Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Yarn Bee at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, March 6, 2021

12-2:30 p.m.

Whether just starting a new hobby or working on an old project, all are welcome to this gathering! The relaxed atmosphere means no pressure - you can knit or crochet at your own pace, and farm staff will be on hand to assist those needing a little extra help. Bring your own supplies. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, March 13, 2021

1-3 p.m.

Hear melodies of the 1890s played on the accordion during your visit to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Backyard Chickens at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, March 13, 2021

12-2 p.m.

Join us at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, for this discussion that covers basic poultry needs such as feed, water, shelter, and routine care, as well as general anatomy and egg production. FREE!
Splendid Spring Stroll at Big Brook Park

Monday, March 15, 2021

10-11:30 a.m

Say “farewell” to the frosty weather as you join a Park Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk through Big Brook Park, Marlboro. Meet in the parking lot. Sturdy footwear is recommended as trails used may have inclines or tree roots to step over. FREE!
The Casual Birder at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at the Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck. Meet in the soccer field parking area. We’ll meander through the park for about an hour and a half to see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. FREE!
Nature Lecture Series - Snapping Turtles of Monmouth County

Thursday, March 18, 2021

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Freneau Woods Park Visitor Center, Aberdeen, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist and find out about these amazing ancient reptiles that roam the waters and nearby lands of Monmouth County including what to do if you find a snapping turtle on the road or in your backyard. FREE!
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, March 20, 2021

12-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see how the carpenter uses 19th century woodworking and carving tools during this demonstration. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, March 20, 2021

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 Shoot Archery

Saturday, March 20, 2021

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.
Starting a Summer Garden

Saturday, March 27, 2021

12-2 p.m.

Head over to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and learn what vegetables you can start now for your summer garden. With the help of our gardeners, you will make a newspaper pot and start a collection of seeds that you will be able to transplant at home. Open to ages 4 and up. No pre-registration required. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Splendid Spring Stroll at Hartshorne Woods Park

Monday, March 29, 2021

10-11:30 a.m

Say “farewell” to the frosty weather as you join a Park Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk through Hartshorne Woods Park. Meet in the Rocky Point parking lot in Highlands. Sturdy footwear is recommended as trails used may have inclines or tree roots to step over. FREE!
The Casual Birder at Big Brook Park

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Big Brook Park, Marlboro. Meet in the parking lot. We’ll meander for about an hour and a half 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 on a first come basis. FREE!
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