Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap Drop Off

Monday-Friday, September 24-28, 2018

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Upcycle gently used kids’, adults’, and even pet costumes for a spooktacular new-to-you ensemble. Costumes must be dropped off in advance at one of the locations below. For each costume you bring, receive a token entitling you to a "new" costume the day of the swap. Costume drop-off is at the Huber Woods Environmental Center, Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Thompson Park Visitor Center, Dorbrook Recreation Area Visitor Center, and Fort Monmouth Recreation Center. The Swap is Sunday, September 30 from 12-2 p.m. at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Monarch Butterfly Tagging Demo at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

12 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and see how scientists attach small tags to Monarch butterflies' wings and learn about their epic migration to Mexico. If you’re lucky, you may get to release a monarch on it’s way. Please Note: Releases are dependent on weather and availability of butterflies. Call 732-751-9453 for more information. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, September 27-30, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour the newly 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. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Butterfly and Pollinator Garden Tour

Thursday, September 27, 20187

11 a.m.

Tour this special garden at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, that is designed to provide habitat for wildlife. Tour is approximately 30 minutes and is offered weather permitting. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, September 27, 2018

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, September 28, 2018

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Roving Naturalist at Thompson Park

Saturday, September 29, 2018

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk in Thompson Park, Lincroft. Meet in the Marlu Lake parking area. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is a 1.5-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point. Dress for the weather as light rain is not a deterrent. FREE!
Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap Drop Off

Saturday, September 29, 2018

10 a.m.-12 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Upcycle gently used kids’, adults’, and even pet costumes for a spooktacular new-to-you ensemble. Costumes must be dropped off in advance at one of the locations below. For each costume you bring, receive a token entitling you to a "new" costume the day of the swap. Costume drop-off is at the Huber Woods Environmental Center, Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Thompson Park Visitor Center, Dorbrook Recreation Area Visitor Center, and Fort Monmouth Recreation Center. The Swap is Sunday, September 30 from 12-2 p.m. at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30, 2018

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, September 29, 2018

9 a.m.-12 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Harvest Home Festival at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, September 30, 2018

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

This old-fashioned fair is reminiscent of the 1890s. Visitors can enjoy wagon rides, games and live entertainment. There is also ongoing crafts demonstrations and a Home & Garden competition. Admission and parking are free.
Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap

Sunday, September 30, 2018

12-2 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

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 Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, September 30, 2018

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, September 30, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, October 1, 2018

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

2-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Awesome Autumn Amble at Thompson Park

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

10-11:30 a.m.

Explore the trails at Thompson Park, Lincroft, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
The Casual Birder at Holmdel Park

Thursday, October 4, 2018

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Holmdel Park, Holmdel. We’ll meander for about an hour 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 to borrow if needed. Open to ages 8 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, October 4, 2018

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, October 5, 2018

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, October 6, 2018

9 a.m.-12 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7, 2018

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

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

Sunday, October 7, 2018

12:30-4:30 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4343

Come to the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, and choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. Children age 12 and under are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, October 7, 2018

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, October 7, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
School’s Out Drop-In Day at the Fort

Monday, October 8, 2018

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enjoy Science Exploration Stations, Take Home Kids Creations and Building Fun at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, during this self-guided program open to ages 5-10 with adult. $5 per child per day; cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, October 8, 2018

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

2-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, October 11, 2018

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, October 12, 2018

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Turtle Meet & Greet at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14, 2018

1:30 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and meet one of our resident turtles and learn about these creatures. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, October 13, 2018

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Visit the out kitchen and see what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, October 13, 2018

12-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see how 19th century woodworking tools were used to create various items. FREE!
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, October 13, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and hear music from yesteryear played on an accordion. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14, 2018

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, October 13, 2018

9 a.m.-12 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Thompson Park Day

Sunday, October 14, 2018

11 a.m.-5 p.m.
732-842-4000 ext. 4312

Join us at Thompson Park, Lincroft, for this family fun event. From the scarecrow contest to doggie costume contest, Thompson Park Day offers everything a fall festival should - pumpkin painting, wagon rides, kids races, entertainment and so much more! Some activities have a fee. Admission and parking are free.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, October 14, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, October 14, 2018

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, October 14, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, October 15, 2018

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

2-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Awesome Autumn Amble at Perrineville Lake Park

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

10-11:30 a.m.

Explore the trails at Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
The Casual Birder at Hartshorne Woods Park

Thursday, October 18, 2018

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Hartshorne Woods Park, Rocky Point section in Highlands. We’ll meander for about an hour 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 to borrow if needed. Open to ages 8 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, October 18, 2018

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, October 19, 2018

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, October 20, 2018

9 a.m.-12 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 2018

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 20, 2018

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Visit the out kitchen and see what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Climb Time at Clayton Park Activity Center

Saturday, October 20, 2018

1-5 p.m.

Head over to Clayton Park Activity Center, Upper Freehold, and try our 25’ portable climbing wall. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, October 21, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, October 21, 2018

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, October 22, 2018

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

2-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Awesome Autumn Amble at Hartshorne Woods Park

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

10-11:30 a.m.

Explore the trails at Hartshorne Woods Park - Rocky Point section, Highlands, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
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