The Monmouth County Park System is hosting a free seining event from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 24 through Aug. 23, at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth Road.
Park System naturalists will seine the water and identify the aquatic creatures caught. Participants should meet on the beach and wear closed-toe shoes. Designed for individuals and families, the program is open to those ages 5 and older. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Interested groups can call 732-872-7369 to arrange an outing.
Additional information about the program or the Monmouth County Park System is available by visiting www.monmouthcountyparks.com or calling 732-842-4000. People with hearing impairment may call 711, the park system TTY/TDD.
Red Bank Flavour will host the Sippin’ on the River event June 29-30 at Marine Park. The inaugural event will have culinary samplings from the borough eateries plus wine, beer, live music and more. A portion of proceeds from the all-day festival will benefit the Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department.
“More than a dozen restaurants will present a smorgasbord of summer samplings – from sushi and lobster rolls to Jersey beer and wines, fresh-squeezed lemonade, homemade chocolates and more,” said George Lyristis, owner of Teak Restaurant and The Bistro at Red Bank.
Restaurants participating in Sippin’ on the River include The Bistro at Red Bank, The Boondock’s Fishery, The Cheese Cave, Danny’s Grill and Wine Bar, Dish, The Downtown, Front St. Trattoria, Gaetano’s, Jamian’s, Lusty Lobster, New Corner Pizza, Readie’s Market Café, red, Sicilia Café, Sugarush, Teak, Tony’s Sausage and more.
Sippin’ on the River will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30.
Additional information is available at www.Sippinonthe River.org. To learn more about the Red Bank Flavour Culinary Alliance, visit www.RedBankFlavour.com.
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The Red Bank Public Library will present “Conversations about Old Red Bank” with Glenn Vogel from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the library’s New Jersey History Room. Vogel will discuss his collection of all things Red Bank – from photographs and bottles to jugs, postcards and advertising memorabilia. He’ll also talk on fascinating details about the history, people and places they represent.
Examples from his remarkable collection will be on display in the New Jersey History Room throughout 2013.
The Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Building 22 in the NJ Seagrant Consortium located within Fort Hancock.
The committee was established to make recommendations for the reuse of over 30 historic buildings in the Fort Hancock Historic Landmark District within Gateway’s Sandy Hook Unit. This meeting, like all meetings of the committee, is open to the public.
“As the Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee moves forward,” said Superintendent Linda Canzanelli, who is the designated federal officer to the committee, “we should begin to see the fruits of its labor addressing future uses of the historic district.”
During the meeting, members will discuss and draft a Request For Expressions of Intent (RFEI) to determine possible future interest at Fort Hancock.
As with all meetings of the advisory committee, public comments will be taken at a regularly scheduled time. The comment period begins at 4 p.m. with commenters called upon in the order they sign up. Written comments may also be submitted to the committee in person, by mail or email or on the committee’s blog at www.forthancock21stcentury.org/discuss/