Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Twilight Hike at Freneau Woods Park

Saturday, November 17, 2018

4-5 p.m.

Meet in the Monastery parking area of Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, for this twilight hike and look for both animals of the day and of the night such as bats, owls, foxes and flying squirrels. We’ll walk one mile, round trip. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Open to ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Sleigh Selfie at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18, 2018

1-4 p.m.

You bring the camera and we’ll provide the props including our pretty little red sleigh, hats & bonnets for fun holiday photos outside at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, November 17, 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, November 17 & 18, 2018

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Hoofin’ It for SPUR

Sunday, November 18, 2018

9 a.m.

Join SPUR for this 5K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk at Thompson Park, Lincroft. Visit spuronline.org for more information.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, November 19, 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, November 20, 2018

2-4 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

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, November 24 & 25, 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

Sunday, November 25, 2018

9-11:30 a.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, November 26, 2018

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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

2-4:30 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.
Awesome Autumn Amble at Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

9 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, November 29, 2018

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

Friday, November 30, 2018

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.
Roving Naturalist at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Saturday, December 1, 2018

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch. Meet at the pavilion. 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!
Sleigh Selfie at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2, 2018

1-4 p.m.

You bring the camera and we’ll provide the props including our pretty little red sleigh, hats & bonnets for fun holiday photos outside at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
The Casual Birder at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area

Thursday, December 6, 2018

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan. 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 Huber Woods Park

Thursday, December 6, 2018

10-11:30 a.m.

Tag along with a Park System Naturalist in Huber Woods Park, Middletown, as you explore the serenity that is nature in the wintertime. Meet in the Environmental Center parking lot. FREE!
Winter Beach Walk at Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area

Friday, December 7, 2018

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!
Christmas Candymaking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, December 8, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see Brandy McCann demonstrate the art of candy making, creating tasty chocolate delicacies and other sweet treats from the 1890s Fannie Farmer’s cookbook. FREE!
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, December 9, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Samplers: Historical Documents Written with Needle and Thread

Sunday, December 9, 2018

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

View local 18th and 19th century samplers and learn about the young women who created them. Held at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
The Sounds of Christmas at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, December 9, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays by visiting Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. Enjoy the welcoming warmth of the farmhouse with the backdrop of wistful music as Larry Moser and Mary Nagin play Christmas carols on the hammered dulcimer and fiddle. FREE!
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!
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!
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