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A Weekend in Old Monmouth

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 10:00am-5:00pm CANCELLED 
Sunday, May 3, 2020  | 12:00pm-5:00pm CANCELLED 
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank

A Weekend in Old Monmouth is an annual two-day event when 50 of the Monmouth County history sites open their doors to visitors and waive their admission fees. A Weekend in Old Monmouth is a self-guided tour, there is a printable tour booklet as well as an interactive tour map available online.

This event is run by the Monmouth County Historical Commission, and the Murray Farmhouse and Barn are one of the many stops that will be open. For more information, visit the Commission's website at: 

Community Science at Poricy Park

Saturday, May 16, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm CANCELLED 
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
Ages:5-12, $3.00 (R), $4.00(NR)
Pre-registration required

Topic: Netting in the Pond
Find whats at the bottom of the Murray Pond. Look for frogs, turtles, and snakes. Use our nets to catch tadpoles, fish, insect larve, snails, and other critters. Dress to get muddy!

*All children must be accompanied with an adult throughout the whole program.

Town Wide Garage Sale

Saturday, May 16 & 17, 2020 | 8:30am - 4:00pm CANCELLED 
Middletown Township
Pre-registration required

Sign up to be on the township map. This map will include your address and any featured items. Don't worry if your home isn't on a main street, the map allows buyers to hit all the houses they want in Middletown! The map also helps buyers look for specific items. 

2019 Town Wide Garage Sale Map
*Please check back closer to May 16th for an updated map!

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 25, 2020 | 10:00am  POSTPONED 

Parade begins at Bayshore Middle School. The route is as follows: Leonardvile Road to Appleton Avenue to Center Avenue to Brevent Avenue; turn right onto Highland Avenue, then left on Leonard Avenue and right on Viola Avenue to the American Legion Post home on Route 36. Parade ends at approximately 11:30am.

Community Fossil Hunt

Sunday, May 31, 2020 | 11:00am-1:00pm CANCELLED 
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Rd, Red Bank
Ages: 5-12,$5.00 (R)  $6.00
          13+, $8.00 (R)  $10.00 (NR)
Pre-registration is necessary in order to run program.

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.  All children must be accompanied by and adult.