Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Roving Park System Naturalist at Crosswicks Creek Park

Saturday, December 3, 2016

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Crosswicks Creek Park, Upper Freehold. Meet in the Providence Line Road parking lot. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is 1.5-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point. Dress for the weather as light rain and snow are not deterrents. FREE!
Surprise Story Time at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, December 3, 2016

11-11:45 a.m.
732-671-6050

Join us for a reading from a nature or garden-related book at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. If the weather is nice, look for the clue at the Horticultural Center's entrance that leads to the secret spot. If it’s rainy or cold, we’ll be inside. Recommended for ages 4-7. FREE!
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center Student/Instructor Sale

Saturday, December 3, 2016

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join us for this event featuring original artwork of our students and instructors. Kick off your holiday shopping or find that perfect accent piece for your home made by local artists! Pottery, ceramics, crafts, knitting, photography, painting, jewelry & more.
Ribbons & Canes, Historical Holiday Candy & Craft

Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, 2016

1-4 p.m.

Come to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, and explore the origins of some of our holiday traditions. We’ll share information about the sweet treats associated with Christmas while you make a simple paper stocking to hold your candy. Free!
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center Student/Instructor Sale

Sunday, December 4, 2016

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join us for this event featuring original artwork of our students and instructors. Kick off your holiday shopping or find that perfect accent piece for your home made by local artists! Pottery, ceramics, crafts, knitting, photography, painting, jewelry & more. Cash or check only please.
Open Ceramics

Sunday, December 4, 2016

12:30-4:30 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4343

Come to the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, and choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. Children 12 and under are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.
The Sounds of Christmas at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, December 4, 2016

1-3 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays by visiting Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. Enjoy the welcoming warmth of the farmhouse with the backdrop of wistful music as Larry Mosser and Mary Nagen play Christmas carols on the hammered dulcimer and fiddle. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, December 5, 2016

8-11 a.m. & 6:30-8 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

12:30-5:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, December 8, 2016

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, December 9, 2016

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Christmas Sing-Along at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, December 10, 2016

1-3 p.m.

This holiday season come to the farmhouse at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and visit with Rick Garland as he plays the piano for an old-fashioned sing-along. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, December 12, 2016

8 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

12:30-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
The Casual Birder at the Dorbrook Recreation Area

Thursday, December 15, 2016

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at the Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck. Meet in the parking lot by the basketball courts. We’ll meander for about an hour and see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy this walk. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. Open to ages 8 and up. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, December 15, 2016

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, December 16, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Seashore Scientist at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Saturday, December 17, 2016

12-1 p.m.

Explore different aspects of oceanography through interactive discussions and hands-on experiments at the Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center, Long Branch. FREE!
Visit with Santa at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, December 17 & 18, 2016

12-3 p.m.

Come to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and enjoy an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas. Children can visit with Santa, then take a walk to the farmhouse and have a cup of cider. Be sure to bring your camera. FREE!
Beach Craft Surprise at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Sunday, December 18, 2016

1-2 p.m.

Stop by the Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center, Long Branch, to make a beach-themed craft. While there, ask a Park System Naturalist your beach-y questions and watch as we feed our aquatic critters. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, December 19, 2016

8 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

12:30-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, December 22, 2016

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, December 23, 2016

8 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Why the Evergreen Trees Keep Their Leaves in Winter Nature Program

Saturday, Decemer 24, 2016

1 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and celebrate the winter season with a story about trees, a bird and the North Wind. Afterward, make your own pine cone feeder. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

4-7:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
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