Think Summer!


Urban Hiking
Explore the cityscapes of Monmouth County as you hit the asphalt during this urban exploration on Saturday, May 1.

Zipline Adventure
Enjoy a heart-pounding ride through the trees down Big Brook’s steepest zipline on Sunday, May 2.

Save a Life! CPR AED Certification
Learn life-saving CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking in adults, children and infants during this class on Wednesday, May 5.

Spring Plant Swap  
Saturday, May 1
Plant intake from 8:30-10 a.m.   
Plant selection from 10-11:30 a.m.
Tatum Park, Middletown – Red Hill Road entrance
Bring perennials to in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers and take home the same size and number of plants. No exotic invasive species will be accepted. Herb and vegetable seedlings may also be exchanged. FREE!   

Creative Arts & Music Festival   
Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Thompson Park, Lincroft
This juried arts festival features specially selected artists’ works of pottery, photography, jewelry, paintings, and other mediums. The event also includes live music. Admission and parking are free. Find out more about this event.

Yarn Bee    
Saturday, May 1 from 12-2:30 p.m.  
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel 
Whether just starting a new hobby or working on an old project, all are welcome to this gathering! The relaxed atmosphere means no pressure – you can knit or crochet at your own pace, and farm staff will be on hand to assist those needing a little extra help. Bring your own supplies. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir   
Saturday & Sunday, May 1 & 2 at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.   
Manasquan Reservoir, Howell –Windeler Road entrance
These 45-minute tours 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. A limited number of seats will be available due to social distancing measures. Face coverings will be required when boarding and exiting the boat, and when social distancing cannot be maintained.