First Fridays Red Bank
Galleries and shops open until 9 p.m. starts June 7
Red Bank, NJ (May 22, 2019) – The Red Bank First Fridays begins June 7 with seven galleries and more than 20 shops keeping their doors open until at least 9 p.m.
“First Fridays Red Bank is a self-guided night of experiencing some fantastic art venues and trying something new,” said James Scavone, Executive Director of Red Bank RiverCenter. “It’s an opportunity for locals and visitors to ease their way into the first weekend of the month by checking out Red Bank’s art community and doing some shopping before and after dinner.”
Participating art galleries are: Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Beacon Fine Art Gallery, Chetkin Gallery, Detour Gallery, Frame to Please Gallery, Gallery at the Oyster Point Hotel, and Stillwell House Fine Art & Antiques. Admission to the galleries is free, and designed to be fun for the whole family.
The Local Line, 16 Wallace St, has scheduled a hands-on candle making session from 6 to 8 p.m., contact the store for details. Frame to Please Gallery will use the June 7 date to launch its new opening with photographic images from sports illustrator legend Mike Kupka and rock and roll photographer Mark Weiss.
Held predominantly in the Red Bank RiverCenter district, the monthly event brings together collectors, artists and community friends for an evening of fun. Featuring a variety of art galleries, art businesses, and eclectic shopping, First Fridays Red Bank offers an ever-changing array of art exhibits and opportunities to meet artists and make your own artistic creations.
First Fridays is a perfect date night starting with a cocktail, coffee or early dinner at one of the sidewalk cafes. Leisurely browse art at the local galleries, enjoy a late dinner, or nightcap in RiverCenter’s unique restaurants or bars. For those who like to linger even later, stay for the live entertainment.
Held until 9 p.m., rain or shine, on the first Friday of the month, this event is sure to entertain and delight visitors with a plethora of experiences. Attendees can grab a map and explore the galleries on their own, or jump aboard one of the Scooter Dudes six-seater, three-wheeled scooters golf carts (fee required) and ride to the galleries.
The monthly First Friday line-up is posted to the RiverCenter website, www.RedBank.org, and social media accounts. Or you can contact RiverCenter office for updates at 732-842-4244 or [email protected]rcenter.org.
Red Bank RiverCenter is a not-for-profit alliance of downtown businesses, property owners, and residents working toward the economic vitality of downtown Red Bank.
List of stores and galleries follows.
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Shops and stores open until 9 p.m. (or later) on Red Bank First Fridays:
Galleries committed to participate in First Fridays Red Bank:
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About Red Bank
Red Bank is an all-season destination to residents and visitors who look to retreat to the New Jersey coastline for relaxation without compromising their craving for culture. The town's rich historical roots, combined with world-class shopping, outdoor fairs, and festivals, are just some of the reasons families and friends journey to the riverside town. Traditional and contemporary art galleries, award-winning theaters and performing arts venues, gourmet and casual dining, luxury boutique hotels and pristine landscapes exemplify why residents and visitors, near and far, choose Red Bank.
About Red Bank RiverCenter
The Red Bank RiverCenter is a designated Main Street NJ district and a 501c3 not-for-profit alliance of local businesses, property owners, residents, and other stakeholders working to enhance and promote Red Bank’s downtown district as a mid-Atlantic destination for dining, shopping, and culture. RiverCenter helms the town’s Special Improvement District to promote Red Bank businesses through special promotions. Since 1991, RiverCenter has supported the business community by recruiting new businesses to fill commercial vacancies and helping them navigate the various start-up procedures in town. For more information, please visit: http://www.redbank.org/rivercenter/, email [email protected], or call 732-842-4244.