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A Weekend in Old Monmouth

Saturday, May 6 - 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, May 7 - 12:00pm-5:00pm
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank

The Murray Farmhouse & Barn will be open to the public!
For information on other historic sites that will be open please click here!

Farmers & Makers Market

Saturday, May 13, 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, May 13, 2017 - 10:00am
Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, Middletown

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. 

Community Science at Poricy Park

Saturday, May 20 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

Pond Netting
Find what’s at the bottom of the Murray Pond. Look for frogs, turtles, and snakes. Use our nets to catch tadpoles, fish, insect larvae, snails, and other critters. Dress to get muddy!

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 10:00am

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 28, 2017 - 11:00am-1:00pm
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)

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.