Friday, May 29, 2015
4-8 p.m.
Head over to Thompson Park, Lincroft, 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). Meet on the lawn in front of the theater barn. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31, 2015
10:30 a.m.
Create a recycled journal and fill it with observations during a short nature walk. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31, 2015
1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275
See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31, 2015
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, May 31, 2015
1-3 p.m.
Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and bring an unwanted book(s) and swap it for something new. Accepted books are adult fiction, young adult fiction, and children's books. Don’t have a book to swap? We have extras. FREE!
Sunday, May 31, 2015
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, May 31, 2015
1-4 p.m.
Sample some chores from the past at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. You’ll learn how you can make butter at home and pick up some DYI tips for backyard poultry. FREE!
Sunday, May 31, 2015
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
732-751-9453
Open to ages 14 and up, under 18 with adult. Novice paddlers welcome. Just show up, we’ll provide all the equipment! Single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come basis. All tours depart on time. Meet at the Environmental Center. Program is limited to 12 participants. Wear clothing that can get wet. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel the tour. The cost is $20 per person, cash or check only.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
3 p.m.
732-872-2670
Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk at the Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the soccer fields parking lot. FREE!
Monday, June 1, 2015
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 16 participants; 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.
June 1, 2015
2 p.m.
Freeholders' Meeting Room
2nd Floor, Hall of Records
Main Street, Freehold, NJ
Historical Commission
June 1, 2015
7 p.m.
Freeholders' Meeting Room
Hall of Records, 2nd Floor
Main Street, Freehold
Youth Services Commission
June 2, 2015
4:00 p.m.
Human Services Building
Kozloski Road, Freehold
June 2, 2015
7:30pm
732-431-7460
Location: Monmouth County Agriculture Building, 4000 Kozloski Road,Freehold, New Jersey 07728.
Monmouth County Areawide Water Quality Management
June 3, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Planning Board Conference Room
Hall of Records Annex
Main Street, Freehold
Thursday, June 4, 2015
7:30 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312
Enjoy an evening of music and fun with the Colts Neck Community Band in Thompson Park, Lincroft! Featuring a selection of popular music including show tunes. Indoor seating available or bring your picnic dinner and lawn chairs. FREE!
Friday, June 5, 2015
6:30 p.m. & 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, June 6, 2015
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come to the Sunnyside Equestrian Center, Lincroft, and join us for a fun day as the riders of Special People United to Ride (SPUR) showcase their talents. FREE!
Saturday, June 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, we’ll be inside. FREE!
Saturday, June 6, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
732-431-7456

Location: Firehouse - Corner Main Street & Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Saturday, June 6, 2015
12-4 p.m.
848-456-4278, ext. 4#
Whether your child is already registered or you’re still looking for options, bring them with you to the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center for a taste of our summer camp.
Saturday & Sunday, June 6 & 7, 2015
1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275
See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, June 6 & 7, 2015
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.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
1-3 p.m.
Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and enjoy some fun fishy crafts and nature movies. Afterward, help us feed the trout for the last time before we release them into the river. FREE!
Sunday, June 7, 2015
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy the gardens, explore the greenhouse and visit the Horticultural Center during this Open House. FREE!
Sunday, June 7, 2015
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, June 7, 2015
1-3 p.m.
732-946-3758
Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and enjoy piano music from the 1890s. FREE!
Sunday, June 7, 2015
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, June 7, 2015
2 p.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and head outside to identify butterflies. Walk may be a mile or more. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult. FREE!
June 8, 2015
2:00pm
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, June 08, 2015
3:00PM-6:00PM
732-431-7456

Free Eye Screening Clinic

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


Location: Monmouth County Health Department

3435 Highway 9 North, Freehold, NJ

For appointments, please call 732-431-7456

June 9, 2015
7:00pm
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, June 10, 2015
3:00-4:30 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 16 participants; 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.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
3-6 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.
The Health Improvement Coalition of Monmouth County Planning Meeting
Thursday, June 11, 2015
10:00am-12:00pm
732-431-7456, ext 8585
Location - The Agriculture Building 4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold
Saturday, June 13, 2015
9:30-11 a.m.
732-751-9453
Open to ages 14 and up, under 18 with adult. Novice paddlers welcome. Just show up, we’ll provide all the equipment! Single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come basis. All tours depart on time. Meet at the Environmental Center. Program is limited to 12 participants. Wear clothing that can get wet. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel the tour. The cost is $20 per person, cash or check only.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
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 16 participants; 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, June 13 & 14, 2015
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, June 13, 2015
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The horseless carriage comes to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, with a display of pre 1948 automobiles. Parked on our shady lawns, this is a great day to bring a picnic and relax, enjoying a day in the country and a leisurely stroll back in time. FREE!
Saturday, June 13, 2015
1-3 p.m.
732-946-3758
Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see Dorothy Gratton demonstrate the art of crochet and lacemaking in the Victorian era. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2015
12 p.m.
732-751-9453
Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and learn about native species of carnivorous plants and the problems they face in their environment. Afterward, make a craft. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2015
1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275
See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2015
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, June 14, 2015
7 a.m.
732-872-2670
Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet at the pavilion. FREE!
Sunday, June 14, 2015
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
732-975-9735
All are welcome to join the Friends' at Battery Lewis in Hartshorne Woods Park for a patriotic Flag Day Picnic celebrating our newly moved WWII gun barrel. Suggested donation is $2.00 per person and $5.00 per family.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
1-3 p.m.
Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Sunday, June 14, 2015
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-Sunday, June 15-21, 2015
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Drop in at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, for activities, information and resources on what services pollinators provide, why they need our help, and easy things you can do to support them. FREE!
June 15, 2015
2:00 pm
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, June 15, 2015
5-8 p.m.
Join us for this open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. All equipment is provided. No outside equipment permitted. There is limited instruction during this program open to ages 8 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $8 per person; cash or check only.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
10 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and head outside to identify butterflies. Walk may be a mile or more. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
732-431-7456

Location: Public Works Garage - 15 Main Street, Englishtown, NJ 07726
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
7-8 p.m.
Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist. Learn about dolphins found in area waters, their importance to the local marine ecosystem, the factors which are affecting their survival, and ways you can help. FREE!
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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 16 participants; 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.
Paper Shredding- Upper Freehold
June 20, 2015
9 a.m.-1 p.m. unless the truck fills first
732-683-8686, ext. 6721
Monmouth County residents have opportunities to get rid of old documents and confidential files safely.
Location: Municipal Building
314 Rt. 539
Cream Ridge, 08514
Saturday, June 20, 2015
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.
Health Fair - Union Beach Rebuilding
Saturday, June 20, 2015
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
732-431-7456
Union Beach Borough Hall
650 Poole Ave. Union Beach, NJ
Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2015
11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
732-751-9453
Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and go on a short walk led by a Park System Naturalist. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2015
1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275
See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2015
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.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
2-5 p.m.
732-542-1642, ext. 25
Join us at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, for our second annual freshwater fishing derby. Staff will be on hand to show you how to cast and rig your pole. Free hands-on clinics will be available from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fishing pole rentals are available for $5 each. Cost for entering the derby is $25 per family of four or $8 per person.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

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 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 $35 per boat; cash or check only.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
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, June 21, 2015
2-5 p.m.
732-542-1642, ext. 25
Join us at Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, for our annual freshwater fishing derby. Staff will be on hand to show you how to cast and rig your pole. Free hands-on clinics will be available from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fishing pole rentals are available for $5 each. Cost for entering the derby is $25 per family of four or $8 per person.
Monday, June 22, 2015
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Monday, June 22, 2015
1:30-3 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 16 participants; 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.
June 22, 2015
2:00pm
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, June 24, 2015
8 a.m.
732-872-2670
Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Clayton Park, Upper Freehold, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the parking lot. FREE!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
3-6 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.
Friday, June 26, 2015
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Saturday, June 27, 2015
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Presented with the Garden State Daylily Growers, this event features exhibits displaying a range of colors and forms, and experts on hand to answer questions. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2015
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, June 27 & 28, 2015
12 p.m.
732-751-9453
Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and discover how a seed grows into a mature plant. Afterward, go on a scavenger hunt and look for the golden seed packet to receive a prize. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2015
1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275
See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2015
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, June 28, 2015
9:30-11 a.m.
732-751-9453
Open to ages 14 and up, under 18 with adult. Novice paddlers welcome. Just show up, we’ll provide all the equipment! Single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come basis. All tours depart on time. Meet at the Environmental Center. Program is limited to 12 participants. Wear clothing that can get wet. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel the tour. The cost is $20 per person, cash or check only.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
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, June 28, 2015
1-4 p.m.
Come to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, and sample a variety of root beers including our own recipe. See how many ingredients you can identify and raise your glass to family friendly history! FREE!
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