engaged in a quiet, prolonged battle, one of forest versus invasive vines that have become familiar in Monmouth County.
About 20 people turned out Saturday to witness the ground gained in the war on a walk guided by Jeff Dement of the American Littoral Society. He pointed out the different types of invasive plants, including Oriental bittersweet and Japanese honeysuckle.
“The way vines kill is by robbing trees of sunlight,” he said. “The forest is all about competition, usually for sunlight.”
By JOHN T. WARD
With the gates about to open for a piece of the $2 million doled out annually in the form of Monmouth County Open Space Grants, Fair Haven officials were preparing two horses Monday night.
Their presumptive entry: a bid to acquire and demolish a home on Third Street to create a parking lot at the northern end of Fair Haven Fields, where two baseball fields are considered hard-to-reach from the main parking lot.
But should a deal not come together in time, town officials plan to seek funding for improvements to the adjoining nature area, where volunteers have fought to curb rampant invasive species in recent years.
On a perfect summer day, Fair Haven celebrated its first century as an independent borough in classic American style Saturday: with a parade, a townwide picnic, and a breathtaking fireworks show that capped it all off in electrifying color and sound.
“Eat your heart out, Red Bank,” one man shouted during the finale at Fair Haven Fields.
Here are 100 photos from the daylong event by redbankgreen. And here’s to a great second century, Fair Haven.
Shots from Sunday’s Tour de Fair Haven.
A rider in Sunday’s Tour de Fair Haven pro-level bike race suffered superficial injuries in a crash that led to his being helicoptered to a hospital, a race official tell redbankgreen.
The rider, who is believed to have lost consciousness in the crash, was treated for a “major cut above his eye” and remained hospitalized at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune Monday morning, said race founder Michele Berger.