August 2 is the next First Fridays Red Bank
Galleries and shops open until 9 p.m. Friday
Red Bank, NJ (July 30, 2019) – The Red Bank First Fridays continue August 2 with eight galleries and more than 25 shops keeping their doors open until at least 9 p.m.
Detour Gallery, 24 Clay St., will host a Closing Reception & an Artist Talk with Michael Callas from 6 to 10 p.m. The Gallery at the Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Pl., will present two exhibits: "Fun Time" and "Mandalas" by Lou Storey along with an "Artist Talk and Walk About" from 6 to 7 p.m. starting in the hotel lobby. Goldtinker, 24 Broad St., will feature a new art exhibition with R. Kirk Moore.
Other participating art galleries are: Beacon Fine Art Gallery, Chetkin Gallery, Frame to Please Gallery, Red Bank Artisan Collective, and Stillwell House Fine Art & Antiques. Admission to the galleries is free, and designed for the whole family.
The Local Line, 16 Wallace St, has scheduled a hands-on Bubble and Beads session from 6 to 8 p.m., contact the store for details. Hobbymasters, 62 White St., is planning in-store activities.
Two River Theater is also hosting “A Night of Music: Flaco Navaja & the Razor Blades” at 7 p.m. as part of its 9th Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) festival. It is a free, ticketed event featuring free readings of works by Latinx playwrights, conversations with the artists, food, drink and more. Contact Two River Theater for tickets and info about all festival events.
Held predominately 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 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.”
First Friday is a perfect date night starting with a cocktail, coffee or early dinner at one of the sidewalk cafes. Leisurely browse 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 art 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]
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:
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 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.