Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 2024

848-456-4278
Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 2-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available.
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
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!
Wednesday-Sunday, July 17-21, 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!
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
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.
Monmouth County Construction Board of Appeals Meeting
Thursday, July 18, 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, July 18, 2024
11 a.m.
Meet in the parking lot at the trail head, 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!
Thursday, July 18, 2024
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. Weather permitting. FREE!
Thursday, July 18, 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!
Thursday, July 18, 2024
9 a.m.-1 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 bait shop for day of registration. No groups please. FREE!
Monmouth County Fair Housing Board
Thursday, July 18, 2024
3 p.m.
732-431-7460
Monmouth County Fair Housing Board may determine the need to hold these meetings in person and/or virtually, as health concerns may necessitate. Please visit the Monmouth County website www.visitmonmouth.com/communitydevelopment 48 hours prior to the meeting for confirmation as to whether the meeting is in person or is virtual
Friday, July 19, 2024
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!
Friday, July 19, 2024
7-8:30 p.m.
Sing and dance during as this high-energy rock and soul band performs. This Jersey Shore band features amazing horns, keys, guitar and drums. Bring chairs or blankets, food and soft drinks. The concert is outdoors in Thompson Park, Lincroft. If the weather is inclement the concert will be moved indoors in the Theatre Barn. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21, 2024
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278
Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available.
Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21, 2024
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 all ages; 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.
Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21, 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!
Saturday, July 20, 2024
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
609-259-6275
Visit the Penn/Jersey Basket Weaving Guild as they weave baskets at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday, July 20, 2024

This offering has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Saturday & Sunday, July 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, July 20, 2024
1-3 p.m.
Hear melodies of the 1890s played on the accordion during your visit to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21, 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, July 21, 2024
12-5 p.m.
The Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association will meet outside the Thompson Park Theater Barn, Lincroft, for a jam session. Bring your own bass, banjo, fiddle, mandolin or guitar to join in, or just stop by and enjoy an afternoon music. FREE!
Sunday, July 21, 2024
11-11:45 a.m.
609-259-6275
Join us for story time beside the picturesque Crosswicks Creek at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Children are welcome to bring a snack and a mat, blanket or towel to sit on. During inclement weather, story time will take place in the Cow Barn. FREE!
Sunday, July 21, 2024
12-2:30 p.m.
Experience a late-Victorian laundry day at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. From lighting the wood stove to ironing the aprons, we cover loads of material during this demonstration, so make sure to hang around for a bit. FREE!
Sunday, July 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!
Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 2024

848-456-4278
Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 2-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available.
Monday, July 22, 2024
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!
Monday, July 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, July 22nd, 2024
2 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: In person in the Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room
Tuesday, July 23, 2024
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!
Wednesday-Sunday, July 24-28, 2024

732-842-4000, ext. 4312
Enjoy 4-H exhibits and shows, rides, entertainment, home and garden competitions, and so much more during this five-day event at East Freehold Showgrounds, Freehold.
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
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!
Wednesday-Sunday, July 24-28, 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!
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
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.
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
7-8 p.m.
Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for a talk by a Park System Naturalist and learn about some of the most common sea urchins found along the Jersey Shore. FREE!
Thursday, July 25, 2024
11 a.m.
Meet in the Province Line Road parking lot, Allentown, in Crosswicks Creek Park, 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!
Thursday, July 25, 2024
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. Weather permitting. FREE!
Thursday, July 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!
Thursday, July 25, 2024
9 a.m.-1 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 bait shop for day of registration. No groups please. FREE!
Friday, July 26, 2024
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!
Saturday & Sunday, July 27 & 28, 2024
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278
Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available.
Saturday & Sunday, July 27 & 28, 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!
Saturday & Sunday, July 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, July 27 & 28, 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, July 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-Friday, July 29-August 2, 2024

848-456-4278
Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 2-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available.
Monday, July 29, 2024
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!
Monday, July 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!
Tuesday, July 30, 2024
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!
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
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!
Wednesday-Sunday, July 31-August 4, 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!
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
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.
Thursday, August 1, 2024
11 a.m.
Meet in the Shelter Building in Holmdel Park, Holmdel, 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!
Thursday, August 1, 2024
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. Weather permitting. FREE!
Thursday, August 1, 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!
Thursday, August 1, 2024
9 a.m.-1 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 bait shop for day of registration. No groups please. FREE!
Monmouth County Environmental Council Meeting
Thursday, August 1st, 2024
5 p.m.
732-431-7460
Please be advised the location for The Monmouth County Environmental Council (MCEC) is scheduled to meet at and tour the natural resources and county facilities at the Manasquan Reservoir
Monmouth County Agriculture Development Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 1st, 2024
7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location TBD and Virtually via WebEx Web Conference
Friday, August 2, 2024
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!
Friday, August 2, 2024
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.
Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4, 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!
Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4, 2024
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 all ages; 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.
Saturday, August 3, 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, August 3, 2024
1-3 p.m.
732-946-3758
See how scraps of wool or felted wool from old clothing were used to create mats and rugs during this demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel.
Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4, 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, August 3 & 4, 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, August 4, 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, August 5, 2024
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!
Monday, August 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!
Tuesday, August 6, 2024
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!
Wednesday, August 7, 2024
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!
Monmouth County Amendment Review Committee
Wednesday, August 7, 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
Wednesday-Sunday, August 7-11, 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!
Wednesday, August 7, 2024
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.
Thursday, August 8, 2024
11 a.m.
Meet at the dock 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!
Thursday, August 8, 2024
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. Weather permitting. FREE!
Thursday, August 8, 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!
Thursday, August 8, 2024
9 a.m.-1 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 bait shop for day of registration. No groups please. FREE!
Friday, August 9, 2024
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!
Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 11, 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!
Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 11, 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, August 10, 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, August 10 & 11, 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, August 11, 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, August 12, 2024
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!
Monday, August 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!
Monmouth County Development Review Committee Meeting
Monday, August 12th, 2024
2 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: In person in the Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room
Tuesday, August 13, 2024
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!
Tuesday, August 13, 2024
10-11 p.m.
Join our guide and look for key objects and constellations in the night sky at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck. (Use the soccer field parking lot.) 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!
Wednesday, August 14, 2024
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!
Wednesday-Sunday, August 14-18, 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!
Wednesday, August 14, 2024
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.
Monmouth County Construction Board of Appeals Meeting
Thursday, August 15, 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, August 15, 2024
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!
Thursday, August 15, 2024
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. Weather permitting. FREE!
Thursday, August 15, 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!
Thursday, August 15, 2024
9 a.m.-1 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 bait shop for day of registration. No groups please. FREE!
Friday, August 16, 2024
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!
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