Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, July 19-22, 2018

10 a.m. to 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. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22, 2018

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

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22, 2018

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, July 21 & 22, 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

Saturday, July 21, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22, 2018

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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 22, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, July 22, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, July 23, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 2-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 23, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12:30-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

5-7 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Monmouth County Fair

Wednesday-Sunday, July 25-29, 2018


732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Enjoy the old-fashioned fun of this country fair, including 4-H exhibits, amusement rides, entertainment, fireworks, home and garden competitions, and other special attractions at this five-day event at East Freehold Showgrounds.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

5-7 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, July 26, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12:30-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, July 26-29, 2018

10 a.m. to 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. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area

Thursday, July 26, 2018

11 a.m.

Meet in the Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area Activity Center, Manasquan, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, July 26, 2018

5-7 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, July 27, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 27, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2018

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

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, July 28, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 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.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2018

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

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

Saturday, July 28, 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!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2018

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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 29, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, July 29, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, July 30, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 2-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 30, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12:30-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Drop-In Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

12-1 p.m.

Paddle your way down the river during these kayak nature tours at Swimming River Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided; both single and tandem kayaks available. First come, first served. All tours depart on time. Program limited to twelve participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

5-7 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.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, August 2-5, 2018

10 a.m. to 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. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Thursday, August 2, 2018

11 a.m.

Meet at the picnic tables by the Bay House in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Drop-In Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Thursday, August 2, 2018

1-2 p.m.

Paddle your way down the river during these kayak nature tours at Swimming River Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided; both single and tandem kayaks available. First come, first served. All tours depart on time. Program limited to twelve participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 3, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, August 3, 2018

6:30 p.m. & 7:30 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.
Roving Naturalist at Big Brook Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk in Big Brook Park, Marlboro. Meet in the Route 520 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!
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5, 2018

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.
Penny Rug Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, August 4, 2018

1-3 p.m.
732-946-3758

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see the art of penny rug making in action. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5, 2018

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, August 4 & 5, 2018

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.
Look! I’m Sailing!

Sunday, August 5, 2018


We'll provide the captain, you provide the crew. Sailboats will leave the dock between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Limited number of boats; maximum three people per boat. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. The cost per boat is $25 for 30 minutes, $40 for 1 hour; cash or check only.
Open Ceramics

Sunday, August 5, 2018

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 Open

Sunday, August 5, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
A Taste of History – Ice Cream at Historic Walnford

Sunday, August 5, 2018

3 p.m.

Help crank, and then consume, several ice cream batches made from historic recipes at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Climb Time at Thompson Park

Sunday, August 5, 2018

12-4 p.m.

Head over to Thompson Park, Lincroft, and try our 25’ portable climbing wall. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 6, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Fall Program Registration Begins

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Registration for fall programs begins at 8 a.m. online, in-person at Thompson Park Headquarters, Lincroft, or by calling 732-842-4000 ext 1.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12, 2018

10 a.m. to 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. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Thompson Park

Thursday, August 9, 2018

11 a.m.

Meet at the Old Orchard Picnic Shelter in Thompson Park, Lincroft, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 10, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Superb Summer Saunter at Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, August 10, 2018

10-11:30 a.m.

Engage your curiosity as you explore the trails with a Park System Naturalist at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet in the Environmental Center parking lot. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, August 11, 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, August 11 & 12, 2018

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, August 11 & 12, 2018

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.
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, August 12, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, August 12, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 13, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, August 16-19, 2018

10 a.m. to 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. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Tatum Park

Thursday, August 16, 2018

11 a.m.

Meet in the Tatum Park Red Hill Activity Center parking lot, Middletown, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 17, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Superb Summer Saunter at Perrineville Lake Park

Friday, August 17, 2018

10-11:30 a.m.

Engage your curiosity as you explore the trails with a Park System Naturalist in Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone. Meet in the Agress Road parking lot. FREE!
Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Saturday, August 18, 2018

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
732-542-1642, ext. 31

Browse vendors at this outdoor market at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, for the one-of-a-kind item you did not even think you needed. Admission and parking are free.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2018

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.
Potato Harvest at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2018

12-2 p.m.

Help the staff at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, bring in the crop. Stop by the summer kitchen for some 19th century inspiration on how to prepare them. FREE!
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, August 18, 2018

1-3 p.m.

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

Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2018

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, August 18 & 19, 2018

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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, August 19, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 20, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
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