Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, April 18, 2019

12-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Roving Golfzilla at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, April 20, 2019

12-3 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, Howell, and see if you can hit golf balls through the hands, feet, or mouth of Golfzilla. All are welcome. This is a non-instructional offering, however, if needed we will teach you the very basics of the golf swing. All equipment is provided. Weather permitting. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, April 20 & 21, 2019

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, April 20, 2019

9 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, April 20, 2019

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and hear music from yesteryear played on an accordion. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, April 22, 2019

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. 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, April 23, 2019

2-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Splendid Spring Stroll at Holmdel Park

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

3-4:30 p.m.

Say “farewell” to the frigid weather as you join a Park Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk through Holmdel Park, Holmdel. Meet in the Ramanessin section parking area. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
#inviteHER Women’s Meet and Greet at Hominy Hill Golf Course

Thursday, April 25, 2019


Join LPGA Professional Kathy Ricci for this meet and greet as well as a driving range session at Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck. Designed for women interested in trying the game or picking it back up. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, April 25, 2019

12-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Spring Craft Show

Saturday, April 27, 2019

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Find a unique, hand-crafted gift for yourself or a special person in your life during this show at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area, Tinton Falls.
Earth Day Activities 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

We're celebrating Earth Day with eco-friendly activities planned at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth; Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown; Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen; Huber Woods Park, Middletown; Manasquan Reservoir, Howell; and Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, April 27, 2019

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

See what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 2019

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Sheep Shearing/Wool Days at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 2019

12-3 p.m.
732-946-3758

This annual demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, allows visitors to appreciate the work of an old-fashioned sheep shearer. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us for this open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. All equipment is provided. No outside equipment permitted. This is not an instructional program and is designed for those already familiar with archery techniques. Open to ages 10 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.
Snake Meet & Greet at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Sunday, April 28, 2019

12:30 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and meet one of our resident snakes and learn about these creatures. FREE!
Cross Stitch Sampler at Historic Walnford

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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

Join award-winning needle worker Elizabeth Dey at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, as she discusses how she recreated a historical sampler and how to chart and stitch one. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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, April 29, 2019

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. 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, April 30, 2019

2-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Wildflower Hike at Deep Cut Gardens

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
732-751-9453

Search for wildflowers with a Park System Naturalist at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. Meet in the parking lot. Bring a camera! Leave the flowers! Ages 12 and up are welcome, under 18 with adult. Trails are paved 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 4, 2019

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.
Roving Naturalist at Big Brook Park

Saturday, May 4, 2019

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!
Spring Cleaning at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2019

1-4 p.m.

Experience life in the 19th century at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, by beating a rug, scrubbing laundry with a washboard, dusting with feathers and more. FREE!
Creative Arts & Music Festival

Saturday, May 4, 2019

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Come to Thompson Park, Lincroft, for this art and music festival. See the works of fine artists from all mediums including pottery, jewelry, photography and painting.
Quilting Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, May 4, 2019

1-3 p.m.

View a traditional hand quilting demonstration in the farmhouse at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2019

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Vintage Base Ball Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club

Saturday, May 4, 2019

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Spend a summer afternoon at Holmdel Park, Holmdel, and see one of America’s favorite pastimes played using rules from the 19th century. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2019

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.
Climb Time at Freneau Woods Park

Sunday, May 5, 2019

12-4 p.m.

Head over to Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, and try the Park System's 25’ portable climbing wall. You must be 42” or taller to climb. Open to ages 8 and up; under 18 with adult. The cost is $2 for three attempts or climbs, unless otherwise noted; cash or check only.
Open Ceramics

Sunday, May 5, 2019

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 5, 2019

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!
Splendid Spring Stroll at Huber Woods Park

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

3-4:30 p.m.

Say “farewell” to the frigid weather as you join a Park Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk through Huber Woods Park, Middletown. Meet at the Environmental Center parking lot. FREE!
Wildflower Hike at Clayton Park

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
732-751-9453

Search for wildflowers with a Park System Naturalist at Clayton Park, Upper Freehold. Meet in the Emley’s Hill Road parking area. Bring a camera! Leave the flowers! Ages 12 and up are welcome, under 18 with adult. Trails are paved and uneven; please dress appropriately and wear sturdy shoes. Program may be canceled due to rain.
The Casual Birder at Hartshorne Woods Park

Thursday, May 9, 2019

9 a.m.

Adults are invited to join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Hartshorne Woods Park. Meet in the Rocky Point section parking lot in Highlands. We’ll meander for about 1.5 hours 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. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, May 11, 2019

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

See what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, May 11, 2019

12-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see how 19th century woodworking tools were used to create various items. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & 12, 2019

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 11 & 12, 2019

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.
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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, May 12, 2019

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!
Find Your Path in Volunteering

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Come to the Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft, and learn about the many unique opportunities the Volunteer In Parks Program has to offer. Open to ages 14 & up.
Nature Lecture Series: Horseshoe Crabs Trying to Survive in the Modern World

Thursday, May 16, 2019

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and join us as we discuss why the population of horseshoe crabs is declining and how lots of people are currently working to protect the crab through research and what you can do to help. FREE!
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