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Then came powerful winds overnight, leaving multiple power outages on the Greater Red Bank Green, according to JCP&L’s outage map. A wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service warned of wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour until noon Friday.
Wind aside, we’ll also see something that’s been missing in recent days: sunshine. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
Rain forced a one-week postponement of the Red Bank Halloween parade Sunday. But the 39th annual Red Bank Crop Walk drew hundreds of participants who completed a five-mile circuit that began and ended at Red Bank Regional High.
Monday’s weather looks to be ideal for those who can get out for a stroll, according to the National Weather Service. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
Weather conditions appear favorable for a pair of Halloween-themed events in Red Bank, according to the National Weather Service.
The festivities begin 7 p.m. Friday at Count Basie Fields with a Halloween Egg Hunt. Clear skies and cool temperatures are expected.
Sunday’s parade, the 72nd annual, will assemble as it did last year at Irving Place at Arthur Place starting at 1 p.m., with a kickoff an hour later. As of Friday morning, the forecast called for a 40-percent chance of rain after 3 p.m., when the activities will be winding down.
The rain date for the parade is October 27; get alerts from the borough here or keep an eye on redbankgreen’s Facebook page. Meantime, check out the extended forecast below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.) Read More
By JOHN T. WARD
If it seems like ages since Red Bank had a parade other than its annual Halloween costumefest, well yeah. Was the last civic parade really 11 years ago, to mark the borough’s first century as an independent entity?
The Parks and Rec department hopes to end the dry spell by bringing back a lost tradition two weeks from today: the Memorial Day parade.
On a warm and sunny afternoon, a new generation of zombies, princesses, dapper fellows and even a vending machine with legs assembled for the 70th edition of the annual Red Bank Halloween Parade Sunday.
Check out redbankgreen‘s photos from the event below.
In a world where the spectre of all-out war can out-spook any hooded goblin, it might seem that the old Halloween haunts can no longer hold a flickering candle to the horrors of the day’s headlines. If anything, the cobwebbed corridors of a walk-through “haunted house” can creak with a reassuring nostalgia, as its familiar fiends create a welcome momentary refuge from the edgy uncertainties of the real world.
As if on cue, the fearless crew of Brookdale Haunted Theater is ready to serve with the return of the annual attraction that transforms Brookdale Community College’s Performing Arts Center into an indoor flesh-and-blood fright factory that runs for three big weekends, beginning — wait for it — Friday the 13th.
A promo video for the Haunted Theater, which once again invades the Brookdale campus for three weekends beginning this Friday.
We’ve said it before, but while it sometimes seems that the shambling zombies and vamping bloodsuckers of a walk-thru haunted house can’t hold a candle to the horrors of the real world, we do take a strange comfort from the annual appearance of those hooded goblins and snooded ghouls.
So it is here on the Greater Red Bank Green, where Brookdale Haunted Theater creaks open its doors this weekend on what’s become one of the more bizarre local rituals of the calendar year.
While it sometimes seems that the shambling zombies and vamping bloodsuckers of a walk-thru haunted house can’t hold a candle to the horrors of the real world, we do take strange comfort from the annual appearance of those hooded goblins and snooded ghouls.
And here on the Greater Red Bank Green, where we embrace our hometown traditions, one of the weirdest rituals of the calendar year returns this Friday, when Brookdale Haunted Theater rises once more for the first of two pre-Halloweekends of pop-up chills.
Fair Havenites gathered for their traditional Halloween parade from Knollwood School to the firehouse Sunday as creative costumes drew smiles every step of the way. And the make-believe wasn’t only for kids. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Even with utility lines running through its center, this maple tree on Patterson Avenue in Shrewsbury radiated autumn color earlier this week – and a giant front-yard spider web added a nice Halloween touch.
After a couple of rainy days, the Green is in for a mostly sunny weekend, with temperatures reaching into the mid-60s starting Friday, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
A Menna Administration official and a Republican council candidate clashed at Sunday’s Red Bank Halloween Parade over campaign balloons.
GOP contender Linda Schwabenbauer said she believed she was exercising a First Amendment right and had borough authorization when she gave away about 200 balloons bearing her name and that of running mate Sean Di Somma to children and adults before the start of the parade.
But Parks and Recrecreation department director Memone Crystian told her to stop, threatening to call the police if she continued, she said.
Administration officials dispute the claim that they’d OK’d a balloon distribution, and contend they have the law on their side in asking Schwabenbauer to stop.
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)
By STACIE FANELLI
Red Bank sees businesses change hands often. Ghosts don’t like change.
It’s also a former borough hall, and Normyle suggests it is filled with the spirits of “a lot of disgruntled people who felt they had a lot of unfinished business politicians and taxpayers alike.”
A quick rundown of things to do this weekend…
October is the time for womens 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, its called Heads Up! and opens tonight at U Gallery. On display through October 24 a will be artwork from survivors and artists who support 180s mission.
By: REBECCA DESFOSSE
Get your costumes ready for Red Banks 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.