Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, December 10, 2018

9 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, December 11, 2018

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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

11:30 a.m.-5:30 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

Thursday, December 13, 2018

11:30 a.m.-3 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.
Wandering Winter Bird Walk at Freneau Woods Park

Thursday, December 13, 2018

9 a.m.

Celebrate the Christmas bird count a little early by searching for winter birds at Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, with a Park System Naturalist. This walk is intended for any level birder and is a great intro for new birders. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. FREE!
Wandering Winter Bird Walk at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area

Friday, December 14, 2018

9 a.m.

Celebrate the Christmas bird count a little early by searching for winter birds at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, with a Park System Naturalist. This walk is intended for any level birder and is a great intro for new birders. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, December 14, 2018

11:30 a.m.-6 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.
Roving Naturalist at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday, December 15, 2018

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk at Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell. Meet in the 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!
Christmas Sing-Along at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, December 15, 2018

1-3 p.m.

This holiday season come to the farmhouse at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and visit with Rick Garland as he plays the piano for an old-fashioned sing-along. FREE!
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, December 16, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, December 16, 2018

10:30 a.m.-3 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

Monday, December 17, 2018

9 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, December 18, 2018

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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

11:30 a.m.-3 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 Big Brook Park

Thursday, December 20, 2018

10-11:30 a.m.

Tag along with a Park System Naturalist through Big Brook Park, Marlboro, as you explore the serenity that is nature in the wintertime. Meet in the Elsa's Lodge parking lot. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, December 20, 2018

11:30 a.m.-3 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, December 21, 2018

11:30 a.m.-6 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

Saturday, December 22, 2018

9 a.m.-12 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.
Visit with Santa at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, December 22 & 23, 2018

12-3 p.m.

Come to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and enjoy an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas. Children can visit with Santa, then take a walk to the farmhouse and have a cup of cider. Be sure to bring your camera. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, December 23, 2018

10:30 a.m.-3 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.
Clear the House Stroll at Deep Cut Gardens

Monday, December 24, 2018

10 a.m.
732-671-6050

It’s Christmas Eve and there is still so much to do! To top it off, you have a house full of guests. We have the perfect solution! Send them to Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, for a one hour stroll with a Park System Naturalist. Finish the experience back at the Horticulture Center with a cup of hot chocolate. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

11:30 a.m.-3 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

Thursday, December 27, 2018

11:30 a.m.-3 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, December 28, 2018

11:30 a.m.-6 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

Saturday, December 29, 2018

9 a.m.-3 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

Sunday, December 30, 2018

10:30 a.m.-3 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

Monday, December 31, 2018

9 a.m.-12 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 Along the Henry Hudson Trail

Thursday, January 3, 2019

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk along the Henry Hudson Trail. Meet in the Popamora Point parking lot 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!
Wondrous Winter Walk at Thompson Park

Thursday, January 3, 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 at the Old Orchard parking lot in Thompson Park, Lincroft. FREE!
Winter Beach Walk at Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area

Friday, January 4, 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!
Night Skies Hike and S’mores at Thompson Park

Saturday, January 5, 2019

6-8 p.m.

Go on a short hike with a Park System Naturalist around Thompson Park, Lincroft, looking at the night ski and then warm up by the fire pit enjoying s’mores, warm drinks and music. Bring binoculars if you have them. Remember to dress for the weather. Rating: Easy, some seasonal trail conditions could be challenging: ice, snow, mud. If there is snow we will be using snowshoes that we provide. Open to ages 7 and up, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Historic Myths BUSTED at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, January 5 & 6, 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!
Open Ceramics

Sunday, January 6, 2019

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.
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