Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

The Creative Arts Center Exhibit & Sale

Saturday, December 2-Friday, December 8, 2023

11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Celebrate the original artwork of the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center's students and instructors during this show and sale. Admission and parking are free.
The Casual Birder at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk in Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan. 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!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, December 9, 2023

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!
The Sounds of Christmas at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, December 10, 2023

1-3 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays by visiting Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and enjoying wistful music as Larry Moser and Mary Nagin play Christmas carols on the hammered dulcimer and fiddle. FREE!
Winter Beach Walk at Fisherman’s Cove

Friday, December 15, 2023

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Take a Park System Naturalist guided walk along the beach at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, collecting and identifying some of the ocean’s natural treasures. Make sure you dress in warm clothing and bring along something to carry shells in. FREE!
Scene Showcase at Freneau Woods Park

Friday, December 15, 2023

7 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of live theater during our Scene Showcase at the Freneau Woods Park Visitor Center, Aberdeen. Admission is free.
Nature Lecture Series: Snowy Owls of Monmouth County

Saturday, December 16, 2023

3-4 p.m.

Come to the Freneau Woods Park Visitor Center, Aberdeen, and learn about snowy owls, their behavior and movements- such as why they may travel down from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to more southern latitudes, and what makes these birds so fascinating to so many people. FREE!
Story Time at Historic Walnford

Sunday, December 17, 2023

11-11:45 a.m.

Join us as we read a story in front of the hearth in the Waln House at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Children are welcome to bring a snack and a mat, blanket or towel to sit on. Open to grades PreK-2. FREE!
Under the Winter Stars at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Sunday, December 17, 2023

7-8 p.m.

Join our guide and look for key objects and constellations in the night sky at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck. (Use the soccer field parking lot.) Bring a camp chair to rest on as we star search and a flashlight to light your way in the dark. Program may be cancelled due to overcast skies or inclement weather. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
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