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Union County - Union - Uncork History: Library Edition!

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Uncork History: Library Edition! Wednesday, July 31 Enjoy our summer series in the garden and join us for Uncork History: Library Edition! Ever wonder what the Livingston and Kean families read?! Come find out as we the discuss the books of Liberty Hall. Afterwards, relax in our historic gardens with wine and finger foods. It's perfect for a summer date night or a night with friends! Must be 21 years or older to attend. Program Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Program Fee: $25.00 per person; $20.00 for LHM members/Kean AlumniReservations required by July 26 Make a ReservationClick here to purchase tickets Please call 908-527-0400 or email libertyhall@kean.edu

Monmouth County - Manasquan - Tidal Tuesdays - Seine the Cove @ Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area

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Tidal Tuesdays - Seine the Cove
Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan
383 3rd Ave, Manasquan, NJ 08736
Tue, Jul 30, 2019, 10:00-10:45
(all ages, under 18 with adult)

Looking for some Tuesday fun by the shore? Stop by Fisherman’s Cove and join a Park System Naturalist and take part in a free seining program to see what creatures may be found swimming along Fisherman’s Cove. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures as we pull in our seine net. Seining portion runs for approximately 30-45 minutes.

Please Note:

• Closed-toe shoes are required.

• The program will not run during inclement weather.

• 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. No large groups, please.

Additional Tidal Tuesday Activities

Discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats with a fun nature activity before our drop-in seining begins! Each week take part in a …

Monmouth County - Oakhurst - New Exhibit Opening – "Votes for Women: Suffrage in New Jersey "

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New Exhibit Opening – "Votes for Women: Suffrage in New Jersey " Opening - Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​

Monmouth County - Aberdeen - Forest Eats and Wild Treats @ Freneau Woods Park

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Forest Eats and Wild Treats
Freneau Woods Park Act Ctr Parking Area
360 Monastery Ln, Aberdeen Township, NJ 07747
Sat, Jul 27, 2019, 10:00-11:30 AM
(adults)

Explore what’s on the menu in Monmouth County as we forage for a variety of native and edible plants. Join a Park System Naturalist as we learn to identify common wild edibles, their medicinal properties, and the uses of a number of other common plants that can be found right here in Monmouth County. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.

One Session $10 Per Person

Atlantic County - Egg Harbor Twp - Call of Duty: 200 Years of American Military History

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Call of Duty: 200 Years of American Military History

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Greate Egg Harbor Historical Society Museum and Library
6647 West Jersey Avenue, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234

Free event for the whole family

An American military timeline presented by re-enactors of different eras. Experience drills, tactics, fly-overs, speakers, and more. 

Events presented by:
Greate Egg Harbor Historical Society Museum and Library
6647 West Jersey Avenue, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234

609-813-2002 - E-mail - GEHTHSMuseum@aol.com

Visit Us: 1st Saturday of the Month and Sundays Throughout the Month 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm or by appointment.

http://www.GEHTHSMuseum.org

Monmouth County - Marlboro - Roving Naturalist @ Crosswicks Creek Park

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Roving Naturalist
Saturday, July 27, 20019, at 9:00 AM
Crosswicks Creek Park (meet in Polhemustown Rd. parking area)
90 Polhemustown Rd., Allentown, NJ 08501

Join a Park System Naturalist for a leisurely walk on well-maintained trails in our parks. We will explore a different park each session as we discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife and identify a bird or two. This is a free 1.5 to 2-hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point during the walk. Dress for the weather as light rain is not a deterrent.

Explore nature with us on Saturdays at 9:00 AM.

Monmouth County - Marlboro - Butterfly Walk @ Big Brook Park

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Butterfly Walk
Big Brook Pk Parking Lot
521 Route 520, Marlboro, NJ 07746
Fri, Jul 26, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
(ages 7 and up, under 18 with adult)

Summer is the best time for butterflies. Together with a Park System Naturalist learn to identify butterflies found in the field. Walks vary and may be a mile or more. Trails may be uneven and are not paved. Closed-toe walking shoes recommended.

One Session $2 Per Person

Monmouth County - Locust - Casual Birder @ Huber Woods Park

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Casual Birder
Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 9:00 AM
Huber Woods Park (meet in Environmental Center parking area)
25 Browns Dock Rd, Locust, NJ 07760

Adults are invited to join a Park System Naturalist for these laid-back morning bird walks. We’ll meander through the parks for about 1.5 hours to see what birds we can nd. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy these walks. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow.

Hit the trails with us on Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM

Monmouth County - Atlantic Highlands - Music at the Mansion hosted by Audra Mariel featuring We Used To Cut The Grass

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Music at the Mansion hosted by Audra Mariel featuring We Used To Cut The Grass























Thursday, July 25, 2019  
$15 at the door  
Bring a dish or drink to share  
Strauss Mansion Museum  27 Prospect Circle  Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 07716

*Monmouth County - Freehold - Monmouth County Fair 7/24 to 7/28

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Monmouth County - Howell - Sunset Kayak Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir

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Sunset Kayak Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
331 Georgia Tavern Rd, Howell Township, NJ 07731
Tue, Jul 23, 2019, 6:00-7:30 PM
(ages 9 and up, under 18 with adult)

Enjoy the sunset from the water on this relaxing, naturalist-guided kayak tour of the Manasquan Reservoir. We will meet at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center and launch into the Reservoir in sit-on-top kayaks. While on the water we will keep an eye out for herons, eagles, and osprey while discussing local history and ecology. Be sure to wear clothes that can get wet, and don’t forget insect repellent and water!

One Session $25 Per Person

Monmouth County - Manasquan - Tidal Tuesdays - Seine the Cove @ Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area

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Tidal Tuesdays - Seine the Cove
Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan
383 3rd Ave, Manasquan, NJ 08736
Tue, Jul 23, 2019, 10:00-10:45
(all ages, under 18 with adult)

Looking for some Tuesday fun by the shore? Stop by Fisherman’s Cove and join a Park System Naturalist and take part in a free seining program to see what creatures may be found swimming along Fisherman’s Cove. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures as we pull in our seine net. Seining portion runs for approximately 30-45 minutes.

Please Note:

• Closed-toe shoes are required.

• The program will not run during inclement weather.

• 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. No large groups, please.

Additional Tidal Tuesday Activities

Discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats with a fun nature activity before our drop-in seining begins! Each week take part in a …

*Monmouth County - Freehold - Period Clothing Sewing Group

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Period Clothing Sewing Group 3rd Saturday of the month February to December 2019 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Monmouth County Historical Association 70 Court St, Freehold 07728
If you're interested in sewing, or like period clothing and want to know more about construction, or are working on period clothing, come on by! Meetings will be held every third Saturday of the month from 12 - 4 pm at the museum in Freehold. This group is free for members and $5 for non-members.

Below is a tentative schedule of meetings for 2019. Please note dates and topics are subject to change.

February 16 - Aprons & Neckerchiefs
March 16 - Caps
April 13 - Shortgowns & Bedgowns
May 18 - Jackets
June 15/16 - Tentative Gown Workshop at Taylor-Butler
July 20 - Finishing Ongoing Projects
August 17 - Tentative Workshop or Fieldtrip
Sept 21 - Hats
October 19 - Accessories, (i.e. mitts, hoods, etc.)
November 16 - TBD
December 21 - TBD

If you are interested in in this group or have any question call Outreach Manager Pati G…

*Monmouth County - Lincroft - Canoe Rentals at Thompson Park

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Canoe Rentals at Thompson Park
Thompson Park, Marlu Lake
805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Saturday and Sunday, July 20 & 21, 2019, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
(ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult)

Rent a canoe for a relaxing paddle on Marlu Lake.

All equipment provided; a limited number of canoes available.

Cost: $15 per boat for 1-3 people for 2 hours of canoeing (cash or check only). Rental Available from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. All rentals must be returned by 3:00 PM.

Monmouth County - Atlantic Highlands - Makers Market: Annual Arts & Crafts Fair.

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Makers Market: Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

















Strauss Mansion Museum 27 Prospect Circle Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 07716

Ocean County - Island Heights - Music Under the Stars: Due South Band

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Music Under the Stars: Due South BandJuly 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Navigation
Due South has forged a well-deserved reputation as one of the New Jersey’s top country bands. Come see Due South kick into gear as they perform hits from legendary artists such as Brooks and Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, and Keith Urban, Patsy Client and Johnny Cash. The band has a growing list of Southern Rock, pop, and classic rock covers from groups like The Eagles, Marshall Tucker, Linda Ronstadt, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grand Funk Railroad, The Doobie Brothers, and more! Grounds open at 6pm. Bring your picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs or rent a table and 6 chairs for $100. Get ready for a night of country’s best. No advance tickets; donations appreciated.

Monmouth County - Middletown - Butterfly Walk @ Deep Cut Gardens

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Butterfly Walk
Deep Cut Gardens
152 Red Hill Rd, Middletown, NJ 07748
Fri, Jul 19, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
(ages 7 and up, under 18 with adult)

Summer is the best time for butterflies. Together with a Park System Naturalist learn to identify butterflies found in the field. Walks vary and may be a mile or more. Trails may be uneven and are not paved. Closed-toe walking shoes recommended.

One Session $2 Per Person

Monmouth County - Cream Ridge - Casual Birder @ Crosswicks Creek Park

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Casual Birder
Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 9:00 AM
Crosswicks Creek Park (meet in the parking area across from 4 Polhemustown Rd.)
Crosswicks Creek Park, County Rd 537, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

Adults are invited to join a Park System Naturalist for these laid-back morning bird walks. We’ll meander through the parks for about 1.5 hours to see what birds we can nd. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy these walks. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow.

Hit the trails with us on Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM

Monmouth County - Atlantic Highlands - Monthly Lecture: New Jersey Originals-Technological Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and More

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Monthly Lecture: New Jersey Originals-Technological Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and More











Strauss Mansion Museum
27 Prospect Circle Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 07716

Monmouth County - Howell - Drop-In Kayak Tours in the Manasquan Reservoir

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Drop-In Kayak Tours
Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, Howell
311 Windeler Road, Howell 07731
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
(ages 12 and up, under 18 with participating adult)

The Park System is offering kayak nature tours of both the beautiful Swimming River and Manasquan Reservoir. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first serve basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems.

Fee: $20 per person (cash or check only; no pre-registration required). All tours depart on time.

Monmouth County - Manasquan - Tidal Tuesdays - Seine the Cove @ Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area

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Tidal Tuesdays - Seine the Cove
Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan
383 3rd Ave, Manasquan, NJ 08736
Tue, Jul 16, 2019, 10:00-10:45
(all ages, under 18 with adult)

Looking for some Tuesday fun by the shore? Stop by Fisherman’s Cove and join a Park System Naturalist and take part in a free seining program to see what creatures may be found swimming along Fisherman’s Cove. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures as we pull in our seine net. Seining portion runs for approximately 30-45 minutes.

Please Note:

• Closed-toe shoes are required.

• The program will not run during inclement weather.

• 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. No large groups, please.

Additional Tidal Tuesday Activities

Discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats with a fun nature activity before our drop-in seining begins! Each week take part in a …

Monmouth County - Oakhurst - 2019 American Girl and Teddy Bear Tea

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2019 American Girl and Teddy Bear Tea
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Rain Date - Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​

Monmouth County - Aberdeen - Climb Time @ Freneau Woods Park

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CLIMB TIME
Sunday, July 14, 2019, 12:00-4:00 PM
Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen
360 Monastery Ln, Aberdeen Township, NJ 07747
(ages 8 and up, with adult)

Catch a glimpse of your county’s parks from a whole new angle. Climbers will get to experience the thrill
of rock climbing as they make their way to the top of our 25’ portable climbing wall.

You must be at least 8 years old AND 42” or taller to climb.

Cost: $2.00 for 3 attempts or climbs, unless otherwise noted (cash or check only)

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Open Shoot Archery @ Thompson Park Activity Barn

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Open Shoot Archery
Sunday, July 13, 2019, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft
805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
(ages 10 and up, under 18 with adult)

Stop in to improve your archery skills at our indoor range.

This is NOT a beginner instructional program. If you are new to archery, register for one of our instructional classes prior to attending. Please dress for the weather as the Activity Barn is not heated or air-conditioned.

All equipment is provided.

Cost: $10 per person (cash or check only)

For more information, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4236, or email doug.kalucki@monmouthcountyparks.com.

Monmouth County - Marlboro - Roving Naturalist @ Wickatunk Recreation Area

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Roving Naturalist
Saturday, July 13, 20019, at 9:00 AM
Wickatunk Recreation Area (meet in Airport Meadows parking area)
431 Hwy 79, Marlboro Township, NJ 07746

Join a Park System Naturalist for a leisurely walk on well-maintained trails in our parks. We will explore a different park each session as we discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife and identify a bird or two. This is a free 1.5 to 2-hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point during the walk. Dress for the weather as light rain is not a deterrent.

Explore nature with us on Saturdays at 9:00 AM.

Monmouth County - Howell - Bird and Wildlife Boat Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir

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Bird and Wildlife Boat Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
331 Georgia Tavern Rd, Howell Township, NJ 07731
Fri, Jul 12, 2019, 6:30-8:00 PM 
(all ages, under 18 with adult)

Ever wonder what wildlife lives at the Manasquan Reservoir? Join a Park System Naturalist for an extended boat tour as we go on the hunt for creatures in the evening hours. Bring your camera and have it ready because you never know what wildlife may show up with over 200 species of birds, 20 mammal species, and 25 reptile and amphibian species found at the reservoir. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and/or camera as we will be stopping periodically along our ride if the opportunity for wildlife photography arises.

One Session $8 Per Person

*Monmouth County - West Deal (Ocean Twp) - JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Monmouth County - Manasquan - Tidal Tuesdays - Seine the Cove @ Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area

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Tidal Tuesdays - Seine the Cove
Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan
383 3rd Ave, Manasquan, NJ 08736
Tue, Jul 9, 2019, 10:00-10:45
(all ages, under 18 with adult)

Looking for some Tuesday fun by the shore? Stop by Fisherman’s Cove and join a Park System Naturalist and take part in a free seining program to see what creatures may be found swimming along Fisherman’s Cove. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures as we pull in our seine net. Seining portion runs for approximately 30-45 minutes.

Please Note:

• Closed-toe shoes are required.

• The program will not run during inclement weather.

• 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. No large groups, please.

Additional Tidal Tuesday Activities

Discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats with a fun nature activity before our drop-in seining begins! Each week take part in a d…

Burlington County - Mount Laurel - 2019 Alice Paul Professional Leadership Institute

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Monmouth County - Lincroft - Open Ceramics

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Open Ceramics
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center
805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Sunday, July 7, 2019, 12-4:30 pm

Choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. Come for an hour or two, alone or with friends, and let your creative juices flow. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Leave your piece with us and we will have it fired in about a week.

Cost: $6 per hour plus the cost of bisque-ware (cash or check only)

For further information please contact Christina Carlson at 732-842-4000, ext. 4343, or ccarlson@monmouthcountyparks.com.

*Monmouth County - Lincroft - Canoe Rentals at Thompson Park

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Canoe Rentals at Thompson Park
Thompson Park, Marlu Lake
805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Saturday and Sunday, July 6 & 7, 2019, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
(ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult)

Rent a canoe for a relaxing paddle on Marlu Lake.

All equipment provided; a limited number of canoes available.

Cost: $15 per boat for 1-3 people for 2 hours of canoeing (cash or check only). Rental Available from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. All rentals must be returned by 3:00 PM.

*Monmouth County - Howell - Summer Public Boat Tours @ Manasquan Resevoir

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Monmouth County - Howell - Drop-In Kayak Tours in the Manasquan Reservoir

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Drop-In Kayak Tours
Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, Howell
311 Windeler Road, Howell 07731
Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
(ages 12 and up, under 18 with participating adult)

The Park System is offering kayak nature tours of both the beautiful Swimming River and Manasquan Reservoir. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first serve basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems.

Fee: $20 per person (cash or check only; no pre-registration required). All tours depart on time.

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Advanced Archery Series (adults)

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Advanced Archery Series
Thompson Pk Activity Barn
805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Tue, Jul 2-16 7:00-9:00 PM
(adults)

Designed for archers looking to bring their archery skills to the next level. This three-day course will help you refine your shooting with the assistance of our USA Archery certified instructors. Topics to be covered are analysis of shooting form, advanced archery techniques, proper equipment maintenance, and more. All equipment, including compound bows, are provided.

Participants must have taken our Take a Shot: Intro to Archery series to register for this course.

Three Sessions $52 Per Person

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Beat the Heat Hike @ Thompson Park

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Beat the Heat Hike
Thompson Park 3 Barns Parking Lot
805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Tue, Jul 2-Aug 20, 2019, 6:00-7:30 AM (approx.)
(adults)

Get on the trail early to beat the summer heat as we keep our legs in shape by exploring the trails of Thompson Park. This 667 acre-acre park provides 14 miles of trails to discover. Low boots or trail running shoes are recommended as we build the pace and distance. Make a commitment to yourself to keep moving! Be sure to bring water.

Rating: Moderate pace, rooty trail, fields, paved and dirt trails. Miles: 3+

Eight Sessions $65 Per Person

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Advanced Archery Series

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Advanced Archery Series
Thompson Pk Activity Barn
805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Tue, Jul 2-16 4:30-6:30 PM
(ages 12-18)

Designed for archers looking to bring their archery skills to the next level. This three-day course will help you refine your shooting with the assistance of our USA Archery certified instructors. Topics to be covered are an analysis of shooting form, advanced archery techniques, proper equipment maintenance, and more. All equipment, including compound bows, are provided.

Participants must have taken our Take a Shot: Intro to Archery series to register for this course.

Three Sessions $52 Per Person

Monmouth County - Manasquan - Tidal Tuesdays - Seine the Cove @ Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area

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Tidal Tuesdays - Seine the Cove
Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan
383 3rd Ave, Manasquan, NJ 08736
Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 10:00-10:45
(all ages, under 18 with adult)

Looking for some Tuesday fun by the shore? Stop by Fisherman’s Cove and join a Park System Naturalist and take part in a free seining program to see what creatures may be found swimming along Fisherman’s Cove. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures as we pull in our seine net. Seining portion runs for approximately 30-45 minutes.

Please Note:

• Closed-toe shoes are required.

• The program will not run during inclement weather.

• 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. No large groups please.

Additional Tidal Tuesday Activities

Discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats with a fun nature activity before our drop-in seining begins! Each week take part in a di…

Monmouth County - Red Bank - Drop-In Kayak Tours in the Swimming River

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Drop-In Kayak Tours
Swimming River Park, Red Bank
475 W Front St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Monday, July 1, 2019, 9:00-10:00 AM
(ages 12 and up, under 18 with participating adult)

The Park System is offering kayak nature tours of both the beautiful Swimming River and Manasquan Reservoir. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first serve basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems.

Fee: $20 per person (cash or check only; no pre-registration required). All tours depart on time.