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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Monmouth County Development Review Committee Meeting
Monday, April 22nd, 2024
2 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: In person in the Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Monmouth County Amendment Review Committee
Wednesday, May1st, 2024
11 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
Thursday, May 2, 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 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!
Thursday, May 2, 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!
Rabies Vaccination Clinic -Neptune
Saturday, May 4, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 a.m.
Neptune Township Public Works Garage 2201 Heck Avenue
Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2024
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
As part of Weekend in Old Monmouth, the restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, will be open. Tour the site and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2024
12-4:30 p.m.
Explore some of our favorite “hands-on” items at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. Explore these historic pieces through operation and physical contact. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 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!
Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2024
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Tour this beautifully restored 18th century house with exhibits that help tell the story of the region's history and the Hartshorne family legacy in Monmouth County. Tours are limited to 10 persons and may be suspended during severe weather conditions. Register on site at the Portland Place Visitor Center, Hartshorne Woods Park, Locust, day of tour. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2024
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.
Sunday, May 5, 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!
Saturday & Sunday, July 6 & 7, 2024
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 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!
Monday, May 6, 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!
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
9 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at 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. 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!
Monmouth County Agriculture Development Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.
732-431-7460
Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room Hall of Records Annex 2nd Floor 1 East Main St., Freehold and Virtually via WebEx Web Conference
Wednesday-Sunday, May 8-12, 2024
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Tour this beautifully restored 18th century house with exhibits that help tell the story of the region's history and the Hartshorne family legacy in Monmouth County. Tours are limited to 10 persons and may be suspended during severe weather conditions. Register on site at the Portland Place Visitor Center, Hartshorne Woods Park, Locust, day of tour. FREE!
Thursday, May 9, 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!
Saturday, May 11, 2024
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Come to Thompson Park, Lincroft, for this art festival. See the works of artists and fine crafters from all mediums including pottery, jewelry and painting. Admission and parking are free.
Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & 12, 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!
Saturday, May 11, 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!
Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & 12, 2024
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.
Sunday, May 12, 2024
12-2:30 p.m.
Head to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and help the staff plant this year’s sunflower field. Then return in the fall and harvest one to bring home. FREE!
Sunday, May 12, 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!
Sunday, May 12, 2024
1-3 p.m.
See the process of weaving natural plant fibers into the seat of a traditional chair during this demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Monday, May 13, 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!
Monmouth County Development Review Committee Meeting
Monday, May 13th, 2024
2 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: In person in the Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
9 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk in Thompson Park, Lincroft. Meet in the Marlu Lake parking area. 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!
Monmouth County Transportation Council
Tuesday, May 14th, 2024
7 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: In person in the Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room, by web conferencing or by phone
Monmouth County Spring Job Fair
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
732-431-7300
Location Monmouth County Fire Academy 1027 NJ-33, Freehold, NJ 07728 Meet with Department Representatives to discuss Monmouth County’s Diverse Career Paths, Excellent Benefits Package, and On-the-Job Training Opportunities. On site Job Interviews and Resume Building Help Available. Live Broadcast from Thunder 106.
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
3-6 p.m.
Head over to Shark River Park, Wall, 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!
Wednesday-Sunday, May 15-19, 2024
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Tour this beautifully restored 18th century house with exhibits that help tell the story of the region's history and the Hartshorne family legacy in Monmouth County. Tours are limited to 10 persons and may be suspended during severe weather conditions. Register on site at the Portland Place Visitor Center, Hartshorne Woods Park, Locust, day of tour. FREE!
Monmouth County Construction Board of Appeals Meeting
Thursday, May 16, 2024
9 a.m.
732-431-7460, ext. 7462
Location: Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room Hall of Records Annex, 2nd Floor 1 East Main Street, Freehold
Thursday, May 16, 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 the Manasquan Reservoir. Meet in the Environmental Center parking lot. Sturdy footwear is recommended as trails used may have inclines or tree roots to step over. FREE!
Thursday, May 16, 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!
Saturday, May 18, 2024

Bring established native plants in four-inch, one quart, or 1-2-gallon containers to exchange with like sizes. Label all plants. Only plants native to the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States will be accepted. Please label all plants. Plant intake from 8-10 a.m. Held at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, 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!
Saturday, May 18, 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!
Saturday, May 18, 2024
1-3 p.m.
Hear melodies of the 1890s played on the accordion during your visit to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Saturday, May 18, 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.
Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, 2024
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.
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