Monday-Friday, August 15-19, 2022

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 2-7:30 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available.
Monday, August 15, 2022
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 Planning Board Meeting
Monday, August 15th, 2022
2 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room and via WebEx Web Conference
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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 17, 2022
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, August 17, 2022
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Join artists Joe Valencia, Laura Mandile and Konstantin Zingerman, featured in the current Summer Nights Exhibit, as they discuss their creative process and favorite inspirations. FREE!
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
10-11 p.m.
Join our guide and look for key objects and constellations in the summer night sky at Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone. Meet in the Agress Road 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 17, 2022
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 18, 2022
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 and Via WebEx Web Conference
Thursday, August 18, 2022
11 a.m.
Meet in the parking lot on Emley's Hill Road, Upper Freehold, 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 18, 2022
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. FREE!
Thursday, August 18, 2022
10 a.m. - 2 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 Manasquan Reservoir Bait Shop to register. No groups please. FREE!
Friday, August 19, 2022
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 20 & 21, 2022
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, August 20 & 21, 2022
12-4 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 20 & 21, 2022
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. 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 20, 2022
10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Join our historical interpreter on a walking tour of Thompson Park, Lincroft. The tour covers the park’s origins as an 18th century farmstead, its horseracing days, and eventual use as a county park. Tours last approximately one hour and are weather dependent. Participants should be prepared to walk a mile. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2022
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 20, 2022
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 20, 2022
7-8 p.m.
Join us in the Thompson Park Theater Barn, Lincroft, as we take you through the history of social dance styles born in the United States from the 1920s to the fabulous 1950s and beyond. Enjoy performances of iconic dance styles like The Charleston, The Lindy Hop, The Carolina Shag and more! Historical information about their cultural influences through the decades will also be shared. Performance presented by Jumpin Entertainment and The Roaring Rascals. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2022
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 21, 2022
11-11:45 a.m.
609-259-6275
Join us as we read a story in front of the picturesque Crosswicks Creek at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Bring a snack and a blanket or towel. During inclement weather we will meet in the front hall of the historic house. Open to ages 2-7, with adult. FREE!
Sunday, August 21, 2022
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, August 22-26, 2022

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 2-7:30 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available.
Monday, August 22, 2022
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 Development Review Committee Meeting
Monday, August 22nd, 2022
2 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room WebEx Web Conference Meeting
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
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 24, 2022
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, August 24, 2022
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 25, 2022
11 a.m.
Meet at the Agress Road parking lot in Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone, 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 25, 2022
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. FREE!
Thursday, August 25, 2022
10 a.m. - 2 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 Manasquan Reservoir Bait Shop to register. No groups please. FREE!
Thursday, August 25, 2022
7-8 p.m.
Come to the Freneau Woods Park Visitor Center, Aberdeen, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist and learn about this small- to medium-sized turtle with a domed shell. Discover what box turtles eat, where they can be found, and what are some threats to them. FREE!
Friday, August 26, 2022
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 26, 2022
7:30-9 p.m.
Show includes tributes to The Beatles, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and more! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, food and soft drinks. The concert is outdoors at the Thompson Park Theater Barn, Lincroft; however, if the weather is inclement, the concert will be moved indoors. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28, 2022
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, August 27 & 28, 2022
12-4 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 27 & 28, 2022
12-2 p.m.
Learn how potatoes were grown and harvested at the end of the 19th century. Help the Longstreet Farm staff bring in the crop and dig some potatoes for your own family. Stop by the summer kitchen for some 19th century inspiration on how to prepare them at home. FREE!
Saturday, August 27, 2022
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
See what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28, 2022
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 27 & 28, 2022
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 28, 2022
12-3 p.m.
Head over to Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, and try the Park System's 25’ portable climbing wall. You must be 42” or taller to climb. Open to ages 8 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
Sunday, August 28, 2022
11-11:45 a.m.
609-259-6275
Join us as we read a story in front of the picturesque Crosswicks Creek at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Bring a snack and a blanket or towel. During inclement weather we will meet in the front hall of the historic house. Open to ages 2-7, with adult. FREE!
Sunday, August 28, 2022
1-4 p.m.
Visit this house at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, which dates back to the early 1700s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Sunday, August 28, 2022
9 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist at the new Winter Run Activity Center property, part of the beautiful Manasquan River Greenway and adjacent to the Manasquan Reservoir. Walks are approximately 45 minutes and a mile in length. Sturdy shoes and bug spray are highly recommended. FREE!
Monday-Friday, August 29-September 2, 2022

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 2-7 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
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 31, 2022
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 Environmental Council Meeting
Thursday, September 1st, 2022
5 p.m.
732-431-7460
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Monmouth County Environmental Council 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 48 hours prior to the meeting for confirmation as to whether the meeting is in person or is virtual.
Saturday-Monday, September 3-5, 2022
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, September 3 & 4, 2022
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. 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, September 3 & 4, 2022
12-4 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, September 3 & 4, 2022
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, September 3, 2022
1-3 p.m.
Tap your feet, dance a one-step, or sing-along to popular turn-of-the-19th-century ballads as they are played inside the farmhouse at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Saturday-Monday, September 3-5, 2022
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, September 4, 2022
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, September 6, 2022
9 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan. We’ll meander through the park for about an hour and a half to see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. FREE!
Monmouth County Agriculture Development Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.
732-431-7460
Virtually via WebEx Web Conference
Monmouth County Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
9:30 a.m.
732-431-7460
Location: Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room,2nd Floor, Hall of Records Annex Building, One East Main Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Monmouth County Amendment Review Committee
Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
11 a.m.
732-431-7460
Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Hall of Records Annex Building, One East Main Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Saturday, September 10, 2022
12-4 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, September 10, 2022
1-3 p.m.
Hear melodies of the 1890s played on the accordion during your visit to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Saturday, September 10, 2022
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
See what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s. FREE!
Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11, 2022
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, September 10, 2022
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Join us for this open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. This is NOT a beginner instructional program. If you are new to archery, register for one of our instructional classes prior to attending. All equipment is provided. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. The cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.
Sunday, September 11, 2022
1-4 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!
Sunday, September 11, 2022
12-4 p.m.
732-671-6050
The Monmouth County Park System and the Deep Cut Bonsai Society present Bonsai Day at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. Experience this intricate and ancient art through demonstrations and displays, with experts on hand to answer your questions. Admission and parking are free.
Sunday, September 11, 2022
3 p.m.
Look for our colorful Nature on the Move van at the Clayton Park Activity Center, Upper Freehold, and join one of our Park System Naturalists for a 30-45-minute hands-on interactive program. FREE!
Sunday, September 11, 2022
1-4 p.m.
Visit this house at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, which dates back to the early 1700s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Sunday, September 11, 2022
9 a.m.
Join us for this remembrance ceremony at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook in Atlantic Highlands.
Monmouth County Development Review Committee Meeting
Monday, September 12th, 2022
2 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room WebEx Web Conference Meeting
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
9 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet at the Visitor Center. We’ll meander through the park for about an hour and a half to see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. FREE!
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
3-6 p.m.
Head over to Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch, and try the Park System's 25’ portable climbing wall. You must be 42” or taller to climb. Open to ages 8 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
Monmouth County Transportation Council
Tuesday, September 13th, 2022
7 p.m.
732-431-7460
Location: Monmouth County Planning Board Conference Room Hall of Records Annex, 2nd Floor 1 East Main Street, Freehold To be held in person and via WebEx Web Conference
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