Family Life

October 1, 2020

RED BANK, NJ: When COVID-19 hit last spring, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County had to close our doors and lay off 80 percent of our employees.  We felt the worry of the uncertainties facing our team, the 35,000 people we serve every day, and our greater community. But we trusted that our cause ...

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Don't miss this Wedding Dress Journey exhibit to run from OCT. 3, through NOV. 28, 2020.  SHREWSBURY, NJ — The Shrewsbury Historical Society and Research Center, 419 Sycamore Ave., is featuring a curated collection of wedding fashions from the Victorian and Edwardian eras all the way up to the ...

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RED BANK, NJ:  The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is inviting families and kids 12 and over to help build wooden canoes.  This outside event takes place at its Grover House headquarters, 930 West Front Street, Red Bank, NJ on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27. (Note: physical ...

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RED BANK, NJ:  The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is inviting families and kids 12 and over to help build wooden canoes.  This outside event takes place at its Grover House headquarters, 930 West Front Street, Red Bank, NJ on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27. (Note: physical ...

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RED BANK, NJ – The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is offering families and friends the opportunity to Paddle the Navesink in colorful River RangersSM canoes - and it's FREE! When: Sunday, September 13th from 10:00am to 2:00pm Where: Maple Cove (North end of Maple Ave), Red Bank, ...

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RED BANK, NJ: At 9:30am this morning a ceremony was held at Riverside Gardens Park to honor and remember the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The service began with youngster Luli Mitchell singing a beautiful rendition of  “America the Beautiful.” Officers from the Red Bank ...

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RED BANK, NJ:  The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is inviting families and kids 12 and over to help build wooden canoes.  This outside event takes place at its Grover House headquarters, 930 West Front Street, Red Bank, NJ on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27. (Note: physical ...

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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ — A "Tribute in Lights” will be visible from Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook in Atlantic Highlands for three nights, beginning on Friday, September 11, in remembrance of the tragic events that shook the nation 19 years ago. From sunset to 11 p.m. on each night — September ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Residents are invited to join community leaders, members of the clergy, students and others this Friday, September 11, Riverside Gardens Park, 9:30am, as the borough observes the September 11th attacks. The 30-minute ceremony will remember and honor those lives who were lost 19 ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer. Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.   There will be more people at LBI in September this year, primarily because there are many ...

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RED BANK, NJ – The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is offering families and friends the opportunity to Paddle the Navesink in colorful River RangersSM canoes - and it's FREE! When: Sunday, September 13th from 10:00am to 2:00pm Where: Maple Cove (North end of Maple Ave), Red Bank, ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The last in a series of Fitness in the Park will conclude with Yoga at the Riverside Gardens Park this Wednesday, Sept. 9, beginning at 6:00pm “Fitness in the Park is an ongoing collaboration between Parks & Rec and the Community YMCA.  It’s a great way to work out the stress ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Classic 5K, one of the most anticipated short-course races has been postponed to June 19, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Sponsors and registered runners will automatically be transferred to the new date. Locally, the race had benefited the Red Bank Parks and ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association (NMHA) dedicated to preserving the knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage, is holding an online fundraiser selling T-shirts to support the crew of the Sea Scout Ship 5. Your support will enable the crew to obtain ...

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RED BANK, NJ: How do you manage work and kids going to school part time or learning remotely this fall? It’s a question many parents and guardians are asking as area schools announce modified reopening plans that include a mix of hybrid and all-virtual learning in the wake of the COVID-19 ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ (Aug. 21, 2020) – Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will honor 10 successful young women, including five from Monmouth County, at the fifth annual Phenomenal Women Under 40 event on September 23 at the organization’s Program Activity Center in Farmingdale. A nonprofit ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank library has provided their weekly update: News Curbside has reopened! If you'd like to check out a book, learn more here. Every day while we're ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: On Wednesday, August 12th, Beacon of Life, a PACE Program, hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.  The event was appropriately held at the Parade Field at Fort Monmouth and was free to Veterans and Active Military. A five dollar donation to the Wounded ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Under intense pressure and cries of politics, the 911 Memorial & Museum CEO Greenwald has reversed course and will ensure that the twin lights will pierce the night sky in tribute to the victims of 9/11. The number of personnel required to social distance to ensure a successful ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak tonight, Tuesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 12. Find a dark location and you’ll see a considerate amount of shooting stars, maybe even a couple of fireballs. The August moon will be in a waning phase so stargazers will be able ...

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MONMOUTH, NJ - "You're kidding, right?" This is a common reply from people who got their power back to neighbors who didn't. For those who still don't have power, they may not even be reading this update. As of Saturday morning at 11AM, the outages are as follows: Red Bank - 3% - 211 without ...

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  Millstone, NJ: On August 29th from 10am-2pm, special needs children and their families are invited to the Fourth Annual 'Kids Wishin To Go Fishin' event to be held at Lake Julianna, located at Ponderosa Estates Farm in Millstone Township. It is an event guaranteed to provide a wonderful ...

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RUMSON, NJ: The Rumson Crab Tournament is on! Benefiting Monmouth County Ducks Unlimited, Cystic Fibrosis and the Special Olympics of NJ, the tournament will be held on Saturday, August 22, 6:00pm till 10:00pm August is when the big boys come out! Awards are for the largest crab caught, ...

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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ: The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association has some open spots for their “Round Staten Island Cruise” on the Mariner.  The cruise will depart Sunday, August 9, 8:00am from the Atlantic ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Summer camp is now in full swing at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BGCM) at both the Red Bank and Asbury Park Units, after having suspended on-site programming on March 16th in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Club reopened on July 6th for reduced-capacity summer ...

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Highlands, NJ: The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association has teamed up with Seastreak to offer whale watching cruises. And it’s just not whales!  You and your kids will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and more magnificent creatures of the ...

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SHREWSBURY, NJ: Alongside the usual swimming, making friends and exploring nature, children at local YMCA summer camps are social distancing, sharpening their reading skills and exercising mindfulness – not your normal outdoor day camp activities. But then again, there is nothing typical about ...

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NEW JERSEY -  Flags in New Jersey will return to full-staff, announced Governor Murphy. The governor has issued Executive Order Number 160 to direct that all flags across the state be flown high beginning Friday July, 3.  The flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Tonight, on July 3, 2020, to safeguard supporters, Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation will not be hosting the annual Family Fireworks on the Navesink event this year. However, the traditional fireworks display will still go off between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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RED BANK, NJ – It's now the busy season at beaches, pools, and lakes, and the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is reminding parents, caregivers, and everyone in our community to make water safety a priority.  While the COVID-19 shutdown forced the cancellation of the Y's water safety programs, ...

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