Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Women's Open Gym - Fitness

Saturday, September 20, 2014

7:30-9 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, for this self-guided, self-paced fitness circuit which includes stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands, and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, September 20, 2014

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4240

If you are looking to try your hand at archery, join us for an open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. All equipment is provided. No outside equipment permitted. There is limited instruction during this program open to ages 8 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $8 per person; cash or check only.

Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, 2014

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

See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, September 20, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 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 adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, September 21, 2014

9-11 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours

Sunday, September 21, 2014

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!

Cornbread Contest

Sunday, September 21, 2014

1-3 p.m.
609-259-6275

Do you make amazing cornbread? Step up to the challenge and enter in our 5th annual Cornbread Contest at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Entries should be in a 9"x13" pan and must include a printed recipe. Prizes will be rewarded at 3 p.m. Each entry receives a Walnford Cornbread Cookbook. FREE!

Book Swap

Sunday, September 21, 2014

1-3 p.m.

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and bring an unwanted book(s) and swap it for something new. Accepted books are adult fiction, young adult fiction, and children's books. Don’t have a book to swap? We have extras. FREE!

Corny Joke Contest

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2-3 p.m.
609-259-6275

Give us your best corny joke at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold! We'll read all the family-friendly jokes aloud and judge the winner by laughter. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 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 adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tour

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2-3:30 p.m.
732-751-9453

Novice paddlers are welcome for a paddle on the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. We provide all the equipment; single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come, first serve basis. Program is limited to 12 participants. Please wear clothing that can get wet. Cost is $20 per person; cash or check only.

Teen Open Gym Basketball

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Teens age 13-18 are invited to drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Teen Open Gym Fitness

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Teens age 13-18 are invited to drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and try our informal fitness circuit. We'll have stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Book Swap

Thursday, September 25, 2014

6-8 p.m.

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and bring an unwanted book(s) and swap it for something new. Accepted books are adult fiction, young adult fiction, and children's books. Don’t have a book to swap? We have extras. FREE!

Barn Dance

Friday, September 26, 2014

7-9:30 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Beginner and experienced square dancers (ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult) are invited to enjoy an evening of music and fun at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. Learn the basic steps of this wonderful pastime. Refreshments included. FREE!

Women's Open Gym - Fitness

Saturday, September 27, 2014

7:30-9 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, for this self-guided, self-paced fitness circuit which includes stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands, and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Great Fall Perennial Plant Swap

Saturday, September 27, 2014

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
732-671-6050

You can swap perennials and houseplants at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. Bring plants in 1 quart, 1 gallon or 2 gallon containers to swap and take home the same number of plants. SORRY! NO ANNUALS!
Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28, 2014

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

See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, September 27, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 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 adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Fish Prints

Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28, 2014

2:30 p.m.
732-751-9453

Join us at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, to create a beautiful fish print with your children. FREE!
Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, September 28, 2014

9-11 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Harvest Home Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014

11 a.m.-5 p.m.
732-946-3758

Enjoy old-fashioned family fun at this country fair at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel.

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, September 28, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 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 adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Teen Open Gym Fitness

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Teens age 13-18 are invited to drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and try our informal fitness circuit. We'll have stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Teen Open Gym Basketball

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Teens age 13-18 are invited to drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Roving Park System Naturalist

Friday, October 3, 2014

3 p.m.

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Big Brook Park, Marlboro, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the parking lot off Rt. 520. FREE!

Women's Open Gym - Fitness

Saturday, October 4, 2014

7:30-9 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, for this self-guided, self-paced fitness circuit which includes stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands, and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Parent/Child Morning Chores at Longstreet Farm

Saturday, October 4, 2014

8 a.m.
732-946-3758

Rise and shine! Come help the staff with morning chores at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. You and your child (age 4 & up) can milk a cow, collect eggs and feed the animals. The cost is $15 per pair; $5 per additional person.

Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, October 4, 2014

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4240

If you are looking to try your hand at archery, join us for an open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. All equipment is provided. No outside equipment permitted. There is limited instruction during this program open to ages 8 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $8 per person; cash or check only.

Drop-In Surprise StoryTime

Saturday, October 4, 2014

11-11:45 a.m.

Join us for a reading from a nature- or garden-related book at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. If the weather is nice, look for the clue at our entrance that leads to the secret spot in the gardens. If it’s rainy, we’ll be inside the Horticultural Center. FREE!

Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2014

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

See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, October 4, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 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 adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tour

Saturday, October 4, 2014

2-3:30 p.m.
732-751-9453

Novice paddlers are welcome for a paddle on the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. We provide all the equipment; single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come, first serve basis. Program is limited to 12 participants. Please wear clothing that can get wet. Cost is $20 per person; cash or check only.

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, October 5, 2014

9-11 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Open Ceramics

Sunday, October 5, 2014

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. The cost is $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.

Harness Racing History

Sunday, October 5, 2014

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

Meet trainers, owners and drivers that have made the standardbred horse an important part of New Jersey past, present and future at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours

Sunday, October 5, 2014

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!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, October 5, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 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 adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Drop-Off Dates

Monday-Friday, October 6-10, 2014

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278, ext. 4#

Upcycle your gently used adults’, kids’, and even pet costumes for a spooktakular new-to- you ensemble. For each costume you bring you will receive a token entitling you to a “new” costume on the day of the swap (Sunday, October 12). Costume drop-offs can be done at the following locations:

Dorbrook Recreation Area Visitor Center, Colts Neck;

Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown;

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell;

Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft;

Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls.

Teen Open Gym Fitness

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Teens age 13-18 are invited to drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and try our informal fitness circuit. We'll have stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Teen Open Gym Basketball

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Teens age 13-18 are invited to drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Women's Open Gym - Fitness

Saturday, October 11, 2014

7:30-9 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, for this self-guided, self-paced fitness circuit which includes stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands, and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Drop-Off Dates

Saturday, October 11, 2014

10 a.m.-12 p.m.
848-456-4278, ext. 4#

Upcycle your gently used adults’, kids’, and even pet costumes for a spooktakular new-to- you ensemble. For each costume you bring you will receive a token entitling you to a “new” costume on the day of the swap (Sunday, October 12). Costume drop-offs can be done at the following locations:

Dorbrook Recreation Area Visitor Center, Colts Neck;

Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown;

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell;

Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft;

Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls.

Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12, 2014

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

See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, October 11, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 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 adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, October 12, 2014

9-11 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Bike Maintenance Drop-In

Sunday, October 12, 2014

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Stop by the Bike Maintenance Tent at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, for an informative demonstration and advice on how to ride safely and comfortably in our parks. FREE!

Climb Time

Sunday, October 12, 2014

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Join us for a FREE chance to try our 25 foot rock climbing wall at Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Climbers must be 42 inches or taller.

Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap Date

Sunday, October 12, 2014

12-3 p.m.
848-456-4278, ext. 4#

Upcycle your gently used adults’, kids’, and even pet costumes for a spooktakular new-to- you ensemble. Trade in the tokens you received during the costume drop off dates (October 6-11) to get a “new” costume during today's swap! You can also enjoy snake and turtle shows as well as recycled craft activities. The swap will be held at the

Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft.

Blacksmith Demonstration

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, October 12, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 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 adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Monday, October 13, 2014

2, 3, 4 & 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 adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Teen Open Gym Fitness

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Teens age 13-18 are invited to drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and try our informal fitness circuit. We'll have stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Teen Open Gym Basketball

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7-8:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Teens age 13-18 are invited to drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Family Gym Time

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

12:30-2:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy playtime at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. We'll have tunnels, gym mats, trampolines, scooters and other play equipment available. No instruction provided. Parent supervision is required. The cost is $10 per family; cash or check only.

Games Galore Family Drop-In

Thursday, October 16, 2014

6-8 p.m.
848-456-4278

Spend some family time together at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, as we enjoy fun board games like Clue, Trivial Pursuit, Connect Four and more! Snacks and fun music are provided. Cost is $15 per family; cash or check only please.

Women's Open Gym - Fitness

Saturday, October 18, 2014

7:30-9 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, for this self-guided, self-paced fitness circuit which includes stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands, and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19, 2014

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

See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!

Men's Open Gym Basketball

Sunday, October 19, 2014

9-11 a.m.
848-456-4278

Drop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Thompson Park Day

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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.

The Standardbred Horse

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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

Meet Independent Act, a retired horse trotter, at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Learn about the beauty, conformation and intelligence of the standardbred horse. FREE!

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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!

Book Swap

Sunday, October 19, 2014

1-3 p.m.

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and bring an unwanted book(s) and swap it for something new. Accepted books are adult fiction, young adult fiction, and children's books. Don’t have a book to swap? We have extras. FREE!

Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tour

Sunday, October 19, 2014

2-3:30 p.m.
732-751-9453

Novice paddlers are welcome for a paddle on the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. We provide all the equipment; single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come, first serve basis. Program is limited to 12 participants. Please wear clothing that can get wet. Cost is $20 per person; cash or check only.

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