Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, March 1, 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.
Roving Naturalist at Perrineville Lake Park

Saturday, March 2, 2019

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk in Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone. Meet in the Agress 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!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, March 2, 2019

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

See what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Open Ceramics

Sunday, March 3, 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, March 4, 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, March 5, 2019

2-7:30 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.
Splendid Spring Stroll at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

10-11:30 a.m.

Say “farewell” to the frigid weather as you join a Park Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk through the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet in the Environmental Center parking lot. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, March 6, 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, March 7, 2019

12-7 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, March 8, 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.
Garden Dreams at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, 2019

1-4 p.m.

Thumb through historical garden catalogues, research and more at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, and discover how the landscape has changed across the centuries. FREE!
Spinning and Knitting Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, March 9, 2019

1-3 p.m.

Be inspired to learn an old craft as Jodey Forbes demonstrates the art of spinning fleece as well as various stitches in knitting at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
E. Murray Todd Half-Marathon

Sunday, March 10, 2019

8:30 a.m. start

This 13.1-mile race starts at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. Race-day registration accepted.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, March 11, 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, March 12, 2019

2-7:30 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

Wednesday, March 13, 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.
The Casual Birder at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Thursday, March 14, 2019

9 a.m.

Adults are invited to join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck. Meet in the Athletic Field parking area. We’ll meander for about 1.5 hours 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, March 14, 2019

12-7 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, March 15, 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.
Find Your Path in Volunteering

Saturday, March 16, 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.
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, March 16, 2019

1-3 p.m.

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

Saturday, March 16, 2019

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

See what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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

Monday, March 18, 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, March 19, 2019

2-6 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.
Splendid Spring Stroll at Clayton Park

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

10-11:30 a.m.

Say “farewell” to the frigid weather as you join a Park Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk through Clayton Park, Upper Freehold. Meet in the Emley’s Hill Road parking lot. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, March 20, 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, March 21, 2019

12-7 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: The Piping Plover Population of Monmouth County

Thursday, March 21, 2019

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and join us as we discuss the recovery process of the piping plover, including its successes and challenges, and future efforts needed to delist this still vulnerable population. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, March 22, 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.
First Saturday in Spring Night Hike at Freneau Woods Park

Saturday, March 23, 2019

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Explore the woods and wetlands of Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, with a Park System Naturalist and listen and look for owls, foxes, spring peepers and other nocturnal creatures. Plus we will hunt for animal tracks down by the water. Participants should dress for the weather. Trails are usually muddy in the spring. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight. Open to ages 8 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Sunday, March 24, 2019

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 program and is designed for those already familiar with archery techniques. 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 25, 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, March 26, 2019

2-6 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.
Splendid Spring Stroll at the Tatum Park

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

10-11:30 a.m.

Say “farewell” to the frigid weather as you join a Park Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk through Tatum Park, Middletown. Meet in the Holland Activity Center parking lot. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, March 27, 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, March 28, 2019

12-7 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, March 29, 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.
Roving Naturalist at Tatum Park

Saturday, March 30, 2019

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk in Tatum Park, Middletown. Meet in the Holland Activity Center parking area. 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!
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