SPLASH INTO FUN THIS SUMMER IN THE PARKS

 

HOLMDEL—  Summertime is in bloom and the Monmouth County Park System invites area residents to enjoy all the season has to offer during the following free events:

Lacemaking Demonstration

Saturday, June 5 from 1-3pm

Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel
Step back in time and see this delicate craft in action.

June Bugs

Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6 from 10am-5pm

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Georgia Tavern Road, Howell
Fireflies, butterflies, mosquitoes…oh, my!!! Discover interesting facts about summertime insects.

Brook Trout Send-Off

Sunday, June 6 from 1-3pm
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Georgia Tavern Road, Howell
Enjoy fun fishy crafts, watch a film and feed our trout one more time before they are released.

Fiddler on the Porch

Sunday, June 6 from 1-3pm
Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold
Enjoy the fiddler’s tunes while touring the house, picnicking by the creek or relaxing on the porch.

 

Oh Freedom Exhibit

Wednesday, June 9-Monday, August 30 from 8am to 4:30pm
Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold

This traveling exhibit from the New Jersey DEP captures the stories of African American soldiers who fought during the Revolutionary War.

New Jersey Bats

Saturday-Sunday, June 12-13 from 11am-12noon

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Georgia Tavern Road, Howell
Let’s have a bat talk. Where are they? How do they live? What do they eat? What can you do to protect them?

 

Celebration of the Historic Rose Garden

Sunday, June 13 from 10am-3pm

Deep Cut Gardens, Red Hill Road, Middletown

Join the Park System as it celebrates the restored Rose Parterre with guided tours, lectures, demonstrations and much more! Gardening experts will be on hand to answer questions.

Blacksmith Demonstration

Sunday, June 13 from 1-3pm

Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel
Come see what the blacksmith is making in his workshop.

 

Music Man Rich Marzec

Sunday, June 13 from 1-3pm

Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel

Hear history come alive through music as Rich Marzec plays tunes from the turn-of-the-century.

 

It’s a Grand Old Flag

Sunday, June 13 from 1-4pm

Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold

Did Betsy Ross make the first flag? Drop in and learn some flag history in preparation of Flag Day.

Summer Solstice

Saturday-Sunday, June 19-20 from 10am-5pm

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Georgia Tavern Road, Howell
Discover why the first day of summer is the longest day of the year.

Scherenschnitte Demonstration

Saturday, June 26 from 1-3pm

Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel

Discover the art of paper cutting during this demonstration.

Snakes of Monmouth County

Saturday-Sunday, June 26-27 from 10am-5pm

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Georgia Tavern Road, Howell
Learn about snakes native to Monmouth County.

 

Daylily Day

Saturday, June 26 from 10am-2pm

Deep Cut Gardens, Red Hill Road, Middletown

Come enjoy the large selection of daylilies on the grounds. Also see daylily displays and meet with experts who can answer questions.

Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market

Saturday, June 26 from 10am-2pm

Dorbrook Recreation Area, Route 537, Colts Neck

Come browse our vendors to find that one-of-a-kind or “green” item you didn’t even know you needed!

 

To learn more about these Park System activities, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call the Park System at (732) 842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System is celebrating its golden anniversary of keeping the county green and livable, since the Board of Chosen Freeholders created the first county park in 1960. Today, the Park System has grown to over 30 sites totaling more than 14,500 acres and offers approximately 4,000 recreation programs and activities, making it the perfect place to come outside and play.