Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Spring Wildflower Hike at Big Brook Park

Friday, May 1, 2020

10-11:30 a.m.
732-751-9453

Search for wildflowers with a Park System Naturalist in Big Brook Park, Marlboro. Meet in the Boundary Road parking lot. Bring a camera! Leave the flowers! Ages 14 and up are welcome, under 18 with adult. Trails are unpaved and uneven; please dress appropriately and wear sturdy shoes. Program may be canceled due to rain.
Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap at Tatum Park

Saturday, May 2, 2020

8:30-11:30 a.m.
732-671-6050

Bring plants to Tatum Park, Middletown, in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers and take home the same size and number of plants. Please label all plants. Plant intake from 8:30-10 a.m. Plant selection from 10-11:30 a.m.
Yarn Bee at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, May 2, 2020

12-2:30 p.m.

Whether starting a new hobby or working on an old project, all are welcome to this gathering at Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet. Knit or crochet at your own pace, and farm staff will be on hand to assist those learning. Bring your own supplies, or borrow ours for the session. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, May 2, 2020

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

See what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s. FREE!
Fast Forward - Radical Inventions at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2020

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

Explore the innovation and the labor saving consequences of three “leaps”: cup elevator, sewing machine and turbine through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Held at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2020

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, May 2 & 3, 2020

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. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Open Ceramics

Sunday, May 3, 2020

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, May 3, 2020

1-4 p.m.

Go on an informal self-guide tour of this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
History on Tap

Thursday, May 7, 2020


Meet with a local historian at the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and delve into Monmouth County's past. Followed by an optional trip to a local brewery. Lecture is free.
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