Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap Drop Off

Monday-Saturday, September 26-October 1, 2022

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
732-872-2670

Upcycle gently used kids’, adults’, and even pet costumes for a spooktacular new-to-you ensemble. Costumes must be dropped off in advance at: Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown • Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell • Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft • Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Swap is Sunday, October 2, 12-1:30 p.m., at the Freneau Woods Park Visitor Center, Aberdeen. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2022

12-4 p.m.

Tour the restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2022

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. FREE!
Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap

Sunday, October 2, 2022

12-1:30 p.m.
732-872-2670

Trade in the tokens you received during the costume drop off to get a “new” costume during today's swap! Almost due or have a newborn? Just bring your bump or your baby to pick out a costume for free. The Swap will be held at the Freneau Woods Park Visitor Center, Aberdeen.
Climb Time at Clayton Park

Sunday, October 2, 2022

12-3 p.m.

Head over to the Clayton Park Activity Center, Upper Freehold, 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!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, October 2, 2022

1-4 p.m.

Visit this house at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, which dates back to the early 1700s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
The Casual Birder at Turkey Swamp Park

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk in Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold. Meet at the Oak Point Shelter Building. 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!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2022

12-4 p.m.

Tour the restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, October 8, 2022

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!
Corn Harvest at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2022

12-2 p.m.

Head to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see how feed corn is harvested and stored. Weather permitting. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2022

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, October 8, 2022

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. The cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, October 9, 2022

1-4 p.m.

Visit this house at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, which dates back to the early 1700s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
The Casual Birder at Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet in the Environmental Center 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!
Awesome Autumn Amble at Huber Woods Park

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

10-11:30 a.m.

Explore the trails at Huber Woods Park, Middletown, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Meet in the Environmental Center parking lot. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16, 2022

12-4 p.m.

Tour the restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16, 2022

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. FREE!
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, October 15, 2022

1-3 p.m.

Hear melodies of the 1890s played on the accordion during your visit to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, October 16, 2022

1-4 p.m.

Visit this house at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, which dates back to the early 1700s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Piano Ballads from the Turn of the Century

Saturday, October 22, 2022

1-3 p.m.

Tap your feet, dance a one-step, or sing-along to popular turn-of-the-19th-century ballads as they are played inside the farmhouse at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Piano Ballads from the Turn of the Century

Saturday, October 22, 2022

1-3 p.m.

Tap your feet, dance a one-step, or sing-along to popular turn-of-the-19th-century ballads as they are played inside the farmhouse at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23, 2022

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, October 22, 2022

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!
Nature on the Move

Sunday, October 23, 2022

3 p.m.

Look for our colorful Nature on the Move van at the Manasquan River Greenway Winter Run Activity Center, Howell, and join one of our Park System Naturalists for a 30-45-minute hands-on interactive program. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, October 23, 2022

1-4 p.m.

Visit this house at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, which dates back to the early 1700s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Awesome Autumn Amble at Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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!
Nature Lecture Series - The Real Story of the Jersey Devil

Thursday, October 27, 2022

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!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30, 2022

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. FREE!
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, October 29, 2022

12-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see how a woodworker studies his materials, plies his tools, and crafts beautiful and functional items. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, October 30, 2022

1-4 p.m.

Visit this house at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, which dates back to the early 1700s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Trick-or-Treat in Historic Walnford

Sunday, October 30, 2022

10 a.m.-12 p.m.
609-259-6275

Discover the history of this annual tradition while touring the historical buildings and beautiful fall landscape of Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Walk from building to building where staff will provide facts about Walnford and the family who lived here, as well as a treat to fill your basket! FREE!
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