Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 1, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, July 1, 2022

6 p.m. & 7 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.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday & Sunday, July 2 & 3, 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, July 2, 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!
Felting Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, July 2, 2022

1-3 p.m.

See the process of felting wool during this demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 2 & 3, 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, July 2, 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday-Monday, July 2-4, 2022

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.
Story Time in the Park at Historic Walnford

Sunday, July 3, 2022

11-11:45 a.m.
609-259-6275

Join us as we read a story in front of the picturesque Crosswicks Creek at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Bring a snack and a blanket or towel. During inclement weather we will meet in the front hall of the historic house. Open to ages 2-7, with adult. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, July 3, 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!
Independence Day Celebration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Monday, July 4, 2022

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

Join the staff at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, as they celebrate the holiday with games and contests. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays - Seining at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Stop by Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist for this free seining program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures that may be found along the cove. Closed-toe shoes are required. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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.
Enviro-Quest at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Thursday, July 7, 2022

11 a.m.

Meet in the basketball court parking lot at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in a mini-nature lesson, activity, or walk for 30-60 minutes of nature-based fun. FREE!
Life in a Freshwater Pond

Thursday, July 7, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
732-264-7277, ext. 1

Join Park System Naturalists to explore a freshwater pond at Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen. Meet outside the Visitor Center. We’ll look for basking turtles, hopping frogs, hunting herons, splashing fish and anything else that catches our eye. We will also discover the unique life that lies underneath the water in a freshwater pond. Wear closed-toe shoes. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Fishing 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Fishing

Thursday, July 7, 2022

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Learn how to rig, bait, cast, and, hopefully, catch your first fish during this program offered at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Come and go at any time. Bait and tackle provided. Open to all ages; under 14 with adult. Fishing license required for ages 16-69. Stop by the Manasquan Reservoir Bait Shop to register. No groups please. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 8, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Weather permitting. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10, 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!
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2022

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Old-Fashioned Fun & Games at Historic Walnford

Saturday, July 9, 2022

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, and play a variety of historically-themed games to delight and challenge the whole family. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10, 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!
Wheat Harvest Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, July 9, 2022

12-2 p.m.
732-946-3758

See the draft animals in action as the farm staff harvests wheat as it was done in the 1890s. Held at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2022

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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, July 10, 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!
Story Time in the Park at Historic Walnford

Sunday, July 10, 2022

11-11:45 a.m.
609-259-6275

Join us as we read a story in front of the picturesque Crosswicks Creek at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Bring a snack and a blanket or towel. During inclement weather we will meet in the front hall of the historic house. Open to ages 2-7, with adult. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 11, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Weather permitting. FREE!
Naturalist Walk at Winter Run Activity Center

Monday, July 11, 2022

8 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist at the new Winter Run Activity Center property, part of the beautiful Manasquan River Greenway and adjacent to the Manasquan Reservoir. Walks are approximately 45 minutes and a mile in length. Sturdy shoes and bug spray are highly recommended. FREE!
The Casual Birder at Crosswicks Creek Park

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays - Seining at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Stop by Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist for this free seining program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures that may be found along the cove. Closed-toe shoes are required. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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.
Enviro-Quest at Tatum Park

Thursday, July 14, 2022

11 a.m.

Meet at the Red Hill Activity Center parking lot in Tatum Park, Middletown, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where a Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in a mini-nature lesson, activity, or walk for 30-60 minutes of nature-based fun. FREE!
Life in a Freshwater Pond

Thursday, July 14, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
732-264-7277, ext. 1

Join Park System Naturalists to explore a freshwater pond at Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen. Meet outside the Visitor Center. We’ll look for basking turtles, hopping frogs, hunting herons, splashing fish and anything else that catches our eye. We will also discover the unique life that lies underneath the water in a freshwater pond. Wear closed-toe shoes. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Fishing 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Fishing

Thursday, July 14, 2022

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Learn how to rig, bait, cast, and, hopefully, catch your first fish during this program offered at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Come and go at any time. Bait and tackle provided. Open to all ages; under 14 with adult. Fishing license required for ages 16-69. Stop by the Manasquan Reservoir Bait Shop to register. No groups please. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 15, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Weather permitting. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday, July 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!
Walking Tour of Thompson Park

Saturday, July 16, 2022

10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Join our historical interpreter on a walking tour of Thompson Park, Lincroft. The tour covers the park’s origins as an 18th century farmstead, its horseracing days, and eventual use as a county park. Tours last approximately one hour and are weather dependent. Participants should be prepared to walk a mile. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. FREE!
Edible History: Ice Cream

Saturday, July 16, 2022

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

Join the staff at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, in making ice cream the old-fashioned way using 19th century recipes. Then, enjoy the fruits of our labor! FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, July 16, 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!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17, 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, July 16, 2022

1-3 p.m.

Hear melodies of the 1890s played on the accordion during your visit to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Threshing Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17, 2022

12-2 p.m.
732-946-3758

This weekend the staff at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, will be threshing their wheat crop. A thresher is a piece of farm equipment that threshes grain, that is, it removes the seeds from the stalks and the chaff that covers it. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17, 2022

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.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Sunday, July 17, 2022

1-4 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!
Blue Grass and Old-Time Music at Thompson Park

Sunday, July 17, 2022

2 & 4 p.m.

The Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association will have you stomping your feet during live performances outside of the Thompson Park Theater Barn, Lincroft. There will also be musicians jamming from 12-5 p.m. FREE!
Story Time in the Park at Historic Walnford

Sunday, July 17, 2022

11-11:45 a.m.
609-259-6275

Join us as we read a story in front of the picturesque Crosswicks Creek at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Bring a snack and a blanket or towel. During inclement weather we will meet in the front hall of the historic house. Open to ages 2-7, with adult. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, July 17, 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!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 18, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays - Seining at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Stop by Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist for this free seining program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures that may be found along the cove. Closed-toe shoes are required. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Weather permitting. FREE!
Climb Time at Clayton Park

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

3-6 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!
Under the Summer Stars at the Dorbrook Recreation Area

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

10-11 p.m.

Join our guide and look for key objects and constellations in the summer night sky at the Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck. Meet in the soccer field parking lot (across the street from main park entrance.) 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!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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.
Enviro-Quest at Thompson Park

Thursday, July 21, 2022

11 a.m.

Meet in the Old Orchard parking lot in Thompson Park, Lincroft, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where a Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in a mini-nature lesson, activity, or walk for 30-60 minutes of nature-based fun. FREE!
Life in a Freshwater Pond

Thursday, July 21, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
732-264-7277, ext. 1

Join Park System Naturalists to explore a freshwater pond at Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen. Meet outside the Visitor Center. We’ll look for basking turtles, hopping frogs, hunting herons, splashing fish and anything else that catches our eye. We will also discover the unique life that lies underneath the water in a freshwater pond. Wear closed-toe shoes. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Fishing 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Fishing

Thursday, July 21, 2022

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Learn how to rig, bait, cast, and, hopefully, catch your first fish during this program offered at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Come and go at any time. Bait and tackle provided. Open to all ages; under 14 with adult. Fishing license required for ages 16-69. Stop by the Manasquan Reservoir Bait Shop to register. No groups please. FREE!
Nature Lecture Series: Sharks of New Jersey

Thursday, July 21, 2022

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and discover why sharks are important to protect, why they are unique, and threats to them. Plus we will take a closer look at some shark species that are commonly found along the Jersey Shore including great whites. Not to be missed by any shark enthusiast. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 22, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Weather permitting. FREE!
Concert in the Park: Country Music with After the Reign

Friday, July 22, 2022

7-8:30 p.m.

Hear New Jersey’s premier country band After the Reign play an array of modern country music from their 150 song list which also includes songs from their three CDs. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, food and soft drinks. The concert is outdoors at the Thompson Park Theater Barn, Lincroft; however, if the weather is inclement, the concert will be moved indoors. FREE!
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24, 2022

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24, 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!
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, July 23, 2022

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!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24, 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!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24, 2022

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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, July 24, 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!
Story Time in the Park at Historic Walnford

Sunday, July 24, 2022

11-11:45 a.m.
609-259-6275

Join us as we read a story in front of the picturesque Crosswicks Creek at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Bring a snack and a blanket or towel. During inclement weather we will meet in the front hall of the historic house. Open to ages 2-7, with adult. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 25, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays - Seining at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Stop by Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist for this free seining program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures that may be found along the cove. Closed-toe shoes are required. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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.
Enviro-Quest at Big Brook Park

Thursday, July 28, 2022

11 a.m.

Meet at the dock parking lot in Big Brook Park, Marlboro, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in a mini-nature lesson, activity, or walk for 30-60 minutes of nature-based fun. FREE!
Life in a Freshwater Pond

Thursday, July 28, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
732-264-7277, ext. 1

Join Park System Naturalists to explore a freshwater pond at Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen. Meet outside the Visitor Center. We’ll look for basking turtles, hopping frogs, hunting herons, splashing fish and anything else that catches our eye. We will also discover the unique life that lies underneath the water in a freshwater pond. Wear closed-toe shoes. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Fishing 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Fishing

Thursday, July 28, 2022

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Learn how to rig, bait, cast, and, hopefully, catch your first fish during this program offered at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Come and go at any time. Bait and tackle provided. Open to all ages; under 14 with adult. Fishing license required for ages 16-69. Stop by the Manasquan Reservoir Bait Shop to register. No groups please. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 29, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Weather permitting. FREE!
Pollinator Garden Tour

Friday, July 29, 2022

10-11 a.m.
732-751-9453

This special garden at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, is beautiful and designed to provide habitat for wildlife, especially pollinators and butterflies. Get a personal tour and learn about the native plants which make it a home. Meet in the parking lot. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 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, July 30, 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!
Naturalist Walk at Winter Run Activity Center

Saturday, July 30, 2022

10 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist at the new Winter Run Activity Center property, part of the beautiful Manasquan River Greenway and adjacent to the Manasquan Reservoir. Walks are approximately 45 minutes and a mile in length. Sturdy shoes and bug spray are highly recommended. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 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!
Piano Ballads from the Turn of the Century

Saturday, July 30, 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!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 2022

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.
Story Time in the Park at Historic Walnford

Sunday, July 31, 2022

11-11:45 a.m.
609-259-6275

Join us as we read a story in front of the picturesque Crosswicks Creek at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Bring a snack and a blanket or towel. During inclement weather we will meet in the front hall of the historic house. Open to ages 2-7, with adult. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, July 31, 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!
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