Friday, October 19, 2012
RiverCenter's Nancy Adams is painting a positive outlook for Red Bank's downtown, citing new business arrivals.
Things are looking up for Red Bank’s downtown. All along Broad and Monmouth streets construction is under way, and not just the roadwork that’s been a regular feature throughout the downtown for the past several months. Buildings are being gutted, signs are being erected and, the hope is, downtown Red Bank is back on the upward trend that’s defined much of its past two decades. Coming off the recent successful Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival, Nancy Adams, executive director of the Red Bank RiverCenter, said what you see downtown is the culmination of hard work from landlords and tenants, the borough and RiverCenter, and the downtown business community at large. Though several prominent downtown locations still have brown paper in tape to…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Red Bank RiverCenter recently unveiled its new advertising slogan and marketing campaign.
Red Bank is a cool little town, officially. Red Bank RiverCenter recently unveiled its new marketing campaign as well as its new slogan. Gone is "Only One Red Bank," replaced with a tag line that plays on the borough's past descriptions as Hip City and the SoHo of New Jersey. Now, Red Bank is "A Cool Little Town." The new tag line is part of the marketing and downtown business promotion organization's new branding campaign that promotes Red Bank as a place to Escape for a Little While in new ads appearing in publications and public places around the state. "This is an important step for us and a major undertaking that we're really excited about," Nancy Adams, executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter said in a release. "We have been …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The third annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival attracted a record-setting crowd.
The final numbers have yet to be tallied. The beer tickets and wristbands are all stashed away in bins waiting to be counted. It will be a week, about, until they know for sure just how many people showed up to party in the White Street parking lot, but an educated guess from Red Bank RiverCenter puts attendance at the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival at as many as 15,000 people. The annual event, now three years down, has become one of downtown Red Bank’s signature events. Developed and organized by RiverCenter, the music, food and beer extravaganza has grown over the course of the past three years thanks to several minor improvements to an already winning formula. In an effort to attract a more age-diverse crowd, Nancy Adams, executive …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The third annual event brought together food, music, beer, and thousands of eager visitors.
On a beautiful early fall day, thousands poured into the White Street parking lot to enjoy the live music, eats, and drinks of the third annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival. Though an official tally isn't yet available, the huge crowds Sunday afternoon were the largest we've seen at the event, which has drawn upwards of 10,000 people during past years and has fast become a signature event for the borough. Organized by Red Bank RiverCenter, Oyster Fest included two stages, several varieties of draught beer, and eats from more than 20 of Red Bank's favorite restaurants. Check out the gallery above to see what went down at this year's Guinness Oyster Festival.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The Red Bank street entertainment series plays on.
Throughout summer's Saturdays performers of all shakes set up on sidewalks throughout downtown Red Bank as part of StreetLife, a weekly free entertainment event that's been livening up the borough for more than a decade. Saturday night StreetLife played on as bands rocked out on Monmouth Street in front of the Dublin House and School of Rock; the Heart of New Jersey Chorus added a fresh spin to classic songs on Broad Street and nearby the Dork of Deception thrilled throngs of onlookers with card tricks. Though the summer is drawing to a close with every weekend counting towards fall, StreetLife continues for a couple more weekends, at least. If you haven't wandered to downtown Red Bank these weekends, you certainly should. Be sure to …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The borough's annual sidewalk sale returns this weekend for the 58th time.
Red Bank's annual sidewalk sale is returning to the borough this weekend with three days of sales, music and activities for children. Hosted by Red Bank RiverCenter, the event, now in its 58th year, is being called Shop, Rock and Stroll, and features live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday, including the music series StreetLife, and magicians, stilt walkers, face painters, among others, for families. And yes, there will be sales. Nearly 100 businesses, restaurants, and organizations are participating the three-day event. The sidewalk sale is being held Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A list of participating businesses and locations: A.H. Fisher Diamonds - 46 Broad Street Agostino Antiques - …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Red Bank RiverCenter and Flavour helped raise $16,000 to fund Red Bank Regional's goal to light up its football field.
Red Bank Regional is one step closer to turning on the lights at its athletic fields following a recent contribution from Red Bank's restaurants. At Wednesday's council meeting, Red Bank RiverCenter, the marketing arm of the borough's downtown businesses, presented the the RBR Athletic Foundation with a check for $16,000 to help fund the effort to light up the high school's fields. The funds were raised at recent a Red Bank food fest, International Flavour, a culinary event showcasing more than 25 local restaurants with food ranging from American to Thai, French to Italian and more. The event was organized by RiverCenter in conjunction with Flavour, a conglomerate of Red Bank eateries. "The downtown businesses really value the Red Bank …
Friday, June 1, 2012
The Red Bank RiverCenter street music performances return this weekend to the borough's downtown.
The annual sidewalk music performance extravaganza known as StreetLife is returning to downtown Red Bank. Every Saturday night, beginning this Saturday, June 2, through August, fun and lively musical entertainment - and free - will be available throughout the downtown as local performers play a variety of musical styles. Beginning this Saturday, music lovers, families,day-trippers, and anyone looking for a night on the town are invited to downtown Red Bank to enjoy great evening music, according to a release from Red Bank RiverCenter. StreetLife will take place in front of various businesses from Broad Street to the Red Bank Train Station and throughout the entire Red Bank business district. “StreetLife adds such a great element to a …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The first ever International Flavour festival attracted thousands of visitors to Red Bank in a showcase of downtown restaurants and businesses.
Red Bank's first ever International Flavour festival held Sunday was a hit, attracting thousands of visitors to the borough's downtown to enjoy a sampling of eats from far and wide, from Asia to Mexico, French to Italian, and even America. The festival is just the latest effort of the union between Red Bank RiverCenter and Flavour, a downtown restaurant alliance, to promote what may be the borough's great asset: its food. Red Bank Patch took the opportunity to talk to several businesses about the importance of showcases like International Flavour in promoting the borough and its businesses. Check the video above for the sites and sounds from the festival.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Red Bank's International Flavour Festival is today. Don't miss out.
Another Red Bank foodie showcase is going downtown today in the White Street parking lot from 12 to 7 p.m. Called the International Flavour Festival, the event is a spring culinary showcase in line with the similar Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival, which attracted an estimated 10,000 people to the borough during the fall with its dozens of food vendors and two stages of live music. Like the oyster fest, the Flavour Festival will again include two stages as well as two tents dedicated to dispensing beer and wine to those thirsty revelers of age. In all, 25 Red Bank restautrants are participating in the festival, featuring a world of cuisine from Asia to Mexico, French to Italian, and more. A $5 donation is needed to enter the event. …