Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Nature Story Time at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

11-11:30 a.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and enjoy some of our favorite stories. We'll also have nature-themed items related to each story. Open to ages 2-5 years with adult. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Wondrous Winter Walk at Clayton Park

Thursday, January 17, 2109

10-11:30 a.m.

Tag along with a Park System Naturalist as you explore the serenity that is nature in the wintertime. Meet in the Emley’s Hill parking lot in Clayton Park, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, January 17, 2019

1:30-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Nature Lecture Series: Seals of Monmouth County

Thursday, January 17, 2109

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk about the variety of seals that call the shores of Monmouth County home each winter. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, January 18, 2019

11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Turtle Meet & Greet at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, January 19 & 20, 2019

1 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and meet one of our resident turtles and learn about these creatures. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, January 19, 2019

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Visit the out kitchen and see what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Historic Myths BUSTED at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, January 19 & 20, 2019

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

Learn to sort fact from fiction as we explore some common historical misunderstandings and share fun facts and credible accounts about the past. Held at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, January 20, 2019

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Seashore Open House at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Sunday, January 20, 2019

1-4 p.m.

Stop by the Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center, Long Branch, for seashore fun and light refreshments. Engaging hands-on activities will entertain and educate you and your family about the shore and the sea. Speak with a Park System Naturalist about your own shell collection or the aquatic animals on display. You can even create a beach keepsake to take with you. Admission and parking are free. For more information, please call 732-872-2670.
School’s Out Drop-In Day at the Fort

Monday, January 21, 2019

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enjoy Science Exploration Stations, Take Home Kids Creations and Building Fun at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, during this self-guided program open to ages 5-10 with adult. $5 per child per day; cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, January 21, 2019

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

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. 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, January 22, 2019

2-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Nature Story Time at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

11-11:30 a.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and enjoy some of our favorite stories. We'll also have nature-themed items related to each story. Open to ages 2-5 years with adult. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. 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 Hartshorne Woods Park

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Hartshorne Woods Park, Claypit Creek section in Highlands. 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. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, January 24, 2019

1:30-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. 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, January 25, 2019

11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Parlor Games for Wintry Weather at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, January 26, 2019

12-2:30 p.m.

Come to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and play forgotten 1890s games like Halma and Basilinda, or old-time favorites like Backgammon, Checkers and Reversi. Open to ages 6 and up. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, January 28, 2019

11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. 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, January 29, 2019

2-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Nature Story Time at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

11-11:30 a.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and enjoy some of our favorite stories. We'll also have nature-themed items related to each story. Open to ages 2-5 years with adult. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Wondrous Winter Walk at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Thursday, January 31, 2019

10-11:30 a.m.

Tag along with a Park System Naturalist at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and you explore the serenity that is nature in the wintertime. Meet in the parking lot. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, January 31, 2019

1:30-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Spring Parks & Programs Guide Released

Friday, February 1, 2019


See what we have planned for March, April & May in our latest Parks & Programs Guide. To receive a copy, sign up online or call 732-842-4000 ext. 4313. Information can also be viewed online. Program registration starts at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6.
Winter Beach Walk at Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area

Friday, February 1, 2019

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Take a guided walk with a Park System Naturalist along the beach at Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, collecting and identifying some of the ocean’s natural treasures. Make sure you dress in warm clothing and bring along something to carry shells. FREE!
Groundhog’s Day at Historic Walnford

Saturday, February 2, 2019

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

Come to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, and enjoy facts and folklore about groundhogs, historical winter fun, seasonal chores and maybe a few signs of spring. FREE!
Purls of Wisdom Knitting Bee at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, February 2, 2019

12-2:30 p.m.

Come to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, for this great opportunity to share patterns, get some work done on a forgotten project, or to learn a new hobby. Farm staff will be on hand to help newcomers with casting on or to teach the basics. More seasoned knitters are welcome to share their love of knitting! FREE!
Open Ceramics

Sunday, February 3, 2018

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 age 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.
Nature Story Time at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

11-11:30 a.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and enjoy some of our favorite stories. We'll also have nature-themed items related to each story. Open to ages 2-5 years with adult. FREE!
Find Your Path in Volunteering

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

1-3 p.m.

Come to the Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft, and learn about the many unique opportunities the Volunteer In Parks Program has to offer. Open to ages 14 & up.
Roving Naturalist at Freneau Woods Park

Saturday, February 9, 2019

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk at Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen. Meet in the Activity Center parking lot. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is a 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!
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, February 10, 2019

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Nature Story Time at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

11-11:30 a.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and enjoy some of our favorite stories. We'll also have nature-themed items related to each story. Open to ages 2-5 years with adult. FREE!
Wondrous Winter Walk at Hartshorne Woods Park

Thursday, February 14, 2019

10-11:30 a.m.

Tag along with a Park System Naturalist as you explore the serenity that is nature in the wintertime. Meet in the Rocky Point section parking lot, Highlands, in Hartshorne Woods Park. FREE!
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