Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

12-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to ages 16 & under; with adult.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, October 28, 2021

12-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to ages 16 & under; with adult.
Nature Lecture Series - The Real Story of the Jersey Devil

Thursday, October 28, 2021

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist on the history and folklore of the Jersey Devil. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, October 29, 2021

12-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to ages 16 & under; with adult.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, October 30 & 31, 2021

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, October 30, 2021

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!
Climb Time at Shark River Park

Thursday, November 4, 2021

12-3 p.m.

Head over to Shark River Park, Wall, 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. FREE!
Yarn Bee at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, November 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.
Piano Ballads at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, November 6, 2021

1-3 p.m.

Join in a sing-along with ballads from the turn of the century at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, November 6 & 7, 2021

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Awesome Autumn Amble at Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Monday, November 8, 2021

10-11:30 a.m.

Explore the trails at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Meet in the parking lot. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
The Casual Birder at Big Brook Park

Tuesday, November 9, 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. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
Nature on the Move - Autumn Nights

Friday, November 12, 2021

4 p.m.

Look for our colorful Nature on the Move van in Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone, (Agress Road parking area) and join one of our Park Naturalists for a 45-60-minute hands-on interactive program. FREE!
Fall Craft Show at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, November 13, 2021

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping during this craft show featuring hand-made items. Admission and parking are free.
Edible History Series at Historic Walnford: Coffee Cake

Saturday, November 13, 2021

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

Drop in at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, for a cup of coffee and a piece of coffee cake made from a 19th century recipe. Learn about the history and evolution of America’s favorite “pick-me-up” and the tasty crumb-topped treat that accompanies it. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, November 13, 2021

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!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, November 13 & 14, 2021

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, November 13, 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.
Awesome Autumn Amble at Freneau Woods Park

Monday, November 15, 2021

10-11:30 a.m.

Explore the trails at Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Meet in the Visitor Center parking area. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Nature Lecture Series: Woodpeckers of Monmouth County

Thursday, November 18, 2021

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Freneau Woods Park Visitor Center, Aberdeen, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist and learn these colorful birds and their vital role in helping to control insect pests. FREE!
Nature on the Move - Autumn Nights

Friday, November 19, 2021

4:30 p.m.

Look for our colorful Nature on the Move van in Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, and join one of our Park Naturalists for a 45-60-minute hands-on interactive program. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, November 20 & 21 2021

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, November 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!
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, November 20, 2021

1-3 p.m.

Hear melodies of the 1890s played on the accordion during your visit to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
The Casual Birder at Crosswicks Creek Park

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk in Crosswicks Creek Park. Meet in the Province Line Road parking area in Allentown. 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. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
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