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ON THE GREEN: WHERE TO WELCOME 2017
RED BANK: Where to say 'sayonara' to '16 and welcome the New Year in style here and in Fair Haven, Rumson and Sea Bright.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: PAGING THE DOCS OF ROCK
The Docs of Rock — a band of moonlighting medical professionals and educators, led by Dr. Lawrence Sykoff, Ed.D. (fifth from left) — take it back to the Downtown onContinue reading "RED BANK: PAGING THE DOCS OF ROCK"
QUENCHING A CINCO DE MAYO THIRST
Downtown bartender John Butler makes PieHole a fresh strawberry margarita.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Maybe it was the sterling weather this past weekend, or maybeContinue reading "QUENCHING A CINCO DE MAYO THIRST"
LUNCH BREAK TAKES IT DOWNTOWN FOR GALA
Retired Ranney School headmaster Dr. Lawrence Sykoff, Ed.D. — seen at right jamming with Tim McLoone and Holiday Express — leads his band, the Docs of Rock, to the DowntownContinue reading "LUNCH BREAK TAKES IT DOWNTOWN FOR GALA"
WEEKEND: DRESSED TO THE 9’S, AND BEYOND
Above: Britt Savage and the Nines recall those 1980s nights of 75-cent ‘kazis and roses for the ladies, when they reunite for a throwback Friday at the Downtown… while below,Continue reading "WEEKEND: DRESSED TO THE 9’S, AND BEYOND"
A NIGHT OF HOPE TO FEED THE SOUL, IN RB
The cover band Almost Easy is among the featured entertainment during a January 16 fundraiser event at The Downtown, to benefit Red Bank’s Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen. While JonContinue reading "A NIGHT OF HOPE TO FEED THE SOUL, IN RB"
ALL STARS OF RED BANK RAISE ROOF; FUNDS
Poppa John Bug (left, with Gary Wright) and Xenia Sky (below) are among the locally based luminaries performing on the debut project by The Downtown All Stars of Red Bank.Continue reading "ALL STARS OF RED BANK RAISE ROOF; FUNDS"
RED BANK: SOME NIGHT LIFE FOR LUNCH BREAK
Dozens of Lunch Break supporters turned out at Red Bank’s Downtown Wednesday night to help kick off a drive toward a major fundraising gala for the the borough-based food pantryContinue reading "RED BANK: SOME NIGHT LIFE FOR LUNCH BREAK"
SIBLINGS PLAYING NICELY TOGETHER
Alina and Justin Zimmerman are Sibling Rivalry, and they continue making their Sunday night stand at the doublewide Downtown. Justin and Alina Zimmerman (ages 17 and 15 respectively, last weContinue reading "SIBLINGS PLAYING NICELY TOGETHER"
A VINTAGE DOLL TAKES IT DOWNTOWN
The man with one of the biggest voices, mouths and hearts in all of music — David Johansen — is the special guest ringmaster as MAD Wednesdays continue at theContinue reading "A VINTAGE DOLL TAKES IT DOWNTOWN"
RED BANK RENEWS PUSH FOR LATE CLOSINGS
Bars and restaurants are doing their job keeping doors open late, some say, but more merchants must stay open to attract more visitors. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK RENEWS PUSH FOR LATE CLOSINGS"
ROCK SCHOOL DOES A RED BANK ENCORE
Workers took down the Summit Music signs and  prepped the Monmouth Street building for School of Rock signage last month. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPIContinue reading "ROCK SCHOOL DOES A RED BANK ENCORE"
KABOOM CLOSING IN ON FUNDRAISING GOAL
Firecracker says the Kaboom Committee is half-way to its $275,000 funding goal. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI In a big change from this time aContinue reading "KABOOM CLOSING IN ON FUNDRAISING GOAL"
RED BANK GETS PUT IN A TRANCE
A self-hypnotizing exercise. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Without knowing what was going on, anyone walking into The Downtown bar Tuesday evening might have beenContinue reading "RED BANK GETS PUT IN A TRANCE"
‘COUSIN EDDIES’ DO A CHARITY CRAWL
A cadre of ‘Cousin Eddies’ made their way around Red Bank Saturday night in a successful bid to get loopy and raise some money. (Photos courtesy of Robert Kern. ClickContinue reading "‘COUSIN EDDIES’ DO A CHARITY CRAWL"
WEDNESDAYS ARE FOR WOMEN IN RED BANK
Heather Cosimano and Shari LaRosa outside The Downtown, where they’re putting on women-focused forums each Wednesday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A few yearsContinue reading "WEDNESDAYS ARE FOR WOMEN IN RED BANK"
DOWNTOWN GETTING ARTY, CRAFTY, DRAFTY
Singer/songwriter Jeffrey Gaines, seen here at the Downtown a year ago, returns to the banks of the Navesink for the club’s Wednesday night Music, Arts & Drafts series. By TOMContinue reading "DOWNTOWN GETTING ARTY, CRAFTY, DRAFTY"
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FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.