Monday, July 25, 2016

848-456-4278
Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 2-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Monday, July 25, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
July 25, 2016
2 p.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
July 25, 2016
2 p.m.
Public Safety Center
2500 Kozloski Road, Freehold
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

848-456-4278
Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 3:30-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
11 a.m.
Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278
Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

848-456-4278
Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Wednesday-Sunday, July 27-31, 2016

732-842-4000, ext. 4312
Enjoy the old-fashioned fun of this country fair, including 4-H exhibits, amusement rides, entertainment, fireworks, home and garden competitions, and other special attractions at this five-day event at East Freehold Showgrounds.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278
Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
11 a.m.
Start in the Red Hill Activity Center parking lot in Tatum Park, Middletown, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Monmouth County Fair Opens
July 27, 2016
5:00 pm
East Freehold Showgrounds
1500 Kozloski Road
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

848-456-4278
Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p. m.
(732) 955-8168
Are you a person with Medicare who has diabetes or know someone who does?
Sign up today for a FREE 6-week workshop.
Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) workshops include six different sessions, each covering a new topic. Sign up today and remember to mark your calendars, so you are able to attend all six sessions.
We regret that there can be no new attendees after Workshop #2.

Workshop Location: Monmouth County Health Department, 3435 Highway 9 North, Freehold

Register by Contacting: Jarmaine Williams at (732) 955-8168
July 28, 2016
1 p.m.
Freeholders' Meeting Room
2nd Floor
Hall of Records
Main Street, Freehold
Thursday, July 28, 2016
3 p.m.
Make a colorful fish print of a rubber sea star, flounder, skate and more at the Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Program begins inside the Bay House and is approximately 45 minutes long. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
July 28, 2016
7 p.m.
Borough of Neptune City
106 West Sylvania Avenue, Neptune City
Thursday, July 28, 2016
7-8 p.m.
Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist. Discussion includes the history and ecology of sharks as well as why they are important to protect. FREE!
Friday, July 29, 2016

848-456-4278
Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Friday, July 29, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Friday, July 29, 2016
4-5:30 p.m.
848-456-4278
Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Friday, July 29, 2016
3 p.m.
Bring your own shells or use ours for this craft at the Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. We'll paint them and add a magnet. Program begins inside the Bay House and is approximately 45 minutes long. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

848-456-4278
Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
9 a.m.
732-872-2670
Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Holmdel Park, Holmdel, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the Ramanessin Trail parking area. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 2016
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. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 2016
1 p.m.
Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and learn about frogs that live in our area. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 2016
1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275
See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 2016
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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Sunday, July 31, 2016

848-456-4278
Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
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!
Monday, August 1, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join us at the Popamora Point section of the Henry Hudson Trail for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
11 a.m.
Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278
Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
2 p.m.
Be sure to bring your questions while exploring Big Brook Park, Marlboro, with our Naturalist. Meet in the parking lot. FREE!
August 2, 2016
7:30 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: Monmouth County Agriculture Building, 4000 Kozloski Road,Freehold, New Jersey 07728.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Registration for spring programs begins at 8 a.m. online, in-person at Thompson Park Headquarters, Lincroft, or by calling 732-842-4000 ext 1.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278
Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
3 p.m.
Make a colorful fish print of a rubber sea star, flounder, skate and more at the Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Program begins inside the Bay House and is approximately 45 minutes long. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
9 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk in Clayton Park, Upper Freehold. 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. Meet in the main parking lot. FREE!
Thursday, August 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p. m.
(732) 955-8168
Are you a person with Medicare who has diabetes or know someone who does?
Sign up today for a FREE 6-week workshop.
Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) workshops include six different sessions, each covering a new topic. Sign up today and remember to mark your calendars, so you are able to attend all six sessions.
We regret that there can be no new attendees after Workshop #2.

Workshop Location: Monmouth County Health Department, 3435 Highway 9 North, Freehold

Register by Contacting: Jarmaine Williams at (732) 955-8168
Thursday, August 4, 2016
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join us at the Popamora Point section of the Henry Hudson Trail for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Thursday, August 4, 2016
3 p.m.
Bring your own shells or use ours for this craft at the Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. We'll paint them and add a magnet. Program begins inside the Bay House and is approximately 45 minutes long. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
August 4, 2016
5 p.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
Friday, August 5, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Friday, August 5, 2016

Drop by the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, and see if sailing is for you. The Park System will provide the captain, you provide the crew. Limited number of boats are available; maximum three people per boat. Sailors age 8 and up welcome with an adult. Sailboats leave dock by the Visitor Center at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per boat; cash or check only.
Friday, August 5, 2016
4-5:30 p.m.
848-456-4278
Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Friday, August 5, 2016
2 p.m.
Start in the parking lot nearest the Shelter Building at Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Friday, August 5, 2016
6:30 & 7:30 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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
9 a.m.
732-872-2670
Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Weltz Park, Oakhurst, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the main parking lot. FREE!
Saturday, August 6, 2015
11-11:45 a.m.
732-671-6050
Join us for story time at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. If the weather is nice, look for the clue at the Horticultural Center's entrance that leads to the secret spot. If it’s rainy or cold, we’ll be inside. Recommended for ages 3-7. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2016
12-2 p.m.
732-946-3758
Come to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and help the staff bring in the crop and dig some potatoes to take home for your own family. FREE!
Saturday, August 6, 2016
1-3 p.m.
732-946-3758
Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see the art of penny rug making in action. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2016
1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275
See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2016
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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and take a walk to identify butterflies. Walk may be a mile or more. Open to ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Sunday, August 7, 2016
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. The cost is $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
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!
Sunday, August 7, 2016
3-4 p.m.
Learn a little of the history of this cooling summer time treat as you help us crank, and then consume, several ice cream flavors made from 19th century recipes. Meet by the ice house at Historic Walnford, Uppper Freehold. FREE!
Monday, August 8, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
August 8, 2016
2 p.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
Monday, August 8, 2016
3 - 6 p.m.
732-431-7456
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
For: Ages 3 and up

Provided by: the New Jersey Commission for The Blind and the Monmouth County Health Department. Clinics are intended to test eye health, visual acuity, and glaucoma

Meridian Heath also provides free testing for BMI, Diabetes, Cholesterol, and bone density.

Location: Monmouth County Health Department

3435 Highway 9 North, Freehold, NJ

For appointments, please call 732-431-7456

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
11 a.m.
Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278
Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278
Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p. m.
(732) 955-8168
Are you a person with Medicare who has diabetes or know someone who does?
Sign up today for a FREE 6-week workshop.
Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) workshops include six different sessions, each covering a new topic. Sign up today and remember to mark your calendars, so you are able to attend all six sessions.
We regret that there can be no new attendees after Workshop #2.

Workshop Location: Monmouth County Health Department, 3435 Highway 9 North, Freehold

Register by Contacting: Jarmaine Williams at (732) 955-8168
Thursday, August 11, 2016
11 a.m.
Start in the parking lot near the basketball courts at Dobrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Friday, August 12, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Friday, August 12, 2016
4-5:30 p.m.
848-456-4278
Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Friday, August 12, 2016
12-4 p.m.
Head over to Thompson Park, Lincroft, (by Filly Run parking lot) and try our 25’ portable climbing wall. This is a great opportunity to experience the sport of rock climbing close to home. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). FREE!
Friday, August 12, 2016
9 a.m.
Be sure to bring your questions while exploring Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, with our Naturalist. Meet at the Shelter Building. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 2016
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Stop by Thompson Park, Lincroft, and try out the mini disc golf course that's been set up. Sign in at the Visitor Center and receive the course map and use of disc. FREE!
Saturday, August 13, 2016
4-5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Claypit Creek section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided - single and tandem kayaks are available. Program limited to available kayaks; first come, first served. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Note: The kayak launch system is off a bulkhead. Participants must be physically fit and able to easily bend down and rotate their body to get in and out of the kayak. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for a single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel a tour.
Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 2016
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. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Drop by the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, and see if sailing is for you. The Park System will provide the captain, you provide the crew. Limited number of boats are available; maximum three people per boat. Sailors age 8 and up welcome with an adult. Sailboats leave dock by the Visitor Center at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per boat; cash or check only.
Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 2016
1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275
See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday, August 13, 2016
12-2:30 p.m.
See how one of America's favorite pastimes started when Monmouth Furnance Base Ball Club (formerly known as the Bog Iron Boys)and the N.Y. Mutuals come to Holmdel Park, Holmdel, to play vintage baseball. Players will be dressed in uniforms appropriate to the time period and use rules from the 19th century. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 2016
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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
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!
Sunday, August 14, 2016
1-3 p.m.
Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Sunday, August 14, 2016
1-3 p.m.
732-946-3758
Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and enjoy music from the 1890s. FREE!
Monday, August 15, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Monday, August 15, 2016
2 p.m.
Start in the parking lot of the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
August 15, 2016
2 p.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.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
11 a.m.
Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
9:00am - 12:00pm
732-431-7456, ext. 8516

Location: Monmouth County Board of Social Services, 07728

Free to children from birth to 18, living within MCHD Member Towns. $20.00 for children living in non-MCHD Member Towns. For a town listing, please visit the MCHD website.

Appointments Required. Physicals available in the mornings only. For an appointment or further information, please call our office.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
9 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck. 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. Meet in the Matthews Road parking lot. FREE!
Thursday, August 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p. m.
(732) 955-8168
Are you a person with Medicare who has diabetes or know someone who does?
Sign up today for a FREE 6-week workshop.
Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) workshops include six different sessions, each covering a new topic. Sign up today and remember to mark your calendars, so you are able to attend all six sessions.
We regret that there can be no new attendees after Workshop #2.

Workshop Location: Monmouth County Health Department, 3435 Highway 9 North, Freehold

Register by Contacting: Jarmaine Williams at (732) 955-8168
August 18, 2016
2 p.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.
Friday, August 19, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Friday, August 19, 2016
4-7 p.m.
Stop by Bel-Aire Golf Course, Wall, and try a variety of nontraditional golf games. Open to all ages. FREE!
Saturday, August 20, 2016
9 a.m.
732-872-2670
Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Big Brook Park, Marlboro, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the main parking lot. FREE!
Saturday, August 20, 2016
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
732-542-1642, ext. 31
Browse vendors at this outdoor market at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, for the one-of-a-kind item you did not even think you needed.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
9:30-11 a.m.
Meet at the Claypit Creek section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided - single and tandem kayaks are available. Program limited to available kayaks; first come, first served. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Note: The kayak launch system is off a bulkhead. Participants must be physically fit and able to easily bend down and rotate their body to get in and out of the kayak. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for a single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel a tour.
August 20, 2016
12:00 - 4:00 PM
732-303-7614
FREE festival for all ages! Rain or shine Displays, games, crafts, tours, food.
Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2016
1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275
See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2016
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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
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!
Sunday, August 21, 2016
1-3 p.m.
732-946-3758
Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see this demonstration. FREE!
Monday, August 22, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
August 22, 2016
2 p.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
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join us at the Popamora Point section of the Henry Hudson Trail for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
11 a.m.
Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
3 p.m.
Make a colorful fish print of a rubber sea star, flounder, skate and more at the Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Program begins inside the Bay House and is approximately 45 minutes long. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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 seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
11 a.m.
Start in the parking lot of the Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, Howell, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
3 p.m.
Bring your own shells or use ours for this craft at the Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. We'll paint them and add a magnet. Program begins inside the Bay House and is approximately 45 minutes long. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
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