Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12:30-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

5-7 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

5-7 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 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 $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, August 16, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12:30-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, August 16-19, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Tatum Park

Thursday, August 16, 2018

11 a.m.

Meet in the Tatum Park Red Hill Activity Center parking lot, Middletown, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, August 16, 2018

5-7 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, August 17, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
"Forever Young" New Jersey Circus Center Student Showcase

Friday, August 17, 2018

1 p.m.

Join us for this FREE performance in the Thompson Park Theater Barn, Lincroft.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 17, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Superb Summer Saunter at Perrineville Lake Park

Friday, August 17, 2018

10-11:30 a.m.

Engage your curiosity as you explore the trails with a Park System Naturalist in Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone. Meet in the Agress Road parking lot. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2018

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Saturday, August 18, 2018

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
732-542-1642, ext. 31

Browse vendors at this outdoor market at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, for the one-of-a-kind item you did not even think you needed. Admission and parking are free.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2018

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

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Potato Harvest at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2018

12-2 p.m.

Help the staff at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, bring in the crop. Stop by the summer kitchen for some 19th century inspiration on how to prepare them. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, August 18, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 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.
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, August 18, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and hear music from yesteryear played on an accordion. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2018

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 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 $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, August 19, 2018

12:30-4 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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, August 19, 2018

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!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, August 20, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 2-7:30 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 20, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, August 21, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12:30-7:30 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Drop-In Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

6-7 p.m.

Paddle your way down the river during these kayak nature tours at Swimming River Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided; both single and tandem kayaks available. First come, first served. All tours depart on time. Program limited to twelve participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

5-7 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-7:30 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Drop-In Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

7-8 p.m.

Paddle your way down the river during these kayak nature tours at Swimming River Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided; both single and tandem kayaks available. First come, first served. All tours depart on time. Program limited to twelve participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

5-7 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 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 $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, August 23, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12:30-7:30 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
The Casual Birder at Manasquan Reservoir

Thursday, August 23, 2018

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet in the Environmental Center's parking lot. 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 11 and up; under 16 with adult. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, August 23-26, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Shark River Park

Thursday, August 23, 2018

11 a.m.

Meet at the Shelter Building in Shark River Park, Wall, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, August 23, 2018

5-7 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.
Nature Lecture Series - Striped Bass: Scales and Tales of a Favorite Fish

Thursday, August 23, 2018

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist for an enlightening and fun-filled program on striped bass, the myths surrounding them, and their importance to our local aquatic environment. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, August 24, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-7:30 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 24, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday & Sunday, August 25 & 26, 2018

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Starry Night Hike at Freneau Woods Park

Saturday, August 25, 2018


Experience Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, after dark with a Park System Naturalist and hike the forests, meadows and trails, look for constellations, cloud formations, moon phases, and maybe even a shooting star! Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Meet in the parking lot located near the Visitor Center, also known as the old monastery. Open to ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, August 25, 2018

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Saturday & Sunday, August 25 & 26, 2018

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, August 25, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, August 25 & 26, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 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 $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, August 26, 2018

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!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, August 26, 2018

12:30-4 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 Shoot Archery

Sunday, August 26, 2018

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us for this open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. All equipment is provided. No outside equipment permitted. This is not an instructional clinic and NOT designed for beginners. Open to ages 10 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday-Friday, August 27-31, 2018

10 a.m.-7 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

5-7 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, August 29, 2018

5-7 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 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 $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, August 30-September 2, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Turkey Swamp Park

Thursday, August 30, 2018

11 a.m.

Meet at the Oak Point Picnic Shelter in Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, August 30, 2018

5-7 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday-Monday, September 1-3, 2018

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, September 1 & 2, 2018

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

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Meet a Turtle at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, September 1 & 2, 2018

1 p.m.

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

Saturday & Sunday, September 1 & 2, 2018

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday-Monday, September 1-3, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 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 $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Fun and Games at Historic Walnford

Sunday & Monday, September 2 & 3, 2018

1-4 p.m.

End summer by playing some family-friendly historical games at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, September 2, 2018

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!
Awesome Autumn Amble at Clayton Park

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

10-11:30 a.m.

Explore the trails at Clayton Park, Upper Freehold, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
The Casual Birder at Crosswicks Creek Park

Thursday, September 6, 2018

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk in Crosswicks Creek Park, Upper Freehold. 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; under 18 with adult. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, September 6-9, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Butterfly and Pollinator Garden Tour

Thursday, September 6, 2018

11 a.m.

Tour this special garden at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, that is designed to provide habitat for wildlife. Tour is approximately 30 minutes and is offered weather permitting. FREE!
Monarch Butterfly Tagging Demo at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, September 8, 2018

12 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and see how scientists attach small tags to Monarch butterflies' wings and learn about their epic migration to Mexico. If you’re lucky, you may get to release a monarch on it’s way. Please Note: Releases are dependent on weather and availability of butterflies. Call 732-751-9453 for more information. FREE!
Meet a Snake at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018

1 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and meet one of our resident snakes and learn about these creatures. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, September 8, 2018

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Sunday, September 9, 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.
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, September 9, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, September 9, 2018

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!
Bonsai Day

Sunday, September 9, 2018

12-4 p.m.

The Monmouth County Park System and the Deep Cut Bonsai Society present Bonsai Day at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. Experience this intricate and ancient art through demonstrations and displays, with experts on hand to answer your questions. Admission and parking are free.
9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

8 a.m.

Join us for this remembrance ceremony at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook in Atlantic Highlands.
Awesome Autumn Amble at Freneau Woods Park

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

10-11:30 a.m.

Explore the trails at Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Monarch Butterfly Tagging Demo at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

12 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and see how scientists attach small tags to Monarch butterflies' wings and learn about their epic migration to Mexico. If you’re lucky, you may get to release a monarch on it’s way. Please Note: Releases are dependent on weather and availability of butterflies. Call 732-751-9453 for more information. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, September 13-16, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Butterfly and Pollinator Garden Tour

Thursday, September 13, 2018

11 a.m.

Tour this special garden at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, that is designed to provide habitat for wildlife. Tour is approximately 30 minutes and is offered weather permitting. FREE!
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