Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday-Monday, August 31-September 2, 2019

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

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily and monthly swim passes available. Cash or check only. All 2019 passes will be honored Labor Day Weekend.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, August 31 & September 1, 2019

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.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, August 31 & September 1, 2019

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 - Cancelled

Saturday & Sunday, August 31-Septeber 2, 2019

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

Due to a mechanical issues all boat tours at the Manasquan Reservoir have been cancelled on Sun. and Mon., Sept. 1st & 2nd.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Sunday, September 1, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, September 1, 2019

9-11 a.m.

Visit Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and enjoy a guided tour of the Seabrook-Wilson House. Dating back to the early 1700s, the house was constructed in several phases over the course of two hundred years. The house is also open from 1-4 p.m. for self-guided tours. FREE!
Historical Fun and Games at Historic Walnford

Sunday & Monday, September 1 & 2, 2019

1-4 p.m.

End summer by playing some family-friendly historical games at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Awesome Autumn Amble at Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

10-11:30 a.m.

Explore the trails at Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Friday, September 6, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday, September 7, 2019

9 a.m.-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. FREE!
Monarch Butterfly Tagging Demo at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, September 7, 2019

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!
Yarn Bee at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, September 7, 2019

12-2 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and knit or crochet at your own pace during this relaxed gathering. Farm staff will be on-hand to assist those wanting to learn a new skill. Bring your own supplies, or borrow ours. Open to ages 10 and up. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2019

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, September 7 & 8, 2019

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. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Sunday, September 8, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Bonsai Day at Deep Cut Gardens

Sunday, September 8, 2019

12-4 p.m.
732-671-6050

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.
Open Ceramics

Sunday, September 8, 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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, September 8, 2019

9-11 a.m.

Visit Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and enjoy a guided tour of the Seabrook-Wilson House. Dating back to the early 1700s, the house was constructed in several phases over the course of two hundred years. The house is also open from 1-4 p.m. for self-guided tours. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Sunday, September 8, 2019

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us for this open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. This is NOT a beginner instructional program. If you are new to archery, register for one of our instructional classes prior to attending. All equipment is provided. 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, September 9, 2019

9 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, September 10, 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.
Awesome Autumn Amble at Thompson Park

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

10-11:30 a.m.

Explore the trails at Thompson Park, Lincroft, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Meet in the Old Orchard parking lot. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Monarch Butterfly Tagging Demo at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

9 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.
9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

8 a.m.

Join us for this remembrance ceremony at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook in Atlantic Highlands.
The Casual Birder at Manasquan Reservoir

Thursday, September 12, 2019

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet in the Visitor 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 8 and up; under 16 with adult. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, September 12, 2019

12-5 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.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Friday, September 13, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Butterfly and Pollinator Garden Tour

Friday, September 13, 2019

11 a.m.

Tour this special garden at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, that is designed to provide habitat for wildlife, especially pollinators and butterflies. Tour is approximately 30 minutes and is offered weather permitting. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, September 13, 2019

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.
Roving Naturalist at Crosswicks Creek Greenway

Saturday, September 14, 2019

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a leisurely walk on well maintained trails in Crosswicks Creek Park, Upper Freehold. Meet in Polhemustown 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!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday, September 14, 2019

9 a.m.-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. FREE!
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019

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.
Wind & Sea Festival

Saturday, September 14, 2019

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Celebrate all things water-related during this family-friendly festival at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth.
Roving Golfzilla at Holmdel Park

Saturday, September 14, 2019

12-3 p.m.

Come to Holmdel Park, Holmdel, and see if you can hit golf balls through the hands, feet, or mouth of Golfzilla. All are welcome. This is a non-instructional offering, however, if needed we will teach you the very basics of the golf swing. All equipment is provided. FREE!
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, September 14, 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, September 14, 2019

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

See what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019

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, September 14, 2019

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.
Jersey Shore Rose Society Show

Saturday, September 14, 2019


Head over to Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, for the Jersey Shore Rose Society Show. Entries submitted for judging will remain on exhibit for visitors from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Members of the Society will be available to answer questions about growing these beautiful plants. Free Admission & Parking.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Sunday, September 15, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, September 15, 2019

9-11 a.m.

Visit Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and enjoy a guided tour of the Seabrook-Wilson House. Dating back to the early 1700s, the house was constructed in several phases over the course of two hundred years. The house is also open from 1-4 p.m. for self-guided tours. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, September 15, 2019

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, September 16, 2019

9 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, September 17, 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

9 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.
The Casual Birder at Thompson Park

Thursday, September 19, 2019

9 a.m.

Adults are invited to join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk in Thompson Park, Lincroft. Meet in the Marlu Lake parking area. 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 16 with adult. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, September 19, 2019

12-4 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.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Friday, September 20, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Butterfly and Pollinator Garden Tour

Friday, September 20, 2019

11 a.m.

Tour this special garden at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, that is designed to provide habitat for wildlife, especially pollinators and butterflies. Tour is approximately 30 minutes and is offered weather permitting. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, September 20, 2019

11 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.
Great Fall Perennial Plant Swap at Tatum Park

Saturday, September 21, 2019

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Bring perennials to Tatum Park, Middletown (Red Hill Road entrance), in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers and take home the same size and number of plants. Please label all plants. Houseplants may also be exchanged, but no annuals please. Plant intake from 8:30-10 a.m. Plant selection from 10-11:30 a.m. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday, September 21, 2019

9 a.m.-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. FREE!
Monarch Butterfly Tagging Demo at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, 2019

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

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

Saturday, September 21, 2019

1-3 p.m.

Head over to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see this demonstration on the 19th century craft of rug hooking. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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.
Climb Time at Freneau Woods Park - Cancelled

Saturday, September 21, 2019

12-4 p.m.

Please note that Climb Time scheduled from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 at Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, 2019

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. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Sunday, September 22, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Seashell Sunday at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Sunday, September 22, 2019

1-2 p.m.

Starting a shell collection this year? It’s the best way to get to know the Jersey Shore. Want to know where shells come from? Can’t figure out what you found on the beach? Bring it to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and we will tell you all about seashells, how to collect them without harming the environment, and feature an assortment of live mollusks, crustaceans, and cool beach finds and artifacts. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, September 22, 2019

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.
Corny Joke Contest at Historic Walnford

Sunday, September 22, 2019

12:30-3 p.m.
609-259-6275

Tell your best family friendly jokes during this contest at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Anyone may enter by submitting up to three jokes by 2:30 p.m. Jokes will be read and the audience laughter will decide the winner of the 2019 Golden Ear trophy. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, September 22, 2019

9-11 a.m.

Visit Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and enjoy a guided tour of the Seabrook-Wilson House. Dating back to the early 1700s, the house was constructed in several phases over the course of two hundred years. The house is also open from 1-4 p.m. for self-guided tours. FREE!
Cornbread Contest at Historic Walnford

Sunday, September 22, 2019

12:30-3:30 p.m.
609-259-6275

Enter into this contest at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, by bringing the equivalent of a 9” x 13” pan of cornbread and a typed copy of your recipe between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Judging from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded at 3 p.m. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, September 23, 2019

9 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, September 24, 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.
Awesome Autumn Amble at Big Brook Park

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

10-11:30 a.m.

Explore the trails at Big Brook Park, Marlboro, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Meet in the Elsa's Lodge parking lot. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Monarch Butterfly Tagging Demo at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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!
Open Space Plan Draft Public Information Session

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

7 p.m.

During this session held at the Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft, Park System staff will review the recently completed draft of the updated Monmouth County Open Space Plan and take public comments.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

1-5 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, September 26, 2019

12-4 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.
Nature Lecture Series: Journey of the Monarch Butterfly in Monmouth County

Thursday, September 26, 2019

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 life history of Monarch Butterflies, what they eat, and their fascinating migrations. We will also discover some of the threats to Monarch Butterfly’s long-term survival. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Friday, September 27, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Butterfly and Pollinator Garden Tour

Friday, September 27, 2019

11 a.m.

Tour this special garden at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, that is designed to provide habitat for wildlife, especially pollinators and butterflies. Tour is approximately 30 minutes and is offered weather permitting. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, September 27, 2019

11 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.
Open House Barn Dance

Friday, September 27, 2019

7-9:30 p.m.

Give square dancing a try during this fun, family-friendly barn dance! Held at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29, 2019

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.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday, September 28, 2019

9 a.m.-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. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, September 28, 2019

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

See what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, September 28, 2019

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.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29, 2019

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Sunday, September 29, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Harvest Home Festival at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, September 29, 2019

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

This old-fashioned fair is reminiscent of the 1890s. Visitors can enjoy wagon rides, games and live entertainment. There is also ongoing crafts demonstrations and a Home & Garden competition. Admission and parking are free.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, September 29, 2019

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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, September 29, 2019

9-11 a.m.

Visit Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and enjoy a guided tour of the Seabrook-Wilson House. Dating back to the early 1700s, the house was constructed in several phases over the course of two hundred years. The house is also open from 1-4 p.m. for self-guided tours. FREE!
Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap Drop Off

Monday-Friday, September 30-October 4, 2019

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Upcycle gently used kids’, adults’, and even pet costumes for a spooktacular new-to-you ensemble. Costumes must be dropped off in advance at one of the locations below. For each costume you bring, receive a token entitling you to a "new" costume the day of the swap. Costume drop-off is at the Huber Woods Environmental Center, Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Thompson Park Visitor Center, Dorbrook Recreation Area Visitor Center, and Fort Monmouth Recreation Center. The Swap is Sunday, October 6 from 12-2 p.m. at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, September 30, 2019

9 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.
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