Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Women's Open Gym - Fitness

Saturday, October 25, 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.

Home Composting Workshop

Saturday, October 25. 2014

10 a.m.-12 p.m.
732-683-8686, ext. 6721

The Monmouth County Office of Recycling offers this free home composting workshops at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. Composing bins will be available at a discounted rate. Attendance is free, but preregistration is required through the Monmouth County Office of Recycling by calling 732-683-8686, ext. 6721.

Frightful Family Fun Drop-In

Saturday, October 25, 2014

1-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Visit our haunted classroom at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, with your little ghouls! Create some spooky decorations using the whole family's skills. Cost is $20 per family; cash or check only please.

Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26, 2014

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

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

Music Man Rich Marzec

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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

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

Nature Lecture Series: Tropical Fish Swim in Sandy Hook Bay

Saturday, October 25, 2014

2:30-3:30 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Join us at the Activity Center at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, to discover some of the tropical fish that call our local waters home. FREE!

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, October 26, 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, October 26, 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!

Teen Open Gym Fitness

Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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.

Family Gym Time

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

12:30-2:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy playtime at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. We'll have tunnels, gym mats, trampolines, scooters and other play equipment available. No instruction provided. Parent supervision is required. The cost is $10 per family; cash or check only.

Women's Open Gym - Fitness

Saturday, November 1, 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.

Parent/Child Morning Chores at Longstreet Farm

Saturday, November 1, 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.

Woods Hollow Mountain Bike Race

Saturday, November 1, 2014

9 a.m.
732-542-1642, ext. 26

Join us for this exciting bike race in Tatum Park, Middletown.

Drop-In Surprise StoryTime

Saturday, November 1, 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!

Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, November 1 & 2, 2014

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

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

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, November 2, 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, November 2, 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.

Roving Park System Naturalist

Sunday, November 2, 2014

1 p.m.

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk along the Henry Hudson Trail and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet at Popamora Point, Highlands. FREE!

Teen Open Gym Fitness

Tuesday, November 4, 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, November 4, 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.

Family Gym Time

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

12:30-2:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy playtime at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. We'll have tunnels, gym mats, trampolines, scooters and other play equipment available. No instruction provided. Parent supervision is required. The cost is $10 per family; cash or check only.

Bike Maintenance Drop-In

Saturday, November 8, 2014

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

Stop by the Bike Maintenance Tent at Clayton Park, Upper Freehold, for an informative demonstration and advice on how to ride safely and comfortably in our parks. FREE!

Fall Craft Show

Saturday, November 8, 2014

9 a.m.-2 p.m.
732-452-1642, ext. 31

Shop for the holidays or something special at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls.
Nature Knick Knacks

Saturday & Sunday, November 8 & 9

2 p.m.
732-751-9453

Learn more about the critters that live at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, during this nature show and tell.

Climb Time

Saturday, November 8, 2014

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Join us for a FREE chance to try our 25 foot rock climbing wall at Huber Woods Park, Middletown. Climbers must be 42 inches or taller.

Home Compositing Workshop

Saturday, November 8. 2014

10 a.m.-12 p.m.
732-683-8686, ext. 6721

The Monmouth County Office of Recycling offers this free home composting workshops at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. Composing bins will be available at a discounted rate. Attendance is free, but preregistration is required through the Monmouth County Office of Recycling by calling 732-683-8686, ext. 6721.

19th Century Woodworking Demonstration

Saturday, November 8, 2014

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

See how handtools were used in the 19th century at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!

A Currier & Ives Selfie

Saturday & Sunday, November 8 & 9, 2014

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

Shoot your own informal nostalgic photo at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. We'll have a sleigh and some 19th century fashion accessories available. Amateur photographers only please. FREE!

Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, November 8 & 9, 2014

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

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

Music Man Rich Marzec

Saturday, November 8, 2014

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

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

Fall's a Hoot

Saturday, November 8, 2014

3-5 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4343

Stop by the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, and spend some time making an adorable owl decoration. FREE!

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, November 9, 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.

Games Galore Family Drop-In

Sunday, November 9, 2014

1-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Spend some family time together at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, as we enjoy fun board games like Clue, Trivial Pursuit, Connect Four and more! Snacks and fun music are provided. Cost is $15 per family; cash or check only please.

Blacksmith Demonstration

Sunday, November 9, 2014

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

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

Teen Open Gym Basketball

Tuesday, November 11, 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, November 11, 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.

Family Gym Time

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

12:30-2:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy playtime at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. We'll have tunnels, gym mats, trampolines, scooters and other play equipment available. No instruction provided. Parent supervision is required. The cost is $10 per family; cash or check only.

Women's Open Gym - Fitness

Saturday, November 15, 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.

Roving Park System Naturalist

Saturday, November 15, 2014

10 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk along the Hominy Hill Path,adjacent to Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the Matthews Road parking lot. FREE!

Turtles

Saturday & Sunday, November 15 & 16

1 p.m.
732-751-9453

Learn about native turtles at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and make a craft.

Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, November 15 & 16, 2014

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

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

A Currier & Ives Selfie

Saturday & Sunday, November 15 & 16, 2014

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

Shoot your own informal nostalgic photo at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. We'll have a sleigh and some 19th century fashion accessories available. Amateur photographers only please. FREE!

Turkey Olympics

Saturday, November 15, 2014

2-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Complete wacky challenges in a big to win the Golden Drumstick at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Stuff the Turkey, Turkey Bowling and Capture the Turkey are just a few tasks you'll complete. Display your best Thanksgiving spirit! We'll also be collecting non-perishable food items for a local food pantry. Cost is $20 per family; cash or check only please.

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, November 16, 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.

Book Swap

Sunday, November 16, 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!

Teen Open Gym Basketball

Tuesday, November 18, 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, November 18, 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.

Family Gym Time

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

12:30-2:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy playtime at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. We'll have tunnels, gym mats, trampolines, scooters and other play equipment available. No instruction provided. Parent supervision is required. The cost is $10 per family; cash or check only.

Book Swap

Thursday, November 20, 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!

Nature Lecture Series: Sharks and Shark Bites of Monmouth County

Thursday, November 20, 2014

7-8 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Join us at the Activity Center at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, to learn about the history and ecology of sharks as well as why they're important to protect. FREE!

Women's Open Gym - Fitness

Saturday, November 22, 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, November 22, 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, November 22 & 23, 2014

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

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

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, November 23, 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.

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