Community Special Events

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Farmers & Makers Market

Saturday, July 8 & 22, 2017 - 8:00am-12:00pm
Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, Middletown

Join us as we grow our market! Local farmers, food trucks, and makers selling their hand made goods. Markets are located in grass area of the Arts Center. Free parking can be found at the Train Station lot across from the Arts Center.

If you are a vendor interested in joining our markets, you can find information at:

Walking Tour of the Village Historic Districts

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, Middletown

This tour as well as the waiting list have reach capacity. Please register for the August Tour if you're interested. 

Guided-walking tours will be available of the nearby Middletown historic village, among the oldest permanent English settlements in NJ. Tours will begin from Farmers and Makers market and will be approximately 45 minutes long

Music in the Parks Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, July 11 & 25, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St, Middletown

July 11: "Chailo" will be performing
July 25: TBD
The free concerts are held from 7 - 9 p.m. on the Middletown Art Center's northern lawn. The public is invited to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments. Alcohol is prohibited. Free parking is on site. Call 732-706-4100 for more information.

Community Science at Poricy Park

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -  3:00-4:00pm
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
Ages:3-12, $3.00 (R), $4.00(NR)
13+, $5.00 (R), $6.00 (NR)
Pre-registration recommended

Join the world-wide phenomenon of geocaching – modern day treasure hunting. Fun for the whole family as you use our GPS devices to find hidden caches throughout the park. Find prizes!

Ideal Beach Party

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 5:00pm
Ideal Beach, Middletown, NJ

Don’t miss this great family event filled with fun and games, music and dancing. A DJ will be on hand to provide the evening’s entertainment. Bring a beach chair or towel. Games, activities and prizes for all children. Watch the beautiful sunset overlooking the Sandy Hook Bay. Make sure to stick around for our movie!

Movie in the Park

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:30pm
Ideal Beach, Middletown, NJ

Join us for a movie at the beach! We will be viewing Moana after the Beach Party!

Community Fossil Hunt

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 11:00am-1:00pm 
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Rd, Red Bank
Ages: 5-12,$5.00 (R)  $6.00 (NR)
           13+, $8.00 (R)  $10.00 (NR)

Calling all amateur paleontologists!  Come dig up some Middletown history at Poricy Brook Fossil Beds.  Expect to find marine fossils from the Cretaceous period, 65-72 million years ago.  Meet at the Poricy Park Nature Center for a short orientation before travelling to the fossil beds.  An experienced guide will provide you with a trowel and sifter, as well as help you identify your treasures.  Please wear rubber boots or old sneakers as your feet will get wet.  Sandals, flip-flops, and other slip-on footwear are prohibited.  Ages 5+, all children must be accompanied by and adult.