County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:

October 22, 2010


November in Monmouth County:
Good times for all

Music, munching, memories and more

FREEHOLD, NJ – Are you ready for the holiday season warm-up?
Why? Because November in Monmouth County is filled with all-American celebrations that set the stage for upcoming holidays.
The complete, comprehensive list of happenings, including events for Election Day and Thanksgiving, can be found in the county’s Calendar of Events at; click the Tourism tab and you’ll be on your way. Or call 800-523-2587 to have a packet of information mailed to you. Or, stop by the Monmouth County Department of Economic Development and Tourism at 1 E. Main St. in Freehold to browse the large selection of information.
Begin the month at Historic Allaire Village in Allaire State Park, Wall Township, on Nov. 7 for an 1830s Election Day re-enactment and Women’s Suffrage demonstration. You can tour the Friends of Monmouth Museum’s Designers’ Open House in Freehold on Nov. 8 and enjoy Woodedge at the Park at the Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, from Nov. 11-14. Red Bank’s second annual Wedding Walk is at the Oyster Point Hotel on Nov. 13.
Nov. 5 through 14 is “Jersey Shore Restaurant Week™” with restaurants throughout the county participating and offering specialty dining dishes and discounted pricing.
Back to music. There’s Rocky Horror (warning: bring a raincoat, a lighter and some toast) through Nov. 7 at Asbury Park’s famed Carousel, and Jason Bonham pays tribute to his late father with the Led Zeppelin Experience at Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre on Nov. 3, which also offers Girls Night: The Musical on Nov. 5; The West Point Jazz Knights on Nov. 7; Natalie Cole on Nov. 17, and Tony Bennett on Nov. 23. You might want to check out Rockit! Live, the Basie’s Theatre for the Performing Arts’ final installment on Nov. 28.
“Gershwin … Here to Stay” brings cabaret to Monmouth University’s Pollack Theatre in West Long Branch on Nov. 5, Don Pasquale: the Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast on Nov. 13 and Neil Berg’s 102 Years of Broadway on Nov. 19. The Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan presents the musical family Annie Moses Band on Nov. 6 and blues masters Jennifer Jordan and Mike Barris on Nov. 13.
The Monmouth Civic Chorus presents Bach: The Man and His Music at Red Bank’s First Presbyterian Church on Nov. 21.
Yes, Rocky Horror is a musical, but it’s also a play, one of a month-long lineup. The classic comedy The Royal Family is Nov. 5-6 at the Spring Lake Theater; The Full Monty (warning: nudity) is Nov. 12-13 at the Basie; Mark Twain’s “Wonderful Words” is at Historic Allaire Village on Nov. 13. Oh, yes: the Algonquin screens “Wildwood Days,” a look at the glory days of the “birthplace of rock ’n’ roll,”  on Nov. 22.
Thanksgiving week brings hundreds of runners to the 28th annual Manasquan Turkey Trot on Nov. 20. “Our Day of Thanks” re-enacts an 1830s Thanksgiving at Historic Allaire Village on Nov. 21, the same day as the Horse Park’s Turkey Trot and Monmouth Park’s closing day. Kick off the holiday shopping season in Red Bank on Nov. 28 with live models in store windows, courtesy of the Barbizon School of Modeling.
The holiday season officially begins with the Holiday Express Concert and Town Lighting in Red Bank and Santa Express train on Nov. 26; Algonquin Arts presents The Nutcracker on Nov. 26-27. On Nov. 27 come see Spring Lake’s Christmas Kickoff with hayrides, Santa’s workshop and a miniature train exhibit; Holiday Harmonies brings live music and horse and carriage rides to Red Bank streets, and Bradley Beach’s Christmas Lighting Ceremony.
There’s more. Just explore the Tourism Department’s Calendar of Events and discover the wonderful time of year that is November in Monmouth County.


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