Thursday, April 22, 2021
4-6 p.m.
Get hands-on with our dune restoration project at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. By planting native grasses and other perennials, your actions will provide valuable habitat for local wildlife. Plants are in limited supply so this program will be first come, first served. FREE!
Saturday, April 24, 2021

Honor Earth Day in your county parks with walks and activities at select locations.
Saturday & Sunday, April 24 & 25, 2021
12-3 p.m.
Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and learn how the staff uses traditional shearing practices to remove the fleece from the sheep. Gene Sheninger will return with his collies to show their herding skills. FREE!
Saturday, April 24, 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.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
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!
Monday, April 26, 2021
10-11:30 a.m
Say “farewell” to the frosty weather as you join a Park Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk through Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen. Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. Sturdy footwear is recommended as trails used may have inclines or tree roots to step over. FREE!
Monday, April 26th, 2021
2 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room WebEx Web Conference Meeting
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
9 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at Shark River Park, Wall. Meet in the parking lot. 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!
Saturday, May 1, 2021
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Bring perennials to Tatum Park, Middletown (Red Hill Road entrance), in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers and take home the same size and number of plants. No exotic invasive species will be accepted. Herb and vegetable seedlings may also be exchanged. Plant intake from 8:30-10 a.m. Plant selection from 10-11:30 a.m. FREE!
Saturday, May 1, 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.
Saturday & Sunday, May 1 & 2, 2021
1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275
See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, May 1 & 2, 2021
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. A limited number of seats will be available due to social distancing measures. Face coverings will be required when boarding and exiting the boat, and when social distancing cannot be maintained.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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!
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: Monmouth County Agriculture Building, Conference Room 1, 4000 Kozloski Road,Freehold, New Jersey 07728.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
9:30 a.m.
732-431-7460
Location: Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room,2nd Floor, Hall of Records Annex Building, One East Main Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
11 a.m.
732-431-7460
Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Hall of Records Annex Building, One East Main Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Saturday, May 8, 2021
9:00AM - 11:00AM
732-431-7456
Location: Neptune City Public Works Garage, 2201 Heck Avenue, Neptune Township, NJ
Saturday, May 8, 2021
1-3 p.m.
View the lost art of applying decorative designs with a needle and thread during this demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Saturday, May 8, 2021
12-2:30 p.m.
Help Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, plant this year’s sunflower field. Visit the farm throughout the summer and watch as the Mammoth Russian sunflowers grow to over 10 feet tall! Participants are invited to return in the fall and harvest their very own sunflower. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, May 8 & 9, 2021
1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275
See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday, May 8, 2021
1-3 p.m.
Spend a summer afternoon at Holmdel Park, Holmdel, and see one of America’s favorite pastimes played using rules from the 19th century. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, May 8 & 9, 2021
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. A limited number of seats will be available due to social distancing measures. Face coverings will be required when boarding and exiting the boat, and when social distancing cannot be maintained.
Monday, May 10, 2021
10-11:30 a.m
Say “farewell” to the frosty weather as you join a Park Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center. Meet in the parking lot. Sturdy footwear is recommended as trails used may have inclines or tree roots to step over. FREE!
Monday, May 10th, 2021
2 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room WebEx Web Conference Meeting
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
7-9 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.
Saturday & Sunday, May 15 & 16, 2021
1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275
See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday, May 15, 2021
1-3 p.m.
Hear melodies of the 1890s played on the accordion during your visit to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, May 15 & 16, 2021
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. A limited number of seats will be available due to social distancing measures. Face coverings will be required when boarding and exiting the boat, and when social distancing cannot be maintained.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
1-2 p.m.
Starting a shell collection this year? It’s the best way to get to know the Jersey Shore. Want to know where shells come from? Can’t figure out what you found on the beach? Bring it to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and we will tell you all about seashells and how to collect them without harming the environment. Plus we will feature an assortment of mollusks, crustaceans, and other cool beach finds and artifacts to view. FREE!
Sunday, May 16, 2021
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! Please note: Face coverings are required while climbing & harnesses are used only once and we have a limited number available.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
609-259-6275
Come to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, and listen to the rumble of Waln’s mill as corn is ground into meal, take a tour of the Waln family home, and enjoy the site from a horse-drawn wagon as we celebrate life as it once was. With a multitude of historic demonstrations held throughout the day, there will be something for everyone to enjoy! FREE!
Tuesday,May 17th, 2021
2 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room WebEx Web Conference Meeting
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
9 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet at the Visitor Center. 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!
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
3-6 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!
Monmouth County Construction Board of Appeals Meeting
Thursday, May 20, 2021
9 a.m.
732-431-7460, ext. 7462
Location: Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room Via WebEx Web Conference
Thursday, May 20, 2021
7-8 p.m.
Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and discover why the population of horseshoe crabs is declining and what people are doing to protect the crab through research, and what you can do to help. FREE!
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