Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2, 3 & 4 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Bike Maintenance Drop-In

Saturday, August 30, 2014

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Stop by the Bike Maintenance Tent in Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown, for an informative demonstration and advice on how to ride safely and comfortably in our parks. FREE!

Bayshore Saltwater Fishing Derby

Saturday, August 30, 2014

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, for our first saltwater fishing derby. Staff will be on hand to show you how to cast and rig your pole. Cost is $8 per person; $4 per each additional family member.

Feed the Turtles

Saturday & Sunday, August 30 & 31, 2014

12 p.m.
732-751-9453

Join us at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, to meet and feed the turtles. FREE!
Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, August 30 & 31, 2014

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, August 30, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, August 31, 2014

9-11 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours

Sunday, August 31, 2014

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, August 31, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Monday, September 1, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Roving Park System Naturalist

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

3 p.m.

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Tatum Park, Middletown, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the Holland Road parking lot. FREE!

Natural Horsemanship Demonstration

Friday, September 5, 2014

3-4 p.m.
732-224-1367

Curious to find out what Natural Horsemanship is all about? Come to the Sunnyside Equestrian Center, Lincroft, and watch staff play with the therapy horses on the ground and in the saddle. Q&A time will be provided. FREE!

Evening Boat Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, September 5, 2014

5:30 & 6:30 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Parent/Child Morning Chores at Longstreet Farm

Saturday, September 6, 2014

8 a.m.
732-946-3758

Rise and shine! Come help the staff with morning chores at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. You and your child (age 4 & up) can milk a cow, collect eggs and feed the animals. The cost is $15 per pair; $5 per additional person.

Drop-In Surprise StoryTime

Saturday, September 6, 2014

11-11:45 a.m.

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 our entrance that leads to the secret spot in the gardens. If it’s rainy, we’ll be inside the Horticultural Center. FREE!

Reservoir Resident

Saturday & Sunday, September 6 & 7, 2014

11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
732-751-9453

Join us at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, to meet one of our resident live animals. FREE!
Games Galore!

Saturday & Sunday, September 6 & 7, 2014

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

Enjoy an afternoon of historic pastimes with brain teasers to lawn games at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!

Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, September 6 & 7, 2014

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!

Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tour

Saturday, September 6, 2014

2-3:30 p.m.
732-751-9453

Novice paddlers are welcome for a paddle on the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. We provide all the equipment; single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come, first serve basis. Program is limited to 12 participants. Please wear clothing that can get wet. Cost is $20 per person; cash or check only.

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, September 6, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, September 7, 2014

9-11 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Open Ceramics

Sunday, September 7, 2014

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. The cost is $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours

Sunday, September 7, 2014

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, September 7, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Thursday, September 11, 2014


732-842-4000, ext. 4256

Join us in a remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial, Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, Atlantic Highlands. All are welcome.

Women's Open Gym - Fitness

Saturday, September 13, 2014

7:30-9 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, for this self-guided, self-paced fitness circuit which includes stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands, and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Thompson Park Canoe Rental

Saturday & Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2014

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000 ext 4312

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for 2 hours. Cash or check only.

Late Summer Wildflower Walk

Saturday & Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2014

10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
732-751-9453

Join us at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, to enjoy a short nature walk with one of our Park System Naturalists as we identify the blooming flowers and ripe berries of late summer and early fall. FREE!
Jersey Shore Rose Society Rose Show

Saturday, September 13, 2014

12-4 p.m.
732-671-6050

See and learn about our national flower and its culture at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. Entries submitted for judging will remain on exhibit for visitors from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free garden tours will be offered and consulting rosarians will be available to answer your questions.

Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2014

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, September 13, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, September 14, 2014

9-11 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Bonsai Day

Sunday, September 14. 2014

12-4 p.m.
732-671-6050

Experience this intricate and ancient art through demonstrations and displays at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown.

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours

Sunday, September 14, 2014

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!

Blacksmith Demonstration

Sunday, September 14, 2014

1-3 p.m.
732-946-3758

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!

Music Man Rich Marzec

Sunday, September 14, 2014

1-3 p.m.
732-946-3758

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and enjoy piano music from the 1890s. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, September 14, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Roving Park System Naturalist

Monday, September 15, 2014

3 p.m.

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Thompson Park, Lincroft, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the parking lot by Marlu Lake. FREE!

Teen Open Gym Basketball

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Teens age 13-18 are invited to drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Teen Open Gym Fitness

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Teens age 13-18 are invited to drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and try our informal fitness circuit. We'll have stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Natural Horsemanship Demonstration

Friday, September 19, 2014

3-4 p.m.
732-224-1367

Curious to find out what Natural Horsemanship is all about? Come to the Sunnyside Equestrian Center, Lincroft, and watch staff play with the therapy horses on the ground and in the saddle. Q&A time will be provided. FREE!

Women's Open Gym - Fitness

Saturday, September 20, 2014

7:30-9 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, for this self-guided, self-paced fitness circuit which includes stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands, and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, September 20, 2014

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4240

If you are looking to try your hand at archery, join us for an open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. All equipment is provided. No outside equipment permitted. There is limited instruction during this program open to ages 8 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $8 per person; cash or check only.

Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, 2014

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, September 20, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, September 21, 2014

9-11 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours

Sunday, September 21, 2014

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!

Cornbread Contest

Sunday, September 21, 2014

1-3 p.m.
609-259-6275

Do you make amazing cornbread? Step up to the challenge and enter in our 5th annual Cornbread Contest at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Entries should be in a 9"x13" pan and must include a printed recipe. Prizes will be rewarded at 3 p.m. Each entry receives a Walnford Cornbread Cookbook. FREE!

Book Swap

Sunday, September 21, 2014

1-3 p.m.

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and bring an unwanted book(s) and swap it for something new. Accepted books are adult fiction, young adult fiction, and children's books. Don’t have a book to swap? We have extras. FREE!

Corny Joke Contest

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2-3 p.m.
609-259-6275

Give us your best corny joke at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold! We'll read all the family-friendly jokes aloud and judge the winner by laughter. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tour

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2-3:30 p.m.
732-751-9453

Novice paddlers are welcome for a paddle on the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. We provide all the equipment; single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come, first serve basis. Program is limited to 12 participants. Please wear clothing that can get wet. Cost is $20 per person; cash or check only.

Teen Open Gym Fitness

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Teens age 13-18 are invited to drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and try our informal fitness circuit. We'll have stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Teen Open Gym Basketball

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Teens age 13-18 are invited to drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Book Swap

Thursday, September 25, 2014

6-8 p.m.

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and bring an unwanted book(s) and swap it for something new. Accepted books are adult fiction, young adult fiction, and children's books. Don’t have a book to swap? We have extras. FREE!

Barn Dance

Friday, September 26, 2014

7-9:30 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Beginner and experienced square dancers (ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult) are invited to enjoy an evening of music and fun at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. Learn the basic steps of this wonderful pastime. Refreshments included. FREE!

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