Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Roving Park System Naturalist at Hartshorne Woods Park

Saturday, October 1, 2016

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown. Meet in the Claypit Creek section. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is 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!
Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap Drop Off

Saturday, October 1, 2016

10 a.m.-12 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 2 from 12-2 p.m. at the Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft. FREE!
Drop-In Surprise Story Time at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, October 1, 2016

11-11:45 a.m.
732-671-6050

Join us for story time at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. If the weather is nice, look for the clue at the Horticultural Center's entrance that leads to the secret spot. If it’s rainy or cold, we’ll be inside. Recommended for ages 4-7. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Wood Turtles at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016

1 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and learn about wood turtles that live in our area. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, October 1, 2016

10:30 a.m.-12 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.
Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap

Sunday, October 2, 2016

12.-2 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Trade in the tokens you received during the costume drop off dates (September 26-October 1) to get a “new” costume during today's swap! Almost due or have a newborn? Just bring your bump or your baby to pick out a costume for free on the day of the event. The swap will be held at the Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft.
Open Ceramics

Sunday, October 2, 2016

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 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, October 2, 2016

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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, October 2, 2016

10:30 a.m.-2:30 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.
Photography Reception at Historic Walnford

Sunday, October 2, 2015

3-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

Meet the photographers of the Crestwood Village Photography Club during this opening reception at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. The theme of the exhibit is "Don't Fence Me In." Their images will be on display 1-4 p.m. through the month of October. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, October 3, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 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.
Ask a Naturalist at the Manasquan Reservoir

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

9 a.m.

Hit the trail at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, with a Park System Naturalist as your guide and bring along your questions. Meet in the Environmental Center parking lot. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

12:30-5:30 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.
The Casual Birder at Perrineville Lake Park

Thursday, October 6, 2016

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone. 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. Open to ages 8 and up. Meet in the Agress Road parking area. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, October 6, 2016

8 a.m.-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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, October 7, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, October 8, 2016

10:30 a.m.-12 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, October 8 & 9, 2016

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, October 9, 2016

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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, October 9, 2016

10:30 a.m.-2:30 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.
Quilting Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, October 9, 2016

1-3 p.m.

Visit the farmhouse at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, for this traditional quilting demonstration. FREE!
Climb Time at Thompson Park

Sunday, October 9, 2016

12-4 p.m.

Head over to Thompson Park, Lincroft, (by Filly Run parking lot) and try our 25’ portable climbing wall. This is a great opportunity to experience the sport of rock climbing close to home. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). FREE!
Concert in the Barn: Ravine Crossing Chorale

Sunday, October 9, 2016

3-4:30 p.m.

Ravine Crossing Chorale presents Sunday In The Park, a musical revue. Ravine Crossing Chorale is a group of 16 talented voices singing a variety of music from classical to popular. Held in the Thompson Park Theatre Barn, Lincroft. Free admission and parking!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, October 10, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

12:30-5:30 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, October 13, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, October 14, 2016

8 a.m.-5 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.
Barn Raising at Historic Walnford

Saturday, October 15, 2016

2:30 p.m.
609-259-6275

Help assemble a small structure and experience the engineering and artistry of timber frame construction at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16, 2016

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Snake Meet & Greet at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16, 2016

12 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and meet one of its resident snakes. FREE!
Roving Park System Naturalist at Hominy Hill Golf Course

Sunday, October 16, 2016

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk at Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck. Meet in the Matthews Road parking lot. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is 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!
Thompson Park Day

Sunday, October 16, 2016

11 a.m.-5 p.m.
732-842-4000 ext. 4312

From the scarecrow contest to doggie costume contest, Thompson Park Day offers everything a fall festival should - pumpkin painting, wagon rides, arts & crafts, kids races, entertainment and so much more! Join us at Thompson Park, Lincroft, for this family fun event.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, October 16, 2016

10:30 a.m.-2:30 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.
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, October 16, 2016

1-3 p.m.

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

Sunday, October 16, 2016

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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, October 17, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

12:30-5:30 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.
The Casual Birder at Wolf Hill Recreation Area

Thursday, October 20, 2016

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at the Wolf Hill Recreation Area, Oceanport. 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. Open to ages 8 and up. Meet in the Eatontown Blvd. parking area. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, October 20, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 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.
Ask a Naturalist at Perrineville Lake Park

Friday, October 21, 2016

10 a.m.

Hit the trail at Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone, with a Park System Naturalist as your guide and bring along your questions. Meet in the Agress Road parking lot. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, October 21, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 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, October 22 & 23, 2016

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, October 23, 2016

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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, October 23, 2016

10:30 a.m.-2:30 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, October 24, 2016

8-11 a.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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

8 a.m.-2:30 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

12:30-5:30 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, October 27, 2016

12-7 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.
Nature Lecture Series: The Real Story of the Jersey Devil

Thursday, October 27, 2016

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist and discover the many possible origins and stories of the Jersey Devil legend. FREE!
Winter Program Directory Released

Friday, October 28, 2016


See what we have planned for December, January & February in our latest Program Directory. To receive a copy, sign up online or call 732-842-4000 ext. 4313. Information can also be viewed online. Program registration starts Wednesday, November 2.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, October 28, 2016

8 a.m.-5 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, October 29 & 30, 2016

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Roving Park System Naturalist at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Sunday, October 30, 2016

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck. Meet in the soccer fields parking lot. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is 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!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, October 31, 2016

8 a.m.-6:30 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.
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