Gelid temperatures for the past week gave members of the Red Bank-based North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club, and a mom-assisted young skater, a solid surface on which to play New Year’s Day.
With a National Weather Service forecast of temperatures remaining below freezing through Sunday, that playground atop the Navesink River is expected to strengthen, setting the stage for iceboat racing this weekend, club Commodore Steve Foster tells redbankgreen.
Here’s the extended forecast, which includes up to two inches of snow Wednesday and Thursday.
When the first sunrise of autumn 2017 lights up the panoramic Navesink River environs this Saturday morning 23, mens’ and womens’ varsity rowing crews from five top schools will compete for the coveted Governor’s and Mayor’s Cups — and help raise funds for hometown athletes — during the Rumson Boat Race.
Along with strong winds and moderate coastal flooding, the Jersey shore could get up to two inches of rain from Monday night through Wednesday, according to the forecast issued early Monday.
Here’s the forecast through the coming week:
There was water, in different forms, above and below the New Jersey Transit rail bridge across the Navesink River Thursday afternoon, as seen from the Red Bank side. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.)
Looking ahead, the National Weather Service said early Friday that it expects Tropical Storm José to “make a close pass” to the shore Tuesday, possibly bringing coastal flooding along with strong winds. Meantime, here’s the forecast for the Greater Red Bank Green through the coming weekend:
Up to two inches of rain may fall on the Greater Red Bank Green Monday afternoon, with possible flash flooding in the area in green in the map above, according to the National Weather Service.
“Torrential rain falling in a short period of time will result in rapidly rising water levels along streams and creeks and in areas of poor drainage,” the agency said in a statement issued early Monday. “Significant roadway flooding is possible.” (Click to enlarge.)
According to the National Weather Service, the Greater Red Bank Green is in for four days of “scattered showers and thunderstorms,” at probabilities of 40 percent or lower, before sunshine returns on Sunday. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.)
Customers enjoy pizza, salads, wine and beer on a breezy Sunday evening at Birravino’s new beer garden. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
Basil T’s Brew Pub was ahead of it’s time when it came to brewing beer in-house in New Jersey. Three years ago, Vic Rallo and partners rebranded the Red Bank restaurant and bar, naming it Birravino and giving it an updated industrial look. But they continued to brew their own beer.
The recent addition of an outdoor beer garden, built off to one side of the original structure, allows customers to wet their whistles under star-studded skies while chilling to the cool breezes coming off the Navesink River. PieHole stepped up to the window for one of the 10 local brews on tap before settling into a cherry-red Adirondack-style chair on the patio.
By SUSAN ERICSON
Picnic tables, high tops, bar stools: on warm, clear summer evenings, the seats fill up fast at Red Rock Tap + Grill in Red Bank, offering bird’s eye views of Marine Park from multiple tiers. PieHole finds a subdued after-work crowd at happy hour, which runs from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
“Happy hour is like this when it’s nice out,” bartender Jennifer Gambino tells us as she muddles lime for a Moscow Mule, the hour’s most popular cocktail, served in a proper copper mug.
Lunch salads and Navesink River views from the deck of the Pearl Restaurant at the Oyster Point Hotel. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
Plans for lunch at another restaurant on the Greater Green went awry when we found it closed. Heading back to Red Bank with streets awash in late afternoon traffic, stomachs growling, we wondered if the Pearl would still be serving lunch.
It was, and an all but empty open-air deck gave us stellar water views on a clear, sunshine-blessed day, as well as a plethora of culinary choices.
The workweek begins Monday with mostly sunny skies and lots of wind, with gusts up to 31 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge.)