Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, March 23, 2017

11:30 a.m.-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: Whales of the Jersey Shore

Thursday, March 23, 2017

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist and learn about the many species of whales that can be found in our coastal waters, and see skeletal specimens of past whales found on local beaches. We will also discuss threats to these magnificent mammals and ways to help save the whales. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, March 24, 2017

8 a.m.-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.
Roving Park System Naturalist at Freneau Woods Park

Saturday, March 25, 2017

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk in Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen. 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!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, March 25, 2017

12:30-3 p.m.

Watch the staff at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, fire up the cookstove and prepare a dish as it would have been done in the 1890s. FREE!
Wood Turtles at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, March 25 & 26, 2017

1 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and meet one of its woods turtles. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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 offering is designed for experienced archers. Open to ages 10 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, March 27, 2017

11:30 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, March 28, 2017

8 a.m.-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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

12:30-6:30 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, March 30, 2017

11:30 a.m.-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

Friday, March 31, 2017

8 a.m.-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.
Surprise Story Time at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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!
Turtle Meet & Greet at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, 2017

12 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and meet some of our favorite resident turtles. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, 2017

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

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

Sunday, April 2, 2017

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.
The Casual Birder at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Thursday, April 6, 2017

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk. Meet in the parking lot of the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell. 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!
Roving Park System Naturalist at Shark River Park

Saturday, April 8, 2017

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk in Shark River Park, Wall. 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!
Seashore Scientist at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Saturday, April 8, 2017

11 a.m.-12 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!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9, 2017

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

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

Saturday, April 8, 2017

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see the staff use 19th century woodworking tools. FREE!
Seasonal Job Fair

Saturday, April 8, 2017

12-3 p.m.

Discover exciting seasonal job opportunities available within the Monmouth County Park System during this event on Saturday, April 8 at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls.
Spring Peeper Walk at Freneau Woods Park

Saturday, April 8, 2017

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Explore the woods and wetlands of Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, during this naturalist-led walk and look for amphibians. FREE!
Daylily Seminar at Deep Cut Gardens

Sunday, April 9, 2017

1:30-4 p.m.

Come to beautiful Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and learn how to hybridize daylilies along with other fascinating daylily culture tips! Join us at the Program Room at Deep Cut as experts share their knowledge and passion for gardening with daylilies.
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, April 9, 2017

1-3 p.m.

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

3-7 p.m.

Head over to Thompson Park, Lincroft, (by Filly Run parking lot) and try our 25’ portable climbing wall. This is a great opportunity to experience the sport of rock climbing close to home. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, April 15 & 16, 2017

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
The Casual Birder at Freneau Woods Park

Thursday, April 20, 2017

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen. 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!
Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, April 22, 2017

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
732-671-6050

Bring plants in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers to Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and take home the same size and number of plants. Please label all plants. Plant intake from 8:30-10 a.m. Plant selection from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Spring Craft Show

Saturday, April 22, 2017

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Find a unique, hand-crafted gift for yourself or a special person in your life during this show at the Tatum Park Red Hill Activity Center, Middletown.
Roving Park System Naturalist at Tatum Park

Saturday, April 22, 2017

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk in Tatum Park, Middletown. Meet in the Holland Road 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 is not a deterrent. FREE!
Earth Day Activities 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

We're celebrating Earth Day with activities such as nature walks, snake shows and recycled crafts planned through the county. FREE!
Spinning and Knitting Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, April 22, 2017

1-3 p.m.

Learn about the art of spinning fleece and see a knitting demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23, 2017

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Watch the Cooper Work His Trade at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23, 2017

12-4 p.m.

Come to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, and see master craftsman Tom Kelleher create a wooden bucket using centuries old techniques and tools. FREE!
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