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Very exciting time of year in Monmouth County for Jazz/Blues enthusiasts and Gays alike!

Friday kicks off the 22nd Annual Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival at Marine Park. While I dig the music, I go more for the BBQ! Some of the best BBQ in NJ is to be had there for sure. I’m hoping to swing by on Friday night. Who’s game?

Sunday marks the 17th Annual Jersey Pride Celebration. As always there will be a parade, live entertainment, and, you guessed it, BBQ!!!!!! I look forward to “coming out” to support my gays! Who’s coming?


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There are some great events that are planned around The Breeder’s Cup at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport which is not far at all from Red Bank.

Perhaps some of these events will interest you! I’m definitely interested in the NJoy Food & Wine Tasting event. Hopefully I can scrounge up $50 to go!

FanFest Polo Match (Oct. 14) ~ 2- 4 pm
Maria Gatta Community Park, Oceanport

The excitement of a live polo match, right in Oceanport!

The Oceanport Sports Foundation in conjunction with the Colts Neck Polo Executive Committee presents the Breeders’ Cup FanFest Polo Match. A special half-time event will include a presentation by the Monmouth County Hunt presenting riders and hounds. A portion of the proceeds will benefit RERUN, Inc. Adopt a Thoroughbred and the Oceanport Sports Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.oceanportboro.com.

FanFest 5K Run (Oct 20) ~ 11 am
Monmouth Park Racetrack

The 5K is fun for the whole family!

The course is on flat, paved roads with the last ¼ mile run on the racetrack to cross the finish line!

For more information call the Race Hotline at 732.222.4367 or online at http://www.oceanportboro.com. Proceeds will benefit the Monmouth Park Charity Fund and the Oceanport Volunteer Emergency Services, which includes the First Aid company, Port-au-Peck Chemical Hose and Oceanport Hook & Ladder.

The FanFest 5K Run includes:

5K finishes on Monmouth Park Racetrack
Kiddie sprints
Fantastic prizes
Medals to all finishers
Post-race festival
T-shirt to all pre-race registrants

FanFest Festival ~ October 19 – 21
Monmouth Park Racetrack Grounds

Friday, October 19…5 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, October 20…11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, October 21…11 AM – 7 PMThe Breeders’ Cup FanFest celebrates the excitement and legacy of The Breeders’ Cup with a three day festival on October 19 – 21, 2007 complete with rides, continuous live entertainment, unique crafters and vendors, antiques, a beer tent, Farmers’ Market and fun-filled activities for the whole family. Attendance to this event, held on the grounds of Monmouth Park Racetrack is free and open to the public.

In addition, NJoy: Food & Wine Tasting, a separate event showcasing the top chefs and restaurants of the Garden State, will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in a private tent located within the FanFest event grounds. Hosted by New Jersey Monthly magazine, the event will highlight the region’s finest chef creations with some of the state’s best restaurants in attendance. Celebrity Chefs David Burke, Pichet Ong and others will be in attendance. Special printed recipes cards with wine pairings by Santi wines will be presented to each attendee along with other special giveaways.

Tickets for this event are $50 per person and are available by calling Allen Consulting at 732.946.2711 or visiting us at http://www.oceanportboro.com.

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