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The R-FH Area Weekend: Sidewalk Sales, Campout & Christmas

The sun is out. It’s supposed to stay out. And there are lots of things to do in the great outdoors this weekend in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.

Here’s the line-up …


• The 61st Annual Red Bank Sidewalk Sale, sponsored by RiverCenter, is ongoing, starting today.

If you’re in the mood for what RiverCenter boasts are the best bargains under the sun, literally, take a stroll through the streets of Red Bank and look around.

Participating merchants on Front, Broad and Monmouth streets will have everything out there for you from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hanga Loose Fridays continue at Umberto’s on River Road in Fair Haven.

The fun and conversation, in honor of Silvio Fabbri’s memory and love of community, all start at 7 p.m.


• If you feel like being a waterborne for a bit and you’d like to be up a lake with a paddle, you can rent a canoe at Thompson Park in the Lincroft section of Middletown and cruise on Marlu Lake via the Monmouth County Park System from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and/or Sundays.

The cost is $15 for two hours and up to three people in a canoe.

• And, don’t forget Fair Havenites that Saturday night is the annual campout at Fair Haven Fields.

Bring your tent and gear. The fun starts at 7 p.m., but we’re told people tend to get there earlier.

• The Red Bank Sidewalk Sale continues.

• There’s a church service by St. George’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church on the beach at Anchorage in Sea Bright at 5 p.m.


• The Red Bank Farmers Market is on in the Galleria parking lot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring all sorts of organic produce, baked goods, crafts and more.

• The last day for the Red Bank Sidewalk Sale. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Oh, and if you’re feeling the Christmas spirit under the sun, make sure you hit the beach in Sea Bright for the borough’s Christmas in July on the Sea Bright Public Beach at 5 p.m..

Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be there along with lots of activities, eats and a sand castle building contest to boot.

• The movie Elf is showing on the Sea Bright beach at sundown.

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.