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The R-FH Area Weekend: Townwide Yard Sale, Arts Fest, Historic Places Tours & More

The weekend is going to be a sunny one, so they say.

And there will be plenty of opportunity to take advantage of the great outdoors via some popular annual events.

Keep the traditions going and get out to a few …


Hanga Loose Fridays continue starting at 7 p.m. at Umberto’s on River Road in Fair Haven. The Friday night get-together was created to inspire and pay forward the community spirit of the deceased beloved pizza-making man who knew everybody’s name and remembered everything about them, down to food preference — Silvio Fabbri.

Join in the fun and “Hanga Loose” a little, as Silvio would say.

• The Monmouth Players’ production of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter is on it’s closing weekend. So, if you haven’t seen it yet, now’s the time.

Curtain for Friday and Saturday performances is 8:15 p.m.


• The town-wide yard sales in Fair Haven and Red Bank are both slated for Saturday. And it looks like the weather will suit the events just fine.

Fair Haven’s sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lists may be picked up at borough hall of who’s on the list. Or, you can just drive around and look for the blue and white balloons that will be marking the spots around town.

Fair Haven officials have announced that they will be extending the hours of the DPW bulk drop-off ’til about 5, so people who have leftovers will have a chance to unload what they haven’t sold.

And, next door in Red Bank, the town-wide sale is happening as well. Fair Haven has handed over its list of sale spots to Red Bank so that Red Bank shoppers can come over and vice versa.

Red Bank’s sale ends at 3 p.m., though.

The Spring Arts Festival comes to Thompson Park on Newman Springs Road in the Lincroft section of Middletown.

The festival, on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., features the work of local artists and crafters in a juried show.

Live music complements the daylong event. Entry is free. Check out what area talent has been creating lately.

The People’s Choice Car Show will be set on the grounds of Poricy Park, on Oak Hill Road in Middletown, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Old and new cars will be on display. Stop over and see if you know anyone there and their cars, from antique to new.

• The Weekend in Old Monmouth event, showcasing historic places and landmarks across Monmouth County, is set for noon to 5 p.m.

Two places in Rumson will be featured: Sea Bright Lawn, Tennis & Cricket Club and the First Presbyterian Church.

Check out any other of the 40 historic places in the county (by clicking on the green) that will be featured and see the map.

• Closing night for Monmouth Players’ Present Laughter. See above.


Spring Arts Festival at Thompson Park (see above) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

People’s Choice Car Show at Poricy Park, Middletown, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. See the above entry.

The Weekend in Old Monmouth event, showcasing historic places and landmarks across Monmouth County, from noon to 5 p.m.

Check out any other of the 40 historic places in the county (by clicking on the green) that will be featured and see the map.

R-FH Area Weekend: Church-Going Pets, Chum Chandler & Godspell

The upcoming weekend in the Rumson-Fair Haven area is all about pets getting religion, a goodbye to a community icon and some classic musical theater entertainment.

Starting on Friday night …

• It’s show time for an old favorite musical Godspell, a production by Monmouth Players at the old Navesink Library, the longtime community theater company’s home base.

Curtain is 8:15 p.m. this evening as well as Saturday and March 20.
There are Sunday matinees this weekend, on March 15, and on March 22 at 2 p.m.

Click here for more information.

On Saturday …

• It’s time for a sad goodbye, yet joyous celebration of the life of lifetime Fair Havenite Chum Chandler.

All are welcome to attend this celebration of the community icon and 65-year member of the Fair Haven Fire Department on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fair Haven Firehouse on River Road.

Click here for Chum’s obituary.

• And at 5 p.m., St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church at 7 Lincoln Avenue in Rumson is holding its first pet-friendly, hour-long service.

All are invited to bring their pets to church. Dogs must be leashed and all other animals must be contained.

The service kicks off a new monthly tradition at the church.

Click here for more information. 

Let us know if we’ve left anything out (at evd@rfhretro.com) and have a happy, healthy weekend, all! See you around the towns!

A Theatrical Weekend: RFH’s ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ Opens

A theatrical kind of weekend is on tap in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, starting with opening night of the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) production of Miracle on 34th Street on Friday.

Curtain time for the holiday classic is 7:30 p.m. on Friday with a Saturday show at the same time and a closing matinee on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Based on the classic 1947 movie and novel by Valentine Davies, the Tower Players’ version of the story of a white-haired bearded man named Kris Kringle and his embattled, tradition-inspired journey as a 34th Street Macy’s Santa, has been dubbed “part nostalgic throwback and part cutting-edge entertainment,” according to RFH staff.

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