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*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, August 31 & September 1, 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 - 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
Friday, August 30, 2019, 10:00-11:00 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.

Monmouth County - Atlantic Highlands - Music at the Mansion hosted by Audra Mariel featuring Rolando Alvarado

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Music at the Mansion hosted by Audra Mariel featuring Rolando Alvarado
Thursday, August 29, 2019
$15 at the door
Rolando’s father, Ron will be on percussion and they will play some afro-Cuban Latin jazz numbers
Bring a dish or drink to share
Strauss Mansion Museum 27 Prospect Circle Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 07716

Monmouth County - Port Monmouth - Drop-In Local Nature Lecture Series (adults): What Exactly are Mollusks?

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Drop-In Local Nature Lecture Series (adults): What Exactly are Mollusks?
Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth
719 Port Monmouth Rd, Port Monmouth, NJ 07758
Thursday, August 29, 2019, 7:00-8:00 PM

Join us for a series of eye-opening talks by Park System Naturalists to discover what’s lurking in the coastal waters of Monmouth County. The presentations are designed to inform the public of current issues, ecology and science research, and to inspire an appreciation for the local natural world.

If you are going to the beach this summer or have eaten seafood in the past, chances are pretty good you have encountered members of the phylum Mollusca but didn’t know it. Mollusks are not fish, but are common critters along the Jersey shore, from squid, scallops, snails, oysters, and clams (a favorite ingredient in chowders), there are more than 100,000 known species of mollusks. Join us for a fun evening as we discover the life and times of these many surprising spineless species.

Monmouth County - Colts Neck - Casual Birder @ Dorbrook Recreation Area

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Casual Birder
Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 9:00 AM
Dorbrook Recreation Area (meet in the parking area across from the main entrance)
353 County Rd 537, Colts Neck, NJ 07722

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 - Lincroft - Forest Eats and Wild Treats @ Thompson Park

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Forest Eats and Wild Treats
Thompson Pk Old Orchard Parking Lot
805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Wed, Aug 28, 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

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, Aug 27, 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 - Union Beach - Birding Conaskonk Point

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Birding Conaskonk Point
Conaskonk Point, Union Beach
Chingarora St.and Edmunds Ave. Union Beach, NJ 07735
Mon, Aug 26, 2019, 9:00-10:30 AM
(adults)

A marine wetland is a unique and beautiful area that attracts an abundance of wildlife, especially birds. Migrating shorebirds, seaside and sharp-tailed sparrows, herons, egrets, rails, gulls, terns, and many other birds depend on these areas for food, shelter and raising their young. Conaskonk Point in Union Beach, NJ, is an ideal location to view these wonderful migrants and summer visitors. Join a park naturalist for a walk through this specialized niche and see many of these sometimes hard to locate birds. Wear your waterproof boots as these areas will be damp.

Please Note: Meet at Chingarora Street and Edmunds Ave. in Union Beach, NJ, “On Street Parking”.

One Session $8 Per Person

Ocean County - Island Heights - Music Under the Stars: The Kootz

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Music Under the Stars: The KootzAugust 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree Event Navigation
It’s the “Rock ‘n Roll with Fiber” world of this group of Jersey-guys and their ‘musical friends’ who just can’t seem to ‘retire their guitars’ and likely never will!  The collective passion for classic rock, pop, soul and blues and just ‘plain old making great music’ has been a driving force even a ‘mantra’ in assembling ‘The Kootz’ band. Bring your picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs or rent a table and 6 chairs for $100. No advance tickets; donations appreciated.

Monmouth County - West Deal (Ocean Twp) - AXCBT presents ALICE IN WONDERLAND

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AXCBT presents ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Aug. 25th at 2 PM & 7PM 
Aug. 27th, 28th & 29th at 8 PM


TICKETS: Premium Adult $54; Regular Adult $48; Premium Senior $46; Regular Senior $40; Students $26

A young girl sits by a riverbank on a warm summer day, drowsily reading over her sister’s shoulder when she catches sight of a white rabbit in a waistcoat. This jumpstarts a fun, whimsical adventure in which Alice, Lewis Carroll’s famously curious ingenue, meets a cast of extraordinary characters, from the fierce Queen of Hearts and the bubbly Mad Hatter, to the funny Cheshire Cat and the mysterious Caterpillar. With an imaginative, eye-popping digital-projection landscape that will transport audiences into Wonderland, this new ballet from the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater will be told through the dazzling, imaginative choreography of Gabriel Chajnik and a live orchestra conducted by Jason Tramm.  LEARN MORE


Monmouth County - Lincroft - Woodstock 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Monmouth County - Imlaystown - Ales and Trails @ Clayton Park

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Ales and Trails
Clayton Park
161 Emley's Hill Rd, Imlaystown, NJ 08526
Sat, Aug 24 1:30-3:00 PM (approx.)
(ages 21 and up)

Something new is “brewing” as this program pairs two local treasures into one great experience! Tag along with a Park Naturalist on an exciting 90-minute hike, where we will explore any and all things nature, from the smallest of critters to the grandest of views. Then to celebrate after the program, participants can drive a quick three minutes down the road and join us for an optional picnic and beer tasting at Screamin’ Hill Brewery ($11 pay on your own).

One Session $10 Per Person

Monmouth County - Port Monmouth - Climb Time @ Bayshore Waterfront Park

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CLIMB TIME
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 12:00-4:00 PM
Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth
719 Port Monmouth Rd, Port Monmouth, NJ 07758
(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 - Locust - Casual Birder @ Hartshorne Woods Park

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Casual Birder
Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 9:00 AM
Hartshorne Woods Park (meet in Claypit Creek parking area)
239 Locust Ave, 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 - Pot Luck Porch Supper

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Pot Luck Porch Supper Join us at our annual event on our newly-restored porch Bring a dish or drink to share.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Bring a dish or drink to share Strauss Mansion Museum 27 Prospect Circle Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 07716

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, Aug 20, 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, Aug 20, 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 - Aberdeen - A Walk in the Woods at Freneau Woods (adults)

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A Walk in the Woods at Freneau Woods
(adults)
Freneau Wds Pk Vis Ctr Parking Area
360 Monastery Ln, Aberdeen Township, NJ 07747
Tue, Aug 20, 2019, 10:00-11:00 AM (approx.) 

Join a Park System Naturalist for an easy walk at Freneau Woods, a 196-acre park that is comprised mostly of woodlands and fields, and located along the headwaters of Matawan Creek and Lake Lefferts. Delve into stories of a forest recovering from centuries of change while soaking up the sounds of nature and basking in the area’s beauty. Our walk will be peppered with several stops along the way as we learn about the plants, animals, geology and rich human history of this special region. Please wear comfortable shoes, sneakers or boots that can get dirty or muddy.

One Session $8 Per Person

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

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Open Shoot Archery
Sunday, August 18, 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 - Atlantic Highlands - Vintage Baseball Game: Monmouth Furnace v. Hoboken 9

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Vintage Baseball Game: Monmouth Furnace v. Hoboken 9






Saturday, August 17, 2019
Strauss Mansion Museum 27 Prospect Circle Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 07716

*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, August 17 & 18, 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 - Aberdeen - Roving Naturalist @ Freneau Woods Park

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Roving Naturalist
Saturday, August 17, 20019, at 9:00 AM
reneau Woods Park (meet in Activity Center parking area)
360 Monastery Ln, Aberdeen Township, NJ 07747

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 - 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
Friday, August 16, 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 - Atlantic Highlands - Full Sturgeon Moon Hike @ Hartshorne Woods

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Full Sturgeon Moon Hike
Hartshorne Woods Buttermilk Valley Parking Lot
300 Navesink Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Thu, Aug 15, 2019, 7:30-10:00 PM (approx.)
(adults)

Hiking in the dark! A new way to experience our natural world. Grab your night pack, put batteries in your headlamp, and away we go. Experience your local park in a “new light”. Hiking shoes are highly recommended.

Rating: Moderate, inclines and declines, views. Miles: 3+

One Session $22 Per Person

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Take a Shot: Intro to Archery (Adult)

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Take a Shot: Intro to Archery
Thompson Pk Activity Barn
805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Thu, Aug 15 7:00-9:00 PM
(adults)

Learn the basics of the ancient sport of archery. Whether you are interested for recreation, competition or hunting, our Outdoor Adventures staff will assist you in developing the skills necessary to pursue this timeless pastime. All equipment is provided. Please dress for the weather as the Activity Barn is not heated or air-conditioned
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One Session $19 Per Person

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Take a Shot: Intro to Archery

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Take a Shot: Intro to Archery
Thompson Pk Activity Barn
805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Thu, Aug 15 4:30-6:30 PM.
(ages 10 and up)

Learn the basics of the ancient sport of archery. Whether you are interested for recreation, competition or hunting, our Outdoor Adventures staff will assist you in developing the skills necessary to pursue this timeless pastime. All equipment is provided. Please dress for the weather as the Activity Barn is not heated or air conditioned.

One Session $19 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, Aug 13, 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 - Howell - Butterfly Walk @ Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

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Butterfly Walk
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell 07731
Fri, Aug 9, 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, 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 - Splendid Summer Stroll @ Huber Woods Park

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Splendid Summer Stroll
Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 10:00-11:30 AM
Huber Woods Park (meet in Environmental Center parking area)
25 Browns Dock Rd, Locust, NJ 07760
(all ages, under 18 with adult)

With summer rearing to go, our parks are teeming with all sorts of animal and plant life. Engage your curiosity as you explore the trails with a Park System Naturalist!

Meet on Thursday from 10:00-11:30 AM.

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, Aug 6, 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…

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Open Ceramics

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Open Ceramics
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center
805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Sunday, August 4, 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 - Middletown - Revolutionary Rave!

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Revolutionary Rave! Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 1 PM – 4 PM Taylor Butler House, 127 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748
Save the Date!

Join us for an afternoon of musik, games, and revelry 18th-century style at our 2nd Annual Revolutionary Rave on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 1-4 pm at the Taylor-Butler House!

Travel back in time and experience a bit of 18th-century social entertainment. Learn colonial dance steps, enjoy live musik of the era, and try your luck at cards or other games of the era!

18th or 19th century period clothing is encouraged, but not required.

Light refreshments and tasty treats will be served.

Marlpit Hall (c. 1686) will also be open for tours from 1-4 pm.

*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, August 3 & 4, 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 - Morganville - Butterfly Walk @ Wickatunk Rec Area

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Butterfly Walk
Wickatunk Rec Area Spring Valley Parking Area
97 Harbor Rd, Morganville, NJ 07751
Fri, Aug 2, 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, may be a mile or more. Trails may be uneven and are not paved. Closed-toe walking shoes recommended.

One Session $2 Per Person