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Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash
35 Broad Street | [map]
This fantabulous store is “the one and only retail outlet specializing in anything related to the films from View Askew Productions (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back and Jersey Girl),” according to its website. Not only does the signage zany up the streetscape (while still managing to stay within guidelines), the inside is full of comics and illustrated novels, action figures, and memorabilia from the movies created by Red Bank native Kevin Smith.
View Askew, Smith’s production company, has offices on Broad Street, and has used Red Bank as a location in many of his films.
Kid’s Day Tour
Can’t think of anything to do with the kids? Bring them to Red Bank to have some fun with the whole family. Where else can you paint some pottery or a t-shirt, enjoy amazing chocolate and other treats, or sit in the park and watch the boats go by in Riverside Gardens Park? With plenty of things to entertain kids of all ages, Red Bank is a one-stop destination for a memorable family outing or party.
Wharf Avenue and Navesink River | [map]
This waterfront park is a splendid place to picnic and watch the river. During the summer, kids go crabbing here. The park also hosts concerts and festivals.
During its early years, Red Bank was an important river town. Farm produce, wood, and seafood were sent to New York, returning with cargoes of manufactured goods and beer. The steamships Sea Bird and Albertina graced the Navesink in the mid-19th Century. The passengers often moved to Red Bank permanently. In 1840, a writer noted that Red Bank “is the most rapidly increasing village in the state except for Keyport.”
Irwin’s Yacht Works, to the north of the park, has been in operation for more than a century.
Paint A Tee
18 Monmouth Street | [map]
Come into Paint A Tee, a studio where you can paint and be creative. Put your own design can on a tee, tote, onesie, mouse pad and much more! Paint A Tee is especially focused on providing creative entertaining setting for children’s parties from 2 to 20.
12 Broad Street | [map]
Pinot’s Palette is the upscale destination in Red Bank where you can paint and have fun. At their studio, anyone can be an artist and have fun being creative – no art experience required! In two or three hours you can create a festive, whimsical and colorful painting while enjoying refreshments that you can bring with you to your art class.
Red Bank Public Library
84 W. Front Street | [map]
The Red Bank Public Library offers many events each month for kids through seniors. Please check out the library’s website at http://redbanklibrary.org/.
Monday: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 9pm
Thursday: 1pm – 9pm
Friday: 1pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Trap Door Escape Room
60 White Street | [map]
Trap Door Escape Room is an interactive adventure game. Trap Door takes the Escape Room business to new heights with 2 floors of puzzles to uncover. Surviving in time is key as you only have 60 minutes to solve the challenges and make it out alive!