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RED BANK: THEATER CONSIDERS NEXT ACT
RED BANK: Will theatergoers return to their seats after the COVID-19 pandemic ends? NEWS12 explores the question with Two River Theater's artistic director.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank business owner happier than to hear "I saw your ad on Red Bank Green!"
FAIR HAVEN: CLUB LANDS HISTORIC LISTINGS
FAIR HAVEN: A genteel yacht club with unlikely roots in the bawdy days of vaudeville is now on the New Jersey and National Historic registers.
MIDDLETOWN: PLAYERS DISH UP FINE ‘DINING’
MIDDLETOWN: Monmouth Players take it into A.R. Gurney's engagingly experimental ensemble comedy 'The Dining Room" for six performances.
LINCROFT: PLAY WRINGS HUMOR FROM PHONE
The students of Brookdale's performing arts program present the comic stage thriller DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, going up in a one-weekend engagement this Friday night.
LINCROFT: A HAUNTED HOMECOMING AT BCC
Prepare to diorama as the staff of Brookdale Haunted Theater creaks open the doors of their live-action eeks-cursion beginning Friday night. While it sometimes seems that the shambling zombies andContinue reading "LINCROFT: A HAUNTED HOMECOMING AT BCC"
RED BANK: HIGH SCHOOL THESPIANS OF OLD
  Now playing in the lobby display case at Red Bank borough hall: photos of Red Bank High School thespians, believed to have been taken in the 1950s. The exhibit, theContinue reading "RED BANK: HIGH SCHOOL THESPIANS OF OLD"
RED BANK: COMING SOON
Theatergoers and others who just want to pull up a seat opposite the Count Basie Theatre will soon have an outdoor option outside Red Bank borough hall, where RiverCenter andContinue reading "RED BANK: COMING SOON"
RED BANK: EARLY BIRDS GET THE… CHILLS
The annual Presidents’ Day ticket sale at Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre, with ducats for a host of shows available for $10 each, drew its usual waiting line in spiteContinue reading "RED BANK: EARLY BIRDS GET THE… CHILLS"
[slideshow_deploy id=’84449′]Bloody Marys, ribs, wine, doughnuts, bourbon, coffee: Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre had all that and more for hundreds of eaters and drinkers this weekend. Its four-day Appetite festivalContinue reading "RED BANK: CHOWING DOWN AT THE COUNT"
Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna, seen above at a 2007 primary school function featuring his cooking, faces restaurateur Victor Rallo, below, in a stovetop showdown at the Basie next Saturday. Continue reading "FOODFEST TO SERVE UP A PASTA SMACKDOWN"
Less than a year after its debut, the Count’s Courtyard, the terrace bar at Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre, is slated for a tweaking Friday with the installation of anContinue reading "RED BANK: BASIE COURTYARD TO GET CANOPY"
At the Basie Saturday afternoon: dogs and cats rescued from shelters and given a new, ahem, leash on life as circus performers. Matt O’Ree, below, brings his guitar chops toContinue reading "WEEKENDER: CHANCES ARE, CATS WILL FLY"
@ BASIE: CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & COCKTAILS
Set-up was underway Thursday morning for the Count’s Courtyard, an outdoor bar and terrace on the east side of the Count Basie Theatre that makes its debut Friday night withContinue reading "@ BASIE: CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & COCKTAILS"
STANDING UP FOR FOOD AND SONG
Several hundred visitors packed the lobby of the Two River Theater to sample the culinary offerings of more than a dozen Red Bank restaurants as the appetizer to a buffetContinue reading "STANDING UP FOR FOOD AND SONG"
BALDWIN & PAL: UNPLUGGED AND ELECTRIC
Alec Baldwin and Michael Cumpsty (right) join Two River Theater artistic director John Dias (left) for an “unscripted and unrehearsed” UNPLUGGED fundraiser at the Bridge Avenue artspace Monday night. ByContinue reading "BALDWIN & PAL: UNPLUGGED AND ELECTRIC"
‘A LOVE LETTER TO TEACHERS’ AT TRTC
Nilaja Sun stars as teacher, students, parents and faculty in NO CHILD…, the Obie winning one woman show going up at Two River Theater in Red Bank. (Photo by CAROLContinue reading "‘A LOVE LETTER TO TEACHERS’ AT TRTC"
Grace Cangemi in 2008. Red Bank-area theaters and other arts institutions now have a hometown friend in Trenton. The Star-Ledger reported Sunday that former borough councilwoman Grace Cangemi has beenContinue reading "CANGEMI LANDS SEAT ON STATE ARTS COUNCIL"
THE STUFF OF TWO GENIUSES, AT TWO RIVER
Alfredo Narciso (as young Pablo Picasso) takes to the floor with Rachel Botchan in PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, the Steve Martin comedy opening this week at Two River Theater.Continue reading "THE STUFF OF TWO GENIUSES, AT TWO RIVER"
IN TRTC’S LINEUP: SHAW, BREL & A SPIDER
Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris (as Charlotte the spider) and Owen Doherty (as Wilbur the pig) perform a scene from CHARLOTTE’S WEB, scheduled to go up in December at Two River Theater. (ClickContinue reading "IN TRTC’S LINEUP: SHAW, BREL & A SPIDER"
WEST SIDERS GETTING SOME OVERDUE TLC
Danny Murphy, outside his Bridge Avenue restaurant, is leading an effort to boost the Arts & Antiques District’s profile. For years, a cluster of businesses west of Red Bank’s downtownContinue reading "WEST SIDERS GETTING SOME OVERDUE TLC"
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HEARTY FAREWELL FOR HARDY
RED BANK: Council to honor DPU supervisor Rich Hardy, who retired recently after almost 39 years of keeping things running.
HOMEBOUND? READ ON…
RED BANK: Can't get to the public library? It's now offering free delivery and pickups for homebound borough residents.
TAMING A BEAST OF A WEEK
RED BANK: After the second snowfall of the week, a borough family finds the perfect use for it – a Godzilla snow sculpture.
RED BANK: LIBRARY CLOSED, BUT THE HILL’S OPEN
RED BANK: Though the library was closed by a snowstorm, kids got to enjoy the riverfront property's steep slope Tuesday.
LIGHT(HOUSE) MAKEOVER
This year, getting ready for spring means a midwinter makeover for Strollo's Lighthouse in Red Bank.
TODAY: LOCAL PUPPY COMPETES ON ANIMAL PLANET’S “PUPPY BOWL”
Red Bank’s very own rescue puppy, Biscuit, is set to compete in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl this Sunday, February 11, at 2 PM. Th ...
WHAT? NO redbankgreen NEWSLETTER?
Apologies to redbankgreen newsletter subscribers: the daily email hasn’t gone out for two days because of technical issues.
RED BANK: TIRED OF SKEETERS?
RED BANK: Tired of mosquito bites every summer? Monmouth County has a free program to help eliminate skeeter breeding grounds.
SEA BRIGHT: POLAR PLUNGE FOR ST. JAMES, OTHERS
Hundreds braved the wind and sea on Sunday at 1PM in support of St. James Elementary School, and other Catholic schools in the area. The eve ...
RED BANK: RBR CLAIMS TITLE
RED BANK: Watch pure joy as the RBR boys basketball team celebrates its first B North championship in 17 years.
RED BANK: FORGET-IT FRIDAY
RED BANK: Train Station can be a lonely place Friday mornings, especially with cold rain in the forecast.
RED BANK: CROONING YOUR LOVE
RED BANK: Imagine a quartet of impeccably dressed gentlemen showing up at your beloved's workplace, singing of your love.
RED BANK: BLACK RIVER ROLLS ON
RED BANK: A 68-year-old rail freight engine can still be counted on to draw a trainspotting fan or two when it rolls through town.
RED BANK: ‘MONDAY SWEAT’ MEETS
RED BANK: Joined by the Hazlet Running Club, members of the Red Bank Run Club met for their "Monday Sweat" at Count Basie Field.
RED BANK: CARD SALE BOOSTS GYM DRIVE
RED BANK: Charter School Foundation offers student-deisgned Valentines cards to help raise funds for a gymnasium.
RED BANK: LOVE IS IN THE… WINDOW
RED BANK: Up next: Valentine's Day, and Partyline finds the Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe getting ready for a surge of love and craving.
CLOSING THE BOOK ON A GREAT CAREER
The Red Bank mayor and council honored with a resolution Linda Hewitt (in red) on her retirement from the Red Bank Public Library at Thursda ...
RED BANK: RAIL COMMUTER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of the Route 35 Cooper's Bridge over the Navesink River, as seen from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank F ...
RED BANK: PROMISING PROMS
RED BANK: Prom season approaches, and Lunch Break once again steps up with its 8th annual Prom Giveaway of donated dresses.
RED BANK: DOWN BY THE RIVER
RED BANK: Partyline contributor Karly Swaim captured a gloomy mood in Riverside Gardens Park Wednesday evening.