Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Seashore Open House at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

1-4 p.m.
732-872-2670

Kick off the start of spring with a trip to the seashore! The Activity Center at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch is a great place to bring back beach memories or to learn more about the seashore. Stop in during our annual Open House for some fun by the sea. Engaging hands-on activities will entertain and educate you and your family about the shore and the ocean. Speak with a Park System Naturalist about your own shell collection or the aquatic animals on display. Free admission and parking.
Splendid Spring Stroll at Big Brook Park

Thursday, April 4, 2024

10-11:30 a.m

Say “farewell” to the frosty weather as you join a Park System Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk through Big Brook Park, Marlboro. Meet in the lower pond parking lot. Sturdy footwear is recommended as trails used may have inclines or tree roots to step over. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2024

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!
Spring Craft Show

Saturday, April 13, 2024

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

This seasonal craft show, held at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center in Tinton Falls, features local artists and crafters. Admission and parking are free.
Sowing Seed Potatoes at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14 , 2024

12-2 p.m.

Help the staff at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, sow this year's crop of potatoes. Weather dependent. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2024

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, April 13, 2024

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!
Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, April 13, 2024

10 a.m.-1 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.
Climb Time at Freneau Woods Park

Sunday, April 14, 2024

12-3 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. FREE!
Traditional Quilting Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, April 14, 2024

1-3 p.m.

See the quilter demonstrate how to do a beautiful quilting stitch so you can create your own heirloom quilt. Held at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Splendid Spring Stroll at Clayton Park

Thursday, April 18, 2024

10-11:30 a.m

Say “farewell” to the frosty weather as you join a Park System Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk through Clayton Park, Upper Freehold. Meet in the Emley’s Hill Road parking area. Sturdy footwear is recommended as trails used may have inclines or tree roots to step over. FREE!
Nature Lecture: Dogfish Are Sharks

Thursday, April 18, 2024

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and discover everything you wanted to know about the most common sharks to be found in coastal waters in Monmouth County. FREE!
Earth Day Open House

Saturday, April 20, 2024

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, with guided nature walks, live animal presentations, and nature crafts. Plus, local nature organizations will be on hand to provide information. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, April 20 & 21, 2024

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, April 20, 2024

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!
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s

Saturday, April 20, 2024

1-3 p.m.

Hear melodies of the 1890s played on the accordion during your visit to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Beach Cleanup and Beach Combing at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Sunday, April 21, 2024

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Head to Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and help clean up trash and debris while learning about local shellfish and shells. FREE!
Beach Cleanup and Beach Combing at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center

Sunday, April 21, 2024

1-3 p.m.

Head to Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch, and help clean up trash and debris while learning about local shellfish and shells. Meet at the Activity Center. FREE!
Music on the Porch

Sunday, April 21, 2024

1-3 p.m.
609-259-6275

Let the toe tapping tunes of the Magnolia Street String Band enliven your visit to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, April 21, 2024

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!
Vintage Base Ball - Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club

Sunday, April 21, 2024

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Spend an afternoon at Holmdel Park, Holmdel, and see one of America’s favorite pastimes played using rules from the 19th century. FREE!
Earth Day Shore Planting at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, April 22, 2024

5-6:30 p.m.

Help restore our native maritime forest at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. By planting native plants, your actions will provide valuable food and shelter for local wildlife! Plants are in limited supply so this program will be under a first come, first served basis.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Monday, April 22, 2024

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 Holmdel Park

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at Holmdel Park, Holmdel. Meet at the Shelter Building. We’ll meander through the park for about an hour and a half to see what birds we can find. Participants should expect to be walking a few miles (2-4) on sometimes uneven or muddy terrain. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Thursday, April 25, 2024

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!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 2024

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!
Wool Days/Sheep Shearing at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 2024

12-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and learn how the farmers use traditional blade shearing practices to remove the fleece from sheep. Gene Sheninger will return with his collies to show their herding skills. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, April 27, 2024

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!
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, April 28, 2024

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!
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Monday, April 29, 2024

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!
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