Yesterdays post included 5 events that were kind of different from everything else going on this week. Everything else I think can be somewhat categorized into concerts, fireworks, farmers markets and movies. There’s always something fun to do at the Jersey Shore and we’ve searched out the best ideas.
Outdoor Movies: Our friends over at ShoreFlicks will be showing free movies every Tuesday evening in Red Bank starting this week for the next 6 weeks. For a daytime view of where the venue is click here. Lovely right? Movies begin at dusk, with live entertainment by Count Basie Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy and other special kid-friendly events beginning at 7:00pm. This Week’s Movie is Monsters vs Aliens and will be shown at Riverside Gardens Park 84 West Front St, Red Bank. If you spot TJ, owner & tweeter of ShoreFlicks be sure to say hello! Then Thursday, July 22 Asbury Park will do Movies on the Beach weather permitting and this week they will be showing Raiders of the Lost Ark. Bring a beach chair or blanket to Boardwalk and Second Ave in Asbury Park.
Fireworks: Everyone loves a little eye candy and fireworks satisfy that yen. There’s no shortage of fireworks, pick your day and your location. Well due to my inability to complete 2 blog posts in
Rockin' picture of Asbury Park by Mike Black at backstreets.com
one day, we’ve missed the Keansburg Amusement Park fireworks, but FYI they have them every Monday on the Fishing Pier at dusk. Every Wednesday there’s firework on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, weather permitting at 9:00pm. Get there early and dine at one of the many fantastic restaurants on the boardwalk. For more information on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, click here. Every home Friday, the Lakewood BlueClaws have fireworks following the game. This week they take on the Charleston River Dogs at 7:05pm at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood.
Farmer’s Markets are plentiful in the Jersey Shore area. Many local farmers grow the Jersey Fresh produce we enjoy. Meet and speak to these local farmers at one of these great locations: Keyport Farmer’s Market (every) Thursday, July 22 in the Keyport Mini Park from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. On July 23rd there are two Farmer’s Markets, Atlantic Highlands Farmer’s Market every Friday from July 2 – October 1, 2010 in Veterans Park across from Borough Hall at 100 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands and Freehold Farmer’s Market has a large selection of locally grown seasonal crops, visitors will be able to purchase freshly baked goods, flowers, honey and more. This farmer’s market runs every Friday from July 9 through October 15 in front of Hall of Records 1 E. Main Street, Freehold. On (every) Saturday, July 24 the Highlands Farmer’s Market starts at 9:00am from July through October in Huddy Park, Highlands and Belmar Farmer’s Market 9:00am to 2:00pm every Saturday from May through September at Pyanoe Plaza 9th and Main St, Belmar. Red Bank ends the week with The Galleria Red Bank Farmer’s Market running every Sunday from May 9, 2010 – November 14, 2010 and offers fresh, locally grown produce from some of New Jerseys finest farmers as well as showcasing unique crafts and wonderful eateries. Takes place in The Galleria Red Bank Parking Lot Corner of Bridge Ave and West Front St, Red Bank.
Concerts: Santana will be rocking the PNC Bank Arts Center with Steve Winwood on Tuesday, July 20th. The show starts at 7:30pm. Chris Isaak will be at the Count Basie Theatre the same evening and his show starts at 8:00pm. Smokey Robinson will be at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove on Saturday, July 24th at 8:00pm. The Sandy Hook Free Summer Concert Series continues on Wednesday, July 21st and this week the featured artist is Beth Anne Clayton. She plays a Country Rock mix and it starts at 6:00pm on Beach Area E on Sandy Hook. Thursday, Red Bank will have Jazz in the Park with Don Carter at Riverside Gardens Park 84 West Front St, Red Bank starting at 7:00pm. Then on Friday, Red Bank will feature Songwriters in the Park and this week performers will be The Spring Standards with The Amboys at Riverside Gardens Park. Two great summer series happen on Sunday evening. This week Atlantic Highlands Summer Concert Series will have the Erik Van Hagen Firehouse Polka Band at the Municipal Harbor Gazebo at 7:00pm. Long Branch’s Blues on the Beach features local bands playing jazz and blues. This week’s performer: Saron Crenshaw West End Park Brighton Avenue, Long Branch.
What doesn’t fit categorically with the others but shouldn’t be missed: SeaStreak is offering the Yankees package this weekend for Saturday and Sunday games. Take the boat to the game and skip the traffic. Contact SeaStreak for ticket and boat availability, seats go quickly. Streetlife will happen again on the streets of downtown Red Bank. Free entertainment on the streets in the business district. RENT continues at the Count Basie Theatre this weekend, a show not to be missed. Catch it Friday July 23rd at 8:00pm, Saturday, July 24 at 8:00pm and July 25 at 3:00pm. For tickets and information click here.
As always I hope that you will choose the Comfort Inn Middletown-Red Bank as your host when your travels bring you to the area. If you have been to any of the events we have listed, please leave your advice and or stories in the comments section below, I’d love to hear from you.