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FAIR HAVEN 34 PUBLIC APOLOGY Author/editor/RBRH graduate Dave Bry & his new book come to River Road Books

16 JAZZMATAZZ Swingin’with Joe Muccioli & the RB Jazz Orchestra

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Red Bank Art Walk 2013

Stepping It Up



long with the return of the Art Walk last year to Red Bank’s special events calendar comes exciting plans to expand the popular self-guided walking arts tour in 2013, while continuing to provide a high quality viewing experience.

Robert Langdon, director and curator at Gallery U on Broad Street, and an all-volunteer group of artists and art enthusiasts kick-started the event after it had been dormant for a few years. After a series of three 2012 Art Walks that grew with each successive one, it was time to take a step back, assess the successes of 2012, and chart a course forward. “We were getting calls from all sorts of people who wanted to be part of the next Art Walk,“ said Langdon. “We knew it was time to formalize the Art Walk group, (Jay Sullivan of Studio 25, Gerda Liebmann of Gallery 135, Elaine Shor of the Art Alliance of Monmouth County, and artist and Visual Arts Blogger for the Monmouth County Arts Council, Ellen Martin) and develop a longer term plan.” In addition to expanding the number of sites exhibiting artwork in order to provide more opportunities for artists to show their work, the decision was made to assign each business a curator who would select the exhibiting artist in conjunction with the business and request that the artwork remain hanging for at least 60 days after the event. The next Red Bank Art Walk is scheduled for May 17, 2013 from 6-10 pm and over twenty venues are expected to participate.


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Artwork by Gerda Liebmann at Gallery 135

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ART WALK Friday, May 17, 2013 6-10pm

Traditional art galleries and nontraditional spaces exhibiting original art.

“Providing a curator and artists makes it easy for the business to stage a high quality exhibition. Showing the artwork for more than just one night means that the artwork attracts potential customers and potential art buyers to the business over time,” said Langdon. “It becomes a winning situation for all involved—businesses, the artists, potential art buyers and the community.” In addition, the group will work closely with participating venues to help them promote the event and ensure that it runs smoothly. For those who want to learn more about the art viewing experience, guided tours are planned at regular intervals around town during the evening of the Art Walk. “It’s a great opportunity to learn about art from artists,” explains Gerda Liebmann, who is organizing a group of docents who will lead the tours. “We hope it will greatly enhance the Art Walk experience for those who want a greater appreciation of artists and their art.” Art is a community experience and improving that experience is part of the Red Bank Art Walk mission for 2013. “I love being part of the Art Walk because, several times a year, it turns our studio into a venue for emerging artists and creates a diverse community of people who love to view, create, and celebrate art,” says Jay Sullivan, who shares Studio 25 at 25 Bridge Avenue—a photography studio by day and an art gallery on special weekends throughout the year—with photographer Danny Sanchez. “As the Art Walk grows, I hope it also grows and diversifies the art community.” “I have been involved with the Art Alliance since 1979,” adds Elaine Shor. “Red Bank has always had art as a major feature of the town, so I’m glad to see attention to our artist community coming back.” Promoting the visual arts in Red Bank goes beyond the Red Bank Art Walk. The group is also planning to form an umbrella organization—Red Bank Visual Arts—to promote visual arts events in Red Bank year round. “Our goal is to create a strong coalition of art galleries and businesses to form a viable art community in Red Bank where artists can have thriving art careers,“ explains Ellen Martin. “We will also provide visual artists and venues with promotional support in the form of a website, press releases and other materials. Many artists feel like they can only have successful careers if they are in Manhattan. We’d love to help change that.”

For further information or to participate in the Red Bank Art Walk, contact Robert Langdon/Gallery U, 732.747.6696 or


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Yes, Virginia, Red Bank has its very own Jazz Orchestra—an 18-piece organization of “first call” musicians from around the NY/NJ circuit, assembled under the baton of jazz scholar, conductor, arranger, producer and Red Bank resident Joe Muccioli.

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nyone who’s ever lived in (or made a habit of) this town hardly needs reminding that it’s the birthplace of The Kid from Red Bank himself— William “Count” Basie, the late great pianist and bandleader who played his first public performances at the old Pilgrim Baptist Church. On the other hand, only a relative handful of hep cats could identify the borough as present-day base of operations for another globe-trotting, internationally acclaimed maestro of the big bands, Joe Muccioli—a formidable figure whose many accomplishments include founding a little project by the name of the Red Bank Jazz Orchestra. As artistic director of the borough-based nonprofit Jazz Arts Project, the man called “Mooche” has worked hard in recent years to maintain Red Bank’s standing as a regional mecca for first-rate jazz—even as he continues to crisscross the continent and puddlejump the big pond, working with everyone from Joe Piscopo to the London Philharmonic. Entertaining and erudite, armed with highly educated opinions (and equipped with anecdotes involving everyone from Tony Bennett to Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega), Muccioli holds court at the “conversation pit” inside his Pinckney Road home—scene of some legendarily musicfilled barbecues, and a hub of arts activity in a town that, as he explains, “has a musical legacy. It should be known for its jazz.” Fans of Frank Sinatra may know the RBJO from the Sinatra Birthday Bash event, the annual celebration of Old Blue Eyes in which maestro Mooche and company work with an eclectic group of guest vocalists to pay tribute to the “Chairman of the Board,” at the landmark theatre named for his frequent collaborator in swing, Count Basie.

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The success of the Sinatra shows led Joe and his fellow Jazz Arts board members to explore the possibility of staging additional Jazz Orchestra concert events Miles Davis recording Porgy & Bess throughout the year, with the aim of presenting “an orchestral sound in a jazz idiom.” It’s an idea that became a reality this past February at the Count Basie Theatre, when trombonist Wycliffe Gordon stepped in front of the RBJO “freight train” atop a program that also featured jazz-blues chanteuse Layonne Holmes and world-renowned session drummer Bernard Purdie. “Jazz is no longer viable as club music, outside of a handful of places in the world,” says Mooche, who frequently moonlights as music director on singing funnyman Piscopo’s numerous casino dates. “One of the things this series allows me to do, is present honest, truthful, acoustic music in a great concert hall.”

“It was the first jazz record I ever heard,” says Muccioli of the 1959 album that inspired him to learn trumpet. “It drew me in and never let go. It was like discovering the Rosetta Stone.” “And Gershwin’s such a crossover name…classical, jazz, cabaret, Broadway. All kinds of audiences should dig this.” The concert is right in “my bailiwick” for the conductor, who built his international reputation on his painstaking research, recreation and transcription of the Davis-Evans collaborations—and who can vouch with authority that “much of what we would think of as Miles improvising, a lot of it was written by Gil.” Working with in-demand guest soloists like Randy Brecker, Muccioli has conducted “Porgy” in dozens of cities around the world—a project that started years ago with a phone call from Quincy Jones, who enlisted Joe in an effort to convince Miles (an artist who constantly worked in new and different styles) to revisit the music that cemented his reputation. TALKIN’ JAZZ SERIES The month of April—which is, not coincidentally, National Jazz Appreciation Month—marks a busy interlude for Mooche, who returns to the Basie Theatre’s Carlton Lounge for a month-long series of free “Talkin’ Jazz” presentations; a treasure trove of history, performance, and scintillating conversations (one of which will be keyed to the Gershwin/ Miles event). April will also see the start of the spring session for the Jazz Arts Academy, the program for teenaged music students established as a partnership between Jazz Arts Project and the Count Basie’s Performing Arts Academy. Summertime doesn’t necessarily mean the livin’ gets easy for the multitasking Mooche either—as the veteran music scholar devotes his energies to the JAA’s Summer Camp program (as well as the continuation of a pilot program for Asbury Park teens)—an endeavor designed to “get instruments in kids’ hands… it’s something that can seriously change their life.” SUMMER JAZZ CAFE The warm-weather weekends also signal the return of Summer Jazz Café, the slate of intimately scaled jazz sets that transform the “black box” space at Two River Theater into the coolest jazz grotto on the Jersey Shore—a sophisticated, even romantic, setting for great music, atmosphere and dessert. It’s a well received series of which Muccioli observes, our faithful crowd is getting the idea that anything we have will be a quality show.” Details on Red Bank Jazz Orchestra events, the Talkin’ Jazz series, Summer Jazz Café and the Jazz Arts Academy can be found on the organization’s website, And tell ‘em Joe sent you!

PHOTO: Tim Larsen

RBJO GERSHWIN SALUTE On April 14, Muccioli and the RBJO return to the Basie boards for a particularly exciting event—a “Spectacular” salute to the music of George Gershwin, as interpreted by trailblazing trumpeter Miles Davis. Grammy nominated horn man and “monster artist” Jon Faddis takes the spotlight for a

program that draws from several milestone albums by Davis and arranger Gil Evans, including a second-act recreation of their monumental take on Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.”


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Located in The Galleria, Tiled Interiors is a creative space and vibrant showroom with a wide-ranging selection of interior and exterior tile, stone, glass and artisan collections from around the world. With more than twenty-five years of design experience in the kitchen and bath industry, Donna brings a nuts-and-bolts know-how, along with her design talents, to every project, whether it’s a simple back splash or an entire outdoor living space. Her understanding, along with her inventory, allows her to create designs that are highly functional, aesthetically satisfying and allow ample room for originality. Donna's work has been featured on the cover of Design NJ, as well as published in in Architectural Digest and New York Spaces. Once establishing space and budget parameters, she works with each client to determine style— “contemporary, modern, transitional, or traditional” —color preferences, and special requests. As Donna say, “The customer drives the design.” Clients, designers, and industry partners collaborate with Donna to inspire and enhance kitchens, baths and outdoor living spaces. Her long list of returning customers gives ample evidence of her high client-satisfaction rates. Donna, a certified kitchen and bath designer, narrowed her focus to tile when she found she was drawn to the artistry and versatility of the medium. Recognizing the lack of businesses that both sold tiles and provided design services, she started one of her own. Having her own business has allowed Donna to interact with customers on a individual basis, and recently, the chance to relate the lives and hearts of her community after Hurricane Sandy when she worked with customers who had lost everything, from a single tile to an entire house. She credits her location in The Galleria as adding to her success. “The owners here are all local people,” she says—a small, tight-knit business community that comes together to create its own vitality and friendly atmosphere. According to Donna, her fellow business owners happily refer customers to one another. Often, she finds herself directing clients to Frames to Please for framing, the Spa at the Galleria for a haircut, or the Danish Café for lunch—helpful, cooperative attitude among shop owners, she believes, is not easily found anywhere else.


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here’s never been a better time to buy a new home. The Affordability Index—a standard that measures variables such as home price versus mortgage rates to gauge the financial ability of consumers to purchase a home—is at a record high, putting buyers in the driver’s seat. The question is, where are they going to go? K. Hovnanian® Homes® has the answer: The Ivy at Shrewsbury, a distinctive new townhome community in one of Monmouth County’s most desirable locations.

“The Ivy at Shrewsbury caught our eye because it was in a good location, in the price range we were looking for, and completely new,” wrote the recent owners of a townhome in The Ivy. “We were able to customize it to our liking, and that was very important for us.” The community consists of 61 townhomes offered in three unique 3-story designs that include a 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with a 2-car garage, and a 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with an optional finished basement. The peaceful enclave incorporates homes along private streets—Yale Boulevard, Princeton Court, Harvard Way—situated on acres of landscaped grounds that take advantage of beautiful natural surroundings. The Ivy at Shrewsbury is conveniently located within easy travel distance of many of Monmouth County’s most outstanding entertainment, shopping, and lifestyle attractions—6.8 miles from ocean beach, 3 miles from the fine dining of downtown Red Bank, and 1 mile from the upscale shopping of The Grove at Shrewsbury. In fact, close proximity can work to many pleasant advantages—the Red Bank restaurant Buona Sera was invited to hold a cooking demonstration at The Ivy, and Pottery Barn in The Grove at Shrewsbury decorated one of the townhome models. “Our location is number one,” explains Sam Abruzzo, senior community manager for K. Hovnanian® Homes®. “The Ivy has a great commuter location for people who work in New York City, the corporate parks in North Jersey, and other areas...and it’s attracted such a great mixture of people.”


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THE IVY AT SHREWSBURY... One family moved to The Ivy after losing their home in Monmouth Beach to Hurricane Sandy. Others, too, have gone through some sort of life change and wish to stay local—from first-time home buyers to retirees. There are doctors and other professionals who want to be near where they work while being able to enjoy virtually maintenance-free living. “We do have homes ready for quick closing,” says Sam, “and, of course, the product is something we’re very proud of. We offer a really good square footage, excellent layouts, and good solid standard features that add up to a compelling value for the area.”

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K. Hovnanian® Homes® is a family-led company, now in its second generation, with more than a half-century of experience building quality homes. The Ivy townhomes are available in 2 and 3-bedroom designs, each providing the option to finish the downstairs basement area (bathroom included), thus adding significantly to the overall square footage in a space that is perfect for a home office or rec room. Models include the Pebble Beach, a 1,793 square-foot 2-bedroom townhome with a base price of $372,450; the Sawgrass, a 2,165 square-foot 3-bedroom home at $414,950; and the 2,178 square-foot, 3-bedroom St. Andrews at $449,950. The estimated monthly maintenance fee is about $210 per month, and includes snow removal and lawn and shrubbery upkeep. The townhome models have their own specific advantages, and sometimes less is more according to Denise Dubuss, a sales associate at The Ivy. While the St. Andrews and Sawgrass have formal dining areas, the Pebble Beach does not. Instead, it boasts a large “working” kitchen, explains Denise. “This makes the Pebble Beach very popular with downsizing families and professionals,” she says. Prospective homebuyers can also view—and select as options—a full array of bathroom, kitchen, and other features at the K. Hovnanian® Homes® 8,000 square-foot display facility in the Raritan Center in Edison. “We believe this is a great service to provide those who wish to customize,” adds Denise. The Ivy at Shrewsbury opened in January 2012. By July, the first homeowners had moved in. By mid-February the community was “about 55% sold out,” notes Sam, with 15 homes under construction and several spec homes that are “ready to go.” The next building section—each a mixed row of two Sawgrass homes and three Pebble Beach homes capped, at either end, by St. Andrews models— will be completed and ready for occupancy by May.

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BUILDERS’ GENERAL SUPPLY COMPANY The fourth generation of the Shaheen

family business—(l-r) TJ Shaheen, the days and weeks that followed Hurricane Sandy, Builders’ General Supply brother Michael, and cousin Phil Jr. Company in Little Silver was witness to what began as a trickle—soon to become a stream—of walk-in customers somewhat different than the professional builders and contractors who have represented 90% of the company’s base from the time founder Shaheen A. Shaheen incorporated in 1931. Then, there was just one retail outlet, in Cranford, offering a general line of building materials. Today, there are also locations in Edison, Toms River, Freehold, and Little Silver that form a well-established chain of building material yards with a reputation for service and quality products.


Homeowners impacted by the Super Storm were pleased to discover a resource that carried what they needed. TJ Shaheen, a Shrewsbury resident and the founder’s great grandson whose career at Builders’ General began when he was a kid, explains: “People would come in and say, ‘Oh, we didn’t know you had this here, or that…and you’re right nearby.’” As people went from survival mode to rebuild mode, Builders’ General was ready to answer the post-storm demand. “One minute folks were coming in buying gas cans,” recalls TJ,“ but then coming back and taking a look at our interior doors and windows the next.” During this period TJ, was very busy “making sure that we had ample product on the ground”—as items flew off the shelves. Months later, he still is making sure. The quality service-and-product reputation is maintained by the handson daily involvement of the entire Shaheen family, including TJ’s father, Timothy Shaheen, his uncle Phil, along with TJ’s aunt, his brother Mike, and cousin Phil Jr. “We’re all family owners,” TJ explains, “involved in day to day operations and not big on titles. When people stop in, I think they get to see that, hey, we’re here, we’re good people to do business with.” Doing good business goes beyond the company’s practice of adhering to fair prices, great product lines and services, and free delivery. While each location also has state-of-the-art showrooms offering the latest in windows, doors, and kitchen cabinets and vanities for all budgets, Builders’ General freely offers the knowledge and advice acquired by family ownership over the past 82 years—not to mention the expertise of a collective staff numbering of 120. “It’s all about our service,” TJ concludes. “Everyone can sell two-by-fours and sheet rock, but what’s important is how you’re treated when you walk through the door.”

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RBA Homes Custom Modular Calm After the Storm


any homeowners whose houses were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy continue to weigh their options: repair an existing structure—while dealing with uncertain insurance settlements and the vagaries of new flood zone building requirements—or raze it and begin anew. What everyone agrees on is that they never want go through a similar storm experience again. What they’re thinking is: We need a better-built house, and we need it fast. That’s where RBA Homes comes in. The firm specializes in modular construction for primary homes in towns including Rumson, Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, Fair Haven, Sea Bright, Highlands, Union Beach, and others, and secondary homes mostly throughout New Jersey’s barrier islands. “People who have elevated modular—homes that are constructed and partially assembled in a climate-controlled factory and shipped to the a customer’s site in sections—know that the standards for modular construction are higher standards, resulting in a superior, better built product,” explains Pandora Jacoubs, sales manager at RBA Homes in Red Bank.

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“Many of our customers, witnessing the destruction around them, have called us to say, ‘Thank you RBA for building us such a strong, solid house,’” reports Niesa Silverberg, RBA’s senior design consultant. Here’s an example: St. Elisabeth’s Chapel-by-theSea in Ortley Beach, built in 1885, weathered many storms until Hurricane Sandy washed it away. What’s left on the lot is a Fellowship Hall of modular construction that RBA erected there in 2009. It remains structurally unscathed. RBA is commanding a second look by those previously unfamiliar with the benefits of modular construction. The reasons are many. Some who planned to repair their homes are concerned about issues ranging from mandatory structure elevation to mold remediation. As Bill points out, “insurance companies generally pay for sheetrock removal, but you never can get rid of all that mold,” he maintains. RBA modular homes solve these problems. And since interest rates have never been lower, the cost differential between restoration and new construction may be minimal, adds Bill. A new modular can also allow for the seamless integration of chair lifts and elevators into modern “lifted” homes so increasingly prevalent in coastal areas. “With our expertise, contacts in the lending industry, and surveyors and engineers, we’re able to provide direction to those who don’t know where to turn and help them start putting their lives back together,” says Pandora. But you don’t need a storm to enjoy the benefits of RBA Homes. The houses are cost effective and beautifully unique. RBA HOMES | 732.747.3800 | 252 Broad Street, Red Bank |

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ed Bank has always been the “cool little town” that its new tag line brands it to be, but it’s Red Bank RiverCenter that’s charged with stoking the fires to keep the downtown economic engine hot. It’s a formidable assignment in the best of times, but one that the RiverCenter thirty member board of directors, thirteen member executive board, countless volunteers, and full-time staff of three have taken on...and, according to Executive Director Nancy Adams, the clock never stops running. First established in 1991 by the municipality and a visionary group of business owners, RiverCenter is the “people based organization” (a that manages the Red Bank Special Improvement District that, basically, encompasses the commercial center of town between Bridge Avenue and Broad Street. Permitted by State Law, it is funded through an assessment on commercial property owners within the districts who are among the many stakeholders who work together to make Red Bank a premiere destination for shopping, dining, arts and entertainment—in other words, a cool little town. It’s a complex task that requires balancing multiple interests from new business recruitment to use of common areas, flower pots to façade improvements, sponsorships to special events, setting new policies to managing complaints—marketing, promotions, financial management... As Nancy explains, with firm assurance, “We’re a resource for all sorts of reasons.”

Jim Scavone, Director of Operations, and Amanda Lynn, Program Manager, with RiverCenter Executive Director Nancy Adams

Prior to taking the top staff post at RiverCenter, Nancy founded the Maplewood Springfield Avenue SID, served as the downtown manager of the South Orange & West Orange Main Street Programs and worked as a downtown management consultant before coming to Red Bank. Her twenty-plus years of experience has given her a valuable perspective that allows her to manage the myriad details of her job, while keeping a keen eye on a larger and evolving vision. “It’s vitally important to see how things work together,“ she explains, “and to realize that no one thing is more important than another.” So, when the economy tanked in 2008, money was tight, and worried business owners looked for ways to bring customers back to town, RiverCenter responded by creating an exciting special event that would shine a new light on Red Bank businesses, get cash registers ringing, be recession proof, and have lasting power. “The Red Bank Wedding Walk was a product of economic collapse,“ says Nancy, with a confidence that comes from the hundreds of brides and dozens of Red Bank wedding-related businesses now signed-up to participate in this year’s fifth-annual event on schedule for March 24. Very cool. RED BANK RIVERCENTER | Offices: 46 English Plaza | 732.842.4244 |


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AROUND TOWN 2013 Red Bank Wedding Walk Mar 24 10am-5pm A wedding planner’s dream; a one-day showcase of Red Bank as the one-stop shopping destination everything bridal Red Bank Public Library Programs: Red Bank Photography Club First Mon 7-8:30pm Learn how to master your camera Readin’ on the River Third Wed 7-9pm Fiction & non-fiction book club for enthusiastic readers Artists Workshop First Thu 7-8:30pm Artists draw and paint with Joe Bergholm; Yoga for Adults Fris 1-2pm Free for all levels, with Amy Richardson; The River Read Poetry Reading Series Second Sat of each month 2:30-4:30pm Readings follwed by an open mic; Saturday Scrabble Second Sat 2-4pm For lovers of the game; Acoustic Saturdays Last Sat 2-4pm Unplugged series hosted by Anton Daub

ART Art Alliance of Monmouth County 33 Monmouth St 842-9403 March Exhibit “In the Distance”/ “Close Ups” Opening 3/1 Window Exhibit-Monika McCall April Exhibit “Say What?”/ “Great Outdoors” Window ExhibitDonna Arvelo May Exhibit 2”Surface Beauty:/ “Children’s Art” (from the children’s workshop) Window Exhibit-Despina Statelova (The Art Alliance is co-op gallery for area artists)

CLEARVIEW CINEMAS 36 White Street 732.747.0333

RED BANK PUBLIC LIBRARY 84 W. Front St 732.842.0690

Beacon Fine Arts Gallery 61 Monmouth St 936-0888 Paintings, sculpture, serigraphs and giclee prints Chetkin Gallery 9 Wharf Av 743-6116 International fine art with an emphasis on contemporary European painters Frame to Please 2 Bridge Av/The Galleria 741-8062 Original artwork and photography by local artists Gallery U 80 Broad St 747-6696 Works of art by local artists and by people with traumatic brain injuries Laurel Tracey Gallery 10 White St 224-0760 Contemporary painting, sculpture and works on paper

FILM First Rate, First Run Indies & Foreign Films Clearview Cinemas RB 36 White St 747-0333

COMEDY David Sedaris Apr 4 8pm Count Basie Theatre An evening of satire & sardonic wit with the bestselling author Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: The Two Man Group Apr 5 8pm Count Basie Theatre The stars of Whose Line Is It Anyway? return for an evening of unscripted comedy The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater May 4 Count Basie Theatre Over 2 dozen cats & dogs

perform circus acts alongside world champion juggler Brian Regan May 11 7 & 9:30pm Count Basie Theatre Regen performs his observational, self-deprecating & clean humor

TALKS & LECTURES Sylvia Browne: An Evening of Insights and Live Readings May 3 8pm Count Basie Theatre Bestselling author & psychic in a one-woman show

Clockwise from top: George Gershwin/Music; Sleeping Beauty/Dance; Martin Luther King Jr./MCC/Music; Steve Martin/Music; 2.5 Minute Ride/Theater; One Night of Queen/Music; Pagliacci/Music; Popovich Pet Theater/Comedy; Mary Chapin Carpenter/Music; Tchaikovsky/Music; Sylvia Browne/Talks & Lectures; Pajanimals/Theater; Anything Goes/Theater; Cirque Zuma Zuma/Theater; Scotty McCreery/Music; Triple Threat/Theater; Last of the Red Hot Lovers/+Beyond; David Sedaris/Comedy

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The Electric Baby Apr 6- May 5 Two River Theater Company May Adrales returns to direct this powerful & hopeful play written by Stefanie Zadravec

Sleeping Beauty Ballet: The Company of Dance Arts Mar 23-24 3pm Count Basie Theatre The beloved fairy tale with Tchaikovsky’s score, lavish period costumes and guest artists from NYC

Pajanimals Live: Pajama Playdate Apr 11 3&6pm Count Basie Theatre Show up in your pj’s for the stage version of Jim Henson’s beloved show


2.5 Minute Ride Apr 20-May 12 Two River Theater Company Solo performance by Lisa Kron that is an uplifting meditation on tragedy, grief & family

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers An Evening of Bluegrass and Comedy Mar 14 8pm Count Basie Theatre This is a new date for the comedian & musician Summer of Love 3 featuring Glen Burtnick and the Summer of Love Experience Mar 15 8pm Count Basie Theatre An evening of the music & spirit of the Woodstock Generation Monmouth Civic Chorus-I Have a Dream Mar 16 8pm Count Basie Theatre A unique concert honoring the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s iconic speech Rockit! On The Radio Mar 17 3pm Count Basie Theatre A visual radio broadcast featuring FM Rock & more Swingin’ and Singing for St. RoseAn Evening of Vocalese to Restore the St. Rose High School Music Dept. Mar 28 8pm Count Basie Theatre Benefit featuring The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices & Jon Hendricks Monmouth Symphony Orchestra: Mussorgsky-Dawn of the Moskva River Apr 7 3pm Count Basie Theatre Roy Gussman conducts with pianist Vladislav Kovalsky this Rachmaninoff symphony

Triple Threat Feat. Pokwang, Angeline Quinto & Piolo Pascual Mar 30 7pm Count Basie Theatre The Philippines biggest music & comedy stars Anything Goes Apr 19-28 Count Basie Theatre Phoenix Productions rousing revival of Cole Porter’s tap dancing, musical comedy classic Cirque Zuma Zuma Apr 24 7:30pm Count Basie Theatre African-style cirque performance with musicians from Zimbabwe & South Africa

One Night of Queen Apr 10 8pm Count Basie Theatre Gary Mullen & his band ‘The Works’ recreate the music of the legendary band Ryan Beatty Apr 12 7pm Count Basie Theatre The teen star combines an acoustic sound, mixed with modern old school edge New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Exuberant Tchaikovsky Apr 13 8pm Count Basie Theatre Cellist Jonathon Spitz solos in the Rococo Variations & concludes with the Fifth Symphony Jon Faddis with Red Bank Jazz Orchestra presents a Gershwin Spectacular Apr 14 4pm pm Count Basie Theatre Joe

Muccioli conducts this 17-piece jazz band thru an all-Gershwin program (see story inside) Chris Botti Apr 30 8pm Count Basie Theatre Award winning trumpeter fuses jazz & pop together Dicapo Opera Theatre performs Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci May 2 8pm Count Basie Theatre Perennial opera favorite with a jealous husband in a commedia dell’arte troupe Johnny Mathis May 5 7pm Count Basie Theatre Living legend performs his romantic ballads Mary Chapin Carpenter/Shawn Colvin May 9 8pm Count Basie Theatre Grammy award-winning songwriters share the stage Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show May 10 Count Basie Theatre Celebrate the Golden Anniversary of The Rat Pack with new arrangements of their classic songs Monmouth Symphony Orchestra: Introducing Our Young Artist Winners May 12 3pm Count Basie Theatre Roy Gussman conducts Kingston Ho on Violin & Zachary Mowitz on cello Scotty McCreery May 13 8pm Count Basie Theatre The “American Idol” winner performs his country hits An Evening with Paul Anka May 17 8pm Count Basie TheatreThe legendary performer sings his classic hits & more Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin May 18 8pm Count Basie Theatre GTLO return to the Basie, re-creating Zeppelin with all the bells & whistles

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Jamian’s Food & Drink 79 Monmouth St 747.8050 Tues/Game Night; Wed /Live reggae with Random Test; Th/Grateful Thursdays; Fri/ Live music; Sat/Live Music; Sun/Open Mic La Pastaria Restaurant 30 Linden Pl 224.8699 First & Third Fri/ Russ Martone performing classic Sinatra and tunes other musical icons Red 3 Broad St 741.3232 Wed/Live Music 7pm -11pm; Fri & Sat/DJ; Sun/Live Jazz The Downtown 10 West Front St 741.2828 Live music every night, upstairs and downstairs; Thu/Rock & Roll Karaoke


L-R: Rat Pack/Music; Public Apology/+Beyond; Brian Regan/Comedy; Stefanie Zadravec/The Electric Baby/Theater; Opera Live/Les Troyens/+Beyond

The Oyster Point Hotel 146 Bodman Pl 530.8200 Live music Fri & Sat nights with Barbara Rose Walt Street Pub 180 Monmouth St 741.5936 Live music with Pez Head, The Jonzes, Kindred, Bob Burger & Six to Midnight

+BEYOND Last of the Red Hot Lovers Fridays and Saturdays Mar 8-23 8:30pm, Sun Mantinees 2:30pm First Avenue Playhouse: A Dessert Theatre 123 First Av Atlantic Highlands Neil Simon’s timeless comedy about a middle-aged man who wants to join the sexual revolution and fails

Opera Live in HD from The Metropolitan Opera, NY on the big screen at Pollak Theatre Monmouth University 400 Cedar Av West Long Branch Parsifal Sat Mar 3 12pm (Encore Sun Apr 7 1pm Director François Girard’s timeless new vision for Wagner’s final masterpiece Francesca Da Rimini Sat Mar 16 12pm (Encore Sun Apr 14 1pm Zandonai’s opera, inspired by an episode from Dante’s Inferno. Les Troyens Sun Mar 24 1pm (Encore) Berlioz’s vast epic with a starry cast portraying characters from the Trojan War. C.K. Wilson: Visiting Writers Series Apr 4 7:30pm Wilson Hall Monmouth University 400 Cedar Av West Long Branch Pulitzer Prize

winning poet whose most recent book of poems, Wait, was published in 2010. American Academy of Arts and Letters. Public Apology: In Which a Man Grapples With a Lifetime of Regret, One Incident at a Time by Dave Bry Apr 11 7:30pm book signing and author talk presented by River Road Books 759 River Road Fair Haven “...If you've ever behaved badly at a family gathering or worn sweatpants on a date, maybe it's time to say you're sorry. With abundant humor, humanity, and a voice all his own, Bry shows the way." —Rosie Schaap, New York Times Magazine columnist (see story inside)

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ittle Silver native Dave Bry has a lot to apologize for, or so he believes. Take, for example, his singing of the last verse of “Stairway to Heaven” into schoolmate Wendy Metzger’s ear during a seventh grade dance—a slow dance—at the Markham Place School gym. He was a total “Zep Head” at the time, “regularly thrown into geekazoid spasms of ecstasy” at the band Led Zeppelin’s sound. “Did you wonder if I was singing to you, like a serenade?” he would later write. “Or maybe that there was something wrong with me, something wrong with most boys our age? You must have been relieved when it was over.” A part of him was relieved; the other would have danced with her all night.

Then there’s the time, at age 17, when Dave and his friends drove over to Jon Bon Jovi’s house, drank beer in their car, and brazenly tossed the empties. This had much to do with Dave’s not liking Jon’s music. “A loaded six-string on your back?!” Ha ha ha ha! Right?!” But no matter how much the songs made Dave “laugh my snotty laugh,” he knew them all by heart. The lyrics were, he would write, “a part of our state’s big stinky stupid romantic gorgeous ugly awesome cheesy swamp. And you wrote them. What did I ever do? I threw beer cans on your lawn.” These transgressions, and many others, penned in letter format, are flushed out in rich detail and in ways that are both heartfelt and hilarious in his new book, Public Apology (publication date March 19 by Grand Central Publishing). It’s a memoir of sorts, told through incidents of regrettable behavior, not just from childhood in Little Silver, though a good chunk of it is—“I should probably offer a blanket apology to Little Silver as a town,” he jokes—but during high school (Dave is a 1989 Red Bank Regional High School graduate), college (a rocky drop-out, drop-back-in career at Connecticut College in New London), and on up to about age 35, well into his writing career in New York as a writer/editor for the rap magazine XXL—his present “main day job,” handled deftly from his Brooklyn home where he lives today with his wife and eight-year-old son—and as a columnist and writer-at-large for the NYC-based website The Awl.

The Awl explores, in unique fashion, news, politics, and culture, and is the source of some 50 of Dave’s Public Apology essays, written over the years, though, for the book, 60% is new material. Apart from the column, Dave writes on a variety of subjects for The Awl (example: a brief history of “pop stars dressed like bees”). For inspiration he draws material from the news, or something that strikes him while, say, walking down the street; virtually anything is fair game for his quirky, insightful interpretation. Blame it all on writer Richard Ford, whose late’80s short story collection Rock Springs convinced Dave that he, too, should be a writer. From an early age “writing stories” was always his favorite form of schoolwork. Encouraged by Emma Betta, Dave Bry in 1989; and in 2013, way past the ten-year mark. his freshman-year English teacher at RBR—“It’s still really important to me to think about her and what she did for me,” he says—Dave wrote for the school newspaper, took a creative writing course, and even more courses at Connecticut College. He worked hard at honing his craft, less hard at applying it in a paying manner. His college professor told him the best way to break into a writing career was to intern at a magazine. Dave dutifully compiled a long list of publications that appealed to him, and didn’t contact a single one. Instead, he got lucky. Traveling in India for a semester abroad in the early ’90s, Dave happened upon a then-new magazine covering funk and rap (he being a huge fan) called Vibe. Cool mag. He returned to school. Not immediately relevant: a close childhood friend of Dave’s stays in touch with a guy he meets while traveling in Europe. Relevant: the guy becomes a fact checker at...Vibe. Introductions were made. Dave sent the fact checker (whose uncle turned out to be the editor) his resume and moribund cover letter. Interviews ensued. One thing lead to another: summer internship, graduation from college, job as freelance fact checker, and job as editor and staff writer for eight years. Strange, if not downright fortuitous, how things happen, Dave figures. He hates the process of looking for work, but clearly not the doing of it. “I’ve been riding that professional roller coaster that has been tough for every colleague I know,” he says regarding the dismal economy and its effect on magazine publication jobs. “I have to say I feel really lucky at the way my professional life has worked out.” A book signing for Public Apology is scheduled for April 11 at River Road Books in Fair Haven. The owner is an old classmate of Dave’s. Just saying. You’ll have to read the book.


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FAIR HAVEN April 6 | 9am

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March 14 7:30pm | Priscille Sibley: The Promise of Stardust About her book The Promise of Stardust- "Matt Beaulieu was two years old the first time he held Elle McClure in his arms, seventeen when he first kissed her under a sky filled with shooting stars, and thirty-three when they wed. Now in their late thirties, the deeply devoted couple has everything—except the baby they've always wanted.� Come meet the author of the book Kirkus Reviews calls “A literate and incandescent Nicholas Sparks-like love story complicated by intense moral and ethical questions.�

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April 11 7:30pm | Dave Bry: Public Apology "Yeats wrote that 'in dreams begin responsibility.' Dave Bry—author, editor and Little Silver native—shows us that compassion and maturity start with contrition. If you've ever behaved badly at a family gathering or worn sweatpants on a date, maybe it's time to say you're sorry. With abundant humor, humanity, and a voice all his own, Bry shows the way." -Rosie Schaap, New York Times Magazine columnist and author of Drinking With Men

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arch 10th will bring a fresh face to Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts—170 of them, to be exact—when the Two River Theater in Red Bank plays host to “Kick for a Cause,” a high-stepping fund-raiser put together by Vanessa Berry, owner and director of Kick Fitness and Dance Studio (740 River Road, Fair Haven). Kick dancers, ages five to sixteen, will showcase “a great mix of dances” from ballet to hip-hop to acrobatics and donate all profits from ticket sales to the restoration of Monmouth Beach Elementary School, a cause close to Vanessa’s heart.

“Kick for a Cause”

For the last five years, Kick has staged an annual fund-raising performance, with donations going to charities that include a women’s shelter in New York and CHASE for Life, an organization that teaches child CPR and safety. This year, Sandy provided a worthy cause when the Super Storm flooded and severely damaged Monmouth Beach Elementary, the school Vanessa had once happily attended. She has fond memories of the tight-knit kindergartenthrough-eighth-grade community of her childhood.

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“You grow up with these kids who are like siblings,” she said of her own experience at the small school. Currently, students of Monmouth Beach Elementary are scattered—temporarily relocated to several local-area schools. “I was in the hurricane too, and it was really scary,” said Avery, 11, who will be dancing in “Kick for a Cause.” Many of the dancers live in coastal towns and low-lying areas of Rumson and Fair Haven damaged by the hurricane and are glad to be able to help the students of Monmouth Beach to reunite and come back to their school. It was Vanessa’s idea that her students should be given an opportunity to use their passion for dance for something bigger — “to dance for something more than themselves.” In past years, Kick events have raised an average of $8,000. This year, Vanessa expects to raise $10,000 and, if her dance studio wins the $2,000 prize at an upcoming competition, that total could get kicked up even higher.


Vanessa Berry, owner & director of Kick Dance Studio, far right

March 10 First Show: 12:30 pm Junior and Senior Team Performances

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The First-Ever Fair Haven Day

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oon after Fair Haven’s Centennial Celebration ended last year, requests began to flood in to the Fair Haven Foundation that the old-fashioned community picnic that capped the yearlong celebration be repeated again this year. In the words of Susan Sorensen, Fair Haven Councilwoman and Foundation president, it was the kind of day that “showed the community spirit that the wonderful town of Fair Haven has.” So, in response, a committee was formed and planning has begun for the first-ever Fair Haven Day celebration—June date to be determined. Again, it will take place at Fair Haven Fields on Ridge Road and, again, there will be with plenty of food, lots of foot-stompin’ music, and fun activities for everyone.

Headed by Fair Haven Recreational Director Charlie Hoffman and his assistant Fran Stefenelli, the Fair Haven Day committee includes Susan Sorensen, Amanda Lynn, Marie Noglows, Mark Mancuso, Peter Maher, Nicole Rice, Erin Gotch, Cathy Alescio, Chris Brenner, Christine Burke and Mary Friedman. Fair Haven middle and high school students Ryan Elizabeth Maher, Taryn Benney, Bailey Taft, Hunter Maher, Connor Placer and Julia Noglows are helping plan the fun and are working on a variety of new games and activities for the whole family. So far, The River Road Band, and Brian Kirk and the Jirks are on the entertainment line-up. Barbeque and beer are on the menu, along with “dancing, activities, and tons of food.” It is through the fundraising efforts of the Foundation of Fair Haven—a non-profit 501C3 organization that is run through the generosity of volunteers—that an event like Fair Haven Day is made possible. Monies raised by past events, that include last year’s Octoberfest, the annual Tour de Fair Haven Bike Race, and this year’s February 23rd Foundation Gala, help fund the 2013 Fair Haven Day celebration. Another contributor is a group of Fair Haven youth who are currently selling driving safety awareness stickers to be placed on curbside garbage cans. Additionally, the planning committee is seeking event sponsors (If interested, please call 732.768.6610 or 732.778.4597). With the damage inflicted by the recent hurricane, Soresen and the Foundation are careful not to press the community for contributions.“The mayor and the town council are looking forward to the event and are supportive of the efforts that are being put forward.” Sorensen said. “This isn’t about making money. This is about celebrating a community that we all love.”

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IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS Imagine you’re at the hospital. You’re nervous, your stress level is higher than normal—whether as a patient or a visitor— and someone stops to lend a helping hand. That personal and genuine interaction means so much…and it happens every day at Riverview Medical Center.

by TOM PAOLELLA for Riverview Medical Center

Behind every pleased patient that leaves Riverview is a caring team of dedicated health care professionals that has contributed to that individual’s overall care. Every day, more than 1,000 team members at Riverview work together to provide "An Outstanding Patient Experience." Once again, Riverview has been Distinguished by J.D. Power and Associates for Outpatient Services by providing “An Outstanding Patient Experience”—a prestigious distinction that recognizes the Medical Center’s continued commitment to patient satisfaction by its key constituents—the patients themselves. Riverview has now been certified eight-times by J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Program, with previous recognitions for Maternity (2009), Inpatient Services (2005, 2006), Emergency Care Services (2008), and Outpatient Services (2009-2012). Unlike many other industry awards, the research behind the nationally-recognized honor is grounded in candid interviews with over 300 patients who have experienced Riverview first hand. During the research process, J.D. Power and Associates surveyed recently-discharged patients on many attributes that support the five key dimensions that drive a superior patient experience: dignity and respect, speed and efficiency, comfort, information and communication, and emotional support. “Besides the exemplary clinical care we provide to our patients, there are at least a dozen or more non-clinical team members that a patient will interact with during their stay with us,” says Judy Surko, Nurse Manager of the Critical Care Center, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, and Surgical Day-Stay Unit at Riverview. “Our department would not be able to function as seamlessly as it does without the support of multiple individuals. One of those people is John Attridge, a patient transporter. John serves as a warm, smiling face when initially greeting a patient and will personally move that very same patient to any area of the hospital they may need to go. He is a critical part of our team and the patients, as well as our nursing staff, have come to truly care for and appreciate him.” Riverview's wide array of outpatient programs provides quality care and service in a timely manner. These include same-day surgery, imaging, cancer care, rehabilitation, women's diagnostics, pain management, cardiac care, Crohn's and colitis care, and emergency care. “It’s the little things that we do for our patients that have the most impact,” says Judy Surko. “This award is much than a trophy— it recognizes what we do each and every day.” 43

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Photos by Jeff Smith

AHAC Board of Trustee members join (kneeling, front row, l.) Council President Robert O’Connor and (r.) Keith Mittermann at the first exhibit of the AHAC honoring his mother.

AHAC 5th Anniversary Celebration | ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council celebrated its new office space in the Finelines Building (21 W. Lincoln Ave. in Atlantic Highlands) with a grand-opening reception that included an art exhibition of the paintings of Atlantic Highlands artist, the late Claire Mittermann whose painting can be viewed by appointment at the Finelines Building. Live entertainment by duo Sherilyn & Frankie M. Refreshments from Atlantic Highlands own Memphis Pig Out.

Atlantic Highlands Fifth Anniversary Party enjoyed by ( r.) Marilyn and Mike Scherfen, former President Laura DuBois, Emily Smith and Jane Frotton.

Sounds of the Highlands, Jr. r musical directo Jose Loo enjoys the party with . Michelle Manegio

Dido Krik Barba orian and mem ra Lipton AHAC bers of the , , enjo y festiv the ities. Painting (detail): James McNeill Whistler


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WHAT’S UP ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS March 1–March 30 Saturday Matinees Only: 1pm

Sunday, March 22, 7:30 pm


Living Room Concert

April 6–June 15 Saturday Matinees Only: 1pm

Joel DeWitt, violin, and Marjorie Mollenauer, harp, in a classical concert co-sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council and Atlantic Highlands Historical Society. Tickets $20 Strauss Mansion, 21 Prospect Circle AH

Goldilocks & The Three Bears and The Three Little Lambs Marvelous marionettes performing classic tales for everyone. Paper Moon Puppet Theater, W. Garfield St and First Ave AH 732 775-0290

Friday & Saturdays March 8–March 23 8:30pm; Sun. Matinees 2:30

“Last of the Red Hot Lovers” Comedy by Neil Simon about a middle-aged man who wants to join the sexual revolution and fails miserably.

Friday & Saturdays May 3–May 25 8:30pm; Sun. Matinees 2:30

“Sicilians in the Basement” A new show by Joe Simonelli about the trials and tribulations of a middle aged couple as they try to open a Swiss restaurant in Crown Heights, Brooklyn The First Avenue Playhouse, A Dessert Theatre 123 First Avenue, AH 732-291-7552

Friday, April 19, 7:30 pm

Simple Gifts Folk Concert Two women playing twelve instruments performing Romanian, Klezmer, Greek, Irish, Scandinavian, Appalachian, and much more. Altantic Highlands Elementary, School First Ave AH

Saturday, April 20, 6:30 pm

FilmOneFest Benefit Dinner and Auction. Gourmet dinner with entertainment and silent & chance auctions in support of FilmOneFest 2013. Beacon Hill Country Club, 8 Beacon Hill Dr. AH

Sunday, May 5, 12:30 pm

Sunday, March 10, 2:30 pm

Sounds of the Highlands Jr. Concert Fifth annual concert featuring talented musicians, dancers, and other performers age 18 and younger. (A production of the Junior Arts Council, sponsored by the AH Arts Council. Tickets $15/ $5 age 17 and under. ) Central Baptist Church, 28 East Highland Ave AH

Wearable Art Luncheon, Show and Sale Rescheduled from November 2012 Tickets $65. Beacon Hill Country Club, 8 Beacon Hill Dr. AH

Friday, May 10, 1-6pm

Farmer’s Market Fresh produce, honey, pickles, flowers and so much more from all over New Jersey. Veterans Park across from Borough Hall., First Ave AH

“Atlantic Highlands is my community. Two River Community is my bank.”

NASDAQ® Capital Market Symbol: CPBC

Cindy Fligor, Salon at 68, with Rose Kubik, branch manager Two River Community Bank, Atlantic Highlands


TWO RIVER COMMUNITY BANK/headquarters 766 Shrewsbury Avenue | Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 | 732.389.TRCB (8722) | 45

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THE " Atlantic Highlands is beginning to boom as an arts town, and the Atlantic Cinema is key to its creative life." - Joan Ellis, movie reviewer The Pauline Kael of the Internet窶年ewsweek

Mickey and Fred Rast


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PICTURE SHOW If you’ve recently been strolling the brick-paved alley between First Avenue and the municipal parking lot after picking up a birthday surprise at Sherman’s jewelers or browsing the antique books at the Renaissance Emporium, you may have looked up and noticed that the pedestrian byway you’re traveling on “Edwards Way,” is named “Edwards Way.” Named for Leonard (Lenny) Edwards, the named for path leads you right to the doors of Altantic Cinema. And if you Leonard (Lenny) Google his name, you’ll start to get the picture. The moving picture: Edwards. because what Lenny Edwards did that made him beloved in Atlantic Highlands wasn’t about re-inventing the wheel, but more about keeping the movie theater in this small borough of Atlantic Highlands going long after the small town picture show had closed for the season everywhere else. When he bought theater with a few partners in 1961, the Atlantic Cinema at 82 First Avenue was a tiny deal—335 seats, retrofitted into a building that had once been a garage—a garage that, legend has it, was once a warehouse point for the bootlegging trade during the years of Prohibition. And even as malls killed off small towns and mega-movie theaters sprouted along the highways, Atlantic Cinema remained a place you could drop the kids off on a Sunday afternoon or take your Saturday night date. Its projectionist today, Robert Cavallo, is the third generation of his family to work at the theater, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Film critic Joan Ellis has been going to the theater since it was a one-screen movie house. In fact, she went so often that she still remembers its original phone number, which was 148. Decades later, she's still a frequent visitor to the Atlantic Cinema. Fred Rast is the mayor of Atlantic Highlands now, a former cop, detective, security specialist and owner of a private detective agency who has had had plenty of off-screen adventures. His wife, Mickey, is a real estate agent who has served on the town planning board, the board of education and as a volunteer for a multitude of town initiatives. But it is Lenny Edwards who has had the most to do with inspiring the Rasts’ latest adventure: Fred and Mickey are the new owners of Atlantic Highlands very own small town picture show. Like many here, they consider the theater to be part of the beating heart of their town, and they hope to keep it healthy for many more years to come. It’s a reflection of their love for the town and for Edwards, a friend, they say, who was a big part of their family since Fred Rast first went to work for Lenny as a teenage movie usher in the 1960s. Edwards died last spring at the age of 88, with the comfort of knowing that the theater he loved would continue under the Rasts’ stewardship. Edwards, a Rhode Island native, had grown up in the movie theater business, working for his father as a ticket-taker in Newport. In the Navy during World War II, he’d run the base theater at Pearl Harbor. Post-war, he had had a successful career as vice president for General Cinemas, but in 1961, he moved to Atlantic Highlands for good. He lived in a small apartment above the theater with his beloved dog, Moochie, taking his breakfast


and lunches, more often than not, at the Town and Surf Diner, and his dinners almost every evening at Memphis Pigout restaurant across the street. “Lennie took great pride and immense pleasure in having the theater,” said Mark Strassburg, who has owned the Pig Out with his wife, Connie for 29 years. They’ve been friends with Edwards almost that long, since the first time he sat down at one of their checkered-cloth tables and said hello. “People thought Lenny was a crotchety old man, but he had a heart of gold,” Mayor Rast said. “He was always acting like he was a hard-nosed guy, but he was really a softie.” Since the new owners took over the theater, many longtime patrons have been offering some suggestions for improvements, and they are listening, notes Mickey. There are already some important changes in process including the purchase of the digital equipment necessary to keep up with the technological revolution in cinema technology, to the tune of $63,000 per digital projector. Another $35,000 is being invested in a state-of-the art concession stand that will bring popped-fresh-in-front-of-your-eyes popcorn to the theater. At the suggestion of some long time patrons, they also plan to add more art house films. But the heart of the theater? The Rasts say that won’t change.


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R E S TA U R A N T S + E AT E R I E S Good Karma Café 17 East Front Street | 732.450.8344 Gourmet vegan made with a whole lot of love: delicious animal-free cuisine using the finest organic ingredients from local and fair trade suppliers. Live foods, lunch and dinner entrees, salads, wraps & sandwiches, juices & smoothies, and delicious desserts and cookies made fresh every day. Garden fresh burritos; sweet chili tofu; chocolate ganache cake; live pizza, and lots more. Cozy seating. Friendly, casual atmosphere. Walk-in, sit-down, take-out, call for delivery, and catering all available.

Restaurants ÂB.Y.O.B. ØLive Entertainment L= Lunch D=Dinner

BASIL T’s BREW PUB & ITALIAN GRILL 183 Riverside Ave 842-5990 American, Italian ØL/D BIAGIO WOOD FIRED PIZZA 12 Broad St 933-1400 L/D BIENVENUE 7 East Front St 936-0640 French ÂL/D

Teak 64 Monmouth St | 732.747.5775 | The trendiest bar/restaurant in town that offers delicious Asian-fusion cuisine for lunch and dinner—sushi, organic chicken, spicy fried calamari, chicken satay, edamame and more—an extensive cocktail menu and wine list, and special promotional events happening all the time including Lucky 7's, Half Price Mondays appetizers, entrees, sushi and all drinks (excluding Top Shelf) are 50% off, and Eats & Beats Saturdays with an extended Happy Hour, $7 cocktails, mojitos, and martinis, and beats by our house DJ's.

BISTRO AT RED BANK(THE) 14 Broad St 530-5553 World Cuisine, Sushi Bar, Brick Oven ÂL /D BLUE WATER SEAFOOD 9 Broad St 530-1745 Fine Seafood ÂL /D BOONDOCKS FISHERY (THE) 1 Marine Park 530-1745 Seafood ÂL /D BRANNIGAN’S WHARF 14 Wharf Av 933-9707 Pub Grub L/D

Siam Garden 2 Bridge Avenue/The Galleria | 732.224.1233 Enjoy world-renowned Thai cuisine in its best, more diverse and authentic form. The team of chefs from Bangkok bring years of culinary experience and passion for their art to this handsome Galleria restaurant filled with antiques and Thai silks. Latest Zagat review: "As good as it gets" in Red Bank for Thai cooking. The NEW YORK TIMES included Siam Garden as one of New Jersey’s 50 best restaurants. Open for lunch and dinner. BYO.

BROADWAY DINER 45 Monmouth St 224-1234 American B/L/D BROADWAY GRILL 80 Broad St 741-2611 American B/L/D BROTHERS RESTAURANT 188 W Front St 530-3356 Italian L/D

BUONA SERA 50 Maple Av 530-5858 Italian L/D

JAMIAN’S FOOD & DRINK 79 Monmouth St 747-8050 American Ø L/D

CARLOS O’CONNOR 31 Monmouth St 530-6663 Mexican ÂL /D

JBJ SOUL KITCHEN 207 Monmouth St 842-0900 American D


JUANITO’S 159 Monmouth St 747-9118 Mexican  L/D

DANNY’S GRILL & WINE BAR 11 Bridge Av 741-6900 American, Seafood, Sushi ØL /D DISH, A Restaurant 13 White St 345-7070 Eclectic American  D DOWNTOWN (THE) 10 W. Front St 741-2828 American, Sushi Ø L/D DUBLIN HOUSE 30 Monmouth St 747-6699 Irish Ø L/D FRONT STREET TRATTORIA 31 W. Front St 747-9569 Italian  L/D GAETANO’S 10 Wallace St 741-1321 Italian  L/D GLOBE HOTEL 20 E. Front St 842-5572 Pub Grub L/D GOOD KARMA CAFÉ 17 E. Front St 450-8344 Vegan  L/D INBETWEEN CAFÉ (THE) 56 English Plaza 741-9684 American B/L

LA PASTARIA 30 Linden Pl 224-8699 Italian  L/D MELTING POT (THE) 2 Bridge Ave, The Galleria 219-0090 American, Fondue D MOLLY MAGUIRE’S BLACK POINT INN 132 East River Rd Rumson 530-2882 Irish L/D MOLLY PITCHER INN 88 Riverside Ave 747-2500 American B/L/D MONTICELLO 69 Broad St 450-0255 Italian L/D MURPHY STYLE GRILL 26 Broad St 530-6659 American, Mexican L/D NAUVOO GRILL CLUB 121 Fair Haven Rd Fair Haven 747-8777 American L/D NEW CORNER 22 E. Front St 530-1007 Italian ÂL/D PAZZO 141 W Front St 747-4551 Italian L/D PEARL – THE OYSTER POINT HOTEL 146 Bodman Pl 530-8200 American B/L/D

Bistro at Red Bank 14 Broad St | 732.530.5553 | A new breed of American eatery, The Bistro paired imaginative food and wine with caring hospitality, comfortable surroundings and exceptional value. Serving American cuisine with an Asian soul. From outstanding dining, sushi at the bar and seasonal ingredients to an emerging downtown location and a mission to support our community, The Bistro has changed the restaurant landscape in Monmouth county and across New Jersey. A critical success from the outset, The Bistro has garnered The New York Times’ and Star Ledger ratings. Some of the favorites include their famous Crackling Calamari Salad, Brick Oven Pizza, Lobster Pancakes.

Pizza Fusion 95 Broad Street | 732.345.1600 | A new take on America's favorite food, Pizza Fusion proudly serves gourmet pizzas, sandwiches, wraps and salads all made with organic ingredients! Gluten-free and vegan options available. You have 17 different toppings with your choice of organic white, multi-grain or gluten-free crust. Create your own or order one of their specialty pizzas off the menu: BBQ Chicken, Bruschetta, Four Cheese & Sundried Tomato, Very Vegan and many more. For dessert try their gluten-free brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Come find out how they are saving the earth, one pizza at a time! Delivery and free parking in rear available.

PHO LE 90 Broad St 530-1598 Vietnamese  L/D PIZZA FUSION 95 Broad St 345-1600 Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free  L/D RED 3 Broad St 741-3232 American Ø L/D

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RESTAURANT NICHOLAS 160 Route 35 South 345-9977 American D SALT CREEK GRILLE 4 Bingham Ave Rumson 933-9272 American D SEÑOR PEPPER’S 60 Bridge Av 747-1211 Mexican  L/D SIAM GARDEN 2 Bridge Av/The Galleria 224-1233 Thai ÂL/D

SOGO SUSHI 60 Monmouth St 530-9688 Sushi L/D SURF TACO 35 Broad St Mexican/Cali L/D TASTE 2 Bridge Av/The Galleria 219-9770 American L/D TEAK 64 Monmouth St 747-5775 Asian-Fusion, Sushi L/D TEMPLE GOURMET CHINESE 91 Broad St 212-8858 Asian L/D TOMMY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA 2 Bridge Av/The Galleria 212-1700 Italian L/D VIA 45 45 Broad St 450-9945 Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free  L/D WALT STREET PUB 180 Monmouth St 741-5936 Pub Grub Ø L/D WOODY’S OCEAN GRILLE 1 East Church St Sea Bright 936-1300 American L/D ZOE A MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO 151 Markham Pl Little Silver 747-9988 Mediterranean L/D

L= Lunch C = Catering D = Deli B = Bakery M = Market S = Sit Down 7-11 7 Maple Av 747-3456 D/M BAGEL OVEN 72 Monmouth St 842-1141 D BAGEL STATION 168 Monmouth St 842-0002 D BOARDWALK BURGERS AND FRIES 20 Broad St 741-6700 L/S CAFÉ 28 64 White St 933-1400 D/S CHEESE CAVE (THE) 14 Monmouth St 842-0796 D/M CHINA MOON 22 Bridge Av 530-8588 L/D/S CITARELLA’S MARKET 57 Prospect St 741-9059 D/M CLUCK U CHICKEN 40 Water St 530-2000 L/S/C CUPCAKE MAGICIAN 54 Monmouth St 530-5700 M DANISH CAFE (THE) 2 Bridge Av in the Galleria 268-7365 L/S DELFINI’S ITALIAN MARKET 244 W. Front St 212-9920 C/D/M DOMINO’S PIZZA 60 English Plaza 530-8300 DUNKIN DONUTS 30 Water St 345-9900 S ELSIE’S SUBS 74 Monmouth St 741-7682 D/S FIXX 26 W. Front St 741-3637 S FROZSURT 6 Monmouth St 383-5763 D/S GIANNI PIZZERIA 15 Wikoff Pl 842-2106 L/D JR’S 17W Front St 747-1382 L/S JUANITO’S BAKERY 186 Monmouth St 747-9994 S/B

KRAVINGS FROZEN YOGURT 90 Broad St 530-1064 LIGHTHOUSE ITALIAN ICE (THE) 64 North Bridge Av 219-0090 LINARES 162 Monmouth St 747-2695/747-1753 LINO’S MEXICAN CAFÉ 222 Shrewsbury Av 530-9772 L/D MANHATTAN BAGEL 20 Water St 933-9191 D/S

STROKER’S DELI 124 Shrewsbury Av 219-0220 Take Out SUGARUSH 37 E. Front St 414-9044 B THAT HOT DOG PLACE 30 Monmouth St 219-6999

MUSCLE MAKER GRILL 36 W Front St 530-8888 L/D/S

NO JOE’S CAFÉ 51 Broad St 530-4040 S NORTH OF THE BORDER 174 Monmouth St 747-6555 D PACINI’S PIZZERIA 177 Broad St 741-6555 S POSH POP BAKE SHOP 86 Broad St 219-7674 B/S/Gluten Free

READIE’S CAFÉ & DELICATESSEN 39 Broad St 741-0450 L/C/D/M/S RED BANK CHOCOLATE SHOPPE 17 White St 219-0822 S RICKY’S CANDY, CONES & CHAOS 86 Broad St 842-4637 S SALADWORKS 130 Broad St 219-0444 S SMOOTHIE KING 65 Broad St 747-2130 STARBUCKS 4-6 White St 530-3667

YO MON FROZEN YOGURT 70 Water St 268-7360

WAWA 14 Bridge Av 747-3555 C/D/M

YUMMY GOOD/ YUM CAFE 7 Broad St 219-5885 Vegan L/D

WINDMILL 22 N. Bridge Av 747-5958 D

ZAITOONI DELI 11 Mechanic St 842-4400 S

MONMOUTH MEATS 112 Monmouth St 741-5292 D/M MR. PIZZA SLICE 10 Monmouth St 747-9165 S

WINDWARD DELI 254 Maple Av 219-5775 D 7 Broad St 219-5885

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SICILIA CAFÉ 128 Broad St 383-8473 Italian L/D



RED BANK DINER 179 Broad St 741-4791 Diner Fare B/L/D


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Danny Lynch at The Downtown

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double or nothing Everyone has a favorite hangout and, for Danny Lynch, the go-to place, back in the day, was the Downtown Café in Red Bank, celebrated for its live music and raw vibe. Little did he know that, many years later, he would own the place (It’s now called The Downtown). He also owns RED Restaurant & Lounge across the street...and, several bars in Manhattan. It’s an especially curious turn of events since Danny never planned to be a restaurateur in the first place—in college he double majored in computer science and finance—and has never cooked a day in his life. Or bartended. No matter. He lives in Fair Haven with his wife and two young children, bikes to Red Bank, runs his successful businesses (he plans to phase out of his New York operations over the next two years) and plays some golf. Things couldn’t have worked out better. Of course, for things to work out, much work went in. A Middletown Township native who moved to Rumson in 10th grade, Danny commuted to Middletown High School North to finish school and graduate, in 1989 with his childhood friends. “I was racing motocross back then and my life was there,” he recalls. He went on to Rider College (now Rider University) in Lawrenceville. He graduated on a Friday, and was at his job on Wall Street that Monday. While Morgan Stanley hired him for his computer skills, a year later he had talked his way onto the trading floor, and was renting an apartment in the city. Working his way up the ranks, he moved to Bank of America where he had his own trading desk—and lived without extravagance. “I’m definitely one of those oddball Wall Street guys who never spent a dime,” he explains. No new car for him. But, with a partner, he invested in an East Village bar they named The Vig, which opened in 1997 and paid itself off in about fifteen months. They bought another bar in the East Village. Then, as a personal investment, Danny purchased several commercial properties, namely No. 3 and No. 5 Broad Street in Red Bank, where RED is located today. With the Red Bank properties rented out, the Manhattan bars flourishing, Danny continued on at Bank of America, until a bank merger required that he move to North Carolina. He balked, quit BofA, and left Wall Street behind. The future was uncertain.

RED Restaurant & Lounge So he figured he’d try the restaurant business in New Jersey. He had just the place. After a two-year effort and armed with a liquor license, the borough’s approval, and a renovated site on Broad Street, RED was born. (It turns ten in March.) “I thought the town needed a lounge, more of an upscale place, so I took my New York business model and brought it down here,” he explains. Wanting an American menu, he also took with him the executive chef from Michael Jordan’s steak house. Danny characterizes RED as being an upscale casual restaurant that has fine dining downstairs, a great lounge, and—contrary to the perception of it being an expensive restaurant (it looks expensive)—very affordable pricing, with the average entrée at $23, and none over $30. “We’ve

been able to keep our prices down because I bought these buildings about fifteen years ago at a very cheap price,” he explains. “With our lower carrying costs, we can bring a product to the table cheaper.” He’ll pit steaks at RED against any restaurant in the area. “I think they’re fantastic, and I think the quality of our seafood is second to none.” RED offers regular specials including: half-off wine night on Tuesdays; $25 three-course menu (with optional $15 wine pairing) on Wednesdays; three Sushi courses for $25 on Thursdays.

THE DOWNTOWN Then, there’s The Downtown, on West Front Street, RED’s polar opposite—no competition here— in terms of clientele (a somewhat younger live-bandloving crowd), ambiance, and food. Downtown’s menu is billed as “posh pub grub,” which means upscale bar food with the highest priced entrée at $14. Weekly specials—a $13 burger and beer night, for example—are popular, as is a $15 sushi role and drink combo. “When the Downtown came up for sale, I’m glad the owner approached me first,” says Danny. “It was a natural for me. I love live music, so to buy it was really simple.” He ran it for three years, keeping everything the same, before renovating and adding onto it the building next door—five years ago this March—doubling the size and upping capacity necessary to pay for those live bands. Rubix Kube, a ’80s tribute band, is slated for March 22. Danny has no real plans to open more restaurants, but anything’s possible. “The way I look at it, I could be selling food, or shoes—it really doesn’t matter,” he says. “It’s about putting the right equation together to make the thing work.” But he does love good food, fine wine, and music.

RED 3 Broad St. 732.741.3232 | THE DOWNTOWN 10 W. Front St. 732.741.2828 53

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FAMILY 24 Shore 24 Broad St 732.530.1048 Fernando’s Shoe Repair 74 Monmouth St 732.842.5118


Greene Street Consignment 40 Broad St 732.268.7913 If the Shoe Fits 18 Broad St 732.741.7273 LaCrosse Unlimited 58 Broad St 732.747.4100 Rare Breed Footwear 16 White St 732.757.7955 Urban Outfitters 2 Broad St 732.741.3260 EYEWEAR Brigadoon Opticians 58 English Plaza 732.758.0606 Eye Design 90 Broad St 732.530.6865 Eyes First Vision 35 Monmouth St 732.530.5151 Seaview Optical 75 W Front St 732.758.1996 VINTAGE/CONSIGNMENT Backward Glances 43 Broad St 732.842.9156 DoubleTake 97 Broad St 866.678.6464 Greene Street Consignment 40 Broad St 732.268.7913 Monarc Thrift Shop 77 Monmouth St 732.842.4881 New & Nearly New Shop 70 Monmouth St 732.747-2772

FLORISTS Darryn Murphy Designs 24 Mechanic St 917.566.6504 Dean’s Florist 15 Monmouth St 732.7471832 Flowers on Front 5 E Front St 732.741.4666 Red Bank Flowers 30 Monmouth St 732.530.9011



MEN Garmany 121 Broad St 732.576.8500 Love Lane Tuxedos 66 Broad St 732.741.2251 Sciortino Tailors 3 E Front St 732.933.8448


Coco Pari 17 Broad St 732.212.8111 Dor L’ Dor 25 Broad St 732.383.8269 Emilia 28 Monmouth St 732.530.0007 Femme By Ashley 15 Broad St 732.747.1073 Garmany 121 Broad St 732.576.8500 Lucki Clover 20 Broad St 732.758.8169 Mustillo’s 11 Broad St 732.741.0258 Nirvana 21 White St 732.530.3334 P.S. Poppyseeds 54 English Plaza 732.741.1088 Rue Royale Couture 24 Monmouth St 732.758.0224 Sassy Chic Boutique 13 Monmouth St 732.747.0049 Sweetest Sin Boutique 11 White St 732.747.3550 Winters Furs 43 Monmouth St 732.741.2675 Wrapport 2 Harding Road 732.224.8810




























































WOMEN Barefoot Bride 65 Monmouth St 732.747.4014 Bella Chic 26 Monmouth St














The Red Bicycle Studio 27 W Front St 732.933.3860






Art Alliance Gallery 33 Monmouth St 732.842.9403 Beacon Fine Arts Gallery 61 Monmouth St 732.936.0888 Chetkin Custom Framing 5 Wharf Av 732.747.0390 Chetkin Gallery 9 Wharf Av 732.741.6116 Frame To Please 2 Bridge Ave 732.741.8062 Laurel Tracey Gallery 10 White St 732.224.0760 McKay Imaging Photo Studio & Gallery 12 Monmouth St 732.842.2272 Red Bank Frameworks 160 Monmouth St 732.219.6688 Susan Berke Fine Art By Appointment Only 732.842.9007 U Gallery & Boutique 80 Broad St 732.747.6696









Navesink River BRIDGE AVENUE

ANTIQUES Agostino Antiques 21 Broad St 732.345.7301 Ambiance 191 W Front St 732.219.6767 Antique Center Bldg I, II 195 W Front St 732.842.3393 Antique Center Bldg III 226 W Front St 732.842.4336 CT Peters Appraisers 2A W. Front St 732.747.9450 Monmouth Stamp & Coin 39 Monmouth St 732.741.0626 Monmouth Street Emporium 27 Monmouth St 732.224.0033 River Bank Antiques & Interiors 169 W Front St 732.842.5400 Root Home Decor 8 E Front St 732.889.4668 The Sun and The Moon 27 Monmouth St 732.915.8949




Molly Pitcher Inn 88 Riverside Av 732.747.2500 Oyster Point Hotel 146 Bodman Pl 732.530.8200

Directory of Red Bank Special Improvement District businesses courtesy of: RED BANK RIVERCENTER RED BANK VISITORS CENTER






GIFTS Carla Gizzi Jewelry & Home Studio 169 W Front St 732.450.0122 Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Co. 19 Monmouth St 732.219.0506 Earth Spirit New Age Center 25 Monmouth St 732.842.3855 Edible Arrangements 29 W Front St 732.219.7600 Firehouse Specialty Shop 24 Broad St 732.530.1048 Fragile Earth 9 Monmouth St 732.927.0986 Don Francisco Cigars 18 Wallace St 732.383.7422 Hobbymasters 62 White St 732.842.6020 Inner Eye 19 W Front St 732.224.0100 Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash 35 Broad St 732.758.0508 O’Ireland Irish & Celtic Imports 30 Monmouth St #3 732.747.4433 Shore Chic 50 English Plaza 732.497.0947 Rumson China & Glass 105 Broad St 732.842.2322 Take A Bow 30 Monmouth St 732.747.2238 Ten Thousand Villages 69 Broad St 732.576.1621 Tobacco Paradise 16 W Front St 732.383-5339 Toymasters 62 White St 732.530.8697









CANDIES Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe 17 White St 732.219.0822 Ricky’s Candy, Cones & Chaos 86 Broad St 732.842.4637

HEALTH & BEAUTY Alternatives Wigs 30 Monmouth St 732.219.8600 Ariston Hair Design 13 Broad St 732.530.4247 Art’s Barber Shop 81 Monmouth St 732.741.9463 Body & Beauty Bar 27 Monmouth St 732.233.5110 Billy’s Barber Shop 1 E Front St 732.241.0003 Cardner’s Barber 18 Mechanic St 732.747.9403 Chelsea Morning 7 White St 732.842.9037 David Levine Salon 69 Monmouth St 732.758.1009 Elite Hair Studio W Front & Maple Av 732.741.2998 Esoterica Ltd 80 Broad St 732.758.1008 Fashion Nails 41 Broad St 732.530.9690 theGLAMbar 116 Broad St 732.747.3000 Glen Goldbaum 72 72 Bridge Av 732.530.5588 Hair & Co 12-14 White St 732.747.6983 Innovative Nails 73 Monmouth St 732.741.1144

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Indulgence Salon 16 Wallace St 732.219.0500 Jonathan Salon 93 Broad St 732.212.0024 Lambs & Wolves 66D Bridge Av 732.530.5588 Lash Out 29 Monmouth St 732.576.8002 Lux Beauty Store 88 Broad St 732.530.5656 The Nail Club 14 N Bridge Av 732.450.8982 Nails Plus 62 English Plaza 732.530.3513 Old World Shaving 4B W. Front St 732.345.9700 Pluck’s 186 Monmouth St 732.933.5990 Quince 67 Monmouth St 732.530.4113 Red Bank Electrolysis & Assoc. Inc 200 Maple Av 732.747.2136 Red Bank House Of Fades 8 Monmouth St 732.268.7246 Red Bank Nail Spa 62 Broad St 732.758.0500 Rite Aid 140 Water St 732.747.3727 The Ritz Salon 76 Monmouth St 732.741.5314 Riverside Salon 140 Monmouth St 732.842.9966 Rocky’s Barber Shop 16 Wallace St 732.741.8898 Salon Concrete 123 Broad St 732.219.6558 Salon 31 31 Monmouth St 732.530.0313 Salon G 30 Monmouth St 732.530.0177 Schwartz Salon 17 Monmouth St 732.741.7337 Spa at the Galleria 2 Bridge Ave 732.212.1882 Sunkissed Airbrush Tanning

30 Monmouth St


True Concepts Hair Design

220 W Front St 732.747.2200 White Studio 102 W Front St 732.530.7373 Winks 30 Monmouth St 732.219.9500 Wisteria 17 Broad St 732.530.9491 Woodhouse Day Spa 73 Broad St 732.345.7300 Zoom Hair Studio 75 Monmouth St 732.842.0042

HOME AUDIO/ VIDEO/ ENTERTAINMENT Down to the Felt 182 W. Front St 732.212.1800 Hi Def 47 Broad St 888.443.3348 BED & BATH Down to Basics W Front & Bridge Av 732.741.6800 Duxiana 37 Broad St 732.450.9011 Monmouth Mattress 132 Broad St 732.212.1101 Red Bank Sleep Shoppe 59 Maple Av 732.212.9600 Town & Country Kitchen & Bath 25 Bridge Ave 732.345.1441

CUSTOM & INTERIOR DESIGN Amy Manor Designs 12 W Front St 732.991.1588 C.C Studios Decorative Painting, Murals Red Bank 908.309.2067 Darryn Murphy Designs 24 Mechanic St 732.741.3350 Edwina’s Upholstery Shop 29 Monmouth St 732.741.6544 Red Bank Drapery 49 Broad St 732.747.2543 Window Treats 80 Broad St 732.219.0303 FLOOR COVERINGS Ebner’s 29 E Front St 732.741.0302 Tiled Interiors 2 Bridge Av 732.747.2543 MonmouthTile & Marble 44 Monmouth St 732.933.1760 Nima Oriental Rugs 31 W. Front St 732.747.7705 FURNISHINGS Red Ginger Home 48 Broad St 732.345.1000 Restoration Hardware 52 Broad St 732.212.0991 Root Home Décor 59 Maple Av 732.503.3477 Ten Thousand Villages 69 Broad St 732.576.1621 HARDWARE & SUPPLIES Atlantic Glass 21 Maple Av 732.747.2020 Dunlap Locksmith 60 White St 732.747.2313 Prown’s Home Improvement 135 Monmouth St 732.741.7500 KITCHENS & APPLIANCES Better Housekeeping 46 Monmouth St 732.741.4310 Creative Kitchens 19 E Front St 732.842.2331 Town & Country Kitchen & Bath 25 Bridge Ave 732.345.1441 Queen Vacuum & Appliance 156 Monmouth St 732.747.5623

JEWELERS A.H. Fisher Diamonds 46 Broad St 732.741.6262 Alex & Ani 12 Broad St 732.268.7274 Caesar’s Creations 68 Broad St 732.842.5510 Carla Gizzi 169 W Front St 732.450.0122 Galleria Gold W Front & Bridge Av 732.747.3337 Hamilton Jewelers 19 Broad St 732.741.9600 Jacé 53 Broad St 732.450.8540 Joel McFadden Jewelry Designs 32 White St 732.747.8877 J & S Jewelers 391/2 Broad St 732.345.8388 Leonardo Jewelers 35 E Front St 732.774.7880 Nat’s Jewelers 70 Broad St 732.741.0229

Poor Cat 65 Broad St 732.859.7119 Quicksilver 8 White St 732.842.6696 Seldin’s Trinkets & Jewelry 2 W Front St 732.741.6990 Tiffany & Co. 105 Broad St 732.345.8150

MUSIC/DJS Bob’s Guitar Hospital 30 Monmouth St 732.747.6965 Cinecall Soundtracks & Productions 24 Mechanic St 732.450.8882 Hurricane Productions 3 White St 888.393.7066 Jack’s Music Shoppe 30 Broad St 732.842.0731 Monmouth Music 30 Monmouth St 732.747.8888 Red Bank Rehearsal Studio 60 English Plaza 732.530.8794 Ruscil’s Piano 17 Mechanic St 732.741.4224 School of Rock 52 Monmouth St 877.605.3547 Sounds to Go DJ Entertainment 21 E Front St 732.544.9568 Stormin’ Norman Productions 2 W. Front St 732.741.8733

OFFICE & PRINTING AlphaGraphics 68 White St 732.758.0095 McGinnis Printing 20 Monmouth St 732.758.0060 The UPS Store 68 White St 732.530.0664 Staples Copy & Print 137 Broad St 732.842.6902

ENTERTAINMENT LIVE THEATER Count Basie Theatre 99 Monmouth St 732.842.9000 Phoenix Studio Theatre 111 Monmouth St 732.747.0014 Two RiverTheater Co 21 Bridge Av 732.345.1400 MOVIE THEATER Clearview Cinema 36 White St 732.747.0333 Count Basie Theatre 99 Monmouth St 732.842.9000

PERSONAL INSTRUCTION ACTING Count Basie Performing Arts Academy 99 Monmouth St 732.842.9000 Two River Theater 21 Bridge Av 732.345.1400 CRAFTS Paint a Tee 18 Monmouth St 732.268.7620 A Time to Kiln 50 Broad St 732.450.9525 Wooly Monmouth 27 Monmouth St 732.224.9276

DANCE Academy of Dance Arts 59 Chestnut St 732.842.9262 AmericanAcademy of Dance W Front & Bridge Av 732.758.8282 Fred Astaire 46 Newman Springs Rd 732.741.4188 K. Barnett Dance School 37 E Front St 732.747.9552 Dancing Foot Yoga 16 Monmouth St 732.219.6662 MODELING Barbizon 80 Broad St 732.842.6161 MUSIC Monmouth Music 30 Monmouth St 732.747.8888 Musician’s Studio 13 Globe Ct 732.741.5915 School of Rock 52 Monmouth St 877.605.3547 FITNESS/SPORTS/ ENTERTAINMENT Center for Pilates W Front & Bridge Av 732.345.1515 Community YMCA 166 Maple Av 732.741.2504 Lucky Break Billiards & Cafe 14 W Front St 732.741.4101 Outside Set 30 Monmouth St 732.741.8653 Yestercades 80 Broad St 732.383.7873 Player’s Edge 264 Shrewsbury Av 732.671.6809 Power Center 22-24 W Front St 732.212.0700 Red Bank Armory Ice Skating Rink 76 Chestnut St 732.450.9001 Work Out World 30 W Front St 732.450.8822 Ultimate Physique 129 Monmouth St 732.747.1773 LANGUAGE The Language School 69 Broad St 732.530.0265 YOGA & SPIRIT Astrology of Red Bank 16 W Front St 954.483.7409 Dancing Foot Yoga at Synapse Studios 16 Monmouth St 732.219.6662 Earth Spirit 25 Monmouth St 732.842.3855 Even Flow Yoga 19 Mechanic St 908.461.2666 Moonstruck W Front & Bridge Av 732.530.0568 Readings By Gina 112 Monmouth St 732.224.0304

PETS/ INSTRUCTIONS Bark Avenue 4 W Front St 732.741.4175 Big Tail Waggin 205 W Front St 732.460.0021 Fins & Feathers 158 Monmouth St 732.842.4197 Le French Groomer 56 Monmouth St 450.1738 Urban Dawgs Red Bank Dog Training 46 English Plaza 732.758.8522

PHOTOGRAPHY Bobbie Kingsley 30 Monmouth St 908.910.3951 Camelia Portrait Studio 116 Broad St 732.784.7278 CLB Photography 21 East Front St 201.926.0095 Danny Sanchez Photography 25 Bridge Av 732.530.4120 Dave Kingdon Photographers 1 W Front St 732.741.6621 Flipping Fun 22 E Front St 732.450.9060 John Arcara Photography 60 Broad St 732.299.9537 Kramer Photography 8 E Front St 732.212.1220 LoBoudoir Photography 21 East Front St 201.926.0095 McKay Imaging Photo Studio & Gallery 12 Monmouth St 732.842.2272 Susie Sefcik Photography 17 Linden Pl 908.902.3180

PUBLIC SERVICES Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce 8 Reckless Pl 732.741.0055 Family Options Adoption 19 Bridge Av 732.936.077 Monmouth County Arts Council 107 Monmouth St 732.212.1890 Red Bank RiverCenter 46 English Plaza, Ste 6 732.842.4244 Riverview Medical CTR 1 Riverview Plaza 732.741.2700 Red Bank Visitors Center 46 English Plaza, Ste 6 732.741.9211 Woman’s Club 164 Broad St 732.747.7425

WINE & SPIRITS Crate’s Liquors 14 N Bridge Ave 732.747.1485 Eiffel Liquors 184 Monmouth St 732.842.9500 Heritage Liquors 1 Broad St 732.741.2234 Red Bank Liquors 9 West St 732.747.1111 Royal Wine & Spirits 24 White St 732.383.7015 Wayne’s Market 21 West Front St 732.741.0333 Wine Cellar 23 Monmouth St 732.219.9935

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Member Directory of Fair Haven Business Association

FAIR HAVEN BEAUTY Accardi’s Men’s Stylist 763 River Rd 732.741-7175 Alana's Nails & Skin

731 River Rd 732.530-0161 Men's Hair Women's Fare

120 Fair Haven Rd 732.530-7383

BOOKS River Road Books 759 River Rd 732.747-9455

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY ENA Marketing/Advertising 740 River Rd ste 209 732.576-1519 ForeFront 800 River Rd 732.212-0800 Harpers Printing Rumson 732.741-9300 Mazzan Design Group

232 Dartmout Av 732.773-0617

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES All Things Consignment 606 River Road 732.741-8111 Doc Shoppe 584 River Rd 732.345-1222 Gear Loft 803 River Rd 732.450-0094 In-Style Vintage 772 River Rd 732.741-9110

FINANCIAL SERVICES Edward Jones 774 River Rd 732.747-2757 PNC Bank 550 River Rd 732.224-8103 Rumson - FH Bank & Trust 636 River Rd 732.345-1100 TD Bank 568 River Rd 732.219-0047


Nauvoo Grill 121 Fair Haven Rd 732.747-8777 Tavolo Pronto 610 River Rd 732.741-6009 Umberto’s 583 River Rd 732.747-6522

HEALTH & WELLNESS Dr. Jeffrey Christopher 600 River Rd 732.842-1089 Ferguson Dental Care 811 River Rd 732.747-1224 Journey To Discover 82 Church St 732.741-1219 Lawless Chiropractic & Wellness Center 654 River Rd 732.842-7910 Little Bites Of Joy 82 Church St 732.741-1219 Live Well Physical Therapy 623 River Rd- Ste 5 732.842-5522 254 Highway 35S 732.233-7566

HOME & GARDEN Coastal Decor 803 River Rd 732.842-8244 FH Hardware Inc 752 River Rd 732.747-9500 Frame-It-Yourself 776 River Rd 732.842-7330 Shutters 604 River Rd 732.842-6611 The Veranda 763 River Rd 732.933-4747

HOME REPAIR First Degree AC & Heating 67 Willow St 732.219-0365 Stewarts Plumbing & Heating 17 Locust Ave 732.842-3016

JEWELRY/WATCHES Blue Stove Antiques 769 River Rd 732.747-6777 Gem Of An Idea 740 River Rd #202 732.747-9339

PHOTOGRAPHY Visual Xpressions 120 Fair Haven Rd 732.747-7882



Fair Haven Yoga 770 River Rd 732.741-1724 Synergy Hot Yoga 772 River Rd 732.530-3531

Red Hot Company 75 W. Front Street, Suite 4 Red Bank 732.933-4959 Two River Times 75 W. Front Street Red Bank 732.219-5788

FLORISTS & GIFTS Boxwood Garden Florists 807 River Rd 732.747-5990 Pauline’s Paperie 775 River Rd 732.212-1071 The Write Impression 825 River Rd 732.530-8288

FOOD & RESTAURANTS Fairwinds Deli 798 River Rd 732.842-5030 Lil’ Masters Grille 560A River Rd 732.747-2300

REAL ESTATE Gloria Nilson/Jane Heller Rumson 732.530-2800 RE/MAX Paradigm 756 River Rd 732.212-9900

SERVICES Anders Technology Services Red Bank 732.977-7789 Flair Cleaners 761 River Rd 732.747-5255 Swain & Westreich 3100 Highway 138 Wall

Member Directory of Little Silver Business & Profession Association

LITTLE SILVER BEAUTY Healthy Glow 133 Markham Pl 732.450-0400 Salon CoCo BOND 153 Markham Pl 732.383-5067 Salon at the Station 16 Ayers Lane 732.345-9993 Skin & Bones Day Spa 31 Church St 732.433-7374

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY ABH Architecture & Planning Design Group Shrewsbury 732.544-1419 Gallery Jupiter, Inc. 31 Church St 732.530-8035 Kaye Marketing Communications 83 Laurel Dr 732.284-0013 Kim Levin Photography Little Silver 732.345-1405 Little Silver Animal Hospital 675 Branch Av 732.842-8266 Little Silver Oceanport PATCH 76 Rustic Ter 732.856-7217 Markham Prospect Associates Markham Pl 732.530-4000 McCue Captains Insurance Agency 680 Branch Av 732-842-0444 McLoone’s Restaurant Group Eatontown 732.212-9910 Naiman Graphic Design Pinckney Rd 732.915-6848 Oliver L.E. Soden Agency Jamesburg 908.420-3478 One80Branding Co. 81 West End Av 732.648-2241 Patricia Zackman Digital Photography Cross St 732.741-9294 Pet’s General Store 32 Prospect Av 732.345.1200 Spark Marketing Solutions Red Bank 732.747-4449 The Monmouth Journal Red Bank 732.747-7007 Two Rivers Title Company 26 Ayers Ln 732-747-3615 Yankeegirl Watercolors & Photography 98 N. Sunnycrest Dr 732.530-7116



Commercial Flooring & Interior Concepts Eatontown 732.542-0022 Daryl Gregg Design Central Jersey Bank 381 Branch Av 732.530-7991 700 Branch Av 732.933-3500 Jill Ryan Interiors Edward Jones 160 White Rd #103 Little Silver 732.842-3285 732.268-7145 Gala Capital The House Dressing Management 350 Silverside Ave 160 White Rd Ste 202 732.530-0400 732.383-8961 Merrick Construction Kathryn Winthrop, CPA 524 Prospect Av 732.758-0404 200 White Rd Ste 210 Pacespace, LLC. 732.842-9260 204 Queens Dr South 732.768-5537 Ship Shape Financial, LLC. Perfect Climate 42 Monroe Av 732.859-2479 Heating and AC Valley National Bank PO Box 276 732.345-0133 140 Markham Pl 732.576-1550 Sickles Market Van Winkle Associates 1 Harrison Av 732.741-9563 Tinton Falls 732.741-4046 Wells Fargo Bank 488 Prospect Av 732.933-3071 Little Silver Community Hardware 44 Church St 732.747-2133 The Woman’s Exchange 32 Church St 732.741-1164




FOOD & RESTAURANTS Felicia & Sam’s Kitchen 129 Markham Pl 732.530-3211 Little Szechuan Restaurant 485 Prospect Av 732.842-3823 The Turning Point 496 Prospect Av 732.923-1506 Ye Olde Pie Shoppe 74 Oceanport Av 732.530-3337 Zoe Bistro 151 Markham Pl 732.530-5553


Carlos Meulener, DMD, PA 4 Parker Av 732.842-7555 Little Silver Family Pharmacy 10 Church St 732-.741-1121 Marcelino Dental Arts 530 Prospect Ave Ste A 732.212-2800 My Optics of Little Silver 131 Markham Pl 732.530-8610 NJ Laser Dentistry 200 White Rd Ste 203 732.842.7010 Red Bank Acupuncture & Wellness Cente Tinton Falls 732.758-1800 Renaissance Fitness & Wellness Shrewsbury 908.489-5484 Richard F. Bundy, Lynne’s Fashion Boutique Psychotherapist 31 Church St 732.530-5443 44 Sycamore Av 908.568-8634 Sports Care and Physical Rehab 116 Oceanport Av 732.758.0002 Two River Orthodontics 19 Church St 732.741.9090 Mastro Montessori Academy 36 Birch Av 732.842.5816 Byford & Mills, Inc. United Lacrosse 38 Church St 732.842.5778 PO Box 152 732.215.0556




Armstrong Realtors 555 Prospect Av 732-741-4500 Gloria Nilson Realtors/ Mary Lou Mannino Shrewsbury 732.933-3761 Heritage House Sothebys/Lori Saybolt West River Rd 732.859-9010 MDE Home Loans LLC 26 Ayers Ln 732.359-7427 Two River Realty 518 Prospect Av 732-842-3006 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Red Bank 732.933-5618

SERVICES Brummer Tree Service Oceanport 732.433-7374 Eric Wasserfall Attorney At Law West Long Branch 732.721-8700 A Full House Inspection 530 Prospect Av 732.758-9887 Brummer’s Tree Service 90 Comanche Dr 732.229-4450 Candie’s Pet Sitting 732.576-8131 Jy Labs Shrewsbury 732.570-2790 Little Silver Home Care Middletown 732.850-5426 Little Silver Public Library 484 Prospect Av 732.747-9649 Little Silver Maintenance 530 Prospect Av 732.747-7667 R.W. Auto Repair Inc. 657 Branch Av 732.741-2882 Willow Cleaners 318 Willow Dr 732.747-2618

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